Edwards Will Resell Emergency Communication Systems by ADRF
ADRF will provide Edwards customers with emergency radio communication enhancement systems (ERCES) for first responders.
BRADENTON, Fla — Edwards announces a strategic agreement with Advanced RF Technologies (ADRF) to provide its customers with mission-critical, emergency radio communication enhancement systems (ERCES) for first responders.
Based in Burbank, Calif., ADRF is a leading provider of in-building distributed antenna systems (DAS) and repeaters for public safety and commercial radio frequencies. The agreement 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.
Edwards is a part of Carrier Global Corp. (NYSE: CARR), a leading global provider of healthy, safe and sustainable building and cold chain solutions.
ADRF’s systems and technologies are said to complement Edwards’ life-safety solutions and play a critical role in creating indoor environments that improve occupant health and safety, a key tenet of Carrier’s Healthy Buildings program.
Across the United States, authorities having jurisdiction require buildings to install ERCES systems that adhere to local public safety mandates and codes. This ensures first responders can communicate during emergency situations using land mobile radios 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.
“[T]hrough this agreement, we are excited to continue our commitment by offering ERCES to help first responders communicate in emergencies,” says Angie Gomez, president of Edwards. “ADRF is a well-known leader for in-building public safety communication and we are confident there is no better equipment to help our customers properly protect their buildings and inhabitants.”
ADRF’s suite of public safety DAS, repeaters, battery backups and passive components meet or exceed the latest National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and International Fire Code codes, UL standards, and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules. The company’s repeaters and battery backups were the first to be listed and certified to UL 2524, Second Edition, the most rigorous standard for emergency in-building communication.
The company’s solutions also cover all public safety frequency bands including 700/800 MHz, UHF/VHF and FirstNet (Band 14) to provide ubiquitous connectivity in all areas of buildings.
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