As a technology professional and third party services provider, I’m not one of the geeks that gets to sit in the server room all day. Having a vast and diverse client base, I’m often faced with situations where I find myself needing to connect multiple locations together on the same physical network. In many cases and for various reasons, I can’t use fiber-optics or Ethernet to form that bridge. As such, I’ve turned to wireless solutions, which are both practical and very cost effective.
EZ-Bridge is a solution that is very simple and easy to deploy. There are a variety of kits that come in both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz spectrum. Range varies from 3 miles to 8 miles, making these solutions perfect for areas where there is halfway decent line-of-sight between the two physical locations you need to connect together. The kits come with a built-in web management interface, which allows you to see signal strength and quality, along with other important metrics for reliable wireless links.
I’ve had a client using one of these systems to bridge two physically separate buildings across a street for over 2 years now. It has survived everything from +34 degrees Celsius (94 degrees Fahrenheit) to -46 degrees Celsius (-51 degrees Fahrenheit), and has required very little maintenance. The entire system is more or less pre-configured, so it can be truly ‘plug-n-play’, while still allowing more advanced network administrators to log into the management interface and tweak individual aspects as desired.
More details about the EZ-Bridge can be found here: http://ez-bridge.com/