RFS Expands FTTA Portfolio with New HCS Hybrid Connector

first_imgRadio Frequency Systems (RFS) has introduced the industry’s first Hybrid Connector System (HCS) for Fiber-to-the-Antenna (FTTA) applications, expanding its portfolio of connector options to suit any site architecture. The new product offers the ultimate plug-and-play solution for FTTA deployments by combining fiber optic and power leads within the same robust, outdoor-rated enclosure to enable a faster, more reliable deployment.Designed for use with RFS’ HYBRIFLEX® hybrid cables, the HCS offers a plug-and-play “coax-like” solution for FTTA similar to what a traditional coaxial cable solution does for RF systems, and is the only hybrid connector on the market, combining DC power and fiber optics in one connector. Traditional solutions have the DC going straight to the RRH and the fiber breakout being handled separately at the top of the tower. With the HCS only one connection point is needed between the riser cable the jumper cable, both featuring an HCS interface. This single connection point reduces installation time and expense, and drastically reduces the chances of fiber contamination in the field from dirt and other outside elements, offering a very reliable solution. The use of HCS greatly increases the system reliability, since the contents (fiber and DC) are protected by RFS’ robust aluminum armor that goes straight into the back of the HCS, thus eliminating chances of damage at the top of the tower – a recurring (and expensive) issue with FTTA deployments.RFS’ new HCS hybrid connector is a cost-effective, reliable solution designed for sites using hybrid cables. This new product addition makes RFS a one-stop-shop for the complete set of connector solutions, including ODVA, MPO, among other types, for any site configuration.last_img

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