What Are the Different Types of BDA Systems?

Bi-directional amplifier (BDA) systems are crucial for a facility’s safety communication network. They strengthen signals to ensure reliable and instantaneous communication inside the building, whether on a cell phone or a two-way radio, for both coworkers and first responders.

For many years, Metropolitan Communications has provided BDA systems to facilities across Bucks County, Montgomery County, Delaware County, Chester County, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Our team is here to help you learn about the types of BDA systems available that may meet your communication needs in New Castle County, Delaware, Gloucester, or Camden County, New Jersey. Contact us if you have any further questions!

Two-Way Radio BDA Systems

Two-Way Radios Benefit a Wide Range of IndustriesThe first type of BDA system caters to two-way radios. These are typically dubbed public safety BDAs because they enhance reception for the radios used by first responders. BDA systems for emergency radio networks amplify signals on 700 MHz, 800 MHz, and 900 MHz bands.

Designed for indoor use, BDA systems are essential in structures where radio signals are weakened by building materials, the configuration of stairwells, parking garages, and other architectural features. They boost and rebroadcast the signal to enable clear communication throughout the building. Many commercial facilities are mandated by building code to have a BDA system installed.

Cellular BDA Systems

Cellular BDAs are the second type of system, designed to improve cell phone reception. These are considered consumer or commercial BDAs that enhance signal reception for mobile phones and devices using cellular networks. They support all major carriers.

Cellular BDA systems can be used both inside and outside a facility. This is particularly useful for extending coverage to outdoor areas or a campus of buildings. Cellular BDA systems, which often require more advanced digital signal processing than public safety BDAs, may introduce a slight delay in communication across large spaces.

Installation of BDA Systems

Metropolitan Communications provides customized BDA system solutions for commercial and public safety purposes across various industries. Whether updating an old building to meet currentBDA Systems codes or integrating modern technology, we aim to address your facility’s specific signal requirements, including pinpointing and addressing potential weak spots.

After installing your BDA system, our 24/7 support team is available for maintenance and to help mitigate any downtime that may occur.

Contact Us to Discuss BDA Systems for Your Facility Today

The Metropolitan Communications team is ready to help facilities in New Castle County, DE, Gloucester, and Camden County, NJ, get the BDA systems they need for reliable communication and safety. Business owners and administrators from Bucks County to Philadelphia, PA, can reach out to us to discuss tailored BDA system solutions today.