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Ethernet bridges  |  access point  |  beacon  |  frequency  |  network name  |  point-to-point  |  subscriber unit  |  tech support  |  troubleshooting  |  wireless

Tricks of the Trade: Point-to-Point Links

As the Technical Support Manager here at AvaLAN Wireless, I talk to customers on a day in, day out basis. Over time I have learned several valuable tricks to help make troubleshooting easier. Today I'd like to share one of those with you.

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Analog  |  Digital  |  RF attenuator  |  bandwidth  |  frequency  |  fundamentals  |  spectrum analyzer  |  wireless  |  wireless spectrum analyzer

The Fundamentals of a Wireless Spectrum Analyzer

A Wireless Spectrum Analyzer can be described as a frequency-selective, peak-responding voltmeter adjusted to display the rms value of a sine wave. It can be used to display power directly but cannot be used as a power meter. This can only be done as long as we know some value of the sine wave and the resistance across which we measure this value, only then one can calibrate the Wireless Spectrum Analyzer to indicate power. Here is a study of the fundamentals of Wireless Spectrum Analyzer:

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antenna  |  antennas  |  directional  |  frequency  |  omni-directional  |  radio waves  |  wireless  |  yagi

Types of Wireless Antennas

Antennas have become one of the essential parts in multimedia accessories. It is in the top priority list among many industrial and residential sectors. The wireless antenna takes upper hand in the diversity effect at the transmitter, receiver or both. The diversity effect includes the transmission of numerous waves of radio frequency that helps in increasing the speed of data with less error rate. There are different types of Wireless Antennas available in the market. Some important types of antenna are highlighted in the below listings.

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frequency  |  range  |  router  |  safety  |  security  |  signal  |  surveillance  |  video surveillance system  |  wireless

How to Make Your Wireless Surveillance System More Efficient?

Wireless technology is meant to eliminate the need of wires and also enable system control from a distance. However, installing a Wireless Surveillance System that does not have the adequate range is the same as not installing one. While choosing a video surveillance system, the frequency of the camera must be noted. In case, you have already installed a system that seems to lack in range, do not worry. There are many ways by which you can improve the efficiency of your wireless network. Read ahead to find out about them!

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300 Mbps  |  5.8 GHz  |  900 MHZ  |  RF  |  Radios  |  avalan  |  avalan wireless  |  distance  |  ethernet  |  frequency  |  throughput

Wireless Networking Limits - Part 1 of 3 - Line of Sight

At AvaLAN Wireless, we have done our best to design our products in such a way as to push the limits of possibility, sometimes even venturing into the realms of the unfathomable. However, the Laws of Physics and the Universe still govern much of what we can and cannot do. We still have limits. The trick to making the most of our products is to know those limits. Knowing your limitations is not just beneficial to your project, it is crucial to its success. Knowing your limitations will save you time, money, effort, and especially frustration. Today I would like to talk about some of the basic limitations of the 300Mbps 5.8GHz Radios (AW58300HTA, AW58300HTS, and AW58300HTP-PAIR). These include line of sight, throughput and Gigabit cable lengths. In Part 1, we will discuss the line of site limitations.

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RF  |  amplitude  |  bandwidth  |  frequency  |  signal  |  spectrum analyzer

All About Spectrum Analyzers

A spectrum analyzer measures the magnitude of an input signal versus frequency within the full frequency range of the instrument. They examine the spectral composition of electrical, power, acoustic or optical waveform. The Spectrum Analyzer works by splitting a signal into amplitude and frequency component. From sub audio, audio and radio frequency analyzer, today, there are different varieties of Spectrum Analyzers to choose from.

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data  |  frequency  |  range  |  range extender  |  wireless

All About Wireless Range Extender

Wireless Range Extender is a device which is used for extending the area covered by network signals which are emitted by a source like wireless router. Wireless router can transmit network signals within a finite distance and for covering larger areas you may require to install a Wireless Range Extender. This device is capable of efficiently extending the current network coverage to cover larger distances. The performance of Wireless Range Extender depends on many factors like environmental conditions, building construction, volume of traffic and network overhead.

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900 MHZ  |  data rate  |  frequency  |  range  |  reach  |  wireless connectivity

What are the Top Benefits and Top Disadvantages of Using a 900 MHz Frequency?

When it comes to understanding wireless connectivity, you first need to understand that not all types of wireless applications are equal. Without a good working knowledge of wireless technology, it sometimes gets difficult to understand which type of wireless band radio should be employed to maximize connectivity in a particular situation. Since each wireless network behaves differently and is capable of emitting different strengths and weaknesses, it is always a good idea to calculate the requirement prior to choosing the most reliable connection.

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antenna  |  frequency  |  technology  |  wireless

How To Choose The Appropriate Antenna

Just like any other piece of technology, Antennae have evolved greatly over the past few decades. Today, they are much smaller in size packed with an unmatched performance. A perfect antenna can not only boost signal reception but also help in transmitting quality data. Finding an appropriate antenna for your device can be challenging, but most dealers that sell them, may help in determining the antenna you need.

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ethernet  |  frequency  |  network  |  radio  |  wifi  |  wireless technology

Top 10 Advantages of Proprietary Wireless Technologies

Proprietary industrial wireless technologies offer a number of very compelling advantages over other standardized wireless technologies. If you ever wanted to have a more reliable Ethernet connection that could guarantee every single data packet getting through your network then proprietary networking could be your answer. Wireless standards are typically developed by multiple companies and suffer due to compromises that are made to accommodate all parties involved in the standards process. The right answer is to maintain your focus and create solutions that address your networking issues and concerns. Industrial wireless networks have very different requirements due to the robustness, reliability and continuous operation that is typically required.  Through customization of over the air communications and through manipulations of Ethernet packet definitions, a proprietary solution can provide the exact solution your industrial network needs.  This “top 10” list shows a number of the advantages proprietary wireless technologies has over more common standards based technologies.

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