DASpedia is hosting an In-Building Cellular and Public Safety Wireless technology training seminar on Apr 10, 2019 in Tustin, CA.  Wireless professionals of all backgrounds are encouraged to take this course exploring the fundamentals of cellular and public safety radio systems deployed in today’s connectivitydriven world. Whether you’re a professional just stepping in or a layman curious about it, this course is an essential introduction to the DAS and Public Safety sectors of the wireless industry. This is a 5-hour BICSIcertified course taught by leading industry professionals. All participants will receive 5 CECs and certificate of completion from DASpedia. 

Date: April 10, 2019  |  Time: 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Location: Fairfield Inn by Marriott, Tustin – Orange County, CA

An Introduction to In-Building DAS and Public Safety Radio Systems

Instructor:  Mike Jones from ADRF

What’s DAS and PS Radio Systems? Who uses them? How are they constructed and deployed? Why is DAS so important? When is a DAS system appropriate? An expert DASpedia instructor will train you to become proficient in these questions. This is an easy to follow session requiring no special training. Your enthusiasm to learn about wireless & communications technology is the only course prerequisite 

Passive Components - Plenum vs Non-Plenum and Understanding PIM

Manny Gutsche - DASpedia SpeakerInstructor: Manny Gutsche from RF Industries

What are passive components commonly used in DAS and Public Safety Radio systems? Case studies and realworld examples of improper material selection and construction shortcuts, which contributed to the deadly Las Vegas MGM fire, resulting in large liability payouts and business bankruptcies are discussed during this portion of our seminar. 

Fiber Optic 101 and RF over Fiber Basics

Patrick Chen - DASpedia SpeakerInstructor: Patrick Chen from EMCORE

Fiber optic cables using light to transmit data and RF signals over long distances reliably compare to other methods such as coaxial and ethernet cables. Fiber is seen as the gold standard of modern connectivity and is becoming major component in the next generations of wireless technology such as 5G. This portion of the training will cover topics including: What is analog fiber opticAnalog vs Digital optic; Examples of how analog fiber optic components are used for DAS.  

In-Building PUBLIC SAFETY Radio Coverage and Systems

Mike Brownson - DASpedia SpeakerInstructor: Mike Brownson from Westell

Most people assume that the public safety radios used by firemen, police and medical personnel always work at all emergency sites. The reality is that these radios often do not work inside buildings due to the design and materials used in the structures. Given the importance of public safety and the need for these professionals to be able to communicate, this issue is getting more attention. While there are options in the marketplace, complexity and cost are preventing large-scale adoption. This session will explore the existing options as well as emerging technologies promising to tackle this important issue. 

Understanding California Fire Code Section 510

Chris Herrington - DASpedia SpeakerInstructor:  Chris Herrington from Full Spectrum Communications

This portion of the seminar will review the reasons for the California 510 code, its relevance to ERRCS (Emergency Responder Radio Communications’ System)DAS, BDAand their testing. Additionally, it will cover the requirements 510 contains and review some of the other related codes (i.e. NEC, NFPA, City, County and other AHJ modifications.) Our instructor will discuss how most public safety systems are deployed in CA and common issues experienced by installers and professionals alike.  

7:45 am – 8:25 am: Networking Breakfast
8:30 am – 9:15 am: An Introduction to In-Building DAS and Public Safety Radio Systems
9:20 am – 9:45 am: Passive Components – Plenum vs Non-Plenum and Understanding PIM
9:50 pm – 10:10 am: Fiber Optic 101and RF over Fiber Basics
10:15 am – 10:45 am: Networking Break
10:50 am – 11:30 am: In-Building PUBLIC SAFETY Radio Coverage and Systems
11:35 am – 12:45 pm: Understanding California Fire Code Section 510
12:50 pm – 2:00 pm:  Networking Lunch