Chris on 8 Apr 2005 20:52:46 -0000

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RE: [PLUG] Fwd: Wireless Philadelphia ... RFP available

Title: RE: [PLUG] Fwd: Wireless Philadelphia ... RFP available

I am pretty sure all the antenna’s and repeaters will be on light post correct? I don’t see those consuming too much engery, I think you would see something along the lines of the solar panels along side the turnpike. Except these would be on top of the light post of course and hopefully out of range of most criminals. I assume since the city owns this network they will allow their city employees to use it for free. I foresee a lot of possible applications for wireless handheld devices in the city. Can anyone find any future plans for any such devices/plans?




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From: [] On Behalf Of George Gallen
Sent: Friday, April 08, 2005 4:42 PM
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Subject: RE: [PLUG] Fwd: Wireless Philadelphia ... RFP available


Here is something that wasn't planned in the overeall cost I'll bet...


Battery and/or solar power backup for all network equipment sufficient to assure continuous operation at full power and functionality for a period of not less than eight (8) hours in the absence of utility power.

How much will it cost to supply and/or upkeep all those batteries?
Solar cells would be just as expensive, then I see a new crime wave, stealing the solar cells.

8 hours of operation for a transmitting unit, that's A LOT of power to store.


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