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Outdoor devices for extreme conditions

Ski stations and secluded ski lifts that require surveillance by video cameras; large campsites where tourists should be able to access the Internet; or remote outdoor storage areas without wired Internet access, but which still need to be connected to the administration. To solve problems like these we need devices that offer not only the various wireless technologies including 3G and wireless LAN, but which also come with special physical properties. The outdoor equipment from LANCOM meets these requirements: Thanks to their robust IP66 outdoor housings and an extended temperature range from -33 to +70°C, they stand up to even the most extreme weather conditions.

 

2.4 GHz or 5 GHz – which is better, and when?

 

In outdoor areas free of obstructions, the 5 GHz frequency band provides significant benefits in terms of longer range and lower susceptibility to interference by neighboring WLAN users. There

are more non-overlapping channels available than in the 2.4 GHz range and, as a consequence, overlapping with neighboring WLAN installations is unlikely, even when multiple channels are bonded. The higher signal strengths permitted in the 5 GHz range allow greater, unobstructed distances to be bridged with higher data rates. Directional antennas amplify the output signal of the WLAN modules up to the maximum legal value for this purpose.

 

Outdoor wireless LAN – your options:

The outdoor WLAN range of products from LANCOM includes versatile access points and outdoor antennas for establishing wireless LAN infrastructures in open air environments. For example:

 

- Point-to-point links over several kilometers to network different company sites

- Fast wireless Internet access as an alternative to wired solutions

- Coverage over open areas for wireless Internet access in hotels, restaurants and educational institutions for guests or students

- WLAN connectivity between mobile machinery and the company server for data acquisition in real time

- Real-time status monitoring of equipment that is exposed to extreme weather conditions

- 3G uplink for autonomous hotspots or autonomous surveillance systems with OAP-321-3G

- Connectivity via fiber optics or 3G