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Bi-Directional Amplifiers

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The Cincinnati Tri-State SFPE is offering the first presentation of the 2018-2019 meeting year on October 10th at 11:30 am.  The presentation will be on Bi-Directional Amplifiers, presented by David Thompson from Honeywell.  You can RSVP to this meeting using the Attendance tab above.

Presentation Info:

During an emergency, reliable communication is critical. Staying informed with clear radio transmissions between first responders inside a building and emergency personnel outside the building can help prevent further injuries and save more lives.

Emergency Responders lose communications when in-building radio signals are weakened by structures such as concrete, windows, and metal. To solve that, the code requires the installation of a Bi-Directional Amplifier, or BDA.

A BDA System is a Life Safety System. Similar to fire alarm, BDA is a code driven requirement. The BDA system must be monitored by the building’s fire alarm system and annunciate the status of any signal booster(s).

Tested and evaluated in accordance with UL 2524 1st Edition requirements for In-building 2-Way Emergency Radio Communication Enhancement Systems, NOTIFIER’s BDA solution enhances two-way radio signal strength inside buildings, tunnels and other structures. The design delivers reliable performance to meet signal strength requirements, even in the most challenging RF environments.

Speaker Bio:

David Thompson joined Honeywell Security & Fire in January 2016 as the North Central Business Development Manager. As the North Central BDM, David supported the Gamewell-FCI and Silent Knight-Farenhyt businesses in Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and West Virginia. David most recently took on the role of National Business Development Manager for the New BDA product Honeywell released on 2018.  In that Role David’s primary focus is driving BDA business across the US. 

 David has worked in the fire alarm industry for over 21 years and is NICET Level IV certified in fire alarm and NICET Level II certified in special hazards. David served his country in the Air Force studying electronics as an avionics technician for four years earning a digital electronics certification. 

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