From engineering to implementation to Project Management , P&R Communications is the one-stop shop for your in-building communication deficiencies. Whether it be cellular or RF-related coverage issues, P&R has the equipment, expertise and industry trained personnel to make your communication issues a thing of the past.

Cellular

Whether you are in a single-story facility, a multi-level hospital or a vast manufacturing facility, cellular coverage is vital this day and age. In order to get you the coverage you desire, P&R Communications uses a Bi-Directional amplifier (BDA) which takes signal from the outside, and a distributed antenna system (DAS) to take the amplified signal from the BDA and disperse it among the structure. The result is coverage throughout the building for the cellular carrier or carriers that you need.

P&R aligns itself with the leaders in the industry so we are always bringing you the cutting edge solutions you deserve. These solutions include on-site visits and testing to pinpoint coverage deficiencies. The results of the testing are then utilized to engineer a solution that remedies those deficiencies in the most efficient manner possible. From there, P&R will implement the solution, test it and optimize it.

There are many regulations surrounding the use of BDA and DAS systems, especially when dealing with the cellular carriers. P&R partners with companies that understand these regulations and have the necessary relationships with carriers to ensure compliance.

Public Safety

P&R Communications has been in the public safety industry since its inception in 1961. Our team understands just how critical communication is to the first responders in our communities, including inside structures. In order to be at their best, first responders need steadfast communication and this is what P&R brings into your building. As evidenced by the tragedies of 9/11, both cellular and RF signals are greatly reduced when passing through the structures of a building. This was never more evident than when our nation was attacked and the public safety personnel within those buildings had a hard time communicating throughout the towers. Since 2009, the International Code Council and the National Fire Protection Association have added first responder radio coverage requirements to their book of fire codes.

Communities typically adopt the codebooks set forth by the International Code Council (International Fire Code) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) periodically, usually, every few years. Today’s fire codes mandate buildings support public safety radio coverage prior to official Certificate of Occupancy. Although local agencies can enhance their fire code, key elements require:

  • Minimal signal level of -95 dBm in 90% of the structure
  • Back-up power for 24 hours of operation
  • Applies to structures of 50,000 sq. ft. or those with below ground floors
  • Coverage test using a 20 grid or 40 grid process
  • Annual certification of equipment with grid coverage test and one hour battery test
  • Must be tested by an FCC licensed or factory certified technician

In order to get you the coverage you desire, P&R Communications uses a Bi-Directional amplifier (BDA) which takes signal from the outside, and a distributed antenna system (DAS) to take the amplified signal from the BDA and disperse it among the structure. The result is coverage throughout the building for first responders.

P&R is experienced in RF, as well as the radio systems our local first responders use. This expertise is vital when implementing a BDA/DAS system, because these systems are not installed correctly or engineered without considering other systems, problems can arise. P&R is very familiar with the State of Ohio MARCS (multi-agency radio communications system) radio system, as well as other systems used by local and regional first responders. Our knowledge of and work with these systems absolutely helps us design the best possible solution for our customers. In addition, our relationships are key when implementing these systems.

.

Please contact us for more information on our In-Building Solutions.