Comba Telecom sets out to help first responders through code enhancements and education
Comba Telecom, Inc., a subsidiary of Comba Telecom Systems Holdings Ltd., announced it will join the Safer Buildings Coalition to help the in-building public safety communications industry become more reliable for first responders during emergencies.
The Safer Buildings Coalition, a non-profit organization, established in 2012, provides advocacy and education related to indoor communication issues and brings awareness to solutions that will enhance indoor communications capabilities for the general public and public-safety first responders.
Comba will work with the Coalition to address not only current challenges for in-building First Responder communications, but also recommend safety code changes and solutions to meet future communication challenges as well. Additionally, Comba will help the Coalition educate AHJ’s (Authority Having Jurisdiction) and others by providing training opportunities to keep them abreast on important changes in the codes.
Joining the Coalition shows Comba’s commitment to the public safety industry and ensures that Comba’s full line of CriticalPoint™ public safety communication products fully address and comply with not only current safety codes but also future code requirements by adding enhancements to the products like LTE Band 14 support and extra dry contact alarming ports which are not required by code yet.
“We are excited to be a member of the Safer Buildings Coalition,” says Don Henry, Comba Telecom’s Public Safety Program Manager. “In-Building Public Safety communications is dear to Comba Telecom and doing our part to help First Responders have reliable In-Building communications is a way we can help save lives when emergencies happen.”
“SBC welcomes Comba and the deep technical expertise and global perspective the company brings to our organization,” said Alan Perdue, SBC Executive Director. “A significant percentage of wireless usage occurs indoors. That, combined with a need to ensure the reliability of indoor two-way radio communications for first responders, makes this a pivotal time to bring industry leaders together to enhance the coverage, capacity, and dependability of wireless networks inside buildings.”