Friday, May 25, 2018
 
  • Wi-Fi Installation

    Pavestone Company

    802.11a Wireless Bridges

  • Wi-Fi Installation

    Pavestone Main Building

    802.11a Root Bridges

  • Wi-Fi Installation

    Pavestone Plant 1

    802.11a Bridge

  • Wi-Fi Installation

    Pavestone Block Building

    Power Injector (typical)

  • Wi-Fi Installation

    Pavestone Machine Shop

    802.11a Bridge

  • Wi-Fi Installation

    Pavestone Bagging Plant

    802.11a Bridge

  • Wi-Fi Installation

    Pavestone Block Plant

    802.11a Bridge

  • Wi-Fi Installation

    Pavestone Bagging Plant

    Legacy Bridge Removal

    
 
  Installation Showcase - Pavestone Company

Pavestone Company - Grapevine, Texas

Pavestone Comapny - Grapevine Texas

Requirement

Provide the company network connection to five buildings at the Grapevine, Texas manufacturing plant. Pavestone Company has manufactured segmental concrete products for the commercial, residential, contractor, industrial and retail consumer, markets since 1980. Dedicated to the production of the concrete pave stone and retaining wall units, our business principle is to be driven not only by technology in manufacturing, but also in the development of segmental paving and retaining wall systems. The customer sought a reliable LAN for control and reporting for five different functions in five buildings.  Two root bridges were implemented at the  headquarters building providing 108Mbs bandwidth to the three manufacturing buildings and to the machine shop.

View from Main Building
View from the Main Building showing the buildings that required the wireless bridges.
For the Bridges to be reliable, a clear line of site is required.

Solution

Pavestone had a network infrastructure in place and the recommended solution for providing a secure, reliable Wireless LAN was an 802.11a bridge. Bandwidth considerations suggested a dual bridge that would provide two, 54Mbps connections. One connection or pathway dedicated each of the two outlying buildings. A total of six Cisco 802.11a bridges were installed providing an extremely reliable Wireless LAN. The five Buildings were: the Main Office Building, Plant 1, Bagging Plant, Machine Shop, and Block Plant. The new 802.11a network was to be put into place with minimum operational impact and plant down time and replaced an unreliable 802.11b legacy network.

Plant Layout


Main Building Installation

Main Office Building (Bridge Root)
Two Cisco 802.11a Bridges were installed on the main office building and
connected to the Pavestone Company network.


Plant 1

Pavestone Plant 1 Bridge Installation
A Cisco Aironet 802.11a Outdoor Bridge with integrated antenna was used for a
54Mbps connection to the Pavestone network.


Bagging Plant

Pavestone Bagging Plant Bridge Installation
A Cisco Aironet 802.11a Outdoor Bridge with integrated antenna was used for a
54Mbps connection to the Pavestone network.


Machine Shop

Pavestone Machine Shop Bridge Installation
A Cisco Aironet 802.11a Outdoor Bridge with integrated antenna was used for a
54Mbps connection to the Pavestone network.


Block Plant

Pavestone Block Plant Bridges Installation
A Cisco Aironet 802.11a Outdoor Bridge with integrated antenna was used for a
54Mbps connection to the Pavestone network.

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