ERRCS and Carrier DAS for college campuses
Campus buildings vary in age, architecture, and building materials, all of which can interfere with cellular signals. Students, faculty, and staff on college and university campuses expect reliable mobile connectivity as connectivity isn’t just about utilizing apps and using data – it also provides security. Students want dependable service in the dorm, the classroom, and when moving around campus. Faculty and staff need coverage to provide essential services. User experience can suffer, causing frustration and a poor impression of the campus.
However, creating a reliable experience is challenging.
The Right Solution
DAS Systems provides specialized on-premises wireless solutions for campus environments. Our distributed antenna system (DAS) is an inherently scalable and versatile solution, meaning that it can expand coverage on larger campuses and uniquely shaped areas while upholding mandatory safety compliances for universities, building codes, and fire safety ordinances for emergency responder radio communication coverage-ensuring reliable connectivity for all users.
So, what do these comprehensive solutions require? Generally speaking, DAS infrastructures rely on RF cable (coaxial cable) to sync antenna remotes and preferably fiber-optic cable to connect floors and other discrete areas. These two types of cables then connect to a central processing point (commonly known as the headend). However, advanced DAS solutions operate on IT structured cabling instead of coaxial. This offers a number of benefits, from the ease of use for installers and reduced overhead costs to supporting supplementary networks and functions such as Wi-Fi and security systems.