Comba Telecom Releases Innovative Antenna Monitoring System for Public Safety In-Building Communications Systems

April 2nd, 2019

New RFID solution provides the ability to fully monitor a public-safety communications system in real-time

Comba Telecom, Inc. (Subsidiary of Comba Telecom Systems Holdings LTD.), a global leading wireless solutions provider, today released its new innovative public safety in-building CriticalPoint™ Antenna Monitoring System.Comba’s CriticalPoint™ Antenna Monitoring System (AMS) solution is a robust, compact system engineered to provide real-time monitoring of individual service antennas of an ERRC system. Powered by RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) technology, the system’s Master Control Unit (MCU) keeps track of RFID tags that are integrated into select Comba’s service antennas. In the case an antenna fails, the tag will no longer emit anRF signal back to the MCU prompting it to generate an NFPA/IFC compliant alarm, and from there identifying that particular antenna. Through the easy to use, highly intuitive web based GUI, users are able to view the overall status of the system, as well as each individual service antenna and identify any issues immediately.

The CriticalPoint AMS MCU is placed inline with a public safety BDA or Fiber DAS system’s passive infrastructure system which is installed in the building. From the AMS MCU there are two dry contact alarms that are wired to the annunciator panel for NFPA/IFC compliant visual alarm reference. The whole system can support up to 50 antennas/tags. Finally, the CriticalPoint AMS system is easily configured though it’s intuitive web-based GUI, has extremely low power consumption and is housed in a NEMA 4 enclosure.

“Monitoring a complete in-building public safety communications system was near impossible and very expensive in the past,” said Steve Cheng, Comba’s Public Safety Product Manager. “With the CriticalPoint™ Antenna Monitoring System, we can now reliably monitor the full system, both the active and passive components to ensure the system is fully functional at a very reasonable cost.”

Comba’s CriticalPoint™ Antenna Monitoring System will be available in April 2019. For more information, contact Alliance Corporation.

About Comba Telecom Inc.
Comba Telecom, Inc., based in Milpitas, California, is a subsidiary of Comba Telecom Systems Holdings Ltd., a $1B publicly traded company and the leading supplier of RF communications solutions and equipment to the wireless industry. With R&D innovating in the heart of Silicon Valley and a manufacturing base in Asia, Comba Telecom manufactures cutting edge technologies and cost-effective solutions for OEM, integration and operator partners.