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Westcan ACS awarded City of Edmonton public safety distributed antenna system contract
[October 10, 2018]

Westcan ACS awarded City of Edmonton public safety distributed antenna system contract

EDMONTON, Oct. 10, 2018 /CNW/ - Westcan Advanced Communications Solutions has entered into a contract with the City of Edmonton for the design, replacement, installation, and implementation of a public safety bidirectional amplifier (BDA), and a distributed antenna system (DAS). These systems will provide extended coverage within existing buildings, and below grade light rail transit (LRT) tunnels and platforms within the City of Edmonton.

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In addition to the design and implementation, the scope of the contract includes the provision, ongoing maintenance, technical and non-technical support, and enhanced services of in-building and below-grade raio coverage distributed antenna systems (DAS). This public safety DAS will support the migration and operations of Edmonton Protective Services organizations to the Alberta First Responders Radio Communications System (AFRRCS), a 700Mhz P25 public safety radio system. Westcan ACS will be providing idDAS – an intelligent digital fibre DAS solution from Cobham Wireless that can dynamically route capacity around multiple sites, campuses and events while simultaneously increasing the performance and cost-effectiveness of the DAS.

Westcan ACS has partnered with The Chermik Group, Technical Services Division who is celebrating 25 years of operations in Edmonton. The Chermik group provides industry leading turn-key electrical, power distribution and telecommunications systems, including Rail Substation & Signals equipment installation, power distribution and substation power systems construction, fibre optic design, installation and fusion splicing, and UPS System design & deployment.

Westcan ACS' technology partner Cobham Wireless are global leaders in the provision of advanced wireless coverage and mobile communications systems. Cobham Wireless has provisioned market leading wireless coverage and DAS solutions for over 40 years, providing solutions to over 150 countries and working with more than 170 mobile and public safety network operators across the globe. Cobham Wireless provides market-leading DAS solutions to the cellular, public safety and critical communications industries and has developed the world's first Intelligent Digital DAS solution (idDAS).

Westcan Advanced Communications Solutions is headquartered in Edmonton AB, and has successfully deployed, maintained and serviced Mission Critical and Public Safety Land Mobile Radio Solutions, Coverage Enhancement Solutions, Wireless Broadband Network Solutions and engineered Microwave Backhaul Solutions in the Western Canadian marketplace since 1977. 


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