Patent Permits New Antenna Site Options
July 25, 2002 (Greenville, NC) – The U.S. Patent Office has granted Lawrence Behr a patent for a new system which helps resolve the critical requirement for wireless antenna space by making thousands of AM broadcast towers available for cellular, public safety and PCS industry use. Offered by LBA Technology, Inc. as the CoLoCoil™, this AM Isocoupler system permits trouble-free wireless antenna colocation on AM broadcast antenna towers. AM towers are frequently in highly desirable locations, and are often easier to zone than new towers, yielding construction economies and time-to-market advantages to cellular and PCS operators. However, before the advent of the LBA CoLoCoil™ system, the installation of wireless antennas on AM towers was often complex and unreliable because AM towers are “hot” with RF energy.
With the CoLoCoil™ colocation system installed, wireless antenna and coaxial cable installations have virtually no effect on the host AM tower, and the AM signal has no effect on the wireless antenna installation. LBA’s CoLoCoil™ is suitable for 3G, PCS, public safety, cellular, ESMR, fixed wireless and all other communications services. Full turnkey planning and installation services are provided in partnership with Lawrence Behr Associates, Inc. For emergency or temporary collocations, the CoLoCoil™ is available for short or long term lease. Details of AM colocation.
The CoLoCoil™ is another in a family of LBA products and services targeted to the innovative colocation of wireless services and currently in use worldwide by AT&T, Sprint, American Tower, Crown Castle, and others. LBA Technology is a unit of the LBA Group of Greenville, North Carolina that has provided technical and regulatory solutions to the broadcast and wireless industry for 40 years.