Wireless communication is a complex and continuously evolving industry that requires highly specialised equipment made to exacting specifications, a fact that becomes ever more fortified as operators adopt new technology standards dictating the requirement of custom designed or precision network hardware.
Recognising this challenge we offer engineering solutions to overcome both common and extraordinary challenges faced by our clients. In these circumstances, our team designs wireless infrastructure components to meet specific specifications.
- Custom cable assemblies
- Unique connectors, ancillaries
- Armoured coaxial & data cable
- Waveguide, OMT, and other microwave components
- Passive components, such as attenuators, loads, couplers, filters
- Military components (NATO or other military standardisation)
- CASA aviation approved and aerospace components
Designing equipment to meet specific parameters is typically the realm of premium operators and generally is not required for standard applications. When it is required, such as integrating equipment into a high capacity network or building new, first-class networks, the rigorous high standards prescribed eliminate a vast majority of the equipment on the market.
One prominent example where custom designed components are required is when managing passive intermodulation (PIM), where a poorly designed product that is incorporated in a network or sharing tower infrastructure creates unwanted interference reducing the capacity of the network. Once PIM is in the receive path it cannot be filtered or separated, therefore the only way to minimise this effect is through designing equipment that reduces this effect to a tolerable limit. Many carriers enforce firm limitations on the level of unwanted transmissions and it is necessary to develop products that adhere these rules.
Military organisations must ensure that the equipment they deploy is effective even when operated during the rigors of combat. As such, individual militaries and organisations like NATO establish comprehensive documents detailing the requirements and testing parameters for military equipment which also extends to communications products. For example, the spring base of a vehicle mounted antenna and the associated bracketry must be rated to survive extremes of vibration, temperature, abrasive particles etc.
The firm has partnered with some of the world’s leading RF component manufacturers to deliver unique hardware solutions for our clients. When specific engineering criteria eliminate current off-the-shelf products from integration, our company commissions unique components to suit our client’s exacting requirements.
The ability to custom manufacture grants a level of control that encapsulates more than quality management. In addition to ensuring appropriate Quality Management Systems are in place, manufacturing OEM products constructed to meet our client’s specifications, also permits greater control over MOQs, delivery schedules, and unit pricing.
Professional Relationships with Partners
To increase the firm’s situational awareness during the manufacturing process of OEM wireless components, HB Radiofrequency appoints an attaché that works alongside our partner. This measure ensures that goods are being produced accurately and allows our representative the opportunity to pre-empt potential complications. HB Radiofrequency’s personnel have developed a great rapport with our manufacturing partners and the companies’ representatives work collaboratively to satisfy clients demands. HB Radiofrequency believes that the professional relationships we maintain in the industry provide significant tangible benefits for our clients.
Quality Assurance Procedures
Quality is a key element of the overall value that our firm provides to clients; in the instance of manufacturing, occupying a position of oversight grants a safeguard during the production process. Depending on our client’s requirements, HB Radiofrequency has the ability to implement additional checks and test reports for high-spec or mission critical RF hardware such as increasing the number of test samples and enlarging the scope of testing performed.