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From basic communication to business operations, a strong cellular signal is essential for everyday life. Ensure that you and your customers have the coverage and capacity necessary to stay connected.


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Coverage

Enhanced Coverage

Whether you need a ready-to-install signal booster for your front office or a scalable, solution to eliminate dead zones for a large venue, TESSCO stocks the antennas, amplifiers, cables and kitted solutions you need.

Capacity

Enhanced Capacity

As businesses grow, so do their cellular needs. TESSCO offers kitted as well as customized solutions that can be designed to accommodate an increasing number of users with the ability to provide multiple mobile providers access across a single architecture.


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When planning a comprehensive DAS project there are many features to consider. TESSCO’s Solution Architects have outlined eight crucial aspects to consider for your deployment.

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Home Office

Home Office

When your home is also your office, poor cellular coverage becomes a business liability.

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Adding a consumer cellular signal booster amplifies tower signals and retransmits a stronger signal. TESSCO stocks a complete line of ready-to-install, FCC-approved residential signal booster kits. With only four basic components, these straight forward solutions are installed similar to a typical cable TV installation. A variety of solutions are available to cover a vehicle, a single room or building up to 50,000 square feet.

Home Office Solution Components
Home Office Wifi
  • 1
    Outdoor Antenna(s)
    Also known as a donor antenna it's mounted on the exterior and is used to capture the macro tower signal and transmit the cell device signal back to the tower. These antennas best operate as directional units oriented in the direction of the closest cell tower with the optimal line-of-site. Omni directional solutions are also available.

    Featured: Wilson Electronics, SureCall

  • 2
    Coax Cable
    Used to transport the RF signal between the amplifier and the donor and interior antennas. Installation is not unlike a typical cable television installation using both concealed and surface mounting options. Wireless options are available.

    Featured: Wilson Electronics,SureCall
  • 3
    Interior Antenna(s)
    Retransmit the signal within the dwelling and are omni-directional. Design typically follows installation requirements: surface and flush mounting options are available. The number of antennas required is dictated by the area to be covered.

    Featured: Wilson Electronics,SureCall
  • 4
    Consumer Booster/ Repeater
    Located between the donor antenna and the interior antenna(s) it amplifies the RF signal. The amplifier will need to be installed close to an standard AC outlet. Installation is straight forward: plug and play power and coax connectors are all that is required. The amplifier can be hidden out of site in an attic or closet.

    Featured: Wilson Electronics,SureCall,Nextivity


  • 5
    Lightning Protection
    50 and 75 ohm surge protectors are a good practice to protect the amplifier from power surges do to lightening strikes.

    Featured: PolyPhaser,Times Microwave Systems,Huber-Suhner


  • 6
    Grounding Kits
    Local code may require grounding of the coaxial cable. Regardless, grounding is an easy effort and worth the small investment.

    Featured: Wireless Solutions,Commscope,RFS


  • 7
    FCC Regulations
    As of April 2014, the FCC requires that all industrial cellular signal boosters be FCC approved and will require the end user to: obtain wireless service provider consent to operate the device, and register the device with their serving wireless service provider prior to operation. The process is easy.

    Learn More

    TIP: TESSCO only carries FCC approved solutions, with an approved solution the process is easy.

Let TESSCO help you. Contact a representative.
800.472.7373


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Small office

Commercial Small Office

A building's structure can actually be the cause of poor cellular coverage within its walls.

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Signal boosters eliminate dead zones and increase signal strength for a better user experience. TESSCO offers a complete line of signal boosters, as well as the technical expertise to supplement your design and engineering efforts. At TESSCO we work to help you win business and grow your expertise by assisting you with proposals, FCC registration and carrier coordination.

Commercial Small Office Solution Components
Small Office Wifi
  • 1
    Outdoor Antenna(s)
    Typically mounted high on the exterior of the building, this antenna is used to capture the macro tower signal and transmit the cell device signal back to the tower. These antennas are directional, and need to be mounted oriented in the direction of the closest cell tower with the optimal line-of-site. TIP: placement is critical to eliminate unwanted feedback and oscillation.

    Featured: Commscope,Kathrein,Amphenol Antenna Solutions


  • 2
    Coax Cable
    Used to transport the RF signal between the amplifier and the donor and interior antennas. Installation is not unlike a typical cable television installation using both concealed and surface mounting options. TIP: Plenum rated coax cable may be required by code.

    Featured: Commscope,RFS,Times Microwave Systems


  • 3
    In-Building Antenna(s)
    Retransmit the signal within the dwelling and are primarily omni-directional. Design typically follows installation requirements: surface and flush.

    Featured: Commscope,TerraWave Solutions,Galtronics


  • 4
    Bi-Directinoal Amplifiers (BDSs)
    Retransmit the signal within the dwelling and are primarily omni-directional. Design typically follows installation requirements: surface and flush.

    Featured: Wilson Electronics,SureCall,zBoost


  • 5
    Lightning Protection
    50 and 75 ohm surge protectors are a good practice to protect the amplifier from power surges do to lightening strikes.

    Featured: PolyPhaser,Times Microwave Systems,Huber-Suhner


  • 6
    Couplers
    Used to couple or combine signals in a multi-carrier configurtaion allowing the antenna system to broadcast multiple carrier feeds.

    Featured: Commscope,CSI,Microlab


  • 7
    Splitters & Tappers
    Used to split a signal or tap a signal for an additional antenna. Splitters typically divide the signal evenly, splitting the signal strength 50/50. Tappers provide the same splitting function only with the ability to attenuate the tapped feed allowing a more managed power allocation for downstream antennas. This ensures an even power distribution throughout the building.

    Featured: Microlab,MECA,CSI


  • 8
    Grounding Kits
    Local code may require grounding of the coaxial cable. Regardless, grounding is an easy effort and worth the small investment.

    Featured: Wireless Solutions,Commscope,RFS


  • 9
    FCC Regulations
    As of April 2014, the FCC requires that all industrial cellular signal boosters be FCC approved and will require the end user to: obtain wireless service provider consent to operate the device, and register the device with their serving wireless service provider prior to operation. The process is easy.

    Learn More

    TIP: TESSCO only carries FCC approved solutions, with an approved solution the process is easy.

Let TESSCO help you. Contact a representative.
800.472.7373


Custom Solutions
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Commercial Industrial

Commercial & Industrial

More square footage means more technical considerations. Especially when it comes to active DAS solutions.

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For larger buildings and multi-story applications, active solutions ensure a higher quality of service over a managed range of spectrum and they increase capacity for a greater number of simultaneous users. TESSCO works with VARS, contractors, tower owners and property owners to assist in the design, proposal, and build-out of active DAS solutions.

Commercial & Industrial Office Solution Components
Commercial Wifi
  • 1
    Outdoor Antenna(s)
    Mounted high on the exterior/roof of the Building, this antenna is used to capture the macro tower signal and transmit the cell device signal back to the tower. These antennas are directional, and need to be mounted oriented in the direction of the closest cell tower with the optimal line-of-site.

    Featured: Commscope,Kathrein,Amphenol Antenna Solutions


  • 2
    Coax Cable
    Coax cable is used to transport the RF signal between the amplifier and the donor and interior antennas.

    Featured: Commscope,RFS,Times Microwave Systems


  • 3
    In-Building Antenna(s)
    Local code may require grounding of the coaxial cable. Regardless, grounding is an easy effort and worth the small investment.

    Featured: Wireless Solutions,Commscope
  • 4
    Fiber Networks
    Transports the converted RF signals to the remote units on each floor where the optical signal is converted back to RF amplified and distributed to antennas for rebroadcasting within the building. Fiber enables you to cover greater distances with increase capacity and is impervious to EMI and interference in industrial settings.

    Featured: Commscope,Corning


  • 5
    Couplers
    Used to couple or combine multiple amplifiers allowing the antenna system to broadcast both carrier feeds.

    Featured: CSI,Microlab


  • 6
    Splitters & Tappers
    Used to split a signal or tap a signal for an additional antenna. Splitters typically divide the signal evenly, splitting the signal strength 50/50. Tappers provide the same splitting function only with the ability to attenuate the tapped feed allowing a more managed power allocation for downstream antennas. This ensures an even power distribution throughout the building.

    Featured: CSI,Microlab,MECA


  • 7
    Lightning Protection
    Lightning protection – 50 and 75 ohm surge protectors are a good practice to protect the amplifier from power surges do to lightening strikes.

    Featured: PolyPhaser,Times Microwave Systems,Huber-Suhner


  • 8
    Remote Fiber Units
    Converts the optical signal back to an RF signal and transmitted via Coax to the antennas.

    Featured: Commscope

  • 9
    In-Building Antenna(s)
    Provide RF access to the cellular network via the DAS network. Installation can take on both indoor and outdoor requirements including concealed solutions. Many antennas are available with low Passive Intermodulation (PIM) ratings to ensure a low Installation.

    Featured: Commscope,Terawave Solutions,Galtronics


  • 10
    Directional Antenna(s)
    Providing coverage to specific areas like remote facility locations and outdoor environments like freight yards.

    Featured: Galtronics,CSS Antenna,Commscope


  • 11
    Bi-Directional Amplifiers(BDAs)
    Located between the Donor antenna and the Head End equipment, the BDA increases the signal from the Donor antenna for the Head End Unit's conversation from RF to an optical signal.

    Featured: CSI,Commscope,EMR Corp


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    Head End
    Can refer to the physical location of the bi directional amplifier and the fiber distribution equipment. It can also reference the equipment used to convert the RF signals from the BDA/BTS/Small cell and can combines them onto a single RX/TX fiber interface supported by the fiber distribution network. Hybrid passive/active deployment is shown.

    Featured: Commscope,Cornin
  • 13
    FCC Regulations
    As of April 2014, the FCC requires that all industrial cellular signal boosters be FCC approved and will require the end user to: obtain wireless service provider consent to operate the device, and register the device with their serving wireless service provider prior to operation. The process is easy.

    Learn More

    TIP: TESSCO only carries FCC approved solutions, with an approved solution the process is easy.



Let TESSCO help you. Contact a representative.
800.472.7373


Custom Solutions
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Large Venue

Large Venue

When you're dealing with coverage, capacity and multiple carriers you need end-to-end expertise.

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Large venue projects require some of the most massive and complex DAS deployments, combining indoor and outdoor coverage, and the highest level of carrier coordination.Our portfolio has allowed TESSCO to develop a flexible supply chain model that provides staging, kitting, third-party logistics and transparent program management linking manufacturers with contractors and VARs and connecting program managers with carriers.

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How the Cowboys' AT&T Stadium DAS System Was Deployed

Bill Moten, VP of solutions development and product management for TESSCO, and Sean White, director of project management for CommScope, give RCR Wireless News an overview of the DAS deployed at AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys.

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Large Venue Solution Components
Large Venue Wifi
  • 1
    Coax Cable
    Coax cable is used to transport the RF signal between the amplifier and the donor and between the remote units and the distribution antennas. Can be surface mounted, with in conduit and when required concealed with in an air plenum.

    Featured: Commscope,RFS,Times Microwave Solutions


  • 2
    Fiber Optic Network
    Used to transport the RF signal between the amplifier and the donor and interior antennas. Installation is not unlike a typical cable television installation using both concealed and surface mounting options. Wireless options are available.

    Featured: Commscope

  • 3
    BTS
    Typically found at a macro tower site, a BTS transceiver can be installed within the building and connected to the carrier's network via fiber or to the macro tower via Coax to the donor antenna. A stadium deployment will have an array of BTSs supporting multiple carriers and frequencies. The BTS emulates the over-the-air macro tower connection providing the communication link to the mobile device via the DAS network.
  • 4
    Omni-Directional Antenna(s)
    Transports the converted RF signals to the remote units on each floor where the optical signal is converted back to RF amplified and distributed to antennas for rebroadcasting within the building. Fiber enables you to cover greater distances with increase capacity and is impervious to EMI and interference in industrial settings.

    Featured: Amphenol Antenna Solutions

  • 5
    Directional Antenna(s)
    Providing coverage to specific areas of a stadium can be tricky, the parking lot for tail gating or the sidelines of a field would use directional antennas tuned for exacting coverage.

    Featured: Commscope,Galtronics,CSS Antenna


  • 6
    Head End
    Can refer to the physical location of the bi directional amplifier and the fiber distribution equipment. It can also reference the equipment used to convert the RF signals from the BDA/BTS/Small cell and can combines them onto a single RX/TX fiber interface supported by the fiber distribution network.
  • 7
    Splitters and Tappers
    Used to split a signal or tap a signal for an additional antenna. Splitters typically divide the signal evenly, splitting the signal strength 50/50. Tappers provide the same splitting function only with the ability to attenuate the tapped feed allowing a more managed power allocation for downstream antennas. This ensures an even power distribution throughout the building.

    Featured: Microlab,CSI,MECA


  • 8
    Remote Fiber Units
    Active DAS components that convert the fiber optic back to RF signalsto be retransmitted within the building. Acting like a remote radio head, they can handle multiple carrier/frequencies and provide signals and power to varying number of antennas. These units typically require DC power with multiple units feed from a single DC power plant. In public safety applications the DC power may require a battery backup solution.

    Featured: Commscope,Corning

  • 9
    Small Cell
    In lieu of a BTS, Carriers may elect to deploy a small cell to connect the DAS to their network.

    Featured: ConcealFab



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Campus

Campus

Make sure smartphone-savvy students and employees with big data needs have coverage.

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The scalability and ability to provide multiple mobile service providers access across a single architecture make active fiber DAS solutions ideal for campus environments, both educational and business. TESSCO's supply chain expertise can be customized to meet your project's requirements. And our solutions engineers work tirelessly to align the latest solutions with your challenges. We can support your design, proposal and procurement efforts from the initial RFP to testing and turn up.

Campus Solution Components
Campus Wifi
  • 1
    BTS
    Base Transceiver Station, typically found at a macro tower site, a BTS transceiver can be installed within the building and connected to the carrier's network via fiber or to the macro tower via Coax to the donor antenna. When located on the premises, the BTS emulates the over-the-air macro tower connection providing the communication link to the mobile device via the DAS network.
  • 2
    Coax Cable
    Coax cable is used to transport the RF signal between the amplifier and the donor and between the remote units and the distribution antennas.

    Featured: Commscope,RFS,Times Microwave Systems


  • 3
    Fiber Networks
    Transports the Head End converted RF signals to the remote units throughout the Campus where the optical signal is then converted back to RF at the remote unit. Fiber enables you to cover greater distances with increase capacity. Campus environments can use an existing dark fiber to link the remote units to the head end when available.

    Featured: Commscope,Corning


  • 4
    Remote Fiber Units
    Active DAS components that convert the fiber optic back to RF signalsto be retransmitted within the building. Acting like a remote radio head, they can handle multiple carrier/frequencies and provide signals and power to varying number of antennas. These units typically require DC power with multiple units feed from a single DC power plant. In public safety applications the DC power may require a battery backup solution.

    Featured: Commscope,Corning


  • 5
    In-Building Antenna(s)
    Provide RF access to the cellular network via the DAS network. Installation can take on both indoor and outdoor requirements including concealed solutions. Antennas are available with low PIM ratings to ensure a low Passive Intermodulation Installation (PIM)

    Featured: Commscope,Terrawve,Galtronics


  • 6
    Directional Antenna(s)
    Providing coverage to specific areas of a campus can be tricky, the parking lots and outdoor common areas can be served by directional antennas tuned for exacting coverage.

    Featured: Commscope,Galtronics,Amphenol Antenna Solutions


  • 7
    Head End
    Refer to the physical location of the bi directional amplifier and the fiber distribution equipment. It can also reference the Active DAS equipment used to convert the RF signals from the BDA/BTS/Small cell and can combines them onto a single RX/TX fiber interface supported by the fiber distribution network.

    Featured: Commscope,Corning


  • 8
    Splitters and Tappers
    Used to split a signal or tap a signal for an antenna drop. Splitters typically divide the signal evenly, splitting the signal strength 50/50. Tappers provide the same splitting function only with the ability to attenuate the tapped feed allowing a more managed power allocation for downstream antennas. This ensures an even power distribution throughout the building.

    Featured: Microlab,CSI,MECA


  • 9
    FCC Regulations
    As of April 2014, the FCC requires that all industrial cellular signal boosters be FCC approved and will require the end user to: obtain wireless service provider consent to operate the device, and register the device with their serving wireless service provider prior to operation. The process is easy.

    Learn More

    TIP: TESSCO only carries FCC approved solutions, with an approved solution the process is easy.


  • 10
    Fiber Patch Panel
    Used for fiber distribution and cable management.

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Public Safety

Make sure first responders can communicate when it's most critical.

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Ensuring in-building coverage for first responders adds another layer onto your overall coverage design.  Not only do you need to cover areas which may not be at the top of the list for everyday users, stairwells for example, but you also need to ensure coverage of public safety frequencies, such as UHF, VHF, 700 and 800 MHz. TESSCO can help align the latest solutions with your customers' challenges. We support your design, proposal and procurement efforts from design and testing and turn up.

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