A recent report has revealed that in-building DAS is expected to grow by 2020. The market is booming for this useful and necessary tech in both residential and commercial buildings. Because of this, it’s important to ask what is DAS and why is it so important to businesses today. Well, firstly these days almost every part of the business world runs on technology. Hardly a minute goes by in an office when you are not using some form of tech. So it’s hardly unsurprising that the market for DAS technology is growing. In fact, it’s very likely that most forms of tech are seeing a growing market in the business world. But what is DAS specifically.
What Is DAS?
DAS (Distributed Antenna Systems) is a form of wireless technology. Essentially, what this means is that you will have signal on your wireless device in an office. That means that those dead spots in the office or even in your home will be a thing of the past. In building wireless technology will make sure that you always have the signal bars you need when talking to a client. Or, even a member of your family.
How Does It Work?
DAS works by splitting a single signal across multiple networks into different areas. By doing this, the same antenna can pick up information all over the place. The best way to do this and perhaps most efficient way is a directional coupler or a series of them. If you use directional couplers, you can easily divide the signal. The easiest way to think about this is to consider a television. When you have a television for cable TV, you will have one primary signal. This will provide all the information to that set. But, what if you have another television in a different part of your home. You need to divide that signal without reducing the power of the source or losing some of the information. That’s exactly the function of a directional coupler. It divides the signal without losing the power.
Is It Expensive
You might have thought that this type of tech sounds quite expensive. But technology has evolved in recent years to diminish this problem. With the right pieces of equipment, it’s fairly easy for a business to set up this type of service. If you like, you could even set it up in a residential building.
Why Is It Important
We’ve already mentioned dead zones in buildings where there is no phone signal. This is a big problem for businesses because it means that they could miss calls from important clients or even personal calls. They might also not get the information as quick as they need it, and landlines are a bother as well as being more expensive to install.
Health And Safety
Finally, there is a health and safety issue to consider. Developers are constantly trying to get rid of dead zones so that individuals will always have reception for emergency calls. This could lead to faster responses from the emergency services such as firemen and paramedics. It is not an exaggeration to say the boosted interest for this tech could actually save lives.