High-performance wireless is the foundation for transforming business with mobility—providing employees with the tools to communicate and collaborate anywhere, any time. DeFco Networks brings wireless networking to high traffic public areas such as airport terminals, convention centers, hotels, shared offices, manufacturing facilities, warehouses, auditoriums, healthcare, recreational parks, municipality and classrooms. Our enhanced authentication and security provides access to authorized users, while preventing snoops, interlopers and freeloaders with access. Additionally, our comprehensive security can confidently deploy wireless technology for use in sensitive corporate applications. End users get convenient, high-speed access, while you maintain management control and total peace of mind.
Wireless network installation is a complex and daunting task that involves many invisible and unpredictable variables such as RF signal strength, noise level, data rate, channel allocation, user density, and so on. Since all these factors ultimately affect WLAN network performance, it is necessary to perform RF site surveys to fully understand the behavior of radio waves within a facility before installing wireless network access points.
Our Wireless Design, Implementation and Support services includes:
If your wireless project is just getting off the ground, we’ll make sure it’s built on a solid foundation.
When dealing with your physical world, not all outdoor wireless projects are practical or even possible. We know the available technologies, their capabilities, and how far they can be pushed.
Building a new facility or renovating an existing one? Need the wireless network to be ready on day one? We take your wireless into consideration during the construction phase to save you time, aggravation, and money.
STRATEGY & DESIGN:
Helping you define your business requirements, enabling us to refine your system requirements and create a precise network deployment guide – the master plan for your high-performance network.
Wireless Site Surveys
DeFco Perform three survey options for our client wireless network which allow you to gather complete site RF data, including signal strength, channel allocation, noise level, signal-to-noise ratio, coverage, media type, transmission speed, packet loss/retry rate, etc.
- Active Survey: In an active survey, survey can associate with a specific AP or SSID it provide more insight on the network connectivity and/or performance. Things like packet loss, packet delay, and access points you’ve associated with, can be measured during active site surveys. As the name suggests, with active surveys the Wi-Fi adapter is receiving AND sending packets to figure out what’s truly going on with the network.
- Passive Survey: In a passive survey, it can “pick up” any RF data that exist in a WLAN environment, including data from neighboring WLANs. are performed to get an understanding of the RF characteristics on-site. By RF characteristics I mean Wi-Fi signal strengths, noise levels, SNR (signal-to-noise ratio), and the like. The reason the site surveys are called “passive” is that your Wi-Fi network adapter is pretty much just listening to packets when performing passive site surveys. OK, the NIC might send some probes out, but that’s about it.
- Active Iperf Survey: Using a widely-used tool for network performance measurement and tuning. It is significant as a cross-platform tool that can produce standardized performance measurements for any network. Iperf has client and server functionality, and can create data streams to measure the throughput between the two ends in one or both directions. Typical Iperf output contains a time-stamped report of the amount of data transferred and the throughput measured.
Point to Point Wireless
Point-to-point (PTP or P2P) wireless technology has grown exponentially over recent years, giving businesses a viable solution to multiple locations without sacrificing speeds and paying excessive money that comes with laying land lines. There is no need to pay expensive leased line charges between buildings, or put up with the slow speeds associated with leased lines. You can receive blistering speeds with minimal operating costs and ensure that your network is not the slowest link in your company’s performance. Point-to-point wireless links can go from a short-range link connecting two locations just a few hundred meters apart to a long range point-to-point wireless link that connects two locations tens of miles away from each other. A P2P wireless network can add capacity to any network and provide an inherently flexible and scalable alternative to expensive fiber or low data rate leased lines – and can be installed in a fraction of the time.