Profile: Wireless Telecom Group Inc (WTT.A)
14 Dec 2017
Wireless Telecom Group, Inc., incorporated on June 7, 1905, designs and manufactures radio frequency (RF) and microwave-based products for wireless and communications industries. The Company operates through two segments: network solutions, and test and measurement. The network solutions segment includes the operations of its subsidiary, Microlab/FXR (Microlab). The Company, through Microlab, designs and manufactures a range of RF passive components and integrated subsystems for signal conditioning and distribution in the wireless infrastructure markets, particularly for distributed antenna systems (DAS), in-building wireless solutions industry, radio base-station market and medical equipment sector. Microlab's passive RF components share its capabilities in the area of broadband frequency coverage and low Passive Intermodulation (PIM). Microlab product offerings include neutral host DAS and co-siting combiner solutions, hybrid couplers and hybrid matrices, cross band couplers, attenuators, RF terminations, RF power splitter and diplexers, as well as RF combiners and broadband combiner boxes for in-building DAS deployments. The Company also offers long-term evolution (LTE) software and embedded hardware, and customized fourth generation (4G)/fifth generation (5G) solutions.
The test and measurement segment is comprised primarily of the operations of Boonton Electronics Corporation (Boonton) and Noise Com, Inc. (Noisecom). The Company designs and produces electronic test and measurement equipment, including power meters, voltmeters, capacitance meters, audio and modulation meters, portable passive intermodulation test equipment for field-based testing of cellular transmission signals and accessory products. These products measure the power of RF and microwave systems used by the military and in commercial sectors like telecommunications. Boonton products are also used to test terrestrial and satellite communications, radar and telemetry. Certain power meter products are designed for measuring signals based on wideband modulation formats, allowing a range of measurements to be made, including maximum power, peak power, average power and minimum power. The Company markets its products and services across the world under the brand names, Boonton, Microlab and Noisecom. Its suite of instruments and components includes peak power meters, signal analyzers, RF passive components and integrated subsystems, noise modules and precision noise generators. The Company serves both commercial and government markets with solutions in DAS, cellular/mobile, wireless fidelity (Wi-Fi), worldwide interoperability for microwave access (WiMAX), private mobile radio, satellite, cable, radar, avionics, medical and computing applications.
The Company's noise components and instruments (noise source products) are used as a method to provide wide band signals for telecommunication and defense applications, and as a reference standard for instruments and systems, including radar and satellite communications. Additionally, noise sources are used for jamming RF signals, and blocking or disturbing enemy radar and other communications, as well as insulating and protecting friendly communications. Noise sources also are used in radar systems as part of built-in test equipment to monitor the radar receiver and in satellite communications. The Company also offers a line of broadband test sources serving the cable television and cable modem industry, including measurement solutions for community antenna television (CATV) equipment, Data-Over-Cable Service Interface Specification (DOCSIS) and digital Television. The Company provides recalibration services for instrument products to domestic and international customers, and also calibrates test equipment manufactured by others.
The Company manages the sale of products to customers and manufacturers' representatives through its Website, product literature, publication of articles, presentations at technical conferences, direct mailings, trade advertisements and trade show exhibitions. The Company's products are sold globally through its in-house sales people and by over 100 manufacturers' representatives and distributors (the Company's channel partners).
The Company holds interest in CommAgility. CommAgility is a developer of embedded signal processing and RF modules and long-term evolution (LTE) physical layer (PHY)/stack software, for 4G and 5G mobile network and related applications. CommAgility designs digital signal processor (DSP), field-programmable gate array (FPGA) and RF technologies into compact products based on industry architectures. CommAgility's LTE software for mobile devices and wireless infrastructure includes PHY and protocol stack for small cells, PHY and protocol stack for terminals, a scheduler for small cells, and Internet protocol (IP) development in the areas of advanced PHY algorithms in multi-core software defined radio (SDR) platforms.
The Company competes with Agilent Technologies, Inc., Rhode & Schwartz GmbH & Co. KG, Anritsu Corporation, Kathrein, Commscope and Westell Technologies, Inc.
Wireless Telecom Group Inc
25 Eastmans Rd
PARSIPPANY NJ 07054-3702