Dennis Burrell, Ventev Product Manager
Wi-Fi 6-enabled devices are now entering the market, and widespread adoption is on the horizon. If you’re planning a stadium Wi-Fi deployment or refresh, chances are you’re including the new Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) access points in your plans. Stadiums and arenas with their high densities of users will be the first to benefit from the higher data rates and improved capacity of the new standard.
However even with Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) networks, stadiums still face many of the challenges to achieving high performance network connectivity as they have in the past. Open air facilities leave minimal mounting options for AP and antenna placement. The lower bowl is difficult to cover, RF attenuates in rows of fan-filled seats, and thousands of users connecting to the network at once make providing the optimum game-day fan experience, a tall order.
Ventev, a leading provider of wireless infrastructure products to power, protect, and improve the performance of wireless networks in stadiums across the U.S., has introduced dozens of new products to support Cisco, Aruba and other major manufacturers’ recent Wi-Fi 6 AP releases and eliminate the issues of stadium Wi-Fi.
Antennas Improve Network Performance
Wi-Fi Handrail Antennas
Available in 6 dBi and 3 dBi. A tried and true way to deliver Wi-Fi directly to the users for improved coverage and capacity.
2.4/5GHz 6dBi Wi-Fi Dual-Polarized Directional Antenna with 8 RPSMA Plugs
Beamwidths H:65/60, V:65/55
Tessco No. 299050. Supports all 8-port Wi-Fi 6 access points with RPSMA connectors. Ideal for high densities of users.
2.4/5GHz 6dBi Wi-Fi Omni 4” Small Form Factor Antenna with 4 Plugs
Same performance as a traditional omni in a 4-inch form factor!
Beamwidth H:360, V:45/20
RPTNC – Tessco No. 269258, RPSMA – Tessco No. 220851
5GHz 6dBi Wi-Fi Micro Patch Antenna with 4 Right Angle RPTNC Plug Leads
Includes an articulating mount for precise positioning.
Beamwidth H:55, V:60
Tessco No. 215098
2.4/5GHz 6dBi Wi-Fi Micro Patch Antenna with 4 Dual Band Leads
For indoor or outdoor use, compatible with Cisco 9100 series, 2602e, 2702e, 3602e, 3702e, and 1850e APs.
Beamwidth H: 80+/-10, V: 90+/-10
RPTNC – Tessco No. 524086, RPSMA- Tessco No. 251676
2.4/5GHz 6dBi Wi-Fi Dual-Polarized Directional Antenna with 4 RPTNC Plugs
Ideal antenna for high scatter environments. Includes a versatile 10″ articulating Strong Arm Mount.
Beamwidth H:65/60, V:65/55
Tessco No. 279467
2.4/5GHz 6dBi Wi-Fi Directional Antenna
High-density antenna for Wi-Fi 6 (802.11AX) and 802.11ac Waves I & II WLAN APs
Beamwidth H:105/125, V:60/70
RPTNC – Tessco No. 503910
Bring Wi-Fi Closer to Fans
Houses two access points and two antennas facing in opposite directions to enable Wi-Fi on both sides of the handrail.
Powered Enclosures and Power Systems Enable Outdoor Network
Outdoor Wireless Bollards
Durable, aesthetically pleasing bollard houses an AP, antenna, and other network equipment safely and inconspicuously to provide Wi-Fi to walkways and open spaces.
Deploy indoor APs in outdoor applications to enable outdoor networks around entrances and common areas.
Enable continuous operation of access points, wireless surveillance cameras and other PoE devices installed on light poles with intermittent AC power supply.
Don’t see what you need? Contact me to discuss your project! Ventev’s in-house engineers can create custom solutions to fit your application.
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