Advanced RF Technologies (ADRF), which specializes in in-building Distributed Antenna System (DAS) and repeaters for public safety and commercial radio frequencies, announced a new long range annunciator, ANN-L, for its public safety repeaters.
The ANN-L is ADRF’s first annunciator capable of extending the range of visual and audible alarms up to 1,000-feet from the public safety repeater to allow for more flexibility in network design.
“The addition of the ANN-L gives system integrators and building owners more options of where they can place the annunciator in relation to our public safety systems, which makes the installation simple and saves them the trouble of going to a third-party for extended range,” said Dennis Burns, ADRF’s director of public safety. “Our mission for over 20 years is not only to provide the best public safety in-building solutions, but also to make implementing them as easy as possible for our customers and partners.”
At this year’s International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE), ADRF also demonstrated interoperability between its ERCES (Emergency Radio Communication Enhancement Systems) and Edwards Fire and Life Safety System. Together, the systems are easy to install and deploy, can be programmed to enhance versatility and flexibility, and create a centralized life and safety system meeting all NFPA requirements for buildings, ADRF said.
In April, ADRF had announced a strategic agreement with fire detection and alarm company Edwards to provide the latter’s customers with mission-critical ERCES for first responders.
ADRF said that the deal expands Edwards’ fire and life safety products to include ADRF’s suite of in-building public safety communication solutions to help keep buildings and their occupants safe.
Authorities Having Jurisdictions (AHJs) in the U.S. require buildings to install ERCES systems that adhere to local public safety mandates and codes. This ensures firefighters, EMTs, and police officers can communicate during emergency situations using land mobile radios (LMR) in every building area, including critical coverage zones like fire command rooms, exit stairwells, elevator lobbies, basements and exit passageways. Without these systems, natural and manmade obstacles such as low-emission glass, foliage, building materials, and more, can disrupt RF signals from entering a building and thus inhibit ubiquitous wireless connectivity.
ADRF’s product portfolio of in-building wireless solutions includes Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS), repeaters, ERCES, antennas, and passive components.