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DAS for Hospitals

Posted by Aakriti Pandey on Nov 30, 2017 11:00:00 AM
  A new wave on devices in healthcare is booming as the use of wireless local networks (WLANs) increases with its demands.  Hospitals usually seek the most coverage for services as well as in-house mobile radios, paging systems and emergency frontlines. The seamless connectivity between all equipments and communication devices is a crucial component in the operation of the hospitals and medical centers. From connecting the doctors, nurses, and medical staff as they’re on the move around the premises, to the uninterrupted use of the devices, there is zero room for error in the healthcare sector. Read More

Topics: Public Safety DAS, Cellular Blog Posts

DAS for Hotels

Posted by Aakriti Pandey on Nov 23, 2017 11:00:00 AM
  Every business and industry that exists today relies heavily on consistent communications for its sales, operations, product/service delivery, after sales support functions. Hospitality services are no different and they too, rely on strong, stable and sound communications for cost-effective and efficient operations. Correction. For business continuity.   With 83% of American adults using some form of cellular device for communication today, Mobile phones have become a near-ubiquitous tool to seek information and communicate through various mediums and applications. Hotels and Hospitality is an industry that has an immense expectation from its customers about its communications. From seamless booking and reservation systems with 100% uptime, to a reliable in-room Wi-Fi service, to Guest Wi-Fi for the lobby and common areas, to the wireless communications systems to assist the first responders during emergency. The needs for the steady and reliable comms system is an absolute must for Hotels. User expectations aside, the requirement of having an always-up wireless system to assist the first responders, in itself, raises the need for a well-scoped, well-designed, dependable, strong, and reliable in-premise connectivity.   While necessary to combat the weather adversities, the sturdy materials used in the buildings today - the glass, the metal, the concrete - pose a challenge for the wireless signals to pierce through them. Especially the back of house areas, tricky corners, basements, hallways, stairways, store rooms, restrooms, etc. have inadequate wireless connectivity as the signals struggle to pass through walls. This is a serious problem for the emergency responders who rely on the in-building wireless connectivity to save the lives - of those in danger and their own. The last thing they should have to worry about is the signal issues.   The mobile workforce of the hotel industry also rely quite heavily on the wireless connectivity to do their jobs. Who are the mobile workforce? These are the hotel workers who work as bellhops, housekeepers, caterers, and maintenance. These staffs are constantly on the move and should always be reachable. They greatly depend on communications for timely and cost-effective operations. It is imperative to have a neat system to make sure all necessary communications can occur smoothly at all times.   It is apparent that the wireless industry is growing beyond where we ever assumed it would, and there is no shred of doubt that the tech advancement will simply go on and on and on. We have become increasingly dependent on wireless communications as we journeyed to modernization.  Smartphones and other gadgets are not only our communication “go to” for making and taking calls, but they are also our “go to” for entertainment, socializing, and for meeting professional demands. As we spend more time indoor than outdoor, an investment in a reliable IBW (In-Building Wireless) services is an imperative for all building owners, public or private, including the Hotels. And DAS (Distributed Antenna Systems) installation should be right up the list of priorities for the building owners and managers today.   While there are more than one solution for IBW connectivity, DAS distributes wireless signals throughout a much larger area than Small Cells can, for example. Its equipment and components are made to create a neutral gateway between wireless subscribers and carriers. Meaning, the system doesn’t single out wireless carriers or frequencies and amazingly caters to all.   DAS installations are known to be active and passive, and most of the installations today use active equipment. Active DAS, in a nutshell, means that the components call for a power source to work. This system makes use of fiber optic cables to connect with remote nodes. On the other hand, passive DAS systems generally work without these fiber optic cables and are made up of simple BDAs (Bi-Directional Amplifier).  Passive DAS doesn’t need power, though this type of installations are rare. This would be a viable solution in small offices that may merely need an enhanced cell coverage. However, to address the wireless connectivity requirements for first responders, the public safety DAS with UHF and VHF bands are necessary. There are many specific requirements about Public Safety DAS, and we wrote this blog previously that attempts to cover some key ones.   DAS equipment have built-in alarms in it which when they fail, are triggered to communicate such to the IT dept., or the area that manages this. While traditional DAS are compelled by capacity, the public safety DAS are oriented. It’s due to the likelihood of recurrent or serious emergencies happening at a particular location is remote - however, when they happen, the respondents need ample coverage to be able to respond and communicate effectively. While the resistance in implementing public safety DAS is somewhat understandable - something so expensive to install but is so rarely used - but the tragedies back in September 11, 2001 proved the importance of maintaining reliable public safety coverage. Hotels are one of those premises that is often very highly occupied, and if the proverbial was to hit the fan, the impact would be high - further highlighting its significance. Is your hotel premise completely lit? Does it comply with all the public safety standards and requirements?     Read More

Topics: Public Safety DAS

Top four tech trends the world needs to be ready for

Posted by Aakriti Pandey on Nov 16, 2017 11:00:00 AM
  Top four tech trends the world needs to be ready for. Let’s get onto it in a no-fluff way! Read More

Topics: Commercial WiFi Blog Posts, Cellular Blog Posts

Enterprise Vs Residential Wireless

Posted by Aakriti Pandey on Oct 5, 2017 11:00:00 AM
Is it really possible that a consumer router could deliver a promise of a business feature performance to an average business?  Well, it’s absolutely fair to be skeptical on its security, connection, and coverage limitations. Read More

Topics: Commercial WiFi Blog Posts

Internet of Things (IoT) - a leap in mankind

Posted by Aakriti Pandey on Sep 28, 2017 11:00:00 AM
Almost wholly encircled by technology, we would certainly be pleased with the improvement of how we live our lives these days. While we should be grateful for the convenience and comfort we get to enjoy through this mesh called internet, looking back at how far we’ve come, it may be hard to imagine ‘what more’. However, moving ahead, The Internet of things (IoT) is said to be the next big thing. Read More

Topics: Cellular Blog Posts

Economic benefits of connectedness

Posted by Aakriti Pandey on Sep 14, 2017 11:00:00 AM
It is no news to any one of us how the Internet has changed how we work, play, and communicate with our friends, family, colleagues, and even strangers. Businesses have new avenues to expand their horizons, institutions have found more effective ways to function, they’re becoming more productive, and in general, many industries have transformed as a result - including healthcare, education, real estate, finance, and more.  Read More

Topics: Cellular Blog Posts

Entertainment Services and Mobility go hand-in-hand

Posted by Aakriti Pandey on Aug 17, 2017 11:00:00 AM
To say that ‘the future of entertainment is mobile’ is not an overstatement and presumably would come as no surprise to the most of us. According to the research report by iGR, six out of ten Americans watch videos on their mobile devices every day, and say that they stream videos at least once per day. With this, the pressure on mobile networks for more capacity and better reliability is growing by the day. Read More

Topics: Cellular Blog Posts

DAS and LEED: Two top building trends

Posted by Aakriti Pandey on Aug 10, 2017 11:00:00 AM
  LEED and DAS are hands down the top two trends of today’s buildings. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is a rating system designed by the United States Green Building Council, and it assesses the building’s environmental performance and impact, and encourages the property development market to transform and evolve towards the sustainable design. A Distributed Antenna System (DAS) is a form of in-building wireless system, a network of antenna nodes connected to provide wireless service within a set geographical space or structure. LEED and DAS represent two of today’s biggest industry trends in the building industry. Read More

Topics: Cellular Blog Posts

How Building Owners can benefit from the impending rush of IoT

Posted by Aakriti Pandey on Jul 27, 2017 11:00:00 AM
  Many building owners and facility managers have been investing thickly on several technologies including smart systems, sensors, etc. under a label of Smart Buildings. Some may call it Building Automations, others name it Building Intelligence - but now there’s a new crown in town: “BIoT” Short nomenclature for ‘Building Internet of Things’, BIoT is a future solution that has deep promises. It is said to subdue all current imperfections with the Smart Buildings, and as it becomes a ‘mature solution’ it is also said to come with a rather wallet-friendly price-tag, in comparison to the incumbent. It will also bring more and advanced sensors, devices, ‘things’, and objects into the network, and help expand the system tremendously. So, it’s no surprise that the building owners and building managers, especially with sizeable real estate portfolio, are looking forward to it! Read More

Topics: Cellular Blog Posts

3.5 GHz ‘innovation band’: Why it's a commendable effort by FCC

Posted by Aakriti Pandey on Jul 20, 2017 11:00:00 AM
  The FCC is opening a new 3.5GHz band with rules to ensure spectrum sharing between different users. The band will be thinly licensed and the initiative is called the “Citizens Broadband Radio Service” - but what sorts of networks can we expect in this band? Read More

Topics: Cellular Blog Posts