Perhaps the most important implementation step is the radio frequency site survey. This process ensures that the deployed wireless network will meet or exceed the performance and reliability requirements identified in the design phase. While many consider the RF Site Survey the design phase of a wireless network deployment, our belief is that this step can only be successful if it is performed with a predefined set of requirements and expectations in place. These requirements, which are defined in the design phase, become the parameters for the site survey, thus making the site survey the first step of implementation.
The information collected in an RF Site Survey comprises the physical aspects of the network. This includes access point mounting locations, antenna selection, and radio specific details such as operating frequency and transmission power. The RF signal propagation of each access point is meticulously documented and spectrum analysis is performed to identify potential sources of interference which may need to be avoided or eliminated. Our site survey findings are documented and delivered in a complete RF Site Survey Report which provides the information necessary to install network cabling, procure hardware, and ultimately deploy the network. This report is accompanied by an Interactive RF Site Survey Report. This unique deliverable, provided with each site survey we perform, allows for a much deeper understanding of the wireless propagation than a static report.
RF Site Survey Report
The RF Site Survey report is a written document detailing all required information for the deployment of the wireless network. This information includes access point mounting locations, radio output powers and RF operating channels. Antenna types and cable requirements are also included in the report.
Interactive RF Site Survey
The Interactive RF Site Survey illustrates the expected RF coverage area for each access point. Access point coverage areas can be turned on and off to aide in troubleshooting and planning.