Dali Wireless, a provider of the Digital CPRI Smart DAS (distributed antenna system), announced the release of its t-Series Public Safety solution, which is designed to enhance in-building coverage and network access to public-safety and emergency-response personnel.

Built on an end-to-end, all-digital platform, the t-Series PS is designed to facilitate seamless collaboration and interoperability for multi-agency scenarios, according to Dali wireless.

“Our vast platform is based on digital technology,” Gary Spedaliere, senior director of technical sales for Dali Wireless, said during an interview with IWCE’s Urgent Communications. “We take RF input, and we convert them to a protocol called CPRI, and that is sent over fiber to remotes as a digital signal and it’s packed as digital data.

“So, it’s much like the data in your home network, except what it is carrying is essentially information about the RF signal.”

The platform is purpose-built to provide seamless coverage and support the proliferation of media-rich applications in public safety, including live video feeds and high-definition camera surveillance.

The t-Series PS operates on the frequency bands allocated solely for law enforcement, fire and rescue, and homeland security and provides improved interoperability and economies of scale, according to a Dali Wireless press release.

“What is different about what we do is—first, of all—in the public -safety space, we are the only digital transport company doing digital CPRI DAS,” Spedaliere said during the interview with IWCE’s Urgent Communications.

 “The second part of that is, all of our remotes look like IP addresses—and it’s not a public network. We assign the addresses, but it gives us the flexibility to individually address any of those remotes. The digital nature of the system of the network enables you to maintain the best possible performance. And that is absolutely critical with first responders.”

While Dali Wireless just made the announcement, the t-Series PS it is already available. “The commercial version—which is for cellular operators—is on the market, it’s been deployed,” said Spedaliere. As for “the public safety version of the product—currently there are at least two systems that have responded to RFPs. It is ready to be deployed, and we are optimistic at this time that we will have major deployments to announce in the next 3-6 months.”

The t-Series PS seeks to address the fact that public safety is highly dependent on the ability of first responders to communicate effectively indoors during emergency situations.

“As evidenced after several recent natural disasters, some public-safety systems need greater dependability and resilience to provide basic operability after a serious disaster,” Dali Wireless CTO Shawn Stapleton said in a prepared statement. “The t-Series PS is addressing the global need for interoperable and highly reliable broadband networks leveraging the latest and most innovative communication technologies for public-safety use.”

Dali Wireless is a startup that was founded in 2006.  In 2011 the company decided to enter the distributed-antenna-system business, according to Spedaliere who joined the company at that time. The company made the decision to enter the commercial space and then migrate into public safety, particularly in light requirements by municipalities that require new structures to have in-building systems that serve the needs of first responders.