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Westell Technologies Introduces a FirstNet Ready Repeater Solution

February 22, 2016

PS51080 is a Future-proofed, NFPA 72 Compliant Public Safety Signal Booster

AURORA, IL, February 22, 2016Westell Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: WSTL), a leading provider of in-building wireless, intelligent site management, cell site optimization, and outside plant solutions, today announces that it has released its latest in-building repeater solution. The PS51080 is designed to provide customers with the ability to install an in-building repeater that will meet both the existing public safety communication regulations and allow customers to prepare for future mandates and nationwide network deployments for emergency and disaster preparedness communications.

Westell engineered the PS51080 to satisfy the future efforts of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet), a government mandated agency established to implement the deployment and operation of a common nationwide public safety broadband network for local and federal first responders and other public safety personnel. The PS51080 repeater also meets the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) compliance, NFPA 72, with features including: antenna monitoring and alarming, 24-hour battery back-up capabilities, and a NEMA Type 4 red enclosure.

“Our new repeater solution is about more than just meeting the industry requirements – it’s about quality, reassurance, and planning,” states Rick Good, Senior Vice President of Westell’s In-building Wireless Group. “The PS51080 repeater advancements designed to support FirstNet and meet NFPA 72 requirements is another way Westell shows its commitment to not only our customers, but also the people we serve. Our nation’s first responders were top of mind during the development of this product.”

PS51080 Public Safety Signal Booster Features:

  • NFPA 72 compliant Class B amplifier
  • UL Listed
  • FirstNet Ready
  • 700 and 800 MHz bands independently controlled
  • Independent power and gain control per band
  • Sharp SAW filtering reduces interference from competing signals
  • Compact NEMA Type 4 red enclosure

For additional information on the PS51080 NFPA 72 Public Safety Signal Booster, visit westell.com or call 877.844.4274.

About Westell Technologies
Westell Technologies, Inc. is a leading provider of in-building wireless, intelligent site management, cell site optimization, and outside plant solutions focused on innovation and differentiation at the edge of communication networks, where end users connect. The Company’s comprehensive set of products and solutions enable service providers and network operators to improve performance and reduce operating expenses. With millions of products successfully deployed worldwide, Westell is a trusted partner for transforming communication networks into high quality, reliable systems.  For more information, please visit www.westell.com.

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