Tessco Wireless Journal September October 2016 Page 2 TESSCO Wireless Journal September-October 2016

SEPTEMBER OCTOBER 2016 Product information and performance claims are provided by manufacturers. 2 become more mobile, this makes it easier for companies to provide components that can be plugged in when needed and shared among employees rather than needing a fully equipped station for each person. It also allows workers to work on laptops and plug into the components they need without having to transport their full kit everywhere with them. Another advancement that has come along with the new USB developments is USB Power Delivery. USB began as primarily a data transfer interface with limited capability to deliver power, but now it has become the de facto power standard for mobile devices. USB Power Delivery can sup- port up to 100 watts to power larger devices, like displays and laptops. For smaller devices, like phones, this means faster charging and less downtime where a user is either stuck with a dead battery or tied to an outlet while their phone recharges. For business users, this means better connectivity and efficiency. USB Power Delivery also allows multiple compo- nents to be chained together, all re- ceiving power from the lone one that is plugged in. This allows users to plug in and work with as many components as they need anywhere they have access to a single outlet or power source, great for travel and workers on the road. As far as USB technology has come in 20 years, it is safe to assume additional capabilities are on the horizon and what began as a way to standardize computer connectivity promises to play a major role in the next evolution of computers, mobile devices, and more. To learn more about new USB technologies, visit www.tessco.com/knowledge-center/webinars/ tessco-webinars for a comprehensive, on-demand webinar. (continued from page 1) USB Demystified: New Updates to the Established Standard Visit tesscotalk.com to listen A New Podcast Liz Robinson & Sean Fitzgibbons from TESSCO discuss the the evolution of the traditional USB connector. Smaller & streamlined, USB Type-C supports new advancements like USB 3.1 & USB power delivery. Liz & Sean cover the changes & discuss its impact on device design & how users charge & connect . USB Type-C: A New Standard in Charging & Device Connectivity SAFER CLIMBS One Step Closer With FAA PART 107 Submitted by Sentera In June, the FAA Part 107 rules were announced, essentially allowing a safe path to legally operate UAVs. These regulatory changes fall on welcome ears at Sentera and its partnership with tower climbers who take the mission of safety very, very seriously. Have You Heard About the Incentive Auction? In short, the FCC has worked to help TV broadcasters sell portions of their unused broadcast spectrum to mobile cellular carriers. Broadcasters are being given 39 months to repack their towers with new antennas. Great news for the modern media consumer, not so good if you are the one tasked with doing the work. High Demand for the Most Difficult Climbs Most climbs today are done on 300-400' towers. Some climbers don't have experience on these tall towers, doing this type of work-there's a safety issue brewing. This phase of the FCC's plan, without UAV data, could expose climbers to unnecessary risk. UAVs and drone data can reduce these climbs significantly, saving time and creating efficiencies- and saving lives. Great ideas are hiding plain in sight FAA regulation FAR 91.119 defines minimum altitudes around structures and spawned a great idea: by using the restricted airspace around the towers as UAV operations airspace, the FAA unintentionally created separation between airplanes and the UAVs that fly around towers. De-conflicting real airplanes with UAVs are avoided completely, and there's an opportunity to dramatically reduce the number of climbs needed; possibly the biggest boon to tower climber safety since the safety harness! As a member of the NATE Small UAS Committee, Sentera and a NATE delegate traveled to Washington, D.C. to meet with the FAA, OSHA, the FCC, the Department of Labor, Congressional Commerce Committee staffers, and South Dakota Senator John Thune. Everyone appreciated how UAS can significantly increase safety for climbers in every industry. Visit www.tessco.com/go/sentera. Lockheed Martin Quadrotor Indago 2 TESSCO No. 580836

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