Indoor Distributed Antenna System (DAS)
To understand the appropriate solution for your DAS, two main factors need to be taken into consideration: coverage and capacity. Typical solutions fall under 3 main categories, each of them with their own advantages and disadvantages. Discuss these options with our team to ensure you get the ideal solution at your next project.
3 Main Types of DAS
These solutions are the simplest and often least expensive. Utilizing a donor antenna and bi-directional amplifiers to repeat frequencies from the outdoor macro-network and rebroadcasts them indoors. Passive components such as coax, splitters and taps are used to distribute RF to each antenna.
In densely populated locations such as hospitals or large venues where capacity is a concern, active solutions provide a dedicated backhaul via small cells or Carrier base stations. This dedicated source guarantees your DAS with both speed and capacity. Our active solutions utilize a fiber infrastructure from the headend all the way to the edge device, providing you with the most robust network in the market.
As it sounds, a hybrid solution is a combination of both Passive and Active DAS. Typically, these systems use fiber from the headend to remote units located in IDFs, from there, coax and passive components are used to distribute RF to each antenna. Ideally, hybrid solutions would be supported with a dedicated RF backhaul like an Active solution.