Anritsu Company, the leader in handheld wireless test solutions, announces that Matthew Myers of Union Wireless is the winner of Anritsu's Toughest Site Competition, held to honor and acknowledge the challenges field engineers and technicians face as they deploy, install, and maintain wireless networks. Myers, who maintains nearly 40 different cell sites in Colorado, must overcome significant weather and environmental obstacles on an almost daily basis, and has been awarded a Harley-Davidson motorcycle for having the "toughest site."
"The professionals who install and maintain wireless networks have extreme jobs. They must deal with intense technical issues, not to mention snakes, scorpions, bears, desert-like heat, and freezing cold to keep a network live for their customers. We created the Toughest Site Competition to see some of our customers' challenges, and thank them for their excellent work and dedication, even under the most difficult conditions," said Donn Mulder, Vice President and General Manager, Anritsu Company. "Selecting Matthew was very difficult, as every submission showed us just how challenging it is to make sure wireless networks operate properly."
Myers uses the BTS Master™, and S331C and S820D Site Master™ analyzers when he is deploying, installing and maintaining the towers, which are located as high as 13,000 feet above sea level. Many of the sites can only be accessed using a snow cat from October to August and temperatures can be as low as -50°. A particular tower that poses one of his greatest challenges is on Baker Peak. Winds can reach 110 MPH and the 11,942-foot mountain peak is so steep the antenna pipe mounts have been driven directly into the rock.
"I can't afford to make mistakes. My team and I have to trust our vehicles, clothing, and each other," said Myers. "My test gear is no exception. The results have to be accurate. I trust the results of all my Anritsu test gear."
In addition to awarding Myers the Harley-Davidson, Anritsu presented 10 other finalists with an HD Flip™ camera. The winners are located across the country and represent a range of companies including service providers, contractors and consultants. They are: James M. of Anchorage, AK; Rodney C. of Merced, CA; Mike M. of Itasca, IL; Robert W. of Indianapolis, IN; Russell M. of Tulsa, OK; Pete L. of Paris, TX; Kyle T. of Ramsey, MN; Gary H. of Moraga, CA; Gary M. of Lake Worth, FL; and Jeremy D. of Columbus, GA. To learn more about the Toughest Site finalists and their challenging every day work, visit www.toughestsite.com/winners.
Anritsu Company is the American subsidiary of Anritsu Corporation, a global provider of innovative communications test and measurement solutions for more than 110 years.
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