MERIDEN, CT--(Marketwire - Dec 18, 2012) - Radio Frequency Systems (RFS), the global wireless and broadcast infrastructure specialist, today announced that Transit Wireless has selected RFS products to support the architecture of its distributed antenna system (DAS) for the New York City subway system. RFS products that will be used in the project include HYBRIFLEX conduit cable, transmission line cabling with low smoke, and zero-halogen jackets and jumpers.

Upon its completion, the Transit Wireless network will become a shared wireless infrastructure enabling commercial wireless services for more than 1.6 billion New York City Transit Authority (NYCTA) riders annually. The Transit Wireless NYCTA network, one of the most expansive distributed antenna system networks worldwide, will allow the use of a wide variety of mobile devices anywhere within the system with cellular and Wi-Fi coverage options, passenger access to expanding transit applications including service information, alerts and advisories, location-based applications consisting of rider awareness, local business support and E911, and commercial wireless services for public safety and security personnel. The system will also harness the potential to support additional NYCTA business applications.

"Transit Wireless chose RFS because the company was able to quickly adapt its products to meet the project's specific needs," said William Bayne Jr., CEO at Transit Wireless. "As an approved supplier to the NYCTA, RFS has developed a solution that is readily deployable and scalable in this unique environment."

Several major wireless carriers have already signed on to become partners to the Transit Wireless Network. The multiyear project includes 277 stations, 30 of which are scheduled to go live by early 2013, including major stations such as Times Square, Rockefeller Center and Columbus Circle. Additionally, the NYCTA project includes public Wi-Fi supporting a variety of data, advertising and other relevant services. The Wi-Fi network will further support machine-to-machine, direct-to-consumer and business-to-business wireless applications and services.

"New York City's subway system is currently one of the largest -- and one of the oldest -- in the world. Coupled with the harsh subterranean environment, the project was particularly challenging," said Saeid Malaki, design & construction manager at Transit Wireless. "Using time-tested, reliable solutions from companies like RFS ensures that our designs meet the precise coverage, traffic and route requirements necessary for such a large scale and complex project."

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About RFS
Radio Frequency Systems (RFS) is a global designer and manufacturer of cable, antenna and tower systems, as well as active and passive RF conditioning modules, providing total-package solutions for outdoor and indoor wireless infrastructure. RFS serves OEMs, distributors, system integrators, operators and installers. Its customers currently include the four largest wireless carriers, the majority of tier 2 and 3 wireless carriers in North America and many of the top wireless and microwave OEMS worldwide.

For more than 70 years, RFS has provided its customers world-class service that today is backed by a global presence of nine manufacturing facilities worldwide and sales and technical support centers in 23 countries.  RFS offers advanced engineering capabilities, superior field support, and expert technical assistance and training to provide scalable, flexible, future-proof and lightweight end-to-end solutions optimized across the entire RF chain. As an ISO-compliant organization, RFS solutions offer proven longevity, premium performance and unrivalled quality. 

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