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Press Release -- August 11th, 2016
Source: Comba Telecom

Comba Telecom Unveils Bi-Directional RF Amplifier for Public Safety Sector at APCO 2016

CriticalPoint™ BDA Features Industry Leading Functionality and Flexibility

(11 August 2016, Hong Kong) – Comba Telecom Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Comba Telecom Systems Holdings Limited (“Comba” or “the Group”, Hong Kong stock code: 2342) and global leading wireless solutions provider, announced the launch of its CriticalPoint™ Bi-Directional Amplifier (BDA) at APCO 2016, which will be held at Orlando, Florida, USA on 14-17 August.

Designed specifically for the public safety sector, the CriticalPoint BDA is a wireless network device that amplifies the RF signals and rebroadcasts it throughout the building where it is deployed. For first responders and other public safety personnel, the robustness and integrity of the communications network at the location is essential to facilitate in-building communications for the rescue and safety of both first responders and the public.

Adhering and going beyond the guideline standards defined by USA’s National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), the CriticalPoint BDA is constructed with a NEMA 4 chassis and advanced dry contact capabilities to facilitate future NFPA alarming requirements. Additionally, CriticalPoint features mandatory oscillation testing and prevention to minimize feedback and maintain network integrity.

Mr. Don Henry, Public Safety Program Manager of Comba Telecom Inc. said, “The CriticalPoint BDA is aimed at the North American public safety sector and the result of intensive R&D to bring to market a BDA with industry-leading features.  This includes supporting 32 channels per band, high power efficiency and other features which go beyond the standards defined by the NFPA and NEMA to ensure the product is scalable to future public safety and AHJ requirements. These factors along with attractive pricing means the CriticalPoint BDA has one of the best price/performance ratios and arguably the best-in-class among similar products on the market today.”

Mr. Augustin Chang, President of Comba Telecom Inc. added, “APCO 2016 is one of the leading Public Safety conference and expos in North America and we are delighted to officially unveil our CriticalPoint BDA at this event.  We are already working to bring this product to other markets including Canada with imminent IC and UL certification.  Comba Telecom is firmly dedicated to the public safety sector and furthering wireless communications in this arena; in fact, we will be offering visitors to APCO 2016 a special preview of our innovative public safety fiber DAS equipment that is currently under development.”

CriticalPoint™ BDA Selected Features

  • Supports public safety 700/800MHz in dual band or single band models
  • Single band model upgradeable to dual band via purchased license key
  • Class A 32 channels per band
  • High power efficiency (80W single band, 100W dual band)
  • Channelized Auto Gain Control (AGC) / Channelized uplink squelch
  • Built-in mandatory isolation test to prevent BDA oscillation
  • Web based GUI for intelligent configuration, SNMP supported
  • NFPA compliant dry contact alarms
  • NEMA 4 enclosure
  • FCC Approved


CriticalPoint™ BDA is available now from Comba Telecom Inc. and business partners.

Comba Telecom Booth No.:   1008

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