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WiFi RADIO SHROUDS

WiFi RADIO SHROUDS

In addition to concealments for small cell and oDAS radios, ConcealFab has experience designing and deploying solutions for WiFi applications.  Since WiFi access points typically have antennas integrated with the radio, enclosures must be manufactured using materials with low RF loss in the 2.5 GHz and 5.8 GHz frequency bands.  ConcealFab’s concealment materials have been tested up to 100 GHz and exhibit exceptional performance well into the mmW frequency bands.

A particularly challenging deployment entailed concealing two Ruckus WiFi access points on street lights on Boston’s historic Newbury Street.  Given the high-profile nature of this deployment, multiple city agencies had to sign off on the aesthetics to sanction the deployment.  The existing infrastructure consisted of hexagonal concrete light poles.  ConcealFab replaced these poles with hexagonal steel poles coated to mimic concrete. ConcealFab also applied concrete texture to the hexagonal radio concealment shrouds.  This design not only met the aesthetic requirements of the stakeholders but also met the requirements for RF transparency, structural integrity, lighting and thermal compliance.

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