About Eric Marske

Eric P. Marske is the Manager of Strategic Partnership Development at ESTeem Industrial Wireless Solutions. He develops and supports partnering efforts with professional systems integrators through training and wireless network design. Eric has held various positions of increased responsibility at ESTeem from field engineering, manager of technical support, product manager to his current position in partnership development. Eric has over 30 years experience in wireless network design, troubleshooting and implementation.

Network Monitoring Made Simple

By |August 26th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Network Monitoring Made Simple

Network monitoring can be inconvenient, to say the least. It normally requires different programs or software to access the important information needed to assess the network’s overall health. There are times when you need to know signal strength, data rate and other critical indications of your network’s performance without jumping through a lot of hoops. Our Horizon series of industrial wireless radios solves that problem by collecting and providing all crucial network data in Modbus TCP, one of the most commonly used industrial protocols. [...]

Wireless Radios for Water and Wastewater Applications

By |July 24th, 2019|Applications, Best Practices|Comments Off on Wireless Radios for Water and Wastewater Applications

Water and wastewater systems don’t run themselves. A lot of sophisticated monitoring and automated control goes into ensuring a community’s water needs are met day in and day out. These include things like monitoring and controlling: Pump status (on/off/hours run) and flow ratesWater levels in wells and tanksSluice gate positionsReservoir levelsIntrusion alarms and security measures One of the many [...]

Australian Port Taps ESTeem’s Ethernet Radios for Unique Application

By |June 24th, 2019|Case Studies, Wireless Network Design|Comments Off on Australian Port Taps ESTeem’s Ethernet Radios for Unique Application

Fremantle Ports in Western Australia had a problem. They had hundreds of buoys throughout the port waters but no good way to monitor the buoys’ status. They needed a reliable method of retrieving buoy information like position, battery voltage, solar panel charging, light status, and equipment faults. Keeping tabs on the buoys is particularly important because maintenance crews use the information to maintain the buoys in a high state of performance. [...]

Industrial Wireless Networks & Video Transmission

By |April 25th, 2019|Best Practices, Wireless Network Design|Comments Off on Industrial Wireless Networks & Video Transmission

Can industrial wireless networks successfully handle video transmissions? The short answer is yes, but if you say “video,” most people automatically think YouTube or Netflix. Video, however, plays a crucial role in many industrial applications, enhancing security measures, deterring vandalism, increasing safety and monitoring remote locations or operations. [...]

ESTeem Dual Wi-Bridge: Industrial Wireless Networks X2

By |March 18th, 2019|Best Practices, Wireless Network Design|Comments Off on ESTeem Dual Wi-Bridge: Industrial Wireless Networks X2

There is a new feature available in the ESTeem Horizon series radios that will create two isolated industrial wireless networks to run side-by-side, that seamlessly flow across a common wireless infrastructure for secure and segmented networking.  This feature is available for free by simply updating the Horizon radios to the latest software version, but how does it work? [...]

Which Unlicensed Frequency is Best for Your Industrial Wireless Network?

By |January 28th, 2019|Best Practices, Wireless Network Design|Comments Off on Which Unlicensed Frequency is Best for Your Industrial Wireless Network?

Selecting the best frequency band for an industrial wireless network is one of the most challenging issues. The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has three primary frequency bands designated for unlicensed operation.  Unlicensed means the operator of the radios does not need to file directly with the FCC to use the radio.  The three frequency [...]

4 Considerations in Designing a Mobile Industrial Wireless Network

By |December 17th, 2018|Best Practices, Wireless Network Design|Comments Off on 4 Considerations in Designing a Mobile Industrial Wireless Network

Mobility is one of the defining features of an industrial wireless network. But designing and testing for mobile applications have their own, unique challenges, requiring a separate set of considerations and even different RF design software. Rather than blindly buying and implementing a wireless network, designing the system and testing the concept beforehand will ensure [...]

Industrial Wireless Networks & Ethernet Over Low Bandwidth

By |November 12th, 2018|Best Practices, Ethernet Radios|Comments Off on Industrial Wireless Networks & Ethernet Over Low Bandwidth

Circumstances always dictate the requirements of your industrial wireless network. The need to communicate Ethernet data over long distances and difficult terrain may require the use of a licensed, lower frequency, high output power radio for your network. These licensed radios have a significantly lower bandwidth but are quite compatible with Ethernet communication – half of the radios we deploy use Ethernet on a licensed VHF/UHF frequency, providing Ethernet connections for difficult applications. [...]

The Tools for Industrial Wireless Success

By |October 8th, 2018|Best Practices, Wireless Network Design|Comments Off on The Tools for Industrial Wireless Success

At ESTeem, we design and manufacture industrial wireless radios that meet application challenges across a broad range of industries. But those aren’t our only roles: We’re also a steadfast promoter of industrial wireless, and we’re here to make your job easier. That’s not quite what you expect from a modem manufacturer, is it? It makes sense, though, when you think about the significant tools we provide to help ensure your success through every stop of the design process. [...]

4 Steps for a Successful Industrial Wireless Network

By |September 10th, 2018|Best Practices|0 Comments

We’ve emphasized over the last few months that successful industrial wireless network design isn’t simply a matter of buying some hardware and then throwing it up someplace that looks like it might work. It’s not rocket science, but good wireless network design requires careful consideration of a number of issues, including the distance that needs to be covered by your network, the interface you’ll be dealing with and the type of environment you’re operating in. [...]