WirelessGuys Employs Its WG UN5000 Series Point-to-Multipoint System To Upgrade Big Bend National Park's Wireless Infrastructure

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When Big Bend National Park sought to upgrade its outdated wireless infrastructure, WirelessGuys offered its proprietary WG UN5000 series PtMP system as a viable solution.

Thanks to you and your company for this system---it works great!

WirelessGuys announced this week, the successful use of its proprietary WG UN5000 Series Point-to-Multipoint System in a major upgrade Big Bend National Park's wireless infrastructure.

The wireless infrastructure employed by Big Bend National Park for the past nine years was an Alvarion DS11 network system. The need for services at two new locations and the lack of availability of replacement parts motivated a search for an updated system and led to WirelessGuys, an innovative Wireless Solutions Provider based in Moorpark, CA.

Since installation of the Alvarion system, four buildings had been added to the original configuration. One building used for law enforcement officers, was previously on DSL and needed upgraded for inclusion in the wireless configuration. Some of the other buildings were residences for park employees who live onsite due to the remoteness of the park. Approximately fifty residence units including duplexes and multiplexes were in need of wireless connectivity.

The primary challenge involved connecting the headquarters building and the seven other buildings that previously communicated via a phone switching system. The old system needed updating and all buildings, especially the residences, needed to be wirelessly connected. A secondary challenge was finding a wireless network solution that could be self-installed by the Big Bend National Park technicians.

All challenges were quickly analyzed and mediated by WirelessGuys, a Wireless Services Integrator that specializes in the design, installation, integration and support of wireless networks. Working from emailed information and Google maps, WirelessGuys' skilled Professional Services Team accurately assessed Big Bend National Park's needs and provided the equipment and recommendations necessary for a "plug and play" wireless network system.

Taking into consideration the expanse of the area and the potential terrain obstacles, WirelessGuys opted to use its highly successful proprietary WG UN5000 series Point-to-Multipoint (PtMP) system. This system utilizes TDMA + MIMO to provide excellent performance with long range and 100Mb+ throughput. Low latency and QoS allow the radios to be used in VOIP and security applications. The high capacity radios deliver long range connectivity, are designed for easy deployment and are extremely reliable in real world conditions such as Big Bend National Park.

Big Bend National Park was provided a connectorized base station and a 90 degree sectorial antenna. Both mid-range and short-range 5.x GHz WG 150 Mbps outdoor subscriber units with integrated planar antennas were determined to be viable solutions due to their ability to provide up to 75 Mbps TCP/UDP throughput at a distance of one mile or less. All pieces of equipment were pre-provisioned and tested to ensure that they communicated with each other and worked properly together. A production log was prepared, each piece was labeled according to building schematics, and installation guidelines were provided. In less than two weeks, Big Bend National Park had everything they needed to install an updated and expandable wireless solution. To ensure that Big Bend achieved the full potential of the provided equipment, WirelessGuys provided guidelines for placement to mitigate potential line of sight issues and maximize signal-to-noise ratios.

Although WirelessGuys did not perform the project installation, technical support consisting of email, phone and remote administration was provided including firmware updates and radio equipment configuration. Big Bend National Park personnel described the WirelessGuys’ Professional Services Team as "responsive and knowledgeable" and reported that the new wireless network is providing a superior level of communication not previously experienced at the park. A follow-up email to WirelessGuys from a Big Bend National Park technician noted, "Thanks to you and your company for this system---it works great!"

About WirelessGuys

WirelessGuys is the premier reseller of complete end-to-end wireless technologies and solutions. With more than 25 years experience, WirelessGuys is a highly qualified integrator specializing in point to point (PtP) wireless backhaul, point to multipoint (PTMP) wireless bridges, WiMax backhaul, municipal WiFi, SOHO, DAS, and wireless mesh products for both indoor and outdoor applications. Employing both licensed and unlicensed wireless connectivity, WirelessGuys delivers the highest level of knowledge and expertise to a wide range of customers including WISPs, telcos, municipalities, utility companies, and schools. WirelessGuys provides solutions to both new and established businesses worldwide. WirelessGuys' suite of services includes site surveys, site acquisition, feasibility studies, RF and spectrum analysis, microwave path calculations, RF engineering and design, system troubleshooting, and remote access and monitoring of wireless backhaul networks.

WirelessGuys is a parts, smarts and labor company offering design, sales and installation services as well as preventative network health maintenance and remote monitoring. WirelessGuys' networking and communications products combines both brand name manufacturers and innovative customer specific proprietary systems designed to increase the range and reliability of wireless networks.

All of the WirelessGuys' engineers and technicians are cross trained in all sectors and provide a unique synergy that delivers cutting edge solutions to the most critical issues facing the current wireless networks. WirelessGuys benefits its customers by leveraging its deep integration expertise and extensive wireless knowledge to reduce deployment costs, increase ROI, and ensure consistent performance in even the most challenging environments.

Offering a global reach with a local flare, WirelessGuys is well positioned as a forerunner in the wireless solutions arena. Regardless of the application, WirelessGuys' end-to-end product portfolio enables them to custom build a wireless solution to fit any customer's needs. For more information call 1-800-945-3294, email admin@wirelessguys.com or visit http://www.wirelessguys.com.

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Steven Williams
WirelessGuys, Inc.
(800) 945-3294

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