Vela Blog CultureWiFi

WiFi Issues. And the Beers.

Is there a better way to celebrate our 15 year anniversary than enjoying a beer with our clients, partners, and fellow Velaspan-ners? We think not!

Velaspan’s “champagne taste” is pretty much limited to great WiFi and great beer.

It made our 15th anniversary plans easy: 

  1. Tap a local brewery to create some custom brews
  2. Brand them, share them, and throw back one (or two) some afternoons when work’s done and clients’ WiFi is humming.

Introducing the first of four 15th anniversary craft beers from HiJinx Brewing Company in Allentown: 

Hidden Node

An easy drinking red ale, Hidden Node the beer is far more enjoyable than hidden nodes in WiFi – collisions between network devices competing for the same access point. Malty, with notes of toffee and caramel and a dry, roasted finish. Not too bitter or too hoppy. Reliable and just right. Like your WiFi network design when we’re done with it. 

Sticky Client

It’s when a device won’t let go of an access point even though a closer one will provide a better connection. We’re constantly designing against them. Constantly on the lookout for them. Can’t stand them. 

Like our other 15th anniversary craft beers, Sticky Client was custom brewed by HiJinx Brewing Company owner/brew master Curt Keck, with Velaspan founding partner David Bond stirring the pot. Curt knew he wanted a dark stout but had to find a way to play up the “sticky.” A little molasses, lactose, and a 14-day fermentation cycle later, behold: Stick Client, an oatmeal molasses milk stout with toasted notes and a subtle sweetness.

Excessive Retries

The third of our four 15th anniversary brew by HiJinks Brewing Company, Excessive Retries brought the zest to our virtual happy hours when we got our hands on it last spring. Brewed with citra and mosaic for citrus notes and El Dorado for hints of pear, it’s everything you want in an IPA: Bright and drinkable, with an ABV that lets you have just one more.  

In Wifi speak, excessive retries – caused by poorly designed or under-optimized networks – are the culprit behind common connection issues. Our beer name? A not-so-subtle go play in traffic to all of it. But don’t worry. Once Velaspan’s involved, your WiFi is smoother and more satisfying than this IPA – which says a lot. 

Running Hot

Don’t even think about turning down the final beer in our anniversary series: Running Hot. 

Running hot is a phrase we coined in-house for WiFi running too high on power – common in networks that aren’t optimized or are poorly designed. Its namesake beer is so much more chill: A summer ale brewed with orange and lemon peel, perfect for taking your power down a notch when work’s done and the sun is shining.  

Cheers to 15 years and great WiFi!

Velaspan’s 15th anniversary is all thanks to you – our clients, prospective clients, partners, vendors, families and friends. Celebrate with us with a mixed four pack of our anniversary brews – on the house! 

Reach out and we’ll get it in your hands. 

Still Here?

We're glad you stuck around...

Check This Out

Be empowered by a Cellular Coverage Assessment

Click for Case Study

We reached a milestone. So we made some beers.

I Dare You

Let's Find Out
What Your Network Needs.

Just answer a few quick questions and receive some immediate thoughts on a plan for your wireless network. No cost or commitment, you might even learn something along the way!


New or Existing Network?

Maybe your existing WiFi network needs work — or maybe you need a new network built from the ground up. In either case, Velaspan's experience and expertise ensure optimal WiFi connectivity and ROI.

Which best applies to you?

Planning for a new network
Make current network better

First, Some Basics

Care to share your name?

Since we're just getting to know each other, a first name will do!

Rather not? That's okay, let's get to it!

For You or a Client?

Velaspan works with a wide range of global businesses AND some of the best IT solution providers worldwide. Are you looking for a network for your own company — or are you a solution provider looking to partner with us to support your client?

I need WiFi for my company
I'm designing for a client

About Your Business

Your business has needs and challenges that are uniquely yours and we'll need a real conversation to address them all! However, we work with clients in virtually every industry, so a few key details can give us a solid starting point to assess your needs.

What industry best describes your business?

Sports & Entertainment

One Facility — or More?

Scalability and size are key factors in WiFi design. A network spanning multiple buildings or facilities requires added consideration around scalability, interoperability, and consistency.

What scenario best describes your project?

Just one facility
Multiple facilities

Your Environment

Today's businesses need comprehensive networks designed for security, connectivity, and longevity – with a close eye on what's on the horizon.

Designing yours starts by understanding your space, which we realize might be vast and varied. Which best describe your physical environments?

When shaping minds, anywhere can be a classroom – if it's connected. Whether your school is inside four walls, outdoors, something else, or all of the above, we've got your wireless covered.

Which best describe your school, campus, or facility environments?

Often global and always complex, pharmaceutical operations require high-performance wireless across labs, cleanrooms, boardrooms, and more.

Delivering it starts by understanding your space. Which best describe your physical environments?

Healthcare is high-stakes, 24/7, and ever dependent on wireless – demanding a strong signal across every square inch of space.

Designing a network that stands up to your needs starts by understanding that space. Which best describe your healthcare facility's physical environments?

From in-store points of sale to e-commerce, retail is increasingly dependent on high-performance wireless for operations as well as customer experience.

A successful network starts by understanding the complexity of your space. Which best describe your company's physical environments?

From fan livestreams to broadcast signals to record-breaking crowds, venues and visitors need winning wireless.

Designing and delivering it starts by understanding your space. Which best describe your venue or facility's physical environments?

Vast, hazardous, and teeming with movement, manufacturing spaces are tough to design for – and one of our specialties.

Our work starts by better understanding your space, which often takes different forms across uses. Which best describe your physical environments?

Your business can't afford dead spots or a weak signal – but is probably ripe with them.

Designing wireless that stands up to supply chain demands starts by better understanding your starting point. Which best describe your physical environments?

Whether you're a refinery or a confectionary, you probably face connectivity hurdles – often in hazardous areas, no less. Luckily, industrial connectivity in classified zones is one of our specialties.

Network design starts by understanding your space, which we realize might take different forms across uses. Which best describe your company's physical environments?

Select all that apply:


Existing or Proposed Space?

Is this WiFi network being designed for an existing facility/space, or one that's in the works? It's never too early to get us involved. Whether your network is going into an operational space, you're adjusting for a remodel, or if the ink is still fresh on the blueprints — we can work with you.

Existing building
Remodeling or repurposing
New construction

What Problem Are You Facing?

Looking to make your network better? Great, that's what we do! Which of the following best describe your current challenges?

Select all that apply:

Poor coverage
Unstable connections
Outdated equipment
New requirements

How Old Is Your Network?

A network's age tells us a lot about its lifecycle needs. When was your current network installed?

It's brand new
1-3 years ago
4+ years ago
Not sure

Hardware Vendor

Velaspan is vendor agnostic and we don't sell hardware. It means your network's success is our only focus, i.e. no sales agenda!

We work with all major hardware vendors and can choose the best one for your network if you haven't already. Who do you work with — or are you still deciding?

Extreme Networks
Haven't decided yet

One Step Closer to Better WiFi!

Based on your answers, we'd likely kick off with the following services:

Some other services that would likely apply:

Of course, this is just the start of the conversation! It's hard to beat a real conversation with one of our WiFi experts. Can we reach out?

Slow down, let me explore
Start over
Schedule a Call

Become a Velaspanner

Grow your skills and career with Velaspan

Help us bring secure, high-performance wireless networks to businesses everywhere. We're hiring in all departments, take a look at our open positions.

Open Positions
Join Velaspan