When it comes to public safety radio communications, Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) and Bi-Directional Amplifiers (BDA) can enhance communication and reception for public safety officials. In emergency situations, BDA-DAS solutions offer reliable communications needed to interact safely and maintain operations while amplifying the frequency of the radio signal.

Are they just for emergencies? No, they are not! If you have a concrete, low-e glass or metal framing structure, your radio frequency can be affected—while these structures are energy-efficient, they can interfere with the flow of connectivity and impact your signal as well as productivity for maintenance and security personnel. A perfect example is loss of signal while in a stairwell, basement, parking garage or utility garage. Businesses today are seeking stronger and more consistent connectivity for their employees’ day-to-day work safety and productivity. Fortunately, these systems can also be life-saving in emergency situations for first responders, and they can be the solution to maintain your organization’s infrastructure, connectivity and daily operations—improving productivity and company culture.

TOP 3 THINGS YOU GET WITH THE RIGHT BDA-DAS SYSTEM:

  • Enhanced coverage
  • Greater efficiency/speed
  • Peace of mind

EXAMPLES OF WHERE BDA-DAS IS NEEDED MOST (based on building requirements & local mandates)

  • Airport terminals
  • Apartment buildings
  • Commercial buildings
  • Hospitals Hotels
  • Parking garages
  • Schools and campuses

SIGNAL LOSS BY THE NUMBERS

MATERIAL LOSS IN DECIBELS AT 5 GHZ
Concrete (203 mm) 55,1581
Reinforced concrete 53,7989
Brick-faced concrete 39,8953
Brick-faced masonry block 32,6320
Concrete (102 mm) 26,0008
Brick 15,2806
Masonry block 14,9250
Timber 32,778
Glass 0,0688

BDA-DAS is a sophisticated system of antennas and repeaters that distribute a wireless radio connection throughout large areas or buildings. If you’re interested in reliable, safe and secure wireless connectivity—and you’re struggling with dead zones, dropped communication and the fear of what could happen in an emergency situation—a professional organization can conduct a walk-through to help you identify the best solution for your business. Likewise, it is critical to pay attention to various mandates legislated by the local fire marshal or AHJ (Authorities Having Jurisdiction) for public safety compliance; not only is an emergency DAS a must-have in critical situations, it is also a requirement from the NFPA and the IFC.

ComSource can conduct a thorough assessment, design and deploy a BDA-DAS system to enhance your public safety or cellular distributed antenna system requirements. Your facilities will enjoy consistent, reliable wireless connectivity and maintain compliance with local mandates, thanks to ComSource’s partnerships with the nation’s top manufacturers, carriers and AHJs.

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