ERCES PART 2: The Solution (Bi-Directional Amplification)
If you haven't had a chance to read Part 1 of our Emergency Radio Coverage Enhancement System (ERCES) series, we covered the radio signal coverage problem that emergency two-way radios. ERCES PART 1 can be found here.
Enhance radio signal in sections of the building that have poor radio signal coverage to “fill in the dead spots” with an ERCES (Emergency Radio Coverage Enhancement System).
Major components of an ERCES system includes
- Donor Antenna
- Bi-Directional Amplification (BDA)
- Distributed Antenna System (DAS)
The BDA receives a signal from the Public Safety Radio Repeater through the donor antenna on the roof. The signal is then amplified by the BDA. The amplified signal is then distributed throughout the weak signal areas of the building by a distributed antenna system.
A properly designed and deployed Emergency Radio Communication Enhancement System (ERCES) will provide reliable coverage throughout the building so that firefighters, police officers and EMS can communicate reliably regardless if they are inside or outside the building.