Published on February 22nd, 2016 | by Max Argent0
RADWIN unveils drone with smart Beam-Forming antenna, set to revolutionize small cell site surveys
RADWIN has announced a breakthrough patent-pending Drone with Smart Beam-Forming antenna, that is set to simplify small cell deployments. The drone is designed to reduce deployment time and costs and to provide assistance in locations where access to a site is difficult.
RADWIN offers comprehensive Site Survey Tools to its global small cells customer base. These tools allow carriers to rapidly qualify small cell sites and assess their viability to support NLOS backhaul. There are, however, instances where access to a site is problematic (e.g. when a site is on a rooftop or hard-to-reach street furniture) and highly time-consuming. Now, with the latest addition of a drone that is fully equipped with RADWIN’s Site Survey Tools and utilizing RADWIN’s unique Smart Beam-Forming antenna – the drone can be navigated to reach a potential site at various heights. The RADWIN-based drone scans potential connectivity in 360 degrees coverage in mere seconds while taking into account all parameters to assure accurate site qualification.
RADWIN’s manifesto is to continuously deliver innovative solutions that allow mobile operators to significantly reduce their TCO and simplify operations.” said Sharon Sher, RADWIN’s President and CEO. “With the RADWIN Drone which comes fully equipped with Site Survey Tools and Smart Beam-Forming antenna, we are bringing to market a truly revolutionary concept. This solution enables carriers to optimize small cell backhaul placement and slash deployment time and costs. We are set to work with our valued partners and leading Tier-1 customers to integrate the RADWIN Drone into the practices applied by carriers for small cell deployments.
Drones are becoming more prominent and their applications wider reaching. Manufacturers such as DJI provide a number of different drone solutions.
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