Using Smart Antennas and Low Power with Carrier Grade Radios
Regardless of the technology used, there has always been one major issue with wireless communications and client devices. Base station radios use high-power transmissions, blasting out many watts of power. This allows the client devices to receive their transmissions.
Client devices, on the other hand, are drastically limited in their transmit power output. Different countries have different regulations for device power output to avoid health issues for the users, as well as over-saturation of the airwaves with noise.
Other limiting factors include the balance of limited battery life versus transmit power of battery-operated devices. Though the client can see the powerful signal from the base station, the base station often does not receive a strong-enough signal from the client device to establish communications.
The issue in most municipal Wi-Fi networks deployed with standard antennas is that coverage per node and building penetration are limited. Low-powered clients in a building can often see the outdoor node, but are unable to connect to it and pass data. As operators deploy more and more nodes to address this limitation, the nodes eventually begin to interfere with themselves, consequently bringing the network to its knees.
Our smart antennas are employed in place of a standard antennas. By introducing cross-polarization and signal summing to Wi-Fi, we give the outdoor radio node the ability to “listen” better than a basic antenna would.
We level the power gap between outdoor nodes and client devices. Because our antenna on a node can pick up weak and scattered signals and reassemble them for the radio to receive, low-power client devices can now connect to the node through most walls and obstructions. This significantly reduces the need for more high powered nodes in the network CPEs; the node density required per square mile, and the noise caused by too many high-powered transmitters in one area.
If you can eliminate a mere handful of nodes, you have more than paid for our smart antenna devices, and every node you eliminate beyond that handful reduces your overall capital expenses. On top of that, if you can reduce your node density by 50% because of the better coverage, you have cut your bottom line in half while significantly increasing your network performance. Users inside buildings who could not connect before are now not only better able to connect, but they often get multi-megabit throughput as well. This improves the user experience tremendously. Hence, your customer adoption rate will rise dramatically if users are able to find the network and establish a high-bandwidth connection easier and without frustration.
Likewise, customer support calls and complaints will drop dramatically as users will find it easier for their client devices to connect to the network from within buildings where most users reside. All these factors conspire to reduce your overall network operating expenses.
Actual ROI can be calculated based on your deployment’s specific equipment costs, vertical asset leasing costs, and network design. But the key point we want stress is that our antenna technology will not only reduce your overall CapEx and OpEx but also make your network perform an order of magnitude better — improving your ROI and profitability dramatically.
Using Antenna Boosters to Improve In-Building Cell Phone Coverage
- Does your building or workplace have in-building wireless problems?
- Do your cell phones fail in certain office spaces?
- Do your wireless devices lose their effective throughput?
You may require an in-building system assessment to determine the source of interference and obtain a remedy recommendation.
Wireless users today expect the ability to place calls and access data everywhere, all the time. That ever-increasing demand for coverage and capacity presents complex challenges to wireless providers, transportation operators and enterprise owners. Often these technologies pollute the airwaves and work against one another causing network interference or signal weakness or outright systems failure.
Interference Reduction & In-Building System Boosting
We specialize in helping clients overcome the challenges of in-building or field-based wireless problems.
- We can perform an in-building frequency spectral analysis of your building's communication systems.
- We will identify the frequency threats at their source that are robbing your systems of their efficacy and throughput.
- We will provide the appropriate remedies designed to resolve all threats and restore full levels of throughput to your systems.
Whether you are looking for a network to support single or multiple cellular, two-way radio, public safety, Wi-Fi LAN, or an all-in-one coverage of cellular voice, video and data, AR Designs has the expertise to design and implement a wireless solution specific to your needs.
No matter the size, shape or scale of your venue, we can build a distributed coverage solution to fit.
You will save space, use less energy, and reduce your costs. You will get the highest quality system combined with the lowest cost of ownership.