WISP – A view from above

One of the areas entering the IT arena over the past several years is advanced wireless technology.  So what is a WISP? Here’s an excellent article from PCWorld:  Meet WISP, the wireless future of internet service.

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Josh and John of Athena Broadband who recently attended as professional monitors of the Network+ class at TCAT Shelbyville recently gave us a bird’s eye view from their new tower on Madison Street (above). (Photo Above: Athena Broadband)

Dawn gave us a reverse look at the tower used in WISP.

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The Computer Information Technology class continues to receive advanced training on the Ubiquiti AF24 Airfiber and other technologies.  The Ubiquiti AF24 Airfiber is a hi-power, linear 2X2 MIMO radio with enhanced receiver performance and reliability.  The AF24 has a breakthrough speed of 1.4+ Gbps real data throughput.

These devices are specifically designed for outdoor Point to Point bridging between buildings and provide hi-performance network backhauls.  These dual-independent 2×2 MIMO 24GHz hi-gain reflector antenna systems, can operate in FDD and HDD  modes providing speed and spectral efficiency in the 24GHz band.

Students learn how to configure advanced wireless devices for real world information technology and hands-on experience.

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Justin, Josh and Theo’s results during a configuration of the AF24s.


About TCAT Shelbyville IT Department

The Tennessee College of Applied Technology - is one of 46 institutions in the Tennessee Board of Regents System, the seventh largest system of higher education in the nation. This system comprises six universities, fourteen community colleges, and twenty-six Applied Technology Colleges.
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