RCS announces a new service to measure and map indoor RF signals. The new equipment from PCTEL provides comprehensive testing for compliance with Section 510 standards for most new construction.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. January 27th – RCS Wireless Technology, a leading provider of telecom communication services, announces the addition of a new service to comprehensively measure and map indoor radio frequency (RF) signals.
This new testing device from PC-TEL, the Public Safety Network Testing Solution, enables RCS staff the ability to measure multi-band radio-coverage with even greater accuracy. The new equipment will measure the presence or absence of usable RF signals covering the 700 and 800 MHz bands of P25 public safety frequencies as well as the band-spectrums for LTE, First Net, and AT&T and Verizon.
“For over 60 years, our focus has been on providing communications services for our law enforcers and first responders,” says Chuck Shipton, President, RCS Wireless Technology. “Adding the PCTel Technology to our range of trusted services helps enhance our offerings and improve the level of service we will be able to provide to current and future customers.”
This testing service is particularly important as more local and state jurisdictions adopt Section 510 of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) code for emergency responders. That code explains that most buildings will need to meet a standard for RF coverage in order to obtain a certificate of occupancy.
For several years RCS has provided customers with design and installation of products for in-building cellular enhancement to boost RF coverage. With the PCTEL equipment, RCS is able to further quantify the enhanced readings even after installation is complete. The new testing device from PCTEL allows these essential post-construction readings to be performed, mapped and documented, so contractors and building owners can be assured their property meets the standards set by the NFPA.
“I hope no one ever has to experience the trauma of a fire or other disaster, but thanks to devices like this Public Safety Network Testing Solution, we can help ensure that when disaster does strike, our first responders are able to communicate at all times throughout the affected area,” Shipton says.