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Its Dirt Simple. We have both wireless Telecom consulting services and Software tools that rival all. Over the many years of development, we invite you to see just what might excite you, whether you own the company, work for the company or invest in it.
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  1. 1. www.wirelessapplications.com Early WAC 1999 WAC 2010
  2. 2. www.wirelessapplications.com <ul><li>About Wireless Applications, Corp.: </li></ul><ul><li>Customized software GIS consulting services </li></ul><ul><li>FAA / FCC filing services High-level RF engineering </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on Cellular, PCS, and Broadband Wireless Industrie s. </li></ul><ul><li>A specialized and experienced team of wireless telecommunications engineers, GIS mapping experts and software developers. </li></ul><ul><li>Wireless Applications, Corp., web based software to expedite results at light speed. </li></ul>
  3. 3. www.wirelessapplications.com You may have seen us in the background or even used our data at some point. AAT, TowerCo, SBA, MUT, ComsitesWest, Tmobile, Sprint, Cantor, Clearwire, ATS, Diamond, Ericsson, US Cellular, LFC, SDS, Titan, Immobili, Inland, InSite, KGI, Mobilitie, Monosite, Trilogy, Edge, GCI, ACS and many others. Wireless Applications Corp. - 10 years of growing software and relationships…
  4. 4. www.wirelessapplications.com <ul><li>History and Value Proposition </li></ul><ul><li>Roots back into the early McCaw days, Western Wireless and </li></ul><ul><li>VoiceStream with many other support companies. </li></ul><ul><li>Common theme in early days that drives our vision today: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Build it faster. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Get more Spectrum. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More sites. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Update to latest technology… </li></ul></ul>Wireless Applications, Corp. <ul><li>Dedicated to reduce redundancy and </li></ul><ul><li>automate repeatable processes </li></ul><ul><li>Company offerings - three solutions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Licensed online software applications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide Telecom Eng Services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>… blend the two. </li></ul></ul>SiteSync – Microwave Research
  5. 5. www.wirelessapplications.com <ul><li>Highlighted Accomplishments </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Licensed On-Line Software, The SiteSync Platform </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tower Searching and Investment Analysis </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Spectrum Ownership Analysis </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>On-Line RF Propagation – Coverage Analysis (in seconds!) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Microwave Backhaul Analysis and Design Tools </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Website Integration Experience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Spectrum Exchange Application and Mapping Engine </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tower Searching and Mapping </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>RF Propagation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FCC/FAA Regulatory Analysis – 1000s/year - Large National Carriers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Automation and Virtual Vault </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Experienced Telecom Analysis </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>MW Coordination and Filing </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Investment Analysis - Multiple Telecom Investor Groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Spectrum Analysis and Mapping </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Geographic Analysis and Mapping and Coverage Plots </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>SSIR Location based rating reports </li></ul></ul></ul>Wireless Applications, Corp. SiteSync - eCoverage
  6. 6. <ul><li>Highlighted Accomplishments </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Many major and minor companies through the years. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Partial Client List </li></ul></ul></ul>Wireless Applications, Corp. o ACS Wireless o Bechtel Corporation o Smartcomm o InfraNext o US Cellular o Monet Mobile Networks (Burst Wireless) o Minnesota Towers o Trilogy Partners o Monosite, Inc o Northwest Tower o GCI o Spire Communications (bankrupt) o Worldcomsite o Verizon o FiberTower o Clearwire o Alaska Digitel o American Messaging o ATS Communications o Edge Wireless o T-Mobile o LCC Corp o AAT Communications o Titan Towers o C2C Fiber Networks o Radian o Sprint & Sprint Sites o Mountain Union Telecom o Scana o Inland Cellular o Lattice Towers o GlobalTowers, Inc (bankrupt o BelAir Internet o Bend Broadband o TTM o Cantor Fitzgerald o Diamond Communications o Ericsson o Idaho Towers o KGI Wireless o LyleCo o Mobilitie o Immobili o Morrison Hershfield o SiteMaster
  7. 7. www.wirelessapplications.com <ul><li>Capabilities </li></ul><ul><li>Coupling our years of wireless experience with our GIS knowledge and expansive data warehousing, WAC has developed portfolio analysis services that are unmatched in our industry. </li></ul><ul><li>Analysis </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Using a variety of different mapping solutions from simple low-resolution coverage maps to high-end analysis with poster size output </li></ul></ul>Wireless Applications, Corp. <ul><li>Data and GIS presentation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Using technology and experience of importing, exporting, analyzing and mapping a multitude of data: locations, RF coverage, frequency ownership, demographic/census, FCC auction results, performance results, drive test data </li></ul></ul><ul><li>RF Coverage in seconds </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Full RF propagation (eCoverage) model built into our web-based product </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Microwave Backhaul </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Detailed path analysis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Networks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Design Automation (TNT2.0) </li></ul></ul>WAC 3D Calendar 2010 Poster Sending out 900+ a year !
  8. 8. www.wirelessapplications.com Spectrum - How is it used? The FCC has a huge challenge as the complexity of the Nation’s so many technology dreams, ended up with many areas of inefficiencies. How big is this whole PCS cell phone thing? There are approximately 152 different Radio Service Types in today’s Spectrum
  9. 9. www.wirelessapplications.com Spectrum – BRS, What can happen?
  10. 10. 700 Mhz; Auction it, Re-Auction, Re-band and Relocate.
  11. 11. Colocation has been in the telecom industry for years, yet so many locations are not only incorrect, they may not even be known. Colowars brings a game-like experience to a virtual onsite inspection of more than 300,000 sites in the USA. Check information about wireless tower sites in your area, upload GPS pictures, learn and work with real information all at the same time! Achieve credits and experience as you go, gaining you leaderboard titles and earning you telecom minigames, tools and even t-shirts.
  12. 12. www.wirelessapplications.com The SiteSync Platform. Easiest to describe as a table setting. There are individual dishes, storage items in the middle for all, a doggy bag and the kiddy table. As for our services, there is Anita. Layers SiteSync – Web Based Suite of Tools
  13. 13. www.wirelessapplications.com Sites – Structure Types For deployment of the wireless world requires infrastructure. Structures which can be nearly anything from towers, buildings, bridges, utility towers, water tanks to stealth installs of trees or even a cactus. These are needed for attaching the equipment and generating coverage. There are approximately 340,000 individual structures in the USA Types
  14. 14. www.wirelessapplications.com RF Coverage - Propagation With any system there is always the question of that technology’s reach. RF or Radio Frequency also known as Propagation, is generated and displayed using signal strength. As discussed with the Spectrum frequencies section, the lower frequencies penetrate materials and the higher ones reflect. Running propagation models allows engineers to view and tweak their systems both before and after their designs. There are numerous calculation models, engineering methods and many ways to perfect the designs. In the end, real life deployment and the time of year in reference to foliage growth morph your best efforts. Typical propagation outputs
  15. 15. www.wirelessapplications.com Microwave and Networks To make the systems route the subscriber data, all the transmitting locations must be connected back to a switch or central hub. Routing these points together is traditionally done via landline and Microwave ( through the air connections ) and Satellite. In today’s market the connectivity has grown to a number of providers including Fiber and Cable supplying the much needed higher data rates. Fastest deployment is microwave
  16. 16. www.wirelessapplications.com Demographics Know your target audience. - Does your system cover the potential population you are trying to obtain as subscribers? - Does it cover businesses? - How many cars drive by? Population and Density Average Annual Daily Traffic counts Business Density
  17. 17. www.wirelessapplications.com SiteSync – Sites, Coverage, Research, Control
  18. 18. Platform Integration and custom web interfaces built on the SiteSync Platform
  19. 19. www.wirelessapplications.com SiteSync – Structure Search Basic to complex searches Clean results, summaries, exports SSIR Portfolio Location Analysis 2D or 3D tower exports We pride ourselves in having complete and frequently updated databases containing over a million records of structures throughout the USA.
  20. 20. www.wirelessapplications.com SiteSync – eCoverage <ul><li>- Full RF propagation through the web, fast and very user friendly. </li></ul><ul><li>We don’t expect everyone to be a engineer, but if you are, you know how hard this was. </li></ul><ul><li>One simple entry area, we do the complex calculations and deliver RF at high res in a simple output. </li></ul><ul><li>Play with it, change it, export it, or produce the PDF. </li></ul>Simple entry Wow output(s)
  21. 21. www.wirelessapplications.com SiteSync – Microwave Paths, eMwave <ul><li>Search existing licensed microwave </li></ul><ul><li>Check their filed data for line-of-sight profiles </li></ul><ul><li>Design your own, from basic commands or out to our advanced MW manager. </li></ul><ul><li>Find networks, capacity by bands. </li></ul><ul><li>Export for full 3D views, not just a line. </li></ul>30 meter, SRTM and 10 meter coming Search entities or areas and or bands See the details
  22. 22. www.wirelessapplications.com SiteSync – Demographics SSIR Location Analysis RF contour or threshold pop coverage calculations WAC has worked hard to automate the process the Telecom industry needs for day to day portfolio analysis and for requirements for investors, FCC and others. Whether it be our location analysis reports for 10 or 1000 sites, or if the user wants to generate the research on their own, we sincerely hope….we have it covered.
  23. 23. www.wirelessapplications.com SiteSync Pro – Launched 1 st qtr 2010 Our latest Platform release is a completely new design from the ground up to delivery more power to the user with a larger flexibility of imports, research and automation. - Batch Search rings for towers - Batch Filing requests - Batch RF coverage - Batch Microwave LOS analysis - Batch SSIR location analysis - Batch MW network design
  24. 24. SiteSync Pro – Launched 1 st qtr 2010 Rewritten from the ground up, SSPro is incredibly fast. This search of all of Clearwire MW for frequencies of 5Ghz to 25Ghz returned 472 records, a map and the data back to the user in approx 4 seconds !
  25. 25. SiteSync Pro – Launched 1 st qtr 2010 TNT2 has been a great success in Microwave Network Automation. “In a flash” means we can perform 20,000 Line-of-Site paths, rate each, measure each, detect logic routes and create an entire network the engineer can start with in approx 3 minutes !
  26. 26. SiteSync Pro – API Suite Launching August 2010
  27. 27. SiteSync Pro – API Suite <ul><li>API = A pplication P rogramming I nterface </li></ul><ul><li>An API is an interface with given interactions and a set of functions used by components of a software system. </li></ul><ul><li>A full API suite is generally bundled in libraries allowing use of different programming languages such as C# (“See Sharp”) PHP, Objective C (for iPhone) or Javascript with ‘hooks’ from the outside world to use it. </li></ul><ul><li>APIs are always meant to address a specific process, e.g. Google Maps, Bing, ESRI API or many others. </li></ul><ul><li>They are language-dependent for input, meaning they are only available by using the syntax and elements of a particular language the owner has chosen. </li></ul><ul><li>For our WAC API to generate a RF Coverage the user could send a simple string of : http://WAC_API/1.0/eCoverage/init/?lat=39.8422&lon=-105.0926&api_key= (their key) </li></ul><ul><li>This makes the RF on our servers, then the additional string below, asks for the picture to display it http://WAC_API/1.0/eCoverage/getOutput/?propagationIdentifier=4730375&output=image&imageType=png&imageMapRes=4&imageHeight=400&imageWidth=600&api_key= (their key) </li></ul><ul><li>They are also language- in dependent, meaning they are written so that it can be called from several types of programming languages as long as they end up sending the request in the correct format. This is a desirable feature for a service-oriented API that is not bound to a specific process or system and may be provided as remote procedure calls or web services. </li></ul><ul><li>For example, a website that allows users to review local restaurants is able to layer their reviews over maps taken from Google Maps, because Google Maps has an API that facilitates this functionality. Google Maps' API controls what information a third-party site can use and how they can use it. </li></ul>
  28. 28. SiteSync Pro – API Suite Typical process for having the FCC, FAA and Tower Company databases show towers in any application. o Buy Hardware, such as a server and typical set up for internet. o Buy associated software for serving the site and database service such as SQL, ACCESS, ORACLE. o Download and get familiar with the multiple databases and types. - FCC databases (there are about 15 different ones) are in zipped text formats, you will need the ASRs, MW apps and more. - FAA, there is a large OEAAA database in multiple text formats. - Tower Companies are increasingly hard to get data from either through their sites or by request. They are generally in Excel formats. o Construct the field header layouts for each and construct relational database association. - Some call a structure height “tip”, some “Tower”, some “AGL”, some don’t have it. - Some have null data in fields you need, some have misc ascii characters in fields you are not expecting. - The formats can change frequently between updates from any of the sources. - Data is generally polluted with bad records or data. Records that should have been deleted, or duplications, lots of duplications. o Set up a input form or query interface for each. o Maintain the entire process every week as there can be thousands of changes. o Create a mapping interface for display. o Police the queries for ‘overflow’, bugs, errors and such. OR o Sign up to the WAC API method and simply request the following string; http://WAC API/structures/getByLatLon/?lat=39.9255&lon=-105.0899&api_key= (user key)
  29. 29. SiteSync Pro – API Suite <ul><li>Heavily engaged in developing our suite of products through API environment. </li></ul><ul><li>Launched in Sept. 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>We aim to become a major host to the Telecom industry through our API. </li></ul><ul><li>Structures, Spectrum, RF Propagation, Microwave, demographics and others. </li></ul><ul><li>We feel eCoverage and microwave worldwide to be the biggest interest. </li></ul>
  30. 30. SiteSync Pro – API Suite <ul><li>Full examples, free Development Keys, sample cut and paste code. </li></ul><ul><li>Complete descriptions </li></ul><ul><li>Easy bucket of Calls approach to purchase. </li></ul>
  31. 31. SiteSync Pro – API Suite <ul><li>Fully integrated into our company web site </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledgeable and written for all types of people from Execs to Programmers to fully understand what it is. </li></ul><ul><li>How we use it, </li></ul><ul><li>How you Call it, </li></ul><ul><li>How you can use it. </li></ul><ul><li>Its Dirt Simple. </li></ul>
  32. 32. www.wirelessapplications.com We are excited to share with you a Wireless Applications vision to make the complex, simple. Microwave. You have this. Everybody else has this. SiteSync – Network Planning Automation How do you compete, design?
  33. 33. www.wirelessapplications.com - What if hundreds of potential line-of-site profiles could be fully calculated with one command? - What if a tool looked at all the existing paths and figured out which configuration built in the greatest future resiliency ? - What if this same tool generated networks, optimizing based on a menu of your parameters? SiteSync – Network Planning Automation Take advantage of our automation for huge savings of speed to market and human error reduction.
  34. 34. www.wirelessapplications.com SiteSync – Network Planning Automation The Network Tool (TNT2) Automates Microwave Backhaul to a whole new level. Analyze all possible paths relative to terrain and design parameters Optimization happens via complex algorithms to design a network for you. Analyze, add, delete, edit design parameters, run multiple scenarios, all in a flash! (its Dirt Simple) Game changing in fact.
  35. 35. <ul><li>- For a raw build or even a look into a old system, the initial TNT2 design starts with site dots </li></ul><ul><li>Looks through user parameters of max distances, frequency, number of antenna, etc for making candidate sites and hubs. </li></ul><ul><li>- Run a insane amount of Line-of-Site profiles. </li></ul><ul><li>- For example, 200 Site dots = (200 X 199/2)=19,900. But we do BOTH DEM 30 and SRTM 30 LOS on each, that’s 39,800! How long? We run all LOS and make the entire network of 200 in about 4 minutes. </li></ul>Stage 1
  36. 36. <ul><li>- Identify ALL potential paths from your list of sites. </li></ul><ul><li>TNT2 runs full path calculations with clearances from fresnel of user choice. </li></ul><ul><li>If a direct impact, the path is out, if within 5%, then yellow. </li></ul>Might be impacted Full clearance Stage 2
  37. 37. Calculate and give a WAC rating system of importance to every site location. We are also able to run full Frequency Interference against existing Microwave for each ‘positive’ path. <ul><li>Each site gets multiple ratings for evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Hits and the hits of those hits are measured </li></ul><ul><li>Azimuth availability (angle off each site) </li></ul><ul><li>Fiber proximities (where data exists) </li></ul><ul><li>Overall rankings </li></ul><ul><li>Demographics </li></ul><ul><li>Future </li></ul><ul><li>Priority to structure types, colocates </li></ul>Stage 3
  38. 38. Pre-interference calculations, Coordination (PCN) Run full coordination discrimination interference analysis on each the potential paths against all existing paths. This can be done on all bands. For each potential path, interference analysis can be calculated against every existing path in that band and others. We check every possible pair which meets bandwidth requirements for interference against all the existing paths in that band. We do this by checking discrimination angles, frequency separation and line-of-site site (mtn might be in the way) clearances. We then calculate the margin to objective and verify that it is within tolerances. We use all previously calculated averages found for the area as the “Interfering Path” parameters. Interference to Victim Stage 4 (optional)
  39. 39. Generate a potential system All the data from WAC ratings, the input parameters, best Hubs, best links, best sites are used to suggest a starting point network to use, we call a Scenario. If you like the Scenario, then this entire output is also sitting in our ‘ Portfolio Path Design ’ area for applying a cookie cutter Microwave radio/antenna budget all at once, to all paths in that Scenario….in a Flash! Stage 5 Check your entire link-budget outputs for hundreds of links in minutes. Want to design each more? They are also moved to our ‘ Full MW design’ section for the engineering tweaks. Want to Coordinate and File? We are approved FCC Coordinators and have even built this section into our SiteSync tool, just tell us which paths are ready to go! Want to look at who is already using bands in the area? Run our ‘ Information About Area Paths ’ link and see all existing licensed MW frequencies, their average lengths, modulations of more. Want it? License a per user online account today, that to is Dirt Simple.
  40. 40. Game Changing. SiteSync TNT2 Conclusions <ul><li>Decrease your lead time to market by producing complete designs in a flash. </li></ul><ul><li>Reducing design man-hours by orders of magnitude </li></ul><ul><li>Win competitive bids, via producing lighting fast, accurate, cost optimized designs </li></ul><ul><li>Estimating CAPEX with assurance </li></ul><ul><li>Substantial reduction of re-design efforts from failed LOS or frequency interference </li></ul><ul><li>Minimize field analysis of LOS flashing due to increased confidence </li></ul><ul><li>Big savings with on-line tools: </li></ul><ul><li>instant availability to your staff </li></ul><ul><li>no Server or PC integration and maintenance </li></ul>
  41. 41. www.wirelessapplications.com Thank you from Wireless Applications, Corp. Company Headquarters 47.610590, -122.196593 111 108th Ave. NE., Suite A160 Bellevue, WA 98004 Phone: (425)-643-5000 Fax: (425)-649-5675 Email: [email_address] Website: www.wirelessapplications.com Mobile Website: m.wirelessapplications.com/