SAN JOSE, Calif., April 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Federal Communications Commission certified Adaptrum's ACRS 1.0 TV white space system as fixed TV band devices operating together with the Telcordia TV white space database on April 19, 2012. The operation was approved for the entire UHF TV band (Channel 14 to 51, from 470 MHz to 698 MHz) and authorized for a radiated output power close to 4 W EIRP (with more than 0.5 W conducted output power and up to 10 dBi antenna gain.) The ACRS 1.0 system is built upon Adaptrum's innovative cognitive radio technology with an Adaptive OFDM engine offering superior flexibility, (throughput/range) performance and interference resilience. It features an output signal that meets the stringent FCC TV band device emission requirements while maximizing channel spectrum efficiency (> 5.5 MHz/6MHz).
While the ACRS 1.0 system embodies all necessary functions to be FCC Part 15 Subpart H rules-compliant and offers best-in-class performance comparing to any other unlicensed wireless broadband products on the market, it was designed and implemented using commercial, off-the-shelf RF and digital components that are not optimized for cost, integration and mass production. Adaptrum plans to introduce a second generation TV white space system in later 2012 that will offer the same or better functionality but will also be optimized for cost and large-scale production. In the mean time, ACRS 1.0 systems will be produced and offered in limited quantities to interested parties for customer testing and trials. Interested parties should contact [email protected] for more information.
As a first step towards commercialization, Adaptrum in partnership with Stratcom and Telcordia is launching a commercial TV white space trial in the rural county of Nottoway, Virginia. The trial will provide high-speed wireless broadband service in underserved areas in Nottoway County especially targeting rural schools and households. The trial will use ACRS 1.0 system together with Telcordia TV white space database. Stratcom is the local partner in this trial representing the County and State and will be responsible for service deployment and project management. A total of 20 sites including 3 base station sites and 17 client sites are planned. Different use cases of the TV white space technology will be studied, especially focusing on education-related applications.
Founded in Silicon Valley in 2005, Adaptrum has been active in researching and developing technologies and solutions to unlock previously unused radio spectrum – the so-called "white spaces." These technologies and techniques are the basis for the Federal Communications Commission's rulemaking to allow unlicensed devices to access the unused TV bands. In the last two years, Adaptrum was also actively involved in the effort to raise the global awareness of the TV white space technology and opportunity.
CONTACT: Darrin Mylet, [email protected], for Adaptrum, Inc.
SOURCE Adaptrum, Inc.