Distributed antenna system provider Zinwave has introduced a new National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) 4/IP 66-rated enclosure for its wideband DAS Remote Units, making Zinwave UNItivity DAS solutions compliant with US public safety wireless system regulations.
The new enclosure is National Fire Protection Act (NFPA) compliant, and protects against falling dirt, rain, sleet, snow, windblown dust, splashing water, and hose-directed water common in firefighting operations. As such, the NEMA 4/IP 66 enclosure ensures compliance with NFPA and IFC Code requirements.
Most public and government buildings require NFPA-compliant, NEMA 4/IP 66 rated enclosures for DAS remote units. The new Zinwave enclosure provides this assurance and comes with banding options for various band combinations including 150/450/700 and 800 MHz radio use. It includes an integrated fibre splice tray, two NEMA 4-rated pass-through fibre and alarming ports, an optional integrated power supply, and optional 12 or 24-hour battery backup.
Zinwave has extensive experience with public safety wireless systems in universities and government agencies, and its wideband wireless access system is the only solution on the market that can support the new 700 MHz public safety frequency without hardware modifications. This ensures investment protection for enterprises and government agencies that deploy the UNItivity solution to meet public safety requirements.
“Radio communications is a crucial lifeline for first responders in emergency situations, and these responders need radio access systems they can rely on 100 percent,” said John Spindler, vice president of marketing at Zinwave. “Our NEMA 4 enclosure ensures that our wideband DAS systems comply with all fire and building codes and can deliver outstanding performance in any emergency.”