wireless services

Design Services
What are some of the variables network design must take into account?  First, there are your specific enterprise requirements: number of users, bandwidth requirements, the number and types of applications and ultimately budget.  Second, there is the physical environment. The uniqueness of the physical environment has a dramatic impact on the design of every wireless network.  Network planning should always be approached from the perspective of Context, Coverage, and Capacity.  The context of the environment in which a WLAN is deployed is critical.  Interference can be caused by neighboring APs or other wireless transmitters broadcasting within the same frequency band.  This form of wireless congestion results in dropped packets, slower networks, and reduced capacity.  Coverage can defined as “communication at a specified minimum transmit data rate at a given location” and range can be defined as “communication at the minimum supported transmit data rate for an AP at a given location.”  It is critical to understand the customer requirements and how to implement for 802.11a/b/g and 802.11n wireless networks.  Overall system performance and client distribution planning is a major factor for planning the capacity for high-performance 802.11 networks whether it be 802.11a/b/g, 802.11n, or mixed deployments.  A critical but sometimes overlooked portion of implementing a WLAN is the integration into a customer’s underlying network.  Veritas has the experience and understanding of the manufacturer’s best practices for WLAN network integration and security options.

Wireless Surveys
Wireless network performance can be affected by a wide range of physical issues that must be addressed in the design.  For interior networks, issues include the thickness and composition of interior and exterior walls, the amount of glass and other reflective surfaces, user density and more.  For outdoor networks, the types of equipment needed and where each piece will be located have to be taken into account.  In addition, the network must be designed to address environmental and terrain realities.  These include elevations and obstacles such as the location and height of buildings; trees, foliage and other natural obstacles; the sources of potential interference in various locations on the network and more.  Business requirements and objectives need to be evaluated and a site survey must be undertaken to determine the best possible solution for each site.  Veritas Managed Solutions has the experience and understands the best practices for surveying and implementing 802.11 a/b/g/n networks for data, voice, and RTLS (real time location system).  Veritas Managed Solutions is equipped with AirMagnet Survey Pro software which enables us to document findings in a professional report with color coded easy to understand maps of signal strength, signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), data link rates, channel overlap, retries, and more.

Spectrum Analysis
A Spectrum Analysis should be performed prior to any wireless engagement to identify any interfering sources that would have a negative impact on the wireless network.  Veritas Managed Solutions is equipped with Cisco Spectrum Expert, a powerful tool that is able to identify, classify, and find sources of RF interferences that impact the performance of Wi-Fi networks.  Interfering sources that can affect a wireless network include:

  • Other 802.11 Co-located nodes (co-channel, adjacent channel)
  • Bluetooth Devices
  • IEEE 802.15.4 (ZigBee) Devices
  • WiMax 2.4 Ghz
  • Sideband emissions from any transmitter
  • Baby monitors
  • Home Video Distribution
  • Wireless Speakers
  • Cordless Phones
  • Commercial & Consumer Microwaves
  • Wireless Audio Headsets
  • Low Energy Lighting

Point to Point Path Analysis
Veritas Managed Solutions works with a number of Point to Point manufactures and can properly design path calculations with enough built-in fade margins to withstand environmental changes.

Installation Services
Veritas can install any and all your wireless network infrastructure from a single AP to a campus solution.  We will work with you to understand your needs and to provide a solution that makes cost effective sense.

Site Verifications and Troubleshooting
Veritas has expertise in verifying WLAN site installations; whether it is a poorly designed and planned network from the start, the wireless network is not meeting customer expectations, an operational network that suddenly started having issues, or a network that requires an audit to determine current capacity limits.  Veritas can inspect and correct physical installation faults, map the signal and noise levels and determine signal and co-channel overlap, monitor the frequency duty cycles to determine if channel saturation is occurring, and advise on proper network integration.

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