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So far Dan Deveson has created 9 blog entries.

Miami Dade Criminal Courthouse

  When the Courthouse needed police communications Cooper General got the call.   This was a challenging project, not only due to the high security venue, [...]

The Retaliator

There has been a lot of interest in The Retaliator, Cooper General's interference detection and location annihilator. The Retaliator comes from a precept of the South [...]

DAS Design Tools

Every DAS designer has a set of virtual tools that s/he uses.  Cooper General has a set of tools we've developed, procured and integrated into [...]

Introduction To Public Safety BDA/DAS

This article presents an introduction to Bi-Directional Amplifiers (BDA) and Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) with respect to Public Safety radio communications.

BDA/DAS Testing Requirements for Public Safety

This article describes the testing requirements for BDA/DAS Systems to meet NFPA-72 Public Safety standards. Chapter 14 specifies testing requirements. To a large degree it [...]

Bi-Directional Amplifers: Maintenance Requirements for Public Safety Applications

Background Bi-Directional Amplifiers (BDAs) are active electronic devices that receive and re-transmit radio frequency (RF) signals between fixed tower locations and the interior of buildings [...]

BDA Power Backup: UPS Requirements for Public Safety

Somebody somewhere is having a bad day Introduction Bi-Directional Amplifiers (BDAs, also known as Signal Boosters) used in Public Safety applications have Fire-code-required [...]

Benefits of Optimized Minimal DAS Design

Distributed Antenna System (DAS) designers often throw too much RF at an undefined problem.  This creates myriad problems that range from outlandish costs to massively [...]

Diary of a DASaster: DAS Gone Wild

In April, 2015, Public Safety agencies in Miami-Dade and Broward counties began experiencing Destructive Interference, the likes of which are rarely seen.  Over a period [...]