Planning client access for optimal performance.
Mobile clients, and particularly those that are connecting real-time applications have unique requirements. Items of particularly importance are how the network handles mobility, how it handles RF congestion, how much throughput can be provided at distance, and how the technology handles shadowing or blocked signals. An understanding of your applications tolerance for these items as well as design principles that allow the chosen wireless technology to perform optimally in these situations is what drives proper network selection and design.
Maximize performance of 802.11 networks by reducing coverage.
3D-P networks create individual coverage areas (or coverage zones) for each access point (AP). We minimize overlapping zones using terrain, low gain and directional antennas and low power settings. We find that this approach guarantees best performance of an 802.11 based network because it ensures minimized RF footprint of each coverage zone and also helps manage congestion on the wireless medium.
In order to create these small RF zones, AP’s are mounted low, very near the intended coverage area, and low gain antennas are used on the mobile fleet. The overall network design is made of many small RF zones designed with the focus of keeping the RF local and allowing maximizing the performance of the 802.11 protocol.
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