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Bi-Directional Amplification (BDA)

Epic Systems Group can design, specify, install and program the systems, now required in most jurisdictions, for Emergency Radio Communication Enhancement Systems (ERCES), which provide first responders with dependable radio signal strength inside buildings that otherwise can absorb or block radio communications.

ERCES - insufficient coverage
Poor coverage of the public radio frequency is a code violation

THE PROBLEM:
First responders’ communications devices often do not connect reliably inside buildings. This was tragically apparent during the rescue efforts on September 11, 2001, and during countless other emergency situations. Building materials, features, size and other variables can block, absorb or otherwise defeat radio communications.

THE LAW:
Current building codes require all buildings to have approved radio coverage for emergency responders within the building. Enforcement of these codes is being stepped up, both for new construction and for existing structures.
IFC 510NFPA 72NFPA 1221 • IBC 2015 Section 216 (NJ)

ERCES - compliant coverage
Proper coverage of the public radio frequency is required throughout the building.

THE SOLUTION:
Epic Systems Group can design, specify, install and program the antennas, amplifiers, couplers, and control panels needed for your project to achieve full compliance with the prevailing codes of your authority having jurisdiction (AHJ).

Epic Systems Group holds the required Federal Communications Commission (FCC) General Radiotelephone Operator License (GROL) and is certified on the installation, testing and service of:

  • In-Building ERCES (Emergency Radio Communication Enhancement Systems)
  • Honeywell Class B Public Safety Signal Boosters / Farenhyt™ Series BDA (Bi-Directional Amplifiers

Contact Epic Systems Group today to discuss your facilities’ code compliance, ERCES/BDA, and the full range of security, access control, communications, fire and intrusion monitoring systems we provide.