Tessco now part of Safer Building Coalition in bid to boost in-building communication for first responders

Tessco recently announced that it has joined the Safer Buildings Coalition, demonstrating its commitment to enhancing in-building communications for first responders.

The Safer Buildings Coalition is an organization focused on advancing policies and technologies to ensure in-building communication capabilities for public safety. Tessco will team with Safer Buildings to address current challenges with in-building communication systems and collectively propose changes to safety codes that will guarantee reliable, wireless communication for first responders in emergencies.

Safer Buildings Coalition aims to ensure that First Responders (Fire, Law Enforcement, and EMS) can use state-of-the-art voice and data communications to communicate with one another inside buildings as well as to and from their Command Centers outside buildings during an event. The shared vision among its members, which includes leading companies and organizations within the wireless and public safety industries, is to create safer buildings that possess advanced indoor public communications systems.

“At Tessco, we are committed to Public Safety Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) and believe dependable communication during an emergency is crucial,” said Bill Moten, Tessco’s vice president of technical sales and solutions development. “We are thrilled to join the Safer Buildings Coalition and work together with our partners, and other leaders in the industry, to set the standard for in-building communication and create trustworthy systems that keep first responders connected at all times.”

“SBC welcomes Tessco and the deep wireless industry expertise and relationships they bring to our organization,” said Alan Perdue, SBC Executive Director. “The proliferation of fire codes requiring public safety radio booster systems, and current major mission critical deployments such as FirstNet and NG911 location accuracy, makes this a pivotal time to bring industry leaders together to enhance the coverage, capacity, and dependability of wireless networks inside buildings.”


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