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Cel-Fi QUATRA 1000

Single-Carrier Hybrid Active DAS for 3G/4G/5G Voice and Data

INTRODUCTION

Spotty cellular coverage, poor voice quality, dropped calls, and dead zones continue to plague employees and visitors in middleprise buildings. To solve that problem, Cel-Fi QUATRA 1000 is an affordable, all-digital active DAS hybrid solution that provides uniform, high-quality cellular signal throughout any building. This industry-leading system is also carrier approved and guaranteed network safe.

Unlike older analog boosters and passive DAS technology, Cel-Fi QUATRA delivers a cellular signal that is up to 1000x stronger. The system utilises Cat5e cabling for RF and Power over Ethernet, with no signal attenuation right to the perimeter of the building. In addition to being the most powerful solution on the market, QUATRA is cost-effective and designed to be installed within days (compared to months typical of other solutions).

Perfect for creating the ideal system, Cel-Fi QUATRA 1000 is scalable to fit buildings of all sizes. Depending on the environment, size, and space, the system utilises one or multiple Network Units (NUs), with each one providing power and distributing signal to up to four Coverage Units (CUs). Together, the NUs and CUs support a single operator.

KEY FEATURES

IntelliBoostTM Chipset

The Nextivity IntelliBoostTM baseband processor is the first six-core processor designed specifically to optimise the indoor transmission and reception of 3G/4G/5G wireless signals. With advanced filtering, equalisation and echo-cancellation techniques, Nextivity has developed an architecture which delivers unprecedented data rates and pervasive 3G/4G/5G connectivity. The IntelliBoostTM processor ensures that Cel-Fi products never negatively impact the macro network while providing maximum coverage.

Up to 100 dB Active DAS Hybrid (1000x Stronger)

Single Carrier Solution

3G / 4G / 5G for Voice and Data

Carrier-Approved and Unconditionally Network Safe

Scalable All-Digital PoE Cat5e Solution for Middleprise

Remote Monitoring and Management via WAVE Platform

CONFIGURATION


 

CEL-FI WAVE COMPATIBILITY

Providing control and optimisation insight, the Cel-Fi WAVE Platform is a cloud-based portal that enables an operator or integrator to remotely monitor equipment and network KPI’s, such as channel configurations, RSRP, RSCP, SINR, and systems gains.

SUPERCELL® CONFIGURATION

A Supercell is comprised of a Cel-Fi QUATRA system connected to a small cell. Multiple Cel-Fi QUATRA systems can be connected to a single small cell, or multiple small cells, to form a coordinated Supercell. A Supercell with Cel-Fi QUATRA is more efficient than multiple small cells, and the CUs of a Cel-Fi QUATRA system connected to a Supercell do not interfere with one another.

NETWORK SAFE

Self-organising edge intelligence ensures that Cel-Fi QUATRA does not interfere with other indoor wireless products such as Wi-Fi routers, Small Cells, and Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS). With high-speed Automatic Gain Control, Cel-Fi QUATRA is unconditionally network safe and enables more simultaneous calls and higher data speeds.

FIBER EXTENSION

The Cel-Fi QUATRA 1000 Fiber Range Extender expands the distance between the Network Unit and Coverage Unit up to 2.0km (1.24m) for high rise, multi-building, or long distances.

OFF-AIR CONFIGURATION

Cel-Fi QUATRA can be installed off-air using a directional donor antenna to provide high quality wireless connectivity. Cel-Fi QUATRA can be deployed by installers with Cat5e skills.

SOLUTION COMPONENTS

QUATRA 1000 Network Unit (NU)

The QUATRA Network Unit (NU) is the hub of the system. The scalable design works with one to four Coverage Units to provide up to 50,000 ft2 (5,000 m2 ) of coverage.

The QUATRA NU:

• Provides a donor signal to the QUATRA system

• Provides power to the Coverage Units (up to four)

• Connects to the Cel-Fi WAVE cloud platform for remote monitoring and management

• QUATRA 1000 only supports a single carrier MIMO

• Multiple QUATRA 1000 units can be deployed for a multi-carrier solution (for additional carrier support, see QUATRA 2000 and QUATRA 4000)

  Model Numbers:

  • Q34-2/12/14/66NU_EXA
  • Q34-3/5/7/28NU_EXA
  • Q34-1/3/8/20NU_EXA
  • Q34-2/5/12/66NU_EXA
  • Q34-2/5/13/66NU_EXA
  • Q34-1/3/7/8NU_EXA
  • Q34-1/7/8/20NU_EXA

 

QUATRA 1000 Coverage Unit (CU)

The Cel-Fi QUATRA Coverage Unit (CU) is the remote unit of the system that rebroadcasts the donor signal. The cost efficient and easy-to-deploy system leverages Power-Over-Ethernet (POE) for up to four CUs.

The QUATRA CU:

• Provides coverage for the QUATRA system (up to four per Network Unit)

• Power is delivered by Power-Over-Ethernet from the Network Unit

• Self-configuring and self-optimising

• Note: QUATRA 1000 CU’s are only compatible with QUATRA 1000 NU’sCel-Fi QUATRA 4000e CU is only compatible with Cel-Fi QUATRA 4000e NU

  Model Numbers:

  • Q34-2/12/14/66CU_EXA
  • Q34-3/5/7/28CU_EXA
  • Q34-1/3/8/20CU_EXA
  • Q34-2/5/12/66CU_EXA
  • Q34-2/5/13/66CU_EXA
  • Q34-1/3/7/8CU_EXA
  • Q34-1/7/8/20CU_EXA

 

Cel-Fi WAVE Portal

The Cel-Fi WAVE Portal is a cloud-based, remote management platform, that allows users/operators to manage and maintenance Cel-Fi systems. The platform is mobile friendly which facilitates ease of use on site. Alerts and alarms can be used as configured out of the box or they can be customised however the owner or admin chooses.

The Cel-Fi WAVE Portal Features of the platform include:

• Cel-Fi device and asset management

• Data modeling and reporting

• Mobile and computer applications

• Globally trusted carrier-grade security

• Users can access the WAVE Portal through the web interface, or integrate it via API’s.

 

Accessories for the QUATRA 1000

 


QUATRA Range Extender

The Cel-Fi QUATRA Range Extender (QRE) is a Power over Ethernet (PoE) device that extends the maximum distance between the Cel-Fi QUATRA Network Unit and the Coverage Unit.

 

QUATRA Fiber Range Extender

The Cel-Fi QUATRA Range Extender (QRE) is a Power over Ethernet (PoE) device that extends the maximum distance between the Cel-Fi QUATRA Network Unit and the Coverage Unit.


 


QUATRA Small Cell Interface

A Small Cell Interface (SCIF) may be used as the donor source for the QUATRA 1000. The SCIF simplifies RF connections between a small cell and Network Units.

SOLUTION COMPONENTS

QUATRA 1000 Network Unit (NU)

The QUATRA Network Unit (NU) is the hub of the system. The scalable design works with one to four Coverage Units to provide up to 50,000 ft2 (5,000 m2 ) of coverage.

The QUATRA NU:

• Provides a donor signal to the QUATRA system

• Provides power to the Coverage Units (up to four)

• Connects to the Cel-Fi WAVE cloud platform for remote monitoring and management

• QUATRA 1000 only supports a single carrier MIMO

• Multiple QUATRA 1000 units can be deployed for a multi-carrier solution (for additional carrier support, see QUATRA 2000 and QUATRA 4000)

  Model Numbers:

  • Q34-2/12/14/66NU_EXA
  • Q34-3/5/7/28NU_EXA
  • Q34-1/3/8/20NU_EXA
  • Q34-2/5/12/66NU_EXA
  • Q34-2/5/13/66NU_EXA
  • Q34-1/3/7/8NU_EXA
  • Q34-1/7/8/20NU_EXA

 

QUATRA 1000 Coverage Unit (CU)

The Cel-Fi QUATRA Coverage Unit (CU) is the remote unit of the system that rebroadcasts the donor signal. The cost efficient and easy-to-deploy system leverages Power-Over-Ethernet (POE) for up to four CUs.

The QUATRA CU:

• Provides coverage for the QUATRA system (up to four per Network Unit)

• Power is delivered by Power-Over-Ethernet from the Network Unit

• Self-configuring and self-optimising

• Note: QUATRA 1000 CU’s are only compatible with QUATRA 1000 NU’sCel-Fi QUATRA 4000e CU is only compatible with Cel-Fi QUATRA 4000e NU

  Model Numbers:

  • Q34-2/12/14/66CU_EXA
  • Q34-3/5/7/28CU_EXA
  • Q34-1/3/8/20CU_EXA
  • Q34-2/5/12/66CU_EXA
  • Q34-2/5/13/66CU_EXA
  • Q34-1/3/7/8CU_EXA
  • Q34-1/7/8/20CU_EXA

 

Cel-Fi WAVE Portal

The Cel-Fi WAVE Portal is a cloud-based, remote management platform, that allows users/operators to manage and maintenance Cel-Fi systems. The platform is mobile friendly which facilitates ease of use on site. Alerts and alarms can be used as configured out of the box or they can be customised however the owner or admin chooses.

The Cel-Fi WAVE Portal Features of the platform include:

• Cel-Fi device and asset management

• Data modeling and reporting

• Mobile and computer applications

• Globally trusted carrier-grade security

• Users can access the WAVE Portal through the web interface, or integrate it via API’s.

 

Accessories for the QUATRA 1000

 


QUATRA Range Extender

The Cel-Fi QUATRA Range Extender (QRE) is a Power over Ethernet (PoE) device that extends the maximum distance between the Cel-Fi QUATRA Network Unit and the Coverage Unit.

 


QUATRA Fiber Range Extender

The Cel-Fi QUATRA Range Extender (QRE) is a Power over Ethernet (PoE) device that extends the maximum distance between the Cel-Fi QUATRA Network Unit and the Coverage Unit.

 


QUATRA Small Cell Interface

A Small Cell Interface (SCIF) may be used as the donor source for the QUATRA 1000. The SCIF simplifies RF connections between a small cell and Network Units.

SPECIFICATIONS

System Features
• Enterprise-class, carrier-grade, hybrid active DAS
• MIMO RF inputs for (a) small cell donor or (b) external off-air donor antenna
• Network Unit (NU) (Head End) attaches to Coverage Unit (CU) (Remote Unit) via Cat 5e cable
• A single NU and up to four (4) CUs may be attached (hub and spoke architecture) in a Cel-Fi QUATRA system
• Multiple Cel-Fi QUATRA systems may be deployed to scale with building size
• Up to 100m (Cat5e) or 150m (23AWG CAT6/7) CU cable length
• Cel-Fi QUATRA Range Extender (QRE) (optional) may be used to increase NU-to-CU distance to 300m (984 ft)
• Remote Management through Nextivity’s Cel-Fi WAVE cloud platform
• Easiest installation in its class
• Glanceable LED User Interface (UI)
• Mounting hardware included

Wireless Features
• Supports up to four (4) bands simultaneously from a single operator
• 3G/4G/5G support (WCDMA / HSPA+ / LTE)
• Supports FDD
• MIMO (in two bands, see table below for specifics per model)
• Up to 100 dB system gain per band (in Off-Air mode)
• Peaceful coexistence with adjacent Wi-Fi (24 GHz & 5 GHz), femtocells, and cellular devices
• Advanced digital echo-cancellation (>30 dB) and channel select filtering algorithms
• Active management of the cellular link between the Base Station and user devices
• Automatic Gain Control (AGC) based on fast real-time echo-cancellation
• Linear RF front end
• Adaptive signal equalisation
• Uses Nextivity’s 3rd-generation “ARES” chipset

Mobile Network and Network Protection Features
• Global band combinations available for Americas, Europe, Asia, Oceania, and Africa
• Systems pre-configured for a single carrier (network operator)
• Seamless integration, handover, and handoff with the macro network
• Supports multiple channel bandwidths of 384/5/10/15/20 MHz per channel
• Works with any user equipment (UE) for the configured network (no whitelist/blacklist)
• Up to 75 MHz relay bandwidth
• Support for 3GPP Release 10 features
• Provider-specific system: Cel-Fi QUATRA distributes and boosts service only for the Operator PLMNIDs for which the device is authorised and configured
• Secure and ciphered provisioning
• System intelligence accurately establishes proper safe uplink power in real time
• Uplink Muting Mode automatically shuts down uplink cellular transmissions when no active user equipment is detected
• System shuts down upon Operator’s network command or failure detection

System Benefits
• Easiest to deploy Active DAS Hybrid
• Distribute and boost cellular coverage indoors, eliminates dead zones
• 3G and 4G support, Voice and Data, network safe
• Coverage footprint provided via Power over Ethernet (PoE); no requirement for additional power source at CU (RU)
• System can accept various Donor signal inputs: Small Cell; OTA (off-air) via external antenna

Wireless Benefits
• Clear and reliable cellular connections within coverage area
• Highest gain (100 dB) provides best coverage footprint
• Advanced Echo-Cancelation allows Cel-Fi QUATRA to transmit more power without interference or feedback
• Subscriber devices require less transmit power for improved battery life
• Linearity eliminates IMD desense issues
• Dynamic gain control ensures maximum gain—best coverage—at all times in ever changing RF environments, without user intervention
• Nextivity purpose-built, high-performance, six core ASIC processor, provides best performance at lowest cost

Mobile Network Benefits
• Flexibly deploy in LTE, VoLTE, LTE-Advanced, and WCDMA networks, with multiple cellular bands, simultaneously
• Automatically adjusts channel bandwidths from 384 MHz to 20 MHz
• Sufficient relay bandwidth (75 MHz) to support SISO and MIMO in multiple bands
• Off-load the macro network in Supercell mode, or use to improve macro capacity and building propagation/penetration
• UE control is transparent and remains centralised in the network core (no gateways or third-party software)

Small Cell Interface Kit (SCIF) #Q34-SCI
• The Cel-Fi QUATRA SCIF is designed to simplify connecting a Small Cell to up to two Cel-Fi QUATRA Network Units
• The SCIF may be ordered separately (a second NU requires purchase of two additional connection cables)
• Connects a small cell to up to four Cel-Fi QUATRAs (additional cables or splitters may apply)
• Provides port isolation and attenuation
• Supports small cells with up to one or two band dependent RF feeds per MIMO channel
• SMA connectors (50 ohm)
• Includes Input and Output cables
• 699–2690 MHz
• 1 watt max input power on all ports

QUATRA Range Extender (QRE) #Q34-E1000
• The Cel-Fi QUATRA Range Extender is a Power over Ethernet (PoE) device that allows Cel-Fi QUATRA Network Unit (NU) to Coverage Unit (CU) interconnect cable lengths up to 650 ft (200 m)
• Plug and Play installation
• Power over Ethernet (PoE)
• Extends NU to CU cable to 200 meters
• Supports Cel-Fi QUATRA proprietary protocols
• Note: Will not support other (non Cel-Fi QUATRA) PoE device

Wideband MIMO Panel Antenna #A52-X12-100
• The Wideband MIMO Panel Antenna may be used as an Off-Air (OTA) donor source
• MIMO Directional Panel Antenna
• Integrated antenna cables (200 cm)
• Mounting hardware included

Cel-Fi Mounts
Indoor: #F66-100-000
Pole: #F26-100-000
• Indoor/outdoor mounts designed to secure a donor signal antenna for Cel-Fi QUATRA and work with the Cel-Fi WAVE Antenna Positioning Application
• A rugged outdoor pole mount, designed for mounting antenna externally to a pole, and supporting the Antenna Positioning Application

Power (Network Unit only)
• 54 VDC @ 2.22 Amp via external supply (51.3 to 56.7 VDC tolerance)
• External supply: 100 to 240 VAC, 47– 63 Hz
• Power consumption less than 120W max
• Network Unit provides power to Coverage Units over Cat 5e (PoE)

Environmental
• Operating temperature: 0° to 40°C
• Storage temperature: -25° to 60°C
• Convection Cooling
• Relative humidity: 0% to 95%, noncondensing
• RoHS II 2011/65/EU
• IP20

Installation
• Mounting hardware included
• NU may be wall mounted
• CUs may be wall or ceiling mounted
• One (1) NU supports up to four (4) CUs
• iBwave VEX files and template available

Physical Specifications
• Network Unit – Dimensions: 250×188×55 mm, Weight: 1.2 kg (40.8 oz.)
• Coverage Unit – Dimensions: 188×188×50 mm, Weight: 0.83 kg (29.2 oz.)

Radio Performance (check product version for specific band support)

• Total boost all-channel bandwidth 75 MHz (2×2 MIMO uses double bandwidth per channel)
• DL Maximum NU in-band donor level -40 dBm
• DL Maximum NU survival donor level 30 dBm
• UL Maximum CU donor level -20 dBm
• Maximum UL power 22 dBm bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 7
• Maximum UL power 20 dBm bands 5, 8, 12, 13, 20, 28
• Maximum DL power 10 dBm per 5 MHz bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 7
• Maximum DL power 10 dBm per 5 MHz bands 5, 8, 12, 13, 20, 28
• LTE 5/10/15/20 MHz and WCDMA 384/5MHz bandwidths
• (Specific power settings may be influenced and/or modified for regulatory compliance Check specific model for power values)

Connections
• 4x CU RJ45 Proprietary Gigabit link
• 100 m max CU cable length Cat5e, or 150 m with 23AWG CAT6/7
• Up to 300m max CU cable length with Cel-Fi QUATRA Range Extender and 23AWG CAT6/7
• PoE IEEE 8023at
• RJ45 LAN management port (10/100 Fast Ethernet)
• RJ45 LAN management output port (10/100 Fast Ethernet)
• 2x MIMO External RF Input (QMA-Female 50 ohm)

System Management (Software)
• Cel-Fi WAVE cloud portal
• Cel-Fi WAVE Remote Management:
– Status (list and map)
– Commissioning
– Diagnostics
– Software Updates
– Settings
– Reporting
– Alarms & Notifications

Compliance
(check individual product version for specific regional compliance)

• 3GPP TS 25143 Rel10
• 3GPP TS 36143 Rel10
• CE
• FCC Part 15, 20, 22, 24, 27
• ISED Canada
• UL 62368-1/CSA C272
• Bluetooth BQB
• RCM
• Note: Certifications are regional; not all products need or have the same certifications. Please check with Sales or Support, the specific model number to determine exactly which certifications it has, or are best for your region.

 

WHY NEXTIVITY

Why Rising Connection is using equipment designed and built by Nextivity?

• Designed and built for the most varied conditions in the world including Australian environment.

• Worldwide proven and respected Industry Experience including in the Australian Telecommunications Industry.

• Expertise support and customer focused staff.

• Up to date with technology and bringing to market the best quality technology available for Reliable Commercial use.

 

This demonstrates to Rising Connection that you will have the Quality, Reliability and Product Support.