In today’s world of mobility, ComNet understands that poor reception in office buildings, parking garages, airports and hospitals can lead to missed calls, missed opportunities, and loss of revenue. The need for continuous and robust wireless coverage is critical for employees to be efficient and effective, especially in corporate offices, open collaboration spaces, hospitals, universities, and government. Unfortunately, many new materials (tinting, metals, other) used during the construction and refurbishment process contribute significantly to wireless signal loss as it is normally received from outside the building. It becomes imperative to rebroadcast the wireless signal from within the building.
ComNet has partnered with some of the industry’s best in order to provide comprehensive In-Building Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) to enhance cellular, WLAN, and mobile phone services.
DAS is an installed system which consists of a head end, remotes, and antennas to which a single or multiple RF sources are attached. The RF signal is driven over the DAS system and rebroadcasted within the building enabling wireless coverage for attached carriers and/or public safety. In short, it allows your mobile devices to work inside the building. Public Safety (RF coverage) is also of critical importance for first responder service in case of an emergency.
According to recent Industry research it is expected that by 2020 there will be over 30 billion mobile devices connected as compared to 10 billion today. That translates into an ever increasing need for wireless connectivity within the work space.
ComNet has partnered with Solid, Corning’s Mobile Access, Teko, TE, and Commscope to deliver the most optimized solution available.
- On Site Consultation and Building Inspection
- Detailed RF Design
- Budgetary Pricing
- Site Survey
- Spectrum Analysis
- Carrier Coordination for Design Approval, Rebroadcast Agreements, and Commissioning
- Installation of DAS and Final Testing
- Maintenance Support and Remote Monitoring
Many National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) guidelines now require public safety coverage inside buildings. This enables first responders the reliable indoor radio coverage they require should emergency or catastrophe strike. Today, many cities, municipalities, and counties are rapidly adopting in-building coverage ordinances related to public safety.
The most common method to ensure adequate in-building coverage is through the deployment of a Distributed Antenna System (DAS). ComNet can provide several cost effective options for DAS which all can integrate public safety coverage within the building.
WIFI – 802.11
Considering wireless devices within buildings are expected to double by the year 2020, ComNet has invested significant resources to support WLAN design, implementation, and testing. ComNet utilizes AirMagnet software to conduct predictive modeling, onsite wireless assessments, and verification testing. Through the use of various manufacturer solutions, ComNet can deploy a complete, end-to-end, managed wireless solution that provides consistent performance across the network.
Real-Time Location Systems (RTLS) are used to automatically identify and track the location of objects or people in real time, usually within a building or campus environment. Typically, wireless RFID tags are used to track valuable assets. Through the use of integrated management software platforms, these assets can be tracked to within two square feet of a location.
Examples include tracking automobiles through an assembly line or tracking instruments or people within a Hospital setting. Various frequencies can be deployed so no interference is caused with onsite WiFi, DAS, IP DECT, Microwave or other wireless transmissions.
Typically used for point to point communications between two end points. Small antennas are utilized, normally roof mounted, to direct narrow beams from point to point. Since it operates on high frequencies, the microwave band has a very large information carrying capacity.
Microwave solutions are perfect options when obstructions may exist making it impossible to cable between buildings.