Liquefied Natural Gas Field WiFi – Deployment of Altai Super WiFi

Liquefied Natural Gas Field WiFi Deployment Case Study

One A8 Super WiFi Base Station is enough to provide 360-degree coverage to the dormitories within a 1 km range.

The Papua New Guinea liquefied natural gas (PNG LNG) project is a new gas project championed by ExxonMobil to realise the potential of three large gas discoveries in the southern and western highlands of the country.

Many engineers and workers live on site and require high performance Internet access for web surfing and communication after work. The Chiyoda-JGC (CJJV) joint venture needed a rapid solution for its wireless network and they chose Altai Technologies products to access the high speed WiFi network.

Owing to the geographical environment of the site, only satellite can be used as backhaul.

The Challenge

The site is located just north of Port Moresby, the backhaul is provided by a satellite link. CJJV required long range wireless technologies so as to minimise the number of installation sites for cost saving. Provide signal coverage over the entire large, high density dormitory area. Support high user capacity to cope with heavy usage, particularly after working hours.

The Solution

The A8 base station was installed at the central argas field wifiea of the dormitory site to provide 360-degree coverage. The Altai C1’s were installed in different buildings to extend the outdoor WiFi signal and to provide indoor coverage.  The backhaul was provided by a satellite link.

This supplied a complete end-to-end solution including service control, billing and pre-paid card systems.

The Result

The Altai A8 achieved a line-of-sight range of over 1km to provide high speed wireless connectivity throughout the dormitories. The wireless Internet service is subscribed on a pre-paid basis. People staying at the site may obtain a network access PIN by buying a pre-paid card. There are over 800 users accessing the network daily.

Products used

  • Altai A8 Super WiFi Base Staion
  • Altai C1 Super WiFi CPE’s

Competition: Standard AP

Hong Kong Container Port Wi-Fi – Altai Super Wi-Fi Deployment

Hong Kong Container Port Wi-Fi Case Study

Hong Kong Modern Terminals is one of the busiest container ports in the world. Modern Terminals currently operates 7.5 berths with total handling capacity of 7 million TEUs. (Container ship capacity is measured in twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU).)

The traditional mesh AP network was not ideal for daily logistic operation due to the complexity and high interference signal at the berths as well as the constraints of site facilities. The WiFi signal was usually blocked by mobile cranes and containers.

The adoption of Altai wireless solution was divided into two phases. In this case we follow phase one installation which included 5 x Altai A8 WiFi base stations installed in berths no. 1, 2, 5 and 9 to cover the whole container terminal with wireless broadband network.

Long range technology was imperative here as there are limited sites for equipment installation.

The Challenge

  • Providing stable port Wi-Fi signal.
  • Multiple base station coverage to every client.
  • Only limited sites were available for installation.
  • Require high data transmission throughput and low latency.
  • Need to support triple play WiFi including video streaming for other interactive applications.

The SolutionAltai Port Wi-Fi

  • 5 x Altai A8 base stations were mounted on the 30 m high light towers to provide total coverage to berth no. 1, 2, 5, 9.
  • 20 x A8 installed for full multiple coverage (7 BTS/km2 vs. original 60 AP/km2)
  • Altai Network Management System (AWMS) is used for monitoring the network performance.

The Result

Providing 7X increase in area coverage than the traditional mesh AP. One A8 base station covers more than 600 m over cranes and 300 m NLOS over container stacks. Each base station provides 3X in data transmission throughput that is 20 Mbps access throughput to users without the need of hopping.

Altai wireless broadband solution provides backhaul protection and interference mitigation, reducing the number of mounting locations, which helps to minimise the entire cost of deployment and maintenance.

AWMS not only provided performance and fault monitoring on the network, but also statistical information on mobile client management.

Competition: Cisco, Motorola

Over six months’ testing on stability and performance, the results proved that the Altai A8 WiFi system not only meets all the specifications but also exceeds our expectation. The same test was conducted for another AP at the same time, and all the test results of Altai outperform that of traditional AP.

Smart City

Altai Technologies and ETN Singapore Turn Ho Chi Minh City into Ho Chi Minh Smart City

Ho Chi Minh Smart City

Hong Kong, Jun 15 2016 – Altai Technologies, a leading provider of carrier-grade Wi-Fi products and technologies, today announced that ETN Singapore, a leading telecom solution provider with the collaboration of HCM City People’s Committee, has selected the Altai Super WiFi Solution to provide free public Smart City Wi-Fi for Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Altai Technologies, since its inception in 2006, has been realizing the (smart) city Wi-Fi concept. Altai’s patented technologies including the smart antennae, are well positioned to provide the largest outdoor coverage in and around the world. This is highly important for a city Wi-Fi initiative to provide a robust and high quality Wi-Fi services to any mobile users. Altai’s city Wi-Fi solution has been deployed in over 50 regions and has been endorsed as a Wi-Fi enabler for many smart city applications that also include smart metering and surveillance.

In phase 1, the city Wi-Fi network will cover over 50km of HCM City to provide free Wi-Fi to both tourists and locals. The free Wi-Fi accessibility not only creates an impression on local tourism but also forms the foundation for establishing future public initiatives to build an effective backbone for digital or e-government.

“Altai is pleased to work together with ETN Singapore on this remarkable project and I am excited to see the footprint of our smart city Wi-Fi solution continue to expand,” said Dr. Raymond Leung, CEO of Altai Technologies. “Leveraging our global reach in smart city WiFi projects such as in China, the U.S., Nepal, South Africa & in other countries, we enable network operators to quickly provide wireless connectivity regardless of network scale. The combination of smart antennae technologies and an advanced signal processing algorithm allows the Altai Super WiFi Solution to provide larger network coverage and higher user capacity than conventional wireless broadband solutions.”

ETN Singapore, in collaboration with Altai Technologies, will construct and operate the free outdoor Wi-Fi network, which connects to a wide range of smart city applications. Mr. Richard Tang, Group Chairman of ETN Singapore said, “With wireless infrastructure already in place, we can easily extend the Wi-Fi signal from rooftops to street level. Owing to the ease of installation of Altai Super WiFi products, the main streets in Ho Chi Minh City’s district 1 will be blanketed by a wireless network in weeks instead of months. Besides, applications like smart lighting, smart parking, wireless surveillance systems and digital kiosks will help improve city services, making Ho Chi Minh City a better place for living, leisure and business.”

The People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City foresees that the free Wi-Fi will boost tourism as well as the local economy. The first phase of the service is targeted to be rolled-out by the third quarter of 2016. Located in the southern part of the country, Ho Chi Minh City is the largest city in Vietnam with a population of over 8 million.

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About Altai Technologies
Altai Technologies is a leading provider of carrier-grade WiFi products and technologies with deployments in 100 countries. It is also the leading solution for the vertical industrial markets, covering over 180 terminal ports and airports globally. The Altai Super WiFi Solution includes a complete portfolio of indoor and outdoor products for carriers, WISPs, and enterprises to support a wide range of applications such as mobile data offload, public access, WLAN access, and backhaul.

For more information, please visit www.altaitechnologies.com

About ETN Singapore
Founded in 2000, ETN Singapore is a leading telecommunications company headquartered in Singapore. Funded by a group of venture capitals and private individuals, ETN Singapore focuses in providing advanced telecom services in South East Asia. The company has subsidiaries, joint ventures and offices in Vietnam and the U.S.

For more information, please visit www.etn.com.sg

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Tel: + 61 7 5577 0500

Farm wifi

Thyme to Spice up Your Farm WiFi – Point to Point Solution

Point to Point Farm WiFi Solution

Coolibah Herbs started in the early 1980’s in Mornington Peninsula in Victoria, Australia. It began life selling vegetables and herbs from a 45 acre farm directly to the local markets.

From this humble start, Coolibah Herbs has grown in size to over 2000 acres, supplying major markets and restaurants of Melbourne and Sydney, plus extending their customer base overseas.

Business Needs

To support the growth of the business, Coolibah needed to improve business communication and extend Wi-Fi from one end of the property to the other – roughly a distance of 5-6km. To do this multiple bridges were utilised. The only internet service on the property was from an EoC Symmetrical 7mb Internet Service at the main Administration Block. A number of point to point data links were the perfect solution.

Farm WiFi Solution

To provide maximum Wi-Fi coverage, Altai SuperWifi products including 2 x C1an in bridge mode, one in the main Administration Block and the other in the Farm House/Nursery at the bottom of the property, were utilised. A further 2 x C1an’s were used to skip the signal another 50m across to the farm house.

For Wi-Fi coverage in both areas 5 X C1n’s were used as 2.4Ghz access points. The coverage is complete and there is no speed loss, up or down, at the remote site.

Bridge 1 & 2:

The aim of this bridge was to extend this signal to the Farm House and Nursery Block, to the North of the Administration block to poll Time clocks and stream Security camera footage as well as to provide network access to staff.

Bridge 3:

Network access was also required in the Agronomy department to the south, situated in another house approximately 150m from the Admin block. Underground cable was not possible so a 5Ghz bridge was set up using 2 x C1an’s. For Wi-Fi access a C1n was used. Again there is no loss of speed at the remote end.

Farm Wifi

Bridge 4:

The mechanics who work on the farm machinery utilise diagnostic tools requiring network access. Once again 2 x C1an’s were used to provide the bridge, and 2 x C1n’s were used to provide Wi-Fi access in what is a large and cluttered area. No loss experienced here either.

Bridge 5:

A second farm approximately 3.2 km east in direct line of sight had no internet access. In order to allow admin to Poll Time clocks, provide network access and stream live security footage, another 2 X C1an’s were used to provide the bridge and a further 2 X C1n’s were used to provide Wi-Fi access. Some upload speed loss is experienced at this remote end however download speed is unaffected.

At all locations, the C1n’s were installed to extend Wi-Fi coverage to the areas around the buildings. To supply mobile data a Robustel R3000 4L LTE Wi-Fi modem was utilised.

Products UsedAltai Farm Wifi

  • 10 x C1an Altai SuperWifi CPE/AP (Customer Premises Equipment/Access Point) is an essential component used to extend outdoor Wi-Fi coverage in 5 GHz band
  • 11 x C1n Altai SuperWifi CPE/AP is used to extend outdoor Wi-Fi coverage into indoor areas for broadband connectivity
  • 1 x Robustel R3000 4L LTE Wi-fi modem – a rugged 2G/3G/4G router offering state-of-the-art mobile connectivity and Wi-Fi for machine to machine (M2M) applications.

Testimonial/Commentary

With the ability to use Wi-Fi across the necessary parts of their property, Coolibah Herbs is now set to take control of their next growth phase.

“This bridge is …outstanding!!” Brett Davies, Principal Byte Back Solutions.

The bridges are very stable and show no loss over the shorter distances. There is some loss over the 3.2km bridge however due to the environmental factors (tin sheds, trees etc in the way) this is still the best possible outcome and is very usable by a happy client.

This installation was undertaken by PowertecWifi Partner Brett Davies from Byte Back Solutions in Boxhill South VIC 3129. To ask Brett for more information you can contact him by email on [email protected] or by phone on 0411 66 22 55.

Alternatively, contact Powertec for the contact details of a trained Wi-Fi supplier in your area.

Hotspot

The Altai Solution for Hotspot and Smart City Connectivity

Altai Technologies Launches New Wireless Solution for Hotspot and Smart City Connectivity

Hong Kong, May 24 2016 – Altai Technologies, a leading provider of carrier-grade WiFi products and technologies, today launched the Altai C2s dual-band access point/bridge, a new Super WiFi solution for hotspot and smart city connectivity.

The carrier-grade Altai C2s Dual-Band 2×2 802.11ac WiFi AP/Bridge is specially designed for service providers that need carrier grade performance such as outstanding coverage and high capacity while remaining highly economical solution. Combining several technology breakthroughs such as superior RF and filter design, smart band steering and load balancing technologies, the Altai C2s delivers highly reliable and consistent WiFi services to mobile users.

The Altai C2s is designed to meet the connectivity requirements of different customers, including:

Hotspot – In conjunction with AltaiCare, a zero configuration cloud-based network management solution, the Altai C2s will enable non-technical personnel to turn the café, convenience store, billboard etc. into a hotspot overnight.

Last Mile – Combining the Altai C2s with either an Altai A8-Ein (ac) or A3-Ei, the new solution delivers WiFi coverage up to 3km. It provides low deployment cost and fast provisioning of WiFi systems with the greatest coverage and bandwidth, which is ideal for smart city large area wireless connectivity.

Bridging – The Altai C2s offers the best value in price/performance solution for high capacity point-to-point and point-to-multipoint infrastructure backhaul for mobile network operators.

“The launch of the Altai C2s increases our product portfolio of hotspot and smart city solutions. Altai’s long experience in Super WiFi technologies and solutions has enabled us to focus not only on technologically superior products but also on products that are more user- friendly,” said Dr. Raymond Leung, CEO of Altai Technologies. “Together with AltaiCare, the compact size with built-in mounting bracket will enable services providers to quickly and easily install Altai C2s in different locations without complicated networking protocols and installation.”

Powertec along with our Australia-wide trained reseller base can provide you more information about this exciting new product.  For more information please contact Powertec Telecommunications on 07 5577 0500 or email us [email protected].  Full product specifications can be found HERE.

Altai C2s Hotspot Smart City Solution