#nofans meaning the whirly things that suck up dirt and die killing the device...

On 2/2/18 3:54 AM, Forrest Christian (List Account) wrote:
I have a preference for a switch that works.

My challenge has always been to find a chipset I trust which is fairly easy to integrate, is obtainable, and is available in industrial temperature range.   Over the years I've looked at numerous chipsets and have never found any that I would feel comfortable to provide to my customers.

The industrial temperature range issue was probably the biggest one since the vast majority of chipsets are only available in commercial range and I refuse to ship a product which contains chipset only rated down to freezing (there's a reason why we've never had any temperature related failures that we can recall).   Of the remaining chipsets, many of the manufacturers only sell to large-volume consumers.  They have no interest in doing business with an organization which doesn't do a million units of a product.

Well the never part was true until recently.   A trusted vendor of mine recently released a switch chipset with 5 Gigabit copper ports, 1 GBIC port, and 1 management port, and which seems to be able to be integrated well.   I need to spend some time with the eval board which is sitting here, but other things have taken priority.

Over the last couple of months, we've pretty much finished all of the pending projects, and so I'm working on figuring out which of the partially started projects around here I need to pick up and run with.  There are some which are minimal work which will likely get done soon (i.e. producing medusa-compatible cambium sync products in various other form factors, and finishing a couple of i/o board which are basically done).

Of the rest, part of what I'm going to be listening to at WISPAMERICA is what people are needing.  I really don't want to build things people don't want, so I'm going to be listening as to what people are looking for.   I've got lots of ideas, just not sure how many of them are really of interest.

On Fri, Feb 2, 2018 at 12:52 AM, TJ Trout <t...@voltbb.com <mailto:t...@voltbb.com>> wrote:


    It would be awesome if you could ever develop products with switches
    inside, I know you have a (Cisco?) preference but other's dont.

    I would have purchased lots. I hate that I have to use a separate
    switch so we moved away from packetflux for new deployments.


    On Thu, Feb 1, 2018 at 11:48 AM, Forrest Christian (List Account)
    <li...@packetflux.com <mailto:li...@packetflux.com>> wrote:

        I'm assuming you mean includes switch+poe.

        I'm in the process of working on something specificaly for the
        450i/450m with 5 ports and sync hardware all in one box (+1 SFP
        port), mainly designed for tower top mounting.   Not far enough
        along to say when it will ship, or even if it's ever going to
        see the light of day.

        Any other solution you look at, you should make sure that
        whatever solution you find will support at least 70W per port,
        and all 4 pairs.  Neither the 450i or 450m really care about
        polarity, unless you're doing sync, and then only on the 450i
        since the 450m does the new cambium sync only.

        If you can live with separate poe box, of course the packetflux
        powerinjector+sync powers 450m's really well.  There will be a
        version which does medusa sync out sometime soon, it's a sure
        thing, just we don't know timing yet.

        On Thu, Feb 1, 2018 at 5:07 AM, Tyson Burris <t...@franklinisp.net
        <mailto:t...@franklinisp.net>> wrote:

            Good morning,

            Looking for an all in one, but reliable, power source for 4
            - 450m aps per tower.

            I have heard netonix a few times but I have also heard about
            some issues with these devices and their support not being
            that great.

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