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Get Double the Distance when upgrading your MikroTik Wireless Wire to the latest RouterOS!

Get Double the Distance when upgrading your MikroTik Wireless Wire to the latest RouterOS!

With the latest release of RouterOS version 6.42.3 the Wireless Wire will now be able to deliver fibre like speed over even longer distances. Upgrading the device will now allow you to get 1Gbps full duplex throughput at 200m+. This is ideal to connect adjacent buildings without the need to lift pavements to lay cables or incur any additional cost   What is Wireless Wire?   The Wireless Wire is a ground breaking solution which offers fiber speed and quality for a fraction of the price. This amazing kit replaces your Gigabit Ethernet cable with two small devices that connect to each other over a 60 GHz wireless link. Simply point the included devices at one another and power them on, it will make a 1 Gbps full duplex link to instantly replace your cable.   MikroTik wAP 60 Kit – Wireless Wire – 60GHz PTP link kit   1 Gbit over wireless 60 GHz Base Station 60° beamforming Integrated antenna 256 MB RAM PSU and PoE RouterOS       The box includes two wAP 60G devices that are already paired together, a wall mounting kit, straps for pole mounting and also a pair of table stands for using the devices indoors. The link will even work through most windows, depending on their material.   See our results when putting Wireless Wire to the test:     Click here to view the wAP 60 Wireless Wire product...
Save on tower space while reducing interference with Ubiquiti’s range of Horn Antennas.

Save on tower space while reducing interference with Ubiquiti’s range of Horn Antennas.

Featuring high-performing, interchangeable beam patterns with a wide range of different beam widths, the Ubiquiti isolation horn antennas are ideal for a variety of deployment scenarios. Without sacrificing gain, these antennas deliver exceptional co-location performance. The Ubiquiti horn antennas are used with airFiber LTU and airMAX radios to increase performance and offer greater flexibility to meet various application requirements.   Symmetrical vs Asymmetrical Horn Antennas   Symmetrical horn antenna – The 30° and 45° versions offer breakthrough scalability options for wireless systems. Unique beam performance and great co‐location characteristics allow for a higher density of sectors than traditional sector technology. Asymmetrical horn antennas – The 60° and 90° versions have naturally attenuated side lobes and extremely low back radiation. They offer the best front-to-back ratio in the industry and the lowest side lobe radiation. Asymmetrical horn antennas are ideal for cluster sector installations with high co-location requirements.   Model Comparison     Horn 5-30 Horn 5-45 Horn 5-60 Horn 5-90 Gain 19 dBi 15.5 dBi 16 dBi 13 dBi Frequency 5.15‑5.85 GHz 5.15‑5.85 GHz 5.15‑5.85 GHz 5.15‑5.85 GHz Beam Width 30° 45° 60° 90°...
Resolving the debate between on-site vs cloud-hosted PBX solutions.

Resolving the debate between on-site vs cloud-hosted PBX solutions.

The on-site vs. cloud-hosted IP PBX debate continues; the ongoing question of which system will work best for your VoIP solution. Each IP PBX option includes its own benefits and advantages, the key is to determine which is best suited for your business’s unique needs. While it may appear that everything and everyone is moving to the Cloud, this does not determine whether the cloud-hosted PBX option is for you. In this article, we examine the five main reasons why an on-site PBX system may be the preferred choice when contrasted to the alternate option of a cloud-hosted PBX.   Control Having full control of one’s own business communication systems is desirable for business owners and operational heads. By providing users with complete ownership of their communications solution, on-premise IP PBXs offer a higher level of control, customization and responsiveness. When using a hosted service, the user has no control over the IP PBX, as everything is handled through the hosted provider. For example, simple tasks like adding a new user can be done quickly with an on-site PBX, no need to contact your service provider and wait for them to make the change (typically at an extra recurring cost). With on-premise IP PBXs, users can also build integrations with software such as CRM systems for a fully unified communications solution. With hosted PBXs, stronger integrations with other systems are often not an option, nor is it customizable enough to target a business’s specific needs.   Investment One of the major differences between hosted and on-premise solutions is the type of monetary investment it takes to implement and run...
The world’s most flexible open networking operating system for bare metal switches

The world’s most flexible open networking operating system for bare metal switches

Cumulus Linux, a product-agnostic open network operating system, allows users to automate, customise and scale using the web-scale principles apparent in the world’s largest data centres. This is particularly useful for high-end networking switches that do not have software preloaded onto them and provides the ability to affordably build and efficiently operate networks. The system is currently compatible with over 70 hardware platforms. MiRO’s Charl Ducray says that the company is now offering its customers the benefit of ordering Edgecore bare metal switches preloaded with Cumulus Linux. “This will result in reduced complexities and time required when setting up and installing these units.. In addition, networking will now be repeatable and consistent, and complete interoperability will be guaranteed.” Native integration and best of breed tools for automation, monitoring and analytics mean that IT delivery will be faster. The inclusion of industry-standard security features and network protection within the Cumulus Linux software provide customers with the assurance that their networks are secure. “We have an established Edgecore customer base, but with the added functionality provided by the Cumulus Linux operating system, we anticipate an upsurge in interest in the Edgecore range of switches. We have seen a growing willingness of users to move away from proprietary solutions towards customised options that allow for greater levels of flexibility. MiRO is able to provide years’ of experience and knowledge in finding best practice solutions to customer needs and we believe that the collaboration of leading brands like Edgecore and Cumulus Linux is highly advantageous to our customers looking for open networking solutions,” says...
Ubiquiti IsoStation M5, with Horn Antenna Technology – reducing interference like never before!

Ubiquiti IsoStation M5, with Horn Antenna Technology – reducing interference like never before!

With a die-cast aluminum base and interchangeable Horn antennas, the IsoStation M5 brings increased performance to your network using technology that isolates beam communications between your devices, reducing interference. The IsoStation M5 delivers actual throughput speeds of up to 150+ Mbps.   Modular Design The antenna horn is interchangeable and helps with beam-shaping for specific deployment and environment needs. The IsoStation also gets 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 a higher density of sectors than traditional sector technology. The Horn antennas are available in 30°, 45°, 60° and 90° options.   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. Symmetrical horn antennas (30° and 45°, the default) are ideal for cluster sector installations with high co-location requirements.   Improved Noise Immunity The 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.   For further information on the Ubiquiti IsoStation M5, click...
Always on, automatic failover for your on-site PBX solution.

Always on, automatic failover for your on-site PBX solution.

For companies who want direct control over exactly how their PBX is configured in-house, and for those who want to avoid paying the subscription fees associated with other PBX options, an IP PBX is the ideal solution. An on-site PBX offers direct control over the phone system’s operations. When a business needs to add, change, or delete a line from the system, it can be handled in-house. However, this may require a higher level of expertise from on-site IT professionals. Offsite, or Hosted, options allows for a shift in the responsibility for configuration and maintenance to a service provider. Direct control of the system may be limited, but it is possible for a company’s IT staff to be trained to carry out basic additions, moves and changes. For an always on, failover solution for your IP PBX, the combination of both the Grandstream UCM6510 PBXs and the HA100 is what you need to ensure uninterrupted performance. The UCM6510 IP PBX is designed to integrate your whole network into a complete, easy-to-manage solution. By combining two UCM6510 IP PBXs with the HA100, your network solution will become that much more reliable.   The Grandstream UCM6510 IP PBX     Rich in advanced management features, the UCM6510 is the perfect addition for small to medium to large-scale enterprises. With breakthrough hardware and software functionalities, the UCM6510 provides your VoIP network with an easy-to-manage, scalable solution. As an anchor to your communications network, the UCM6510 converges your voice, video, data, fax, surveillance and mobility devices into a single, simplified solution. The UCM6510 series supports up to 2000 users and requires zero licensing...