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Site Survey

There are many things to consider when performing a site survey and the gathering of information varies greatly, depending on the application.  The ultimate goal of a site survey is to supply enough information that will determine if the type of technology proposed is sufficient to achieve the desired performance results, as well as, identify the necessary ancillary material required to meet both operational and quality objectives.

A proper site survey provides detailed information that addresses coverage, interference sources, equipment placement, power considerations and wiring requirements.  The site survey documentation serves as a guide for network design and for the installation and verification of the communication infrastructure. Capital Communications has the means and experience to verify that all aspects of your installation have been addressed.

The following describes some of the steps followed to capture information when conducting our site survey.

  1. Obtain a facility diagram in order to identify any potential obstacles.  If site drawings are not available, Capital can prepare floor plan drawings that depict location of walls, equipment lineups and cable routes.

  2. Capital will visually inspect the facility and note any concerns that may affect placement of equipment not otherwise revealed on site drawings.

  3. The actual survey process is performed, verifying equipment location and determining distance to power source and distribution points.

  4. During the walk-through of the facility the required routing of cable to reach termination points must also be established.  Once cabling paths have been decided a cable running list can then be created to reflect the proper cable type, size, length and connectors necessary to make equipment operational.

  5. Document the findings and develop a list of materials required for the project along with detailed installation instructions.

  6. This site survey information is often used when preparing initial project proposals and describing the Scope of Work (SOW).

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