What’s the Difference Between Active and Passive Antenna Systems?

Passive Active Antenna System

Learn how active and passive systems differ.

A Distributed Antenna System is a great way to ensure that your building has wireless coverage at all times. If you are considering a Distributed Antenna System for your building, you should know that there are two types: active and passive. You may want to know the difference between these two systems before deciding on which one to install.

Passive Antenna System

The design of the distributed antenna system includes antennas connected by a central controller. The controller connects to the base station of a designated wireless carrier network. This is where your system can be passive or active. The passive distributed antenna system can grab cellphone signals from the top of a building’s roof and run those signals to feeder cables to distribute throughout the building.

Active Antenna System

The active system is similar to the passive system, except that instead of regular feeder cables, the active distributed antenna system passes the signal from the roof to fiber cables. In the active system, the fiber cables give the signals a boost and amplification along the way. This leads to faster and stronger wireless capabilities for your building.

Whether passive or active, a distributed antenna system will cover many subscribers while also filling service gaps from your wireless provider. As a result, you will experience stable and reliable cellular service. The distributed antenna system will improve your buildings’ reliability to radio frequencies from fire departments, police, and different types of first responders for the safety of your property and building occupants. FiberPlus is here to connect you with high quality distributed antenna systems today.

FiberPlus has been providing data communication services for a number of different markets through fiber optics since 1992. What began as a cable installation company for Local Area Networks has grown into a top telecommunications business that can provide the Richmond, VA, Baltimore, MD, Washington DC, and Northern Virginia areas with a number of different services. These services now include:

  • Structured Cabling
  • Electronic Security Systems
  • Distributed Antenna Systems
  • Audio/Visual Services
  • Support Services
  • Specialty Systems
  • Design/Build Services

FiberPlus promises the communities in which we serve that we will continue to expand and evolve as new technology is introduced within the telecommunications industry.

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