The month started with us headed to Minneapolis MN to do an install of a complex UniFi system. It included a number of access points, cameras, switches, and network video recorders. Plus their door access control system. Instead we ended up fixing a wiring job that had gone bad. Spent an entire week repairing bad crimps and finding which runs were too long. Turned over installation to another vendor since we used up all our time on the wiring. As we were packing up to leave the site on our last day, Mother Nature sent us a gift of 8-12 inches of snow.
We made it out the next day successfully and headed towards Rockford IL. We were supposed to install a point to point link but had to cancel due to the weather. Cannot safely work on a boom lift in high winds and snow. So we stopped there to do the ground work, wiring, etc.
While in the area, we ducked into Chicago to visit Stern Pinball, world’s largest pinball manufacturing firm. We did a quick consult on a full network redesign and wireless network buildout in a new warehouse and office space. Took a tour of their current facility as well. No matter the outcome of the project bid, the tour was worth it. Amazing, Made in America pride and precision.
Middle of the month found Alex taking his Ekahau Design certification. Spent four days in training followed by the certification test and labs. Even though most of this training was stuff already learned over the years, filling in the gaps or refreshing on lesser used skills always helps.
Rebuilt a small UniFi network for a non-profit in Washington DC this month towards the end. Then packed and started out for Rockford IL and beyond at the end of the month.