Fiber optic and twisted pair copper network cabling have been the choice of network architects and IT professionals for decades. The distributed antenna solution ecosystem is no exception having made the move to fiber to feed radio remotes. It’s clearly a trend that shows no signs of changing.So what about COAX? Yes, it is the RF work-horse for most DAS networks, but moving forward does it make sense in the MIDDLEPRISE? Facing the Let's face the facts. Coax is not the choice of enterprise IT groups or commercial building infrastructure designers. It’s not the easiest to install, it’s heavy, requires splitters, couplers, attenuators, and of course there is passive intermodulation or PIM. And I can’t imagine IT is going to want to add PIM troubleshooting to their resume.
The MIDDLEPRISE is a Small Cable World. IT professionals are well versed in structured cabling practice and standards. DAS as we know it today will advance to incorporate more small cable infrastructures into the architecture and will reduce the amount of coax required. For the MIDDLEPRISE that will mean zero COAX installs however, I believe that merging the two infrastructures, small cable and coax, onto a single solution platform is also key to providing MIDDLEPRISE economic efficiency with unlimited venue scalability.
So, where does that leave the MIDDLEPRISE? It's simple, Think Small Cable.