Campus Environment: Voice and Data
In service since 2001.
The customer has a central location in Clearwater and expanded
into a location within a nearby business park.
The business park is a "smart park" served via
Verizon fiber. However, the dark-fiber interconnect from the
customer's main facility was too costly.
We engineered and implemented a private,
point-to-point RF microwave system transporting 100MBPS Fast-Ethernet
and two T1s carrying voice traffic.
(1) Required tower installation at the business park location and roof
standoff at central location.
(2) While power levels are OK, the system required FCC and FAA
approvals due to the proximity of the St. Petersburg/Clearwater
International Airport, in a post 9/11 regulatory environment.
(3) Competing with Verizon fiber build-out and leasing, the customer
achieved ROI in less than two years.
(4) Used local sub-contractors and equipment suppliers.