DISTRIBUTED ANTENNA SYSTEM (DAS)
A Distributed Antenna System (DAS) is a series of antennas located throughout a building, connected to an RF source with cabling, designed to provide adequate radio signals in areas that do not have sufficient coverage.
The importance of DAS was magnified on September 11, 2001 when the World Trade Center was attacked by terrorists. First responders did not have sufficient and reliable communication within the buildings due to the way buildings are constructed (steel, reinforced concrete, low-E glass, etc.).
The National Fire Protection Association passed an ordinance in 2007, revised in 2010 and again in 2013 (NFPA 72) mandating that all new buildings are required to provide radio coverage for first responders so in the event of an emergency, first responders have sufficient and reliable radio coverage.
- New buildings with more than 3 stories above grade
- New buildings with more than 5,000 SF of subterranean parking or basement
- Buildings undergoing extensive remodeling and/or expansion
- Unique ordinance adopted by your local Authority Having Jurisdiction
Benchmark Testing will determine if your building requires DAS.
We Can Save You Money?
- Lower cost per sq ft of coverage
- Preserves Data Bandwidth
- Typically less than 10% of the cost of a DAS or 50% of the cost of picocell
- In-building users get better coverage regardless of carrier
- Unlike some coverage solutions, our boosters don’t use your internet connection to relay cell signals
- Our boosters are FCC certified and are approved for use by all U.S. carriers