Using a floor plan

To obtain the best possible performance, you must install all of the base stations in a location that provides proper coverage. You should use a floor plan to determine the location for the base stations. Perform the following steps:


  1. Draw a floor plan of your environment.
  2. Identify all of the people in the environment who will use a D160 handset.
  3. Identify the location where you want to install a base station.

    Start with one base station and determine the coverage of that base station in step 4, then include additional base stations, if necessary.

    The following image demonstrates the floor plan for a sample company.

  4. Using the base station as the center, draw a circle with 160 foot (50 meter) radius. This circle indicates the typical coverage area of the base station. Note that the coverage area goes in all directions, horizontally and vertically.

    The following image demonstrates a complete floor plan showing coverage for a single base station.

  5. Verify whether the circle encompasses all of the areas that will use a handset. If the circle does not encompass all of the areas, you must modify the floor plan to accommodate another base station or a repeater.

    The following image demonstrates a modified floor plan that accommodates a repeater. Note that some areas still do not receive full coverage.


    The base station and its repeaters must be no closer than 17 feet (5 meters) from other DECT base stations and repeaters, including other D100s on the same IP Office.

    The repeaters registered to a particular D100 base station must be at least 35 feet (10 meters) from the base station, and 35 feet (10 meters) from other repeaters. This range limitation is particularly important in multi-floor deployments.