Repeaters, or wireless relay stations as termed by ETSI, allow the coverage and / or range of a base station to be extended, without the need to install additional wired base stations. Deployment of repeaters can also allow traffic in high usage areas to be ported across to bases stations, allowing a flexing of capacity. The technology is reasonably straight forward but sales volumes are small compared to the mass markets for cordless telephones. Thus, at the start of 1999, these products are primarily being supplied by small players who have chosen to focus on these as niche markets, rather than by the major players.
Two types of DECT repeater have been standardised by ETSI:
* The REP - Repeater Part - this requires a change in the frame structure in the base station. It results in minimum audio delay but degrades overall system capacity
* The CRFP - Cordless Radio Fixed Part - with this implementation the frame structure in the handset and basestation remain unchanged. It results in additional audio delay and requires special handling of encryption, but has good system traffic capacity.
RTX DECT Product Line - Quickest path to include DECT repeaters to your
DECT Indoor Repeaters - up to 1½km range
Mechanical - The common PCB mechanics measures only 82mm x 47.5mm and is housed in a discrete plastic housing measuring only 150mm x 80mm x 35mm.
DECT Outdoor Repeater - up to 15km range
Technical Specifications- Standards for indoor Repeaters
The DECT Repeater is designed in accordance with the Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications (DECT) standard. The DECT Repeater is compliant with: CTR6, TBR22 (Generic Access Profile, GAP) specifications, ETSI Wireless Relay Station Specification ETS 300 700. (Type approval testing reports are available on request)
Matchless automatic registration method - just like plug-and-play RTX has developed a new, matchless automatic registration method. The repeater thus automatically seeks and acquires the DECT/GAP base station that emits the most powerful signal. For the end user, this means that the repeater installation has been simplified to plug-and-play. This is however an option.
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