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.

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. [...]

Commercial vs. Industrial Wireless Hardware: The ESTeem Advantage

By |August 6th, 2018|Best Practices|0 Comments

A question often posted is, with the availability of wireless network hardware at every commercial retail outlet, what makes the ESTeem radio unique? ESTeem has over 35 years’ experience building radios to solve the most difficult wireless problems in the harshest of conditions, and we have refined all our wireless solutions to meet these demands.  Most of our customers use our radios in industrial applications with high heat, vibration and difficult environmental conditions that would destroy a commercial wireless device. [...]

Radio Frequencies & Your Industrial Wireless Network

By |June 25th, 2018|Best Practices|1 Comment

The term frequency used in wireless applications describes the primary radio carrier where the data is modulated.  In trying to identify the best frequency for your application, there’s no such thing as a good frequency or a bad frequency. Each frequency simply has advantages and disadvantages. It’s the balancing of those characteristics that allows us to identify the most appropriate frequency for your specific application. [...]