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4 Best Practices in Site Decommissioning

Posted by Rob Brown

September 11, 2014 at 9:00 AM

Decommissioning a Site

As important as the installment of a cell site is, the decommissioning of the site is equally so. Decommissioning a site can be done correctly or incorrectly, and the implications that follow can be detrimental if regulations are not obeyed. It takes great organization and forethought to properly tear down a cell site, and decommissioning a site without proper protocol and planning can be costly. Read on to learn more about the process of decommissioning a site and the importance of consulting with experts who have the knowledge and expertise to do it properly. 

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The Benefits of Guyed Lattice Towers

Posted by Rob Brown

September 9, 2014 at 9:00 AM

Your choice of telecommunication tower depends on multiple factors. Whether it’s space, budget, or land, your company probably has some restrictions on what it can and cannot do. The good news is you have a variety of options from which to choose. One such option is a guyed tower, suitable for a wide range of conditions. It is first important to understand guyed towers and their advantages before deciding if a guyed tower is the proper choice for your telecommunications or broadcasting needs.

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The Monopole Advantage

Posted by Rob Brown

September 4, 2014 at 9:00 AM

When it comes to telecommunication towers, there are a few distinct choices available that present different advantages and disadvantages for the purchaser. From price and durability to size and functionality, telecommunication towers come in a variety of forms. One of the preferred choices for those with limited space or harsh weather conditions is the monopole tower. Understanding monopole towers, in comparison to guyed lattice towers or self-supporting towers, will inform the purchase decision. Below, we have provided the basics of the monopole for your convenience.

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Topics: Towers

The Equipment Powering Your Telecommunications Infrastructure

Posted by Rob Brown

September 2, 2014 at 1:00 PM

It is critically important your telecommunications infrastructure never suffers downtime. Lattice Communications understands your business depends on its ability to stay up and running, and that’s why we power our clients with only the best in power equipment. We partner with the top manufacturers in the industry to bring you equipment that meets your personal requirements. Read on as we provide you with a more in-depth look into our major power source brand partnerships and the products and value we promise through them.

GE Energy

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Topics: Telecommunications

Your Commercial HVAC Systems Purchasing Guide

Posted by Rob Brown

August 28, 2014 at 9:00 AM

If you are like most professionals, you have a lot on your plate and don’t have time to spend hours learning about the intricacies of commercial HVAC systems, such as what they do and how they are installed. Don’t worry! We have a brief, simple guide to help you select a new commercial HVAC system that’s just right for your business.

Selecting the Right HVAC System

Commercial HVAC systems have their own intricacies, different from those bought on a smaller scale, but many people don’t realize the variances. There are many systems available with many differing functions. What are the most important components to consider?  

Need. A company must determine the needs of their building in terms of air quality and temperature. Some HVAC systems provide both heating and cooling, while others are strictly cooling systems. Some areas run hot because they are higher up or because there is a lot of data-driven, telecommunications equipment stored within. Others may just need to be warmed and cooled to ebb and flow with normal weather fluctuations.

Size. An HVAC installation specialist can determine the appropriate size of the HVAC system. Buying the wrong size will only prolong unsatisfactory temperatures in the office and cause trouble. To determine the appropriate unit size, an installation specialist will perform a load calculation, or manual J, by assessing these key factors:

The size of your space
Heat produced by equipment
Number of people present daily
 

Efficiency. An HVAC system buyer must choose between standard efficiency or high efficiency for the system. Efficiency levels affect the lifespan of the model, so that while many companies see the upfront savings in buying standard efficiency, they will be repairing or replacing long before the high efficiency buyers. Making this choice depends largely on the importance of temperature control and the anticipated energy bill cost.

Redundancy. Dual HVAC systems may be a significant investment for companies whose equipment is particularly temperature-sensitive. HVAC redundancy allows for sensitive equipment, especially located at a remote site, to be kept desirably cool without human intervention and in a way that doesn't overwhelm a traditional HVAC unit. 

Now that a list of important components has been rendered, it is important to know which features and qualities are most important for your commercial HVAC system. We have developed a short list of the most pertinent features for a commercial HVAC system.

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Topics: HVAC

The Benefits of Buying a Used Industrial Generator

Posted by Rob Brown

August 26, 2014 at 9:00 AM

Buying used is a good option; today, it seems fewer people are buying used merchandise. However, with high quality industrial generators from Lattice Communications, buying used is still a viable and economical option.

Consumers may wonder if an industrial generator is an important commodity, but industry experts in the telecommunications field know they are. The following list of considerations explains just why.

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Topics: Generators

   

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