Wireless Network Services
Helping others to develop a wireless infrastructure that can gather data and lower costs.
ASD® will design, build and maintain a solution to meet your current needs as well as any of your future plans. Whether you need customers, clients, or employees to be able to connect, you can be confident that things will get done when you hire ASD®as your workplace technology partner.
We offer wireless system design, consulting, installation, and support services for rollouts, new builds, system expansions, upgrades, and feasibility studies.
- Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) - Cellular carrier and public safety
- Wireless LAN and data networking
- Carrier offloading
- Pre/post-installation site surveys
- Heat mapping
- Predictive design
- Equipment installation
- Staging, warehousing, and logistics
- Implementation and commissioning
- Field and remote support
We've completed projects for many different industries such as, hospitality, industrial, healthcare, retail, corporate office, and more. Below are some of our best wireless network project profiles.
Wireless Networks Pricing
Wireless has become a must have in today’s workplace. Making the right choices for your organization is critical to achieve operational efficiencies. Creating an agile workplace that keeps employees engaged is more important today than ever before.
For employees, customers, and clients to be engaged they need to be able to quickly and easily connect, but the solutions that make this possible though vary greatly depending on environment, bandwidth, budget, and more. Get a rough estimate on how much you need to budget by downloading our purchasing guidebook below.
Based on our experience, we typically see prices ranging from $750.00 to $2,000.00+ per access point.
Some factors that contribute to overall cost of the project.
Active Survey happens when you do an onsite survey using testing equipment and live access points. This is typically done when wireless is mission-critical to business success. Another method of planning for wireless, is to do a predictive survey where assumptions are made and software is used to predict the behavior of wireless.
Outside of common security measures, such as encryption, you may want to deploy radius, LDAP, 2-Step authentication or other physical or software based security measures. Security needs will affect cost.
CABLING NEEDS TO EACH ACCESS POINT
The amount of cables needed for each access point is based on throughput, redundancy or the use of one port for console. The amount of cables to each access point and the type of Category cable can affect cost.
CONTROLLER VS CONTROLLER-LESS
Some clients prefer to have a physical controller at each site while others use solutions where the controller is centralized. How you deploy the smarts of your wireless network will affect cost.
Do you wish to cover all spaces in your facility or just certain areas? Some installations require only common areas while others are looking for total coverage. Knowing the differences and what you are trying to accomplish is critical in the budgeting process.
Physical installation of the access points is an important factor in budgeting. Factors like ceiling heights or whether the access point will be installed outdoors will affect the overall price of the system.
Consider how many people will be accessing the wireless network in a given area. For instance, in auditorium, class room, event area, shopping centers, you will need to plan for many users. Understanding your mobile users needs will affect cost.
Most manufacturers have management or cloud licensing fees that range anywhere from one and three year increments. These costs need to be considered when considering total cost of ownership.
The applications that are allowed and consume bandwidth on your network affect cost. For instance, will they be watching Netflix, downloading content in 4K, streaming music or just surfing the web?
Common Cost Factors for Most Projects
Normal working hours will be less expensive than after hours or weekends.
NEW CONSTRUCTION VS RENOVATION
New construction will typically be less expensive than renovation.
SIZE & TYPE ENVIRONMENT
Type of environment will impact price. Class A Office, Distribution Center, Manufacturing, Retail, Indoor vs. Outdoor could all impact overall cost.
LOCAL CODES & STANDARDS
Local codes can drive cost as they vary in requirement. For instance, in some locations across the U.S. all overhead cable must run in conduit while others can be supported with J-Hooks in the ceiling.
Projects being installed with a Union Labor requirement will be more expensive than projects without the requirement. Some projects require a prevailing wage to be paid to a technician which can also increase costs.
Pathways can contribute greatly to overall system costs. Costs of core holes sizing and cutting slab for conduits needs to be considered in your budgeting process.
Permitting varies from city to city. One may only require an application to receive a permit, others may want full engineered drawings that go through a review process. The full set of drawings carries a substantial price tag and there's additional time for review processes.
ECONOMIES OF SCALE
What type of structure is being built? A system in a manufacturing plant is developed completely different than a high rise office building. An apartment complex can reuse the same templates for each building; this saves design time and costs.