Wireless networks rely on the effective and efficient transmission of signals between antennas. Antennas are responsible for receiving and transmitting signals and need to be accurately aligned to optimize the wireless network's coverage and performance. Poor antenna alignment can lead to coverage gaps, reduced network performance, and revenue loss.
To ensure optimal antenna alignment, companies invest millions of dollars in planning and designing wireless and microwave networks. These designs typically specify the location and orientation of antennas to achieve desired coverage goals. During the installation process, it is crucial to ensure that the antenna alignment is carried out accurately to match the design requirements.
If the antenna alignment is not accurately implemented, there will be gaps in the coverage, leading to areas with weak or no signal. This can significantly impact the network's performance and result in a reduction in revenue due to lost connections or service interruptions. Additionally, a poorly aligned antenna may also lead to interference with other wireless networks, causing further issues.
It is equally important for installers to have an effective and reliable tool for antenna alignment such as the RF Vision Antenna Alignment Tool. The RF Vision Antenna Alignment Tool will enable installers to verify the alignment of antennas according to the design requirements for RF (radio frequency) design. With this antenna alignment tool, installers can accurately determine the antenna's position and ensure that it is properly aligned to optimize the network's performance.
Watch the video below to learn why antenna alignment is important and how to get antennas aligned accurately.