SAFETY RECOMMENDATIONS Now here is something that most, if not all, tower climbers use. Back in the "old days" capstans were used to raise and lower spars for sailing, and for lifting cargo onto and off of ships. These massive, man-powered machines were nothing like the small AC-powered capstans we [...]
What is Sweep Testing? Sweep testing is a verification system that confirms system integration and antenna performance. Sweeping is also a widely used method that tests and verifies the characteristics of a device or cable across a range of frequencies. The information gathered by sweep testers allows us to quickly [...]
If you've ever used the Petzl I'D, you know why it is so loved by rescue professionals, rope access techs, tower climbers, and many other professionals. One of the most important aspects of maintaining your I'D is to know exactly how to inspect it. A Worn Groove Many experts often [...]
It would be interesting to hand Alexander Graham Bell a smartphone. Is it what he would have envisioned his invention translating to a century later? The evolution of the mobile phone and its accompanying cell network is a complex succession of trial and error experiments that brought the technology from the bulky [...]
The Lanyard: An Essential PFAS Component Lanyards are an essential component of work done at height, and thus an integral aspect of the established Personal Fall Arrest System (PFAS). Your standard PFAS should consist of the following items: - A full body harness (see Connect-It's guide to selecting the right [...]
We had a blast at this year's NATE 2015 in Orlando, Florida. As promised, here are our photos from the event! Check out the full album at fb.com/ciwireless.