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Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS)

Boost in-building wireless coverage and capacity with public safety compliant DAS.

High-rise towers, hospitals and high-density venues such as stadiums and airports are notorious for bad cell service. Either due to insufficient cell-tower capacity or a weak signal.
To make matters worse, modern building materials such as Low-E Glass, commonly used in LEED-certified new construction, block cellphone and radio signals.
With mobile broadband demand doubling every 18 months, Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) simply cannot increase cell towers density to match demand.
The challenge of providing reliable in-building wireless services to visitors and employees, falls on you. RowNet has a range of in-building DAS solutions to address your needs.

Public safety requirements

Many jurisdictions across the US now mandate NFPA or IFC-compliant public safety and emergency responder coverage (ERRC), and Texas is no exception. To obtain occupancy permits, you must prove first responders will have reliable radio communications inside your building. Whether responding to a medical emergency, a fire or something else, their radios must work wherever they go.
NFPA recommendations demand a signal strength of -95 dBm is required in 99% of areas designated as “vital” and in 90% of all other areas. This requires a multi-frequency solution that not only supports cellular service from multiple carriers, but also narrowband frequencies used for two-way radio (e.g. 800/900 MHz) by emergency services.

Complex array of DAS alternatives

These varied requirements can be met with distributed antenna systems (DAS), but there is an overwhelming array of choices and architectures depending on your priorities, needs and budget. There are two parts to the equation: The signal source and the in-building distribution system to deliver that signal to all areas of the facility.
For example, the signal can come from “donor antennas” on a rooftop pointed at an existing cell tower, or via a Base Transceiver Station (BTS) backhauled over fiber to the carrier’s network. Similarly, there are many distribution options such as: Passive DAS Active DAS and Hybrid options too. Which is right for you depends on many factors.

Built for scale and built to last

Choosing the optimum deployment model requires a deep understanding of the capacity requirements, pros and cons of different architectures and other trade-offs including feasibility and time to provision. RowNet DAS technology consultants are experts at assessing your wireless communication needs now and into the future.
We’ll design a solution that meets your coverage, capacity and budget requirements within the constraints of your building and satisfies NFPA 72 and IFC fire codes. This includes but is not limited to using NEMA-rated enclosures, two-hour fire-rated cables to protect circuits between the BDA and donor antenna, and system monitoring with automated supervisory signals to detect malfunctions.

RowNet DAS Service Features

Choice of DAS and Small Cell architectures
NEMA enclosures and 2-hour fire-rated cables
Support multiple carriers and frequencies
Scale to tens of thousands of users
Building or campus size is no obstacle
Compliance with Texas fire and safety codes

Key benefits of RowNet DAS Services

Compliance with NFPA 72 and IFC fire codes
Better defined coverage with fewer holes
Fast deployment thanks to Carrier relationships
Unique expertise in new-construction cabling
One stop-shop for design, install and connect
24/7 monitoring and 2-hour on-site support
A word from a happy client
RowNet proposed a distributed antenna system to fix problems with cellular coverage. It's a huge success.
Martin S.
Telecom Manager, Dallas, TX

Let RowNet solve in-building wireless coverage problems with our world-class DAS services.

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