E2E Optimizes Unlicensed RF Networks
Wireless communications networks using unlicenced radio-frequencies can be extremely cost-efficient and, with the right help, simple to set-up and operate. They’re commonly used for short-range communications between a field radio to a collection point or from a factory to a head office. An unlicensed radio network can also be useful as a temporary back-up for critical communication networks during emergencies or network downtime.
In the Radio Frequency (RF) portion of the electromagnetic spectrum, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) sets aside bands for unlicensed industrial, medical and scientific usage. These bands are free or license-exempt but must adhere to FCC transmission rules, while licensed frequencies require a license and a permit to obtain. Unlicensed bands are increasingly popular but field implementation can be difficult.
One of the downsides of using unlicenced radio-frequencies, due to their unchecked nature and popularity, is increased interference. This electromagnetic interference disrupts communications between devices and makes the network less reliable.
Types of Network Disruptions
- Signal quality degradation
- Interruption of signal for seconds or minutes
- Total network disruption of hours or days
Causes of Interference
- Other operators
- Natural occurrences – weather changes
- Installation – quality
End 2 End Technologies has in-depth experience implementing unlicensed industrial radios with maximum frequency re-use. We can help you plan your network using a wide range of unlicensed radio providers and help you exploit all radio manufacturer features.
Contact us now to find out how we can help make your unlicensed radio network faster and smarter.