Re: [WISPA] Diversity in Licensed Link

2009-03-23 Thread 3-dB Networks
I know Dragonwave does in the Horizon Duo platform... Daniel White 3-dB Networks http://www.3dbnetworks.com -Original Message- From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On Behalf Of Gino Villarini Sent: Sunday, March 22, 2009 10:52 AM To: WISPA General List;

Re: [WISPA] ISP billing/management software.

2009-03-23 Thread Jason Hensley
I'll throw in another thumbs up to Platypus. I can't live without it, tech support is great, it does autoprovisioning with my mailserver (ModusMail) and integrates with RADIUS (VopRADIUS), has a web-based customer interface built-in, easy integration with Wombat (help-desk that we integrated a

[WISPA] Stimulus money - best way to make long term use of it?

2009-03-23 Thread Brian Webster
I've been putting some thought in to the idea of how best to use stimulus money or even obtain any of it for the average WISP. The buzz words that get the politicians happy and make them jump through hoops to give you money seem to be public/private partnerships, shovel ready projects, and

[WISPA] GridConnect EISK8 Switch

2009-03-23 Thread Scott Reed
Anyone here ever used any devices from this line? Looks like a nice industrial switch, but I don't know anything about the company. -- Scott Reed Sr. Systems Engineer GAB Midwest 1-800-363-1544 x4000 Cell: 260-273-7239

Re: [WISPA] ISP billing/management software.

2009-03-23 Thread Paolo Di Francesco
Hi All I was wondering if anybody has experience with the Logisense product. I see that many are using Platypus so I was wondering how it compares to the Logisense. Thank you Hi All, I just got a notice that Quickbooks is going to REQUIRE an upgrade in order to continue to keep sending

Re: [WISPA] ISP billing/management software.

2009-03-23 Thread George Rogato
Jason Hensley wrote: easy integration with Wombat (help-desk that we integrated a few months ago - love it too) Jason Do you use Wombat for dialup or wireless subs? I'm curious because I was going to add wombat a few years ago but held off, Lately I was considering checking out wombat

Re: [WISPA] ISP billing/management software.

2009-03-23 Thread Jason Hensley
Use it for both, as well as hosting, email only, fiber customers, etc. Wish I had a way to integrate it for my computer sales and repair customers, but I haven't figured out a good way to do that yet without making Platypus my primary billing system for all of that as well, which I really don't

Re: [WISPA] ISP billing/management software.

2009-03-23 Thread Martha Huizenga
Both Platypus and Wombat run on Windows NT server. Is there anything out there that will run on a Linux server? or on the PC as a straight client app? Martha Huizenga DC Access, LLC 202-546-5898 */Friendly, Local, Affordable, Internet!/**/ Connecting the Capitol Hill Community /* Jason

[WISPA] Population density map

2009-03-23 Thread Mike Hammett
Is there a way to get a population density map that has more resolution than by county? Interested in Northern Illinois. - Mike Hammett Intelligent Computing Solutions http://www.ics-il.com WISPA Wants You!

Re: [WISPA] Population density map

2009-03-23 Thread Brian Webster
Mike, Send me an area of interest drawn in Google Earth and I will make you one based on census blocks. I can make it either by population or household density, your choice. Thank You, Brian Webster -Original Message- From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org

Re: [WISPA] Population density map

2009-03-23 Thread Mike Hammett
I figured you'd have something for me. Thanks. I'd imagine household density would be what a WISP would be after. - Mike Hammett Intelligent Computing Solutions http://www.ics-il.com -- From: Brian Webster bwebs...@wirelessmapping.com

[WISPA] ISP billing/management software.

2009-03-23 Thread Steve Barnes
For those of you using QuickBooks. Look at http://www.thebillingsoftware.com/new/isp.htm This is a very simple billing system. Limited in some aspects but able to easily Bill all 400 of my clients in 5 min. sending emails receipts and many other features. It is not Perfect nor will it

Re: [WISPA] ISP billing/management software.

2009-03-23 Thread Paul Kralovec
One of the big advantages of Platypus and Wombat is it allows you to maintain separate client information. We provide helpdesk support, billing and payment processing services to other ISPs and city networks. Each account requires detail accounting for their customers. Tucows' products were the

Re: [WISPA] ISP billing/management software.

2009-03-23 Thread Josh Luthman
We currently use QuickBooks - I believe the billing person likes it for it's simplicity. We are trying to move to PowerCode, though... Josh Luthman Office: 937-552-2340 Direct: 937-552-2343 1100 Wayne St Suite 1337 Troy, OH 45373 Those who don't understand UNIX are condemned to reinvent it,

Re: [WISPA] ISP billing/management software.

2009-03-23 Thread Clint Ricker
Platypus is probably the best of the lot. Good support, very easy to self-extend in terms of auto-provisioning, very powerful, and good interface. Also includes helpdesk / etc... so it's a single, well integrated package. Very stable and reliable as well. On Mon, Mar 23, 2009 at 11:08 AM,

Re: [WISPA] ISP billing/management software.

2009-03-23 Thread Jason Hensley
I use Quickbooks for my store side (computer sales, repairs, etc). I can't imagine trying to use it for my ISP side billing. What nightmare that would be!! Marlon, what you mentioned you go through in provisioning for a new customer when they sign up that you said takes 30 minutes or so, well,

Re: [WISPA] ISP billing/management software.

2009-03-23 Thread Mark Nash
Same here with PowerCode. I'm interested in seeing how Platypus differs from PowerCode. I keep hearing about it. I don't want to change, as it is painful, but if there's something better for us in the long-term we should at least consider it. We like PowerCode for its customer service

[WISPA] fcc logo

2009-03-23 Thread jp
What exactly does the FCC logo (captial F, capital C, lowercase C inside the big C) mean on a piece of electronics? I've got a circuit board here (not a radio, but a networking device) with the FCC logo on it and am wondering how to find out it's certification information if that's important.

Re: [WISPA] fcc logo

2009-03-23 Thread Kurt Fankhauser
It means that the device has been tested and will not interfere with other electronics with spurious emissions and such. Kurt Fankhauser WAVELINC P.O. Box 126 Bucyrus, OH 44820 419-562-6405 www.wavelinc.com -Original Message- From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org

[WISPA] Colocation

2009-03-23 Thread Mark McElvy
I would like to offer a customer rackspace at my office. Two 2U servers with UPS provided by customer and put in our rack. Managed by us. Mark McElvy AccuBak Data Systems, Inc. WISPA Wants You! Join today!

Re: [WISPA] Colocation

2009-03-23 Thread Mark McElvy
I guess I should have finished with how do you price such a thing. I would like to offer a customer rackspace at my office. Two 2U servers with UPS provided by customer and put in our rack. Managed by us. Mark McElvy AccuBak Data Systems, Inc.

Re: [WISPA] Colocation

2009-03-23 Thread David E. Smith
Mark McElvy wrote: I would like to offer a customer rackspace at my office. Two 2U servers with UPS provided by customer and put in our rack. Managed by us. What does managed by us mean? If you're just providing power and bandwidth, just see what colo facilities in your market charge and make

Re: [WISPA] Colocation

2009-03-23 Thread Travis Johnson
We charge $75/month per 1u of rack space. Unlimited bandwidth, unlimited speed. Travis Microserv Mark McElvy wrote: I guess I should have finished with how do you price such a thing. I would like to offer a customer rackspace at my office. Two 2U servers with UPS provided by customer and

Re: [WISPA] Colocation

2009-03-23 Thread Josh Luthman
Local competition? Why does he want them hosted? On 3/23/09, Mark McElvy mmce...@accubak.com wrote: I guess I should have finished with how do you price such a thing. I would like to offer a customer rackspace at my office. Two 2U servers with UPS provided by customer and put in our rack.

Re: [WISPA] ISP billing/management software.

2009-03-23 Thread Scott Lambert
On Mon, Mar 23, 2009 at 09:42:46AM -0400, Martha Huizenga wrote: Both Platypus and Wombat run on Windows NT server. Is there anything out there that will run on a Linux server? or on the PC as a straight client app? http://www.freeside.biz/freeside/ -- Scott Lambert

Re: [WISPA] Colocation

2009-03-23 Thread Mike Hammett
I'm thinking $75/U or so with some markup on the electric usage... remember that if they have a 15 amp circuit, to charge for 30, since it'll take another 10 amps of juice to run the AC to cool it. Then a markup on your bandwidth costs. - Mike Hammett Intelligent Computing Solutions

Re: [WISPA] Colocation

2009-03-23 Thread Richey
We price on sustained bandwidth and power. If you don't break out power at least stick a clause in the agreement that gives you the ability to pass power increases or green taxes if they come about. Richey -Original Message- From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org

Re: [WISPA] Colocation

2009-03-23 Thread John Rock
Define unlimited Please ... John Rock Director of Operations - Senior Engineer Wireless Connections 166 Milan Ave., Norwalk, Oh. 44857 ACCessing the Future Today!! ofc. 419.660.6100 cell 419-706-7356 fax  419-668-4077 http://www.wirelessconnections.net This transmission and any files attached to

Re: [WISPA] Colocation

2009-03-23 Thread John Rock
$99 for the 2 U probably is fair or a sweet local trade up for the managed part of the service. How much do you charge them for the managed by us service? What are you managing managing managing... John Rock Director of Operations - Senior Engineer Wireless Connections 166 Milan Ave., Norwalk,

Re: [WISPA] Colocation

2009-03-23 Thread Travis Johnson
Unlimited = no limit. We have 465Mbps to the internet backbone via three OC3's. We provide a UPS with a generator backup, an A/C controlled room, an ethernet port, and unlimited bandwidth. We figure our "outgoing" traffic is free, because we currently run at 75% incoming bandwidth vs outgoing.

Re: [WISPA] Colocation

2009-03-23 Thread Scott Carullo
At what point do you discount 1u's of rack space? Or is that flat fee structure regardless of customer volume? Scott Carullo Brevard Wireless 321-205-1100 x102 Original Message From: Travis Johnson t...@ida.net Sent: Monday, March 23, 2009 10:52 PM To: WISPA General List

Re: [WISPA] Cost of bandwidth

2009-03-23 Thread John Thomas
My question would be, is there anyone doing glass from the Carrier hotel to the edge of town? If you were able to get fiber on the edge of Spokane, wouldn't it save you a few towers? I wish it weren't top secret as to where the fiber is. Wouldn't it be nice to be able to go somewhere ( website)

Re: [WISPA] Colocation

2009-03-23 Thread Charles Wu
Hi Travis, I know a few adult guys that will push anything you give them would be thrilled to meet you and your unlimited plan at $75 / month / server =) -Charles From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On Behalf Of Travis Johnson Sent: Monday, March 23, 2009 9:51