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I was looking to purchase some tripods to mount APs, similar to the ones used at CiscoLive.  Anyone know where I can find these?

 

 

Lane Reams

Manager Network Design & Engineering

Network Computing Services

Informatics Center

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

(615) 936-2677 (office)

ncs.mc.vanderbilt.edu

 

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Message from jcoehoorn@york.edu

Look in the audio/visual department for camera/speaker/lighting mounts.


Joel Coehoorn
IT Director
York College, Nebraska
402.363.5603
jcoehoorn@york.edu


     



You can get them with or without wheels in models that extend up a lot (20+ ft). You might also look at MarkerTek (markertek.com).

 

-jcw                            

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John Watters    UA: OIT  205-348-3992

 

This looks a great deal like a lighting tripod. Try the 140-GOAL at http://www.cheaplights.com/cart/page41.html At $23 I don't think you can go wrong. The EDUCAUSE Wireless Issues Constituent Group Listserv writes: >I was looking to purchase some tripods to mount APs, similar to the ones >used at CiscoLive. Anyone know where I can find these? > > > >[Image] > > > >Lane Reams > >Manager Network Design & Engineering > >Network Computing Services > >Informatics Center > >Vanderbilt University Medical Center > >(615) 936-2677 (office) > >ncs.mc.vanderbilt.edu > > > > >********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE >Constituent Group discussion list can be found at >http://www.educause.edu/groups/. > > ********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.

They’re called light stands and are commonly used to support photo and video lighting and accessories.  They’re easy to find once you know what they’re called.  Just fyi, they’re not purpose-built for wireless, so you’ll have to figure out a way to attach the AP.  This usually isn’t difficult as most of these stands have a 1/4-20 or 3/8-16 stud on the end which can be adapted to attach to most AP mounting hardware.  I know I’ve seen tripods marketed for wireless site survey at Tessco & Terrawave, but they were really expensive.

 

FWIW, as both a wireless professional and an avid photographer, I’m a big fan of the Giottos LC325 and use them for my studio strobes and RF site survey.  It’s well made, strong, stable, air-cushioned, fairly tall, collapses to a small size for its height, and reasonably-priced.  There are stands out there for half the price, but they won’t be as tall or nearly as well made.  If you don’t need the height and need to spend a little less, consider the Interfit COR 750 or 751.  They’re not as nice as the Giottos (less stable and poor air cushioning), but they’ll get the job done.

 

Chuck Enfield

Sr. Communications Engineer

Telecommunications & Networking Services

The Pennsylvania State University

110H, USB2, UP, PA 16802

ph: 814.863.8715

fx: 814.865-3988

 

PS – I don’t own stock in Amazon.  I just know they carry all three models.

 

Message from neil-johnson@uiowa.edu

We've had good luck with "Wonder Poles" http://www.wonderpole.com/telescopingpole.html. The only down side is the bases. When filled with sand can be quite heavy, but less likely to tip over.

-Neil

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Neil Johnson
Network Engineer
The University of Iowa
Phone: 319 384-0938
Fax: 319 335-2951
Mobile: 319 540-2081
E-Mail: neil-johnson@uiowa.edu


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