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Enterprise DAS: Commercial Building Distributed Antenna Systems

Jul 25, 2018

Enterprise DAS: Commercial Building Distributed Antenna Systems

As an owner or manager of a multi-tenant building, office tower, hotel or shopping mall, mobile connectivity may be your top concern due to repeated complaints. You may have this sinking feeling inside of you whenever an employee, tenant or customer complains about not getting a strong cell signal inside the building. If this goes on for too long, you have a mutiny on your hands(!)

There're many reasons why you're not getting a proper signal. It could have something to do with the low-E film on the windows. That might have transformed the building into a massive Faraday Cage. Other factors include distance from cell towers and other buildings blocking signals. 

Indeed, there's a real fear among property owners that their buildings could lose value because of poor cell phone and wireless connectivity. Due to this and many other obvious reasons, you know poor cell reception or Wi-Fi is bad business for your company. Is there anything you can do about it?

Yes, get an in-building indoor DAS solution installed in your building. installs In-Building Wireless (IBW) systems for businesses and real estate players across the country. We install Enterprise DAS in office buildings, retail centers, factories, assembly plants, corporate campuses, university campuses, shopping malls and more across USA and Canada.

But what is Enterprise DAS?

DAS stands for distributed antenna system. Enterprise DAS is for large scale coverage expansion using commercial grade equipment. Such heavy duty equipment require carefully though-out system design to make the most of the equipment to provide maximum possible cellular coverage within commercial buildings. We have discussed DAS and explained how it works in brief within this article. Please note that we won't go into the basics of active DAS and passive DAS (or generally known as commercial building cell phone distributed antenna systems).

Why should you install an in-building indoor DAS solution?

Installing an indoor DAS or iDAS at your facility, building or campus is excellent for the following reasons:

  1. DAS improves the cell phone reception and wireless connectivity of your building substantially. This, in turn, improves your property's resale value. If rental property, it allows you to command or charge higher rent for condos, apartments, or offices.
  2. A lot of buildings these days are in a rush to get LEED certified. This improves their marketability. However, there are things you need to do to get a LEED certification such as adding insulating material to the windows and so on. This affects in-building wireless coverage in more ways than one. DAS solutions counteract such drawbacks of building enhancement.
  3. Deploying DAS makes your building safer as it ensures that occupants always have access to emergency cell phone services no matter what happens – a fire breakout or a natural disaster.

Connectivity is good for your business. Installing a DAS network improves wireless reception for everyone. It gives you an edge over the competition. It helps you attract better paying retail tenants and highly talented young employees.

Indeed, most retail clients these days expect the building to have DAS before moving into it. Not having an in-building commercial DAS can be detrimental to business.

Furthermore, better connectivity is now required by law. In-building wireless IBW systems increase the safety of those inside the structure. This allows them to make emergency 911 calls in case of an emergency, without worrying about the poor reception. It provides enough wireless coverage to allow multiple occupants to make calls simultaneously.

Also, it allows first responders and public safety personnel such as the police and firefighters to get in touch with the occupants of the building quickly in case of a natural disaster.

This is very important when some of the occupants are trapped in spots that receive the weakest RF signals such as stairwells, elevators, or the basement.

Many municipalities have already made the deployment of an in-building system such as a commercial DAS network mandatory for building owners. We expect IBW systems such as DAS to be a part of all fire codes eventually.

Enterprise DAS and Commercial Building DAS Expert.

An iDAS installation must be done by highly skilled and experienced technicians. We have the very best - Our professional DAS installers have years of experience in the industry. If you’re interested in having an iDAS or in-building DAS installed in your building, contact us. We're your commercial iDAS or indoor DAS installation experts. We have worked for all wireless network service providers including ATT, T-Mobile, Verizon and Sprint networks. Our engineers and technicians specialize in designing customized wireless connectivity solutions for buildings.

Here's what you can expect from us.

During the installation process, we carry out a detailed assessment of the facility. This is followed by the system design, data analysis, selection of the equipment and detailed floor plans. We're capable of deploying these systems for LEED-certified buildings. We also offer flexible funding options to our clients and are happy to talk to you about it.

We're an iBwave Design certified business and work closely with Verizon and ATT as third-party integrators. You can expect a highly professional end to end service from us, which includes post installation support. Contact us today for a free quote and a one-to-one consultation with one of our commercial DAS experts. Enjoy wall to wall cell service coverage in your building for safety, security, and convenience.

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  • With property sales being hotter than ever, I wonder how much having a DAS in place will elevate the property’s value? I also wonder how well-versed realtors are in DAS and how it makes cell phone connectivity work throughout a building. I’d hate to have one in my property and the realtor to have no idea how to explain it or talk it up.

    Kirk Emmett on
  • I don’t know whether building owners know about distributed antenna systems (das) and what they can do, but I think it’d be a smart idea for distributed antenna system companies to get in touch with realtors and businesses to inform them on the positives. DAS system installers might find themselves very busy once the word gets out about what these can do for their businesses whether it’s immediate results or resales in the future.

    Christopher St. John on
  • Didn’t know there were regulations governing cell phone signals in certain buildings. It’s about time. Cell phones are universal and anytime you walk into a mall, stadium, or university, you should be able to get a good signal. It sounds like distributed antenna system companies can explain everything to any business and/or building owner about how to maximize the cell phone signals in their buildings. DAS solution providers can help you figure things out and if they can’t, they’re not worth working with.

    Carl Winspear on
  • IT SOUNDS GOOD ON PAPER, BUT WHAT ARE THE REAL-WORLD RESULTS? As the saying goes, the proof of the pudding is in the taste. As businesses and other commercial clients turn to das solutions, you have to think there’s something to them. Das systems and das solution providers have been around for some time now so it’s not a flavor of the month situation. Naturally, the best way to tell for yourself is to talk to people who have had this (preferably for some time). Also, check out verified reviews and decide for yourself. The concept behind boosting cell phone signals is not new and the technology continues to grow as does its use. That too, is evidence (only my opinion) of its value.

    Jackson Thorne on
  • This blog makes it seem like there are DAS solutions for people burdened by poor cell phone reception. Who are the top DAS vendors out there and is there a noticeable difference in quality? I can’t imagine a business buying the cheapest distributed antenna system design then finding out it doesn’t work or it works poorly. What can a business do to protect the money they’re investing and are there any guarantees involved? It sounds good on paper, but what are the real-world results?
    David Howe on

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