The Army Athletics team needed help with aged wireless and switch network. ID Technologies was brought in by Ruckus as partner support to Sharp USA for this refresh. Ultimately, the end-user got a rock-solid network that started showing results from day 1 of operation.
One of the challenges with Air Force Flight Line network communication is size. Air Force base maintenance ramps are generally over ½ mile long with many planes parked for maintenance. Traditional networking communication mediums cannot extend to areas of need effectively.
The challenge is both with the client and the transmitter. WiFi communication, truly any wireless, is a two-way communication. A stable connection is only as strong as the two devices creating that connection. In today’s environment, the client is generally a very small form factor such as smartphones, laptops, or tablets. These clients have a small WiFi radio that simply cannot connect effectively over clear line of sight distance; certainly not effectively nor consistently. The challenge is to wirelessly extend the network, making it easier to extend the network to these clients.