CommScope Inc. is a multinational telecommunications company based in Hickory, North Carolina, United States, since its founding in 1976. CommScope is a 1997 spin-off of General Instrument and now has over 15,000 employees worldwide, with customers in over 130 countries.CommScope manufactures SYSTIMAX and Uniprise brands of Enterprise infrastructure of copper Unshielded Twisted Pair cabling, connector panels, jacks and fiber optic cabling, connector panels, racking and metals. CommScope also manufactures environmentally secure cabinets for FTTN and DSL applications.In 2007 CommScope's net sales were approximately US$1.93 billion.On October 25, 2010, The Carlyle Group announced it would pay $31.50 a share, or about $2.98 billion, to take CommScope private.In July 2011, CommScope received the 2010 Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award from Technology Marketing Corporation for its product, Wired For Wireless.On August 2, 2013, CommScope filed with the SEC to raise up to $750 million in an initial public offering. Wikipedia.
CommScope | Date: 2017-02-22
A traffic load can be determined in a telecommunications system using narrowband signal monitoring. Narrowband signals can be generated from a wideband uplink signal. A resource utilization profile can be estimated for a remote unit based on measured power profiles associated with the narrowband signals. Traffic load can be determined based on the resource utilization profile.
CommScope | Date: 2016-12-28
The Invention comprises a method and Interface for powering and controlling an antenna, having an RF signal input, an AISG signal input, including a DC current, wherein the RF signal input is coupled to the antenna by a filter, so the filter blocks a signal with DC current, and the AISG signal is coupled to the antenna through a switch, so that if an AISG signal is present, the switch automatically allows the AISG signal through to the antenna for control of the antenna, and if no AISG signal is present, the RF signal is automatically allowed through to the antenna for control of the antenna.
CommScope | Date: 2017-02-15
A multiband radiating array according to the present invention includes a vertical column of lower band dipole elements and a vertical column of higher band dipole elements. The lower band dipole elements operate at a lower operational frequency band, and the lower band dipole elements have dipole arms that combine to be about one half of a wavelength of the lower operational frequency band midpoint frequency. The higher band dipole elements operate at a higher frequency band, and the higher band dipole elements have dipole arms that combine to be about three quarters of a wavelength of the higher operational frequency band midpoint frequency. The higher band radiating elements are supported above a reflector by higher band feed boards. A combination of the higher band feed boards and higher band dipole arms do not resonate in the lower operational frequency band.
CommScope | Date: 2016-10-17
A fiber optic cable and connector assembly including a fiber optic connector mounted at the end of a fiber optic cable. The fiber optic connector includes a ferrule assembly including a stub fiber supported within a ferrule. The stub fiber is fusion spliced to an optical fiber of the fiber optic cable at a location within the fiber optic connector.
CommScope | Date: 2016-11-11
The present invention provides filter assemblies, tuning elements and a method of tuning a filter. A filter assembly includes a housing having a top cover, a bottom cover and at least one sidewall, the top cover, the bottom cover and the at least one sidewall defining an internal cavity, the housing configured to receive first through third radio frequency (RF) transmission lines; a top metal sheet mounted within the internal cavity that has a plurality of openings that form a first hole pattern; and a bottom metal sheet mounted within the internal cavity that has a plurality of openings that form a second hole pattern. The top and bottom metal sheets are vertically spaced-apart from each other in a vertically stacked relationship within the internal cavity. The top metal sheet and the bottom metal sheet each include at least one resonator.
CommScope | Date: 2017-01-31
A connector for a plurality of coaxial cables includes: a conductive common base with a contact surface; a plurality of conductive contact pads embedded in the common base, each of the plurality of contact pads having a contact surface; and a plurality of dielectric pads embedded in the common base, each of the dielectric pads surrounding a respective contact pad to isolate the respective contact pad from the common base.
CommScope | Date: 2016-11-10
A transition assembly for interconnecting a hybrid trunk cable and electronic equipment includes: an enclosure having first and second ends, first and second side walls, and a cavity; a hybrid trunk cable comprising first and second sets of pluralities of power conductors and a plurality of optical fibers, wherein the first and second sets of power conductors enter the enclosure at the first end; first and second sets of pluralities of connectors mounted to at least one of the first and second side walls; and an overvoltage protection module (OVP module).
CommScope | Date: 2017-04-05
A system includes: hub configured to receive respective signal from one or more network devices, wherein hub is configured to convert combined signal containing respective signal from each network device into digital radio frequency (RF) signal; remote unit coupled to hub over first optical fiber communication medium to receive from hub optical signal representing digital RF signal, wherein remote unit is configured to recover digital RF signal from optical signal and to convert digital RF signal to analog RF signal; antenna unit coupled to remote unit over second optical fiber communication medium to receive from remote unit second optical signal representing at least portion of analog RF signal, wherein antenna unit is not co-located with remote unit; and antenna coupled to and co-located with antenna unit, wherein antenna is configured to radiate signal from frequency band in analog RF signal recovered by antenna unit from second optical signal.
CommScope | Date: 2017-01-11
In one embodiment, a radome - reflector assembly for, e.g., a microwave antenna, has (i) two semi-circular rims that receive the peripheries of the radome and the reflector and (ii) fixed and adjustable clamps that secure the ends of the rims together. The rims are designed with slanted inner surfaces that engage the periphery of the reflector, such that, when the adjustable clamp is tightened circumferentially, the periphery of the reflector is forced laterally to abut other rim structure to form a metal-to-metal RF seal between the reflector and the rims. Certain assemblies with low profiles and low circumferential forces can be assembled without special tooling using plastic clamps and still achieve good RF seals.
CommScope | Date: 2017-09-13
A distributed antenna system (DAS) includes host that receives downstream signals corresponding to radio frequency (RF) channel and remote antenna units (RAUs) communicatively coupled to host. Host communicates downstream transport signal derived from downstream signals received at host to RAUs. Each RAU uses downstream transport signal to generate downstream RF signal for radiation from antenna associated with RAU. Downstream RF signal comprises a subset of plurality of downstream frequency bands. Each RAU receives upstream RF signal including respective RF channel. Each RAU communicates upstream transport signal derived from upstream RF signal to host. Host uses upstream transport signal to generate upstream signal including at least one upstream frequency band. Host analyzes attribute of downstream and upstream transport signals associated with RAUs, correlates analyzed attribute for each RAU with profile, and determines current capacity usage of RAUs based on correlation. Host dynamically allocates capacity amongst RAUs based on current capacity usage.