Mounting Wireless Radios Outdoors Offers Benefits

By |March 2nd, 2020|Best Practices|Comments Off on Mounting Wireless Radios Outdoors Offers Benefits

For years now, we’ve recommended outdoor mounting for our industrial wireless radios. The benefits are both operational and financial. Outdoor mounting allows the radio to be placed close to the antenna. In fact, in some applications, the antenna can be directly attached to the radio. The proximity reduces the distance between the radio and the antenna, decreasing the signal [...]

Securing Your Wireless Network

By |December 20th, 2019|Best Practices|Comments Off on Securing Your Wireless Network

Some people think that simply setting a password provides enough security for their industrial wireless networks. But there are others who want their networks locked down behind a multi-layer fortress of security. In either case – and for any case in between, ESTeem can provide a suitable answer. But first, let’s talk about why security is [...]

Data Rate, Throughput and Your Ethernet Radios

By |September 23rd, 2019|Best Practices, Ethernet Radios|Comments Off on Data Rate, Throughput and Your Ethernet Radios

Data rate vs. throughput is an important consideration when evaluating Ethernet radios. Data rate is the total amount of data that can be transmitted from one radio to the other, but it only tells part of the story. The meat of the story is represented by a radio’s throughput – the amount of your information that can actually be transmitted by the radio. [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]