"We had done two successful small wireless card system projects before this one," he said. "Consequently, I was pretty enthusiastic when the airport had a requirement for a wireless system in its specifications for the RFQ. I was enthusiastic because I knew that we had already successfully installed this equipment."
Richard Ramm of Recognition Source assisted in testing the Wyreless Access RF communications around the perimeter of the airport before the installation. The testing showed that the technology would solve the problem and no evidence of interference was noted.
The antennae had to be elevated from their initial positions for a clear line of sight and more rigid masts used than originally planned to withstand high winds and jet blasts. The installation went smoothly and the equipment integrated seamlessly into the access control system. Installation time was about as estimated by both the airport and Quentin Controls.
"After working out a few bugs, the system has operated flawlessly. The wireless system has saved the airport hundreds of staff hours by linking all of the vehicle gates and allowing manipulation of one or all gates with a click of the mouse button," said Zalauf.