byWisTech05-17-201711:45 AM - edited 05-20-201712:12 AM
Here is an exciting story about a deployment that uses both airFiber and Rocket PRISM.
From our office building which is our main distribution, we’ve used GPS sync between our two airFiber AF-3X links and also between our many AF-5X links with great success. I even wrote a story about it when they were new.
The other night, using pre-beta developmental GPS sync code for AC hardware, I was able to synchronize a Gen 1 Rocket PRISM servicing a 50/20 SLA client 14 miles out with two existing airFiber AF-5X links, one 3.2 miles away and the other 11.77 miles away, by using a 5-ms frame size, 67/33 duty cycle, and the same frequencies. Previously, this customer alone had used up 20 MHz of the lower end of the UNII-3 band, but with fixed frame PtMP mode and working GPS synchronization, I was able to see much improved numbers from this client, as shown in the airOS dashboard below. I plan to replace this Gen 1 AP with Gen 2 hardware when I get my hands on more. Although Gen 1 works great, it seems like Gen 2 just works that much better in high-noise environments, which we deal with everywhere in the valley.
Tony Pierro CTO - Wireless Internet Services, Inc.