A Distributed Antenna System (DAS) is a series of multiple antennas that are distributed over a certain area that are all connected to a common source with the goal of boosting signal and creating a seamless and reliable network coverage. The installation of a DAS can vary greatly, both in costs and what is required for your particular area, coverage and existing signal strength. Read on for more information.
Benefits of Distributed Antenna System Installation
There are several benefits to employing a DAS vendor to install a signal booster. These include:
A DAS can be used in a situation where other communication technologies are not compatible due to zoning or terrain challenges
Having multiple antennas improves the reliability of signal coverage
Whilst a DAS provides the same signal coverage as a signal antenna, each antenna working in a DAS works at a reduced total power. As a result, less power is consumed when overcoming shadowing and penetration losses.
With a DAS having a line-of-site channel this also results in a reduction in delay speed and reduced fade depths.
Distributed Antenna System Cost
The cost of Distributed Antenna System installation can vary greatly, with multiple factors having an impact on the final price. Firstly, it depends on the type of DAS you wish to install. Passive DAS, which densifies coverage of all cellular carriers simultaneously will be at the lower end cost wise. On the other hand, Active DAS which typically targets in-building coverage of one or more mobile service provider networks is at a higher price point.
These Distributed Antenna System installation costs are also directly proportional to the square footage of the area in which you require boosted signal. The larger the area, the higher the cost will be. In addition to this, the Distributed Antenna System cost will also be dependent on the existing signal strength in that area. If the signal is weaker, you may need an active or powered signal booster to see a major difference in signal strength. Whereas if the signal outside is already relatively strong, you may be able to just have a passive signal booster or repeater to see improvements in signal strength.
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Distributed Antenna System Vendors
If you are looking for a Distributed Antenna System vendor then look no further than Wall to Wall Communications. With over 40 years of experience in the communications industry, we will be able to fit and service your DAS to ensure it is functioning at maximum efficiency.
We will be happy to give you a full consultation, covering your needs and requirements. The team of communications experts at Wall to Wall will devise the best possible solution for your particular location and scale to provide seamless communication. Once agreed, our team of experts of Distributed Antenna System installers will put in place the necessary equipment and infrastructure to meet your needs and budget.
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A Distributed Antenna System can be the perfect solution for providing strong and reliable radio coverage and wireless connectivity in certain situations. A DAS is a network of antennas evenly distributed over a certain area, all connected by a common source. This is an alternative option to a single antenna which has a smaller area of coverage, a weaker signal and consumes more power.
DAS has been around for many years. However, it is the result of increased demand for wireless systems within buildings, remote areas and across difficult coverage areas that has spiked the demand for this technology.
There are also two types of DAS; Outdoors Distributed Antenna System (oDAS) and In-building Distributed Antenna System. iDAS can be useful for increasing wireless signal across large areas by being placed atop of high poles and buildings such as streetlights and utility poles. iDAS on the other hand can boost wireless coverage inside larger structures such as stadiums of office headquarters.
Advantages and disadvantages of a Distributed Antenna System (DAS)
The DAS is becoming increasingly popular as a result of its numerous advantages and applications. Whilst the Distributed Antenna Systems installation are more costly and complicated, their advantages often outweigh their disadvantages.
Advantages of DAS
Increased signal coverage over a defined area
Multiple antennas use less power all together than a singular antenna
Fewer coverage holes
Can be used in situations where other telecommunication technologies would not be suitable
DAS do not need to be placed as high up as a single antenna to provide the same coverage
DAS overcomes the penetration and shadowing losses because a sight link is more available. This results in a reduced delay speed and a reduction in fade depths.
Disadvantages of DAS
Higher cost compared to a single antenna due to additional infrastructure
Although the antennas can be placed lower down, the increased number of antennas can result in a greater visual impact
Distributed Antenna System Wifi
One of the less common uses for DAS is its ability to provide Wifi. Whilst it is usually internet service providers that supply a large building with Wifi, this can also be done with the use of a Distributed Antenna System.
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