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TELNET Inc. is a full-service Wireless Engineering and Information Technology consulting firm.  Our RF Engineering department specializes in Wireless Network Planning, Testing, Design, Optimization, Operations, Deployment, Construction Maintenance, and Project Management. Telnet provides multi-disciplined consulting network engineering and planning services in a professional...
TELNET Inc. is a full-service Wireless Engineering and Information Technology consulting firm.  Our RF Engineering department specializes in Wireless...

How Building Costs Can Be Reduced By Installing Emergency Systems Together

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Building owners are always looking for ways to improve their CAPEX. Read the latest article from Forbes Technology Council "Building Costs Can Be Reduced By Installing Emergency Systems Together"   How Building Costs Can Be Reduced By Installing Emergency Systems Together Building owners and facility managers must implement two critical infrastructures in order to receive their...
Building owners are always looking for ways to improve their CAPEX. Read the latest article from Forbes Technology Council "Building Costs Can Be...

The Economic Drivers of 5G

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In our last blog post, Seán Adam, AFL's VP of Market Strategy and Innovation, spoke of the potential of 5G and its requirement for available spectrum and a strong wireline communication infrastructure. But to understand what that “strong wireline communication infrastructure” is, we first need to ask, “What does that infrastructure need to provide?” To answer that question, we...
In our last blog post, Seán Adam, AFL's VP of Market Strategy and Innovation, spoke of the potential of 5G and its requirement for available spectrum...

Six Reasons to Choose Fiber Optic Cable Over Copper Cable

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When installing a network, one of the first decisions that technicians need to make is if they will be using fiber optic cable or copper cable. Although both copper cable and fiber optic cable can transmit an acceptable signal, fiber optic cable is the most desired choice with today’s growing bandwidth requirements over large distances. Below are six reasons why technicians...
When installing a network, one of the first decisions that technicians need to make is if they will be using fiber optic cable or copper cable....

Black Swans and Fiber Networks

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A black swan event is defined as “an unpredictable event that is beyond what is normally expected of a situation and has potentially severe consequences.” The phrase originates from the story that for years, people assumed that there was no such thing as a black swan because nobody had recorded seeing one – until finally someone did. It turned out black swans existed but were...
A black swan event is defined as “an unpredictable event that is beyond what is normally expected of a situation and has potentially severe...

Achieving a Connected World

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Deployment of broadband infrastructure has reached a pivotal point. Networks are being built to last for generations and the level of connectivity is key to its success. During the 2021 BICSI Fall conference, Patrick McLaughlin, Chief Editor of Cabling Installation and Maintenance, interviewed Seán Adam, Vice President, Market Strategy and Innovation at AFL, on what he thinks...
Deployment of broadband infrastructure has reached a pivotal point. Networks are being built to last for generations and the level of connectivity is...

The Collision of Cloud and the Edge - Part 2

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In my last blog entry, I talked about the “collision” of “Cloud” and “Edge” computing, the one trend pushing computing capability away from the user, toward more centralization and the other pushing it toward the user. I concluded by saying that it was unpredictable where and indeed whether this collision would occur, but that network operators could prepare for any scenario by...
In my last blog entry, I talked about the “collision” of “Cloud” and “Edge” computing, the one trend pushing computing capability away from the user...

The Collision of Cloud and the Edge - Part 1

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As 5G deployments continue toward the goal of ubiquitous coverage, two apparently conflicting trends are developing: C-RAN and Edge Computing. C-RAN, or Centralized/Cloud Radio Access Network, is an architecture in which active equipment—most notably the BBU, or BaseBand Unit—gets moved away from the network edge and centralized or moved to “the cloud.” Edge computing is a...
As 5G deployments continue toward the goal of ubiquitous coverage, two apparently conflicting trends are developing: C-RAN and Edge Computing. C-RAN...

Does Your Building Need a Passive or Active DAS?

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At RF Solutions, we design public safety and cellular enhancement distributed antenna systems (DAS) for high-rise buildings and other large venues. Cell DAS installations are almost always active solutions, but public safety systems can be passive, active, or hybrid. Before we begin to design a system, there are many factors to be considered. The optimal system design will...
At RF Solutions, we design public safety and cellular enhancement distributed antenna systems (DAS) for high-rise buildings and other large venues....

Trilogy’s Standalone 2HR High Temperature UL 2196 Cable

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      NEW PRODUCT UL 2196 STAND-ALONE COMMUNICATIONS CABLE FOR TWO-HOUR FIRE-RATED INSTALLATIONS   1/2 " AirCell® RediComm™ (UL 2196 Certified)  High-Temperature Plenum Cable   APH012J50-2H AirCell® High-Temperature Plenum, 1/2", 50 Ohm, Conforms to UL-2196, Corrugated Copper Outer Conductor, Jacketed CMP, NFPA-262,UL-444, Canadian CSA 22.2/FT6 VIEW SPECIFICATIONS       100...
      NEW PRODUCT UL 2196 STAND-ALONE COMMUNICATIONS CABLE FOR TWO-HOUR FIRE-RATED INSTALLATIONS   1/2 " AirCell® RediComm™ (UL 2196 Certified) ...

Choosing a battery backup solution for public safety communications

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Choosing a Battery Backup Solution for public safety communications  Written by Jeff Patrick, Director of Product Development, Newmar    Communication systems are critical for ensuring public safety, but they are not enough on their own. Without steady power running to distributed antenna systems (DAS), bi-directional amplifiers (BDA), and repeaters, life and property are...
Choosing a Battery Backup Solution for public safety communications  Written by Jeff Patrick, Director of Product Development, Newmar   ...

PCTEL Announces Cloud-Based Reporting and Automation for Grid-Based Testing

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PCTEL has announced the launch of SeeHawk™ Central, a cloud-based reporting and automation platform for in-building critical communications network testing. SeeHawk Central is an enhancement to the PCTEL® public safety network testing solution, which automates the grid-based testing and reporting process. With SeeHawk Central, users of PCTEL’s testing solution will be able to...
PCTEL has announced the launch of SeeHawk™ Central, a cloud-based reporting and automation platform for in-building critical communications network...

Grid Testing: You Can’t Get the Gold Without the Grind

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Grid testing emergency responder radio communication systems is mandated in the International Fire Code 510.5.3 to ensure adequate signal coverage throughout a building, including areas not typically prioritized for cellular coverage, like stairwells, escape routes, cellars, mechanical floors, and rooftops. Once a system is installed, the building owner must have the radio...
Grid testing emergency responder radio communication systems is mandated in the International Fire Code 510.5.3 to ensure adequate signal coverage...

Who Needs Public Safety DAS - And Why?

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When First Responders Have Poor Signal Coverage, the Results Can Be Catastrophic. Randy O’Neill with SignalBooster.com says, imagine this scenario: You’re a firefighter in a burning building and you come across three unconscious people who have become trapped in a stairwell. You need help to carry them to safety so you immediately radio your crew for assistance. However, you...
When First Responders Have Poor Signal Coverage, the Results Can Be Catastrophic. Randy O’Neill with SignalBooster.com says, imagine this scenario:...

ADRF Introduces UL 2524 Certified VHF and UHF Public Safety Repeaters

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Advanced RF Technologies, Inc. (ADRF), the largest pure-play in-building Distributed Antenna System (DAS) provider for public safety and commercial radio frequencies, today announced the commercial availability of its PSR-U Series VHF and UHF channelized digital repeaters. The PSR-U Series is certified to UL 2524, second edition, the Standard for in-building 2-way emergency...
Advanced RF Technologies, Inc. (ADRF), the largest pure-play in-building Distributed Antenna System (DAS) provider for public safety and commercial...