I was not aware that the design of the antenna was not part of the first steps with these products. It does not make much sense when you think about it, being that this one aspect could change so much about the final look/layout of the device in question. Though, I guess with frequencies this high, and antennas this small, not to mention the variety of designs that it makes sense from a point of view how this could be thought of as one of the more dependable factors of the design, and therefore one that required less legwork.
I'm teaching a senior product design class and the class has a project thet will most likely use a wireless mesh network. That project will result in (hopefully) a protytype product that can be field tested. It will last roughly 6 months.
Fanny, In your device testing is there any factor that those of us without access to a test facility can use to best determine performance of a device? Also do you have any reason to suggest that a single brand/vendor solution is best?
@Alex - Sorry 'bout the repeated answering of your question. My postings were not showing up. But eventually, I noticed that no postings were showing for about 5 minutes. Audio stream was fine, but no postings from anyone. Did a refresh, audio stream still fine, and all my postings were visible. I also did a IE shutdown, a purge and a return to webinar to get the posting to continue. Since I'm not the only one with this problem, I hope this helps someone in troubleshooting.
Working the whole job. System design using COTS equipment, hardware and software when deploying the sistem in the field for collectiing data from 100s of mobile units operating over several 10s of kilometers. This is done three to four times a year.
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