Helping You Understand Cellular Repeater Technology
Cellular repeaters are often used to boost or improve cellular signals within a building. There are several key steps involved in the process of maximizing success.
It starts by identifying and securely connecting to the outside source of your cellular signal, such as a cell tower or BTS line that provides the RF signal to your building.
The signal is then sent by dedicated cabling to the cellular repeater/amplifier, which then distributes the signal through your structure. When necessary the wireless signal might further be sent through cabling or small internal antennas to ensure full coverage. The signal used will be strong enough to clearly carry information to the user’s cell phone, tablet or other wireless device.
What Are Integrated Bi-Directional Amplifiers
Bi-Directional Amplifiers, which are also known as BDA’s are sometimes used in distributed antenna system. They are designed to allow cell phone users to access signals in locations that is fully obstructed from cell tower reception. They are most often used in places like basement, crawl spaces, or locations, with difficult terrain. A BDA might also be needed if your structure faces away from the primary signal source.
When it’s incorporated into a DAS the BDA receives a signal from the obstructed antenna. It is usually placed on the roof of a building or other vantage point. Tt then distributes the signal to places that need signal to amplify it. This allows the signal to stay strong despite its distance from the original signal source.
Will I Need a BDA?
You site evaluation and assessment will include any necessary recommendations, including the use of one or more BDA’s. They are primarily used to provide thorough signal, even to so-called dead zones. Underground storage facilities, parking structures, basements, and crawl spaces may need to have BDA’s integrated to ensure clear and reliable reception.