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Vibration Sensor

Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:47 am
by killersoft
Hi.
I was thinking about how useful a vibration sensor would be for a fair chunk of mikrotik outdoor products.
Over my many years of wireless installs, wind is usually an enemy for wireless antenna/integrated WiFi products where the guy wires or structures that mount those systems is not quite up to scratch and your using them for long distance with high gain(low beam-width antennas that need high levels of pointing accuracy).
Ideally I'd like to see an integrated vibration sensor added to some of the future MT outdoor-products that can give live feedback into RouterOS so that as end users we can get some feedback on physical stability(Other than watching signal levels jump all over the place, as wind etc takes its toll on a link) this could help users eliminate which end is causing the signal to jump around by identifying which end is physically moving/vibrating around too much.
This sensor could also be integrated as an aftermarket option such as USB-stick style( Usable in NetMetal etc !! )..
Thoughts ?

Re: Vibration Sensor

Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:52 am
by HzMeister
Wouldn't it be fairly obvious without it?
If one side is mounted to a building and the other to a 20ft pole, which side do you think is most likely the problem?
And if both sides are equally janky, I don't think you need something to tell you that...

Re: Vibration Sensor

Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:30 am
by killersoft
True for that particular situation. But not all installs are secure buildings. 30dBi Antenna's such as the https://mikrotik.com/product/MTAD-5G-30D3-PA can become big wind sails and stress mounting gear that was not obvious when install occurs on a nice day.
Also managing sites remotely e.g those that are 10Km+ away or fully remote on the other side of the country/planet could do with such sensors to improve fault diagnosis such as having a baselines that could be monitored/logg'ed along side signal levels.