Kaelus Launches Next Generation PIM Test Analyzer

  Kaelus Launches Next Generation PIM Test Analyzer

The first Passive Intermodulation Portable Test Analyzer to support multiple
testing environments

Mobile World Congress 2013

Business Wire

CENTENNIAL, Colo. -- February 7, 2013

Kaelus, a Smiths Interconnect business, announced today the launch of the next
generation in a line of industry-leading Passive Intermodulation (PIM) test
equipment with the release of the iPA Series PIM Test Analyzer. The iPA is the
first battery-powered PIM Test Analyzer versatile enough to support multiple
test scenarios such as testing at the top of the tower, base of tower, roof
top and in-building for DAS systems.

The iPA is an IEC compliant high-power instrument that is highly portable,
rugged, and reliable. Each iPA comes equipped with a protected touch-screen
interface for local control as well as an iPad Mini for remote control,
allowing the operator hands-free testing to ensure an easy and efficient
portable field testing experience.

“As the industry leader in PIM test equipment we have again delivered an
innovative solution that is several steps ahead of what is in the market
today,” said Jacqui McLaughlin, President of Kaelus. “The iPA is the first
piece of PIM test equipment that is sufficiently rugged and yet lightweight
enough to use at the top of a tower while flexible enough to support the
testing of in-building DAS systems.”

Some of the features of the iPA include:

  *Light-weight - less than 12kg (26lbs)
  *Powerful reporting capabilities suited for fault finding, and site
    close-out
  *Multiple measurement modes

       *PIM vs. frequency
       *PIM vs. time
       *Spectrum monitoring
       *Unique overlay of PIM and return loss on a single chart (RTF mode
         only)

Currently available in four models which address major frequency ranges
including 850MHz, EGSM900, DCS1800 and PCS with more frequency bands to
follow, the iPA comes enabled with Range to Fault Technology (RTF) allowing
the end-user to accurately pinpoint the source of a PIM problem within a site.

Download the iPA Datasheet

The iPA is one of many state-of-the-art products brought to market by Kaelus
which was recently recognized with the 2012 Frost & Sullivan Global Market
Leadership Award in Passive Intermodulation Test Equipment. The iPA is
currently available for carrier site testing demonstrations and will be
showcased at the upcoming NATE event in Dallas, February 18-21^st and at
Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, February 25-28^th in booth #7G107. To
request a private demonstration of the iPA, or for order information please
Contact Kaelus.

About Kaelus

Kaelus www.kaelus.com, a Smiths Interconnect business formed by consolidating
a number of previously independent Smiths brands including Summitek
Instruments, which designs and manufactures a wide range of innovative RF and
microwave solutions for the wireless telecommunications sector. Products
include specialized filters, combiners, tower mounted amplifiers, Passive
Intermodulation (PIM) test solutions, radio link diplexers, ferrite isolators,
circulators and in-building DAS interface solutions. Kaelus’ experience and
understanding of the RF environment enables it to excel by developing
technically differentiated offerings that improve network performance.

About Smiths Interconnect

Smiths Interconnect www.smithsinterconnect.com is a leader in technically
differentiated electronic and radio frequency products that connect, protect
and control critical systems for the wireless telecommunications, aerospace,
defense, space, medical, rail, test and industrial markets. It is part of
Smiths Group www.smiths.com, a global leader in applying advanced technologies
for markets in threat and contraband detection, energy, medical devices,
communications and engineered components. Smiths Group employs around 23,000
people in more than 50 countries.

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Contact:

Kaelus media contact:
Marsha Marrier, +1-303-768-8080
Marketing Communications
or
Smiths Interconnect media contact:
Shaun Caraccio, +1-805-370-5592
VP Business Development & Strategy