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  1. The Multiwave SmartAligner: Future-Proof Design

    It’s no secret that aligning antennas requires precise measurements that can be relied on time and time again. We’ve covered various antenna alignment equipment in previous blog posts that you can find here. But, what if there was an antenna aligner that was future-proof? Meaning it didn’t get outdated because of advances in technology and that if it needed a major update you wouldn’t have to send it anywhere or replace it. That’s a bold statement in a world where technology is advancing at incredible speeds. This week, our Gear Experts® are going to break down the future-proof design of the Multiwave SmartAligner.

    There’s an App for That


     

    We’ve covered the features and benefits of the Multiwave SmartAligner in previous blog posts that can be found here. But, we haven’t really addressed their revolutionary app that is available for both Android and iPhone. The app has been around for over 5 years and is constantly being updated with new features. In fact, it’s had nearly a dozen application updates since it was released.

    The Multiwave SmartAligner App


     

    So, there’s an app, but what does that actually do to help when on the job? Well, the app has a ton of features that help with training, measurements, and reporting.

    Training

    Antenna Aligners aren’t cheap and the last thing you want to do is send someone 200+ feet up a tower with no real experience in how to operate the tool. Not only does it waste time and money, but the chances of something going wrong and the device being damaged are increased. That’s where the simulation mode comes in.  Simulation mode allows you to train staff on how to use the device from the ground on a smartphone. And, you can use simulation mode without even owning a device – meaning you can already know how it operates before you buy it.

    Measurements

    With the ability to pre-program measurements from the app, you can ensure that you have the information you need when you’re working on the antenna. For added control, you can also set parameters for employees that lock their allowed margin of error. This feature can save valuable time and prevent costly mistakes.

    Reporting

    With a full suite of reporting features, the SmartAligner App can help speed up job completion time. Take pictures and jot down notes all within the app and easily attach them to your report.

    We have a full training series that covers the setup and operation of the mobile app. You can find that series by clicking here.

    Future-Proof

    How does this app make the device future-proof? Well, it’s all in the updates. Most antenna aligners on the market don’t have the ability to be updated from an app. Instead, you have to send the device in for costly software and hardware updates. Or, potentially just purchase a whole new unit. Multiwave built a device designed to stand the test of time and updates are as simple as opening the app.

    The Tool


     

    We’ve talked a lot about the app, but what about the aligner itself? Well, it’s a pretty impressive piece of equipment – and boasts several features that separate it from the competition. The patented bracket allows the Aligner to be mounted securely and directly to most antennas without the need for costly accessories. The bracket is engineered to enable 18 different mounting configurations which help the tool automatically provide the Azimuth, Tilt, and Roll without having to do any math.

    The SmartAligner includes an easy to read backlit LCD screen that provides the information you need to do a proper alignment. A 3-point design provides more accurate alignment than any other product in its category. It does this by capitalizing on the best-in-class sensor spacing without increasing the size and space requirements of the tool. Last, but not least, the Aligner comes with a heavy-duty waterproof case so you can make sure to safely and securely transport your Aligner wherever the job may take you.

    For more information about the Antenna Aligner click here to contact one of our Gear Experts®.

    Click here to check out the Multiwave SmartAligner

    Click here to check out our full selection of SmartAligner accessories

    Click here to check out our past Multiwave blog posts

    Click here to see our video series on the Multiwave SmartAligner App

    **The content of this blog is not intended to replace proper, in-depth training. Manufacturer’s instructions must also be followed and reviewed before any equipment is used.

    Future-Proof Antenna Alignment: The Video


     

    Gear Up with Gear Experts: The Podcast


     

    If you haven’t already checked out Gear Up with Gear Experts, our podcast dedicated to at-height, industry, and construction, it is available for download! You can find it on all major podcast listening platforms like Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music, + your favorite podcatcher of choice. And, you can head on over to gearexperts.com to follow us on social media, check out our detailed show notes, and sign up for updates.

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  2. Product Spotlight: TruPulse 200 Laser Rangefinder

    Bob just spent most of his day 200 feet up a tower installing new equipment. He finally got everything hooked up and positioned perfectly. Now it’s time for Bob to pack up his equipment and move to the next job site. Once he got back to the ground Bob found out that some of his measurements were off and the equipment is not where it needs to be. Bob now has to spend the rest of the day fixing that error and pushing his entire schedule back. Mistakes can be costly in the form of lost time, lost wages, and unsatisfied customers. If only Bob had used a laser rangefinder to ensure his measurements were accurate and the job was done right the first time. In an effort to make sure you’re not like Bob, our Gear Experts® are going to break down the TruPulse 200 Laser Rangefinder.

    The TruPulse 200 Laser Rangefinder


     

    This nifty little handheld device provides extremely accurate measurements that you can trust. And, because of the Bluetooth connectivity and serial port features, it pairs perfectly with antenna aligners like the MultiWave SmartAligner. The 200 Laser Rangefinder has been around for quite some time, but this isn’t your grandpa’s rangefinder. Laser Technologies recently revamped the 200 model. It now takes 50% more accurate ratings than before - with a distance accuracy of ± 8 inches and an inclination accuracy of ± 0.25°. It also features improved target acquisition and higher range resolution. All of this is achieved by using TruPulse’s proprietary TruTargeting Technology.

    More than Meets the Eye


     

     

    The TruPulse 200 Laser Rangefinder does far more than just measure distance and angles. It also has the ability to measure slope and distance plus inclination in degrees or percentages with the simple click of a button. The rangefinder then uses those measurements to internally calculate a three-shot height routine and a 2-d line routine. This is used to calculate slope determinations and changes in elevation. The maximum range for reflective targets is 2,000 meters while non-reflective targets have a max range of 1,000 meters (that’s around 6,561 and 3,280 feet, respectively). The high-quality optics jam-packed into this device magnify your field of view by up to 7X!

     

     

    Target Modes


     

    The 200 Laser Rangefinder also has five target modes so you can select or eliminate multiple targets. Those target modes are:

    → STD. (Single Shot)

    → CON. (Continuous)

    → CLO. (Closest)

    → FAR. (Farthest)

    → FLT. (Filter)

    Connected


     

    As mentioned above, this device is Bluetooth compatible with Windows and Android devices. It also includes an RS-232 serial com-port making it a perfect tool to pair with an antenna aligner to measure AGL

    All these features make this rangefinder ideal for the telecom, wind-energy, and construction industries.

    Got questions about the TruPulse 200 Laser Rangefinder? Click here to contact one of our Gear Experts®.

    Click here to see the TruPulse 200 Laser Rangefinder

    Click here to see the MultiWave SmartAligner Antenna Alignment Tool

    TruPulse 200 Laser Rangefinder: The Video


     

    Gear Up with Gear Experts®: The Podcast


    We're also proud to announce Gear Up with Gear Experts® - A podcast dedicated
    to at-height, industry, and construction. Gear Up with Gear Experts® will be coming to your ears in early 2019 and in each episode, the hosts (Alex Giddings & John Medina) bring in a gear expert or industry leader to talk about gear, gear safety, tips, and tricks. To find out more about the show, and sign up to get alerted when our first episode drops, head on over to gearexperts.com. There's a trailer there too, so you can get a sneak peek of the show.

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  3. Product Spotlight: MultiWave SmartAligner

    This week GME Supply is focusing on telecom tools and our blog is no different! Over the past few years, we have seen our customers begin to adopt and use antenna aligners. Antenna aligners help increase accuracy and save time while working with a wide range of antennas. This week our Gear Experts® are going to talk about the MultiWave SmartAligner.

    The MultiWave SmartAligner


     

    This device is a GPS-based compass that has been designed to effectively and efficiently align your antennas in real time. This aligner was developed to be easy to use and offer unparalleled accuracy while providing a True North or Grid North azimuth measurement along with tilt, roll, and position.

    Once the system is mounted to the antenna, it is simply turned on. From there the user interface is the full feature app on any iOS and Android smart device. Click here to see a video on the app and how to use it. Reporting with this antenna aligner is as simple as a few clicks with the report able to be emailed directly from the app. The system has been tested in the harshest RF live antenna environment while still maintaining its accuracy. The SmartAligner solution is an accurate, fast, and scalable antenna alignment tool creating an effective solution for all your alignment needs.

    Features


     

    The MultiWave SmartAligner is jam packed with features. It is the first ever foldable GPS alignment tool and comes with a universal mounting bracket. It has the ability to be mounted in multiple configurations to prevent issues with spatial and RF conditions. For a complete breakdown of the features, specifications, mounting configurations, modes of use, approved carriers, turf vendors, and firms click here.

    Special Financing


     

    We offer special equipment financing on all of our antenna alignment tools. Our financing program has 3 easy steps so that you can get your tools now so you can head out to the next job site.

    Step 1: Pay advance finance payment

    → Pay 20% of the equipment cost as a down-payment. This is the first month’s finance payment.

    → Example: $5,000 equipment cost = $1,000 (down payment)

    Step 2: Calculate the Monthly Payment

    → Subtract the down-payment from the equipment cost. Then divide this by the 11 remaining months. (No interest is added to the 11 months)

    → Example: $5,000 equipment cost - $1,000 (down-payment) = $4,000 divided by 11 months = $363.64 per month for the remaining 11 months.

    Step 3: Buy out for $1.00

    → You will own the equipment at the end of the finance term for $1

    For more information click here to view our financing details or click here to contact one of our gear experts and start the financing application.

    Click here to see the MultiWave SmartAligner

    Click here to see our available accessories

    MultiWave Smart Align Training Videos


     

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  4. GPS Antenna Alignment Tools

    We know proper antenna alignment is crucial. Luckily, GPS antenna aligners are getting better and better. From the GPS boost available in the 3Z RF Aligner, to the super versatile universal mounting bracket on the Multiwave Smart Aligner, and the rugged aluminum construction of the Sunsight AntennAlign, there are more options than ever to get things straightened up.

     

    We recently pulled a few of the antenna alignment tools into the studio for a quick unboxing session. Check out the playlist below to see what comes in both the 3Z RF Aligner and the Multiwave Smart Aligner.

     

     

    Also, see the playlist of all of the Multiwave Videos below. They’re incredibly informative, and will walk you through every step in using the Multiwave device.

     

     

    See all tower tools here, including antenna aligners, compasses, reel stands and more.

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