Develop the technical specifications
for request for proposals (RFP's).
Research zoning regulations and
building codes for towers &
Determine tower heights needed for
Fresnel zone clearance.
Integrate wireless services with
existing wired systems.
- Develop hardware recommendations
for current and future network capacity.
Wireless Network Design
It is increasingly difficult to find available
channels in the unlicensed spectrum. Even when channels
are available, there is no guarantee that conflicts
may arise in the future. For these reasons and others,
Calhoun Communications designs networks that:
1.) Avoid incumbent interference
2.) Use narrow beam width, high gain antennas,
3.) Use FCC licensed equipment where RF and availability
Tower Zoning - Calhoun
Communications provides research support in determining
zoning requirements, and then we consult with our
customers to determine every available zone option.
FAA Approval - If the
proposed project is within three (3) miles of an airport
and is within the FAA height requirements, then an application
for approval needs to be submitted to the FAA.
Antenna Loading - When
working with existing tower structures for Antenna placements,
wind and ice loading are critical considerations when
planning a wireless. A structural engineer may be needed
to be consulted for these services.
Grounding - We
never overlook Tower grounding when planning wireless
WAN design. Calhoun Communications designs grounding
systems that are integral to the entire network and
Capacity Planning -
Current and future bandwidth requirements determine
the kind of hardware selected. We recommend implementing
systems with the highest bandwidth that fits the budget.
As bandwidth requirements steadily increase we design,
and provide products and services that keeps this in
mind. Calhoun Communications engineer and design built-in
Hardware Selection - Hardware
selection comes down to a combination of bandwidth
needs and budget. Furthermore, hardware is selected
based upon availability needs and environmental requirements.
Detailed Specifications - Calhoun
Communications provides clients with a detailed specification
document with all cable runs, grounding requirements,
spectrum analyses, and tower recommendations, along with
a detailed bill of materials (BOM). This document
serves as the basis of commitment upon final acceptance
Benefits of a wireless solution
The following are a few of the benefits of Calhoun
Communications- Wireless High-speed Solution:
Wireless Gives You Mobility- A wireless
system gives your guests the mobility to be anywhere
on your property and receive High-speed connectivity
(lounge, breakfast area, and conference rooms).
Flexibility and Scalability- You can
start with just a few rooms or a single floor and easily
expand when you’re ready.
Revenue and Repeat Business- In a recent
Industry survey, business users reported that they are
more likely to return to a hotel because of their amenities
(free breakfast, High-speed connectivity, and free local
Affordability- Wireless service is
a low-cost way to provide High-speed connectivity to
your guests while ensuring that your investment will
earn the return you expect.
How it can Benefit you now and in the Future
This wireless network will
provide quick and easy High-speed access to the internet
for hotel guests.
Guests may enjoy High-speed
connectivity in the public areas of the property,
as well as in their room.
If desired, additional
Ethernet bridges may be purchased and installed
by hotel personnel to add rooms to the network.
No need to drill holes in
every room, just place the device on the desk and
plug it in.
Most laptops today are coming
standard with built-in wireless adapters, increasing
the need for a wireless network.
If there is a
conference area, restaurant or lounge on the premises,
this network can be designed to allow High-speed
wireless connections in these areas.
*Note: A High-speed
connection must be available to the property by
an outside source, i.e.: cable modem, DSL, wireless,
T-1, or Satellite.