Karyn Woodhouse is the vice president of retail with Jones New York Group Canada
Helping building owners and Public Safety entities with their “In-Building” wireless needs.
First Responder communications are more vital today than anytime else in history. Cities business cores are more congested then ever with high-rise buildings literally stacked one atop another separated only by multi-level parking facilities to accommodate the workers that fill those high-rise buildings. Shopping Malls are springing up all over the country with each one trying to outdo the other in size and complexity. Airports are handling more fliers every day and are expanding to meet this growth. And while every city has a First Responder communication system, these radio systems are designed for outdoor coverage and many times the Fire Fighter or EMT or Police Officer loses communications as soon as he or she enters a building or parking garage or shopping mall or airport. To compensate for this communications loss numerous manufacturers have developed products to enhance the signal throughout the building or parking garage.
These products consist of Bi-Directional Amplifiers (BDA) or Signal Boosters along with a Distributed Antenna System (DAS). They can consist of a broadband or channelized BDA and a coaxial/radiax or even a fiber DAS. Then options are almost endless and new ideas and products are being introduced almost daily. And as a customer what system do you pick? What design is best suited for your needs? Should you go with broadband or channelized? Should you go with a fiber system? What level of coverage do you need? The questions go on and on.
JEM Consultants can help! We can give you an unbiased evaluation of your needs; help you write Requests For Proposals (RFP) and Requests For Quotes (RFQ); act as the customer integration Project Manager (PM); and perform final acceptance testing to ensure quality and performance.
With over 25 years experience in the wireless communications industry working for OEMs and servicing clients worldwide, I have established JEM Consultants in 2011 with the goal of helping clients choose and implement their in-building communications systems to maximize their performance while minimizing their costs.