In-Building Power Solutions Report
There are as many in-building wireless systems as there are buildings, and each must be carefully planned. There are many factors to consider when designing such systems. Examples include the architecture of a distributed antenna system, whether passive, active, or hybrid; the types, numbers, and locations of radio units and antennas; the types of interference that must be guarded against; and the wireless standards and frequencies that must be supported, to name a few. But no matter the size or environment of an in-building wireless deployment, there is one aspect of wireless infrastructure that is so fundamental it can’t be ignored: power.
For active in-building wireless deployments striving for next-gen capabilities, power is the Achilles heel of the system. The goal of more data and faster speeds over longer distances means more power is essential, but delivering this power properly can be difficult. The conduits used in current in-building wireless systems are meant for data, power, or both, but none of the conventional cables are optimized for the latest generation of wireless standards, let alone future generations. Furthermore, it’s important to ensure that the source of that power is reliable, safe, and efficient.
In this report, we’ll examine why current power solutions aren’t always sufficient for next-gen in-building wireless deployments, and then we’ll take a look at a few up-and-coming solutions that will be key to unlocking the value of leading edge wireless applications.
Wirewerks solutions available at Gap Wireless
Wirewerks develops and manufactures advanced optical fiber and copper structured cabling systems that provide the crucial physical layer foundation for our customers’ mission-critical ICT networks. Wirewerks solutions are engineered to satisfy our customers’ ever-increasing needs for more network bandwidth, greater throughput, faster data rates, and greater reliability.
VoltServer solutions available at Gap Wireless
VoltServer is the first company to commercialize the distribution of electricity in a natively digital format. VoltServer is a venture-backed technology leader reinventing how electrical energy is distributed. Patented and proven Digital Electricity™ is an innovative method for distributing power with the high power aspects of AC and the safety and simplicity of Power over Ethernet (PoE).
UNIPOWER solutions available at Gap Wireless
UNIPOWER provides reliable power electronics, energy conversion systems, and power supplies, including a complete line of high-efficiency rectifiers, inverters, and DC power systems for mission-critical applications. UNIPOWER has over 25 years of experience designing and manufacturing power solutions for applications in telecom, cable, power utilities, energy, and municipal markets.