Full Spectrum Communications suggest that you
contact us about selecting the proper type of wireless solution,
as one or more types may be suitable for your needs. We
offer complete site surveys, path analysis, building mounts, and
However, we break the current types of wireless communications
into four, sometimes overlapping, categories. We look forward to
hearing from you.
These include all licensed point-to-point, and some newer
Point-to-multipoint solutions. We sell microwave solutions with
T1 and DS3 interfaces on the phone side. On the data side we
offer Ethernet (IP) up to 1
gigabit per second, OC3 to OC12, and video. We have installed
paths as long as 76 miles, however this takes a mountain at one
end to get the clearance. These systems will be interference
free, and we can make them legal to transmit in about a week, if
there is a rush.
Satellite is used for the transmission of signals between very
remote locations. We offer satellite systems for communications
to other countries, for Internet access for remote or
emergency/backup use, and for dissemination of video or other
broadcasts to many users, see our Cable TV section for Satellite
for TV reception.
Though these too are a unlicensed form of radio, they are great for short
distances (generally under a mile, though they can go further),
and have a bandwidth up to a Gigabit and beyond. They are
virtually interference free. However, they
need a very solid support and good line of sight—they will not
operate much further than you can see through fog and haze.
Also, if not properly installed, they can be subject to sun
issues. Full Spectrum Communications always checks for these
These include all 802.11X radios, as
well as any radio that transmits on 2.4, 5.3, and 5.8 Gigahertz,
900 MHz, the new public safety 4.9 GHz Band, as well as the new 60 Gigahertz—1 Gigabit per second radios.
These radios are good for point-to-multipoint and Point-to-point
applications, primarily with Ethernet (IP) interfaces, though some of
them have T1 only, as well as T1 and Ethernet combinations.
Additionally, these frequencies can be used for straight video
The benefits of these types of radios is that they require no
license, so they can be installed quickly, and moved around at
will for temporary or mobile applications. Also, the 802.11X
has become a very common interface for wireless laptops and
The down side can be the range on some of the frequencies, and
as they can be installed without a license, someone can install
one and interfere with you system, as well as potentially
intercept your information or, more commonly, use your
bandwidth. Though the interception and use has been largely
mitigated by the use of high levels of built-in encryption, the
interference issues are something that can happen at any time.
The advantage to this is that these frequencies are great for
near and non-line-of-sight applications.
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