Category: Blog
28 January 2014 - 2:07, by , in Blog, Comments off
Are dropped cellular phone calls leaving your tenants and residents frustrated? If this is all too familiar for you and your tenants are not satisfied with the with the performance of wireless devices in the building, Harris Communications has solutions that will be of interest to you.   We offer single and multiple carrier designs that...
28 January 2014 - 2:07, by , in Blog, 4 comments
Harris Communications has worked with hospitals throughout the country to eliminate dropped calls with the installation of commercial cellular repeaters.
28 January 2014 - 2:07, by , in Blog, No comments
It is more and more common for first-responders, (Police/Fire/EMS), to demand reliable ubiquitous radio coverage to ensure the safety of the public, as well as their own.  In many instances poor in-building radio coverage has a negative impact on first responders ability to communicate effectively in a crisis situation.  The prevailing thought today is that...
28 January 2014 - 2:07, by , in Blog, 2 comments
Although everyone expects the voice and data capabilities of their mobile devices to simply work everywhere, there are significant technical and financial challenges to making this a reality. This post provides an overview of distributed antenna system (DAS) solutions for in-building wireless coverage for cellular voice services. It also provides a brief look at the...
28 January 2014 - 2:07, by , in Blog, 1 comment
How Cellular Reception Works Cell phone reception is the strength of the connection the cell phone has to its network.  There are a variety of factors that impact cellular signal, such as proximity to a tower.  Most mobile devices use a set of bars of varying heights to display the strength of the signal where...
28 January 2014 - 2:07, by , in Blog, No comments
A bi-directional amplifier (also known as a cell phone repeater or wireless cellular signal booster) is the most common way cell phone companies have been improving cellular coverage over the past few years. Nearly gone are the days when calls are dropped mid sentence. A bi-directional amplifier boosts cell phone signal by using an internal...
28 January 2014 - 2:07, by , in Blog, No comments
Sometimes cellular coverage can be hindered by some building construction material. Thicker cement with metal bracing and some roofing materials can block a cell phone signal. A cellular repeater can help get around the natural blocking of cement with metal which block radio signals and in turn hinder cellular coverage. Foil backing on foam or...
28 January 2014 - 2:07, by , in Blog, 9 comments
When the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia recently asked us to make their cell phones work inside the building, we knew it would be a special challenge. The walls between studios are padded with five layers of sound deadening material, which provides a great environment for music studies but a challenging one for cell...
28 January 2014 - 2:07, by , in Blog, 10 comments
Lives are saved every day by the quick response of emergency teams. It’s amazing and gratifying to hear of students saved by effective college notification systems, whether it’s a child whose heart is quickly restarted by a nearby defibrillator and faculty trained to use it, or students and faculty successfully evacuated from buildings in the...
27 January 2014 - 2:05, by , in Blog, No comments
Great question!  Most likely, the trees between you and the tower have leafed out.  We have had a few situations in which a clients reception was impacted by the trees around their office building. 
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