WirelessNet Blog

April 16, 2018

School Administration Benefits from an Affordable Cell-Signal Boost

As computers and technology play an increasing role in elementary education, so has cellular connectivity for improved communications and safety...

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January 2, 2018

802.11ac - Upgrade Now?

The answer is yes, yes and yes. Pure speed is the obvious and immediate benefit...

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November 15, 2017

The WLAN Site Survey

A WLAN site survey, or an RF site survey, is a fundamental tool for the purpose of designing or troubleshooting a wireless local area network.

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February 24, 2017

Millimeter Wave (MMW) - what, when and why

The millimeter wave spectrum falls between the microwave and infrared frequencies in the 30-300 GHz range...

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January 25, 2017

November 1, 2016

Summary of the 802.11 Standards

Since the inception of 802.11 in 1997 the IEEE established standards for wireless local area communication...

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September 13, 2016

Compassion and Commitment for Patients and their Families

The home care environment requires the integration of both health care and social care. Direct Network Services' customer, a charity providing end-of-life care, wanted to improve cellular communications services in its facilities...

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July 26, 2016

Attention Massachusetts Municipalities

Protect Your Assets

How installation of a surveillance network at a 100+ acre, multi-faceted transfer station, improved both operational and financial management.

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May 11, 2016

The Rise of Connected Health

Connected health is a model for healthcare delivery that uses technology to provide healthcare remotely. Connected health aims to increase opportunities for...

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March 7, 2016

RF Surveillance

Researchers at the University College of London's, Department of Electronics and Electrical Engineering, found a way to 'see through walls', aka surveillance , using Wi-Fi technology...

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November 20, 2015

The In-Building Cellular Environment: Amplifiers and Expectations

Weak cellular signal are the problem and signal boosters are the solution (aka bi-directional amplifiers or cell boosters), however, there are caveats...

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August 24, 2015

Surveillance: Security vs. Privacy

Surveillance can be a controversial topic. For some it represents an invasion of privacy and for others it represents a sense of security and safety. Let's face it, some security measures can be intrusive, albeit necessary, just think about...

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August 4, 2015

What Can Great Wireless Do for Higher Education? (Part Two)

In our last blog, we discussed the benefits that effective WLAN can have on students and institutions themselves. Now let's discuss the benefits available to higher education IT teams...

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July 23, 2015

What Can Great Wireless Do for Higher Education? (Part One)

It's been a much-discussed topic over the last several years: What can a great wireless network do for a college or university...

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June 18, 2015

The Importance of WLAN in State & Local Government

State and local governments face a wide array of challenges. While public safety is always a high priority...

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May 26, 2015

Continuing the Discussion

Continuing the discussion of Signal Boosters let's move to the topic of spectrum...

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March 26, 2015

RF Propagation and Building Design

In 2015, one would expect that the 'dropped call' and 'poor coverage' conversations would be discussions spoken only in past tense, after all...

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February 25, 2015

Signal Boosters: Classification

The demand for cellular signal boosters is growing exponentially. Why? ...

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October 11, 2013

White Space

As the television industry slowly converts from analog to digital the FCC In 2010 approved new rules for the use of so called "white space"...

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May 30, 2013

802.11 AC

Several important trends have emerged to drive the need for new WLAN solutions...

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May 1, 2013

MHEC Promo

This blog normally avoids any direct promotion of specific products and instead focuses on wireless technology and applications. However, as we are offering a special promotion to MHEC (Mass Higher Ed) members for the May 1 through June 30th period we thought it would be important to say a few words about this. The promotion provides significant discounts to MHEC members on all Bridgewave Communications wireless systems.

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February 15, 2013

Trends in Technology - Small Cell Architecture

What does the future of wireless technology look like? One of the trends that is emerging and will have an impact on wireless point to point systems is...

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January 22, 2013

Wireless Applications for Municipalities

Municipalities have been deploying wireless networks to connect their various municipal buildings and to support a number of their critical applications and requirements...

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January 8, 2013

Wireless in Health Care

Hospitals and other health care facilities have increasingly been using wireless technology to support their various applications and requirements. These systems include...

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December 10, 2012


Video surveillance has become an increasingly important tool for municipalities in their efforts to protect their valuable assets from vandalism and theft...

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November 20, 2012

Massachusetts Municipal Association

The Massachusetts Municipal Association will be holding their annual meeting and tradeshow on January 25th and 26th, 2013 at the Hynes Auditorium in Boston...

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November 16, 2012

Mesh Networking

Wireless mesh networks can be an ideal solution for mission critical applications in municipal networks...

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