Isotrope’s David Maxson at BWCS TrainComms 2018

In London at BWCS TrainComms2018, the Wi-Fi on trains conference, David Maxson participated in a panel titled “With all These Things to Worry About, is On-Train WiFi Worth It?”.  Panelists included: Emmanuel Dalmar (Thalys), Pierre Eisenmann (21Net), and Malcolm Keys (BAI Communications). The panel was moderated by Graham Wilde from BWCS. Mr. Maxson answered technical …

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NAB Engineering Handbook

David Maxson authored two chapters, 3.4 and 10.2,  in the recently published 11th edition of the NAB Engineering Handbook. Chapter 3.4 is about “Managing Workplace and Environmental Hazards“. Chapter 10.2 is about “AM Radio Equipment Performance Measurements“. The NAB Engineering Handbook is the definitive resource for broadcast engineers. Read more about David Maxson and chapter 10.2 in an …

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UTA FrontRunner Wi-Fi

Isotrope is pleased to have assisted the GBS Group on a project to improve the Wi-Fi on the Utah Transit Authority’s FrontRunner commuter rail: The GBS Group Selected to Deliver Passenger Wi-Fi for UTAH Transit Authority on FrontRunner Trains Virginia Beach, VA – October 7, 2016 – The GBS Group, a systems integration and technical …

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David Maxson to Present at NAB Show 2016

Isotrope’s David Maxson will be giving a presentation about 2 new kinds of interference in the FM band at the NAB Show 2016, Tuesday April 19th in Las Vegas. A preview of the presentation can be found in the NAB Preview edition of Radio World magazine. Read more here.

Comparison of Utah Wireless Broadband Speeds

In 2011 and again in 2013, Isotrope conducted a project that measured wireless broadband speeds for the State of Utah.  The project was funded by the State Broadband Initiative (SBI) of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). This past summer Isotrope prepared a Comparison Report, comparing the results from 2011 and 2013 drive tests. …

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Defining “Public Safety Grade”

Isotrope has worked with Public Safety agencies in the past to recommend ways to harden their communications systems.  The Public Safety Telecommunications Council recently released a report “Defining Public Safety Grade Systems and Facilities”.  The report focuses on the implementation of a Public Safety Broadband Network, i.e. Firstnet, but these standards and recommendations apply to Land …

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Wireless Building Permits – A Cautionary Tale

One of the great existential conundrums is “How do you know what you know?”  I recently have seen a series of unrelated building permit applications for new or modified wireless facilities that were missing key information and the presenters firmly believed in the diligence of their submissions.  One thing these applications had in common (and …

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Your mileage may be different: Reflections on megabits per second and miles per day.

Read David Maxson’s article for “Above Ground Level Magazine” (www.agl-mag.com) chronicling the Isotrope project that measured wireless broadband speeds for the State of Utah.  The project was funded by the State Broadband Initiative (SBI) of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA).  In the article Mr. Maxson talks about theoretical wireless broadband speeds by wireless …

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