Keeping pace with demand for indoor wireless coverage amid unprecedented mobile data traffic growth has become a business and IT priority. Many choices exist when planning for optimal in-building wireless connectivity-and the lines continue to blur with aggregated wireless standards, integrating systems over IP networking and commonalities of cabling infrastructure. Xtivity Solutions performs the following steps when designing and implementing an indoor wireless network,
The initial WiFi survey is the most important part to get right when designing a wireless network. If you do not perform an actual on-site physical RF survey then the wireless network can only be a best effort guess for coverage and capacity. A few years ago you could get away without a WiFi survey as most networks were only designed for coverage. However with the massive increase of laptops, smart phones and tablet devices that are brought into work it is not about providing coverage but about providing the right amount of capacity. We use the latest industry tools and techniques to map out the RF coverage and capacity of your intended area and provide you with detailed documentation on all aspects of the survey.
A wireless design will follow the survey and will take into consideration the following items:
- Coverage – Is coverage provided where it is needed
- Capacity – Is there enough capacity to handle the amount of users
- Security – Does the design allow for flexible security policies
- Redundancy – Is the design clever enough to be fully redundant
The network design will have to take into account your existing network, existing network policy and future networks demands. The wireless network that we design for you will be scaleable for the future and provide you will the security that meets your business needs.
Our experienced wireless network installers will work with you to install your wireless network with little or no disruption to your business. We always aim to have no network down time or to slow company productivity while installing. We can perform on the job training for wireless network users and dedicated training for network engineers, empowering them to reliably manage your wireless network when we have completed our work.
Survey – Post Installation
Upon completion of the implementation phase we will perform a final wireless site survey so that we can check that the initial network design and your requirements have been achieved. Performing a wireless site survey at the end is something that is never thought about until problems arise weeks or months after completion. A post installation survey is the only way to prove that we have provided the coverage and capacity we originally designed for.