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Importance of a Site Survey

Why do you need a RF Site Survey?

Companies considering the use of wireless equipment, either be a 900Mhz or 2.4Ghz platform it is extremely difficult to predict the propagation of radio waves and detect the presence of interfering signals without the use of specialized test equipment and qualified RF engineers. Even if you are using omni-directional antennas, radio waves do not travel the same distance in all directions. Walls, doors, elevator shafts, people, and other obstacles offer varying degrees of attenuation, which cause the radio frequency (RF) radiation pattern to be irregular and unpredictable. As a result, one should have an RF site survey performed to understand fully the behavior of radio waves within a facility before installing any wireless devices.

The goal of an RF site survey is to gather enough information and data to determine the number and placement of access points that will provide the coverage required. Coverage required usually means the support of a minimum data rate in a given area. An RF site survey will also detect the presence of radio interference coming from other sources that could degrade the performance of the wireless LAN.

The need and complexity of an RF site survey will vary depending on the size of the facility and the work that is to be accomplished. A site survey is a good idea for the use of any wireless device because without a survey, users could end up with inadequate coverage and suffer from low performance in some areas. The purchase of wireless equipment is no small expenditure, so it is best not to leave any portion of the project up to chance.

What are we going to do?

Our qualified engineers will come on location and perform a RF site survey to determine the requirements necessary to achieve optimal coverage. A RF analysis will be performed to analyze possible RF interference and survey for best radio coverage. An equipment placement layout will also be determined for coverage and availability. In addition, various options available will be defined in order to meet your specific wireless needs. Once results are analyzed, a site survey report will be submitted including equipment and peripherals necessary to successfully implement a RF install.

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