Markets Served

Tower/Wireless Infrastructure

Primus provides a complete supply chain of tower equipment which allows citizens, businesses, and government to access information that is essential to the well-being and productivity of all.

Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS)

The public's enjoyment of cultural, entertainment, and sporting events is heightened with unlimited access to reliable communications. Primus' DAS technologies help you stay connected with solutions that deliver coverage and capacity with reliable wireless service in challenging environments.

Land Mobile Radio

From first responders to dispatched services with large vehicle fleets, Primus helps power your land mobile radio system with interoperability solutions that allow seamless communication between all units and those in need of assistance.

Public Safety

Primus works with Planning and IT officials from design through installation and operation so that key officials and departments experience totally reliable connectivity. These solutions create a better informed public and improved security through early warnings, pubic alerts, and disaster preparedness.

Utilities / Oil and Gas

An informed investment in telecom helps pave the way for next-generation energy solutions. Whether the need is for custom-designed or in-stock configurations, Primus provides the communications infrastructure that enables utilities to better monitor and control the production and delivery of power, gas, and electricity.

Transportation

Travelers have spoken: they want total connectivity at all times. Wi-Fi services and a power outlet at every seat can increase ridership. The wide-ranging telecom solutions available from Primus meet the demands of consumers and also keep dispatchers connected to trains, buses, trucks, and ships that transport people and cargo and foster economic growth.

Education

High-speed connectivity can increase enrollment through greater access to courses and study materials. When students can use remote learning, there are fewer absences caused by illness or truancy. Primus' communication solutions let school officials communicate swiftly with students, parents, employees, and neighbors. Primus delivers solutions that facilitate instruction and help protect people, buildings, equipment, and intellectual property.

Healthcare

Primus provides telecommunications solutions that enable healthcare professionals to monitor patient health remotely, prevent life-threatening events, and quickly connect with first responders.

Safety and Industry Training

Being safe on the job is not only a requirement, but also fundamental to completing a project on time. Primus has an extensive inventory of safety products from the highest quality manufacturers and is committed to helping customers acquire skills and competencies required to gain maximum value from product purchases and perform work safely.

Radio System Solutions

Primus is a leading industry solutions provider of materials, logistics, and system design to support many market segments including wireless carrier, railroad/ transportation, oil and gas, utilities, AM/FM/radio broadcast, and government/ municipal needs.

Complex challenges in closing critical radio links are well within our capabilities, bringing together the experience and knowledge of our internal support team and industry partners. We are eager to work with you by offering our collective expertise in radio technologies, satellite, and surveillance over RF, infrastructure products, and all necessary active and passive components. Simply stated, we provide the ultimate solution of a complete system package.

Radio System Solutions


Industry Training

Primus is excited to offer a number of classes, certifications, and educational presentations for your product and
fall protection training needs. Click below to view popular trainings offered through our partners.


Comstar - Telecommunications training

CommScope - PIM/VSWR Certification


Audience:
This course is primarily aimed at installers and field engineers - those involved in hands-on termination. Quality control, project managers and anyone who works directly or indirectly with transmission line assemblies.

Objectives:
- Understanding the fundamental parameters important to wireless infrastructures, including VSWR and PIM
- Understand methods for testing and troubleshooting RF systems
- Explore the equipment used and potential areas to consider when testing a site
- Understanding PIM, its effects, and measurement
- Know some of the test equipment available and how to conduct PIM testing
- List considerations for ensuring good PIM performance for different components in a RF system

Key Topics
- Passive Intermodulation (PIM) and Voltage Standing Wave Ratio (VSWR) fundamentals - This lesson will help you to understand the fundamental parameters important to wireless infrastructures, including VSWR and PIM. It will cover what to look out for when testing and troubleshooting a system and how to help prevent PIM and other detrimental signal issues from occurring.
- Line Sweep Testing - In this lesson, we will take a closer look at the testing and troubleshooting of a RF system.

- VSWR Test Equipment and Operation - In this lesson, explore the potential areas to consider when testing a site and also look at the equipment used.
- PIM Measurement - While PIM has been known and studied for many decades, wireless carriers have traditionally limited their PIM testing to labs. The more recent introduction of portable test equipment targeted at resolving PIM issues in the field has extended the topic to a much broader audience, including thousands of field operations personnel tasked with maintaining wireless networks. Carrier networks are aging and the ability to find PIM problems related to this aging is important. Installation, hardware quality, and hardware design also play an important role in determining PIM performance.
- PIM Test Equipment and Operation - Production PIM test equipment was introduced in the 1990s to enable RF equipment manufacturers to verify the PIM performance of their products. More recently, portable PIM test equipment was introduced giving network operators the ability to perform PIM tests in the field. These field tests have proven effective at identifying components damaged in transport as well as installation workmanship issues on the RF infrastructure. As a result, field PIM testing has been increasingly adopted by wireless operators around the world as an essential test to certify optimum system performance.
- RF Component Consideration - In this lesson, we will look at the considerations to ensure good PIM performance for different components in a RF system.

CommScope - Connector Attachment Certification


Audience:
This course is primarily aimed at installers and field engineers - those involved in hands-on termination. Quality control, project managers and anyone who works directly or indirectly with transmission line assemblies.

Objectives:
- Provide basic transmission line characteristics
- Look at coaxial cable, installation and handling practices
- Check out the different tools available to ensure termination is done to the highest standard
- Understand different termination procedures for different types of connectors
- Using the accompanying videos to follow the correct procedures
- Be aware of what to look for when checking installed connectors
- See the range of accessories to help the installation from hoisting grips to cable hangers
- Ensuring that the installation is grounded correctly



Key Topics:
Starting with basic transmission principals, which helps the student to understand why cables have to be looked after during installation, the course goes on to provide exercises in terminating connectors onto various cables. All current connector terminations are explained, with accompanying videos to ensure that all steps are covered. Students also look at cable handling and securing, together with grounding and weatherproofing.
- Transmission Line Characteristics - Cable design, impedance and return loss, attenuation, component matching, phase and frequency, dc resistance, and cable design.
- Coaxial Cable and Cable Handling - Cable types and ranges, Heliax, understanding different cable structures, differences between smooth and corrugated cables, bending, and handling.
- Coax Connectors and Connector Handling - EZFit and positive stop, tooling and selection, termination videos, and checking terminations.
- Cable and Connector Accessories - Hoisting grips, cable hangers, cable entry, grounding kits, lightning protection, and weatherproofing in all environments.

CommScope - Fiber to the Antenna (FTTA)


Audience:
This course is suitable for installers, design engineers, project managers, field engineers, and anyone who works directly or indirectly with a wide area wireless communications system.

Objectives:
- Supply the tools and information to assist in understanding fiber optic cabling technology
- Introduce the safety considerations both for OSP (Outside Plant) and handling of fiber and equipment
- Gain a broad introduction to fiber theory in order to better understand the practical course topics
- Introduce CommScope's cables and connectivity
- Overview of fiber to the antenna (FTTA) solutions
- Understand termination and splice methodology used with fiber and connectors
- Detail design, testing, and installation requirements common to fiber optic systems

Key Topics
- OSP Safety - Safety is the number one priority in any job. This lesson looks at example safety standards and considerations when installing OSP cables.
- Fiber Safety - Apart from the site installation safety requirements covered, there are some additional risks with fiber that demand special care. This lesson explores the important considerations associated with handling fiber and their transmission systems.
- Fiber Transmission Theory - This lesson covers in detail the technical parameters of fiber optic cabling technology and


looks at some basic theory behind the propagation of light through optical fiber: propagation of light through an optical fiber, index of refraction, refraction vs. reflection, numerical aperture, attenuation, wavelength, spectral width, tx power and rx sensitivity, dispersion, bandwidth.
- Fiber Types - This lesson covers in detail the technical parameters of relevant fiber types and the technology behind them. Gain an understanding of basic manufacturing principals and learn the multimode and singlemode fiber types.
- Cable Design - This lesson covers in detail the design and construction of fiber optic cables to suit a wide variety of environments. It will include basic cable structure and design and OSP loose tube cable design.
- Connectors and Accessories - This lesson will cover fiber optic connector design. This lesson will cover fiber optic connector design including technology, design, construction, and use. CommScope's Transmission Line Products will also be explored.
- FTTA Solutions - Introduces CommScope's history and heritage in the wired and wireless market. Learn the trends in cell site technology and the increase in FTTA.
- Fiber Splicing - This lesson covers the process of fiber optic splicing. Topics include splicing safety, fiber preparation, cleaving, fusion splicing techniques, process, and equipment.
- Fiber Testing - This lesson covers the process of fiber optic testing. Topics include cleaning, inspection, channel loss, optical fiber testing using a light meter, source - optical loss test set (OLTS), and optical circuit fault finding using an OTDR.

CommScope - HELIAX FiberFeed Certification


Audience:
Wireless partners and cells site installers wishing to understand the HELIAX FiberFeed solution.

Objectives:
The objective of this course is to introduce HELIAX FiberFeed solutions. As technology improves and greater bandwidth is demanded in the wireless communications field, the course looks at the cabling options available to provide power and fiber connectivity and the flexibility this solution provides.

The training explores the complete channel from the bottom of the tower to the top, including the connection enclosures, the different patching tails available, and connections to the RRUs (Remote Radio Units). As the name FiberFeed suggests, there are fiber connections involved, so apart from handling the fiber correctly we detail the inspection process for the fiber end face and the connections, concentrating on cleanliness as this is critical to getting maximum performance.




The inspection process and how to troubleshoot installations will also be discussed. Although this course doesn't provide the equipment to physically sample the work, it will provide enough information to understand where HELIAX FiberFeed can be used, the advantages it provides, and the inspection and troubleshooting process.

Key Topics
- HELIAX FiberFeed Solutions- Hybrid System, Scaling FiberFeed, Cable Construction
- HELIAX FiberFeed Installation - Installation, Protective Packaging, Link Lengths, Estimating, Hoisting, Hanger, Cable Stripping, Patch Panels and Grounding
- HELIAX FiberFeed Hybrid Tails, Enclosures, and Direct Connection - Hybrid Tails, cable construction, OEM specific tails, weatherproofing, fiber enclosures, trunk connections, hoisting and direct mounting
- HELIAX FiberFeed Inspection & Troubleshooting - Cleaning and inspection, fiber endface analysis, installation guidelines do's and don'ts, testing hybrid cables, fiber troubleshooting, service and support

CommScope - Cabling for In-Building Wireless


Audience:
There is a growing trend today to deploy Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) to enhance RF coverage inside buildings, whether it's public safety service, commercial, or both. The growing demand for enhanced in-building wireless coverage offers tremendous opportunities for CommScope Enterprise Partners and customers. So this course is aimed at partners (installers, designers, project managers), consultants, and customers specifically looking to deploy the cable infrastructure necessary to support active DAS equipment.

Objectives:
- Understand the In-Building Wireless market, components, and products
- Know how to identify buildings, conduct site surveys, and position antenna
- Understand Coax technology, cables, and connectors used in In-Building Wireless
- Introduce In-Building Wireless RF over Fiber technology, fiber cables, and connectors
- Understand the fusion splicing process
- Learn how to test and troubleshoot Coax and Fiber infrastructures





Key Topics
- In-Building Wireless Product overview - This lesson looks at the market for In-Building wireless, requirements, different CommScope solutions and their applications. It includes an introduction to both Active and Passive products. The remainder of the course deals solely with passive products, technology, design, and installation
- Design and Engineering - Target buildings and In-Building coverage, antenna positioning, and site surveys
- In-Building Wireless Coax Technology - This is an introduction to the parameters of coaxial cable
- In-Building Wireless Coax Cables and Connectors - Introduces the Heliax range of cables and connectors used for In-Building Wireless
- In-Building Wireless Coax Testing and Troubleshooting - Discusses the terms and technology used to test In-Building Wireless passive infrastructures
- In-Building Wireless RF over Fiber Technology - Focus is on fiber basics with a specific view to singlemode and the details RF over Fiber technology
- In-Building Wireless Fiber Cables and Connectors - Covers the singlemode cables and angled polished connectors used in In-Building Wireless systems
- In-Building Wireless Fiber Splicing - Looks at fusion splicing
- In-Building Wireless Fiber Testing - Concentrates on singlemode testing

Anritsu - Anritsu Site Master Certified Line Sweep Training


Specialized Site Master Line Sweep Training:
An intense two-day instructor led training course that focuses on RF line sweep theory and technology.
- Hands-on: Learn by doing the task - 50% of the course is hands-on.
- Critical Emphasis: Fine tune the points and techniques that are of particular line sweep operations. Skilled instructors and staff can tailor the module to the necessary requirements.
- Cost Savings: Eliminate or significantly reduce travel expenses because training sessions are offered in various locations.
- Schedule: Training sessions can be easily scheduled months in advance. Get more specific details regarding class location, including information on discounts or having a dedicated training session at a company site.

Who Should Attend Anritsu's Certified Line Sweep Training?
- Wireless Carriers
- Base Station OEMs



- Tower Companies
- Field Engineers
- Installers
- Site Managers

You Will Learn
- Technical aspects of line sweeping
- How to set up a line sweep
- How cable length, cable type, and system components affect line sweep measurements
- How to use DTF to get accurate and meaningful distance to fault results
- How to identify, locate, document, and resolve cable line transmission faults

Classes are taught using a combination of Site Master S331D's, S331E's, and S331L's. Students will receive a navigational aide handout showing the differences between the user interface of all 3 models.

Cost: $1395 pp

Anritsu - Anritsu PIM Training


PIM Master™ Certified PIM Measurement Training Course
An intense one-day instructor led training course that focuses on making PIM measurements, using the MW82119A Model, covering theory, and labs.
- Hands-on: Learn by doing the task - 50% of the course is hands-on.
- Critical Emphasis: Fine tune the points and techniques that are of particular importance to certain operations. Skilled instructors and staff can tailor the module to the necessary requirements.
- Cost Savings: Eliminate or significantly reduce travel expenses because training sessions are offered in various locations.
- Schedule: Training sessions can be easily scheduled months in advance. Get more specific details regarding class location, including information about discounts or having a dedicated training session at a company site.

Who Should Attend?:
- Installers
- Tower Companies
- Wireless Carriers
- Field Engineers
- Site Managers
- Base Station OEMS

You Will Learn
- Technical aspects of PIM Measurements
- How to set up a PIM Measurement
- Useful examples of what works and what doesn’t
- Interpreting results
- Locating the PIM

Cost: $1295 pp

Anritsu - LMR Master User Training Course


Who Should Attend:
- Field Engineerss
- Field Technicians
- Public Safety Equipment Distributors & Manufacturers

Students Learn:
- Hands-on - Learn by doing! Learn the theory and perform the measurements. A significant portion of the course contains lab exercises with simulated signals and conditions measured with

the S412E LMR Master.
- Thorough Emphasis - Students will learn to perform typical measurements including line sweeping, over-the-air and demodulated RF measurements, power measurements,

interference analysis, spectrum analyzer based measurements, and duplexer tuning.

Cost: $2495 pp

Anritsu - Active DAS Certification


Who Should Attend:
- Indoor/Outdoor DAS Installers
- DAS Project Managers
- DAS System Test Technicians
- Wireless Carriers
- Base Station OEMs
- Field Engineers
- Site Managers

Prerequisites:
- Familiarity with line sweeping and PIM testing principles and


equipment are required to pass this course
- Line Sweep Certification and PIM Certification are strongly recommended prior to attending this class
- Though not required, the following free eLearning courses are highly recommended for anyone preparing to attend DAS Certification training:Site Master Line Sweep Web-Based eLearning Course, Line Sweep Interpretation Web-Based eLearning Course, and Portable PIM Master Web-Based eLearning Course

Cost: $2195 pp

Anritsu - Passive DAS Certification


Who Should Attend:
- Indoor/Outdoor DAS Installers
- DAS Project Managers
- DAS System Test Technicians
- Wireless Carriers
- Base Station OEMs
- Field Engineers
- Site Managers

Prerequisites:
- Familiarity with line sweeping and PIM testing principles and


equipment are required to pass this course
- Line Sweep Certification and PIM Certification are strongly recommended prior to attending this class
- Though not required, the following free eLearning courses are highly recommended for anyone preparing to attend DAS Certification training: Site Master Line Sweep Web-Based eLearning Course, Line Sweep Interpretation Web-Based eLearning Course, and Portable PIM Master Web-Based eLearning Course

Cost: $2195 pp

Anritsu - Access Masterâ„¢ OTDR


Who Should Attend:
- Wireless Carriers
- Base Station OEMs
- Tower Companies
- Field Engineers
- Installers
- Site Managers

Agenda:
- Fiber Optic Theory
- Optical Connector Cleaning and Inspection
- OTDR Theory and Operation


CITCA - Authorized Climber Certification Course


Students will learn:
- Regulatory safety standards
- Basic skills necessary for safe tower work
- Equipment commonly used
- Engineering and work practice controls
- Return demonstrations

Upon successful completion, the student shall:
- Receive a certification of completion and photo ID card



- Demonstrate proper knowledge, understanding, and application of the equipment used, as well as safe practices to be employed at all times when he or she is working on the tower

Cost:
$445 pp (1 student)
$415 pp (2-5 students)
$395 pp (6+ students)

CITCA - Tower Rescue and Competent Climber


Upon successful completion, the student shall:
- Describe situations where there should be a need for self and/or assisted rescues
- Define and describe fall restraint systems
- Define and describe fall arrest systems
- Describe the use of all hardware and harnesses used by the AHJ Tie and define the uses of various knots/hitches
- Tie and describe the uses of three types of harnesses
- Describe what creates forces on suitable anchors and how they can be magnified or reduced
- Define the purposes of Directionals
- Describe how rope and/or webbing are employed in suitable anchor systems




- List suitable and unsuitable anchor points with the following areas: buildings, vehicles, environmental
- Describe circumstances where multiple anchors are needed
- Describe the concept of load sharing/self equalizing anchors
- Describe and demonstrate proper climbing techniques
- Describe the AHJ and local policy for emergency rescue
- Describe the AHJ and the local Accident Reporting and Investigation Process
- Describe the AHJ and the local Incident Command Structure for handling an emergency

Cost:
$1,415 pp
$1,315 pp (2-5 students)
$1,115 pp (6+ students)

CITCA - Train-the-Trainer Courses (Authorized Climber and Tower Rescue/Competent Climber)


Authorized Climber Train-the-Trainer
Trains the instructor to teach Authorized Climber, a one-day certification course that teaches basic tower climbing and tower safety techniques.




Tower Rescue / Competent Climber Train-the-Trainer
Trains the instructor to teach Tower Rescue and Competent Climber, a 24-hour course that provides training in advanced tower climbing techniques, as well as lifesaving training in techniques of self-rescue and partner rescue.

Cost: $799 pp

ODM - Fiber Optic Test and Inspection Training


Course Outline
- Industry-standard fiber connector inspection and pass/fail analysis to IEC 61300-3-35
- Current fiber optic endface cleaning techniques - dry cleaning and wet/dry cleaning methods
- dB Loss measurements, optical return loss measurements, and OTDR principles
- Close-out requirements for all current and past wireless


programs
- One-hour hands-on training
- Certification exam

Cost:
$495 pp (1-7 students)
$450 pp (8-11 students)
$395 pp (12-16 students)

Harger - Ultraweld Exothermic Welding Power Point Presentation and Certification Training


Presentation and Training Overview:
This training is hands-on and provides an understanding of Harger's Ultraweld exothermic welding process. The exothermic welding process is presented as a means of making permanent electrical grounding connections. The tools required to make a connection as well as the inspection process, safety, and trouble-shooting are also discussed.

Students will receive a certification card after successful completion of training.

Cost: Free

Bird - Bird SignalHawk® Certification Training


Course Structure:
Class includes open lecture and hands-on training. The course is designed to be progressive giving all students the skills needed for real-world applications and problem solving. Techniques used in field and shop analysis will be discussed with advanced processes given for those who will use them.

Certification:
Upon completion of training, each participant will receive a Bird Spectrum Analyzer Certification, issued by the Bird Technologies Group that shows that the participant has acquired the skills and understanding to successfully operate



the Bird Signal Hawk under field conditions covered by the course. Certification requires attendance at lecture sections and during hands-on practical applications. Testing of knowledge and skills will be part of the certification process.

Non-Certification Class:
Non-certification classes are also available which do not include testing, but does offer training with the products and processes. Good for those needing an overview or refresher, but not in depth operational training.

Cost: TBD

Bird - In-Building Coverage Certificate Training


Course Structure:
Training Agenda (2 Days): Topics will include basic RF theory, FCC rules and regulations governing Signal Booster systems, typical applications, system design and optimization, equipment set-up and use, and system maintenance. The course is designed to accommodate users across a variety of applications and at various technical levels.






Certification:
Upon completion of training, each participant will receive Signal Booster II certification, issued by the BTG/GES that shows the participant has acquired the skills and understanding to successfully operate the Signal Booster II under the field conditions covered by the course. Signal Booster II Certification will require attendance at lecture sections and during hands-on practical applications. Testing of knowledge and skill will be part of the certification process.

Cost: TBD

Kaelus - PIM Training (Non-Certified and Certified)


Non-Certification PIM Training (Level 0)
Introductory Training classes are available that provide an overview of PIM testing that is suited for audiences with a broad range of technical skills. This class defines PIM in easy-to-understand terms, identifies typical PIM sources and describes how to safely operate PIM test equipment to repair RF infrastructure.

Non-certification training covers:
- Passive Intermodulation fundamentals
- PIM sources at a cell site
- PIM testing vs. RL testing
- Test power level & frequencies
- Test Equipment overview
- Safety precautions
- Making a measurement
- Recording results
- Test methodology
- Equipment functional checkes
- Proper test methods / sequence
- Antenna testing procedure

Attendees should include:
RF design engineers, RF optimization engineers, Site maintenance technicians, Management, Installation project leaders, Installation techniques, PIM test technicians

Certification PIM Training (Level 1)
Technician Certification training classes are also available that include a practical as well as written exam requiring students to demonstrate test proficiency and show that they have an understanding of the course materials presented. Class size for technician certification training is limited to ensure that each student receives sufficient time with the instructor and the test equipment. Certification training is recommended for individuals who lead PIM test crews or who perform PIM testing in the field as a job requirement.

Certification training covers all items found in Non-Certification Training as well as:
Practical exam - Student must demonstrate to instructor:
-Proper equipment set-up
-Proper testing technique
-Ability to create reports
Written exam - Verifies student understands the course material presented

Attendees should include:
Site maintenance technicians, PIM test technicians

Cost: TBD

JMA - Wireless Connector Attachment Training


Presentation and Training Overview:
- Presentation of features/benefits failure modes
- Demonstration of proper techniques, hands-on tech cable/connector jumper completion


Cost: Free


Requirements:
- Each training session requires 8 to 10 students
- Location, seating, tables, and cables must be provided by the customer
- At least one set of JMA tools must have been purchased and be present at the training session

services

Cable Processing

Primus can supply all of your custom and standard cable assemblies from names you trust in the industry.

Order Customization

We can help you design and produce the products you need and customize part numbers to streamline your ordering process.

Logistics

Primus provides you with innovative and practical logistic services that simplify complex processes and add value to every transaction.

Staging and
Site-Kitting

We will ease your ordering process by kitting your materials and delivering them in one shipment.

Industry Training

Primus offers a number of classes, certifications, and product trainings to meet your requests.

Elliptical Waveguide

Primus has waveguide cable stocked and ready to be cut and pressurized for your specific needs.