DAS / Cell Boosting
Get better cell phone reception throughout your building
Poor cell signal? Construction materials like concrete, metal and low-e glass materials, especially in LEED-certified buildings can bounce back cellular and radio frequency signals resulting in low signal or frequently dropped calls.
Similarly, the metal body of most vehicles blocks signal. Distance from or obstructions between cell towers are other factor.
Additionally, the amount of voice and data required simultaneously by multiple users can slow down or even interrupt cellular performance.
How do cell boosters work?
EKHO COMM can provide a solution to this issue by installing a network of relatively small antennas to serve as cellular signal repeaters. These antennas are physically connected to a central controller which is integrated with the wireless carrier’s network.
For example, a donor antenna is installed on the roof, which sends and receives signal from the cell tower. From the donor antenna the amplifier (booster) receives and boosts the signal coming in. Small indoor antennas are run from the amplifier throughout the facility to distribute the boosted cellular signal.
(DAS) Distributed Antenna System BENEFITS
- Increasing demands for voice and data cellular services are putting pressure on facility owners to provide in-building coverage for numerous commercial wireless carriers.
- DAS will ensure tenants get cellular and radio signals regardless of location in a structure
- Most new buildings will be required to have a two-way emergency responder radio DAS to meet local codes, ensuring that in the event of an emergency, public safety workers are able to communicate throughout the building.
- Ensures equal carrier service throughout the building/campus.
- Is scalable and enables the ability to add new technologies and services without cumbersome contracts.
- Enables the ability to integrate paging and on-site radio systems as well as emergency responder and cellular coverage over one neutral host system.
- Provides the ability to control installation standards and contractors to guarantee that the quality level of the installation is maintained.
- Integrates public safety into one common infrastructure in order to meet Utah NFPA Fire Code, Section 510.