In-Building DAS Tips for Venue Owners

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>

A Case for Student Safety

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

School Safety Report

Radios or phones that do not receive signals inside school buildings are a serious gap.

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November Events

 

Communications Electronics will be at multiple events near you in

November. Expand your knowledge and expertise on wireless systems

that make your facility more efficient and safe. Learn about national

and local codes that mandate in-building public safety radio coverage and

how to enhance cellular and wireless data coverage throughout your buildings.

November 1
Baltimore Business Journal
Future of Downtown Baltimore
World Trade Center Baltimore
Baltimore, MD

November 8
Capital Buildings Engineering and Facility Maintenance Show
Martin’s Crosswinds
Greenbelt, MD

November 13
Public Safety Radio In-Building Seminar- Learn about Code Compliance
Pinstripes
Bethesda, MD
By invitation only. Invitations to follow the week of Oct. 15th.

For more information, contact us at 410-252-1222.

CE approved vendor for DAS Testing with DC Office of Unified Communications

On August 17th, 2018 the Washington, DC Office of Unified Communications (DC-OUC) announced, effective immediately, that Communications Electronics is an approved vendor for Public Safety Bi-Directional Amplifier (BDA) and Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) Acceptance and Annual Testing for buildings located in the District of Columbia.  This was the culmination of an 18-month collaboration between CE and DC-OUC focused on improving quality and expanding technical services to the Washington, DC community.

As the newest of three authorized companies, Communications Electronics is able to provide BDA and DAS testing and verification on behalf of the DC-OUC.  This service includes signal level measurements, Delivered Audio Quality (DAQ) testing, as well as other functional tests and installation inspections as required by DC-OUC.

CE is excited to add this to our market-leading portfolio of turn-key BDA and DAS services which includes Engineering, Project Management, Installation, Commissioning, Repair and Maintenance, and Testing. For more information, please contact us at info@talkcei.com.

DAS Technology Will Dominate The Future of In-Building Connectivity, Industry Experts Say

We are sharing an informative article by Tara Lerman of Bisnow.
At last month’s Wireless Tech Conference, a public sector IT manager, health system chief technology officer, airport manager, real estate developer and automotive program manager joined forces to discuss the future of wireless technology. They identified the challenges their industries are facing and shared their predictions for the future.
While each had different perspectives, there is one thing they all agreed on: Distributed antenna systems have come to define connectivity across industries.
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Survey: 74% of office workers complain about in-building cellular coverage

The Millennial age group is the most likely to complain, and healthcare and hospitality workers struggle with in-building cellular, a Zinwave report finds

At this point, it’s well-established that modern enterprise workforces need access to cellular connectivity inside office buildings, whether that’s a high-rise in Manhattan or a corporate campus in Dallas. But, while the larger trend is relatively clear-cut, it is a little more difficult to quantify the situation. Read more

CES expands in Queen Anne’s County

Communications Electronics Systems LLC (CES), a provider of security services such as video surveillance, access control, and intrusion detection systems, is expanding its operations in Queen Anne’s County and plans to hire 10 new employees in the coming months. The company is eligible for the state’s Job Creation Tax Credit.

CES was launched in 2017 as an expansion of the Maryland-based Communication Electronics, Inc., a 42-year-old communications company that is the largest Motorola partner/dealer on the east coast, with five offices and more than 150 employees that provide life safety and communications systems to a broad range of commercial business and government customers. Read more

DAS Defined for the CRE Professional

Bob Butcho of Connected Magazine explains the components of an in-building public safety distributed antenna system. In the article Bob writes;

Most municipalities in the US have building codes that mandate the installation of an in-building public safety radio distributed antenna system commonly referred to as a DAS. At emergency events twenty years ago most of the time only the on- scene commanders and their lieutenants were in continual voice contact via land mobile radios. Today, most if not all, fire fighters, police and emergency medical personnel have handheld radios and use them frequently. Read more

How To Choose the Right Installer for an In-Building Public Safety Radio Project

Choosing the right installer for your In-Building Public Safety Radio Project can make or break your project.  We are sharing this article by Bob Butchko with suggestions to consider when picking the right installer and questions you should be asking during the bidding process.

https://www.connectedremag.com/newsletter/one-choose-right-installer-building-public-safety-radio-project/

 

 

New Integrator CES Views Industry Consolidation as Opportunity to Strike

We would like to share an article by Rodney Bosch of Security and Sales Integration.

Communications Electronics Systems is now open for business in the Mid-Atlantic. With evermore regional and super-regional players disappearing into M&A, CES executives see a marketplace ripe for personal touch.

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