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 tower erections. 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.
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 applications.
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 other devices.
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.
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 installation issues.