Tessco Wireless Journal December 2014 January 2015 Page 3 TESSCO Wireless Journal December 2014-January 2015

See TESSCO's entire product offering and your pricing on www.tessco.com or call TESSCO at 800.472.7373. 3 December 2014 / January 2015 FEATURED SOLUTION weight and wind can impact the performance of a wireless system on a tower. Improperly de- signed, configured or installed equipment on a tower-or even choosing the wrong mount- can cause misalignments and even total fail- ure. Drawing a direct line from those kinds of impacts to revenue is easy. In terms of expenses, in many cases, the cost of leasing tower space is based largely on how much loading a base station antenna add to the tower structure. That's why wireless op- erators often use wind load data presented by base station antenna manufacturers when de- ciding on which antennas to deploy. Therefore, it is important for operators and tower owners to fully understand how wind load data is calculated so fair comparisons can be made between various antennas. Safety must always be paramount to operators as well. As networks become larger and more complex, overweighted towers or configura- tions that present wind resistance can cause equipment to loosen or mounts to fail, which can represent a danger to residents nearby. The safety of maintenance crews must always be taken into consideration, since overloaded towers or those with little concern for weight and wind load can present a danger to even veteran crew climbers Now that we know why, in general, it's important to consider weight and wind load, let's look at four factors that touch upon nearly all these areas: antennas, fiber connec- tivity, structural supports and alternative architecture approaches. Read the full article at www.tessco.com/go/commscope. Whether you are retrofitting your base station site, deploying a remote site or designing a new backhaul network, TESSCO helps you solve the challenges of building and maintaining an infrastructure reliable enough for your critical communications. From product selection to custom engineering, physical product configuration to supply chain solutions, TESSCO has what you need to simplify your build projects and ongoing maintenance. office, replacing a leased line, or providing broadband in a rural area can be achieved. Cambium Networks' ePMP platform provides economical connectivity without sacrificing quality of service, reliability or network security. The ePMP radios can be configured to work within a PTP or PMP topology, making the platform flexible and easy to expand. The GPS synchronization allows for excellent spectrum efficiency, permitting more users on the same chan- nel. The 128-bit AES encryption and fire- wall settings provide data security. Learn more at www.tessco.com/go/cambium. Capacity and Performance We do not seem able to help ourselves. We all want more data - more quickly and more often. Every holiday season means thousands of wireless devices added to the public network. Whether you have just received an additional device or upgraded to the newest and hottest phone, your new toy won't be much fun if you cannot get data and get it now. It's more than a minor inconvenience if your device is needed for mission-critical work. Ensuring that all devices in use can access the network requires a high-performing and reliable backhaul capability. Fastback Networks' Intelligent Backhaul Radio (IBR) line is designed for the chal- lenges of LTE networks. Supporting line-of- sight, near line-of-sight, and non-line-of- sight applications, the IBR enables the use of wireless backhaul in locations previously thought untenable without a fiber connec- tion. Learn more at www.tessco.com. Changes in the demand for wireless coverage and capacity, as well as the in- creasing number of applications utilizing wireless, have lead to new challenges for network design and support. From macro to micro sites, these challenges are be- ing met with new products and evolving technology. FEATURED MANUFACTURERS

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