Public Safety Solutions
- NEMA 4 rated RF Repeater that is FCC Type Accepted and UL Listed
- UPS in a NEMA rated enclosure with 24 hour run time
- Solutions for VHF, UHF, 700 MHz and 800 MHz frequencies
- Fire panel integration services for alarming via partner(s)
- Guarantee coverage requirements
- Acceptance Test Procedures (ATP)
- Annual evaluation and testing of system review with documentation
- DAS monitoring services to ensure functionality when system is needed
Supporting Public Safety two-way radio communications is a requirement we take very seriously. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the International Fire Code (IFC) are the two most prominent code development organizations. Local jurisdictions, Authority Having Jurisdiction, (AHJ) will typically adopt these new building codes. In 2011 many local jurisdictions began enforcing the NFPA 72-2010 and the IFC 510.1 with Appendix J to ensure First Responder radios function reliably inside of buildings. Our Public Safety solutions (VHF, UHF, 700 MHz, 800 MHz) meet or exceed the State Fire Codes and we will adjust to meet or exceed local jurisdictions as required.
An important part of business is working with the cellular carriers themselves. WAC is an approved partner of all of the major carriers in the US. Being approved to work for a carrier is further validation of our capabilities and experience that we can pass onto our clients. Give yourself the best chance of a successful DAS deployment–work with carrier-approved firms only.
What is DAS?
Fiber DAS (Active DAS)
An active DAS is the more common type and often the choice of larger organizations looking to leverage their investment down the road for other wireless services or when layering cellular coverage frequencies onto the DAS. These systems require fiber-optic cabling between a common head end and remote equipment locations. These numerous remote locations also require Active equipment at each point to convert the signals from optical back to Radio Frequencies (RF). There are a various types of Active DAS. Each type has its inherent value, and the best approach for each organization is determined during the consulting and design phases of a project.
A passive DAS is a system typically comprised of a Bi-Directional Amplifier (BDA) or a Repeater. Signal is distributed via a network infrastructure of coaxial cables and antennas. There is generally no fiber cabling involved and minimal equipment/electronics. These types of systems are generally specific in nature (purpose or frequency) and are not conducive to expansion or multi-carrier solutions. They are commonly used as a fundamental solution for lower frequencies, such as Public Safety coverage, and in situations where there is no requirement for additional growth. Due to the reduced amount of electronics as well as the exclusion of fiber optics, there are some recognizable cost savings when utilizing a Passive DAS.
It enables your customers and employees to stay connected. This will help attract customers to your venue and help your customers and employees feel safe knowing that they never have to worry about a lack of cell phone reception.
Unless you have a carrier DAS trained professional on staff, chances are that you will need to bring in a subject matter expert for this task. Our expertise in the industry provides us with the knowledge and ability to properly engineer your carrier DAS to meet the requirements of the carriers.
This task is usually undertaken by the facilities dept. However, if time and/or knowledge constraints are a concern, our team of professionals possess the ability to fully manage the necessary tasks.
The answers to your additional questions are provided as the service offering of a qualified consultant.