Cellular DAS

Indoor & Outdoor DAS

Industry data shows that 80% of all wireless calls are made indoors. Seamless indoor wireless coverage is essential in today’s environment. Indoor DAS (Distributed Antenna Systems) is a common solution for malls, stadiums, public halls, and other buildings. Outdoor DAS applications use essentially the same technologies; popular applications include open-air public spaces, stadiums, university campuses, and urban areas.

A DAS amplifies and distributes cellular and/or two-way public safety radio signals throughout areas that otherwise experience poor service. These systems are designed to enhance wireless signals in any combination of indoor and outdoor areas, with the end purpose of providing better cellular and two-way radio service in key areas.

The services carried on the DAS can be fed by either a bi-directional amplifier (BDA) connected to an outdoor antenna (an “off-air” feed) or fed through a carrier-installed, dedicated signal source. In any case, the DAS will then distribute the signal throughout the target area on a series of antennas fed via a network of cable and/or fiber.

As part of turnkey service offering Communications Electronics designs, installs, commissions and maintains DAS for all types of facilities using carrier-grade equipment. In fact, we will even facilitate the agreements with each of the wireless phone carriers before building your system to ensure approval.

Small Cell Distribution

Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) for mobile telephony have been evolving for years, beginning as a solution for simply providing coverage to underserved spaces but evolving into a solution that can provide dedicated voice and data capacity to targeted areas.

Historically, DAS solutions have distributed cellular signals by amplifying an off-air Bi-Directional Amplifier (BDA; typically used for smaller DAS installations) or conventional base station hardware that is used for macro sites (for larger DAS installations). Neither of these are ideal solutions in most cases: BDAs simply push the traffic from buildings onto the macro network, straining capacity and increasing interference in the network; macro base stations are very expensive, relatively large, and use far more power than typically necessary.

Enter the “Small Cell”. The term refers to a class of base stations that are cost-effective and require much less power. Initially, these were stand-alone items (e.g. femtocells, picocells) often used to provide service to a small targeted area, but today mobile operators are marrying them with DAS solutions to provide the best of both worlds – dedicated capacity at a relatively low cost of deployment. Today, Small Cells compete with traditional DAS architectures to provide mobility solutions to capacity-starved spaces.

Like any wireless technology, Small Cells are not the right solution in every case but they provide ample reasons to be considered. We would be happy to share our expertise and help you determine if these would be a fit for your wireless solution.

Contact us to discuss your in-building communication needs.

COVID-19 Update & Our Commitment to You

*Last Updated 3/26/20

CE continues operations as an essential service provider

To our valued customers and partners, 

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread in the United States and across the globe, we want to reinforce that Communications Electronics’ number one priority is keeping our employees, partners, and customers safe. Our team has been working hard behind the scenes to ensure we can continue to deliver uninterrupted, high quality service while remaining focused on the health and safety of our staff and clients. We are fortunate to have ample technology and significant experience with working remotely.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Motorola Solutions is providing recommended cleaning and disinfecting guidelines for our radios, body-worn cameras and accessories based on our current and best understanding of radio hygiene. You can review their recommended equipment cleaning guidelines here.

Communications Electronics provides a critical service as defined by the Department of Homeland Security. Our business supplies crucial equipment and vital services to fill the urgent needs of telecommunications companies, service providers, emergency responders, law enforcement, and a multitude of private entities throughout the nation. Therefore, we will continue operations at this time and are fully available to serve you.

If you have any questions during this time, please contact your CE representative. We are here to help you.

We thank you for your continued patronage. Communications Electronics will strive to maintain exceptional service to our customers during this difficult time. Wishing you good health.

Roger Cassell
President & CEO
communicationselectronics.com
1-888-TALK-CEI

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3/13/20

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread in the United States and across the globe, we want to let everyone know that Communications Electronics’number one priority is to keep our employees, partners, and customers safe. Here is an update on preparations and steps we have taken to date. Two weeks ago, CE assembled a cross-disciplinary COVID-19 Management Team to actively monitor the situation and make recommendations to leadership. We have been assessing the situation daily, remaining vigilant, and following recommendations from the World Health Organization (WHO), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and local authorities. We’ve assembled guidance for our employee teams, pursuant to these recommendations.

As you know, the situation is evolving rapidly, and COVID-19 is affecting people differently, depending on their location and situation. As a result, flexible solutions are needed. CE Senior Management is considering all options, including the possibility of asking staff to work remotely.

While we remain focused on the health and safety of our staff and those around us, we also remain committed to serving our customers. Fortunately, we have technology in place and significant experience with working remotely. We have been working hard behind the scenes to ensure we can continue to deliver uninterrupted, high quality service. Operational teams have been working to identify potential needs and strategies associated with full-virtual delivery of services. Project managers and supervisors are actively having preparedness discussions with our teams. Our IT team has been reviewing and testing systems and protocols, to ensure necessary tools and support for staff to operate virtually. Everyone has a role to play.

If you have questions or feedback, you can reach the COVID-19 Management Team at Safety@Talkcei.com.

Being flexible and able to overcome big challenges is part of what makes us who we are. We have the infrastructure, skills, and desire to support each other, while providing the highest level of service to our customers. Obviously, this is a fast moving, fluid situation affecting our country and the world. We will update our guidance and decisions as the situation changes. Please continue to monitor the CDC Website for updates.

We hope that you and your family are well,

Glenn Lesley
Chief Operations Officer
Communications Electronics