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Tessco Joins the Safer Building Coalition to Enhance In-Building Communication for First Responders

Tessco Committed to Creating Robust In-Building Coverage for First Responders

HUNT VALLEY, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 28, 2018-- Tessco (NASDAQ: TESS), a leading value-added distributor and solutions provider in the wireless industry, announced it has joined the Safer Buildings Coalition, demonstrating its commitment to enhancing in-building communications for first responders.

The Safer Buildings Coalition is an organization focused on advancing policies and technologies to ensure in-building communication capabilities for public safety. Tessco will team with Safer Buildings to address current challenges with in-building communication systems and collectively propose changes to safety codes that will guarantee reliable, wireless communication for first responders in emergencies.

“At Tessco, we are committed to Public Safety Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) and believe dependable communication during an emergency is crucial,” said Bill Moten, Tessco’s Vice President of Technical Sales and Solutions Development. “We are thrilled to join the Safer Buildings Coalition and work together with our partners, and other leaders in the industry, to set the standard for in-building communication and create trustworthy systems that keep first responders connected at all times.”

“SBC welcomes Tessco and the deep wireless industry expertise and relationships they bring to our organization,” said Alan Perdue, SBC Executive Director. “The proliferation of fire codes requiring public safety radio booster systems, and current major mission critical deployments such as FirstNet™ and NG911 location accuracy, makes this a pivotal time to bring industry leaders together to enhance the coverage, capacity, and dependability of wireless networks inside buildings.”

About Tessco

TESSCO Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: TESS) is a value-added technology distributor, manufacturer, and solutions provider serving commercial and retail customers in the wireless infrastructure and mobile device accessories markets. The company was founded more than 30 years ago with a commitment to deliver industry-leading products, knowledge, solutions, and customer service. Tessco supplies more than 50,000 products from 400 of the industry’s top manufacturers in mobile communications, Wi-Fi, Internet of Things (“IoT”), wireless backhaul, and more. Tessco is a single source for outstanding customer experience, expert knowledge, and complete end-to-end solutions for the wireless industry.

About Safer Buildings Coalition

Safer Buildings Coalition aims to ensure that First Responders (Fire, Law Enforcement, and EMS) can use state-of-the-art voice and data communications to communicate with one another inside buildings as well as to and from their Command Centers outside buildings during an event. The shared vision among its members, which includes leading companies and organizations within the wireless and public safety industries, is to create safer buildings that possess advanced indoor public communications systems. Please visit our website at

Source: TESSCO Technologies, Inc.

Tom Cardinale