SOLiD Announces Single System Public-Safety DAS at IWCE 2013

Distributed Antenna System Supports 700/800/UHF/VHF Frequency Bands to Ensure Public-Safety Communications Coverage Inside Buildings

March 12, 2013, Roseburg, OR — SOLiD, a publicly-traded global communications solutions innovator, is launching its new public-safety Distributed Antenna System (DAS) solution – EXPRESS PS™ - at IWCE 2013. EXPRESS PS supports 700/800/UHF/VHF public-safety frequencies on a single system and provides coverage for public-safety communications services inside buildings. Tempest Telecom Solutions, a SOLiD-certified Value-Added Reseller (VAR), is showcasing EXPRESS PS in Booth 2456 at the exhibition which opens March 13.

DAS is widely used to deliver commercial cellular coverage inside large buildings because reflective glass, concrete and steel construction materials and other physical characteristics prevent outside wireless radio frequency (RF) signals from reaching core spaces. Those same impediments also adversely affect public-safety radios from working indoors. 

EXPRESS PS solves the problem of indoor coverage for public-safety communications through a code-compliant, single-fiber DAS platform that supports 700/800/UHF/VHF frequency bands used by public-safety agencies. 
 
EXPRESS PS advantages include:
  • Easy installation through auto-configuring software
  • NFPA 72  compliant to meet national fire codes
  • NEMA 4X certified enclosures withstand harsh environments
  • Lower equipment and operational costs through efficient and rugged components
  • Fiber efficiency using just a single strand of fiber to connect a building
“A lack of wireless coverage inside a building is a safety hazard for not only police, firefighters and other first responders but the public as well,” said Seth Buechley, President of SOLiD. “As the first DAS manufacturer to innovate public-safety communications products that comply with requirements of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the International Fire Code (IFC), SOLiD has leapfrogged the competition by introducing solutions such as EXPRESS PS that ensure a strong level of life-safety protection for both building occupants as well as first responders while enabling building owners to comply with fire codes for new and existing construction projects.”
 
EXPRESS PS is now generally available (GA). For a demonstration, please contact SOLiD for more information.
 
About SOLiD 
SOLiD empowers communications through innovative Distributed Antenna System (DAS), Optical Network Transport and Passive Optical LAN (POL) solutions that ensure capacity and coverage for cellular and public-safety throughout buildings, campuses and venues, enable Fronthaul / Backhaul for Small Cell and WiFi Offload deployments, and deliver carrier-grade Fiber-to-the-Room (FTTR) network capacity and reliability to facilitate next-generation voice, data and video applications such as 4KTV.
 
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