Western Melbourne Voice & Data #1

Essential Communications Services have just completed & delivered a large warehouse Telstra Mobile Voice and Broadband installation for a large commercial client.

Large warehouses generally act as a Faraday cage as they are mostly steel and concrete. Even if you have doors open to the outside, you get very little signal. Winter in Melbourne can be rather cold and wet and as such, you don’t want to have your warehouse doors open to the elements all day, but if you have no signal, you don’t really have a choice.

Based on our outstanding industry reputation, together with our security clearances, our worksafe licences and Australian Radio Communications Industry Association (ARCIA) accreditation’s, Essential Communications Services were the obvious go-to for this large commercial client.

As we had proven ourselves with other commercial installations that this client had seen, we were requested to supply, install & commission their Telstra Mobile Voice and Broadband service in a section of their warehouse that had no usable service. They needed this installation done so that they could minimize the amount of time the factory doors were left open. It’s hard to have a space heated (needed due to the work being done) if the doors had to be open to allow connectivity.

Warehouses of this size generally have an access ladder to the roof area but, with the amount and weight of the equipment that is needed to be able to complete an installation of this size, it is difficult to carry it via this method. Therefore, as Essential Communications Services hold the appropriate WorkSafe licenses that enable us be able to legally use boom lifts, we hired a 45ft (13.5m) reach knuckle boom from our hiring agents Allcott Hire. This way, we were able to get all the equipment to the roof area where we were working safely.

The equipment mounted on the roof consists of a 3m galvanized tin roof mast with an RFI Technology Solutions Wideband 8-12dBi 3G+4G+4GX LPDA Antenna as well as a Telco Antennas XPOL MiMo 3G+4G+4GX Panel Antenna. The LPDA antenna is connected directly to @Cel-Fi by Nextivity Cel-Fi Go Stationary (GO31) Telstra mobile voice repeater via a single run of Telco Antennas Super Low Loss LCU400 Cable Assembly with a Phaseblocker N Male to Female Lightning Arrester – up to 6GHz. The Telco Antennas XPOL MiMo 3G+4G+4GX Panel Antenna is connected to the clients Peplink Balance 30 Modem/Router via 2 x runs of Telco Antennas Super Low Loss LCU400 Cable Assemblies with 2 x Phaseblocker N Male to Female Lightning Arresters – up to 6GHz.

The Cel-Fi by Nextivity Cel-FI Go (G31) Telstra mobile voice repeater was connected to a RFI Technology Solutions DAS Omni Directional Ceiling mount antenna to distribute the mobile voice signal throughout the area.

The client was extremely happy with the finished result. Now they are able to keep the area heated and cooled as needed without facing the outside elements and still able to connect with their head office through their company VPN as well as make and receive mobile phone calls and access mobile data.

As usual, a big thanks to our ever reliable professional communications infrastructure provider Telco Antennas for the supply of all the above communications infrastructure whom without these successful communications infrastructure projects would not be possible.

If you have a communications & telecommunications infrastructure challenge please do not hesitate to get in touch with Essential Communications Services, it would be our pleasure to be of assistance to you anywhere in Australia.

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