We’ve been waiting more than 20 years for the world to catch on to the coolness of concealment.
STEALTH has patiently perfected our materials. Our resident artist has toiled away on faux finishes that blend anything, anywhere (you think Michelangelo was talented!). Our shop floor has buzzed with activity, working over time to build and ship systems that withstand bad weather and its hostile cousin: time.
And while that work has not been for naught (indeed, we’ve build a nice business and employed some nice people over the decades), public awareness has been elusive. That’s what happens when you’re in a business that will judge you successful only if nobody sees you. Anywhere. Ever.
So imagine our excitement last week, when the Associated Press picked up a story about a church steeple-turned-cell phone tower in Iowa. We were happy to talk with Barbara Rodriguez, and school her on all things STEALTH.
And here’s what we learned about the AP wire: something on there spreads. Like wild fire. Better yet: it spreads like a wireless signal through a STEALTH-designed concealment system. At last count, the article had run in numerous regional newspapers (online and in print), including our home paper The Post and Courier and two of our other favorite “posts”: Huffington and Washington.
While we are hardly finished telling the story of concealment, we think this was a great chapter in our quest to create harmony between wireless infrastructure and the landscapes it dots. Tell us what you think!
World Cup Fever has soccer fans preparing for a month-long marathon of victory and heartbreak.
Numerous tech companies are similarly prepping – hoping their installations deliver joy, vs. pain.
So we thought we’d take a few minutes to look at some of the technology considerations driving this feast of “football.” (And no, they aren’t really DAS related…but we stand ready to help!)
First up, the stadium on the Amazon, in Manaus, Brazil. Construction required steel to be ferried up 4,500 kilometers of river way to this steamy, sprawling city.
As one of its architects noted – between managing the three cell phones strapped to his belt – you can’t build a technological stadium without money, and this one cost $319 million. Visit it virtually here.
No word on the cell phone systems in this and the other 11 new or refurbished stadia, but this Boston Globe report gives us some indication that DAS should be part of Brazil’s 2.0 strategy.
The upshot: Facebook, Twitter and countless apps are preparing for a worldwide cacophony of World Cup messages. But down in Brazil, wireless infrastructure lags.
Downtown Orlando Storm Damage
It’s that time again…hurricane season! While we have no control over mother nature and the unfortunate damages caused by storms, we here at STEALTH® are prepared to assist in any repairs needed on wireless concealment sites. Damage can occur on any project, whether it’s a rooftop concealment, a tower or even a flagpole. Here’s a look at a site that was damaged last year in Downtown Orlando. Panels had blown off and needed replaced in order to keep the antennas concealed. STEALTH supplied new panels to match the existing steeple and now the site looks like new!
Downtown Orlando Repaired