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ERRCS Trends & Site Surveys

ERRCS Trends & Site Surveys

Here are ten miscellaneous thoughts on trends in the Emergency Responder Radio Communication System (ERRCS). 1. Integration with 5G Technology With the rollout of 5G networks worldwide, ERRCS are expected to evolve to integrate with these networks, which promise...

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ERRCS and Public Funding

ERRCS and Public Funding

Most building owners I know view the requirement for an Emergency Responder Radio Communication System (ERRCS) as another government-mandated item that adds additional costs to a new development project (or in Florida, to existing properties also). “Why,” they ask,...

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Cellular DAS 101

Cellular DAS 101

A Cellular Distributed Antenna System (DAS) is designed to improve cellular coverage and capacity in areas with poor signal reception or high user demand. Various entities and locations can benefit from implementing a Cellular DAS, including: Large buildings:...

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The Business of ERRCS in a Post-Covid World

The Business of ERRCS in a Post-Covid World

Can the business of ERRCS thrive in a Post-Covid world?  Our answer: Yes, but it may be market-specific. In our neck of the woods (San Francisco Bay Area), the commercial real estate market is clearly not thriving.  From a recent New York Times article about San...

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Is it an ERRCS? Or an ERCES?

Is it an ERRCS? Or an ERCES?

“What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell just as sweet.” William Shakespeare penned this line in Romeo and Juliet to suggest that the naming of things is irrelevant. Perhaps Mr. Shakespeare would have thought differently if he wanted...

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IBWS – Cellular & Radio Experts

IBWS – Cellular & Radio Experts

The never-ending quest of companies to expand their service offerings in search of more revenue certainly exists in the Cellular DAS (Distributed Antenna System) and ERRCS (Emergency Responder Radio Communication System) world. Many of these companies are electrical...

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ERRCS & ChatGPT

ERRCS & ChatGPT

There’s lots of buzz around Bing’s coming AI search engine, ChatGPT created by OpenAI. The New York Times recently published a story by its technology columnist Kevin Roose, which detailed a 2 hour conversation with Bing’s AI ChatGPT. It’s a fascinating story and he...

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ERRCS Regulations & Turkey

ERRCS Regulations & Turkey

Two years ago my wife and I vacationed in Turkey and found the history, people, and sites a fascinating experience. To this day, I’ll tell people to add “Balloon Ride in Cappadocia” to their bucket list because it was the most exhilarating experience I’ve had on this...

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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);...

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