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What are the components of an In-Building Cellular Wireless system?

There are several components of every DAS system that are…that will…that every DAS system will have in common. First is the carrier signal, the cellular signal from the carrier that’s gonna be delivered to your building in one of two ways, you’re either gonna put an antennae on top of the building to capture the signal and bring it into an amplifier inside the building, or if it’s a large enough venue or big enough building for the carrier they’ll actually put their base station inside the building to inject the signal into the DAS. So that’s the first and primary component of the DAS system.

Then from there you have what’s called the headend equipment, which is the device, it’s usually the size of a chassis based switch, and that’s what conditions the carrier signal and converts it from RF onto fiber and then sends it out into the building.

Then depending on the size of your building you might have what’s called a remote unit, on a second floor or a fourth floor that takes that RF over fiber and brings it over to the coax and distributes it to the individual antennas that are in the building.

And of course you have the infrastructure, the fiber and the coax cable that goes from the headend and the remote units out to the individual antennas.

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How the NATE STAR Initiative is Improving Tower Climber Safety

The National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE) developed the NATE STAR Initiative program to improve tower climber safety, education, and programs for companies throughout the wireless industry. In its fourth year, the NATE STAR Initiative has reached a record high for program enrollment with 134 participating member companies. The program works to help companies operate under best safety practices for tower climbers and recognize those that adhere to a higher level of safety standards while on the job. NATE’s ultimate goal is to ensure tower climbers make it home safely at the end of each day.

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6 Tips for Safe Wireless Use While Travelling

Whether we’re travelling across town or across the country, many of us are leaving home each day with our wireless devices connected to networks that we can’t guarantee are secure. Many of us don’t even consider security measures when we connect to an unfamiliar Wi-Fi network. This can be a dangerous habit, as it can compromise your device’s security and your personal information, especially when you travel.

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