Comptek Has New line of 5G Shrouds and Mounts Designed for High Winds


Comptek Technologies, an Aero Wireless Group company specializing in smart poles and wireless infrastructure solutions, last week announced a line of shrouds and mounts that they hope will simplify and expedite permitting and deployments for wireless network operators. The company is the developer of CityPole® smart poles.

They describe their DeploymentReadyTM 5G tri-sector shroud, 5G modular shroud and accompanying mounts as “the smallest and lightest available for concealing 5G antenna integrated radios (AIR) and managing cables. Designed and tested to reduce installation time, the company’s line of shrouds and mounts also feature aesthetic and architectural qualities important to municipalities.”

The shroud weighs in at four pounds. All cables are concealed in the shroud’s 30-inch by 7-inch by 7-inch profile and houses three AIR in a 48-inch tall by 16-inch diameter body above a decorative transition shroud. 

Made of the latest composite materials, the shrouds feature weather-resistant properties to minimize UV degradation and maximize longevity, durability and insect and water mitigation. The company says they have put the equipment through extensive modeling, thermal analysis simulations, and third-party laboratory testing to ensure products meet GR-487 requirements. 

Strap or bolt mounting systems are available to provide quick installation and the flexibility to mount a single antenna or multiple antennas on streetlight and traffic signal poles. The pole top mount is adjustable for various pole diameters.  The sidearm mount conceals cabling and provides a perch to attach the pole top shroud. All Comptek shrouds and mounts integrate to existing or new metal poles, traffic signal poles and wood poles. 

Engineered and rigorously tested to AASHTO, TIA and local building codes, Comptek’s mounts and attachments withstand maximum wind speeds over 170 m.p.h., as required by Florida build codes.

Strict aesthetic requirements for 5G network deployments delayed network deployments in Santa Monica, San Diego and Anaheim, California. Comptek’s DeploymentReadyTM solutions enabled wireless operators to propose aesthetically and architecturally sound solutions to the municipalities and swiftly secure permit approvals.

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