Wireless networks are becoming an integral part of any business network. Mobility is having a major impact in enabling multiple services on the wireless LAN – it’s not just a way of reducing the required quantity of hard-wired ports, but a way to add guest access, Wi-Fi voice, location tracking and other integrating specific services such as wireless Medical equipment at hospitals or barcode scanning devices at retail stores, nursing homes and warehouses.
The wireless network design must include a wide range of information to enable design decisions to be made. Based on your businesses requirements we can design your wireless network to fulfil your business’s needs.
Connect Services are experts in the design of wireless systems including indoor and outdoor areas. We also supply all the required components to achieve a turnkey service. Connect Services stands above its competitors in the supply and installation of complex and highly resilient networks. With in-house staff and metering equipment covering the predictive RF surveys, through to onsite surveys, the team is able to bring a complete solution to your project.
Our services include:
- Wireless Network Design
- Wireless Surveys
- Access Point Installation
- Wireless Network Assessment
Essentially a Wi-Fi network is built from three main components:
- Access Points
- Wireless LAN Controllers
- Management Systems
The exact breakdown of access point types, controllers and management systems are based on the customers requirements, which are gathered in consultation with the customer at the start and during the design process.
Information required for design planning includes:
What is the purpose of the network?
- Location Tracking
Each of these services above requires a different type of survey.
The network can be designed for wireless fault tolerance, accommodating the loss of an access point. Adjacent access points have overlapping coverage, allowing an AP to fail and the adjacent access points to increase their power to close the gap. This is especially important for voice or location tracking networks.
802.1a vs 802.11b/g
Does the network require coverage in both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz?
Size and shape
How many users are likely to be using the Wi-Fi network and in what sort of density? The cell sizes can be adjusted for best coverage, depending on your requirements.
802.11ac is the latest wireless standard offering the best throughput. Is 802.11ac required for your business? The wireless network should be designed to suit your needs.
Inside and Outside
Some sites also require outside coverage. Outside areas may include walkways, verandahs or even parks. Depending on the size of the area a mesh radio solution may be required.
The method which the customer will authenticate wireless clients onto the network(login). There are several solutions, depending on the security and control versus the ease of operating the system.
Cisco uses the Mobility Services Engine to provide tracking of tags and Wi-fi clients on the network. Other solutions include Aeroscout and Ekahau. Location tracking may be used to track a variety of assets (people or devices) as they move around a location.
Implementing your Wi-Fi network is a simple 3-step process
- Consultation – Call us to organise a FREE no obligation phone consultation with you to discuss the needs of your business.
- Site Survey – We visit your premises to ensure we understand the vital aspects of coverage, capacity, security and redundancy. A survey will take into account your existing network and future demands.
- Installation – You could be up and running within days. Most installations of Wi-Fi networks take up to two days with our authorised installers working with you to ensure minimal disruption to your business.
READY TO GET YOUR DESIGN?
If you are ready to begin work on your design or just have some questions, please feel free to call us on 07 3036 3700.