ERRCS System Integrator Requirements

ERRCS System Integrator Requirements

System integrators in the Emergency Responder Radio Communications System (ERRCS) business have typically been required by the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) to have two credentials to design systems: 1) a valid FCC–issued General Radio Operator License (GROL);...
ERRCS & Relevant Codes

ERRCS & Relevant Codes

The requirements for and installation of an Emergency Responder Radio Communication System (ERRCS) in a specific locale are governed by various codes and enforced by the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ). An ERRCS, unlike a Cellular Distributed Antenna System (DAS),...
Should Cellular Service be Mandated like ERRCS?

Should Cellular Service be Mandated like ERRCS?

How is it that Americans spend 88% or so of their day indoors but the de facto standard for designing cellular networks concentrates primarily on outdoor coverage? The cottage business of installing cellular Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) seeks to remedy deficient...
Why a Preliminary Design is Critical for an ERRCS

Why a Preliminary Design is Critical for an ERRCS

The requirement for new buildings over a certain size to have an Emergency Responder Radio Communication System (ERRCS) is more well known than it was three years ago. However, many architects, general contractors, developers, and owner/operators still don’t...
Why we break ERRCS projects up into Stages

Why we break ERRCS projects up into Stages

The cottage business of designing and installing Emergency Responder Radio Communication Systems (ERRCS) is fairly new. Enhanced in-building connectivity for first responders came to light after the release of the Post-9/11 Commission Report in 2005. ERRCS Standards...
The Importance of ERRCS Monitoring

The Importance of ERRCS Monitoring

One significant difference between a Cellular Distributed Antenna System (DAS) and a Public Safety DAS (aka an Emergency Responder Radio Communication System or ERRCS) is that the former is used every day and the latter is used only in an emergency. In a multi-tenant...