RENT Magazine Q2 '21

in facilities as large as these.

“We chose solutions from the Cel-Fi QUATRA family of products as we’ve installed them at other facilities. They have public safety and enterprise systems that we knew would deliver strong gain with excellent coverage, be fast and easy to install, and would cost less than a traditional DAS – all important factors for the client,” says Thurnau. A Certificate of Occupancy and good cellular coverage are not optional for apartment building owners. As can be seen in this example, several factors need to be addressed to ensure the public safety and cellular amplification solutions can work together and comply with regulations.

It is ideal for an apartment building owner or construction contractor to engage a system integrator that is an expert in local public safety regulations and also familiar with solutions to amplify both public safety communications and cellular coverage within construction timelines and at an affordable budget.

However, when Cel-Fi systems are installed in the same facilities to address both public safety and commercial cellular coverage, this problem is avoided as they are guaranteed unconditionally network safe, with no interference on the macro or other networks. The Results: Fast Deployment and Lower Cost “The deployment of the systems went great,” says Morales. “It took a four- person team about three weeks on and off to do the installation of both systems. Once the cabling was done, installing and commissioning took two days as the systems are self- configuring.” In comparison, a traditional DAS could have taken a year or longer to install as it requires contract negotiations with each carrier. The inspection for the Certificate of Occupancy was passed on the initial AHJ inspection test, and there is now strong cellular reception throughout the facilities, providing 99% coverage where previously there was only 5% of the building with usable signal, according to Morales.

Victor Mejia Product Manager Nextivity

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