With the Right Expertise, See the Forest Through the Trees
WirelessGuys, Inc announces a new focus on beamforming technology- A solution for WISPs in heavy foliage areas, with greater speeds and throughput at a lower cost than previous solutions. For the past decade, wireless internet service providers (WISP) located in parts of the country with rolling hills and heavy foliage, were limited in product options necessary to provide service to their subscribers, and primarily employed the use of 900 MHz systems. While radios with frequencies of 2.4 GHz and higher were viable applications in less rural areas, they were unable to penetrate wood and vegetation.
Moorpark, CA (PRWEB) December 1, 2010
Founder of GoZoe Wireless, Ashton Closner contacted WirelessGuys, Inc and hired them for their wireless networking expertise. After discussing his challenge, location and goals, WirelessGuys provided the pros and cons of 3650 equipment as it applied to his particular situation. They were able to determine that, in order for the signal to penetrate the trees, he would need to deploy a three-sector solution; second order diversity. WirelessGuys then discussed the potential use of beamforming equipment which they had been testing. Focusing the energy to and from the client on a per-packet basis, beamforming significantly increases the link gain and the interference resiliency of the base station. Additionally, this digital beamforming technology coherently combines the signals along different propagation paths to and from the client, exploiting multipath to its advantage. Beamforming technology provides a number of benefits that were particularly attractive to Closner and GoZoe Wireless: high quality NLOS coverage, increased throughput, superior interference mitigation ensuring good operation even in noisy environments, a standards based platform, a carrier grade weatherproof IP-67 design made to withstand extreme weather conditions and, cost effectiveness.
Closner stated that the first phase of installation was in a new territory that they had not deployed in and had expected to use the 3650. After receiving the recommended beamforming equipment from WirelessGuys, Closner reported that “I went and threw it up on a tower and interestingly enough, I put up some other 2.4 stuff and it just blew the other 2.4 stuff away.” In a post on WISPA, Closner reported that he “Threw up the ‘AP right next to where I had a point to point Ubiquity M2 to M2 client at about 3.6 miles with near line of sight who I could deliver 4 mb to with a signal of -80. I put up the beamforming AP with the same client radio and got 11 mg down and 9 up with -73.” His initial response was “Wow, I never thought 2.4 could do that. I’d never seen 2.4 do anything like what I saw with just two or three clients as demos.” Within two or three hours after being mounted, the unit was up and running “really well” at one client’s location. After encountering problems with interference at another customer location, he was able to immediately contact a WirelessGuys engineer who showed him a few basic tweaks “here and there” which resolved the problem. Closner stated, “After that, we pretty much have taken it from them and never had an issue with adjusting…We just obey the “tweaking directions and it’s worked great.” In addition to the obvious speed and throughput advantages of WirelessGuys’ beamforming solution the cost effectiveness was another positive factor for Closner. The biggest selling point, according to Closner, is that GoZoe now has “…about three or four different power options on the CPE side and none of them are anywhere near as expensive as the 900 MHz CPE solutions which can perform a maximum of about 3 Mbs to a customer. And, we’re able to push 10 Mbs to a customer easily as an upgrade to our service with the ability to offer tiered pricing.
Ashton Closner summed up his experience with WirelessGuys; he was really impressed with how educated and experienced they were, “they really knew their stuff and I now trust their guidance.” Closner stated, “Wirelessguys has been fantastic and they absolutely know what they’re talking about and directed me down a very good course. It’s been interesting and I have learned a lot. I deal with a lot of different vendors and some vendors are just salesmen who really don’t know the product or the manufacturer that well. That’s the difference with WirelessGuys and why this has been a really good experience because it’s been a true education, not just ‘Hey, here’s a good product but there’s ten others just like them.’” WirelessGuys, Inc was founded in1990 and they specialize in the design, installation, integration and support of wireless networks. For the full story visit our website at WirelessGuys.com
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