PPC is targeting 4G/LTE upgrades with its recently launched UXP universal compression connectors, “providing the wireless industry with a robust, reliable solution that eliminates connector-related passive intermodulation (PIM) distortion in today’s demanding RF networks,” it says.

The New York-based manufacturer says the UXP’s design is based on 360-degree inner and outer conductor seizure and tri-metal alloy plating compatible with both copper and aluminum cables, “providing optimized, longer-lasting performance by eliminating receiver interference caused by PIM.”

“Utilizing this robust solution, users can virtually eliminate PIM, reducing dropped calls and improving data rates and throughput,” it adds. “The connectors can be installed with the same tools used for PPC’s AllTight connectors, further simplifying the installation process. For the thousands of technicians and contractors trained by PPC coast-to-coast, the conversion to UXP connectors is a seamless experience.”
 
"The move from 3G to 4G technology means that our customers are faced with delivering an exponentially greater amount of data with virtually no margin for signal degradation," explains Dan Cassinelli, vice president and GM/Wireless Division at PPC. "We offer a lifetime guarantee against moisture and contaminants getting into the connection — key drivers of passive intermodulation distortion — which can greatly affect capacity, throughput and quality of service."

Customer Robert Trotta, president of Costrotta, a construction service provider in New York State, says, "UXP connectors save us a significant amount of time. By using these connectors, the time it takes for us to sweep and PIM a site has been reduced by 25 percent, which equals an extraordinary cost savings for our company as we migrate to a 4G infrastructure."

PPC will showcase the connectors at the International CTIA Wireless 2012 show in New Orleans in May.

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