Tessco Wireless Journal October November 2015 Page 1 TESSCO Wireless Journal October/November 2015

PLEASE reference this code when ordering from this issue. Technical accuracy is the responsibility of the author(s). 2015 07864 Feature Article The Road Ahead: The Future of Fleet Management and Telematics Page 1 Feature Article Wireless as the Next Utility Page 1 Feature Article Denser HetNet Needed to Keep Up With Capacity Demands Page 3 Siklu Feature Article Easily Achieve Gigabit Capacity Over Wireless With Millimeter Waves Page 4 TESSCO ONE at CTIA Show Highlights Page 6 Reliabile Remote Monitoring With DIN-UPS from Newmar Page 9 Easy-to-Install ChargeGuard from Havis Page 14 Ethernet Bridge from Fastback Networks Delivers With Multi- Gigabit Capacity Page 17 Bird's new Channel Power Monitor Page 18 This Issue (continued on page 4) (continued on page 2) The Wireless Journal VOLUME 22 NO. 5 October/November 2015 www.tessco.com/go/twj System and Product Reviews for Those Who Build, Use and Maintain Wireless PRSRT STD US POSTAGE PAID DENVER, CO PERMIT NO. 5377 The Road Ahead: The Future of Fleet Management and Telematics Submitted by TESSCO Technologies With the rapidly evolving trends in fleet management, forecasts indicate a doubling of the number of installed units by 2018. More and more companies are looking for ways to optimize driver behavior, find the most efficient routes to maximize productivity, and explores ways to achieve sustainability. No longer limited to large fleets specifically in the business of logistics, fleet management's benefits and ROI are increasingly becoming more attractive among businesses where fleet and lo- gistics is not a core competency. Vehicles will be outfitted with smarter and more extensive solu- tions due to the development of new technologies like biometric verification, gamification, delivery apps, and wearable technology. This new tech- nology, combined with an evolved approach to fleet management, will ultimately strengthen the reliability and efficiency of fleets. Detailed below are a few emerging trends that are expected to go mainstream in the near future. Automatic Decision-making Analytics Big data is a prominent catchphrase in fleet management, but while early proponents promised it would completely transform the industry, this has yet to be fully realized. In fact, over 90% of the world's data has been created in the past two years. Merely assigning an analyst to gathered data is not sufficient. Using analytics software will help companies streamline some of their processes. For example, analytics software can select an ideal maintenance plan for your fleet based on the needs of each vehicle-even schedule your service appointments. Wireless as the Next Utility Submitted by TESSCO Technologies Water. Natural gas. Electricity. When most of us think of utilities, we think of the basic necessities it takes to power our homes and businesses. Does wireless belong on this list? According to CommScope's Nathan Benton, "wireless connectivity in the building is a requirement these days." Without the ability to connect wirelessly, productivity can be severely limited. People often can't function without air conditioning, heat, water, or electricity, and in many cases wireless. Wireless in the Building is Crucial The need for mobility in the workplace has become a necessity-we require flexible workspaces that allow for team collaboration, and employees are increasingly selecting devices optimized for highly mobile work environments to help them get their jobs done. In addition, the need for organizations to cater to the needs of millennial employees is essential-and to these young members of the workforce, reporting to a fixed location may be a foreign concept. The workforce does not care HOW wireless coverage is provided; whether via cellular network or via Wi-Fi, employees just want to connect. Will Wireless Replace Cellular Networks? Some experts predict that Wi-Fi will soon become the preferred mode of connection for individuals. Benton admits his first consideration when walking into a building is whether he can access Wi-Fi and stop using his data plan. If you could connect using free Wi-Fi and not use your data plan, wouldn't you? However, with a production network, a mobile cellular network, and a guest network in a single building, at what point does capacity become an issue? As such, most agree that both Wi-Fi and DAS will be required to ensure the workplace remains a productive environment. February 23-24 Phoenix, AZ TESSCO-ONE.COM " Analytics software can select an ideal maintenance plan for your fleet based on the needs of each vehicle." 11126 McCormick Road Hunt Valley, Maryland USA 21031-1494 CHANGE SERVICE REQUESTED

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