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As Your Source for Seamless Connectivity for over 25 years, ComSource has engineered, installed and maintained multiple Emergency Responder Radio Communications Systems (ERRCS), also known as Public Safety – Distributed Antenna Systems (PS-DAS) for both public and private facilities. Additionally, ComSource also has extensive experience in designing and installing In-Building Cellular-DAS solutions to enhance carrier coverage.

Why Is Public Safety – DAS important?

Local mandates established by the FCC with oversight by the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) and International Fire Code (IFC) requires facilities to be complaint with providing first responders with ample two-way radio coverage for communications within an emergency situation such as fire, security threat, natural disaster, and more. Comprehensive wireless two-way radio (RF) coverage even needs to extend to basements, stairwells, electrical closets, elevator shafts, parking garages, and more.

How Can You Be Code Compliant?

Municipalities are enforcing code compliance through the local Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ), such as your local Fire Marshall to ensure your Emergency Responder Radio Coverage (ERRC) provides first responders’ safety and communication in the case of an emergency. To maintain your building’s certificate of occupancy your Public Safety-DAS must be inspected and tested annually in order to guarantee functionality during critical times. At ComSource, we can take the guess work out of working with your AHJ and keeping your system complaint, by providing an annual service inspection, and when necessary; system upgrades that will meet or exceed the AHJ’s mandates.

How does a Public Safety BDA-DAS work?

Bi-Directional Amplifiers, also known as BDAs, are signal boosters that support two-way radio and cellular communications throughout a facility – improving challenging areas that might not otherwise receive a wireless signal. BDAs are amplifiers/repeaters that boost and distribute a signal covering various frequencies. BDAs are traditionally part of a Distributed Antenna System (DAS). The DAS is a network of antennas that receive the external signals. These signals are internally distributed on a common cable or fiber transport that distributes the signal to the BDAs to amplify the RF or cellular signals. Collectively, BDA/DAS equipment is often referred to as wireless In-Building Solutions.

Do Your Operational-Critical Radio Coverage Needs to be Enhanced?

Installing BDAs are not only beneficial for First Responders in an emergency, Operational- Critical Two-Way Radio Coverage can also improve productivity and safety for work teams such as maintenance, engineering, operations, and security. If these work teams are experiencing similar loss of coverage or connectivity challenges in hard-to-reach coverage areas with their two-way radios, consider enhancing your UHF-VHF frequencies.

What’s the Difference between Public Safety DAS and Cellular-DAS?

These two systems are unique, and cannot support one another. By necessity, the Public Safety-DAS needs to operate independently of a Cellular-DAS.

Why Is Cellular-DAS Critical?

With the explosion of wireless devices such as phones, tablets and laptops operating on carrier frequencies, in-building signal coverage can all too frequently become compromised resulting in lost productivity or worse compromising tenant safety. Adding to the volume of wireless devices competing for a cellular coverage, are new construction materials such as steel, concrete and Low-E Glass that frequently impede signal strength requiring facilities to enhance their cellular or RF coverage.
When it comes to Cellular-DASS ComSource is equally proficient in designing, installing and maintaining
Cellular-DAS Networks. ComSource routinely works with all the major carriers including AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint to design and engineer a custom Cellular-DAS solutions that meet the carriers, as well as the facilities and tenants’ unique requirements.

The ComSource Advantage

From Public Safety-DAS to Cellular-DAS ComSource has extensive experience deploying in-building wireless systems to meet nearly any operating condition. As nearly every BDA solution is unique, we custom-design each system to meet the unique specifications of each environment and its users. We work with the industry’s leading manufacturers of bi-directional amplifiers and distributed antenna systems from companies such as Cobham, Tessco, and Westell to fit your budget and extend your coverage and range.

ComSource Offers Solutions That Are:

  • Uniquely Designed
  • Code Compliant
  • Expertly Installed
  • Routinely Serviced
  • Annually Tested

To explore the right In-Building Wireless System to get your facility compliant and fully operational, please contact us today for your FREE consultation.