So you've decided to integrate your building with all sorts of fancy Wireless technologies and, of course, stellar internet access. You may have already started to consider what kind of in-building Wireless solutions you want to deploy, or what your deployment might look like.
As we continue to drive towards network convergence and greater importance is placed on systems integration, Accu-Tech helps you prepare for the future and choose the solutions that are right for your facility and your business. WilsonPro solutions accommodate a wide range of commercial applications and can often be deployed within weeks. Learn about the industry's first 5G C-Band cellular repeater, the quick and easy advantage you've been looking for.
Reminder: In-building cellular repeaters are comprised of three main components — a donor antenna, a repeater unit and a broadcast antenna.
- A donor antenna is mounted outside of your building in order to capture strong signal from nearby towers. This antenna is typically placed on your roof or the side of the building.
- A repeater unit amplifies the signal captured from nearby cellular towers.
- A broadcast antenna is installed indoors and delivers the amplified cellular signal to devices throughout your building.
Here are step-by-step instructions for what you can expect to complete during your WilsonPro installation process:
Step 1: Needs Assessment
A simple conversation with an Accu-Tech or Wilson Representative will help you understand and identify which cellular repeater will best address the requirements of your facility. During this initial consultation, you'll discuss several key details:
The size of your building
The location of your building
What problems you’re experiencing
Where those problems happen most
You will also need to discuss your connectivity needs; for example, do you need strong, reliable cell signal coverage, mostly for phone calls, texting, uploading and downloading data? What solutions have you looked at in the past to address this issue?
Step 2: Work With a Dedicated Integrator
Together, you and your local Representative will then discuss your cellular exact connectivity needs in order to get you on the path to cellular repeater installation in your building.
They start by referring you to a WilsonPro-certified integrator in your area. This professional will have a deep working knowledge of the different products that can improve signal inside of buildings and how they can be used.
Step 3: Schedule a Site Survey
At this point, your integrator will schedule a site survey at your building. A site survey is the first and most crucial step in assessing your cellular signal amplification needs to ensure you receive the best solution. It’s important to conduct the site survey at a time of day that will provide an accurate picture of what the typical cellular needs and usage demands are in your building.
Integrators conduct a complete assessment to accurately determine:
The source of the strongest cell signal in your area
Which carriers/network get the best and worst signal there
The strongest and weakest signal areas inside your building
All of this signal measurement data will ultimately dictate the type of equipment needed to improve your signal, and where it should be placed to achieve the best results.
Step 4: Prioritize Connectivity Needs
The initial site survey also provides an opportunity to capitalize on the expertise of your integrator to help determine how to prioritize the signal needs in your building.
For example, you may choose to focus on key areas, such as executive offices and conference rooms, and make areas that are less essential to business functions — such as storage areas, break rooms, or cafeterias — a lower priority. Your integrator can work with you to ensure you don’t overlook anything that might disrupt your enhanced cell coverage.
Step 5: Design a Customized Solution
Once the initial consultation and site signal survey are complete, your integrator will put together a customized installation plan. This will be designed to maximize the coverage across your space, prioritizing any specific areas that you previously identified.
Once your integrator has finalized your system design, you will receive a proposal outlining all of the details of the installation and an upfront breakdown of costs, including materials and labor. If you prefer, you can also request a product demonstration in your building.
Step 6: Installation
Your integrators will communicate to you during the site survey what they expect in terms of construction needs for the project, such as moving items, drilling, installing cable, and placing antennas. You can expect your installation to be as non-intrusive as possible to your building structure and your daily operations.
Learn more about your unique facility requirements:
Retail spaces, hotels, and office buildings
Step 7: Ensure Performance with Remote Monitoring
Remote monitoring is part of many WilsonPro boosters including the Enterprise 1300/1300R and Enterprise 4300/4300R series of products. These cloud-enabled systems alert customers of any changes or issues so the integrator can be notified and make adjustments to the repeater for optimal performance.
Both integrators and building managers can be immediately notified of any issues, such as system failure, oscillation, or change in signal strength. This enables remote troubleshooting when necessary and also allows end users to closely monitor and measure the return on investment (ROI) on infrastructure spend and manage expectations with employees and leadership.