Comba Introduces Bi-Directional Amplifier for Public Safety Sector

Comba Telecom has announced the launch of their CriticalPoint™ Bi-Directional Amplifier (BDA) at APCO 2016. Designed specifically for the public safety sector, it is a wireless network device that amplifies the RF signals and rebroadcasts it throughout the building where it is deployed.  For first responders and other public safety personnel, the robustness and integrity of the communications network at the location is essential to facilitate in-building communications for the rescue and safety of both first responders and the public.

Adhering and going beyond the guideline standards defined by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), this amplifier is constructed with a NEMA 4 chassis and advanced dry contact capabilities to facilitate future NFPA alarming requirements. Additionally, it features mandatory oscillation testing and prevention to minimize feedback and maintain network integrity.

This CriticalPoint BDA is aimed at the North American public safety sector. This includes supporting 32 channels per band, high power efficiency and other features which go beyond the standards defined by the NFPA and NEMA to ensure the product is scalable to future public safety and AHJ requirements. These factors along with attractive pricing makes this CriticalPoint BDA an excellent solution for this market.

CriticalPoint™ BDA Selected Features:

  • Supports public safety 700/800MHz in dual band or single band models
  • Single band model upgradeable to dual band via purchased license key
  • Class A 32 channels per band
  • High power efficiency (80W single band, 100W dual band)
  • Channelized Auto Gain Control (AGC) / Channelized uplink squelch
  • Built-in mandatory isolation test to prevent BDA oscillation
  • Web based GUI for intelligent configuration, SNMP supported
  • NFPA compliant dry contact alarms
  • NEMA 4 enclosure
  • FCC Approved

CriticalPoint™ BDA is available now from Comba Telecom and business partners.