We found an interesting post from an interview with Rich Berliner of Connected Real Estate Magazine on connecting commercial real estate professionals with in-building wireless connectivity providers.
Here is an informative article by Joe Schmelzer which discusses the various types of DAS technologies available to improve cell service in your building. Joe writes:
Good cellular reception is critical to occupancy rates – whether it’s in apartment or office buildings, warehouses, retail spaces, restaurants, fitness centers, parking garages, or multi – use buildings. Tenants and guests expect to be able to use their cell phones whenever and wherever they want for convenience, business, entertainment, safety. or just to stay in touch.
Here is an informative whitepaper by iGR on the benefits of wireless networks for commercial properties.
Outdoor cellular coverage and capacity has improved significantly in the last two decades, such that the majority of the population now relies on their smartphones for personal and business communication. Indeed, an entire generation has now grown up without using a landline telephone or wired Ethernet- cellular and Wi-Fi are all they know.
We found an informative article written by Steven Reinhard of Connected Magazine. Steve writes:
Today, a well-known and highly cited statistic is that 80% or more of wireless calls originate indoors. Wireless communications are integral to how we live, work and play, and wireless networks and network connectivity have become the utility of the 21st century. No longer can owners of office buildings depend on reliable wireless coverage being provided by legacy outdoor towers or rooftop antennas. Today’s tenants view indoor wireless connectivity as essential to their ability to maintain an office and work, on par with electricity and climate control.
Communications Electronics (CE) is pleased to announce its recent membership with the Safer Buildings Coalition. As a leading in-building integrator in the Mid-Atlantic, CE is committed to providing reliable in-building connectivity for Public Safety and mobile phone communications. Along with our Land Mobile Radio and Intelligent Transportation System divisions, we excel at providing reliable solutions for mission critical data and communications.
The Safer Buildings Coalition is an independent, not-for-profit organization providing thought leadership and education focused on advancing policies, ideas, and technologies that ensure effective in-building communications capabilities for public safety personnel and the people they serve.
The Safer Buildings Coalition focuses on ensuring that every manner of communication inside buildings that would be useful during an emergency is available and functions correctly, when and where needed:
- Public must be able to dial 911 and be quickly and accurately located
- Mass Notification Texts must be received
- First Responder Communications, Including Land Mobile Radio and Smartphone / Cellular enabled services, must function where and when needed
“Safer Buildings Coalition relies on industry leaders like Communications Electronics to provide best of breed subject matter expertise to our work efforts”, said John Foley, General Manager for the Safer Buildings Coalition. “We are enormously grateful for the commitment and support of our members, and we are very excited to have access to the unique skill sets and knowledge that Communications Electronics offers our Community of Practice.”
Michael Cassell, CE’s In-Building CTO adds “We are so excited to partner with the Safer Buildings Coalition simply because we share a common mission – to connect people in the moments that matter. Partnering with the Coalition allows us to work with like-minded organizations to use current wireless communications technologies to serve our communities. We look forward to working with Safer Buildings Coalition and all of our partners to make a difference for emergency responders.”
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We are sharing an article posted by the Safer Buildings Coalition. Clay Kobernick, supplier relations manager at Anixter, discusses why a public safety distributed antenna system (DAS) is necessary in a commercial building and shares some of the requirements for a reliable and compliant public safety communications system.
Hi, I’m Clay Kobernick. Imagine you’re a firefighter in a burning building. You discover two people trapped in the stairwell, unconscious. You radio your crew to ask for help carrying them to safety. Unfortunately, there’s no signal coverage in the stairwell, and your message can’t get through. With no way to communicate with your crew or command, your job just became significantly more difficult and dangerous.
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Tim Strickler joins Communications Electronics with 25 years of corporate finance and administration experience within the professional service, manufacturing, retail and public accounting sectors, including both private and publicly-traded company environments. He has been active in his community, serving on non-profit boards and as a guest writer on leadership topics for the Central Penn Business Journal. Mr. Strickler holds a bachelor’s degree from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania and has worked as a Certified Public Accountant.
Mr. Strickler began his career at KPMG, one of the largest global CPA firms. He went on to serve in positions of increasing responsibility, domestically and in Europe, within a global Fortune 500 manufacturer later acquired by Johnson Controls. He then held progressive leadership posts within The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. for 15 years. In recent years, he operated an independent consultancy practice and most recently served as Chief Financial Officer for Advantage Engineers, LLC.
We are sharing an informative article from Connected Magazine on the importance of cellular in-building coverage and outlining the process to find the right solution.
Darlene Braunschweig writes:
There’s no way around it- in-building cellular coverage has become vital to a venue owners’ success and ability to attract and retain tenants. Often referred to as the fourth utility, in-building cellular coverage is now as absolute necessity for every type of venue, whether it’s a hotel, office, building, sports arena or hospital. If coverage is poor or non-existent, venue owners could be looking at a lot of vacancies on their property. Read more>
Sharing a video and article posted by the Safer Buildings Coalition demonstrating the critical factor in school safety.
Video – A Case for Student Safety: Hear what school officials have to say about FirstNet’s role in their students’ safety
Radios or phones that do not receive signals inside school buildings are a serious gap.
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