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SYSTEM SELECTION and INSTALLATION

INTRODUCTION

(UNDER CONSTRUCTION)
Please watch our short introduction video (1m)

WAVE was designed to be simple to start using right out of the box. To help you better prepare your facility to become WAVE-enabled as easily as possible, we've created this online guide.

 

The first section, Part One, is intended to help you determine which WAVE System is best suited for your facility.

 

The second section, Part Two, will describe installation basics to  help you determine if installation can be done by your staff or should instead be done by local systems installers.

 

At any time, please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.

Part ONE: HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR SYSTEM

 
 

WAVE works in all types of water and can be deployed permanently or seasonally. Use this section to determine which WAVE System and accessories are right for your facility.

Please watch our short video on selecting the right WAVE System (1m 30s)

Browse below and select the aquatic facility that most closely resembles your facility:

INDOOR POOL

For typical indoor pools like these, installing your WAVE System is relatively straightforward. Once the appropriate location for each system component is determined, that component is mounted to a wall, placed on a shelf or tabletop, and simply plugged into a nearby AC wall outlet (where needed extension cables may be used).

The process for determining the correct locations for some components is based primarily on your preferences. However, placement of the Monitor is more critical to insure accurate and complete coverage of your swimmers. Our simple step-by-step setup guide makes this process simple and easy.

 

Learn more about installing your WAVE System below.

 

RECOMMEND SYSTEMS & ACCESSORIES:

  • WAVE STARTER SYSTEM 50

  • WAVE SYSTEM 100

  • OPTIONAL TRACKER PACKS OF 10 

 

OUTDOOR POOL

For typical outdoor pools like these, installing your WAVE System is relatively straightforward. Once the appropriate location for each system component is determined, that component is mounted to a wall, pole, placed on a shelf or tabletop, and simply plugged into a nearby outdoor AC wall outlet (where needed extension cables may be used).

The process for determining the correct locations for some components is based primarily on your preferences. However, placement of the Monitor is more critical to insure accurate and complete coverage of your swimmers. Our simple step-by-step setup guide makes this process simple and easy.

Although AC power would be available, some facilities may prefer to use our Solar Power System alone or in combination with AC power to simplify or remove the need to run extension cables. Not surprisingly, when using the Solar Power System, placement of the solar panel is important to insure that it receives as much sunlight as possible during the day.

For some facilities, it may be necessary to install poles for placement of the Monitor, the Server and Solar Panel. It is always recommended that devices be mounted securely and out-of-reach to reduce the risk of tampering. The Control Tablet, Storage+Charing Tower, and Solar Panel may be placed inside for overnight storage or permanently mounted if preferred.

Learn more about installing your WAVE System below.

RECOMMEND SYSTEMS & OPTIONS:

  • WAVE STARTER SYSTEM 50

  • WAVE SYSTEM 100

  • WAVE STARTER SYSTEM 50 + OUTOORS

  • WAVE SYSTEM 100 + OUTDOORS

  • OPTIONAL TRACKER PACKS OF 10 

 

LAKE OR RIVER WATERFRONT

For natural bodies of water with designated swimming areas, installing your WAVE System is relatively straightforward if there is available access to AC power. Once the appropriate location for each system component is determined, that component is mounted to a wall, pole, fence, placed on a shelf or tabletop, and simply plugged into a nearby outdoor AC wall outlet (where needed extension cables may be used).

Although AC power would be available, some facilities may prefer to use our Solar Power System alone or in combination with AC power to simplify or remove the need to run extension cables. Not surprisingly, when using the Solar Power System, placement of the solar panel is important to insure that it receives as much sunlight as possible during the day.

The process for determining the correct locations for some components is based primarily on your preferences. However, placement of the Monitor is more critical to insure accurate and complete coverage of your swimmers. Our simple step-by-step setup guide makes this process simple and easy.

For some facilities, it may be necessary to install poles for placement of the Monitor, Server and Solar Panel. It is always recommended that devices be mounted securely and out-of-reach to reduce the risk of tampering. The Control Tablet, Storage+Charging Tower and Solar Panel may be placed inside for overnight storage if preferred.

Learn more about installing your WAVE System below.

RECOMMEND SYSTEMS & OPTIONS:

  • WAVE STARTER SYSTEM 50

  • WAVE SYSTEM 100

  • WAVE STARTER SYSTEM 50 + OUTDOORS

  • WAVE SYSTEM 100 + OUTDOORS

  • OPTIONAL TRACKER PACKS OF 10 

 

LARGER OUTDOOR AQUATIC CENTER

For larger outdoor pools like these, installing your WAVE System is relatively straightforward although additional Monitors may be required for adequate coverage of the swimming area.

 

Once the appropriate location for each system component is determined, that component is mounted to a wall, pole, placed on a shelf or tabletop, and simply plugged into a nearby outdoor AC wall outlet (where needed extension cables may be used). 

Although AC power would be available, some facilities may prefer to use our Solar Power System alone or in combination with AC power to simplify or remove the need to run extension cables. Not surprisingly, when using the Solar Power System, placement of the solar panel is important to insure that it receives as much sunlight as possible during the day.

The process for determining the correct locations for some components is based primarily on your preferences. However, placement of the Monitor is more critical to insure accurate and complete coverage of your swimmers. Our simple step-by-step setup guide makes this process simple and easy.

For some facilities, it may be necessary to install poles for placement of the Monitor, Server and Solar Panel. It is always recommended that devices be mounted securely and out-of-reach to reduce the risk of tampering. The Control Tablet, Storage+Charging Tower and Solar Panel may be placed inside for overnight storage or permanently mounted if preferred.

Learn more about installing your WAVE System below.

RECOMMEND SYSTEMS & OPTIONS:

  • WAVE SYSTEM 100

  • WAVE SYSTEM 100 + OUTDOORS

  • ADDITIONAL MONITORS AS NEEDED

  • OPTIONAL TRACKER PACKS OF 10 (additional Monitors required) 

 

REMOTE NATURAL WATERFRONTS

For natural bodies of water without nearby AC power, installing your WAVE System is relatively straightforward but requires use of our Solar Power System and may require the installation of poles in the ground or docks.

Once the appropriate location for each system component is determined, that component is typically mounted to a pole or fence and then connected to the Solar Power System. Not surprisingly, when using the Solar Power System, placement of the solar panel is important to insure that it receives as much sunlight as possible during the day.

The process for determining the correct locations for some components is primarily based on your preferences. However, placement of the Monitor is more critical to insure accurate and complete coverage of your swimmers. Our simple step-by-step setup guide makes this process simple and easy.

As mentioned, for some facilities it may be necessary to install poles for placement of the Monitor, Server and Solar Panel. It is always recommended that devices be mounted securely and out-of-reach to reduce the risk of tampering. The Control Tablet, Storage+Charging Tower and Solar Panel may be placed inside for overnight storage if preferred.

Learn more about installing your WAVE System below.

RECOMMEND SYSTEMS & OPTIONS:

  • WAVE STARTER SYSTEM 50 + OUTDOORS

  • WAVE SYSTEM 100 + OUTDOORS

  • OPTIONAL TRACKER PACKS OF 10 

 

BEACHFRONTS

For natural bodies of water without nearby AC power, installing your WAVE System is relatively straightforward but requires use of our Solar Power System and may require the installation of poles in the ground or docks.

Once the appropriate location for each system component is determined, that component is typically mounted to a pole or fence and then connected to the Solar Power System. Not surprisingly, when using the Solar Power System, placement of the solar panel is important to insure that it receives as much sunlight as possible during the day.

The process for determining the correct locations for some components is primarily based on your preferences. However, placement of the Monitor is more critical to insure accurate and complete coverage of your swimmers. Our simple step-by-step setup guide makes this process simple and easy.

 

In addition, depending on the size of the designated swimming area, additional Monitors may be required.
 

As mentioned, for some facilities it may be necessary to install poles for placement of the Monitor, Server and Solar Panel. It is always recommended that devices be mounted securely and out-of-reach to reduce the risk of tampering. The Control Tablet, Storage+Charging Tower and Solar Panel may be placed inside for overnight storage if preferred.

Learn more about installing your WAVE System below.

RECOMMEND SYSTEMS & OPTIONS:

  • WAVE STARTER SYSTEM 50 + OUTDOORS

  • WAVE SYSTEM 100 + OUTDOORS

  • ADDITIONAL MONITORS AS NEEDED

  • OPTIONAL TRACKER PACKS OF 10 (additional Monitors may be required)

 

MULTIPLE OUTDOOR POOLS

For outdoor aquatic facilities with multiple pools, installing your WAVE System is relatively straightforward. Once the appropriate location for each system component is determined, that component is mounted to a wall, pole, placed on a shelf or tabletop, and simply plugged into a nearby outdoor AC wall outlet (where needed extension cables may be used).

The process for determining the correct locations for some components is based primarily on your preferences. However, placement of the components to monitor multiple pools becomes more critical to insure accurate and complete coverage of your swimmers. This is particularly true for placement of the Monitors, and multiple Monitors may be required. Our simple step-by-step setup guide makes this process simple and easy.

Although AC power would be available, some facilities may prefer to use our Solar Power System alone or in combination with AC power to simplify or remove the need to run extension cables. Not surprisingly, when using the Solar Power System, placement of the solar panel is important to insure that it receives as much sunlight as possible during the day.

As mentioned, for some facilities it may be necessary to install poles for placement of the Monitor and/or the Server. It is always recommended that devices be mounted securely and out-of-reach to reduce the risk of tampering. The Control Tablet , Storage+Charging Tower and Solar Panel may be placed inside for overnight storage or mounted permanently if preferred.

Learn more about installing your WAVE System below.

RECOMMEND SYSTEMS & OPTIONS:

  • WAVE SYSTEM 100

  • WAVE SYSTEM 100 + OUTDOORS

  • ADDITIONAL MONITORS AS NEEDED

  • OPTIONAL TRACKER PACKS OF 10 (additional Monitors required)

 

LARGE INDOOR AQUATIC CENTERS

For larger indoor pools like these, installing your WAVE System is relatively straightforward. Once the appropriate location for each system component is determined, that component is mounted to a wall, pole, placed on a shelf or tabletop, and simply plugged into a nearby outdoor AC wall outlet (where needed extension cables may be used).

The process for determining the correct locations for some components is primarily based on your preferences. However, placement of the Monitor is more critical to insure accurate and complete coverage of your swimmers. Our simple step-by-step setup guide makes this process simple and easy.

In addition, depending on the size of the designated swimming area, additional Monitors may be required.

It is always recommended that devices be mounted securely and out-of-reach to reduce the risk of tampering. The Control Tablet, Storage+Charging Tower and Server may be placed in a secure area for overnight storage or permanently if preferred.

Learn more about installing your WAVE System below.

RECOMMEND SYSTEMS & OPTIONS:

  • WAVE SYSTEM 100

  • ADDITIONAL MONITORS AS NEEDED

  • OPTIONAL TRACKER PACKS OF 10 (additional Monitors required)

 

INDOOR AQUATIC CENTER MULTIPLE POOLS

For indoor aquatic facilities with multiple pools and/or water features, installing your WAVE System is relatively straightforward. Once the appropriate location for each system component is determined, that component is mounted to a wall, pole, placed on a shelf or tabletop, and simply plugged into a nearby outdoor AC wall outlet (where needed extension cables may be used).

The process for determining the correct locations for some components is based primarily on your preferences. However, placement of the components to monitor multiple pools or features becomes more critical to insure accurate and complete coverage of your swimmers. This is particularly true for placement of the Monitors, and multiple Monitors may be required. Our simple step-by-step setup guide makes this process simple and easy.

Some facilities it may be necessary to install poles for placement of the Monitor and/or the Server. It is always recommended that devices be mounted securely and out-of-reach to reduce the risk of tampering. The Control Tablet, Storage+Charging Tower and Server may be placed in a secure area for overnight storage or permanently if preferred.

Learn more about installing your WAVE System below.

RECOMMEND SYSTEMS & OPTIONS:

  • WAVE SYSTEM 100

  • ADDITIONAL MONITORS AS NEEDED

  • OPTIONAL TRACKER PACKS OF 10 (additional Monitors required)

 
 

PART TWO: INSTALLING YOUR SYTEM.

WAVE was designed to be as simple to install "out-of-the-box" as possible. It can be done by individuals who have some basic knowledge in setting up wireless systems and networks. For the most part installation is plug-n-play, and our intuitive step-by-step instructions make the process simple.

 

This section will describe installation basics and  help you to decide if installation can be done by your staff or should instead be done by local professional systems installers.

 

At any time, please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.

Please watch our short video on installing your WAVE System (1m 30s)

SHOULD my facility INSTALL WAVE 

or should we use an outside SERVICE?

We believe that in most cases your facility will be able to install the System. But ultimately the decision should be based on your facility's comfort level and familiarity with the installation and setup of computer hardware and basic wireless networks.


To help you determine which is the best course to take, we've broken the installation down into three basic steps: 

1) Setting up the WAVE Wireless Network.

2) Mounting the System Components.

3) Powering your System.

Please read each step and consider what we believe to be "easy" and "not so easy". Of course if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

 

The easy: setting up the wireless network.

Installing WAVE is very similar to installing common WiFi wireless networks. The main components are "plug-n-play" which means that basically you plug them in for power and simply turn them on. 

In most situations, the wireless components- the Control Tablet, Server and Monitors- will "see" each other. With just a few taps on the Control Tablet, WAVE's wireless network will be set up and ready to go.

The NOT SO EASY: setting up the wireless netork.

Like any wireless system, component placement can be critical to insure that each device can wirelessly "speak" to each other.

 

To make this process as easy and simple as possible, we've designed WAVE's wireless capabilities to be very powerful and robust. Our intuitive setup guide takes you through the process step-by-step and provides system self-tests to make sure everything is working correctly.

 

In most instances where a problem may be encountered, an easy solution is typically available by checking our troubleshooting guide or by contacting us directly.

The easy: MOUNTING SYSTEM COMPONENTS.

Mounting the components is also very basic. Using the included mounting adapters, they can be easily attached to walls or poles or simply placed on available shelves or table tops. As to be expected some light drilling is likely required to mount devices securely to walls and poles.

The NOT SO EASY: MOUNTING SYTEM COMPONENTS.

For some facilities, there may be the need to install structures, typically poles, to mount components onto. In this case, knowledge and experience of correctly installing such structures is required including the use of the correct building materials, code requirements (if any exist) and other considerations  based on the specific installation location.

 
 

The easy: POWERING YOUR WAVE SYSTEM.

For facilities with easily accessible AC outlets, powering your System is as simple as plugging in the included ruggedized AC wall adapters. 

For facilities without easy access to AC outlets, powering your System is as simple as connecting WAVE components to our Solar Power System.

The NOT SO EASY: POWERING YOUR WAVE SYSTEM.

      If your team is comfortable with the "not so easy" 

  aspects listed above, your facility should be more than capable

  of installing WAVE. However if you are unsure, then we suggest

   working with your preferred local professional systems installer. 

 

   For a list of recommended installers in your area, please click here.
 

SUMMARY.

As with any electronic device, connecting it to power is always easier if the outlets being used (be they AC or solar) are conveniently located within close proximity to where the device is being used.

For some facilities then, connecting power to system components may require some creative thinking and will require the use of appropriate AC power extension cords and/or low-power extension cables.

 

In more extreme cases the installation of new AC outlets

may be needed. Of course this will require the use

of licensed contractors and meeting all appropriate

building codes.

In all instances of powering your WAVE System, it is highly recommended that care and planning be given to the

installation of adapters, cables and cords in a manner that

protects them from extreme weather and vandalism.

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