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Radio Frequency components used in the Wi-Fi hotspot on the Fan Mile in Berlin

September saw the start of the pilot phase of a public gigabit Wi-Fi access point on the famous Fan Mile in Berlin, Germany. HUBER+SUHNER is providing Wi-Fi antennas and coaxial cables, thus playing its part in enabling users in the area to surf, chat and stream for free for 30 minutes.

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InnoTrans 2018
InnoTrans 2018

InnoTrans is the leading international trade fair for transport technology and takes places every two years in Berlin.
A unique feature of InnoTrans is its outdoor and track display area, where everything from tank wagons to high-speed trains are displayed on 3 500 metres of track.

18/9/2018 - 21/9/2018
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WLAN

WLAN
A dedicated Wi-Fi network is built along tracks to provide reliable broadband wireless networks between trains, stations and along the trackside. This ensures a robust broadband connection to the train.

Components on board
The Wi-Fi signal is converted from the roof-top antenna using a communication gateway and distributed in the form of an Ethernet signal, for example to the various Wi-Fi access points in the train.

Solution
  • Roof-top antennas
  • Flexible jumper cables
  • Low-loss feeder cables
Technical approaches to increasing the data rate:
  1. Use of MIMO (Multiple Input Multiple Output) technology
  2. Communication using various frequency ranges:
  • Wi-Fi: 2.4 and 5 GHz
  • WiMAX: 2.6 GHz
  • Other ISM bands
  • Other local frequency ranges
Use of MIMO technology Directional versus omni-directional antenna Use of SPOT antennas at the front of the vehicle


Trackside components
HUBER+SUHNER supplies all the passive components
required to establish the trackside Wi-Fi network:
  • Antennas
  • Radio frequency cables
  • Power splitters
  • Earthing clamps
  • Lightning protectors
  • Fiber optic cable systems
  • Fiber management

Recommended Products

Antennas for Connected Mobility

HUBER+SUHNER develops and produces robust, small form factor antennas for various industrial applications.

SENCITY® Rail

SENCITY® Rail

Omni-directional railway roof-top antenna family for all types of trains. Designed to meet the special requirements of railway applications including high current and high voltage protection.

SENCITY® Rail Excel

SENCITY® Rail Excel

Directional railway roof-top antenna family for all types of trains. Designed to meet the special requirements of railway applications including high current and high voltage protection.

SENCITY Spot-L

SENCITY Spot-L

Directional high gain WLAN / WiFi / ISM band antenna for indoor and outdoor applications.

The SENCITY Spot-L WiFi antenna is a high gain directional WiFi antenna for outdoor applications.

Features:

  • Robust, high performing WiFi antenna
  • Supports WiFi according to IEE 802.11 b/g, 802.11 a/h or 802.11 n
  • UL94-HB flammability rating
  • IP rating: IP 67

SENCITY Spot-M

SENCITY Spot-M

Directional high gain WLAN / WiFi / ISM band antenna for indoor and outdoor applications.

The SENCITY Spot-M antenna is a medium gain and linear polarised directional WiFi-antenna for outdoor applications.

Features:

  • Robust, high performing WiFi antenna
  • Supports WiFi according to IEEE 802.11 b/g or 802.11 a/h
  • UL 94-HB flammability rating
  • IP rating: IP67

SENCITY Spot-S

SENCITY Spot-S

Small, directional medium gain WLAN / WiFi / ISM / DECT / cellular band antenna. Variants available optimised for harsh industrial, railway or indoor environment.

Both, vertical-polarised and dual-slant versions are available. Basically the design is ready to support N, TNC, SMA, QN and QMA interfaces either in the 2.4 GHz or in the 5 GHz frequency-band.

Features:

  • Supports WiFi according to IEEE 802.11 b/g/n WiFi band 2.4-2.485 GHz
  • Railway rolling stock: Approved according to EN 50155 (2007)  and EN 45545-2 (2012)
  • Railway and telecommunications on track-side: EN 50125-3 (2003)
  • IP ranking IP 66 and IP 67

SENCITY Spot-M Yagi

SENCITY Spot-M Yagi

Directional high gain WLAN / WiFi antenna for railway trackside and tunnel applications.

This linear-polarised and directional WiFi antenna was specially developed for the market and application-specific requirements of CBTC (Communication-Based Train Control) systems, especially for installation in tunnels and along tracks.

Key features

  • Linear-polarised, directional Yagi antenna with 14 dBi gain
  • Extremely robust and compact design
  • The enclosed bracket allows installation on walls and masts, bracket included

Standards

  • Supports WiFi as per IEEE 802.11 b/g 14 dBi high gain version
  • Meets railway-specific environmental requirements as per EN 50125-3
  • Meets railway-specific fire protection requirements as per EN 45545-2

FO cable systems

Pre-assembled, ready to connect: Assemblies and cable systems from HUBER+SUHNER guarantee the rapid and safe installation of reliable connections - even in the field. These solutions are used for a range of different indoor and outdoor applications.

MASTERLINE Classic (MLC)

MASTERLINE Classic (MLC)

Multi-riser cable with distribution box


MASTERLINE Classic uses separate multi-fiber and multi-conductor copper riser cables that are connected to mast mounted FTTA/PTTA distribution boxes which are then linked to the RRHs with short jumper cables. Traditionally multi-riser cables with distribution boxes have been the preferred solution for multi-RRH installations, however with the increasing number of remote radios per site mast space limitations and wind loading have become critical issues to operators.
Moreover some operators can incur extra leasing costs for every box placed on the mast, thus distribution box based systems are gradually being superseded by box-less solutions like MASTERLINE Extreme (see  page 42). In general, the installation method with boxes is cost effective and offers installation flexibility but it does require handling and connecting of indoor LC connectors at the mast-top distribution box. Many operators want to avoid the risk of opening and maintaining mast-top boxes by non-trained or non-authorised persons.

MASTERLINE Extreme

MASTERLINE Extreme

Multi-riser cable with compact divider

MASTERLINE Extreme with Q-ODC-2 connectors is an efficient solution in terms of ease of installation, cost and required space on the mast. The compact divider minimises the wind-load and can be fed through small holes (80 mm diameter). The ruggedised push-pull connector Q-ODC allows the installer to connect the RRH jumper cables with a single "click", making it a genuine "plug & play" cabling system. MLE with Q-ODC is available to support up to 12 remote radios.
MASTERLINE Extreme with one Q-ODC-12 connector allows the installer to connect 6 RRH jumper cables with a single "click" and can even be installed through holes with a diameter of 20 mm. The Q-ODC-12 connector has the highest fiber density, based on the proven QN push-pull mating system and can connect 12 fibers in one mating step.
MASTERLINE Extreme is the preferred choice of network installers who require trouble free, reliable and efficient field deployments. HUBER+SUHNER`s MASTERLINE Extreme product family is unique in the market and provides the best value for money.

MASTERLINE Extreme Hybrid (MLEH)

MASTERLINE Extreme Hybrid (MLEH)

Hybrid-riser cable with compact divider


HUBER+SUHNER’s hybrid cabling system is the most efficient and easiest to install product available on the market. Mobile operators on four continents verified that MASTERLINE Extreme Hybrid can be installed in half of the time of competitive hybrid solutions based on corrugated coax cable designs. The factory-terminated "plug & play" system in combination with a highly flexible and easy-to-route cable makes the HUBER+SUHNER solution the hybrid cable of choice for operators, system vendors and installers alike.
The pre-terminated hybrid cable assembly minimises the quantity of cables running up the mast. The compact divider splits the optical fiber and DC power cable into individual ruggedised outdoor cables which are linked to the RRHs – either directly or via extension jumpers without the need for bulky mast mount distribution boxes. The RRH jumpers allow an adaptation to different RRH interfaces and therefore make the solution independent from the system vendor’s hardware.

MASTERLINE Ultimate (MLU)

MASTERLINE Ultimate (MLU)

Multi-riser cable with compact connector head

MASTERLINE Ultimate is HUBER+SUHNER’s most innovative fiber optic cabling system for remote radio installations. The pre-connectorised factory-sealed fiber optic systems support up to 12 RRHs and connect the remote radios with easy-to-install Q-ODC fiber optic jumpers.

The robust connector head with an integrated pulling eye allows easy cable lifting without the need for hoisting grips. The encapsulated connector head can be directly attached to the mast with a single "click" at a pre-mounted adaptor plate. These unique features make MASTERLINE Ultimate the best-in-class product in terms of ease of mast-top installation, installation robustness and efficiency.

FO cables

HUBER+SUHNER offers a wide range of fiber optical cables, optimised for fix or mobile applications at indoor and outdoor areas. Due to new market demands innovative products are developed and tested in accordance with international standards, which fulfil high mechanical and thermal conditions as well as fire requirements.

Glass-armoured multi-fiber loose tube cables

Glass-armoured multi-fiber loose tube cables

  • For installation directly in the ground and in mechanically unprotected environments
  • Data cable in distribution networks
  • For installation outdoor, in wet cable ducts and pipes
  • Ideal for high safety requirements in case of a fire
  • Fire performance in accordance with IEC 60331-25

LSFH multi-fiber loose tube

LSFH multi-fiber loose tube

  • For outdoor and indoor installations and in mechanically unprotected environments
  • Data cable in distribution networks
  • For installations directly in the ground

LSFH Twintube

LSFH Twintube

  • For installations directly in the ground and in mechanically unprotected environments
  • As data cable in distribution networks
  • For outdoor installation in wet cable ducts and pipes
  • Ideal for applications involving high safety requirements in the event of fire
  • Fire performance in accordance with IEC 60331-25

Vehicle antennas

HUBER+SUHNER is offering various antennas for trains and buses that transmit signals perfectly within the vehicle and along the track.

Radio frequency cables

Some products cannot be allocated in any of the three main lines. They are consolidated in the speciality cable line. It includes special designs like odd impedance, twinax or triax cables. A selection of low-noise coax and triax cables is also available. Cables with special qualification, for instance in accordance with railway norms like EN 45545 or in accordance with UL are also listed in this section.

RF railway cables

RF railway cables

RADOX® RF coax cables are specifically developed for the rail market and are fully compliant with the European rail norm EN45545. Standard RG types can be replaced by RADOX® RF cables from a dimensional point of view while being low smoke and flame resistant due to the RADOX® jacket material. Additional coax railway cables are also available with extra low loss designs.

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HUBER+SUHNER Inc.
Customer Service
Customer Service
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HUBER+SUHNER Inc.
Mr. Brian Jacobs
Regional Sales Director, LF Division
  1-866-482-3778
  1-704-587-1238