The first step is to provide a site survey. Fiber Class Internet services are
always specified on the basis of the geographic location, distance from an
available fiber node or a wireless transmitting site.
The second step is to determine the amount of bandwidth required. It begins
by counting the number of computing devices hooked to the Internet,
wireless Access Points, if required, and the type of servers intended.
The third step is to determine the priorities of the bandwidth. VoIP requires
stable, jitter free, and low latency. Our routers are set to detect that type of
traffic. IP-streaming is the highest bandwidth. For video surveillance it is
measured in "frames/second". While 5 FPS is "normal" rate for surveillance,
there may be needs for high level streaming.
The fourth step is allocating bandwidth according to applications. Network
surfing is the lower priority, but file exchange could be the highest priority
especially for medical images and construction drawings.
Remember: Your bandwidth is fixed and divided down by the number of
users and computing devices at your facility. Just because your network may
use 100/1000 Mbps devices, that doesn't relate to bandwidth being supplied.
Fortunately, we scale bandwidth, so a simple keystroke at our NOC will make
the necessary bandwidth changes according to the price charts. Yes, our
pricing scales too!
Wireless surveys are to determine the "line of sight" between our wireless
towers and your facility. There are two major determinations requred: the
curvature of the earth, and the geographical terrain between the two points.
In practice, the distance betwwen the tower and the facility is 20-30 miles and
dependent on how high an antenna is to be mounted. Google Earth (tm) is a
useful tool to determine the physical situation. You will be very interested in
Wireless because it is extremly inexpensive and bandwidths up to 1000/1000
Mbps can be achieved depending on "line of sight".
Homeland Security Wireless, Inc., 5 Robinson Road, Falmouth, MA 02540
FiberCape Division Headquarters Telephone: 508-299-1404
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