Cel-Fi QUATRA RED Wins “Safe Inside Product of the Year” from Safer Buildings Coalition (SBC)

Recognized for industry leadership in providing consistent LMR and FirstNet coverage in the most challenging indoor environments while guaranteeing full compliance with fire codes

Nextivity today announced that Cel-Fi QUATRA RED has been named as the Product of the Year in the inaugural Safe Inside Annual Member Awards from the Safer Buildings Coalition (SBC), the only trade association purpose-built to lead national policy and education for in-building wireless services. Cel-Fi QUATRA RED is the only ERCES (Emergency Responder Communications Enhancement System) solution to concurrently provide LMR (Land Mobile Radio) coverage and true carrier-grade, multi-band support for FirstNet. QUATRA RED was selected as Safe Inside Product of the Year for leading the way in innovation in the in-building public safety communications market, and for furthering the SBC’s mission of making buildings Safer Inside.

Developed with the needs of first responders, building owners, installers, and Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJs) in mind, Cel-Fi QUATRA RED is the first all-digital, in-building public safety solution with built-in installation tools, monitoring, and a no-noise guarantee in the market today. QUATRA RED Class A or Class B 700MHz/800MHz is a channelized ERCES Public Safety DAS. It delivers a best-in-class solution with 56 individually configurable channels on the Class A unit and 28 channels with 100Khz and 150kHz bandwidth options on the Class B variant (700MHz and 800MHz) and 1W downlink per Coverage Unit (CU) per band. Channelized means no network interference is guaranteed.

“Public Safety communication is essential in life-or-death situations. Our industry-leading technology built into our line of ERCES products helps advance Public Safety communications by solving the industry’s biggest challenges of difficult setup, noisy systems, and delays in receiving a certificate of occupancy. Cel-Fi QUATRA RED Public Safety DAS has built-in software that does a lot of the RF calculation work, aids in antenna setup, provides GRID testing functionality and has the world’s most sophisticated signal processing algorithms that underpins our No Noise Guarantee. The system is easy to setup, uses RF-over-Ethernet, delivers the most reliable in-building coverage, and expands to multi-building locations with fiber,” says Michiel Lotter, CEO of Nextivity. “It is a momentous occasion for our entire team for QUATRA RED to be recognized by the Safer Buildings Coalition, building ownership groups, and public safety officials as their Safe Inside Product of the Year. We look forward to continuing to innovate in the in-building public safety communications market and working alongside SBC to help the organization further its mission of making buildings safer inside.”

In addition to delivering the industry’s best talk-in and talk-out performance with a no-noise guarantee, Cel-Fi QUATRA RED offers real-time, end-to-end system monitoring and management through the Cel-Fi WAVE PRO application or Cel-Fi WAVE Portal. With comprehensive support from the planning stages to implementation, along with QUATRA RED’s Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) architecture, Cel-Fi’s public safety ecosystem significantly reduces installation time and costs, making QUATRA RED the most compelling solution on the market.

“We congratulate Nextivity for making a meaningful impact in public safety communications. Cel-Fi QUATRA RED is an important product for the market because it provides consistent LMR and FirstNet coverage in challenging indoor environments while guaranteeing full compliance with the most current fire codes. Offering real-time, end-to-end system monitoring and management through the Cel-Fi WAVE PRO application and Cel-Fi WAVE Portal, QUATRA RED has established itself as a product well deserving of this recognition,” says Safer Buildings Coalition Managing Director John Foley.

To learn more about the Safe Inside Award winners, honorable mentions and finalists, click here.

About the Safer Buildings Coalition (SBC)
The Safer Buildings Coalition (SBC) is the only trade association purpose-built to lead national policy and education for in-building wireless services through serving the public safety, cellular and real estate communities. From its inception before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in February 2012, SBC has been at the forefront advancing ideas, codes, and Standards to make buildings safer for Public Safety personnel and the public they serve. Our members include Public Safety Operations, Radio System Operators, and Fire and Building Code Officials (AHJs); the Wireless Industry Ecosystem; Trade Associations; and Building Operators and other End Users. SBC is an independent, 501(c)(4) non-profit organization. More information can be found at: https://www.saferbuildings.org/

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