The key to any wireless network is the wireless antenna. It is the hub to which all other parts rely. When determining the right antenna for your application, you need to first think about the best location for your antenna, then you have to find the best way of mounting the antenna. The L-com Antenna Mounting white paper takes an in-depth look at different antenna mounting options for directional and Omni-directional antennas.
Here are some of the common installation options covered for antennas and access points:
NEMA Enclosure Mounting:
Side of Building Mounting:
Outdoor Access Point Mounting:
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Designed for applications where standard patch cables would fail, these exclusive ultra-flexible cable assemblies are rated to 10 million flex-cycles at 1.82" (46.4mm) for continuous motion and automation applications.
The major benefit of using an antenna array over a single Omni directional antenna is that the antenna array provides radiation patterns that a single Omni antenna would not. In most cases, antenna arrays provide greater coverage than a single Omni antenna could.
As our climate becomes more extreme, there is an ever greater need to ensure that your wired and wireless communications equipment can stand up to the elements. If you are thinking about getting stronger protection for your equipment, you may find the following step by step guide useful.