Edwards announces strategic agreement with ADRF

April 22, 2021
Company to resell ADRF’s Emergency Responder Communication Enhancement Systems
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Bradenton, Fla., April 15, 2021 — Edwards today announced a strategic agreement with ADRF, a leading provider of in-building distributed antenna systems (DAS) and repeaters for public safety and commercial radio frequencies, to provide Edwards’ customers with mission-critical, Emergency Radio Communication Enhancement Systems (ERCES) for first responders. The agreement expands Edwards’ fire and life safety products to include ADRF’s suite of in-building public safety communication solutions to help keep buildings and their occupants safe. ADRF’s systems and technologies complement Edwards’ life safety solutions and play a critical role in creating indoor environments that improve occupant health and safety, a key tenet of Carrier’s Healthy Buildings program. Edwards is a part of Carrier Global Corporation (NYSE: CARR), the leading global provider of healthy, safe and sustainable building and cold chain solutions.          

Across the country, authorities having jurisdiction require buildings to install ERCES systems that adhere to local public safety mandates and codes. This ensures first responders can communicate during emergency situations using land mobile radios in every building area, including critical coverage zones like fire command rooms, exit stairwells, elevator lobbies, basements and exit passageways. Without these systems, natural and manmade obstacles such as low-emission glass, foliage, building materials and more can disrupt RF signals from entering a building and thus inhibit ubiquitous wireless connectivity.

“For well over a century, Edwards has dedicated itself to providing the best fire and life safety protection for building owners and through this agreement, we are excited to continue our commitment by offering ERCES to help first responders communicate in emergencies,” said Angie Gomez, President of Edwards. “ADRF is a well-known leader for in-building public safety communication and we are confident there is no better equipment to help our customers properly protect their buildings and inhabitants.”

 ADRF’s best-in-class suite of public safety DAS, repeaters, battery backups and passive components meet or exceed the latest National Fire Protection Association and International Fire Code codes, UL standards, and Federal Communications Commission rules. The company’s repeaters and battery backups were the first to be listed and certified to UL 2524, Second Edition, the most rigorous standard for emergency in-building communication. ADRF’s solutions also cover all public safety frequency bands including 700/800 MHz, UHF/VHF and FirstNet (Band 14) to provide ubiquitous connectivity in all areas of buildings.

"For over 20 years we have kept our promise to develop products that protect lives by ensuring first responder communication throughout a building," said Dennis Burns, Director of Public Safety at ADRF. "Through our agreement with Edwards, we are broadening our reach in the fire and life safety sector and are now able to more directly provide our solutions to building owners when they need it most."