The challenge was to design and implement a Public Safety Emergency Responder Radio Coverage System (ERRCS) to cover a newly constructed building on the campus of the University of Portland. The system was to be fully functional and provide the ability to expand the system to existing buildings in the future as well as offer the ability to add Cellular carriers at a later date.
The system was designed using active components that are fiber-fed and capable of future expansion. The active fiber system provided the ability to meet the university’s current needs and the ability to meet the need of future expansion to additional buildings as well as the addition of multiple cellular carriers with the addition of minimal future assets. The design provided adequate coverage for the ERRCS with a robust antenna layout capable of meeting all of the cellular carrier’s stringent requirements, based on the potential need for carrier expansion. All of the system components were selected to meet the requirements of the ERRCS and cellular carriers.
Wireless Applications Consulting provided expert knowledge and solutions for engineering, management of all cabling installation, installation of all passive & active components, testing, commissioning, and FCC certification.
The DAS constructed at PCC Cascades was a fiber ERRCS DAS system that was designed and built by multiple subcontractors and did not meet NFPA, IFC, or local Oregon 510 fire code requirements. The challenge was to assist the electrical contractor in finishing the previously designed ERRCS by providing comprehensive consulting, commissioning and NFPA, IFC and OR 510 code compliant testing services.
WAC evaluated and recommended additional components that were missing from original design. Based on these recommendations, the necessary parts were obtained and installed under WAC’s direction and supervision which brought the system into compliance with all local, national, and international fire codes.
Wireless Applications Consulting provided skillful solutions to bring the ERRCS up to par with the requirements of NFPA, IFC, and the City of Portland based on competent knowledge of code requirements. Wireless Applications consulting played an integral role in testing, commissioning, and final acceptance of the system by the local Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) and the local 911 radio system engineer.
The Casino had a carrier DAS system which was originally designed and partially installed by another company which closed its doors prior to completing the installation. The challenge was to complete the system utilizing the existing coax and passive devices. installed parts and provide and installing the necessary missing components.
WAC tested the previously installed cables and components to confirm that the installation met the manufacturer’s specifications. Based on the test results, a new design was created which made use of the existing cabling and passive devices. WAC then installed active equipment and components and provided insight as to the missing components, finishing the system. Utilizing the existing components allowed WAC to complete the system at a minimized cost to the customer.
WAC completed the testing of the currently installed system and engineered the areas of the DAS system that were not yet installed. Wireless Applications Consulting managed the installation of all missing cables and installed the missing active and passive components to complete the cellular coverage system. Wireless Applications Consulting then commissioned and tested the completed system as well as provided support to the customer during the cellular carrier’s integration into the system.