In this episode we have Myself(Greg Sowell), Justin Wilson, and special guest Tom Smyth.
Tom is a trainer/consultant from Ireland. He is, quite frankly, insane. Inspite of, or more likely because of, his insanity he is also a lot of fun. Even though it was 3AM for him he stuck it out and had a LOT of interesting things to say…it would be impossibly to silence him; and with such a beautiful singing voice, why would you want to? hehehe
I suspect the ArcWireless stuff is based on Atheros chipsets just as AirMax and NV2.
I am really excited about the new Trango platform. Not only is it in 60 MHz vs. the 100 MHz of AirFiber, but it also only uses one polarity vs. two. It also has built in aggregation, so you can combine two links with just a single Ethernet down the tower.
Justin received a Knights of the Black Tie Award
Sub10 has some really cool 60 and 70\80 GHz products. I expect to see a 10 gigabit radio in 70\80 in 2 years. The 60 GHz radios can be physically clustered in a set of 4, pointing in any one direction. Due to FSL, one can colocate 15 to 30 radios on a given structure.
WLANMall was showing off a video surveillance system (I forget the name) that was really impressive. I could go on and on about all the cool stuff it can do, but to sum it up, it’s relatively cheap, it seems to scale well (Clark County, NV schools have 5k cameras on it), it can use your cell phone’s camera.
PureWave’s 6×6 MIMO achieves great foliage penetration. 3650 models surpass the penetration of 900 MHz. I suspect 2.5 GHz operators running the gear may meet the penetration abilities of TVWS, only in a stable regulatory environment and actually have some bandwidth to work with.
Looking forward to additional space that may be coming at 3.6 GHz and in 5 GHz.
Hey, some of us have “SANs” and virtual environments. Other stuff I was talking to other WISPs about: Nexenta SAN, VMWare Service Provider Program
One of the vendors was shooting commercials for a “Backhaul Heros” promotion.
They’re hung up on Vegas for the fall show because Vegas is the cheapest place in the country with ready airport access to have a conference.
We also started the first part of our tower series. In the first part we speak about:
-what are your favorite brands
—DBI SALA – exofit harness
-what gear is a necessity
-why does Justin wear such stank old nikes?
-what are your favorites
-what do you consider a necessity to keep on you
–Knife, Justin’s Boker
—Leatherman Wave, though I carry the old style with a real screwdriver on it. I don’t like the bit style.
-ropes & pullies
-ground to tower?
-ground at base?
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This go around we have Greg, Andrew Cox, JJ Boyd, and surprise guest Andrew Thrift.
Thrift is our pal from New Zealand. He is a network engineer with a wide range of experiences, though we only really grilled him about his MPLS experience with Mikrotik and about where he buys his hair products. BTW when Andrew talks about carting he is talking about racing go-carts!
This week we have Andrew, JJ, Justin and myself(Greg) on the call! Brothers Unite!
We are talking about future proofing your WISP.
What equipment we choose
Why we choose it
Techniques we employ
We speak about fiber optic cable.
How we terminate
Where we use it
why we use it
We also give a war story or two. Everyone messes up, so enjoy listening to us talk about how we’ve embarrassed ourselves. All hail king JJ with his fail stories…at least he told us his worse, the rest of us were holding back(or was that just me…hehehe).