Innovative Solutions from design to installation for all
Ford FieldKLA worked to complete Ford Field’s 2017 off-season renovation project. KLA completed neutral host DAS design and installation to boost cell service so patrons can use their wireless products without interference or dead spots. 500 new access points were installed to cover the bowl areas; as well as a refresh to 500 additional access points to increase capacity to 100 users per point. The overall coverage areas for the project included back of house, bowl areas, offices, suites, and concourses.
In addition to this, KLA installed a new arena sound system in partnership with Parsons. KLA also installed new cabling to support Point of Sale devices, TV’s, monitors, security cameras, and existing network upgrades. New coaxial, triaxial, and fiber optic cabling was installed to meet and enhance broadcast system requirements for Fox Sports and ESPN.
Little Caesars ArenaKLA recently completed several installations at the new Little Caesars Arena in downtown Detroit, home of the Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Pistons. KLA installed sound systems for both The Market and Kid Rock’s Made in Detroit Bar. The systems are complete with JBL and Fulcrum speakers, Crown Amplifiers, Denon, and Shure components.
KLA also completed a neutral host DAS design and installation using a Corning ONE solution. In addition to these services, KLA staged, configured, and deployed the following:
- Network Infrastructure including the core and 267 switches
- 522 IP-Tel devices for Century Link
- 60 Wi-Fi bridges covering the parking area for security
Detroit Metro AirportKLA completed an upgrade to the airport’s existing DAS solution. The solution is being deployed throughout the McNamara and North Terminal. Portions of the solutions cabling infrastructure uses Air Blow Fiber. KLA is also installing Ericsson radio nodes for Boingo Wireless with the latest 5G technology. Additional coverage is being planned for the tarmac areas.
Spectrum HealthKLA has completed wireless and cabling upgrades for the Spectrum Health campus in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan. The campus includes 4 hospitals, totaling 2.3 million square feet and 1,048 beds. KLA completed a 3-sector Corning ONE Cellular DAS project for Verizon Wireless and installed 240 RAU5x remotes at the facilities. KLA also installed 68,000 feet of composite fiber and 30,000 feet of SM fiber.
University of ColoradoKLA currently has a 5-year maintenance and monitoring agreement for DAS Solutions on the University of Colorado’s Anschutz Medical Campus. The Anschutz Medical Campus is the largest academic health center in the Rocky Mountain region. The campus includes health professional schools, two hospitals, and multiple centers and institutes. Their new Anschutz Health Sciences Building and the Student Housing on the Denver campus feature Corning ONE Solutions designed, installed, and integrated by KLA.
LA Convention CenterKLA completed a 5G installation and the first Verizon C-band installation in the Southern California market at the LA Convention Center. The project had a compressed schedule as it was being completed to support Mobile World Congress 2021. Our efforts allowed Verizon to showcase their 5G infrastructure, along with their C-band capabilities, in real-time at Mobile World Congress 2021. KLA completed the project ahead of schedule and below budget.
Vice President of Mobility Solutions
Jason has over 20 years in the telecommunications industry in mobility and wireline sales and leadership with AT&T and AT&T Solutions Providers. Jason has been friends with KLA’s President and CEO, Matt O’Bryan, and his family for nearly 20 years. Jason and Matt have similar business mantras, and Jason has always liked that KLA is a family environment with one team, one mission, and one goal to be successful in all endeavors. The two have always wanted to work together, and Jason joined the KLA team in 2020 as the Director of Business Development. In 2022, Jason was promoted to Vice President of Mobility Solutions. In his role, he is responsible for the program management and oversight of Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) resources in the cellular wireless networks area, including indoor and outdoor DAS.
Jason was born and raised in Michigan but moved to Tampa, where he currently resides. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan. Jason enjoys doing anything on the water, from paddle-boarding to boating and fishing. He enjoys traveling and attending concerts and sporting events.
Senior RF Engineer
“With KLA, I am a member, NOT a number. The options I have, from site walk to designing, commissioning, optimizing, and analyzing, motivates me, and strengthens my knowledge and experience. I enjoy working for a family-owned business and learning more and more every day with my teammates.”
Alawi has over 8 years of experience in Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS). He designs systems for stadiums, airports, high-rise buildings, manufacturing plants, etc. His work includes designs for Ford Field, Comerica Park, Firekeepers Casino, University of Michigan hospital, and more. Before joining KLA Laboratories, he was a Customer Engineer at Ford Motor Company through a third-party contractor. He joined KLA in 2012 and is now a Senior RF Engineer. He is responsible for the design, commissioning, optimization, and analysis of data for Distributed Antenna Systems. He validates and ensures carrier/enterprise KPIs are met. He also helps Project Managers with RFP’s and is a second eye for the designers.
Alawi was born and raised in Yemen. He has a bachelor’s degree in Information Technology and is iBwave Level 3 Certified. He is a handyman and enjoys working around the house.