ConcealFab manufactures a wide variety of mounting solutions for the quasi-omni “cantennas” commonly deployed at multi-band small cell and oDAS sites. Mounting kits with optional cable concealment shrouds are available to securely attach these larger wind load antennas to existing wood, metal or concrete poles as well as to other structures. ConcealFab’s “cantenna sleeve” design enables each mount to support a variety of antenna models, eliminating the need for a different mounting kit for each brand of antenna.
RADIO AND ANTENNA SHROUDS
Radio shrouds provide a convenient and functional method for mounting the radio equipment and supporting components at cell sites. These shrouds not only improve the appearance of the site but also protect the equipment and sensitive connections from vandalism.
INTEGRATED RADIO POLES
ConcealFab’s line of Integrated Radio Poles combine all the equipment required at small cell / oDAS nodes into a single, aesthetically-pleasing design. Antennas, RF cabling, radios, power meter, power disconnect and even battery back-up can be incorporated inside a single structure providing wireless coverage and capacity with the lowest possible visual impact on the community. ConcealFab works directly with the major radio equipment OEMs to verify that appropriate air flow is provided to cool the electronics inside the pole. In addition, our solutions incorporate patented noise suppression technology to reduce fan noise, when required, for quiet operation in neighborhood environments.
Concealing antennas in stadiums, airports, hotels, and other public venues is often difficult. ConcealFab has developed a full line of antenna concealments for both outdoor and indoor venues. Custom enclosures that match a particular venue are available to house specific cellular and WiFi antennas. Custom graphics can be applied to any of our Venue Concealment products.
ConcealFab also has experience deploying antenna concealments and Integrated Radio Poles in the parking lots or parking garages that surround the venue.
PASSIVE INTERMODULATION (PIM) SOLUTIONS
In a perfect LTE system, each mobile in a sector would only receive a strong signal from the base station antenna designated to serve that sector. The signal from one sector should be dominant all the way to the edge of coverage, then rapidly decay as the mobile moves across the sector boundary. In the real world, this is very difficult to achieve. In many cases signals from adjacent or even distant sectors can arrive stronger than desired within the coverage area, creating interference and causing unwanted hand-offs. This is particularly challenging in stadium applications which may include more than 50 sectors within a single venue.