When we climb towers to run new cat5 cable for a unit we're installing,
we've now taken to crimping the cat5 & installing it into the enclosure
before we hoist it up.  So we hoist an enclosure with a cat5 inserted into
it at the same time.  Man does this save tower time...

Mark Nash
UnwiredWest
78 Centennial Loop
Suite E
Eugene, OR 97401
541-998-5555
541-998-5599 fax
http://www.unwiredwest.com
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Josh Luthman" <j...@imaginenetworksllc.com>
To: "WISPA General List" <wireless@wispa.org>
Sent: Wednesday, April 01, 2009 11:03 AM
Subject: Re: [WISPA] Using Tranzeo as CPE for rural community


> Because we all love being on a roof or on the top of a TV tower crimping
cat5...
>
> On 4/1/09, Steve Barnes <st...@pcswin.com> wrote:
> > Very Nice Post Matt.  I agree completely.  Few reboots here and there
but
> > rock solid 98% of the time. The cable boot issue that Matt is talking
about
> > is that you can't have cables pre-crimped you have to feed the wire
through
> > the boot then crimp the end on.  Some other manufactures system had a
rubber
> > grommet that will compress down enough that you can get the cable
through
> > already crimped and tighten it after the fact.  Takes an installer 2
> > mistakes of having to cut ends off and redo to fix that from being a
> > problem.  Tranzeo are good units.
> >
> > Steve Barnes
> > RCWiFi Wireless Internet Service
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On
> > Behalf Of Matt Larsen - Lists
> > Sent: Wednesday, April 01, 2009 1:22 PM
> > To: WISPA General List
> > Subject: Re: [WISPA] Using Tranzeo as CPE for rural community
> >
> > A few responses here:
> >
> > 1)  You don't have to use Tranzeo APs with Tranzeo CPEs.    The new
> > Tranzeo APs (EN-500 series) does have a lot more management features
> > than the older Tranzeo units (TR-6000, TR-5a).   You can also use StarOS
> > or Mikrotik APs and have all the centralized management and advanced
> > features that you could possibly want for an 802.11 network.
> > 2)  The older CPEs do need to be rebooted occasionally.   The newer
> > units do not seem to have this same problem.
> > 3)  I tend to disagree with comments that the cases are poorly
> > designed.   The Tranzeo radios have substantial internal grounding and
> > have a very high degree of tolerance for environmental extremes, both
> > hot and cold.   They are built like tanks compared to the PCB in a
> > plastic case design of the Ubiquiti and Motorola Canopy radios.   The
> > cable boot is not that bad to work with, but they could be improved.
> > 4)  Tranzeo is RUS approved.   I would have to dig up the link, but I
> > did determine that they will qualify for RUS or stimulus financing.
> > 5)  They work great for PTMP, and there are hundreds of thousands of
> > Tranzeos out in the field providing PTMP service to WISP customers.  The
> > 2.4ghz models have the same limitations of all 802.11b gear, but the
> > 802.11a based gear is especially capable and a great value.
> >
> > Hope that helps.
> >
> > Matt Larsen
> > vistabeam.com
> >
> >
> >
> > 3-dB Networks wrote:
> >> So are you looking to provide a muni Wi-Fi type setup?
> >>
> >> I have used and deployed a few hundred Tranzeo radios... they seem to
play
> >> best with each other... there has been issues when mixing other clients
> >> with
> >> them.
> >>
> >> There is not going to be a central management system for them... which
> >> could
> >> be very problematic
> >>
> >> I have seen many issues with the management locking up, with a reboot
> >> being
> >> the only way to bring it back.  Tranzeo may have worked past these
issues
> >> by
> >> now.
> >>
> >> In my opinion their radio cases are poorly designed, but it helps make
> >> them
> >> cheap.  Of note the cable boot can be very difficult to work with.
> >>
> >> Overall though, I would deploy Tranzeo in the right situations.  I'm
not
> >> sure you have one of them though.  I would lean towards Ubiquity since
> >> they
> >> are a cheaper price point and there are more choices for the firmware.
On
> >> the downside availability can be difficult.
> >>
> >> I'm also not sure if Tranzeo is RUS approved.  I would start from the
RUS
> >> approved list and work from there... as it will make getting that
stimulus
> >> money easier.
> >>
> >> Now if you're looking to do point to multi-point... it is a whole
> >> different
> >> conversation (and not generally in Tranzeo's favor).
> >>
> >> Daniel White
> >> 3-dB Networks
> >> http://www.3dbnetworks.com
> >>
> >>
> >>> -----Original Message-----
> >>> From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org]
On
> >>> Behalf Of Rogelio
> >>> Sent: Tuesday, March 31, 2009 11:34 AM
> >>> To: WISPA General List
> >>> Subject: [WISPA] Using Tranzeo as CPE for rural community
> >>>
> >>> I'm looking into setting up wi-fi for rural county (using stimulus
> >>> dollars) and am now looking for CPE devices to put on each rooftop.
> >>>
> >>> A past coworker told me that he's heard good things about Tranzeo, and
I
> >>> was wondering what others here on the list thought about them as a
> >>> vendor.
> >>>
> >>>
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