A push to modernize our urban regions in America in order to attract both new citizens and businesses that would employ those citizens is happening everywhere. City planners now realize that they cannot rest on their laurels in terms of the ambiance and connectivity services offered in their cities. They cannot simply draw on the mystique of the past in order to gain new future residents. Instead, the race towards modernization is driving decisions, and the desire to both create a modern infrastructure while also keeping the beauty of the landscape in place is the dream of the modern “smart city.” A “smart city” can be basically described as one where internet connectivity and high-speed communication are easy and stable. People today are intrinsically connected to others through their smart phone or wireless devices, allowing them to not only communicate and entertain themselves, but also work effectively. Slow internet and spotty communications networks make it difficult to attract people to want to live in a region, and result in increased frustration. If people know that there is better internet connectivity in other areas, they will choose the other areas. And those that come to settle in those areas do so not only utilize the services available, but also to be around other people who share a passion for a particular locale. Therefore a push to integrate 5G technology into the city landscapes has been on the upswing, but making sure that the equipment used in the developing infrastructure is hidden is also a large part of the process.
The completely functional and interconnected city landscape in the modern world could take on a very dystopian look if not for the desire to preserve the aesthetic look and feel of a region. One drawback to 5G technology, which is the backbone of the “smart city” is the necessity to install a significant amount of equipment at street level and within the visual plane of people going about their daily routines. 4G and previous iterations allowed for signals to travel further distances without degradation, enabling operators to install them on the larger “macro” towers. But 5G signals travel shorter distance from node to node, and need to be in closer proximity to each other and the 5G devices, so as the desire to achieve higher speeds with more bandwidths becomes stronger, so does the need to install equipment into places where people are not used to seeing it. This ultimately creates a sense of destroying the beauty in favor of the technology. Raycap understands that the rollout of 5G worldwide must include new equipment and positioning based on the types of radios and antenna used, so they have developed new and innovative methods of concealing the infrastructure equipment from view while also keeping the signal at maximum strength. This is being accomplished through the design of structures that seamlessly integrate into an existing landscape in the form of Next Generation Integrated streetlight poles that replace existing lighting structures with a pole that can hold or house 5G equipment and antennas. They also create unique and completely custom solutions which allows the masking of wireless communications equipment that is less easy to conceal or needs to be externally mounted. Through the use of their unique and patent-pending 5G mmWave concealment material (InvisiWave), as well as creative techniques for keeping the landscape’s general look and feel intact with visually appealing textures and patterns, Raycap is paving the way for the modern smart city, with its elegant and technologically advanced STEALTH concealment solutions.