SOLiD Enhances ALLIANCE DAS Platform to Conserve Rack Space

New iBIU design reduces footprint, integrates optical modules driving down overall cost of DAS network
Plano, Texas - SOLiD, the leader in cellular in-building and public safety infrastructure, today announced the new integrated ALLIANCE iBIU (Integrated BTS Interface Unit), the newest head end chassis addition to SOLiD’s ALLIANCE product portfolio. The ALLIANCE iBIU makes more efficient use of rack space and reduces the total cost of ownership.
The ALLIANCE iBIU takes the advancements of SOLiD’s ALLIANCE eBIU one step further by integrating the optical distribution unit directly into the same chassis, saving valuable rack space. With a fully integrated head-end, the ALLIANCE iBIU supports deployments requiring more than 16 services per sector by supporting a secondary iBIU configured as a slave unit that interfaces directly with the primary iBIU. This is valuable when there are more than 4 band cards required to provide all the services on a single sector.
The ALLIANCE iBIU has been redesigned to take up less space in the head-end by inserting optical modules into the iBIU subrack, saving valuable rack space and reducing the total cost of ownership. The streamlined design allows for maximum flexibility with expanded power input handling.
The ALLIANCE iBIU can be configured with any combination of point-of-interface (POI) modules: high power (20W), low power (100mW), or a hybrid (high and lower power). It is also compatible with all current ALLIANCE DAS REL6 remote units including low (1W, 2W) medium (5W) and high power (20W) units, allowing for simple firmware upgrades, cost efficiency and flexibility.
“We have engineered the iBIU with our customers and the ever-evolving DAS market in mind. The iBIU has been designed to reduce overall costs for in-building networks and free up rack space by adding optical modules directly into the chassis, giving users the same capacity as the optical distribution unit that was once a separate box before. What would once take 4RU plus space and then one additional rack unit, totaling six rack units, is now all contained in four rack units resulting in a 33% reduction in footprint. With this innovation, SOLiD is raising the bar with the least amount of head end space requirement in the industry,” said Mike Williamson, Senior Director, Global Product Management.
The iBIU also offers the additional benefits:

  1. Automatic Level Check (ALC) uplink and downlink for each service
  2. Acceptance of simplex or duplex feeds from carrier equipment
  3. Integrated AC or DC power supply unit
  4. Reduced footprint – 16 services in 4RU including up to 8 optical ports

Ken Sandfeld, President of SOLiD Americas adds, “The iBIU solution shows our continued commitment to the ALLIANCE platform for the long term as we launch additional platforms in 2018. We are excited to help our customers continue to enhance new and existing ALLIANCE DAS systems and designs.”
Visit SOLiD at the Connectivity Expo May 21-24, Charlotte, North Carolina, Booth #115/117 to speak with a SOLiD representative about the new iBIU.
For more information about the ALLIANCE platform, visit dev.solid.com.
About SOLiD
SOLiD (https://dev.solid.com) helps keep people stay connected and safe in a rapidly-changing world through a portfolio of RF Amplifier, RF Radio, and Optical Transport solutions. SOLiD enables indoor and outdoor cellular and public-safety communications at some of the world's best-known and most challenging venues including leading hospitals; professional, and college sports venues; government, university and Fortune 500 corporate buildings and campuses; international airports and metropolitan subways; and other high-profile sites. For further information on SOLiD DAS, Backhaul and Fronthaul solutions, go to dev.solid.com or call 888-409-9997.
Contact:
SOLiD
Tim Moynihan, SVP, Marketing
tim.moynihan@solid.com
914-420-5264


SOLiD Offers BICSI Continuing Education Credits for Public Safety Training Classes

SOLiD supports ever-growing industry needs and standards with BICSI approved public safety training courses
Plano, Texas - SOLiD, the leader in cellular in-building and public safety infrastructure, today announced that it’s Beyond the Code In-Building public safety training classes have been approved by BICSI (Building Industry Consulting Service International) as a continuing education credit. BICSI is a professional association supporting the information and communication technology (ICT) industry with members and credential holders responsible for the design, installation, management and maintenance of ICT projects.
Current International Fire Code and NFPA Code require the installation of a first responder radio enhancement systems in many new building across the United States. In many situations, these projects are being performed by low voltage and fire alarm contractors. SOLiD developed the Beyond the Code In-Building public safety courses with the intent of providing the necessary information so that contractors can successfully navigate the intricacies of public safety projects. The program encompasses a basic understanding of the public safety landscape including:

  • Frequency allocation
  • Repeater Operations
  • Modulation Formats
  • Key entities and players in the public safety industry
  • Public Safety codes and compliance requirements

“SOLiD is delighted that BICSI approved the Beyond the Code public safety course as a continuing education credit. The industry is lacking accessible information for those dealing with the new Public Safety Communications Codes. There are many questions and this course answers many of those questions” said Lakshmin Thiagarajan, Director, Certification and Design at SOLiD. “Being recognized by BICSI allows us to support the requirements and standards of the ever-growing public safety technology industry. It also allows us to provide our customers with the highest level of expertise and guarantees our professionals are up to date with the latest industry trends.
SOLiD’s Beyond the Code Public Safety classes are held regionally based on demand. For more information on specific dates and locations, please contact sales@solid.com.
About SOLiD
SOLiD (http://dev.solid.com) helps keep people stay connected and safe in a rapidly-changing world through a portfolio of RF Amplifier, RF Radio, and Optical Transport solutions. SOLiD enables indoor and outdoor cellular and public-safety communications at some of the world's best-known and most challenging venues including leading hospitals; professional, and college sports venues; government, university and Fortune 500 corporate buildings and campuses; international airports and metropolitan subways; and other high-profile sites. For further information on SOLiD DAS, Backhaul and Fronthaul solutions, go to dev.solid.com or call 888-409-9997.
About BICSI
BICSI is a professional association supporting advancing the information and communications technology (ICT) community. ICT covers the spectrum of voice, data, electronic safety & security, project management and audio & video technologies. It encompasses the design, integration and installation of pathways, spaces, optical fiber- and copper-based distribution systems, wireless-based systems and infrastructure that supports the transportation of information and associated signaling between and among communications and information gathering devices.
BICSI provides information, education and knowledge assessment for individuals and companies in the ITS industry. We serve more than 23,000 ICT professionals, including designers, installers and technicians. These individuals provide the fundamental infrastructure for telecommunications, audio/video, life safety and automation systems. Through courses, conferences, publications and professional registration programs, BICSI staff and volunteers assist ICT professionals in delivering critical products and services, and offer opportunities for continual improvement and enhanced professional stature.
Contact:
SOLiD
Tim Moynihan, SVP, Marketing
tim.moynihan@solid.com
914-420-5264


SOLiD Empowers the Middleprise to Overcome In-Building Wireless Service Challenges

GENESIS DAS Delivers Enterprise-Ready Solution to Improve In-Building Wireless Coverage and Capacity
Plano, Texas - SOLiD, the leader in cellular in-building and public safety infrastructure, today introduced SOLiD GENESIS DAS to meet the needs of the middleprise and other large venues such as airports, subways, and stadiums. Additionally, the new GENESIS solution provides investment protection since its remote radios are compatible with legacy SOLiD ALLIANCE DAS solutions.
The middleprise is rapidly changing due to heightened expectations of in-building coverage and capacity, complex technical considerations, and the introduction of new business models. GENESIS DAS delivers on each of those areas by offering:

  • An enterprise-ready solution that can be used right out of the box. It provides support for structured cabling solutions to reduce installation time and costs, is compact enough to minimize equipment footprint, and is a 5G-ready platform.
  • Support for signal source with either GENESIS RAX as a signal source or other industry standard in-building signal source platforms.
  • A clear upgrade path for existing customers with the remote radio and amplifier units being compatible with the legacy SOLiD ALLIANCE platform.

According to SOLiD CEO, Dr. Seung Hee Lee, "For the middleprise to overcome current in-building wireless challenges it's important to deliver innovative, low cost, and structured cabling supported solutions that are enterprise-ready. That is exactly why we developed the GENESIS DAS - to provide the middleprise with a solution that is ready to use right out of the box, supports structured cabling common in enterprises, and provides investment protection. Many wireless solution vendors have a rip-and-replace strategy. Not at SOLiD. SOLiD GENESIS provides a clean upgrade path for legacy installations."
Iain Gillott, president and founder of iGR, said, "The in-building marketplace is vibrant and growing based on the expectation of enterprises, building owners, and tenants. In-building solutions need to offer upgradeability, investment protection, and customizable configurations to address this market opportunity successfully."
The GENESIS DAS is built around four key capabilities:

  1. Structured Cabling – GENESIS DAS supports industry standard structured cabling which lowers installation costs and eliminates issues related to PIM.
  2. Low Power Remote Node – GENESIS DAS supports a low power remote unit in either 4 or 6 band configurations. It supports SISO and MIMO options on multimode or single mode fiber. This remote node is fully upgradeable and serviceable after installation.
  3. Flexible, integrated configuration of nodes – GENESIS DAS supports low, medium and high-power nodes. All remote radio units are modular and customizable. In a future release, GENESIS DAS will support 5W, 20W and 40W remotes radio units in addition to the Low Power Node.
  4. Advanced Management – GENESIS DAS includes web management as well as SNMP support to feed other monitoring systems.

The SOLiD GENESIS DAS will be unveiled at Mobile World Congress 2018 in Barcelona, Spain on February 26 - March 1, 2018, at Hall 7, Booth G81.
For more information on the SOLiD GENESIS platform, visit dev.solid.com/genesis.html
About SOLiD
SOLiD (http://dev.solid.com) helps keep people stay connected and safe in a rapidly-changing world through a portfolio of RF Amplifier, RF Radio, and Optical Transport solutions. SOLiD enables indoor and outdoor cellular and public-safety communications at some of the world's best-known and most challenging venues including leading hospitals; professional, and college sports venues; government, university and Fortune 500 corporate buildings and campuses; international airports and metropolitan subways; and other high-profile sites. For further information on SOLiD DAS, Backhaul and Fronthaul solutions, go to dev.solid.com or call 888-409-9997.
Contact:
SOLiD
Tim Moynihan, SVP, Marketing
tim.moynihan@solid.com
914-420-5264


SOLiD, Cheytec Partnership Accelerates Carrier-Ready In-Building Wireless Network Deployments

Middleprise-ready In-Building Wireless Platform Combines RF Signal Source and DAS
Plano, Texas - SOLiD, the leading in-building cellular and public safety infrastructure provider, and Cheytec Telecommunications, today announced a strategic partnership to provide enterprise customers and building owners, commonly referred to as the Middleprise, a complete in-building wireless solution including both RF signal source and a proven, market-leading Distributed Antenna System (DAS).
Enterprises, and commercial real estate operators face shared challenges when it comes to in-building wireless connectivity. In-building platforms, while beginning to address the expanding demand for bandwidth and connectivity, in many cases are limited to a single carrier, without a clear upgrade path to future technologies. The financial models for investing in in-building cellular solutions are not effective as on-premise gear can be expensive, not designed for buildings of the future, and are underfunded by wireless service providers who have budgetary constraints. And ultimately, tenants and visitors still experience poor or no connectivity within their workplaces.
The new Cheytec-SOLiD solution addresses these concerns. Enterprises and building owners can now deploy the combined Cheytec-SOLiD solution with base station equipment and a DAS that is fully tested for operator connectivity, designed to support today’s building environment and with a clear path to future enhancements.
According to Ken Sandfeld, President of SOLiD Americas, “Middleprise customers expect great wireless service in-building, but they have been slow to deploy based on the CAPEX and OPEX risk levels and the lack of confidence in operator connectivity. Our partnership with Cheytec reduces the financial risk of middleprise customers and can accelerate installations to provide a complete wireless solution.”
Iain Gillott, president and founder of iGR, comments, “Financial factors that limit ROI are some of the major factors that inhibit broader and faster deployment of in-building of solutions. Cheytec and SOLiD are addressing the market needs and the middleprise is asking for these types of innovative platforms and solutions.”
“Cheytec and SOLiD have formed this partnership as a result of market expectations for a complete solution including RF signal source and DAS that reduces investment risks and ensures faster and more confident deployment. We look forward to delivering this new combined offering to the middleprise with SOLiD,” according to Jarrett Bluth, CEO at Cheytec.
The solution from SOLiD and Cheytec is available immediately.
About SOLiD
SOLiD (http://dev.solid.com) helps keep people stay connected and safe in a rapidly-changing world through a portfolio of RF Amplifier, RF Radio and Optical Transport solutions. SOLiD enables indoor and outdoor cellular and public-safety communications at some of the world’s best-known and most challenging venues including leading hospitals; professional, and college sports venues; government, university and Fortune 500 corporate buildings and campuses; international airports and metropolitan subways; and other high-profile sites. For further information on SOLiD DAS, Backhaul and Fronthaul solutions, go to dev.solid.com or call 888-409-9997.
Contact:
SOLiD
Tim Moynihan, SVP, Marketing
tim.moynihan@solid.com
914-420-5264
About Cheytec Telecommunications
New Jersey based Cheytec Telecommunications deploys and operates in-building wireless telecommunication systems and offers equipment licenses of previously unavailable OEM equipment used by wireless operators to power their cellular networks. Applications include distributed antenna systems (DAS), small cell, C-RAN, DOT, and other in-building solutions that deliver optimal wireless coverage inside office buildings, hotels, campuses, sporting venues, and other high-traffic areas. Cheytec also provides real estate and lease management services for wireless operators. For more information, please visit www.cheytec.com.
Contact:
Cheytec Telecommunications
Sandra Bullock, Director of Marketing
sbullock@cheytec.com
732-810-2764


SOLiD Selects Ranplan for Indoor HetNet Planning and Optimization

New generation of design and optimization tools deliver alternative to legacy in-building design
Texas, USA - SOLiD, a leading provider of equipment solutions for wireless networks, has announced it will be using Ranplan Wireless’ powerful combined indoor and outdoor wireless network planning solution as its tool of choice for future projects.
Ranplan Professional’s ability to design and optimize complex in-building DAS and HetNets provides SOLiD with a flexible and accurate alternative to the legacy in-building design tools it has relied on in the past.
Ranplan Professional is the only all-in-one, planning, optimization and simulation solution for Small Cells, DAS and Wi-Fi networks that also delivers combined indoor and outdoor modelling capabilities and meets growing coverage and capacity complexities presented by 5G and the Internet of Things.
“One of the major reasons we chose to partner with Ranplan Wireless was the advanced capabilities of its technology and willingness to respond quickly to our needs by adding new features and functionalities,” said Lakshmin Thiagarajan, Director, Certification and Design at SOLiD. “The hybrid nature of Ranplan Professional also gives us much greater flexibility moving forward as customer project needs shift towards HetNet densification.”
“We are delighted to announce our partnership with SOLiD, which will introduce our technology to major players in key markets,” said Alastair Williamson, CEO Ranplan Wireless. “With increasing demand for greater in-building capacity and coverage, demand for Ranplan Professional has been accelerating over the last 12 months,” he added.
SOLiD and Ranplan Wireless will be running joint training sessions at VZTUF XII, Hilton Austin Hotel, Austin, Texas. The training session titled “Ranplan Wireless Propagation - Modelling Software Alternative” will provide an introduction to the software and will be followed by a session on creating and implementing an actual in-building design using SOLiD components. The sessions will run on Monday, Jan. 15 from 1pm-3pm and Wednesday Jan. 17 from 1pm-3pm in Room 400.
About SOLiD
SOLiD (http://dev.solid.com) helps keep people stay connected and safe in a rapidly-changing world through a portfolio of RF Amplifier, RF Radio and Optical Transport solutions. SOLiD enables indoor and outdoor cellular and public-safety communications at some of the world’s best-known and most challenging venues including leading hospitals; professional, and college sports venues; government, university and Fortune 500 corporate buildings and campuses; international airports and metropolitan subways; and other high-profile sites. For further information on SOLiD DAS, Backhaul and Fronthaul solutions, go to dev.solid.com or call 888-409-9997.
About Ranplan Wireless
Ranplan Wireless is an innovative wireless technology company that has developed world leading software tools for outdoor/indoor wireless network planning, design and optimization, using advanced 3D building modelling and radio propagation simulation. The company is at the forefront of research and development for radio propagation, femto/small cell design, automatic RAN optimization and the deployment of complex HetNets.
www.ranplanwireless.com
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Peter Rennison / Sam Morgan, PRPR
pr@prpr.co.uk / sam@prpr.co.uk, + 44 (0)1442 245030 / + 44 (0)7831 208109


SOLiD Accelerates Growth with Opening of New Americas Headquarters in Texas

Moves to wireless communications area of innovation in North Texas
Plano, Texas - SOLiD, the leading in-building cellular and public safety infrastructure provider, today announced the opening of their new state-of-the-art headquarters in Plano, Texas to drive innovation and support their rapid growth in the Americas markets. The company is celebrating with an Open House day on August 3, 2017.
SOLiD Americas’ President Ken Sandfeld says, “SOLiD has experienced unprecedented growth over the last year, particularly in the middleprise space providing mobile services and public safety solutions to building owners of all sizes. Additionally, our growing list of customers in the transit, arena and stadium environments will all benefit from our new facility. This new headquarters in Plano, Texas enables SOLiD to develop innovative technology faster and provides a centralized location for faster delivery throughout the Americas. The new office location also provides us an opportunity to hire some of the best people in the industry to help drive the innovation and revenue growth.”
The new SOLiD facility includes:

  • Product development R&D center working on the latest industry innovations
  • Large, efficient assembly, configuration, and test (ACT) area for rapid high quality deliveries of SOLiD products
  • New certification, education and training center to support customers & partners throughout the Americas
  • SOLiD Experience Center (SEC) showcasing products and applications

SOLiD CEO, Dr. Seung Hee Lee adds, “We are delighted to be moving into a new Americas headquarters in Plano, Texas. The Americas region is the fastest growing area of our business and this new facility will support that rapid growth around the world. The ability to innovate and to deliver that innovation faster are the key reasons we relocated to Texas.”
The SOLiD Open House will be held on August 3 at the new SOLiD Americas headquarters located at 800 Klein Road, Plano, Texas. The Open House will include a short ceremony including customers such as Toyota Motor North America who recently opened a new headquarters facility in Texas, and other government dignitaries from the local area.
About SOLiD
SOLiD (http://dev.solid.com) helps keep people stay connected and safe in a rapidly-changing world through a portfolio of RF Amplifier, RF Radio and Optical Transport solutions. SOLiD enables indoor and outdoor cellular and public-safety communications at some of the world’s best-known and most challenging venues including leading hospitals; professional, and college sports venues; government, university and Fortune 500 corporate buildings and campuses; international airports and metropolitan subways; and other high-profile sites. For further information on SOLiD DAS, Backhaul and Fronthaul solutions, go to dev.solid.com or call 888-409-9997.
Contact: Tim Moynihan, VP Marketing, SOLiD, 914-420-5264


SOLiD Wins World Class 300 Company and Next Global Champ Awards in South Korea

Recognition for growth, technology, and innovation by South Korean Government
Sunnyvale, Calif. - SOLiD, the leader in in-building cellular and public safety infrastructure, today announced that the company has been selected to receive the World Class 300 and Next Global Champ awards in South Korea. This award is presented to companies by the South Korean Ministry of Small and Medium Business Administration (SMBA) and Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE) in conjunction with the South Korean Institute for Advancement of Technology.
The World Class 300 corporate project was initiated by the South Korean government and private banks to nurture small- and medium-sized enterprises with growth potential to become global champions. SOLiD exceed each of the criteria in 2016 to be considered for these awards including:

  • Revenue of $149 million
  • R&D as percentage of revenue at 5.6%
  • Exports from South Korea as percentage of total revenue at 56.3%

Including SOLiD, the companies selected for the World Class 300 award had averages sales of $91 million, with an R&D to sales ratio of 4.3%, and exports from South Korea accounting for 56.6% of total sales.
SOLiD CEO, Dr. Seung Hee Lee commented, “We are pleased to have received these prestigious awards by the South Korean SMBA and MOTIE. The World Class 300 and Next Global Champ awards provide another point of validation of SOLiD’s innovative wireless solutions and worldwide growth potential.”
SOLiD Americas President, Ken Sandfeld adds, “These awards highlight the innovative and leading edge technology SOLiD delivers to the wireless marketplace, particularly to the in-building and the public safety markets. The market has been very receptive to disruptive solutions such as SOLiD GENESIS and SOLiD RESPONDER both of which we recently announced.”
For more information on the World Class 300 program, visit the official website, “World Class 300” at KIAT (Korea Institute for Advancement of Technology) at https://www.worldclass300.or.kr/integ_e/index.jsp
About SOLiD 
SOLiD (http://dev.solid.com) helps keep people stay connected and safe in a rapidly-changing world through a portfolio of RF Amplifier, RF Radio and Optical Transport solutions. SOLiD enables indoor and outdoor cellular and public-safety communications at some of the world’s best-known and most challenging venues including leading hospitals; professional, and college sports venues; government, university and Fortune 500 corporate buildings and campuses; international airports and metropolitan subways; and other high-profile sites. For further information on SOLiD DAS, Backhaul and Fronthaul solutions, go to dev.solid.com or call 888-409-9997.
SOLiD, SOLID GENESIS and SOLiD RESPONDER are trademarks of SOLiD Inc. or an affiliate or subsidiary thereof (“SOLiD”). Other trademarks mentioned and/or marked herein belong to their respective owners.
Contact: Tim Moynihan, VP Marketing, SOLiD, 914-420-5264


SOLiD Empowers Wireless Service Providers and Building Owners to Deliver Affordable On-Demand Capacity and Coverage

SOLiD's New In-Building Wireless Solution GENESIS RAX Unveiled at Mobile World Congress 2017
Sunnyvale, California - SOLiD, the leader in in-building cellular and public safety infrastructure, today introduced SOLiD GENESIS RAX the industry’s first scalable, flexible, multi-operator, multiband vRAN signal source solution. GENESIS RAX is part of the SOLiD GENESIS platform which empowers middleprise building owners to cost-effectively operate their own in-building wireless network, including a multi-operator signal source component. The new solution lowers cost of on-demand capacity and coverage to wireless service providers.
The SOLiD GENESIS platform is built on a “supply meets demand” model that balances investment and risk equitably between middleprise building owners and wireless service providers. With this new approach to in-building cellular coverage and capacity, middleprise building owners can outfit their properties with an affordable, new generation distributed antenna system (DAS) and enter into a beneficial economic relationship with wireless service providers through GENESIS Marketplace. With GENESIS, wireless service providers increase their capacity and coverage, eliminate CAPEX, and reduce their OPEX costs while maintaining the standards, visibility and control they demand. Now, middleprise building owners and wireless service providers can have a direct, equitable and balanced long term relationship.
The GENESIS platform is comprised of three interoperable elements – new hardware technology, cloud-enabled functionality and the first ever capacity exchange application – to create a new industry model that reshapes the building owner and wireless service provider relationship to be win-win.
According to SOLiD Americas’ President Ken Sandfeld, “The relationship between building owners and wireless service providers is unbalanced. Building owners need high quality and ubiquitous coverage in their buildings for all wireless operators to satisfy occupants ever increasing wireless demands. But today’s middleprise solutions are complicated, built on poor economic models and provide no clear return on investment. On the other hand, wireless service providers are looking to expand their in-building capacity and coverage, but are constrained by the CAPEX investments required. The GENESIS platform helps re-balance the building owner – wireless service provider relationship by enabling a model where capacity and coverage supply meets capacity demand for the middleprise.”
The SOLiD GENESIS platform is built around four critical elements:

  1. SOLiD GENESIS RAX – the Radio Access eXchange provides highly scalable, multi-operator, multiband vRAN signal source solution.
  2. SOLiD GENESIS DAS – a new generation of DAS infrastructure solutions.
  3. SOLiD GENESIS CLOUD – SOLiD’s cloud solution provides management of all GENESIS platform elements.
  4. SOLiD GENESIS MARKETPLACE – SOLiD’s revolutionary cloud application that brings middleprise building owners and wireless service providers together in a balanced and equitable relationship in an automated way.

The SOLiD GENESIS RAX will be unveiled at Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona, Spain on February 27- March 2, 2017 at Hall 7, Booth G81.
For more information on the SOLiD GENESIS Platform, visit dev.solid.com/GENESIS.html
About SOLiD
SOLiD (http://dev.solid.com) helps keep people stay connected and safe in a rapidly-changing world through a portfolio of RF Amplifier, RF Radio and Optical Transport solutions. SOLiD enables indoor and outdoor cellular and public-safety communications at some of the world’s best-known and most challenging venues including leading hospitals; professional, and college sports venues; government, university and Fortune 500 corporate buildings and campuses; international airports and metropolitan subways; and other high-profile sites. For further information on SOLiD DAS, Backhaul and Fronthaul solutions, go to dev.solid.com or call 888-409-9997.
Contact: Tim Moynihan, VP Marketing, SOLiD, 914-420-5264


SOLiD Debuts New In-building Public Safety Digital Repeater to Meet Middleprise Demand

SOLiD RESPONDER™ goes beyond-the-code to provide advanced features in a user friendly yet robust digital repeater
Sunnyvale, California - SOLiD, the leader in in-building cellular and public safety infrastructure, today introduced SOLiD RESPONDER™, a new in-building public safety digital repeater to meet the public safety demands of the growing middleprise market. SOLiD RESPONDER goes beyond-the-code to provide advanced interference reduction, oscillation avoidance and automated configuration features that deliver a robust, and powerful digital platform.
Authorities having jurisdiction (AHJ) are rapidly adopting in-building public safety communication model codes developed by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and International Codes Council (ICC) at an accelerated rate. To go beyond meeting those code requirements, SOLiD has enhanced its proven amplifier technology.
According to Chief Alan Perdue (Ret.), executive director of the Safer Buildings Coalition, “AHJ’s are adopting and enforcing the latest in-building codes at an increased rate. Public safety in-building communication solutions in both new and existing buildings is not a one size fits all. Many buildings that impact public safety responder communications can be served by a simple BDA or repeater solution. Safer Buildings encourages OEM’s to provide advanced solutions for building owners to ensure an economical, yet technologically advanced solution to ensure the system will work where and when its needed.”
SOLiD Americas’ Chief Technology Officer, Dr. Youngman Cho adds, “SOLiD has been closely working with in-building public safety decision makers for years. RESPONDER leverages SOLiD’s proven amplifier expertise and applies our latest intellectual properties and technological advancements to meet the current code requirements. RESPONDER also represents SOLiD’s beyond-the-code thinking and provides many industry firsts that will elevate both the importance of first responder communications as well as the increasing role for robust repeater solutions in the market.”
SOLiD RESPONDER has advanced the off-air repeater in three critical areas:

  • Prevents oscillation without decreasing gain to increase coverage and signal quality. SOLiD’s cutting-edge echo cancellation allows for isolation to match system gain. Taking an industry accepted standard of 15-20dB delta to a zero dB solution.
  • Reduction of interference with commercial cellular DAS, an important part of public safety, is becoming ever important. RESPONDER provides unmatched internal filtering to ensure a minimum impact to Commercial DAS operation.
  • Simplifies the installation and maintenance of the public safety repeater by providing self-organizing filter selection with Delay Priority options, automated spectrum analysis and channel selective or band selective power equalization.

The SOLiD RESPONDER will be unveiled at IWCE 2017 in Las Vegas, NV on March 29, 2017, at SOLiD booth 1762.
A SOLiD representative will be a panelist at IWCE on Friday, March 31 in session F11 at 9:45 AM, Room S230, In-building Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) Planning for Public Safety.
For more information on the SOLiD RESPONDER platform and to attend a SOLiD Public Safety webinar on April 20, 2017 visit http://dev.solid.com/das-solutions/responder-public-safety-digital-repeater.html.
About SOLiD
SOLiD (http://dev.solid.com) helps keep people stay connected and safe in a rapidly-changing world through a portfolio of RF Amplifier, RF Radio and Optical Transport solutions. SOLiD enables indoor and outdoor cellular and public-safety communications at some of the world’s best-known and most challenging venues including leading hospitals; professional, and college sports venues; government, university and Fortune 500 corporate buildings and campuses; international airports and metropolitan subways; and other high-profile sites. For further information on SOLiD DAS, Backhaul and Fronthaul solutions, go to dev.solid.com or call 888-409-9997.
SOLiD and RESPONDER are trademarks of SOLiD Inc. or an affiliate or subsidiary thereof (“SOLiD”). Other trademarks mentioned and/or marked herein belong to their respective owners.
Contact: Tim Moynihan, VP Marketing, SOLiD, 914-420-5264