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Larson Electronics Releases Portable Cell on Wheels for Telecommunications Coverage in Large Venues


February 5, 2016
By Business Wire News

KEMP, Texas

Larson Electronics, a leading industrial lighting company, announced the addition of a new rolling antenna cart to its growing catalog of products and offerings. The antenna cart (WAL-M-SAWC) is designed to be a portable miniature cell on wheels to extend cellular coverage in large venues, such as stadiums, arenas and outdoor fields. The unit can be used to support concerts, conventions and sporting events, including the highly anticipated 50th anniversary of The Big Game in Santa Clara on February 7, 2016.

The WAL-M-SAWC Mini Portable Cell on Wheels offers flexible coverage options for customers. Up to two antennas can be mounted to the mast head, and up to four amplifiers to the cart frame (customers will be required to provide their own antennas and amplifiers). When in use, the unit extends up to 13’ in height for wide coverage. A manually powered hand crank allows for seamless deployment and adjustment of the antennas. When stowed, the antenna cart collapses and folds to fit under most standard 7’ doorways found in large venues.

Retractable outriggers situated within the corners of the cart offers additional stability and even support. This COW is equipped with four rubber off-road wheels for seamless portability via ATVs, golf carts or manual maneuvering by hand using a built-in, extended handle. A front axle with a flexible pivot point (rotates 340°) located in front of the cart allows for tight turns.

Technical specifications & features:

  • Wheeled cart base
  • Two-antenna, four-amplifier capacity
  • 13’ extension
  • Four retractable outriggers
  • Front axle with close to 360° pivot point
  • Extended handle

“This unit was used in the hosting venue for a Taylor Swift concert, and will be used by professional and collegiate football organizations. Similar units will be used this weekend during the culminating 50th anniversary of The Big Game in Santa Clara between Denver and Carolina to provide cell service to all spectators,” said Jeremy Blankenship, Lighting Designer for Larson Electronics.

About Larson Electronics: Larson Electronics is a manufacturer of industrial lighting equipment and accessories. The company offers an extensive catalog of industry-grade lighting and power distribution products for the following sectors: manufacturing, construction, food processing, oil and gas, military, marine and automobile. Customers can benefit from the company’s hands-on, customized approach to lighting solutions. Larson Electronics provides expedited service for quotes, customer support and shipments.

Larson Electronics
Robert Bresnahan, 1-800-369-6671
sales@larsonelectronics.com