Vertiv, a global provider of critical digital infrastructures and continuity solutions, has introduced a new outdoor rectifier to facilitate the 5G rollout and enable operators to increase capacity in areas where demand for data is vast.
The new Vertiv NetSure IPE is designed to be an easy-to-deploy device, available with lithium-ion battery backup, which can help to minimise power losses while feeding radios on top of towers and rooftops, common in these types of applications.
This outdoor rectifier supports telecommunications infrastructure in mobile networks and is ideal for use in network edge applications including 5G small cells, RAN, distributed telecommunications networks, and locations with high data demand, such as sports arenas, stadiums, public transport systems, airports, shopping and educational centres.
High consumption of mobile data in these areas can cause networks to suffer from capacity bottlenecks that are difficult to manage. The next generation technology of NetSure IPE R48-2000C2 outdoor rectifiers aims to quickly and reliably power the radios needed to increase capacity and expand 5G networks. If the grid fails, depending on load and battery capacity, lightweight and maintenance-free lithium-ion batteries efficiently keep the network running for an hour or longer, while operating at higher temperatures and charging faster than lead-acid alternatives.
“The increase of data traffic at cell sites and other high-demand applications at the network edge has accelerated the need for a reliable, compact and efficient outdoor power solution. Vertiv NetSure IPE provides an elegant DC power system that meets the challenges of these critical sites,” said Henrik Nilen, global director of DC power offerings for Vertiv.
Vertiv said that its NetSure IPE features easy installation, multiple mounting positions, small size, and does not need to be configured prior to installation and launch. It can be powered through alternating or direct current; giving the end user the versatility to use the connection type best suited to the site and network. The rectifier meets IP65 rating for use in harsh outdoor environments, and it can be equipped with dedicated lithium-ion battery backup, for fast and easy deployment in public spaces.