The devices offer partners and installers a new level of fiber flexibility to tackle coverage issues in enterprise and remote locations by extending Cel-Fi QUATRA’s industry-leading performance across long distances
Nextivity announced today that its Cel-Fi QUATRA Fiber Range Extenders (QFREs) have won a 2022 Commercial Integrator BEST Award, taking the top spot in the Building Enhancements/Cell Signal Booster category. Compatible with all Cel-Fi QUATRA active DAS hybrid in-building enterprise cellular systems, Cel-Fi QFREs provide a cost-effective fiber alternative for installations with large coverage areas. The devices offer added flexibility for Cel-Fi QUATRA installations by increasing the distance between Network Units (NUs) and Coverage Units (CUs) up to 1.24 miles (2 kilometers).
Cel-Fi QFREs are ideal for tall structures, campuses, and multi-building installations that rely on long fiber runs. The devices significantly enhance the configuration possibilities of Cel-Fi QUATRA systems by extending its reach through optical fiber without any signal loss. They also allow for the use of copper cable to power Coverage Units remotely. In addition, Cel-Fi QUATRA Fiber Range Extenders are designed and approved to support all major carrier networks around the world.
“Based on feedback from our valued partners, increased fiber connectivity and expanded reach for Cel-Fi QUATRA systems have been among their biggest needs. So, we designed Cel-Fi QUATRA Fiber Range Extenders to help partners bring our industry-leading signal gain to the largest installations,” says Stephen Kowal, CCO of Nextivity. “These devices offer partners and installers a new level of flexibility to tackle coverage issues in enterprise and remote locations with the same cellular performance that Cel-Fi QUATRA solutions provide. We are thrilled to be recognized for addressing our partners’ needs through innovation with this Commercial Integrator BEST award.”
Cel-Fi QUATRA Fiber Range Extenders are available in two kit variations—one for Cel-Fi QUATRA 1000/2000 systems and another for Cel-Fi QUATRA 4000. In addition to supporting different fiber configurations, including single mode and multi-mode, the QFREs connect to the NUs and CUs via category cabling and provide multiple power options. In addition to providing dependable cellular connectivity across long distances, QFREs can be installed alongside a QUATRA system within weeks, as opposed to months with other solutions.
About the Commercial Integrator BEST Awards
The Commercial Integrator BEST Awards recognize outstanding new products, solutions, and services that can affect commercial integrators’ businesses. Criteria for winning products include innovation, functionality, competitive advantages and benefits to the installer. The BEST Award winners were chosen by a panel of industry experts, integrators and the editors of Commercial Integrator. More information can be found at: https://www.commercialintegrator.com/