Lower costs and improved affordability for in-building, first-responder communications supported by industry-leading integration of CriticalPoint™ Fiber DAS
(15 August 2017 – Hong Kong) – Comba Telecom Systems Holdings Limited (“Comba Telecom” or the “Group”, Hong Kong stock code: 2342), a global leading wireless solutions provider, today announced the 700/800MHz CriticalPoint™ Public Safety Fiber DAS solution at the APCO 2017 | 83rd Annual Conference & Expo in Denver, USA.
Available for North Americas market, the CriticalPoint 700/800MHz Fiber DAS features a new innovative design that integrates the RF signal source and DAS headend into a single, small form-factor master unit. The integration not only saves valuable space, but compared to more traditional fiber DAS architectures, it also reduces the overall DAS head end equipment and installation costs, it also lowers the equipment cost and footprint of the required battery backup unit. Linked by fiber optic cable, the master unit feeds 2W remote units that distributes the RF signal throughout the building. The master unit can support up to 8 remote units – this makes the fiber DAS a perfect solution for large venues (>400,000sqft.) or multiple building “campus” scenarios such as universities, hospitals, multi building residential or mixed use structures, etc.
The CriticalPoint Fiber DAS system will be available in both AC and DC powered. Below is a list of other key features:
CriticalPoint Class A Fiber DAS
• Supports up to 32 channels per band
• 2W downlink power per band (Remote Unit)
• Channelized Automatic Level Control (ALC)
• Channelized squelch
• Support SNMP v2 & v3 / Easy-to-use OMT web interface
• NEMA 4X and NFPA compliant as well as FCC and UL/IC approved
• Built-in mandatory isolation testing
• Supports FirstNet™ LTE Band 14
Mr. Simon Yeung, Executive Director and Senior Vice President of Comba Telecom and President of Comba Telecom Systems International Limited, said, “Government public safety mandates and the ever increasing need for in-building public safety communications result in a critical need for reliable public safety in-building solutions in North America. Comba Telecom has extensive experience in wireless solutions for government agencies and building operators and developing solutions for the public safety sector is a priority for us. The Comba Public Safety DAS fully complies with the requirements of the National Fire Protection Association, the International Fire Code, and the National Electrical Manufacturers Association.”
Mr. Yeung added, “A good quality design and deployment of public safety in-building communications systems helps save lives in emergency and disaster situations. Comba Telecom will adhere to its business mission and continue our efforts in the development of high performance, cost effective of public safety solutions, helping first responders and other emergency personnel to safeguard the lives of people.”
Mr. Don Henry, Public Safety Program Manager of Comba Telecom USA, said, “We’re excited to bring the CriticalPoint Fiber DAS to market. After launching our award-winning Class A BDA last year, we promised the public safety community that we would follow with additional solutions that would bring the same quality and feature rich solution that we have in our public safety BDAs. We believe that CriticalPoint 700/800 Fiber DAS does that. We’re proud of the accomplishment and will allow Comba Telecom to continue providing highly cost effective solutions to help the public safety community, while gaining market share in this rapidly growing public safety arena.”
The CriticalPoint Fiber DAS Class A solution will be available in November 2017 in the US market. For more information, please visit https://combausa.com/en/products/public-safety-communications/critical-point-das or contact email@example.com.
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