AT&T wants to install over 700 big metal boxes on corners in San Francisco
This installation in the Sunnyside neighborhood of San Francisco intrigued because it was so different then all the other solar antenna installations popping up all over the city as well as any other sensors I had seen before. For example, it is mounted on a brand new dedicated pole rather then piggybacked onto existing poles. […]
The more of these solar antennas I see on light poles and the more I read, the more convinced I am that they are part of the SFPark smart parking pilot project. They seem to be sprouting up as we get closer to launch and they are generally in the same areas as where SFPark […]
Here is another pole antenna attached to a solar panel hung up on a San Francisco street lamp this time in South of Market near Folsom and Spear. Seems to also have Nova Labs like label. Whats interesting is that there don’t seem to be any hard wired connections to anything so I wonder […]
San Francisco is getting ready to roll out the test of its market based parking system. Its all sensor based with these white sensors showing up in all the areas the test will take place. What I am curious about is how they work. Are they giant induction loop sensors? How do they communicate? To […]
Sorry for the low resolution of this picture, I snapped it with my camera phone. This is downtown San Mateo. I am baffled why there would be three different antennas on a street light. Anyone?
Last year I was lucky enough to be in DC for the Cherry Blossom Festival–stunningly beautiful and great photography. But I was also really excited to get these great pictures of a COW (or is it COWS) a Cell-site On Wheels.
As cell companies try to improve reception they will invariably have to add many more smaller cell towers closer to where people are. The spaces for large cell towers have mostly been used and capacity can be increased through smaller, lower power, local cell sites. Driving by each day, I always wondered why there were […]
Ok, here we go with the first post… I spotted this in San Francisco’s West Portal neighborhood. Not sure if its one system or two. There is a solar panel with an downward pole antenna As well as a seperate grey box with two rubberized pole antennas sticking down. Anyone have an idea what its […]
Ever since the invention of the automatic traffic light we have been moving closer and closer to the vision of “smart cities.” Until recently, the most visible implementation were light sensors that turned street lights on at dusk and off at dawn. Those stood alone for many years. In the past few years there has […]