When crisis situations occur and first responders are on the scene, a Public Safety DAS (distributed antenna system) ensures real-time, mission-critical communications between safety professionals during an emergency response. First responders coordinate efforts via radio signals broadcast within government-mandated frequency ranges, normally in the VHF, UHF, 700, and 800 MHz . . .
A Public Safety Communication System, also known as a Public Safety DAS (distributed antenna system) or an Emergency Responder Communication Enhancement System (ERCES), is an antenna-based system that ensures first responders and safety officials will maintain mission-critical wireless communications during emergency situations within building structures of all sizes. Those . . .
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Reliable in-building public safety communications are crucial in the event of an emergency. To achieve reliable communications for first responders, building owners or operators often are required to install signal boosters. The work of the owner doesn’t stop there, however. The International Fire Code states, “The owner of the building . . .
“We built a new multi-family residential building and installed an Emergency Responder Communication Enhancement Systems (ERCES). Per the code, we had it connected to a fire alarm panel in order for the appropriate authorities to be notified in the event of a system failure. One day such a failure occurred . . .
Emergency “drop kits”, handsets, modems, and Internet of Things (IoT) modules are all emerging and will be available soon (if not already) for First Responders looking to utilize FirstNet. Following the recent APCO show in Las Vegas, RCR Wireless News reported several product announcements including a handset developed by Motorola . . .
FCC commissioners initiated a proceeding to examine potential new rules that might spur greater use of the 4.9 GHz spectrum band currently dedicated to public safety. Several FCC commissioners said less than 4% of potential licenses use the 4.9 GHz band, which the FCC designated for public-safety use in 2002 and . . .
“We just moved into a new state of the art, energy efficient facility and our wireless devices don’t work.” This statement is heard far too frequently. The list of communications technologies and systems in buildings are constantly evolving. New technologies and their applications often define the type of systems required . . .