CRITICALPOINT™ NG PUBLIC SAFETY 700/800MHZ Class A/B BDA PLATFORM
COMBA TELECOM'S PUBLIC SAFETY MISSION
To the venue owner – an ERRCS system is an expense with no ROI.
To the Emergency Responder – an ERRCS system is a MUST – with life safety for
responders, AND the public, depending on it.
Comba Telecom is committed to providing highly affordable,
state of the art solutions so venue owners can ensure
that First Responders get the coverage they need and deserve,
while making the cost to the venue owner as low as possible.
Comba's NEW CriticalPoint NG (Next Generation) 700MHz/800MHz BDA platform is designed for use with public safety first responders in mind. Fully compliant with the IFC and NFPA (National Fire Protection Association), CriticalPoint's BDAs are offered in 0.5W, 2W models providing wireless coverage of up to 300,000 square feet. Similar to our award-winning first generation CriticalPoint BDAs, the NG platform will also come in Class A or Class B and will be software configurable. What sets the NG platform apart from the previous generation:
- Greatly improved noise factors
- Faster ALC (automatic level control) response time that supports P25 phase 2 per timeslot
- Up to 64 channels per band on single band models; up to 96 channels shared across bands on dual band models (maximum of 64 on individual band) (Class A)
- Fully FCC compliant (<9dB Noise Figure) low gain mode
- A more powerful GUI and tools for commissioning, updating and maintaining the ERCES system
Additionally, the NG system includes a new battery backup unit (BBU), sold separately. The BBU will be offered in either a 30AH, 60AH or 100AH capacity to satisfy a wide range of requirements of local ordinances. The new BBU is powered by the same Lithium iron phosphate batteries (LiFePO4) found in our current Version 2 BBU, however the chassis is 30% smaller and 20% lighter. Lithium Iron Phosphate batteries are extremely stable and have been a proven technology for decades. They are lighter in weight, have 3 times the service life of lead acid batteries, and provide better performance than typical lead acid batteries, making installation easier and needing less maintenance trips between battery replacements. The NG BBUs accomplish the reduction in size, weight, and cost by containing only the batteries; the charger and supporting controller boards are located in the NG BDA.