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Monday, March 05

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

It may be annoying when a call is dropped in your apartment's elevator, but what if you’re a first responder during a fire in the building?  Your ability to communicate may be life or death. Examine current limitations to two-way radios, cellular and WiFi, as well as new advancements within...
Speakers
Alan Leffler N7WYE

Sales Manager- Americas
EMR Corp.

Andrew Ely

Director of Consulting
PierCon Solutions

David Adams

Senior Product Manager
PCTEL

Earl Lum

President
EJL Wireless Research

Greg Najjar

Director, Business Development
ADRF (Advanced RF Technologies, Inc.)

John Foley

General Manager
Safer Buildings Coalition


Monday, March 05

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

What if your site cannot connect to the power grid?  A power line on poles or buried is likely cost-prohibitive.  Off-grid power may be your only option, costing far less and it can be designed for the high-level of reliability required to sustain mission critical communications.
Speaker
Tom Mahon

Senior Radio Project Consultant
Wireless Consulting, Inc.


Monday, March 05

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Get an overview of the technical challenges encountered when designing systems to provide voice, sensor data, personnel and asset tracking in isolated, limited-line-of-sight environments such as tunnels, mines, underground parking garages, collapsed buildings, etc. This will include a review of underground propagation models and existing technologies that should be considered...
Speaker
Steve Harrison

Vice President Engineering
Innovative Wireless Technologies


Monday, March 05

2:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Cellular on Wheels or Wings (COWs), Systems on Wheels (SOWs) and Cellular on Light Trucks (COLTs) are solutions to extend your network when and where it is needed temporarily. More opportunities for deployable technologies come through airmasts, tethered drones, balloons, satellites and even mobile repeaters.  Examine the advantages and challenges...
Speakers
Brad Goetzelman

Solutions Engineer
Viavi Solutions Inc.

Gary Monetti

Founder and Managing Director
Monetti & Associates

Jim Fryer

Managing Editor
Inside Towers

Peter Burnside

Senior Account Manager
Futurecom Systems Group, ULC

Ron Poulin

Vice President & General Manager, Land Mobile Radio
Codan Radio

Steven Kropper

VP of Business Development
Parallel Wireless

Todd Bianchi

Captain
District of Columbia Fire & EMS


Tuesday, March 06

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

The approach to network deployment has changed dramatically – there is no longer need to put up 20,000 towers for nationwide coverage.  But wireless sites themselves have changed with hetnets, digital antenna systems (DAS) and small cells, so the number of access sites has increased dramatically.  Deploying the sites is...
Speakers
Allen Dixon

Director of Channel Development
Zinwave

Jim Fryer

Managing Editor
Inside Towers

Kevin Forte

Program Manager | iDAS & Venues
Crown Castle

Patrick Lau

VP of Strategic Development
Comba Telecom

Todd Schlekeway

Executive Director
NATE

Tom Chamberlain

Area VP Sales
Westell Technologies


Tuesday, March 06

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

There are many challenges to working in a remote environment in Alaska. In a coverage area about 10% smaller than Colorado, with only 9,500 people, problems include a small construction window due to the weather, and nightmare logistics including only one location with a road and flying in equipment had...
Speaker
Joe Blaschka Jr, PE

Principal
ADCOMM Engineering Company


Tuesday, March 06

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

It used to be simple. A company could simply log into the FCC’s website and get an ASR. Need a license? No Problem! Many companies would readily include this service as an incentive if you bought your equipment from them or used their services for engineering or constructing a tower....
Speaker
Cory Crenshaw

President
Crenshaw Communications Consulting, LLC


Tuesday, March 06

2:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Examine the requirements of public safety for indoor coverage, how it is designed and deployed, the equipment that is needed, and give real life examples to demonstrate its need and use.  Identify the challenges faced when delivering public safety communications inside venues, and how digital DAS can enhance both voice...
Speakers
Chris Godwin

Senior Wireless Technologist
RF Solutions LLC

Don Henry

Public Safety Program Manager
Comba Telecom

Kern Davis

Vice President: Business Development & Consulting Services
CTS

Mike Brownson

Director, IBW Business Development
Westell Technologies

Rami Hasarchi

VP of Coverage Solutions
Cobham Wireless

Sri Arunachalam

Principal Applications Engineer
Microlab (A Wireless Telecom Group Company)


Wednesday, March 07

10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

The tower industry is expecting carrier activity to increase significantly in 2018 and beyond. Among the near-term catalysts are the FirstNet buildout, the TV Repack, 4G buildouts and 5G fixed wireless. What does this mean for the owners and operators of critical wireless infrastructure such as towers, small cell, distributed...
Speakers
Alex Gellman

CEO and Co-founder
Vertical Bridge, LLC

David Weisman

President and CEO
Insite Wireless Group, LLC

Don Bishop

Executive Editor/Associate Publisher
AGL Media Group

Tom Kane

President and Managing Member
Network Building & Consulting


Wednesday, March 07

11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

The last few years have left many of us scratching our heads questioning if our towers can be compliant with the myriad of new legislation being handed down.  Many new regulations left several of us with more questions than answers.  Do our towers 50’-200’ now need to be marked/lit?  Didn’t...
Speakers
Cory Crenshaw

President
Crenshaw Communications Consulting, LLC

Gary Chiasson

Director of Sales, International and Airport
Flash Technology

Richard Hickey

Sr. Manager, National Regulatory Compliance
Vertical Bridge Holdings, LLC


Wednesday, March 07

2:45 PM - 4:00 PM

Wireless coverage within multi-dwelling buildings is more complicated than at first glance. Hear how deploying systems within sports stadiums for mega events can provide valuable insight into the technical and operational requirements needed for creating a working and workable system for your buildings and cities. Examine how each technology such...
Speakers
Earl Lum

President
EJL Wireless Research

John Dundas

Director DundasTech Ltd
DundasTech Limited

Robert Sisley

COML/COMT
Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office

Trey Browder

Regional Sales Manager
Advanced RF Technologies Inc (ADRF)


Wednesday, March 07

4:15 PM - 5:30 PM

Can renewable energies, with the right battery (energy storage) strategy, be a game changer to reliably power communications (even FirstNet type sites) “Off-grid”? Yes! But avoiding all-too common mistakes are the key to success. Learn from industry experts how to design the system from the start. Includes site assessment, load...
Speakers
Brad Berwald

Product Manager
Morningstar Corp

Mark Dettmer

President & Founder
Mission Critical Energy Inc.


Thursday, March 08

10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Taking in-building to the next level is 3D visualization, IoT and advanced situational awareness. As a key service for law enforcement and firefighters, these new technologies require a faster mapping process, increased reporting, performance validation and operational advancements that can pinpoint incidents or provide precise blueprints in ways we have...
Speakers
Dereck Orr

Division Chief, NIST, CTL
PSCR

Jeff Kunst

Vice President, Product Development
TRX Systems

Joe Hernandez

CEO
BuildingDNA

Kenneth Rehbehn

Principal Analyst
Critical Communications Insights

Wayne Wong

Product Manager
Anritsu


Thursday, March 08

11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Education is the key for both tower safety considerations and radiofrequency radiation safety. With new technologies coming out all the time you need to know best practices for NEPA/EA requirements, OSHA regulations and FCC requirements. Understand OSHA rules regarding multiple employer telecom work sites, employers’ responsibility for telecom workers claiming...
Speakers
Benjamin Afton, CSP, CHST

ESH&S Manager - Telecom Division
Black & Veatch Corporation

Duane MacEntee

Executive Director
National Wireless Safety Association

Miranda Allen

CEO
Radiofrequency Safety International (RSI)

Todd Schlekeway

Executive Director
NATE


Thursday, March 08

2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

5G requires more coverage than we’ve ever had.  We’ll be moving to a completely different model, with hundreds of sites in a single neighborhood, possibly on every street light or stop sign. Densifying the wireless network for 5G will take time and energy and place sites in the most interesting...
Speakers
Dino Giordano

Vice President, Product
Microlab (A Wireless Telecom Group Company)

Emil Olbrich

President and Trainer
Primelime Consulting and 5G-Courses.com

Luke Getto

Director of Product Management
Microlab (A Wireless Telecom Group Company)

Meloni Boatswain

Strategic Director for State and Local Government
IntelliSpring Technologies

Randy Jenkins

Director of Business Development
Aviat Networks


Thursday, March 08

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

What happens when you need coverage where there isn’t any –  a rural area, the middle of a body of water, after a disaster.... With zero connectivity and backhaul, you need a solution that has to be transportable, resilient, secure and cost-effective. Hear examples of new technologies that are portable,...
Speakers
Curtis White

Senior Engineer
US Navy, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center - Atlantic

Edmond Vea

Director of Interoperability
Rivada Networks

Gary Monetti

Founder and Managing Director
Monetti & Associates

Kelly Hill

Editor
RCR Wireless

Mohan Tammisetti

CTO & Founder
Virtualnetcom

Victor Garmong

President
Pepro, LLC


Friday, March 09

8:15 AM - 9:30 AM

Nowadays the DAS technology is used to cover diverse type of indoor coverage applications, among them, cellular, WiFi, public safety radio communications. Because of the natural differences of the applications, a unique type of DAS won’t entirely satisfy each application's needs. When it comes to public safety radio communication, immediate...
Speaker
Fernando Sommariva

Director of Engineering
Fiplex Communications, Inc.


Friday, March 09

9:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Due to the widespread adoption of the NFPA code, the design and installation of public safety DAS has been greatly impacted. Explore the key technical and operational specs called out by the code, and review the results in the actual implementation. Examine ATP (Acceptance Test Procedure) of in-building radio coverage...
Speakers
Chris Godwin

Senior Wireless Technologist
RF Solutions LLC

John Facella P.E., C.Eng.

Principal
Panther Pines Consulting, LLC

Kevin Persing

Western Regional Manager
Cobham Wireless

Rick Good

Market Segment Leader - Coverage Enhancement Products
Bird Technologies

Robert Lopez PE

Principal
RLA Communications Engineering LLC

Stephen Verbil

Emergency Telecomm. Manager
Connecticut DESPP/DSET