Cel-Fi breaks through dense insulation

The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) gains cellular coeverage in well-insulated areas

Summary

Challenge
Increase cellular coverage in well-insulated areas of the new building.

Solution
Cel-Fi GO was able to penetrate the dense insulation

Results
• High-quality cellular reception in designated areas
• Maintained external building facade
• Consistent mobile communication

Challenge

The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Reach Organization (CSIRO) is considered a world-leading organization in science and technology research and dissemination of information. Some of the outcomes from the organization’s work include:

  • Wireless LAN technology, otherwise known as Wi-Fi
  • Wireless LAN technology, otherwise known as Wi-Fi
  • The Hendra vaccine
  • Polymer banknotes with three levels of security
  • The permanent pleat for fabrics
  • Extended wear contact lenses

CSIRO needed to gain cellular coverage in well-insulated areas of the new, 4-story building that’s 150,000ft² (14,000m²) and has over 5,000 employees.

The Solution

CSIRO Procurement reached out to communications expert Greg Baker, Principal from Transfibre, a Powertec reseller, to find out how to improve mobile coverage within the building. He recommended 10 Cel-Fi GO Smart Signal Boosters alongside seven Omni High Gain Antennas, and six DAS Ultrathin Clear Antennas and Reflectors.

CSIRO selected Cel-Fi after an extensive review of the product, as well as other solutions on the market. The Transfibre team worked alongside CSIRO’s electrical engineer to plan the two-stage installation. First, they tested all the antennas to determine the optimal position to gain the best outcome in boosting capacity. Then, during the first phase of the installation, the team of two installers focused on providing coverage in the office areas of the building. In one week, the building had coverage.

The Results

Once the CSIRO team moves in, the team will initiate the second stage of the installation, which will involve extending coverage to areas that are deemed to have limited or poor-quality reception. Not only does CSIRO have a state-of-the-art facility to conduct its research, the organization can now also communicate via mobile with colleagues within the building, as well as external research teams. This collaboration will help to accelerate further ground-breaking discoveries that will benefit Australians and the global community at large.

The results of installation achieved high-quality cellular reception in designated areas, maintained external building façade by using small form antennas, and insured consistent mobile communication capabilities to support ground-breaking research.

  • High-quality cellular reception in designated areas
  • Maintained external building facade
  • Consistent mobile communication

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