What is the best DAS design for your building? Suite Office Systems offers free pre-testing of signal strength and site surveys. During this process, one of our engineers will come on-site to assess your building or venue. This helps us provide you with the knowledge you need to choose the best system for your needs.
There are three main types of Distributed Antenna System (DAS) designs: passive, active and hybrid. The most common system recommended today is a hybrid DAS, which is considered the best option about 60% of the time. Active systems are recommended around 32% of the time, while passive systems are applied about 6% of the time. Passive systems are the simplest and most affordable to install, but they do not offer the same reliability as the other types. A passive DAS is more commonly found in smaller buildings with fewer interruptions to RF signals. Active systems are the most complex and provide the greatest coverage. Active systems are used in larger buildings with a lot of RF signal loss. Lastly, hybrid systems offer the best of both worlds by combining the technology used in active and passive systems.