Connected Real Estate Magazine - Vol 1 Issue 2 - 16
Whoop's 10-4 SCI is a one of a kind product squarely aimed at
providing affordable, compact, easy-to-install coverage and
capacity to mid-size commercial buildings with the least amount of
carrier involvement resulting in the shortest time to completion.
for multiple-carrier signal sources.
However, in most cases, the front-end
still feeds the same, highly technical,
expensive DAS. There is little decrease
in size, cost, or complexity.
WHOOP WIRELESS HAS A
DIFFERENT AND BETTER
Whoop Wireless has taken a completely different approach. Whoop's
10-4 Small Cell Interface (SCI) drives
an active DAS called a Multi-Sector
Amplifier Array. The unaltered, low
power cellular signal coming from the
multiple small cells is fed via inexpensive RG-11 TV cable to the DAS
where it is amplified by a separate micro amplifier at each antenna location.
This produces a reliable, strong, and
uniform cellular signal throughout the
structure. This unique configuration
enables enterprise venues to distribute
coverage and capacity through multiple
femtocell or small cell signals covering
an area 10 times larger than the area a
typical femtocell can cover alone.
Additionally, Whoop Wireless' SCI
permits small cells to be used exclusively, or in conjunction with, overthe-air channelized repeaters, which
is highly useful and completely unique
to Whoop. The SCI supports up to ten
signal inputs (femtocells, small cells,
over-the-air repeaters) and covers an
area up to 250K square feet which can
be divided into up to four coverage
zones. Two SCI's can serve up to 500K
square feet. Whoop Wireless' SCI input ports and graphical user interface
(GUI) enable signal source capacity
to be mapped to the specific coverage
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zones, based on enterprise capacity requirements and available signal source
capacity in much the same way as the
newest, expensive systems used in million square foot venues.
Whoop's innovative approach significantly lessens the inherent complexity
that has plagued installers of small cells
for BYOD projects. Whoop's 10-4
SCI is a one of a kind product squarely
aimed at providing affordable, compact,
easy-to-install coverage and capacity to
mid-size commercial buildings with
the least amount of carrier involvement resulting in the shortest time to
completion. Whoop creates a big winwin all the way around for enterprise
building owners and mobile operators.
Whoop's new offering is an ideal
middleprise DAS/small cell hybrid
solution for BYOD applications.