One of the best tools we employ toward this goal comes in the form of a wireless predictive survey or WAP. It is essentially a virtual survey of your site or facility that factors in all the pertinent information about the intended project. It helps us to efficiently plan the proposed wireless network in far less time than you see in most traditional onsite surveys. It also helps speed the process of any necessary site assessments that might be required later.
These innovative tools along with our extensive experience designing wireless systems, of every scale, allows us to be incredibly accurate about predicting your needs before we physically arrive at the site. Prodacom Group’s predictive site survey software factors in things like building materials, square footage, the anticipated number of wireless users, applications being used, and potential antenna models as well as other potential variables to develop an intuitive network map.
The sophisticated software we use to develop a wireless predictive survey is stunningly accurate on its own. Our extensive experience also provides us with key insights. This allows us to adjust the process through analysis, and design, to installation. deploy.
Throughout the process, we specifically design the system using access point power settings set to 50% to allow for onsite adjustments. Doing this allows us to boost signal strength to fill in any potential coverage challenges in the physical environment. At the same time, some wireless vendor platforms will also self-adjust signal strengths to fill in any holes and load balances to create a seamless system.
Prodacom Group’s wireless installers also try to leave 10 to 15-foot loops in the cabling for each AP to allow for any potential physical adjustments that might be needed after installation. This small allowance helps accommodate future changes.
Our engineers and designers ask a lot of questions about your site to develop a better understanding of the building’s environment. Our extensive experience has helped us to develop special formulas to account for many variables as well as reduce chances of error.
Cost inefficiencies can be an issue in any project. This is especially true with it comes to designing, planning, and installing IT infrastructure projects. Here at Prodacom Group we are dedicated to handling all your structured cabling needs from site survey, through design and installation with a mindful eye toward being cost conscious, without sacrificing quality.