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Zinwave to showcase UNItivity, a unified connectivity platform for in-building wireless and IP communications

Zinwave Ltd, global suppliers of wideband distributed antenna systems (DAS) for in-building wireless coverage, will showcase UNItivity, its next-generation unified connectivity platform at the Mobile World Congress, being hosted in Barcelona, 2-5 March.

Based on advanced photonics and wideband amplifier technology, Zinwave’s new unified connectivity solution enables sports stadia and convention centres to run multiple wireless, public safety and IP data services on a single converged infrastructure, resulting in large CAPEX and OPEX savings and delivering the lowest TCO. Zinwave can be found in Hall 7 on booth number #7031MR.

UNItivity integrates Zinwave’s unique wideband distributed antenna system (DAS) technology with IP capabilities to delivery an end-to-end solution for in-building wireless and IP communications. As well as supporting any mix of wireless services between 150MHz – 2700MHz, regardless of protocol or modulation scheme on a one-layer network, it also provides integrated support for a range of IP services including IP cameras, VoIP, RFID, femtocells, Wi-Fi and location based services, being increasingly deployed in large stadia to improve business services for onsite concessionaires.

UNItivity is modular, flexible and scalable, so users can add new services to existing installations without needing any hardware replacements or cabling refits. Its core DAS components comprise a compact, lightweight hub and an enhanced remote unit with integrated PSU, increased MTBF and an extended operating temperature range. Its supplementary components include an active Point of Interface (POI), simplifying connectivity to base stations, an integrated media unit, and comprehensive site controller software.

UNItivity’s active POI, UNIconnect, simplifies and improves connection reliability to base stations by removing the need for a custom-built multi-component interface for each implementation. Its site controller software (UNIcommand), improves system management processes by providing a single aggregation point for monitoring, configuring and alarming all Zinwave hardware deployed within a stadium. Its integrated media unit, UNImedia, facilitates the interconnection of IP driven applications alongside Zinwave’s DAS technology to deliver a fully integrated Power over Ethernet (PoE) compliant solution that is cost effective, reliable and fast to deploy.

Colin Abrey, Chief Marketing Officer at Zinwave, said:

Smartphone usage during a live event has become an integral part of the overall stadium experience for fans. Wireless networks are not only supporting live video streaming or social media activity on game days, they are increasingly facilitating IP data services. We are the only company that manufactures a truly wideband DAS and the launch of UNItivity means that stadium owners can optimize their investment by providing integrated support for IP data services on a one layer fibre network.

UNItivity will be available for global release in Q2 2015.

About Zinwave

Zinwave is a global provider of in building coverage solutions for in building wireless and IP communications with offices in the US, UK, Asia and Australia.

Zinwave’s RF planning, programme management and execution teams are highly skilled, with extensive experience in all areas of wireless communications and international telecoms. Sales activities are global and the company has established relationships with all major operators and system integrators.

Zinwave is a subsidiary of McWane Inc., a privately held US manufacturing company and owners of a global group of wireless technology companies.

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