Predicting Wireless Frequencies

Wireless technology is commonplace in business today. There is just one catch: with so many wireless signals bouncing around, data inevitably gets transferred across signals. This can lead to all sorts of data integrity issues and interrupt business flow. What is the solution? It may lie in a new technology which detects and even foresees which wireless frequencies are, and will be, available.

A factory, for example, may have numerous systems operating on a wireless frequency at the same time. The signal may tell a forklift to retrieve a certain box of materials that is needed to complete an order. Meanwhile, another system keeps track of inventory for automated reordering. Still other systems are in charge of labeling boxes correctly and getting them on the right truck for shipping. All of this requires wireless data to be transferred accurately. Someone has to be watching all of this to make sure everything is working properly. Data errors would literally shut down the operation. In fact, some businesses may restrict the use of personal cell phones inside the factory to keep down interference.

This new technology analyzes the data and uses a 3D imaging system to report what frequencies are being used, as well as looking ahead to determine which frequencies will be used, and which will be available in the future.

In Europe there is existing legislation that requires wireless activities to occur in a certain range. This technology will help companies to ensure that they meet local standards. It has been found that systems that are software based rather than radio based are easier to monitor. Certain wavelengths are licensed and other wavelengths are not. All businesses and individuals must work and live within these standards. Thus, a system that keeps track of frequencies which are in use is a much-needed technology.