New Enclosure Protects DAS Remote Units From Dust, Water, Accidental Contact, Ensures Seamless Operation During Emergencies
San Jose, CA – April 5, 2016 – Zinwave, a global provider of wideband distributed network solutions for in-building wireless, today announced a new National Electrical Manufacturers Assocation (NEMA) 4/IP 66-rated enclosure for its wideband DAS Remote Units, making Zinwave UNItivity DAS solutions compliant with public safety wireless system regulations. The new enclosure is National Fire Protection Act (NFPA) compliant, and protects against falling dirt, rain, sleet, snow, windblown dust, splashing water, and hose-directed water common in firefighting operations. As such, the NEMA 4/IP 66 enclosure ensures compliance with NFPA and IFC Code requirements.
Most public and government buildings require NFPA-compliant, NEMA 4/IP 66 rated enclosures for DAS remote units. The new Zinwave enclosure provides this assurance and comes with banding options for various band combinations including 150/450/700 and 800 MHz radio use. It includes an integrated fiber splice tray, two NEMA 4-rated pass-through fiber and alarming ports, an optional integrated power supply, and optional 12- or 24-hour battery backup.
Zinwave has extensive experience with public safety wireless systems in universities and government agencies, and its wideband wireless access system is the only solution on the market that can support the new 700 MHz public safety frequency without hardware modifications. This ensures investment protection for enterprises and government agencies that deploy the UNItivity solution to meet public safety requirements.
“Radio communications is a crucial lifeline for first responders in emergency situations, and these responders need radio access systems they can rely on 100 percent,” said John Spindler, vice president of marketing at Zinwave. “Our NEMA 4 enclosure ensures that our wideband DAS systems comply with all fire and building codes and can deliver outstanding performance in any emergency.”
Zinwave’s UNItivity platform is the only truly future-proof, universal wireless access solution on the market. UNItivity’s unique wideband architecture breaks the cycle of endless DAS upgrades because it supports any frequency from 150 MHz to 2700 MHz, accommodating current and future wireless services without hardware upgrades. In addition, UNItivity’s streamlined, all-fiber architecture makes it more reliable and much easier to install than traditional DAS solutions. Zinwave has a global customer base and is a subsidiary of McWane Inc. (www.mcwane.com), a privately held US manufacturing company and owners of a global group of wireless technology companies. For more information about Zinwave, please visit www.zinwave.com.
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About McWane Inc.
McWane, Inc. is a family business based in Birmingham, Alabama, with companies across the United States and the world. At the McWane Family of Companies, we cast ductile iron products–including pipe, valves, hydrants, fittings, and plumbing products–manufacture fire extinguishers, fire suppression systems, steel pressure vessels, build network switches and monitoring equipment. We continue to be the leader in delivering clean, safe drinking water around the world while focusing on the safe, environmentally-friendly manufacturing of our products. The company employs more than 6,200 workers and has a longstanding commitment of support to those communities where our employees live and work. For more information, please visit www.mcwane.com.