Case Study: Crown Castle

March 21, 2019 at 8:00 AM


Crown Castle is a leading independent owner and operator of wireless infrastructure that also builds and leases towers, rooftops and distributed antenna systems (DAS) for wireless communication in large markets. They pride themselves on being able to provide comprehensive site deployment with state-of-the-art processes and tools.


As part of a wireless networking project for Disney theme parks, Crown Castle was facing the challenges of extreme heat and weather. They were in need of a UL-listed, weatherproof enclosure capable of supporting Power over Ethernet (PoE) with an integrated cooling fan.


Fortunately, L-com was able to deliver exactly what they needed by creating a customized, UL-listed, weatherproof equipment enclosure. The rugged, fiberglass enclosure featured multiple PoE interfaces, the ability to mount two wireless CPE devices and it was able to be locked for added security.


In the end, L-com was able to fulfill all of our client’s needs and this custom product helped Crown Castle offer seamless Wi-Fi access for customers and employees of Disney Parks. 


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Protecting Your Investment- Weatherproof NEMA Enclosures

March 17, 2016 at 8:00 AM


Spring is right around the corner and as the saying goes, April showers will bring May flowers. With the change in weather, now might be a perfect time to ensure that your wired and wireless communications equipment can stand up to the elements.


Ethernet networks are serious investments made-up of expensive components including switches, routers, antennas, and access points. Network operation is dependent upon all of these parts being fully functional in every environment.


When located outside or in an industrial setting, such as a factory or processing plant, these devices become vulnerable to damage from the elements, chemicals and physical contact.


A weatherproof NEMA enclosure is one of the best ways to safe-guard your valuable equipment. They protect against environmental hazards such as water, dust, oil, and corrosive chemicals like gasoline. Equipment enclosures also protect your critical equipment from theft and damage.


NEMA enclosures are ideal for a variety of situations and applications including:


·       Wireless network equipment installations

·       Wired network equipment installations

·       Extreme hot and cold environments

·       Solar powered applications

·       Corrosive environments

·       Sub-zero installations


NEMA-rated weatherproof enclosures can be made of steel, ABS plastic or reinforced fiberglass and they feature a wide range of options including heating, cooling, AC or DC power, DIN rail mounting and Power over Ethernet (PoE) interfaces.


When designing your network, make sure you consider the environment your equipment will be located in. A weatherproof NEMA enclosure might just be the insurance you need.


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