Honeywell says new offer increases in-building radio frequency for first responders
Honeywell has announced the introduction of a communication system and bi-directional amplifier (BDA) that covers the full range of spectrum used by public safety, to support emergency radio connections for first responders.
The expanded Honeywell portfolio includes the company’s high-power 5-watt BDA and Fiber DAS systems; PSC / Digital Fiber DAS with redundancy support; And the digital 700/800 MHz BDA offers automatic calibration features with a helpful “wizard”. The portfolio features a “No Noise” performance feature that reduces potentially harmful interference with uplink noise and public safety radio, helping to keep communication between first responders on the ground and in the building clean, Honeywell said.
According to a 2017 survey by the Safer Buildings Coalition of the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC), 56% of fire departments experience communication failure in a building during an emergency, leaving firefighters and other first responders virtually trapped in the situation after a loss. Communication
“It’s important that first responders stay connected to each other when responding to an emergency – not only because they know how to respond better to the situation, but also because they provide better protection for those who protect us,” said Alessandro Araldi, general manager at Honeywell Global. Building communication. “We believe that every building should be able to comply with these requirements, so we have developed BDA systems that are scalable to any building size, can communicate with any public safety band and are easy to install, use and maintain.”
The company notes that the new Honeywell in-building communication solutions comply with almost any jurisdictional requirements and support all major public safety spectrum bands, including VHF, UHF, 700 MHz, FirstNet Band 14, and 800 MHz.
Honeywell noted that the new offer also improves in-building RF conditions for first responders, as it can provide 100% in-building radio coverage, including the best two-way radio signal for first responders in a hard-to-reach area of a building. With energy. .
Dave Walton, president of data communications at Mobile Communications America (MCA), said, “Maintaining proper communication between first responders in buildings is important in an emergency, as Honeywell installs and commissions BDA systems for its customers.” “Honeywell offers an ERCES solution family that can adapt to changes in jurisdiction code and saves us time when commissioning. It enables us to offer our customers an integrated platform with reliable coverage and no noise performance which helps mitigate potential communication disasters that may occur in an emergency. “