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Comba Insider Newsletter: Issue #29 April 22, 2020

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We hope everyone is staying safe amid the CoVID-19 pandemic. Comba is committed to the safety of both our employees and customers and are taking necessary precautions to ensure everyone is protected. As an essential business supplying telecommunications equipment to support first responder communications, we continue to deliver the products and services needed to meet our customers needs.

Great News! - Even with the numerous shelter-in-place orders in many States, Comba has been keeping busy by adding new features to our Battery Backup Unit, participating in educational public safety webinars and releasing a new Tech Brief entitled "Why a Fiber DAS is Better than Individual BDAs for Campus Applications". Each of these are discussed in detail in the sections below.

Additionally, we also learned that OSHA has recognized SGS North America as the 1st NRTL (Nationally Recognized Testing Lab) to be authorized to perform the UL 2524 Standard for "In-Building 2-Way Emergency Radio Communication Enhancement Systems" See OSHA's notification via the link here:

Comba, Alliance, and PCtel are hosting a weekly seminar. You are invited to join us for a series of 3 webinars starting April 15, 2020. If you missed the first webinar, there will be another identical series in May. See the upcoming events for details. Registration is FREE.

Channelized Class B – The Best of Both Worlds, A new Hybrid BDA and Fiber DAS Solution
The City and County of San Francisco, Department of Technology - Radio Shop, recently amended their ERRCS (Emergency Radio Responder Communication System) code requirements for BDAs...

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Why a Fiber DAS is Better than Individual BDAs for Campus Applications
When looking to provide public safety coverage for a campus environment, it is important to look at the building configuration to determine if a fiber DAS solution will be required. With a typical BDA installation, one must have adequate...

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Comba’s CriticalPoint BBU meets UL 2524 standards. The BBU provides (-48V) of uninterruptible DC power to public safety equipment for up to 24 hours at 100W or 12 hours at 200W. A new firmware version 8601 has been released and adds the following features:

    - Separated the Battery Detection Alarm from Battery Low Alarm, the Battery Detection Alarm can now be individually triggered.
    - Added a ‘Communication Fault Alarm’ which monitors the communication link between the BBU controller and the Charger Module and minor bug fixes.
    - Minor bug fixes.

To upgrade your BBU’s firmware, please download the latest version from Comba’s Portal.

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Comba will be attending various conferences, we welcome everyone to schedule an appointment with us to discuss our products or request for an interview.

Comba's Eduardo Zaldivar will be speaking during the Connected Real Estate Virtual Tech Event on April 23 10am - 11am EST. Learn more about how public safety systems fit into the in-building ecosystem. Registration for the event is FREE.

If you missed the seminar series in April, it is returning in May. Registration is FREE.

APCO International’s Annual Conference & Expo, is the premier event for public safety communications officials, from frontline telecommunicators to comm center managers to public safety communications equipment and services vendors.

Join Comba at IWCE 2020 booth #555 in Las Vegas, NV August 24-28. IWCE is the number one place where critical communication technology professionals come to gather, evaluate, learn and network with other industry leaders.