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It is a considerable understatement to say that when Enterprises lose access to their Intranets or the Internet, productivity plummets… if not halts completely. Broadband Wireless is simply a tool to extend and enhance corporate Intranets and Internet access. From private high-bandwidth point-to-point links between campus buildings, to Broadband Access while mobile, to merely insuring business continuity with alternate-path connectivity to telecommunications providers, Broadband Wireless is a key tool for Enterprise Information Technology. While Broadband Wireless can sometimes be as easy as “twenty minutes on the roof slapping up a radio”, Enterprises typically demand robust, reliable, and well-supported solutions for key systems. Aspen Wireless can help to evaluate the best types of Broadband Wireless technology for a particular Enterprise’s use and, if desired, manage the procurement, installation, and support for Enterprise Broadband Wireless.
Campus and Education
Education is one of the most innovative users of Internet-related technology. After all, the Internet was born from a project to link disparate computer systems at colleges throughout the US. It is now considered essential to have Internet access in the vast majority of classrooms for reference, current events, and learning experiences that are possible only with the Internet, such as “paired classrooms” in two different countries and cultures. Broadband Wireless technology can play a key role in almost any educational institution or organization. Some examples:
- Cost-effectively provide Internet connectivity between buildings on a campus or area at speeds comparable to fiber – 100 Mbps to 1 Gbps… and even faster. Significant savings can be realized by not using leased lines from the telephone company, and even more savings can be realized with the use of Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) instead of conventional telephone service.
- Provide “canopy” Wi-Fi coverage to a college campus to provide voice and video services as well as conventional Internet access.
- Extend Internet connectivity to off-campus buildings, temporary structures or events, or mobility – tracking buses, webcams on security vehicles, and mobile research projects.Contact Aspen Wireless to learn more about how Broadband Wireless technology can generate significant savings and enhance the learning experience in your educational institution.
The most famous recent example of Multi-Tenant Use (MTU) use of Broadband Wireless technology was to provide a high-profile residential building in New York City with a 1 Gigabit wireless link to the Internet and subsequent distribution of that very fast Internet connection to all the residents of the building. As New Yorkers would say “What’s not to like?” While most other MTU buildings aren’t quite that demanding, it’s entirely feasible to bring that same level of connectivity – 1 Gbps links over a path of up to 1 mile (in increments – longer links can be built in 1 mile “hops”) to MTU’s that aren’t quite so high-profile as the example, where most of the residents of the building were millionaires. To the building’s residents, the very high speed Internet service was a very welcome amenity and a considerable differentiation from other buildings where the residents are forced to deal with cable or telephone companies for relatively slow (by comparison) Internet connections. Aspen Wireless can assist MTU owners and management with not only the off-building links to the Internet (or equivalent private networks), but also the critical issue of distribution within the building including making use of existing wiring or installing new wiring, or the increasingly popular option of installing Wi-Fi systems throughout the building to provide tenants with Wi-Fi access, and forgoing the expense of adding internal wiring systems.
We were recently outspoken on the vital topic of smartgrids, broadband, spectrum and datatopic at the National SmartGrid conference in Spokane, WA where we identified the need for involvement in broadband and spectrum policy for the short-term goals for utilities implementing intelligence for the grid. This agenda goes even further in our keynote address and respective smartgrid sessions at the DataCenter Dynamics conference in Washington D.C. where leaders from the EPA and DOE joined with the leaders from the datacenter industry to discuss both the needs of utilities in data storage and access as well as conservation for datacenters as a significant power consumer. Utilities have long been the unglamorous but critical business that makes the telecom industry a youngster by comparison. Utilities are appropriately cautious when they consider the use of new technology. After all, they know how to make their respective services and products perform reliably and by simple comparison, much of what is happening in the rapidly changing broadband industry doesn’t meet a utility’s metric for “reliable”. In the last few years, that situation has quietly changed – there are lessons learned and new technologies in broadband and wireless that can demonstrably and cost-effectively deliver reliable “Utility-grade” service. But there is a methodology for choosing and deploying reliable systems and services that we uniquely understand. Our experienced team is here to help utilities understand, identify, design, and implement “Utility-reliable” smartgrid and help address the complexities and integration with broadband systems and datacenters. We understand the whole picture, trust us to help you navigate your utility into the 21st century.
Internet Service Providers (ISPs)
Internet service providers are the operational backbone of the future, the utility of the 21st century and beyond. With literally every business relying heavily on technology and broadband to connect with and reach out to customers, the position of a service provider is a vital one. We understand the struggles and triumphs of providing high quality connection, managing infrastructure and providing affordable service and support to thousands of homes and businesses. Whether you utilize fiber, wireless, cable or copper we have the expertise to help you. Maybe you’re consolidating resources after a rollup, refining your business model, looking for vc, loans and grants or looking to make a technology upgrade as you grow. We handle all the needs of service providers from business through technology, from concept through deployment. We have been operators – we remember. We helped 1,000 operators – we understand. We pioneered national networks – we are confident. … and we represent your needs as service providers and the broadband industry with our work in Washington D.C and involvement with leading policy groups and think-tanks. There could be thousands of paragraphs written about being a service provider, but all you need to know is we understand and have the knowledge and expertise to handle all of your needs as a growing and evolving provider of the 21st century utility – broadband. Contact us today!
Wireless technology in Public Safety applications has come a long way since some unknown law enforcement official said famously “You might be able to outrun my patrol car… but you can’t outrun my two way radio.” Public safety’s use of wireless technology has evolved considerably from “mere” two way radio; use of Information Technology is now routine in the field, from using on-scene geographical databases during fire response, to chemical hazard databases, to distribution of images from security cameras of robbery suspects, and of course, much, much more. While mobile data technologies such as as packet radio, CDPD, and most recently wireless telephony “3G” networks have helped link Public Safety units in the field to their resources, such solutions are often inadequate, or too costly for any but the most demanding applications. Broadband Wireless networks owned and operated by Public Safety agencies are not only feasible, but surprisingly cost-effective and capable of meeting public safety requirements. Much as been written about the use of Wi-Fi networks for Public Safety, but there are Broadband Wireless systems that are far more capable, and secure, than Wi-Fi. Aspen Wireless is qualified to discuss a large number of Broadband Wireless systems and technologies. For Federal Government agencies, Aspen Wireless has applied for its listing on the GSA schedule.
In all phases of Homeland Security – prevention, monitoring, and response, effective communications is critical. Yet one of the most profound lessons of large-scale events of recent years is that current, conventional communications systems are simply not adequate to provide for the requirements of effective Homeland Security. The solution from “the usual vendors” is that all that’s required is more money to build “more, and more of the same” systems. The solution from first response providers is that they need more spectrum to extend and enhance their existing systems. The solution from the wireless telephony companies is “just wait until we get our “3G” systems up and running. Broadband Wireless systems are one fast-to-deploy, cost-effective solution to the evolving requirements of Homeland Security. For example, a Broadband Mobile Mesh Network can provide a scalable voice communications system at an Incident Site, with the network forming as fast as first response vehicles can arrive. Broadband Wireless offers unique capabilities:
- Embedding a monitoring package on key first response vehicles to monitor environmental conditions in the immediate area
- Using GPS, the PRECISE location of the Incident
- Multi-channel video from the Incident Site, including handheld units being relayed into the Mesh Network
- Flexible monitoring of any/all on-scene two way radio traffic, not just the traffic on wide-area two way radio systems
- All the services that high-speed Internet access enables such as access to critical information databases directly from the Incident SiteAs a technology-neutral and vendor-neutral Systems Integration comany, Aspen Wireless has access to a very wide variety of Broadband Wireless technologies, vendors, and capabilities it can combine into systems that can meet almost any Homeland Security communications requirement. We are in the process of applying for listing on the GSA Schedule.
A burning issue in Healthcare is to increase efficiency and cost-effectiveness by streamlining processes and increasing the use of Information Technology. Broadband Wireless technology offers some help with the unique challenges of applying Information Technology to Healthcare. One healthcare breakthrough is the conversion of X-Ray and other images to fully electronic delivery. Electronic display units have finally achieved sufficient resolution to be usable to view finely detailed images. But because of the detail, image files are very large and thus take a long time to transmit over typical data links; and suitably faster links are cost-prohibitive. One solution to the problem of transmitting large images is to build a private Broadband Wireless network between a hospital or medical center and the buildings of related services nearby. Thus a doctor could examine images from a hospital’s imaging systems in his private practice office rather than physically visiting the hospital. The high speed Broadband Wireless links (speeds of 1 Gigabit per second, and faster, are easily achievable) can also support other Information services such as videoconferences, Voice Over Internet Protocol telephony to connect into a hospital’s Private Branch Exchange (PBX) telephone network, and much more. Contact Aspen Wireless to learn more about how the unique capabilities and cost-effectiveness of Broadband Wireless technology meet Healthcare’s intense demands for cost-effectiveness and innovation.