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The Dragon Has Arrived...And This Dragon Eats Fire

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Installing coaxial cable for public safety deployments may never be the same.   Radio Frequency Systems (RFS), a world leader in indoor RF coaxial cables, recently announced the launch of its revolutionary new product, DragonSkin™, the first and only in-building coaxial cable certified by UL to survive two hours under fire conditions without any additional protection....
Installing coaxial cable for public safety deployments may never be the same.   Radio Frequency Systems (RFS), a world leader in indoor RF coaxial...

[On-Demand Webinar] "Raising the Bar on Public Safety Deployments – Tap into the Benefits of Our Unique Ecosystem Solution"

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This is a critical time for businesses and employees to stay connected while working from home or from remote locations. With many government officials mandating that employees work from home to social distance, now is the perfect time to advance your knowledge on new product offerings through online learning and research methods to save money for your organization. In this...
This is a critical time for businesses and employees to stay connected while working from home or from remote locations. With many government...

Public Safety Codes and Signal Booster Solutions

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  Public Safety Codes and Signal Booster Solutions Before obtaining certificates, licenses, and permits for occupying commercial buildings and property, several building codes must meet federal requirements and/or municipal zoning laws. In general, these guidelines range from structural, electrical, mechanical, fuel/gas, plumbing, drainage, landscaping, accessibility, health,...
  Public Safety Codes and Signal Booster Solutions Before obtaining certificates, licenses, and permits for occupying commercial buildings and...

That's An E-Wrap!

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Some of the most challenging projects in the public safety arena involve older, occupied buildings, and the planning and implementation of bringing them up to code. These retrofit installations are even more challenging when it comes to healthcare facilities.    RFS recently implemented an ARCS project at a top-tier medical research facility located in the medical corridor of...
Some of the most challenging projects in the public safety arena involve older, occupied buildings, and the planning and implementation of bringing...

Newmar Introduces Annunciator Panel for Public Safety Battery Back-Up Applications

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  Newmar announces the release of the Annunciator Panel, model AP-8000A, designed to meet NFPA 1221 standards for a dedicated BDA and BDA battery back-up annunciation panel.   Contained in a compact NEMA 4 enclosure, the audible and visual alarm annunciator is a companion to the PE Series power enclosures and features eight Form-C alarm relays. The first five alarms are wired...
  Newmar announces the release of the Annunciator Panel, model AP-8000A, designed to meet NFPA 1221 standards for a dedicated BDA and BDA battery...

Newmar Introduces Battery Backup for Public Safety ETL Listed to UL Standards 2524 and 924

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Newmar announces the release of the PE UL 2524 Series Battery Back-up, ETL Listed to UL standards 2524 and 924, for Public Safety/DAS applications. The PE UL 2524 Series provides continuous, uninterrupted DC power to ALL public safety Bi-directional Amplifiers. ETL certified to UL standards 2524 and 924, the series is available in a broad offering with 12, 24, 48 VDC, and 110V...
Newmar announces the release of the PE UL 2524 Series Battery Back-up, ETL Listed to UL standards 2524 and 924, for Public Safety/DAS applications....

FDNY’s Loss Will Be NYC’s Gain

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Henry Nazar may not be a well-known name in the public safety private sector, but that’s all about to change. For the past four years, Henry’s played a crucial role behind the scenes, training fire alarm and electrical inspectors at the FDNY and then as an Auxiliary Radio Communication System (ARCS) inspector himself. As one of the few electrical engineers in the inspection...
Henry Nazar may not be a well-known name in the public safety private sector, but that’s all about to change. For the past four years, Henry’s played...

'First Do No Harm' Applies to Installing Public Safety Systems in Hospitals Too

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Installing in-building wireless communication systems inside existing hospitals adds several layers of complexity and comprises some of the most challenging construction environments. The factors involved include uninterrupted patient care, significant infection risk control measures, and high levels of hygiene, which are considerably more critical in a medical facility than a...
Installing in-building wireless communication systems inside existing hospitals adds several layers of complexity and comprises some of the most...

Your Auxiliary Radio Communications System (ARCS) Passed Inspection! Now What?

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As a building owner or property manager, you pray the public safety system you’ve installed will never get used. But what if it does? How can you ensure that it’ll work at go time? This “what if” is not something you’re legally allowed to leave to chance, as per the specifications in the FDNY regulations. Life safety equipment can go “Out of Service” without anyone realizing it...
As a building owner or property manager, you pray the public safety system you’ve installed will never get used. But what if it does? How can you...

Why Process is Critical When Lives Are at Risk

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From Sub-Basement to the 104th Floor  When a fire alarm is activated, people rush from a building, desperate to escape. That’s when our end user, the brave members of the FDNY race inside. Providing the most robust, long-lasting, wireless two-way in-building communications systems is our company’s mission, and we take it very seriously. In New York City, new construction...
From Sub-Basement to the 104th Floor  When a fire alarm is activated, people rush from a building, desperate to escape. That’s when our end user,...

What Happens When the Market Lacks the Tools You Need? You Build Them Yourself.

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The Evolution of the ARC System  The need for reliable in-building radio coverage for first responders became imperative in the aftermath of September 11th. In the 9/11 Commission report, communication failures were a critical element that undermined the response to the attacks. The FDNY developed stringent requirements for newly constructed buildings, to support their high-...
The Evolution of the ARC System  The need for reliable in-building radio coverage for first responders became imperative in the aftermath of ...

RFS is Proud to be American Made

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Three years ago, we started RF Solutions with a mandate to design and implement state of the art ARC (Auxiliary Radio Communication) System hardware and software. ARC Systems were a newly required FDNY mandate, and a quality product that met all NYC code requirements didn't yet exist in the marketplace. We needed to manufacture proprietary equipment and software and decided to...
Three years ago, we started RF Solutions with a mandate to design and implement state of the art ARC (Auxiliary Radio Communication) System hardware...

Comba Telecom Releases CriticalPoint™ Public Safety Battery Backup Unit (BBU) Solution

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  Comba Telecom Releases CriticalPoint™ Public Safety Battery Backup Unit (BBU) Solution  Battery Backup keeps in-building Public Safety Communications Systems working if the power fails   (13 August 2019 – Milpitas, CA) – Comba Telecom, Inc. today released its CriticalPoint™ Public Safety Battery Backup Unit (BBU) product to power its line of Bi-directional Amplifiers (BDA)...
  Comba Telecom Releases CriticalPoint™ Public Safety Battery Backup Unit (BBU) Solution  Battery Backup keeps in-building Public Safety...

Comba Telecom’s CriticalPoint™ Public Safety Bi-Directional Amplifiers (BDA) and Battery Backup Unit (BBU) Pass UL 2524 Standards

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  Comba Telecom’s CriticalPoint™ Public Safety Bi-Directional Amplifiers (BDA) and Battery Backup Unit (BBU) Pass UL 2524 Standards  Comba conforms to UL 2524 standards meeting the requirements for public safety 2-way emergency radio communications enhancement systems   (12 August 2019 – Milpitas, CA) – Comba Telecom, Inc. today announced that their Bi-Directional Amplifiers (...
  Comba Telecom’s CriticalPoint™ Public Safety Bi-Directional Amplifiers (BDA) and Battery Backup Unit (BBU) Pass UL 2524 Standards  Comba conforms...

Comba Telecom Launches Optical Expansion Unit for its CriticalPoint™ Public Safety DAS Solution

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  Comba Telecom Launches Optical Expansion Unit for its CriticalPoint™ Public Safety DAS Solution  Optical Expansion Unit adds ability to add millions of square feet of coverage for Public Safety DAS Systems   (11 August 2019 – Milpitas, CA) – Comba Telecom, Inc. today announced the expansion of its 700/800MHz CriticalPoint™ Public Safety DAS product line to include a Fiber...
  Comba Telecom Launches Optical Expansion Unit for its CriticalPoint™ Public Safety DAS Solution  Optical Expansion Unit adds ability to add...