A Site Survey is the first step to ensure your new OneVue Sync Bluetooth solution provides accurate, reliable synchronized time. The result of the Site Survey serves as a deployment guide for the installation of your Primex devices. It provides detailed information that addresses Bluetooth® wireless network signal strength coverage, interference sources, device placement, power considerations, and the Ethernet or Wi-Fi network requirements for Sync Bridge devices.
A Primex Service Engineer studies the facility floor plans and planned device installation areas to identify any coverage gaps and identify install locations to meet coverage requirements.
The layout of the facility, including the number of floors and the quantity of clocks in each area determines the type of deployment. There is no single deployment design that is perfectly suitable for every environment, but the survey is designed to assist with your deployment.
A Primex System Engineer will:
Determine the required quantity of Sync Bluetooth Bridges. A single Bridge supports up to a maximum of 200 Sync Bluetooth devices.
Recommend the installation location of Bridge devices.
Identify the Bridge power and Ethernet network requirements.
Identify any coverage gaps or limitations. Sync Bluetooth devices use Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) to broadcast signals. Signal coverage is subject to attenuation by various physical materials such as walls, doors, or other physical structures.
Analyze planned install location of devices to ensure the location of each device has adequate Bluetooth wireless signal strength. The analysis takes into consideration the Bluetooth wireless range of the Sync Bluetooth devices.
Primex must receive a building floorplan or map that identifies IDF/MDF/LAN rooms, each planned clock installation location, and the location of the planned or existing Ethernet or Wi-Fi networks for Bridge placement. The floor plan allows the Primex System Engineer to analyze the number of clocks, floors, rooms, and other building elements.
Along with the floorplan, a site survey request form must be submitted to Primex. The details provided allows an engineer to provide a plan that allows for optimal coverage. Failure to provide complete and accurate information may affect coverage results and total cost.
With the understanding of the process and the value of a Site Survey, your organization should be well prepared to successfully plan the deployment and installation of the OneVue Sync Bluetooth solution and Sync Bluetooth devices.
Different facility layouts and interiors may present a variety of considerations when planning an accurate and effective deployment. As a world leading provider of Synchronized Time solutions, Primex and our Certified Sales and Service Partner Network have many years of experience helping customers deploy effective solutions.