Wireless Network Design and Assessments
Today’s wireless networks are facing more and more challenges while the reliance on these networks is also increasing tremendously. Challenges such as numerous sources of interference, high density areas of users, high bandwidth applications, low powered devices such as smart phones and tablets; combined with an expectation that the wireless network should be available any time and anywhere, make the design of a wireless network the most important step in a deployment, regardless of the manufacturer. TTI employs factory trained wireless engineers whose knowledge covers not only the manufacturers that we represent, but also hold manufacturer agnostic certifications such as Certified Wireless Design Professional, Certified Wireless Network Professional and Certified Wireless Security Professional. These certifications not only help us design a proper wireless deployment for new customers and new solutions; they also help us diagnose and propose network changes and enhancements to existing deployments that are not providing the degree of performance that is needed.
Wired Network Assessments
Whatever your infrastructure needs, let Turn-key Technologies survey and evaluate your current network environment and provide a report which will summarize the network’s current health, as well as provide advice on what changes can and should be implemented.
- Perform a physical walk-through of the site, documenting all data closets
- Interview on-site staff to discuss site performance and expectations
- Document current fiber connectivity and copper wiring
- Document current network equipment as well as physical installations
- Document current logical network, including VLAN’s, routing and services
- Develop a report encompassing the above information as well as provide best-practice advice
- If desired, the survey can be vendor specific or vendor agnostic
Recommendations may include network redundancy objectives, gigabit to 10 gigabit migration, stacking solutions, end-of-life concerns, and network equipment add-on versus rip-and-replace designs.
Over time, network closets, racks and switches can become a tangled mess that prevents easy trouble shooting and diagnostics, presents network susceptibility due to trip or snag hazards from dangling cables, fiber optic cable breakage due to improperly run and terminated fiber, as well as maintenance costs being charged on the number of ports that are terminated, but typically not all are in use. Let TTI rediscover your network and put you back in control.
Before and After Examples:
Wireless site surveys can be done either prior to a deployment to ensure the design is going to properly support the requirements of the customer, or on an existing wireless network. In either instance, the site survey will be able to identify any shortcomings in coverage, capacity, interference issues, identify rogue access points, identify neighboring networks and channels, and provide a visual RF heat map of the wireless coverage. Site surveys are an extremely important part of any successful wireless deployment and should be done by engineers who have the experience, the tools and the knowledge to properly assess the results.
Mesh Networks/Point-to-Point/Large Public Venue
In many cases there is a desire to provide wired networks, wireless networks or both, to areas of a campus where it is difficult, or even impossible, to run cabling and extend the network using traditional means. TTI can design a wireless point-to-point shot to increase the reach of the traditional network well beyond the typical distances of copper, or even fiber. Examples such as press boxes on ball fields, adjacent buildings not on the network, in urban settings where high speed internet access is not available in all locations, or even within a networked building where construction may not allow cables to be run to the far ends.
Large Public Venues face their own set of unique challenges. The high density of users, the limited number of locations to install access points, weather considerations, different configurations based on the type of event and the ability to provide good, useable bandwidth are all important considerations when doing an LPV design. Again, the engineers at TTI have the experience and training to properly account for the myriad of challenges presented by a Large Public Venue to make for a successful deployment.