LGC Unwires Atlanta Airport

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport installed the LGC’s InterReach Unison system to deliver cellular and public safety wireless coverage

January 19, 2006

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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- LGC Wireless, the leader in advanced in-building wireless systems, today announced that Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport has installed the company’s InterReach™ Unison system to deliver cellular and public safety wireless coverage throughout the airport’s 5.8 million square foot facility. The multi-operator system has been funded by the airport itself, and will provide coverage in its terminal as well as in the underground transportation mall with a train system that runs throughout the airport’s concourses. The InterReach Unison system will support traffic for all major cellular network carriers as well as the airport’s own public safety organizations.

The new wireless system is part of a telecommunications upgrade project to maintain Hartsfield-Jackson Airport’s position as the world’s busiest, most advanced, and most efficient air terminal. Hartsfield-Jackson Airport’s previous legacy wireless extension systems (supplied by Cingular, Sprint Nextel, and Verizon) did not cover the entire airport. The City of Atlanta and the airport wanted to deploy and operate a system to offer ubiquitous coverage for cellular and public safety traffic in the 850MHz and 1900MHz frequency ranges. Implementing a multi-operator system is a strategic effort in the airport’s continued mission to exceed customer expectations.

“Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport continually strives to offer state-of-the art facilities that maximize our customer convenience as well as the efficiency of our operations personnel, and ensuring comprehensive wireless coverage is certainly part of that effort,” said Lance Lyttle, CIO of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. “LGC Wireless had a system with the flexibility, scalability, and performance to support all of our wireless traffic today, and to allow for cost-effective integration of new services and applications in the future.”

LGC’s InterReach Unison system is the industry’s leading Distributed Antenna System (DAS). It uses active Ethernet-based technology and standard fiber and copper transport cabling to deliver cost-effective, high-performance wireless coverage for any frequency spectrum across areas of any size. Thanks to its active hub architecture, InterReach Unison is familiar to IT personnel and is one of the few systems on the market with full end-to-end monitoring and management. In addition, the system scales easily to serve office buildings and public facilities from less than 100,000 square feet in size on up. At Hartsfield-Jackson Airport, the InterReach Unison system uses 36 main hubs, 96 expansion hubs, and more than 700 individual antennas.

“We are proud to be the wireless infrastructure provider for the world’s busiest airport,” said Ian Sugarbroad, president and CEO of LGC Wireless. “Our system’s massive scalability, service flexibility, and cost-effectiveness are key reasons why airports such as New York’s JFK, London Heathrow, Detroit Metropolitan, Dallas Love Field, Denver International, and now Hartsfield-Jackson are choosing LGC Wireless for comprehensive, high-performance coverage.”

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