Axell Wireless Installs DAS system at World Trade Center Complex
Public safety DAS deployment ensures complete connectivity for police, fire and other mission critical organizations
Dallas, Texas, USA: 25 March 2014 – Axell Wireless, the worldwide provider of wireless cellular and public safety solutions for buildings and confined spaces, is supplying the public safety communications system for the new World Trade Center complex in New York City, including One World Trade Center, the tallest building in the U.S. at 1776 feet and the fourth tallest in the world.
The deployment is the largest public safety system installed by Axell and will cover One World Trade Center, implemented by TechMer and Axell Wireless. It will also cover the surrounding buildings including the World Trade Center HUB, Pavilion, Vehicle Security Center Roadway (shopping malls and transportation center for the complex), Museum and Memorial, implemented by Pinnacle Wireless and Axell Wireless. The system will support New York City Police, Transit Police, Fire Department of New York, Homeland Security, and other federal and state organizations responsible for emergency services and first responders in New York City and nearby jurisdictions.
The integrated public safety system includes Axell Wireless’ optical master unit (OMU) fiber head end units, directional couplers, VHF filters and distribution amplifier packages covering 88 channels for UHF, VHF, and 800 MHz frequency bands. The high-speed system involved laying over 5 miles of high-capacity optical fiber to create the largest public safety system in the USA.
The Axell Wireless system installed in the complex successfully underwent extensive independent testing prior to being approved for installation, including over 800 individual tests over a 38 hour period and performed flawlessly in challenging operating environments at temperatures ranging from -20°C to +65°C. As part of this project Axell Wireless and its partner also provided temporary installations after Superstorm Sandy destroyed all existing public safety communications infrastructure on the site.
Matt Thompson, Vice-President of Sales – Americas, Axell Wireless commented: “We are pleased to be involved with one of the largest public safety deployment projects ever implemented in the USA, at such an iconic project as the World Trade Center.”
About Axell Wireless
Axell Wireless is a global leader and manufacturer of wireless coverage solutions for both cellular and public safety applications. Part of engineering and technology giant Cobham plc, Axell Wireless employs over 250 people, has its headquarters in Chesham, UK and operates from a network of 16 offices across the globe. Axell Wireless has an enviable track record spanning 40 years, having supplied coverage solutions for many environments including road and rail tunnels, metros, small and large buildings, stadiums, remote or rural environments and transportation systems including railways and aeroplanes. Axell Wireless’ DAS systems are in place in The Pentagon, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, Department of Homeland Security Campus, and the Lincoln and Holland Tunnels in New York. www.axellwireless.com