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Wednesday, August 26

10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Sponsored by

  • Room:   S226
  • Session Number:  W19
  • Wednesday, August 26, 10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Exposure to RF signals is a fact of life for radio technicians. This class will inform you about the current and proposed laws related to RF exposure safety, how to prevent and minimize RF exposure to yourself and the general public, how to do RF exposure testing and how to...
Speaker
Mark Pallans

General Manager
Pallans Associates, Communications Consultants


Wednesday, August 26

11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

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  • Room:   S226
  • Session Number:  W29
  • Wednesday, August 26, 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
Clear line-of-sight is critical for long distance microwave point-to-point link performance. Even if the path to a remote site is visually clear, the radio line-of-sight may be affected by objects in the Fresnel zone, which is an elliptical area immediately surrounding the visual link path. This presentation describes how a...
Speaker
Tom Brinkoetter

Consultant
RadioSiteTest


Wednesday, August 26

2:45 PM - 4:00 PM

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  • Room:   S226
  • Session Number:  W39
  • Wednesday, August 26, 2:45 PM - 4:00 PM
Ten years ago, analyzing an antenna mount was virtually unheard of. We have come a long way since then, and not many architecture and engineering firms find that the majority of their work consists of analyzing antenna mounts. Take a walk through the reasons why we analyze mounts and discuss...
Speaker
Luke Ferguson PE

Applications Engineering Manager
Valmont Site Pro 1


Wednesday, August 26

4:15 PM - 5:30 PM

Sponsored by

  • Room:   S226
  • Session Number:  W49
  • Wednesday, August 26, 4:15 PM - 5:30 PM
5G is the next generation cellular network technology.  People and advocacy groups are concerned about the radiofrequency radiation exposure of this new technology.  Concern isn't new; however, it is once again becoming more prominent.  Utilities are sharing space on their poles. And public safety professionals need to know what to...
Speakers
Miranda Allen

CEO
Radiofrequency Safety International (RSI)

Brenda Myers

Chief Customer Officer
Radiofrequency Safety International (RSI)


Thursday, August 27

10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Sponsored by

  • Room:   S226
  • Session Number:  TH19
  • Thursday, August 27, 10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Over the last few years, there has been an extraordinary effort to equip officers with body worn cameras. Yet, for every body-worn camera, there are often 20 CCTV cameras capturing the same scene. Agencies struggle with correctly processing these systems in a standards compliant / scientific manor. Based on his...
Speaker
Jim Hoerricks PhD

Managing Partner
Apex Partners Ltd.


Thursday, August 27

11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Sponsored by

  • Room:   S226
  • Session Number:  TH29
  • Thursday, August 27, 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
Explore two overlapping areas involving 5G and smart cities. The first is to imagine the possibilities of 5G applications and smart cities. What will it be liking “living on the edge” in a smart city? How will these networks benefit cities and their constituents? A few areas to note would be...
Speaker
Patrick McNerney

COO
3D Design & Engineering


Thursday, August 27

2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

  • Room:   S226
  • Session Number:  TH39
  • Thursday, August 27, 2:15 PM - 3:30 PM
The growth of wireless deployment and bandwidth demand means more fiber backbones will be needed. We will review how fiber works, the key components in the backbone and basic fiber testing needs. This is a good primer for anyone working with wireless technology but new to fiber optics.

Thursday, August 27

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

Sponsored by

  • Room:   S226
  • Session Number:  TH49
  • Thursday, August 27, 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
Data-capture is the core value in sUAS (drones). In this session look at post-flight analysis software, workflow, and interpretation of data. Briefly examine the setup of sensors for best data capture, while diving deeply into the use of software to provide actionable data post-flight. This session is valuable to anyone...
Speaker
Douglas Spotted Eagle

Founder & Primary Instructor
Sundance Media Group, LLC


Friday, August 28

8:15 AM - 9:30 AM

Sponsored by

  • Room:   S226
  • Session Number:  F19
  • Friday, August 28, 8:15 AM - 9:30 AM
Emerging Terabit Optical Wireless (TOW) technology allows new spectral bands with a bandwidth exceeding 540 THz to exceed the data carrying capacity of existing cellular and WiFi technologies due to a significantly larger spectrum. This session examines the current mobile capacity of the RF spectrum in respect to 5G small...
Speaker
JB Groves FOI

Instructor of Computer Science
Wharton County Junior College


Friday, August 28

9:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Sponsored by

  • Room:   S226
  • Session Number:  F29
  • Friday, August 28, 9:45 AM - 11:00 AM
There is a rapidly growing demand for commercial, residential, indoor outdoor and everywhere seamless wireless/Wi-Fi availability. DAS (Distributed Antenna Systems) and Fiber to DAS are providing a potential solution as driving forces behind this demand are new markets and strategic importance for government, such as smart cities, smart buildings, connected...
Speakers
David Diaz

Founder
Innov8 Technologies

Frank Ghassemi

Chief Instructor
Golden Eagle Academy


Friday, August 28

11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

Sponsored by

  • Room:   S226
  • Session Number:  F39
  • Friday, August 28, 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
Hear Glen Brynteson, President of TrainOurTroops, a veteran non-profit that trains veterans and their spouses online to get more rewarding careers, share firsthand knowledge on how telecom providers are leveraging veterans to fill a unique skill gap in their organizations. He will also address the misconceptions that challenge telecom companies...
Speakers
Glen Brynteson

President
TrainOurTroops

Guy Connor

President
Southwest Telephone Company