The Evolution of In-Building Public Safety Communications

Sharing this must read article by Joe Schmelzer of Connected Real Estate Magazine on the in’s and out’s of in-building public safety communications. Joe writes:

If your building is on fire or some other emergency is occurring onthe premises that threatens lives or property, you depend on a wellhoned and coordinated team of first responders to save the day. And they do. Read more:

Middleprise 2.0

How do you define Middleprise? Read this article by Scott Gregory of Connected Real Estate Magazine on the evolution of this term as the industry evolves:
Four years ago SOLiD started the MIDDLEPRISE discussion. Three years ago, the wireless industry joined the conversation and today the MIDDLEPRISE is talking MIDDLEPRISE. However, is it the same MIDDLEPRISE as three years ago? Well, yes and no.
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Landlording 2.0: Are You Getting the Most Out of Your Building’s Data?

We would like to share an informative article from Connected Real Estate Magazine by Urvashi Verma on maximizing data-driven technologies. Urvashi writes:

As the commercial real estate market faces tightening yields, the ability to maximize value from assets, equipment, tenants and occupants is becoming increasingly critical. Data-driven technologies are enabling landlords to derive maximum value from commercial real estate assets and create a completely new profitability paradigm for the commercial real estate industry. Read more:

How to Connect with End Users- The Language of Commercial Real Estate

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.

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Improving Cellular Reception in Multi-Use Buildings

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.

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Increasing Commercial Property Value with Wireless Networks

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.

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Funding Wireless Communications Infrastructure In Office Buildings

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.

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Communications Electronics Joins the Safer Buildings Coalition

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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Do You Need Public Safety DAS?

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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Debuting CE Intelligent Transportation Systems Website

Did you know that Communications Electronics is the largest provider of Intelligent Transportation Systems in the Md/DC/N. Va area?

We’re excited to debut our brand new ITS website. Come discover the technologies that protect roadway infrastructure and the motorist.


Mid-Atlantic’s premier factory authorized solutions provider for all Intelligent Transportation Systems, to include installation, repair, and preventative maintenance.

Weather Sensors

Maryland’s exclusive provider of Lufft sensor equipment.

Roadway CCTV

COHU Authorized factory service center and exclusive Maryland system integrator.

Integrated Traffic Systems

Integrating multiple device data to provide the critical information in the moments that matter.