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To achieve a high-quality signal, Peninsula Papagayo is partnering with Phoenix Towers International (PRI), a company that has extended service providing signal to communities like Peninsula Papagayo. A stronger, more consistent signal will be welcomed by residents and guests, and allow for easier communication across the property. The project will comply with local sustainability guidelines and be completed in Spring 2022. PTI has innovated a new technology that can camouflage a steel structure antenna as a palm. These smaller palms fit well into the height requirement of 14 meters, the average height of a tree.
By Francesca Poddie | December 16, 2021 | Guanacaste
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Peninsula Papagayo places a high emphasis on providing extraordinary service. Over the next few months, we’ve authorized a company to install a DAS (distributed antenna system) across the property to provide a strong, consistent cell phone coverage across the property.

It’s been challenging to provide good reception, because to adhere to our sustainability guidelines and local regulations, steel reception towers are not allowed to be built on the property,” explains Jorge Barrios.

To achieve a high-quality signal, Peninsula Papagayo is partnering with Phoenix Towers International, a company that has extended service providing signal to communities like Peninsula Papagayo. They have innovated a new technology that can camouflage a steel structure antenna as a palm. These smaller palms fit well into the height requirement of 14 meters, the average height of a tree.

A stronger, more consistent signal will be welcomed by residents and guests, and allow for easier communication across property.

A consistent signal will also help operations dramatically improve service. “For example, wireless water meters would allow us to collect data on water usage without having to send a person out to each meter,” says Jorge. “With real-time water data, we will count on more reliable data. All the data goes through a platform that analyzes it. If there is a leak somewhere, we will know about it earlier and not have to wait until the end of the month. The DAS signal will also make employee communications more seamless and instantaneous. ”

Right now, if an employee is out in the field, it can be difficult to reach them except via radio. Now the staff will be able to react more quickly and efficiently.

“We look to more continuous service improvements as each department discovers how they can leverage constant digital network access,” says Jorge.

The new system is planned to be operational by spring 2022. First, an assessment of the property was conducted to determine the location of 9 new structures that can be built in low-traffic areas to make them less obvious. A new fiber optic system will be installed and the palm towers constructed.

We look forward to continuing to incorporate technology that will make Peninsula Papagayo an even more connected community.