Business Wire

DNP Develops Reflect Array to Expand 5G Coverage Area

Share

Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd. (DNP, TOKYO: 7912) has developed a Reflect Array that flexibly reflects the millimetre waves used in fifth generation (5G) mobile communications systems to expand coverage area.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210830005245/en/

To view this piece of content from mms.businesswire.com, please give your consent at the top of this page.

Image of Reflect Array (Graphic: Business Wire)

Compared to general metal reflectors, the new product is capable of reflecting millimetre waves in a more targeted manner. As a result, there are fewer restrictions on installation, making it possible to improve the communications environment in locations where radio waves have been difficult to reach, such as those in the shadow of buildings. In addition, the new product boasts superior design features allowing it to respond to various installation environment considerations.

Background

The 24GHz and above radio waves used in the high-speed large-capacity communications of 5G are higher frequency milliwaves than those used in 4G, and maintain a larger information capacity. At the same time, they are characterized by strong straightness properties and short reach, leading to radio waves being blocked in areas such as in the shadow of buildings making it difficult to ensure communication quality. Also, when adding base stations and relay equipment to resolve this issue, new challenges emerge, such as large costs and the difficulty of securing installation space.

DNP has once again risen to the challenge, taken advantage of proprietary microfabrication technology, and by applying an original concept has successfully separated the Frequency Selection Reflection Layer that selectively reflects predetermined frequency bands while merely passing through other radio waves, and the Reflective Direction Control Layer, a special dielectric layer that decides the direction of incoming and reflected radio waves, to develop a Reflect Array that makes it easier to control for the characteristics of each layer. The newly developed product is cheaper than installing base stations and relay equipment, and does not require a power source. It can, therefore, be installed in a variety of location, which contributes to significant improvements in the 5G communications environment.

Features

  • Can be installed in a variety of locations

Unlike metal reflectors that reflect radio waves directly as in a mirror, the newly developed product is a reflective array capable of the asymmetric reflection of specific frequency radio waves. It is possible to flexibly set the frequency band to be reflected, the incidence angle of the radio waves received from the base station, and the reflection angle to deliver the radio waves, along with the spread of the reflection waves. As a result, it is now possible to effectively deliver radio waves to locations where it was previously difficult to do so. As a power source is no longer needed the new product can also be used in locations where installation space is restricted.

  • Effective designs based on original concepts

The new product is comprised of three layers: the Frequency Selective Surface Layer that selectively reflects predetermined frequency bands while merely passing through other radio waves, the Reflective Direction Control Layer that decides the direction of incoming and reflected radio waves, and a Design Cover Layer that not only protects these two layers, but also provides the durability required of construction materials along with high level design features that are conducive to various installation environment considerations.

  • Effective improvement of radio wave conditions

We have made it is possible to pre-adjust the spread of the reflection waves in answer to the desire to deliver reflection waves over a broad area, or to gather those waves into specific devices.

  • Reduces the impact on existing radio waves

Unlike metal reflectors that reflect all radio waves, the new product passes through all but target radio waves, reducing the impact on existing radio waves.

  • Superior design features

It is possible to print various patterns on the surface of the Design Cover Layer, making it possible to add external designs, including interior, exterior and advertising signboards.

Usage Scene

Recently, we have seen more companies and organizations consider the adoption of 5G as a means of targeting the realization of smart cities and smart factories that exploit robots and the Internet of Things (IoT). Commercialization efforts are already underway. With the development of the Reflect Array, we anticipate the following installation instances in cases where the radio wave environment is expected to deteriorate due to obstacles, and aim to link these initiatives to the spread of 5G.

  • Improvement of the communication environment behind radio wave shields in smart factories
  • Improvement of mobile device usage environment indoors at business offices and educational sites
  • Usage at exhibition spaces where layouts change with each event and radio wave shielding conditions alter
  • Usage at stadiums and amusement facilities where area-specific information is delivered
  • Applications leveraging design elements, such as urban buildings, walls and signboards that require harmony with the surrounding environment

Looking Ahead

DNP will work jointly with various communications-related companies, including communications carriers, to verify the functionality of the new product, aiming for commercialization from FY 2023.

The new product is a Passive type Reflect Array that fixes the reflection direction of the radio waves. We will engage in joint development of an Active type Reflect Array with multiple companies, and this research has been selected as a national project in FY2021.

About DNP

DNP is one of the world’s largest comprehensive printing companies, providing a diverse portfolio of products and services to about 20,000 corporate clients worldwide. Since we were founded in 1876, we have consistently innovated new products and processes, and have successfully integrated proprietary printing and information technologies to branch out into various fields, including packaging, decorative materials, display components, and electronic devices. DNP continues to take on the challenge of new business fields, including those related to the environment, energy, and life sciences. Our aim is to become a principal provider of solutions to a variety of problems by developing and combining new technologies.

To view this piece of content from cts.businesswire.com, please give your consent at the top of this page.

Contact information

Media contact:
Mr. Yusuke Kitagawa, IR and Public Relations Division
TEL: +81-3-6735-0101
E-mail: kitagawa-y3@mail.dnp.co.jp

About Business Wire

For more than 50 years, Business Wire has been the global leader in press release distribution and regulatory disclosure.

Subscribe to releases from Business Wire

Subscribe to all the latest releases from Business Wire by registering your e-mail address below. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Latest releases from Business Wire

Ibsen Scope Is Announcing Grants 202228.9.2021 13:00:00 EEST | Press release

Ibsen Scope Grants 2022 are now applicable for individual artists, theatre companies, institutions and organizations worldwide. The program amount to a total of NOK 2.000.000,-. (Approx. Euro 205.000,- /USD 248.000,-). The program offers funding for innovative performing arts projects. The projects must act as incentives for critical discourses on society related matters and be based on one or more of Henrik Ibsen’s plays. Applications are submitted through our website, and an appointed jury will evaluate the applications. For further information, statutes and application form see www.ibsenscope.com Deadline for applications is December 9th 2021. The winners of the Ibsen Scope Grants 2022 will be invited to Ibsen Scope Festival at Teater Ibsen in Skien, Norway in May 2022. Not heard of Ibsen Scope? We have changed our name. Ibsen Awards is now Ibsen Scope! We still look at the world through Henrik Ibsen’s lenses. We still engage in vivid, critical and artistic discourses on the works a

REPLY: Countdown to the Reply Cyber Security Challenge 202128.9.2021 10:30:00 EEST | Press release

On the 15th of October 2021, Reply will launch the fourth edition of the Reply Cyber Security Challenge, a team-based coding competition open to young professionals and cyber security enthusiasts from all over the world. This year’s edition will be supported by Intesa Sanpaolo, one of the top banking groups in Europe, and Immersive Labs, the platform empowering businesses to increase, measure and evidence human capability in every part of their cybersecurity. Intesa Sanpaolo‘s support confirms its commitment to increase education, awareness and training on cybersecurity among young people. Improving cybersecurity knowledge, skills and judgement is Immersive Labs’ mission and the Reply Cyber Security Challenge represents a new and engaging way to power up people’s cyber capabilities. The challenge, which in 2020 welcomed more than 10,000 participants from 160 countries gather together in 2,380 teams, aims to put teams (from 2 to 4 players) in competition in a 24-hour marathon, Capture T

Speech Processing Solutions (SPS) becomes a Nuance Dragon Medical One Distributor in Europe and Asia Pacific Region28.9.2021 10:02:00 EEST | Press release

Speech Processing Solutions (SPS), a leader in professional dictation, has announced they are joining forces with Nuance Communications as an official distributor of Nuance Dragon Medical One, the leading cloud-based speech recognition solution for clinical documentation, in Europe and Asia Pacific Regions. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210928005069/en/ © Philips Dictation (Photo: Business Wire) One-stop shop for all voice-to-text needs This agreement enables SPS to become a one-stop-shop for healthcare solution partners and resellers providing dictation, speech recognition, and transcription software, as well as all hardware needs. The Nuance Dragon Medical One solution, which allows clinicians to document the complete patient record by voice, can now be easily combined with leading dictation workflow software and dictation hardware, such as the leading Philips SpeechMike line-up. Dr. Thomas Brauner, CEO of

Tigo Energy to Reveal New Solutions for Solar Fleet Management and Fire Safety at Intersolar Europe28.9.2021 10:00:00 EEST | Press release

Tigo Energy, Inc., the solar industry’s worldwide leader in Flex MLPE (Module Level Power Electronics), confirms the Company’s presence at the upcoming Intersolar Europe in Munich, Germany. Tigo representatives will showcase the entire family of Tigo TS4 Flex MLPE devices, including the recently introduced TS4-A-2F and the Tigo Energy Intelligence software platform. Together, these Tigo products make up the most cost-effective and advanced solution for rapid shutdown on large-scale solar projects. Tigo Energy has led solar innovation with its Tigo TS4 Flex MLPE by providing the freedom for customers to choose the features and components for their solar installations. Over the past 12 months, Tigo released key updates and innovations to its Flex MLPE product line to address the growing demand for high-power solar modules and energy projects that call for a diversified set of fire safety, monitoring, management, and power optimization features. “The Tigo TS4 is a fixture in the systems w

Galderma to Unveil Ground-breaking Data From Across Its Leading Dermatology Portfolio and Showcase Major Update for Sensitive Skincare Brand CETAPHIL® at the 2021 EADV Congress28.9.2021 09:30:00 EEST | Press release

Galderma’s presence at the 2021 European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV) virtual congress on September 29 – October 2 will reveal new data and showcase the company’s sophisticated portfolio and services across the spectrum of dermatology. The company’s redesigned virtual booth will have dedicated areas presenting Galderma’s innovations in Consumer Care and Prescription Medicine. Unveiling new data in Prescription Medicine The congress will see the unveiling of exciting new data from Galderma relating to rosacea, acne, actinic keratosis, atopic dermatitis and prurigo nodularis. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions to the faculties during live Q&A sessions. On Thursday, September 30, Professor Alison Layton^ will chair the symposium Personalizing Acne: Consensus of Experts to Optimize Acne Management. Together with her co-speakers, Professor Layton will provide practical solutions for longitudinal management of acne. On the same day, Professor Gil Yosipovitc

ThreatConnect Expands Into South Africa, Partnering With Leading MSSP28.9.2021 08:00:00 EEST | Press release

ThreatConnect, Inc.®, the leader in reducing complexity and enabling better decision-making in cybersecurity, announced that it has entered a strategic partnership with BUI, Microsoft’s largest Security and Consulting Partner in South Africa. BUI is an award-winning Microsoft Azure Expert MSP, a member of the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association, and a Gold Microsoft Partner delivering cloud and security solutions, as well as professional services, in SA and across the world. With Cyber Risk Quantification (CRQ), Threat Intelligence Platform (TIP) and Security Orchestration, Automation, and Response (SOAR) capabilities combined, ThreatConnect unifies the actions of the security team around the most critical tasks, supports their response with streamlined and automated workflows, and strengthens the entire security ecosystem through powerful technology integrations. With ThreatConnect’s comprehensive intelligence-driven SOAR, BUI (among other MSSPs) sees a plethora of immediate be

GlobalLogic Launches Collaborative Hub Based in Lumada Innovation Hub Tokyo28.9.2021 03:00:00 EEST | Press release

Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501, “Hitachi”) and GlobalLogic*1, a Hitachi Group Company, today announced the launch of a collaborative hub to promote digital transformation (DX) services in the Japanese market. Based in the Lumada Innovation Hub Tokyo*2, a co-creation base for Hitachi, this collaboration hub combines capabilities of GlobalLogic and Lumada. Delivering on the joint integration strategy, this partnership aims to jump-start GlobalLogic’s entry into Japan, and will accelerate business development for design-led Digital Engineering services of GlobalLogic, establishing a system to support customers in Japan starting from fiscal 2022. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210927005848/en/ A workshop connecting “Lumada Innovation Hub Tokyo” and GlobalLogic's Design and Engineering Centers. (Photo: Business Wire) "The market demand for DX continues to grow at a fast pace, as global brands increasingly leverage digit

In our pressroom you can read all our latest releases, find our press contacts, images, documents and other relevant information about us.

Visit our pressroom