Tessco Wireless Journal April May 2014 Page 4 TESCO Wireless Journal April/May 2014

Product information and performance claims are provided by manufacturers. 4 Product information and performance claims are provided by manufacturers. 4 Product information and performance claims are provided by manufacturers. 4 SYSTEMS & APPLICATIONS April / May 2014 Deployment Details The deployment was a two-phase opera- tion. In Phase I, TE would cover 600,000 square feet of meeting rooms, public areas, and underground "back-of-the- house" areas on the first five levels of the resort's buildings. Once the full impact of the Phase I deployment had been mea- sured, Phase II would add more Fusion equipment along with TE FlexWave Prism outdoor antennas as needed to deliver coverage to the oceanfront guest rooms and pool areas that could not be effectively reached by the macrocell site towers. The Fusion equipment ordered for the Phase I deployment included three Main Hubs, nine Expansion Hubs, and 64 remote antenna units (RAUs). Since the initial operators using the system were AT&T and Verizon Wireless, TE's team was able to pull those signals from the air us- ing roof-mounted donor antennas, which fed the signals via cable to amplifiers and the Fusion Main Hubs located in the equipment room on the ground floor of the Versailles building. By the time the equipment was being readied for shipment, however, the hotel faced a major challenge. "We had a large group that had booked the entire hotel for a week, and we were getting a lot of complaints about the lack of cellular service in the public areas," says Chin. "I called our rep at TE and asked if there was anything we could do before the official deployment took place." In response, TE express shipped part of the equipment to Miami and TE's in- stallers deployed it within two days as a test system to address the immediate need. "TE really went above and beyond the call of duty for us," says Chin, "and even the temporary system eliminated our complaints. The permanent Phase I deployment took place over a period of 10 days, and it solved most of the coverage issues. "I haven't gotten a single email or message about coverage since it went in," says Chin. Currently, the hotel provides service through the TE system to AT&T and Verizon Wireless subscribers, and it is in discussions with Sprint and T-Mobile to add their signals to the system. Fortunately, the Fusion system makes it easy to ex- pand the number of service providers on the system with minimal changes. But for David Chin, the best part of the TE sys- tem is already in place. "It has eliminated emails and phone calls to me about the problems, and as we book large groups in the future, we'll be able to provide out- standing service in every area." Visit www.tessco.com/go/teconnectivity to learn more. TE Delivers Five-Star Wireless to Fontainebleau Miami Beach (continued from page 1) Complimentary Webinar Cellular Signal Boosters - Past, Present and Future Learn about the latest and expected future trends of cellular booster technology in a complimentary Webinar presented by SureCall - now available at www.tessco.com/go/surecall. SureCall, formerly Cellphone-Mate, has been specializing in the design and manufac- turing of consumer signal boosters since 2001 and currently offers two FCC-certified consumer signal boosters (vehicle and home/of- fice) and has several models undergoing the certification process. See page 10 or visit www.tessco.com/go/surecall to learn more. New FCC Rules for Cellular Signal Boosters Take Hold The new FCC rules for cellular signal boosters are intended to enhance wireless coverage for consumers and businesses by broadening the availability of signal boosters while ensuring that these boosters do not adversely af- fect the existing cellular networks. Effective March 1, 2014 for industrial and Part 90 signal boosters and April 30, 2014 for consumer signal boosters, the rules require signal booster owners to obtain wireless service provider consent to operate the device, and register the device with their serving wireless service provider prior to operation. Operators must register Part 90 Class B signal boosters online at www.fcc.gov/signal-boosters/ registration. We can expect these performance features from new signal boosters: ~ AWS (1700/2100 MHz) limited to 72 dB max ~ PCS (1900 MHz) limited to 71 dB max ~ Cellular (800 MHz) limited to 65 dB max ~ LTE (700 MHz) limited to 64 dB max range of booster to 30 miles from tower (AGC), Oscillation Detection, Auto Shutdown not in use, saving energy decreases potential of leakage into other bands, such as Public Safety frequencies C L I E N T As a spectacular blend of Golden Era glamour and modern luxury, Fontainebleau Miami Beach is a revered landmark and symbol of style and sophistication since its opening in 1954 - boasting 1,504 guestrooms and suites, 12 restaurants and lounges, 40,000-square-foot spa, and expansive oceanfront pool-scape. C H A L L E N G E S Poor cellular coverage marred re-opening of major luxury resort hotel Hotel guests required a solution to support all the major wireless service providers Deployment of a solution had to be fast and unobtrusive SOLUTIONS InterReach Fusion system covered 600,000 square feet of public areas and meeting rooms Multi-carrier Fusion system can support all four major carriers in Miami area Temporary deployment took only two days; permanent deployment took only 10 days " We had a large group that had booked the entire hotel for a week, and we were getting a lot of complaints about the lack of cellular service in the public areas...'' >> TESSCO carries a full line of consumer and industrial signal boosters from industry-leading manufacturers and has experts available to guide you through these rules that affect the operation, purchase, and sale of your wireless signal boosters. Visit www.tessco.com/go/das for help with the compliance process.

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