News

Alpha Omega Wireless Announces New Director of Operations

Posted on Tue, May 07, 2019

Alpha Omega Wireless, Inc. ("AO Wireless") has recently brought into its executive leadership team, Aaron Tarlton as its new Director of Operations. Aaron comes to Alpha Omega Wireless with over 25 years of operations management experience. He has a Business Degree from Almeda University.  He's had a successful career in Telecommunications and IT at companies including General Telephone, Avaya, Dell, US Xpress, and General Motors.  Aaron is Six Sigma Green Belt Certified, ITILv3 Certified, and PMI CAPM.

Aaron has built and led successful technology organizations both domestically and internationally in the US, Latin America, Canada, Europe and Asia.  He has traveled extensively, enjoys meeting new people and loves to help others realize their career goals.  He volunteers, supports a number of Veterans Organizations and mentors others in career planning.  He lives in Austin Texas with his wife and three children.

AT pic.docx

Aaron's role, as the Director of Operations and Integrator,  is to run the over all operations of AO Wireless and overseeing our three distinct business structure organizations (Sales, Operations, Facility/Admin). Aaron will be responsible for ensuring our company culture and core values are lived by everyone in the company. He will also make sure that our services and product offerings exceed our customer expectations making AO Wireless the best Wireless Integrator in the industry.

 

President Joe Wargo says, "We are excited to have Aaron on board. We are in a huge growth mode now and for the foreseeable future. Our biggest need in our growth strategy is making sure we have a solid foundation that can scale. At the core of that growth, having Aaron run the company as our Director of Operations and Integrator, we are structurally sound. We already can deliver the best wireless solution compared to any other Wireless Integrator. When most companies start to loose their culture and start lowering their quality, we have invested greatly over the last year and a half to build the best possible infrastructure, procedures, hire the best people. Aaron has one of the best work ethics we have found and has Extreme Ownership! We know he represents the core values of AO Wireless."

About Alpha Omega Wireless, Inc.
Alpha Omega Wireless is an experienced integrator of broadband wireless network technology and complete end-to-end wireless backhaul  solutions. We provide a full range of point to point wireless backhaul, point to multipoint wireless bridges, WiMax backhaul, LTE Networks, wireless mobility, wireless repeaters, Smart Grid wireless backhaul, indoor, outdoor, and municipal Wi-Fi, DAS - Distributed Antenna Systems, DC Power Distribution, and wireless mesh products and services.

Tags: Alpha Omega Wireless, Point to Point Wireless, Licensed wireless, Wireless Installation, Wireless Industry, WiMax, Wi-Fi, point to multipoint wireless, wireless backhaul, wireless Etherent bridge

Alpha Omega Wireless, Inc. Announces New Central Region Sales Manager

Posted on Fri, Feb 08, 2019

Alpha Omega Wireless, Inc. ("AO Wireless") has recently brought into its team Jared Wasowicz as its new Central Region Sales Manager. Jared comes to AO Wireless with a diverse background in wireless technology. Jared's skillset in the wireless industry comes from working with a large internet service provider (WISP) for over 6 years where he worked on solutions for the enterprise and events space. Jared also has an accomplished career in IT services dating back to his role as an IT Director of a midsize company. This allows Jared to understand both the integrator side as well as the client's needs. Jared is passionate about placing the customer first, while ensuring a memorable experience in every stage of the project.

Jared

Jared's role is to make sure that our client partners get the best possible wireless solutions, whether a point to point wireless backhaul link (either a licensed microwave or unlicensed Wireless Ethernet bridge), a point to multipoint WiMax / Mesh, or a high density Wi-Fi network meet the highest predictable reliability and performance.

President Joe Wargo says, "We are excited to have Jared on board. Our biggest need in our growth strategy is just letting potential client s know we exist so we need more of a sales presence across the nation. We already can deliver the best wireless solution captured to any other Wireless Integrator. We just need to have more representation for our potential clients. Jared has one of the best work ethics we have found and we know he represents the core values of AO Wireless.

As Alpha Omega Wireless continues to grow we need to make sure we have the right people on board and that we have them in the right position. Too often companies don’t invest into its leadership. Jared will be a huge asset in making sure, as we grow, we grow properly. 

About Alpha Omega Wireless, Inc.
Alpha Omega Wireless is an experienced integrator of broadband wireless network technology and complete end-to-end wireless backhaul  solutions. We provide a full range of point to point wireless backhaul, point to multipoint wireless bridges, WiMax backhaul, LTE Networks, wireless mobility, wireless repeaters, Smart Grid wireless backhaul, indoor, outdoor, and municipal Wi-Fi, DAS - Distributed Antenna Systems, DC Power Distribution, and wireless mesh products and services.

Tags: Alpha Omega Wireless, Point to Point Wireless, Licensed wireless, Wireless Installation, Wireless Industry, WiMax, Wi-Fi, point to multipoint wireless, wireless backhaul, wireless Etherent bridge

Alpha Omega Wireless Now On DIR Contract

Posted on Tue, Mar 06, 2018

Alpha Omega Wireless, Inc. ("AO Wireless") has recently been added to the Texas State DIR contract. AO Wireless is now listed under the DIR Contract (DIR-TS0-4021) providing a complete range of wireless networking products and solutions. Agencies that utilize the DIR Contract system for the procurement can now partner with Alpha Omega Wireless, Inc. for all their wireless networking needs and solutions. 

Under DIR-TSO-4021 AO Wireless can provide products from Siklu, Radwin, Siemens, Cambium, Xirrus (Riverbed), ICT Power, Alcoma, and more. AO Wireless' DIR contract also include services related to engineering, design, and installation services related to wireless networks. 

AO Wireless DIR.png

President Joe Wargo says, "We are excited to have our wireless solutions and offering on the DIR Contract. Alpha Omega Wireless works a lot with government (City, County, and State), along with Education and Utility organizations. Having a qualified procurement vehicle makes it more effecient for our clients to get the products and services they need. Now we'll be able to provide more value to our clients while saving them time and money.

About DIR
The Department of Information Resources (DIR) provides statewide leadership and oversight for management of government information and communications technology.

DIR has served in a leadership role to facilitate the state’s economic competitiveness through its ability to deliver quality information resources commodities and services at the lowest prices and best value for state and local government as well as the K–12 public and higher education systems.

About Alpha Omega Wireless, Inc.
Alpha Omega Wireless is an experienced integrator of broadband wireless network technology and complete end-to-end wireless backhaul  solutions. We provide a full range of point to point wireless backhaul, point to multipoint wireless bridges, WiMax backhaul, LTE Networks, wireless mobility, wireless repeaters, Smart Grid wireless backhaul, indoor, outdoor, and municipal Wi-Fi, DAS - Distributed Antenna Systems, DC Power Distribution, and wireless mesh products and services.

Tags: Point to Point Wireless, Licensed wireless, Wireless Installation, Un-lincesed Wireless, Point to Multipoint, WiMax, Wi-Fi, wireless mesh, point to multipoint wireless, wireless backhaul, wireless Etherent bridge

Alpha Omega Wireless Announces New Sr Technical Consultant

Posted on Tue, Aug 18, 2015

Alpha Omega Wireless, Inc. ("AO Wireless") has recently promoted on its team Zak Ford, a seasoned AO Team Member, to the position of Sr. Technical Consultant. This role will be to assist in our pre-sales and pre-project solution development with our clients, to include: performing technical level sales, wireless network design, and providing wireless technology education to our clients and internal staff. Zak will also help with standard business development and client account management.

Zak is heavily involved in making sure that any potential solution we quote or propose to our client partners is the best possible wireless backhaul solution and it is accurate. Zak will make sure that our wireless solutions whether a point to point wireless backhaul link (either a licensed microwave or unlicensed Wireless Ethernet bridge), a point to multipoint WiMax / LTE solution, or a high density Wi-Fi network are designed to meet the highest predictable reliability and performance.

President Joe Wargo says, "We are excited to have Zak Ford move up into the Sr. Technical Consultant role. He has a lot of experience in our organization and knows most of our clients extremely well.

He has an extensive background in the field, which enables him to understand what goes into a successful wireless backhaul network. To often we see our competitors doing a huge sales job on potential clients but when it comes to delivery they fall short. This is due to lake of knowledge on the sales side with an over promise and under deliver situation.

AO Wireless doesn’t have any traditional sales people. Our business development is done by highly qualified technical personnel, which not only are experts in the wireless industry but also are always up to date with the latest technologies and products. This allows us to provide our clients with the best solutions, highest quality, overall best price from a ROI and TCO.

As Alpha Omega Wireless continues to grow we need to make sure we have the right people on board and that we have them in the right position. Too often companies don’t invest into its leadership. Zak will be a huge asset in making sure, as we grow, we grow properly."

About Alpha Omega Wireless, Inc.

Alpha Omega Wireless is an experienced integrator of broadband wireless network technology and complete end-to-end wireless backhaul solutions. We provide a full range of point to point wireless backhaul, point to multipoint wireless bridges, WiMax backhaul, LTE networks, wireless mobility, wireless repeaters, Smart Grid wireless backhaul, indoor, outdoor, and municipal Wi-Fi, and wireless mesh products and services.

Tags: Alpha Omega Wireless, Point to Point Wireless, AO Wireless, wireless backhaul

SXSW 2014 Goes Wireless with Alpha Omega Wireless, Inc.

Posted on Tue, Mar 11, 2014

Alpha Omega Wireless, Inc., headquartered in Austin Texas, was hired for the forth year in a row by SXSW and RightRound to provide wireless Ethernet backhaul and outdoor Wi-Fi to multiple venues around Austin for the 2014 SXSW Film, Interactive, and Music Festival.

President Joe Wargo says, "We were excited to be asked by SXSW and RightRound to return to help them provide critical bandwidth to their major venues and some outdoor Wi-Fi at select special events. This year we have seen a huge increase in the bandwidth requirements of SXSW and their sponsors. In years past some of the major events only needed upwards of 50Mbps, but now the minimum has been 100Mbps+. This year we have several events that need GigE bandwidth. More and more live streaming is going on this year.

SXSW SAF IntegraOverall, AO Wireless has deployed over 5Gbps+ of carrier grade point to point wireless backhaul and point to multipoint wireless Ethernet bridges. RightRound has brought in multiple multi GigE fiber internet POP’s around Austin that AO Wireless then created the last mile wireless connectivity off the fiber to the venues. I was amazed on how much redundancy that RightRound has created this year.

This year because of the high bandwidth requirements we expanded multiple point-to-point wireless backhauls to concert venues and outdoor event locations. We had to use more point-to-point microwave links, rather than using traditional point-to-multipoint wireless Ethernet bridge systems because of the amount of unlicensed wireless interference. Other major accomplishments this year was providing high speed Wi-Fi, to some high profile, outdoor party events and outdoor meeting events. For the outdoor Wi-Fi applications we used Xirrus Wi-Fi array systems in order to handle the high density of Wi-Fi users and devices.

This year we used a wide variety of radio systems ranging from Xirrus for the high density Wi-Fi and Proxim, Radwin, Exalt, Siklu, and SAF Tehnika for our outdoor wireless Ethernet bridges. We used a lot of 24GHz point-to-point microwave radio links for our mission critical wireless backhauls. The SAF Lumina 24GHz radios help us avoid wireless interference and provide us 366Mbps full duplex (732Mbps aggregate) throughput. The advantage of these wireless frequency platforms was to help avoid interference. Plus they could be deployed immediately under FCC regulations. We even introduced the new SAF Integra radio for our most important venue.

Deploying wireless around Austin during SXSW can be very challenging. There is a lot of people that deploy unlicensed, value line, radio systems and outdoor Wi-Fi around Austin for some of the events. AO Wireless’ challenge was to deliver 99.999% reliable wireless backhaul to SXSW and RightRound clients.”

About Alpha Omega Wireless, Inc.
Alpha Omega Wireless is an experienced integrator of broadband wireless network technology and complete end-to-end wireless backhaul  solutions. We provide a full range of point to point wireless backhaul, point to multipoint wireless bridges, WiMax backhaul, LTE networks, wireless mobility, wireless repeaters, Smart Grid wireless backhaul, indoor, outdoor, and municipal Wi-Fi, and wireless mesh products and services.

About RightRound
RightRound (www.rightround.com) specializes in Internet connectivity anywhere, high-density WiFi solutions and video streaming for live events, festivals and conferences. The goal of RightRound is to solve technology problems, and make event technology work while making it feel easy and seamless. RightRound recognizes that the events industry is facing major changes, and being connected to the Internet is no longer a luxury. Bandwidth dependent solutions are now as critical as power and water.

About South By Southwest
SXSW 2014, the world's leading music industry event, offers attendees the opportunity to explore the future of the music industry during the day at panels, talks, the Trade Show, Music Gear Expo and other conference activities at the Austin Convention Center. At night, the absolute best mix of musical performances from over 2,000 regional, national and international acts will take place at the nighttime music festival. Altogether, SXSW presents unmatched networking opportunities, career-building conference programming and over 100 stages of music for showcasing bands and conference attendees. SXSW takes place in Austin, Texas. For more information on every aspect of SXSW and to register to attend, please go to http://www.sxsw.com.

Tags: Alpha Omega Wireless, Point to Point Wireless, Wireless Industry, AO Wireless, Wi-Fi

Alpha Omega Wireless Deploys First SAF Integra in the USA

Posted on Thu, Jan 23, 2014

Alpha Omega Wireless, Inc. installs the new high performance SAF Integra point-to-point licensed microwave wireless backhaul system in the USA.

SAF Tehnika JSC - one of the pioneers of compact full outdoor point-to-point microwave technology announced Q3, 2013 the launch of Integra – ultra light, energy efficient and powerful all-in-one carrier-grade microwave data transmission system.

SAF Integra

Integra is a natural step forward in the evolution of user-friendly full outdoor microwave systems design. Integration of next generation microwave radio with high and super high performance antennas into a single unit means less time spent on the installation site, better availability and reliability of the link even in densely served areas, all of which translates into a lower total cost of ownership. The new Integra exemplifies an outstanding return on smart engineering - the synergy of high competence in radio electronics and materials science. 

Alpha Omega Wireless, Inc. President Joe Wargo says, “I'm extremely excited about SAF Tehnika’s new Integra platform. We have been recommending and deploying hundreds of SAF radios for our clients over the last 6 years. Out of all the licensed radios we have installed we have had less than 1% failures. All of which where due to damage in shipping which is to be expected. Even so SAF wasted no time in replacing the units. From a performance perspective the wireless backhaul has been flawless. A true fiber replacement for our clients. Honestly it’s the only radio I’d use on our own network.

I was able to work on the Integra first hand back in September 2013 when visiting the SAF Headquarters in Riga, Latvia. Immediately I knew this would be a hot product. We have been asking for a higher bandwidth radio in the licensed frequencies and SAF delivered. Once you see it you become impressed on every little detailed and thought process that went into the Integra platform. From performance, the user interface, military grade quality, and even to the installation components, this product is different from the rest.

We are excited to have such a great product to offer our clients that need 99.999% reliable high-speed networks. The Integra is a great wireless point-to-point system for our government and ultility clients that need superior quality and AES encryption. Not many new wireless systems impress me but the Integra sure does!“

Perfect for small-cell, RAN and HetNet backhaul where aesthetics in a metropolitan area are a key concern, Integra delivers ambitious performance in a compact package never before available in licensed microwave market. Integra’s embedded software takes full advantage of its cutting edge network processor providing Synchronous Ethernet and 1588 v2 PTP support for LTE network builds, Layer 2 header compression and 256-bit AES encryption for public safety, government, and enterprise networks. Thanks to a convenient design and its solid functionality the Integra is an industry-unique, right-out-of-the-box microwave system with a superior radiation pattern and payload capacity of up to 420Mbps per channel / polarization.

Integra – by its form and specification – is created to be a proper building block for a variety of modern wireless networking applications. To stay advanced and competitive in the telecom world that will increasingly depend on seamless integration and interoperability of synchronization-sensitive systems, it is smart to invest in technology that takes the right direction.

Normunds Bergs, CEO  & Chairman of the Board of SAF Tehnika: “Industry has new standards, demands higher capacities and lower price and SAF has a great solution for that. Integra will be just a first stage in a new product line, providing remarkably comfortable installation process and great capacity together with very attractive price.”



Some of the features of Integra: integrated antenna with next-generation microwave radio, industry leading compact form factor, easy to install, competitive price, with Synchronous Ethernet and IEEE 1588 v.2 PTP, up to QAM1024 etc.

About Alpha Omega Wireless, Inc.
Alpha Omega Wireless is an experienced integrator of broadband wireless network technology and complete end-to-end wireless backhaul  solutions. We provide a full range of point to point wireless backhaul, point to multipoint wireless bridges, WiMax backhaul, LTE networks, wireless mobility, wireless repeaters, Smart Grid wireless backhaul, indoor, outdoor, and municipal Wi-Fi, and wireless mesh products and services.

About SAF Tehnika 
SAF Tehnika is among the world's top microwave carrier-class point to point radio manufacturers, with capacities up to Gbps+ solutions meeting ETSI, FCC and Industry Canada standards.  SAF Tehnika is committed to providing an exceptional customer adapted wireless solution that empower carriers and servicers the level of connectivity demanded in today's competitive environment.  SAF Tehnika has installation in nearly 100 countries around the world in the most challenging of environments and extreme temperatures. www.saftehnika.com

 

 

Tags: Alpha Omega Wireless, Point to Point Wireless, Licensed wireless, Wireless Installation

Alpha Omega Wireless Works with Alpheus to Provide SXSW Bandwidth

Posted on Tue, Dec 10, 2013

SXSW® Doubles Bandwidth from Alpheus Communications for 2014

2GB of bandwidth for SXSW 2014 needed to meet unprecedented demand for Internet access

HOUSTON and AUSTIN, Texas – Dec. 4, 2013 – South by Southwest® (SXSW®) 2014 event organizers are preparing for unprecedented demand for high-speed Internet access from attendees, exhibitors and sponsors who will stream live video and connect with social media outlets from throughout Austin during the 2014 event.

To fulfill this bandwidth need, the legendary entertainment event is again turning to Austin-based RightRound LLC and Alpheus Communications to design and implement a 2GB data circuit to support SXSW events, exhibitors, and attendees. Based on experience from the 2013 event and the already high interest in obtaining Internet access for SXSW 2014, vendors, exhibitors and sponsors are already signing up for Internet access so they’re better prepared to meet the needs of SXSW attendees in March.

“South by Southwest presents new challenges each year, and it’s great to have partners like RightRound and Alpheus that we can rely on to help us adapt and succeed in keeping our network, and attendees, connected,” said Scott Wilcox, Director of Technology for SXSW LLC.

Alpheus will deliver 2GB Internet access, double from 2013 levels, from its network hub/data center on East 6th Street in Austin and deliver connectivity directly to many venues. In addition, Alpheus’ bandwidth will be extended wirelessly via Alpha Omega Wireless to venues beyond the SXSW host hotel in downtown Austin. RightRound will provide IT strategy, planning and overall project management, along with services and equipment that exhibitors, sponsors, and performers need to properly deploy for streaming their events and performances.

“Every year more bandwidth is needed to fulfill the demand of SXSW exhibitors, sponsors and attendees, particularly as more performances are streamed live online,” said Cliff Skolnick, director and network architect at RightRound. “Working with a local, carrier-grade network provider such as Alpheus makes this immense task much easier, as the company implements its high-performance Internet connectivity and taps into its Austin-based staff who can pivot at a moment’s notice to expand networks as necessary.”

Understanding that a number of the SXSW venues are temporary with clients who only need Internet access for 24 hours or less, Austin-based Alpha Omega Wireless will deliver Alpheus’ Internet access via a microwave, point-to-point connection from the Alpheus network hub/data center to the SXSW host hotel in downtown Austin. In addition to using this 31-story hotel as was done in 2013, Alpheus, RightRound, and Alpha Omega Wireless will collaborate to provide an additional antenna downtown along with building out a network on Rainey Street that will cover all of the activities in the bars in that area. Another network site will be added in the area west of Congress Street to enable sponsors, performers, and attendees to tap into free Internet access using high-density Wi-Fi.

Demand for Internet access during SXSW shows continued growth year over year. Typically, most attendees have at least two IP-enabled devices for watching and uploading streaming video, blogging and posting commentary to their favorite social media sites.

“Alpheus recognizes how critical Internet access is to SXSW. The high-performance network service that Alpheus will provide to SXSW 2014 will likely be exceeded quickly as the event, its attendees, exhibitors, sponsors and performers all demand more bandwidth,” said Scott Widham, CEO of Alpheus Communications. “With the terrific collaboration of Alpheus, RightRound and Alpha Omega Wireless, we believe that SXSW will continue to set the standard for interactive entertainment events.”

To find out more about Alpheus Communications’ service, contact Enterprise Account Director, Chase Sadler at 512-992-8280 or chase.sadler@alpheus.net.

About Alpheus Communications
Alpheus Communications (www.alpheus.net) is a leading provider of Texas metro-regional fiber and networking solutions. With owned facilities in Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio, Austin, Corpus Christi and the Rio Grande Valley, Alpheus is flexible, content-neutral and responsive to customer needs when low-latency and uptime are essential. As the preferred fiber backbone for Metro Texas, Alpheus is in a unique position to support mission-critical information technology functions and cloud computing solutions through its resilient SSAE 16-compliant data center platforms for colocation and disaster recovery.

About RightRound
RightRound (www.rightround.com) specializes in Internet connectivity anywhere, high-density WiFi solutions and video streaming for live events, festivals and conferences. The goal of RightRound is to solve technology problems, and make event technology work while making it feel easy and seamless. RightRound recognizes that the events industry is facing major changes, and being connected to the Internet is no longer a luxury. Bandwidth dependent solutions are now as critical as power and water.

About Alpha Omega Wireless, Inc.
“AO Wireless” (www.aowireless.com) is a leading integrator of complete end-to-end wireless backhaul networking technology and solutions. Alpha Omega Wireless provides wireless site surveys, feasibility studies, engineering, spectrum analysis, path calculations, design, wireless installation, equipment sales, radio repair and maintenance, support, troubleshooting, and ongoing management & monitoring of point to point wireless links, point to multipoint wireless systems, WiMax backhaul, LTE, Wi-Fi, and wireless mesh. As well as SCADA telemetry radio, wireless video surveillance, and indoor RF. Alpha Omega Wireless works with unlicensed wireless Ethernet bridges and licensed microwave links.

Tags: Alpha Omega Wireless, Point to Point Wireless, Wireless Installation, Wireless Industry, Point to Multipoint

SXSW Relies on Austin Companies for High-bandwidth Wireless and Wi-Fi

Posted on Wed, May 01, 2013

Alpheus, RightRound and Alpha Omega Wireless deliver 1GB of bandwidth to SXSW 2013, meeting unprecedented demand for Internet access

AUSTIN, Texas – April 23, 2013 With thousands of music, film and interactive fans pouring into Austin, each carrying two or three mobile devices to catch streaming video and stay connected with social media networks, South by Southwest® (SXSW®) 2013 needed Internet access like never before.

The legendary entertainment venue turned to its primary Internet consultant, Austin-based RightRound LLC, and two other local companies, Alpheus Communications and Alpha Omega Wireless, to design and implement a 1GB data circuit to support the needs of SXSW events, exhibitors and attendees.

“Creating the networks to run SXSW Interactive, Film and Music has always been challenging,” said Scott Wilcox, Director of Technology for SXSW LLC.  “This year the partnership between RightRound, Alpha Omega Wireless and Alpheus has taken our events to a new level.  I’ve always wanted Wi-Fi at our conferences and festivals to be like electricity – omnipresent and easy.  I can’t say enough good things about these companies and the way they have worked so effectively together to help us achieve this goal.”

Alpheus Communications provided 1GB Internet access from its network hub/data center on East 6th Street in Austin and delivered connectivity directly to many venues.  In addition, Alpheus’ bandwidth was extended wirelessly via Alpha Omega Wireless to venues beyond the SXSW host hotel in downtown Austin.

“It’s really good working with an enterprise-grade carrier like Alpheus, rather than a consumer-based service provider.  When you work with Alpheus, you know their goal is to deliver bulletproof Internet connectivity, and that’s what SXSW needed,” said Cliff Skolnick, director and network architect at RightRound.  “We also love that Alpheus is a local company.  You can’t dismiss the value of daily, face-to-face conversations with Chase Sadler at Alpheus – that’s where our best ideas came from.”

In addition to overall project management, RightRound is the network solutions expert for SXSW, which has a long-standing relationship with Skolnick.  RightRound provides services and equipment that exhibitors, sponsors and performers needed to properly deploy for streaming their events and performances.

As many of the SXSW venues are temporary, including tents set up in parking lots, clients often only need Internet access for a day or even a few hours.  That challenge was met by Austin-based Alpha Omega Wireless, which delivered Alpheus’ Internet access via a microwave, point-to-point connection from the Alpheus network hub/data center to the SXSW host hotel in downtown Austin.  From atop this 31-story hotel, Alpha Omega Wireless extended Alpheus’ Internet access via point-to-multipoint wireless connection to 30 to 40 venues where the firm also delivered high-density Wi-Fi that attendees accessed free of charge.

“Attendees should have the best interactive experience possible, and that means ensuring they can stream live video of performances, access social media and personalize their experience whenever and wherever they want.  It’s in everyone’s best interest to have that kind of Internet access so that attendees have a great time, exhibitors and sponsors get the value they’re paying for, and the event itself gets great exposure,” said Joe Wargo, president of Alpha Omega Wireless.  “We are able to deliver the best network experience for SXSW because of Alpheus.  They are right on 6th Street, so we’re able to hit their core network directly to the Internet.  We couldn’t get that service without Alpheus being local.”

Demand for Internet access during SXSW shows no signs of slowing.  With just a casual look around the events, attendees each have at least two IP-enabled devices for watching streaming video, blogging and posting to their favorite social media sites.

“Alpheus knows how important Internet access is to SXSW.  The high-performance network service that Alpheus provided to SXSW this year is a baseline that we believe will be surpassed quickly as the event, its attendees, exhibitors, sponsors and performers all demand more bandwidth,” said Scott Widham, CEO of Alpheus Communications.  “With the terrific partnership of Alpheus, RightRound and Alpha Omega Wireless, there’s no doubt that SXSW will continue to set the standard for interactive entertainment events.” 

About Alpheus Communications
Alpheus Communications (www.alpheus.net) is a leading provider of Texas metro-regional fiber and networking solutions. With owned facilities in Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio, Austin, Corpus Christi and the Rio Grande Valley, Alpheus is flexible, content-neutral and responsive to customer needs when low-latency and uptime are essential. As the preferred fiber backbone for Metro Texas, Alpheus is in a unique position to support mission-critical information technology functions and cloud computing solutions through resilient SSAE 16-compliant data center platforms for colocation and disaster recovery. 

About Right Round
RightRound (www.rightround.com) was created out of the successful Internet services delivered at SXSW including attendee WiFi, video streaming, and event production since 2005. Internet technology has an increasing role in events of all kinds. RightRound is the effort to provide the successful solutions that have been used at SXSW to others.

About Alpha Omega Wireless, Inc.
“AO Wireless” (www.aowireless.com) is a leading integrator of complete end-to-end wireless backhaul networking technology and solutions. Alpha Omega Wireless provides wireless site surveys, feasibility studies, engineering, spectrum analysis, path calculations, design, wireless installation, equipment sales, radio repair and maintenance, support, troubleshooting, and ongoing management & monitoring of point to point wireless links, point to multipoint wireless systems, WiMax backhaul, LTE, Wi-Fi, and wireless mesh. As well as SCADA telemetry radio, wireless video surveillance, and indoor RF. Alpha Omega Wireless works with unlicensed wireless Ethernet bridges and licensed microwave links.

Tags: Alpha Omega Wireless, Point to Point Wireless, General, AO Wireless

AO Wireless Deploys Xirrus Arrays at SXSW for High-Density Wireless

Posted on Fri, Mar 08, 2013

Wi-Fi Arrays to Serve Densely-Packed Event Venues With 3,000 Attendees -- Each Toting, on Average, Two Mobile Devices -- and Will Allow Seamless Roaming

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - Mar 8, 2013) - Xirrus®, the leader in high-performance wireless networks, and Alpha Omega Wireless, an integrator of broadband wireless network technology and complete end-to-end wireless backhaul solutions, today announced that the South by Southwest (SXSW) conference, a premier showcase of original music, independent films, and emerging technologies, will use Xirrus Wi-Fi arrays to provide wireless coverage at SXSW 2013. IT staff for the event, to be held March 8-17 in Austin, Texas, will deploy Xirrus Arrays across mission-critical event venues to provide comprehensive reach and coverage for attendees. Event organizers predict that attendees will carry, on average, two mobile devices each, including smartphones, tablets, and laptops.

Working with Xirrus partner Alpha Omega Wireless, SXSW first deployed Xirrus Arrays for high-density venues at its Interactive Kickoff Party in 2012, supporting up to 2,000 mobile devices simultaneously and accommodating the surging demand for wireless social media communications at the event.

Xirrus SXSW

Xirrus Arrays use multiple AP's with sector antennas to distribute Wi-Fi signals, in much the same way as cellular antennas, allowing for maximum output and better RF channel control. Further simplifying the wireless architecture, Xirrus Arrays operate at both 2.4GHz and 5GHz, allowing SXSW site planners to map mobile devices with 802.11a 5GHz capability onto the 5GHz wavelengths, reducing demand for 802.11b/g 2.4GHz service. Virtually all second-generation mobile devices are designed for optimum operation at 5GHz.

Xirrus Wi-Fi Array

"Each Xirrus Array has its own integrated controller, eliminating the costs and architectural complexity of using centralized Wi-Fi controllers," said Joe Wargo, president of Alpha Omega Wireless, who managed the infrastructure site plan in tandem with SXSW's IT staff.

Creating Xirrus-based hotspots proved to be a routine, reliable approach to adding bandwidth virtually on demand. Xirrus Arrays house up to 16 AP's, simplifying network architecture by allowing a single Array to replace many discrete AP's. Now, with the ease of provisioning a series of Xirrus hotspots, IT staff for SXSW will be equipped to establish seamless roaming within major venues at the event, eliminating the need for attendees to manually reconnect at each event venue.

SXSW has expanded to blanket virtually the entire city of Austin with its presence. Event officials said that wireless mobility has become even more critical in ensuring a dynamic, media-rich experience for its staff, performers, and attendees. "SXSW has grown beyond all predictions, and wireless service must provide visitors the wired-like experience they enjoy today, but without the complexity and high cost," said Scott Wilcox, Director of Technology for SXSW.

"Scaling the infrastructure for an event with the hyper-growth of South By Southwest can create many unforeseeable demands," said Steven Wastie, VP of Marketing for Xirrus. "But in scaling the vital communications infrastructure to support one of the music industry's most heralded events, nothing can be left to chance. We gratefully acknowledge the trust that South By Southwest has placed in Alpha Omega Wireless and Xirrus."

About South By Southwest
SXSW 2013, the world's leading music industry event, offers attendees the opportunity to explore the future of the music industry during the day at panels, talks, the Trade Show, Music Gear Expo and other conference activities at the Austin Convention Center. At night, the absolute best mix of musical performances from over 2,000 regional, national and international acts will take place at the nighttime music festival. Altogether, SXSW presents unmatched networking opportunities, career-building conference programming and over 100 stages of music for showcasing bands and conference attendees. SXSW Music takes place Tuesday, March 12 - Sunday, March 17, 2013 in Austin, Texas. For more information on every aspect of SXSW and to register to attend, please go to http://www.sxsw.com.

About Alpha Omega Wireless, Inc.
("AO Wireless") is a leading integrator of complete end-to-end wireless backhaul networking technology and solutions. Alpha Omega Wireless provides wireless site surveys, feasibility studies, engineering, spectrum analysis, path calculations, design, wireless installation, equipment sales, radio repair and maintenance, support, troubleshooting, and ongoing management & monitoring of point to point wireless links, point to multipoint wireless systems, WiMax backhaul, LTE, Wi-Fi, and wireless mesh. As well as SCADA telemetry radio, wireless video surveillance, and indoor RF. Alpha Omega Wireless works with unlicensed wireless Ethernet bridges and licensed microwave links.

About Xirrus, Inc.
Xirrus is the leading provider of high-performance wireless networks. Xirrus' Array-based solutions perform under the most demanding circumstances with wired-like reliability and superior security. The Xirrus wireless solutions provide a vital strategic business and IT infrastructure advantage to the education, healthcare, government and enterprise industries that depend on wireless to operate business-critical applications. Headquartered in Thousand Oaks, CA, Xirrus is a privately held company that designs and manufactures its products and solutions in the USA. For more information please visit: http://www.xirrus.com and follow us on Twitter: @Xirrus.

Xirrus is a trademark or registered trademarks of Xirrus. South By Southwest and SXSW are registered trademarks of South By Southwest. Other trade names used in this document are or may be the property of their respective owners.

Tags: Alpha Omega Wireless, Point to Point Wireless, Licensed wireless, General, Un-lincesed Wireless, AO Wireless, Point to Multipoint, Wi-Fi

Alpha Omega Wireless Partners with RADWIN

Posted on Fri, Nov 09, 2012

Alpha Omega Wireless, Inc. becomes a channel partner of RAWIN, a leading global provider of wireless Point-to-Point and Point-to-Multipoint solutions in the sub-6GHz space. 
RADWIN’s wireless solutions deliver Voice, Video and Data on a single platform with high capacity. The systems incorporate cutting-edge technologies and interference mitigation techniques, including MIMO and OFDM. The highly durable solutions operate flawlessly in all environments.


radwin top logo

RADWIN’s solutions are ideal for a broad range of markets and applications, and are deployed in over 140 countries. The Point-to-Point and Point-to-Multipoint solutions are used by Tier-1 carriers and service providers for backhaul and broadband access applications. They are used by enterprises and private networks to boost network capacity and eliminate leased line charges. The systems are also used by public safety agencies worldwide for high definition video surveillance.

President Joe Wargo says, "We are excited about the products that RADWIN has to offer. We are always looking for the best of breed wireless backhaul, point to point unlicensed wireless backhaul and point to multipoint wireless bridges. RADWIN has been around for a long time and has a proven track record in the outdoor wireless backhaul space. Wireless backhaul is the largest part of our business. There are times to use microwave communications and times to use unlicensed point to point wireless bridges. RADWIN will give us a great rugged outdoor wireless bridge solution for the unlicensed 5.8GHz and 4.9GHz public safety space. RADWIN also has a great product line for point to multipoint wireless backhaul. RADWIN has wireless backhaul solutions for both fixed wireless and wireless mobility solutions. One of our fastest growing markets is using wireless bridges for video surveillance applications. RADWIN will be a vital product for our video over wireless applications.”

About RADWIN 

RADWIN is a leading provider of sub-6 GHz wireless Point-to-Point and Point-to-Multipoint solutions. RADWIN’s solutions deliver voice, video and data with ultra-capacity for long ranges. Deployed in over 140 countries by carriers, service providers and enterprises, RADWIN’s carrier-grade solutions are ideal for a broad range of backhaul, broadband access, security, and video surveillance applications.

About Alpha Omega Wireless, Inc.
Alpha Omega Wireless is an experienced integrator of broadband wireless network technology and complete end-to-end wireless backhaul  solutions. We provide a full range of point to point wireless backhaul, point to multipoint wireless bridges, WiMaxbackhaul, LTE Networks, wireless mobility, wireless repeaters, indoor, outdoor, and municipal Wi-Fi, and wireless mesh products and services.

Tags: Alpha Omega Wireless, Point to Point Wireless, General, Un-lincesed Wireless, Wireless Industry, AO Wireless, Point to Multipoint, wireless video