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B.C.’s Dali Wireless launches the High Density System

June 25, 2014  

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Dali Wireless, Inc. this week launched its patented High Density System (HDS), which the company says is the only digital-to-the-edge “fiber-to-antenna” Radio Distribution System on the market. Technology-, vendor-, and band-agnostic, HDS supports up to 10Gbps / 300MHz over a single fiber, leading to efficient data transfer and more data throughput, the company said in a release.

“As mobile connectivity becomes ubiquitous, coverage is also needed in rural areas. However, rural areas tend to have low density of users and business economics sometimes do not justify a separate deployment for the rural areas. “With HDS, operators can now install a solution in a major city and simultaneously route the capacity to the nearby rural area where coverage is needed. Operators will have the flexibility to allocate resources dynamically to best utilize the scarce spectrum and provide a truly future-proof solution.”

In a typical urban deployment, operators need to support the wireless peak load for each individual building where mobile usage and density are high. HDS can dynamically pool capacity together, and route it to where and when capacity is needed. HDS transforms any radio frequency signals from base stations into IP, CPRI, or IP/CPRI-like packets to allow “any-to-any RF routing” within a software-defined virtualized radio distribution network

“HDS is built upon a decade worth of patented digital signal processing, proprietary RF power amplifiers and advanced networking technologies; rather than incrementally building on current DAS concepts,” said Albert Lee, CEO of Dali Wireless.

Now headquartered in Silicon Valley, Dali is a Simon Fraser University start-up firm that launched in 2006. All research and development activity takes place at a facility in Vancouver.

Further coverage of the organization and its technology will appear in an upcoming issue of Connections+.