Trump International Hotel & Tower chooses ADC In-Building wireless solution
Date: Thu, 04/23/2009 - 13:22
ADC announced that the Trump International Hotel and Tower in Chicago has deployed its InterReach Fusion(R) in-building cellular systems to provide clear and consistent cellular coverage for staff, visitors, and guests at the Chicago landmark.
Completed in 2008, the Trump International Hotel and Tower boasts 28 floors of guest rooms plus an additional 61 floors of condominium residences, making it a towering landmark of luxury at the north end of Chicago's Loop. During its three-year construction phase, hotel management recognized the need to provide in-building cellular coverage throughout the hotel's interior space, and chose ADC's InterReach Fusion system as the solution. Currently, Sprint and Verizon provide service through the Fusion system at the hotel, although discussions with AT&T and T-Mobile are underway.
"We wanted an in-building wireless system that could support all of the carriers in the area, and ADC came highly recommended by carriers and consultants," said Jerry Chang, IT director at the Trump International Hotel and Tower. "The Fusion system has eliminated service complaints from subscribers to the carriers who are on it so far, and we hope to have agreements with all other carriers soon."
The InterReach Fusion in-building distributed antenna system (DAS) feeds 174 remote antenna units (RAUs). Thanks to the Fusion system's active architecture, deployment teams were able to leverage existing fiber cabling in utility risers to extend signals from Main Hubs to Expansion hubs located on various floors, while the RAUs are linked to Expansion Hubs via standard CATV cable. This DAS architecture allows the RAU to be placed close to the user in strategic areas of the property where coverage improvement is needed most. The system delivers wireless service to all guest rooms as well as the reception area, a 23,000 square-foot spa, meeting rooms, the restaurant, and the bar.
"InterReach Fusion's high-performance architecture and ADC's proven ability to deliver effective coverage in high-rise hotels and residences has led to deployments in hospitality venues across the globe as quality wireless service is increasingly viewed as an essential amenity," said John Spindler, vice president of product management for ADC. "Our deployment at the Trump International Hotel and Tower leverages expertise gained through other high-profile deployments such as the City of Dreams in Macau, the Burj Al Arab in Dubai, and many of the premiere properties on the Las Vegas strip."