Laird has announced its Infrastructure Antenna Solutions were chosen to provide cellphone reception to the upper floors of the Empire State Building in New York City, which recently underwent a major renovation.
Prior to the renovation, cellphone reception above the 25th floor of the 102 story building was disrupted due to the height of the tower as well as the building materials used for its construction.
Laird Antennas were chosen to build a wireless network inside the structure and allow tenants on every floor to use their cellphones.
"Multi-port functionality means fewer antennas per floor which lowers the initial investment and installation costs for building owners," explains Monty Rohde, Laird’s Senior Vice President of Infrastructure Antenna Solutions." Antennas do the job of two because of their ability to transmit and receive cellular and data signals at the same time from a single, low-profile design."
“We are very proud to have our products to help tenants in such a historic landmark. But you have to realize, the EmpireStateBuilding and structures like it present a challenging environment because it was not designed with today’s technology in mind. It was completed more than a dozen years before the first computer was invented and several decades before cell phones. Enabling reliable connectivity in an environment with so much steel, concrete, and so many walls requires the right signal strength and coverage array, which Laird antennas are able to offer.”
More information about Laird’s Infrastructure Antenna Solutions can be online at http://www.lairdtech.com/products.