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RE: Operations: where are you going to sit?

  • From: Roeland Meyer
  • Date: Wed Dec 06 14:21:42 2000

Can you provide links for providers of this? We have exactly this problem.
We're in a fringe zone of SprintPCS (East Livermore, CA) and none of our
c-phones work inside the building. SprintPCS was supposed to do a buildout
this way, this year, but it isn't happening.

> From: Daniel Senie [mailto:[email protected]]
> Sent: Wednesday, December 06, 2000 10:27 AM
> Jade Deane wrote:
> > 
> > Loss of signal in a data center is a good point.  At a 
> previous organization
> > I was slaved to, we brought this up with Nextel sales 
> people.  After about a
> > week or so they purposed a small in-line receiver for the 
> various data
> > centers, and a thin Kate Moss looking yagi for each roof.
> Actually, this should be a passive device. Various types of slotted
> waveguide/coax are made, for example in the Heliax product line. An
> antenna on the roof (directional antenna only if you're on 
> the edge of a
> coverage area) and a slotted line through your facility will provide
> good results. Think about it for all commonly used 
> frequencies (cellular
> and pager) that might be in use in your facility. This isn't something
> you have to get via your wireless vendor, and it doesn't need
> electronics.
> Hospitals have used such setups for years to permit doctor's pagers to
> function throughout buildings (even in basements).