Hello Travis,

Amen Brother Travis!!!! Trango's are good radios. I would also say Canopy fits 
too, but have no
experience in it. Blair you are welcome to come on up and see
our network, I'm in central Michigan north of Lansing. Hit me offlist
if you want.


Monday, April 3, 2006, 10:04:26 PM, you wrote:

TJ> Hi,

TJ> I currently have 20+ Trango 900mhz AP's with omni directional antennas
TJ> that will push 2-3 miles NLOS without a problem. I think what you should
TJ> have said was "I can't find a cheap enough solution to do what I want"
TJ> instead of "there is nothing available". With over 500 Trango 900mhz
TJ> CPE's deployed, the product works well thru heavy trees. :)

TJ> Travis
TJ> Microserv

TJ> Blair Davis wrote:

>> Tony,
>> I hope so.  However, I am running out of time.  Let me give you a 
>> little background.
>> I have a 2.4GHz system running that covers most of my county.  It is a
>> mixture of 802.11 and TurboCell.  The TurboCell provides back haul and
>> service for  long range clients, (>3 miles), or for NLoS clients at
>> short range. I use the 802.11 for short range, LoS clients (<3 miles).
>> This has worked well for us in the past, but, the increasing bandwidth
>> demands are overloading our TurboCell back hauls, increasing noise 
>> levels are decreasing the usable range of our 802.11 AP's, (in one 
>> area we no longer deploy 802.11 CPE's at all, just TurboCell).
>> I am now deploying a 5.8GHz Netstream system to replace my TurboCell
>> back hauls.  I am also looking into polled systems on 2.4GHz to 
>> replace my TurboCell CPE's and AP's.  Netstream is my most likely 
>> choice here as well, but I am open to other polled systems on 2.4GHz
>> as well.
>> I have one PtP link using TurboCell with RF Linx 915UDC units to get
>> thru a severe NLoS for a single user.  This was a very expensive 
>> deployment and the average customer would not pay for it.  I tested
>> several 900MHz systems and found them wanting before settling on the
>> RF Linx UDC's..
>> I now have several subdivisions, heavily tree infested, that want 
>> service.  They will not accept large towers and antennas on each home,
>> but they will accept a single large tower to serve the entire 
>> subdivision, so a 900MHz or less system for local distribution is the
>> only reasonable option I can come up with.  None of the existing 
>> 900MHz systems I have looked at will both provide 360deg coverage and
>> adequate tree penetration using a single AP, and I can not justify 6
>> 60deg AP's for a subdivision that might have 20 sign-ups total.  
>> Netstream using SR9 cards seems tailor made for this.
>> Based on the expected ship dates for the SR9, I was expecting to begin
>> testing the SR9/Netstream system in the next week or so and begin 
>> deployment by the end of this month.  Now, it looks like I won't even
>> be able to start testing until the end of May.  Even getting a pair of
>> the cards to begin testing with would ease my pain and that of the 
>> eagerly waiting customers....
>> I am really getting up against the wall here.  My time is running out
>> and I must find my answer soon.
>>> Blair
>>> We have received samples and the cards are working well, UB wanted to
>>> make
>>> sure these radios are 100% before releasing 900Mhz is much more 
>>> difficult
>>> then 2.4 or even 5Ghz. It will be worth the wait.
>>> Sincerely, Tony Morella
>>> Demarc Technology Group, A Wireless Solution Provider
>>> Office: 207-667-7583 Fax: 207-433-1008
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