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Experience complete Quality of Service and CPU performance with LigoWave’s hardware-based QoS feature!

Experience complete Quality of Service and CPU performance with LigoWave’s hardware-based QoS feature!

Many PTP and PtMP devices are equipped with software based Quality of Service (QoS), this feature ultimately uses the devices CPU which means that a higher demand is put on the processor resulting in less packets per second. LigoWave’s unique hardware based QoS feature prioritizes real time voice and data and delivers triple play services more effectively with no additional strain added on to the device CPU. This means that impressive performance results are achieved when QoS is combined with the high packet per second rate on LigoWave devices. What does this mean for security providers? LigoWave’s unique QoS can set the highest priority to video data over other types of traffic to ensure the lowest possible latency and steady display of video...
MikroTik User Meeting-Cape Town

MikroTik User Meeting-Cape Town

MikroTik User Meeting (MUM) is an event for everyone who is interested in the latest networking technologies. This is an opportunity to learn strategies for deploying new and innovative MikroTik RouterOS and RouterBOARD hardware applications. Not only existing users of RouterOS and RouterBOARD should attend this event, everyone with interest in the latest networking technologies is welcome! Presentations Using RouterOS in your network? Share your experience with others – sign up for a presentation slot! Tell about the most challenging setups you have created using RouterOS or RouterBOARD products and you will be rewarded by MikroTik! Meet the MikroTik Sales Department If you wish to learn about possible partnership possibilities (distribution, training, production, etc.) with MikroTik, have questions about orders or simply wish to meet a representative of our sales team in person – e-mail sales@mikrotik.com to sign up for a meeting. This is your chance to clarify things in person. Exhibition Have something to show to others? If you are making accessories specifically for MikroTik products, such as RouterBOARD compatible cases, outdoor antennas and other, or you offer turnkey solutions based on MikroTik RouterBOARD or RouterOS – assembled CPE/AP devices, pre-installed Integrated antennas or Rackmount solutions assembled for and with RouterOS you are welcome to book the exhibition space and show your solutions to other MUM attendees. Interested? Contact sales@mikrotik.com for more information. Train-the-Trainer For the first time in history there will be Train-the-Trainer course in Africa – from January 31 till February 2 (3 days) after the MUM in Nairobi, Kenya. If you are interested in becoming a MikroTik Certified Trainer, order your seat here: https://mikrotik.com/training/offers The MUM will be taking...
Providing flexible solutions for Unified Communication

Providing flexible solutions for Unified Communication

Grandstream is one of the few manufactures that provides all the products needed to build SIP unified communications solutions-including telephony, video conferencing, audio conferencing, physical security, networking as well as backend IP PBXs and conferencing platforms. They offer a one-stop-shop for all the unified communication solutions you might want to integrate with each other. Because they make all these devices, they are able to further optimize they’re suite of devices to not only be compatible with each other but to actually add features and functionality to your solutions by allowing the devices to work together. Their products work together like any other SIP products, but they also expand their functionality when working together. The best part? There is no special integration or setup to achieve this. These features are standard and supported in the usual firmware. Let’s take a look at some examples: Facility access control and Voice/Video telephony Teaming up the GDS3710 Video Door System and any of Grandstream’s IP voice or video phones allows you to create a real-time, proactive solution to monitor and control all access to any facility using your telephony solution while also creating a voice and video intercom solution. Video conferencing and Voice/Video Telephony Add Grandstream’s GVC series of video conferencing devices to your network to create a dedicated voice and video conferencing room that is accessible from a simple SIP extension call. Video phones calling in to the conference will receive live video and audio, while audio phones will hear live audio. Analog devices and SIP Networks Grandstream offers a full portfolio of analog telephone adapters (ATAs) and VoIP Gateways to allow...
Great looks and High Performance from Ubiquiti’s AmpliFi home Wi-Fi system

Great looks and High Performance from Ubiquiti’s AmpliFi home Wi-Fi system

Ubiquiti’s AmpliFi is more than a common home router: it’s the ultimate Wi-Fi system. With turbocharged 802.11ac Wi-Fi, AmpliFi utilises multiple self-configuring radios and advanced antenna technology to bring ubiquitous Wi-Fi coverage to any home.   The AmpliFi Wi-Fi Solution from Ubiquiti links to your Smartphone using Bluetooth LE, making the setup of your Wi-Fi router quick and intuitive through the Smartphone App. Your Wi-Fi Router is no longer something to hide as its sleek design, thanks to the input of a renowned industrial designer, allows it to readily fit in and complement any office or home environment.   The AmpliFi series consists of a base router with a WAN port and four LAN ports, and an attractive touchscreen LED display. The addition of an AmpliFi App for Apple and Android devices adds to its ease of use, by allowing users to set up and manage the router and all attached devices remotely. The App also allows administrators to track ISP and system performance, obtain throughput readings and test ISP speeds at any time.   Furthermore, the MeshPoint HD technology allows the user to add mesh repeaters on to the base router to provide extended signal in larger houses or small offices. The result is enhanced signal integrity, regardless of whether one is using a connected device close to the router source or at a reasonable distance away from the router, within the same building.     “Mesh networking allows the router to maintain long-range performance without the addition of the bulky and unsightly antennas on all sides of the unit, normally required to achieve a strong signal. This...
5 exciting features of the NEW Ubiquiti IsoStation

5 exciting features of the NEW Ubiquiti IsoStation

Ubiquiti’s IsoStation brings increased performance to your network using technology that isolates beam communications between your devices. There are currently two versions of the IsoStation available, the UBAM-IS-5AC (802.11ac version with up to 450Mbps) and the UBAM-IS-M5 (802.11n version with up to 150Mbps).  Check out the IsoStation’s cool features: Modular Design The Isostation features a die-cast aluminium base with interchangeable horn antennas and a metal shielded base radio. The horn antennas are available in 30°, 45°, 60° and 90° beamwidth variants. This allows The IsoStation to get maximum gain out of the smallest footprint. Beam performance perfected The IsoStation can use a variety of horn antenna sectors designed for increased co-location performance without sacrificing gain. Its unique beam performance and superb co-location characteristics allow for higher density for sectors than traditional sector technology. Enhanced Co-location Asymmetrical horn antenna options (60° and 90°) have naturally attenuated side lobes and extremely low back radiation, and they offer industry-leading front-to-back ratio and low side lobe radiation. The Symmetrical horn antennas (30° and 45°) are ideal for cluster sector installations with high co-location requirements. Improved Noise Immunity IsoStation blocks or spatially filters out noise, so noise immunity is improved. This feature is especially important in an area crowded with other RF signals of the same or similar frequency. Management Wi-Fi Radio The IsoStation AC integrates a separate Wi-Fi radio for fast and easy setup using your mobile...
3 easy steps to planning your next SMB Wi-Fi deployment

3 easy steps to planning your next SMB Wi-Fi deployment

With Open Mesh, you can easily deploy secure, reliable wired and wireless networks in any office space, even across multiple locations. Open Mesh is simple to setup and manage, saving you time and resources so you can focus on growing your business. Benefits of Open Mesh cloud-managed networks Quickly deploy with zero-touch configuration, plug-and-play networking Decrease your workload and conserve resources with a reliable network that just works Easily scale up from small locations to large buildings and multiple sites without on-site controllers Save money with automatic mesh functionality that fills dead spots in hard-to-reach locations like conference rooms and break rooms without running dedicated Ethernet cables Monitor network bandwidth so you know your highest usage times, track congestion and know when to upgrade your internet connection. Save time planning deployments with versatile access points that can be installed virtually anywhere. Have confidence in a network built for reliability with scheduled maintenance, safe over-the-air upgrades, a hardware watchdog chip, out-of-band management, redundant hosting and automatic failover. Set up to 4 SSIDs for each network, so you can create separate SSIDs with unique settings for staff, guests, conference rooms or lobby areas. Simplify more of the network with Open Mesh cloud-managed switches and manage it all from a single pane of glass. Planning your network Step 1: Choose your networking equipment The first step is choosing the access points to best fit your needs. One of the benefits of Open Mesh is that you have deployment flexibility: the same AP can be installed virtually anywhere, indoors and out, so the main specs you need to focus on are range and...