Upgraded Model Offers Increased Range, Optical Extension and More
KIRKLAND, Wash. & BARCELONA, Spain, February 16, 2023--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pivotal Commware, global leader in 5G mmWave infrastructure products for the wireless edge, introduces its next generation Pivot 5G network repeater with more than four times the power for increased range, optical extension, and other key improvements. Outdoor Drop Cable
The second-generation Pivot features a narrower beamwidth on the Donor unit and combines that with increased gain and a 7dB power boost to the Service Unit. The result is a system that can deliver Gigabit service 50% farther from the gNB, at least 3,000 feet. These enhanced capabilities allow mobile network operators (MNOs) to expand the service area while greatly mitigating the impact of foliage.
With the optical interface kit, Pivot’s range and utility can be significantly extended. This feature allows a Pivot’s donor unit to serve up to four service units via fiber optic cable. For outdoor installations, this can alleviate the need for line of sight for each location and facilitate robust deployments with fewer systems. Fiber optics also facilitates outdoor-to-indoor installations and large indoor venues like stadiums and other locations traditionally satisfied with DAS.
"The new Pivot provides ultra-low latency allowing a transparent integration into the network. Its low total power consumption helps streamline permitting operations. But it has more RF power, versatility, and intelligence," said Steve Ostroff, Technical Product Manager. "Our newest Pivot also offers enhanced network health monitoring, and a tighter beam profile to the gNB, reducing potential network interference."
The new Pivot is also simpler and faster to install. The new design features fewer cables and tool-free installation at the pole.
"The market spoke, and we listened," said Brian Deutsch, Pivotal Commware CEO. "By extending the range and capability of the Pivot 5G network repeater, Pivotal enhances its leadership in delivering the mmWave wireless edge."
Pivotal Commware will showcase its next generation Pivot 5G repeater at 2023 Mobile World Congress Barcelona in Hall 2, Stand 2D15, from February 27 to March 2.
Pivotal Commware created the world’s first product ecosystem dedicated to solving millimeter wave’s most vexing challenges: WaveScape® network planning tool for optimizing the placement of network elements, Pivot 5G network repeaters for navigating signals around obstacles, Echo 5G subscriber repeaters for penetrating signals indoors through window glass, and Intelligent Beam Management System platform for managing and optimizing the repeater network. Pivotal repeaters use its patented antenna technology, Holographic Beam Forming® for lowest cost, size, weight, and power consumption (C-SWaP). Pivotal Turnkey is an end-to-end solution for planning and deploying fixed wireless access (FWA) for Mobile Network Operators. The company is privately held and headquartered in Kirkland, Washington. For more information, visit www.pivotalcommware.com.
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