Alpha Omega Wireless Provides Wireless Backhaul at SXSW

Posted on Tue, Mar 13, 2012

Austin, TX - March 13th, 2012

Alpha Omega Wireless, Inc., headquartered in Austin Texas, was hired for the second year in a row by SXSW to provide wireless Ethernet backhaul and outdoor Wi-Fi to multiple venues around Austin for the 26th Annual SXSW Film, Interactive, and Music Festival.


President Joe Wargo says, "We were excited to be asked by SXSW to return to help them provide critical bandwidth to their major venues and some outdoor Wi-Fi at select special events. SXSW really goes out of their way to make the entire SXSW Festival an amazing event for all who attend. Over the years they have seen a huge increase in demand for internet bandwidth by its participants. Most everyone is carrying an IP enabled wireless device. SXSW just couldn't rely on the carriers to provide the bandwidth that's being demanded.

We were able to deploy carrier grade, full duplex, point to point microwave links to several large venues allowing SXSW to provide bandwidth where they needed it most. For this project we used a combination of high capacity radio systems like SAF 24GHz Lumina radios and 70GHz Siklu radios. The advantage of these wireless frequency platforms was to help avoid interference. Plus they could be deployed immediately under FCC regulations.

This year we also expanded multiple point to multipoint wireless backhaul to concert venues and outdoor event locations. 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.

About Alpha Omega Wireless, Inc.
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, 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 SXSW (South by Southwest)
SXSW Music is one of the largest music festivals in the United States, with more than 2,000 performers playing in more than 90 venues around downtown Austin over two weeks, in March. The SXSW Conferences & Festivals offers the unique convergence of original music, independent films, and emerging technologies. SXSW Film has become one of the world's premier film festivals,focusing on new directing talent.

Similarly, SXSW Interactive has attracted a strong following among web creators and entrepreneurs. Its focus on emerging technology has earned the festival a reputation as a breeding ground for new ideas and creative technologies. According to festival co-organizer Louis Black, SXSW Interactive "has probably been the biggest of its kind in the world" since 2007.

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