An “all-in-one” intelligent point of interface from CommScope offers a smarter way to bridge the connection between base transceiver stations (BTS) and the distributed antenna systems (DASs) that enable wireless connectivity in buildings and large venues. CommScope’s new i-POI lends insight into BTS conditioning, helps gain control over passive intermodulation (PIM), provides power control for multi-operator deployment and blends all of these capabilities into a single, compact module.
“Wireless operators, system integrators and facility owners commonly face issues when planning a DAS deployment or upgrading an existing system. Their most pressing concerns surround the lack of visibility into the BTS conditioning process, drops in data throughput due to PIM and space constraints. i-POI meets these challenges head on – whether in the current CommScope Intelligent Optical Network (ION) environments or a third-party DAS infrastructure,” said Matt Melester, Senior Vice-President & General Manager, Distributed Coverage and Capacity Solutions, CommScope.
i-POI delivers local and remote monitoring capabilities for setting, controlling, and alarming input and output power levels. Also compared to conventional footprints, i-POI’s sleek, smaller form reduces space requirements by up to 75 per cent.