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Meet MikroTik’s mUPS – your router now has a battery-backup sidekick!

Meet MikroTik’s mUPS – your router now has a battery-backup sidekick!

With the MikroTik mUPS your network is no longer doomed in a power outage. Increase the reliability and uptime of your MikroTik equipment in the event of a power disruption with the mUPS PoE injector with built-in battery backup.   How does it work? The mUPS, an outdoor PoE injector with battery backup capability, functions like a Gigabit PoE injector, but when power is lost, it switches over to the 12 V battery. Due to the wide operating voltage of MikroTik RouterBoards the router will not reboot when switching from your main power source to the 12V battery backup.   MikroTik’s mUPS makes your network more reliable and provides a backup in situations where power may not be reliable. The transparent switchover to the mUPS allows for no disruption and no added stress. For a simple, compact device, the added benefits and reliability is a definite must for your MikroTik...
Without surge protection your equipment could be at risk! – Find out more here.

Without surge protection your equipment could be at risk! – Find out more here.

South Africa is high on the power surge scale, prone to lightning and constant power cuts; this makes it particularly vital to have a surge protection solution in place. The high frequency of power surge fluctuations has the potential to damage your electrical equipment.   What are power surges?   Power surges are fast, temporary spikes in voltage within an electrical circuit. These surges, which are unavoidable, occur when something boosts the electrical charge at some point in the electrical circuit. These surges, or spikes, are not only caused by lightning but also:   Electrical switch gear Electrical motors Tripped circuit breakers Faulty wiring Electrical power generation machines Faults in the equipment of the utility company Short circuits in your wiring system Below is a diagram illustrating the waveform of a normal mains supply and that of the same supply experiencing electricity spikes.   Why care about an electrical power surge?   When the electricity spikes, it causes a sudden flow of excessive heat, this can burn the wire and any components connected to it. Power surges have been responsible for damage to homes and appliances, as well as some structural fires. Surge protection is more important than ever because today’s devices, such as microprocessors, are much more sensitive to power surges than the less sophisticated equipment of previous generations. MiRO has a full range of products that can assist you in preventing damage to your valuable electrical appliances and devices!   Click Here for MiRO’s full range of Surge Protection...
Presenting your affordable, total wireless-solution from Edimax!

Presenting your affordable, total wireless-solution from Edimax!

Searching for wireless products in order to maximise your home or office space can seem like a never-ending and expensive jigsaw puzzle; Edimax will eradicate this problem with their full package solutions. The complete package First and foremost we can begin with the Edimax, 5-in-1, 300Mbps Wireless Router that also acts as an access point, a range extender, a Wi-Fi bridge and a wireless internet service provider. This can then be complimented with the 10/100Mbps Edimax 8 Port Switch which can also save you up to 70% power with the IEEE802.3az energy efficient Ethernet function. The next addition is the 300Mbps Edimax Mini Wi-Fi Extender, widening the range of existing 802.11n Wi-Fi networks. To increase the WiFi range on your laptop the USB Compact 802.11n 150Mbps Wireless Adapter will be the perfect option for improving your network experience. Make smarter choices by getting the Edimax Smart Plug: a Wireless Controlled and Scheduled Power Switch. Easily switch your appliances on/off via your iPhone, iPad or Android device. Extend your 802.11n wireless range in a different room or office to your router with the Edimax 802.11n Access Point which also supports a point-to-point and point-to-multipoint bridge function. Last, but not least, accessorize your door with the Edimax Peephole Camera which includes a convenient mobile monitoring application and a 2 way audio for answering the door at any time. The Affordable Complete Vision This visual shows you how the above Edimax products will transform your home or office into a wireless, modern and smart hub all...
Affordability Meets Performance – Introducing LigoWave’s 500Mbps DLB AC Range

Affordability Meets Performance – Introducing LigoWave’s 500Mbps DLB AC Range

The affordable expansion and upgrade of your existing network is certainly possible with LigoWave’s DLB AC Range; you don’t have to worry about complicated upgrades ever again!   Why does your network need LigoDLB AC? High performance point-to-multipoint system delivering up to 500 Mbps – this makes it an ideal upgrade for service providers seeking to deliver more reliable connectivity, and allows for a higher subscription capacity. Backwards compatibility with LigoDLB products allowing for a simple migration – enables the addition and upgrade of the existing network more cost-effective as there is no need for additional devices or processes. User-friendly interface – this allows for easy deployment and management, even for newbies. LigoWave’s DLB AC CPE’s and Base Stations are ultra-high in performance, have an unbeatable hardware design and boast higher network scalability; all made possible through simple deployment and operational procedures. Noteworthy Features The base station models have an integrated 90 degrees sector antenna Weather proof IP66 enclosure Metal back-plate for improving noise immunity Robust mounting bracket for professional installation   CLICK HERE for our range of DLB products!...
Turn your Ethernet wall jack into a powerful Wi-Fi Access Point!

Turn your Ethernet wall jack into a powerful Wi-Fi Access Point!

Frustrated with poor signal in your office or guest room? Looking for a smart way to eliminate dead spots throughout your home? The Ubiquiti UniFi AC In-wall access point is the perfect solution.   Ideal for new and retrofit installations, the UniFi AC In-Wall is designed to convert an Ethernet wall jack into a dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi access point with two Gigabit Ethernet ports. This also makes the UniFi AC In-Wall ideal for use in classrooms or offices where mounting an AP on the wall or ceiling could prove troublesome.   Key Benefits of UniFi AC In-Wall:   Scalable: Turn existing wiring into dedicated per-room Wi-Fi with the UniFi PoE Switch series (requires Cat5e or higher).   User friendly: It’s easy to setup; using the UniFi Controller with its beautiful user interface you’re able to configure, monitor and control your UniFi Switch and UniFi devices (including the UniFi AC In-wall) from one central point.   Easily accessible through any standard web browser and the UniFi mobile app (iOS or Android), the UniFi Controller software is a powerful software engine ideal for high density client deployments requiring low latency and high uptime performance.   Versatile: With both Data and PoE Output ports you can now turn an Ethernet wall jack into an access point, a gigabit switch, and a PoE power source: wire a workstation and power a VoIP phone, or power the 8-port Ubiquiti UniFi switch for even more Ethernet ports. Powerful Hardware: The UniFi AC In-Wall AP provides simultaneous, dual-band, 2×2 MIMO technology. Models available UniFi AC In-Wall CLICK HERE UniFi AC In-Wall PRO...
Next‑Gen Wireless Network Security Meets Industry Best Wi-Fi Performance

Next‑Gen Wireless Network Security Meets Industry Best Wi-Fi Performance

Introducing the most secure Wi-Fi to date The UniFi AC SHD AP from Ubiquiti delivers unprecedented wireless awareness and security, including tools for real-time spectrum monitoring, airtime utilization analytics, and intrusion detection/prevention. Dedicated Spectral Security Radio Using a persistent spectral scan, the UniFi AC SHD AP constantly monitors the RF environment to check for both potential malicious activity and the best channel for network performance. The dedicated security radio allows the UniFi AC SHD AP to scan for security threats, such as malicious frames and rogue access points, while maintaining throughput for client devices. At the same time, UniFi, in conjunction with the UniFi AC SHD AP, analyzes and displays the wireless spectrum and airtime utilization to allow the network admin to have unprecedented real-time visibility into the spectral and protocol usage in the network.     Threat Management The UniFi AC SHD AP’s dedicated security radio provides persistent threat management to act as a Wireless Intrusion Prevention System (WIPS) and Wireless Intrusion Detection System (WIDS). Such a dedicated radio affords frequency agility – meaning all available Wi-Fi channels are monitored constantly for threats – not just the channels the AP is using   Spectrum and Wi-Fi Packet Analysis The airView® tool offers real‑time visibility into your RF spectrum. Because it uses the dedicated security radio, it analyzes all of your available RF channels without affecting performance or disrupting client activity. The airTime tool visualizes and analyzes how the APs use channels in real time. The breakdown is by frame type, clients, neighboring APs, protocols, and interference. Spectrum view and Wi-Fi packet analysis can be done simultaneously, without affecting...