Is your business’ wireless network slow? Does it drop in and out at the most inconvenient times? If so, you could benefit from point-to-point wireless.
What is Point-to-Point?
Point-to-point (PTP) is exactly as it sounds—you place a single transmitter at one point and a single receiver at another point. The devices can be set up on opposite buildings; what matters most is that each device is in each other’s line of sight. However, the greater the distance, the greater the data has to travel, so it’s best to keep distances as short as possible.
Since the transmitter and receiver are so close, and in each other’s line of sight, sending data back and forth is a breeze. And, unlike shared network services like cable modems, PTP can withstand the effects of weather.
With PTP, you can choose your own bandwidth and speed, allowing access to high data transmission speeds if your company needs it. If you find you need more later on, you don’t have to upgrade any equipment, making bandwidth upgrades quick and easy.
By using line of sight to connect different buildings to the same network, you won’t need to install underground cables or expensive high-speed links between sites. While the initial costs may be more, over time you’ll save on other hardware installation expenses and costs. You’ll also save on taxes since PTP isn’t subject to the same taxes and tariffs as other types of internet services.
Because the communication channel for PTP can’t be accessed by third parties, you won’t have to worry about hacks or viruses. There are also high levels of encryption within the network, making it even harder for people to hack their way in—ideal for security companies or other businesses.
If you think point-to-point wireless is right for your business, contact us today to get started!