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ViaLite Timing Links Ensure Reliability for Emergency Support Services

Femtocell cellular base stations used by Global Medical Response (GMR) in their offices in Dallas, Texas, are receiving the high accuracy GPS location and timing signals they need to help provide emergency support services, thanks to RF over fiber links from ViaLite Communications.

GMR is known for delivering compassionate, quality medical care at a moment’s notice, primarily in the areas of emergency and patient relocation services in the United States and around the world.

ViaLite Monitoring & Control (Horizons software) showing a 3U Rack Chassis.

The highly reliable system chosen by the company in support of their work, consists of a ViaLite GPS Link which sends the GPS and timing signals from the rooftop antenna down an optical fiber to a Local Integrated GPS Splitter in the building. This splitter then distributes the timing data to multiple femtocells.

“The efficiency of ViaLite’s signal distribution techniques is second to none, and in this emergency support application, when action at a moment’s notice can be vital, our equipment’s reliability and performance are crucial,” explained Craig Somach, ViaLite Director of Sales.

Use of the high tech splitter, which features a built-in Monitoring and Control Module, also eliminates the need to install multiple antennas on the rooftop, avoiding the appearance of an ‘antenna farm’.

Dan Cottom, Senior Manager Communication Systems at GMR said: “As a first time customer, we found the deployment was as smooth and simple as ViaLite had promised. The GPS distribution is working great.”

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