Whoop Wireless launches small cell interface head-end

Whoop Wireless LLC, a manufacturer of in-building mobile reception systems, has launched Whoop´s 10-4 Small Cell Interface Head–end (10-4 SCI), the company said.

Mobile reception has been a pervasive problem for buildings between 50 thousand and 500 thousand square feet. For these mid-sized, “enterprise” buildings, the large distributed antenna systems found in stadiums, malls, and airports are prohibitively expensive, and smaller consumer-grade solutions don´t scale effectively.

However, the Whoop Amplifier Array provides reliable mobile reception to mid-sized buildings at a fraction of the cost of traditional systems.

With the explosion of wireless data, the wireless carriers are unable to provide the required throughput by delivering their signals from cell towers. As a result, small cells which transport the carriers´ signals over fiber, are becoming the predominant method to bring wireless service to buildings.

The 10-4 SCI features 10 signal input ports and 4 output coverage ports. This allows the system design to divide buildings into separate sectors with differing capacity needs. The 10-4 SCI has the flexibility to route each input to any selected combination of the four sectors.

Founded in 2012, Whoop is headquartered in Boca Raton, FL, with R&D facilities in Silicon Valley. Whoop entered the in-building mobile market with an over-the-air repeater solution supporting commercial 700, 800, 1900 & 2100 MHz bands, which has been installed in over 100 locations nationally. The 10-4 SCI begins shipping in April 2017.