Tales From the Towers Chapter 13: Interference Is Not Just a Hockey Penalty

Unlicensed frequencies mean that interference is a way of life in most major cities. The question is what to do when all the frequencies you plan on using or even radios that are in operation start having errors. I just came from an installation like that. In addition, then I was asked to design an […]

Tales From the Towers, Chapter 12: My mom is making me clean my room

This is the twelfth chapter in a series by Rory Conaway called Tales From the Towers about deploying and managing large scale Wi-Fi networks. I have all these random thoughts hanging out there from the various articles so I thought it time to tidy them up before continuing on to some new ones. Let’s start […]

Tales from the Towers, Chapter 11: You Can’t Fit a Square Peg Into a Round Hole

My attention deficit disorder is going nuts so I’m going to veer off Triadland a little bit more.  We have defined a reference low-cost system and we clearly discussed the fact it’s definitely not the best system for a public safety mobile environment.  So I’m going to call this article the prequel.  How do we […]

Tales From The Towers, Chapter 10: Mission Critical Municipal Network Designs Where Hope is not an Engineering Strategy

Municipal wireless designs were supposed to be an all-encompassing solution for residential Internet access and various municipal government needs. Let’s take this up a notch though. Data and connectivity are becoming critical for police officers who are handling traffic stops in dangerous situations without partners. With the technology we currently have, I believe that when […]

Tales from the Towers, Chapter 9: I’m from the Government, I’m here to help you

This is Chapter 9 of Rory Conaway’s series, “Tales From The Towers”, about working with municipalities when you deploy a large scale Wi-Fi network. If you have not yet done so, read Chapter 8: Half of something is better than nothing, but why settle?. Now let’s talk about the real-world in deploying this type of […]