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Keep Collaborating, Keep Productive and Keep Moving Forward

Keep Collaborating, Keep Productive and Keep Moving Forward

Hudaco Industries is a South African group that specialises in the importation and distribution of high quality branded automotive, industrial, and electrical consumables. Within this group, there are over 33 companies spread over every major industry in SA. With the recent lockdown and subsequent social distancing guidelines set out by the government, Hudaco needed a group-wide conferencing solution that would enable each of these 33 companies to continue collaborating – Without the security threat that traditional web-based conferencing platforms pose. Read the full case study to find out how Hudaco continues with operations despite the global lockdown! Click here to access the full case...
How to Build a Remote Work & Collaboration Solution with Grandstream

How to Build a Remote Work & Collaboration Solution with Grandstream

The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing the world to find new ways to stay connected and work together. Businesses of all shapes and sizes are looking for technology solutions that allow them to connect remote teams and collaborate as if they were sitting next to each other. We’ve been getting asked a lot recently about how to create remote collaboration solutions for businesses of all types, and this blog will highlight the many solutions that Grandstream offers that support remote work and collaboration. We offer a wide variety of remote and mobility solutions that can be scaled to support any business, including small-to-medium businesses, enterprises, schools, hospitals, governments and more. Web Meetings & Video Conferencing Grandstream’s  IPVideoTalk cloud collaboration platform provides everything that a business, school, hospital, or government organisation needs to hold remote meetings, trainings and classes with up to 150 participants and 25 video feeds. IPVideoTalk Meetings can be attended on nearly any mobile device, PC or laptop, and we have a plan for all types of applications. Click here to view our licensing options Virtual Communications Platform to Support Remote Users This is a good time to remember that Grandstream’s UCM series allows you to build virtual communication solutions that can support remote users. The UCM series offers a centralised network that can be managed by  IT departments and allows them to deploy remote devices and provision them instantly. Grandstream’s award-winning IP PBXs offer a fully license-free UC platform that supports up to 500, 800 or 2000 users with hundreds of advanced features and integrations. The UCM series supports video, enabling video calls between devices, like the...
How to build a wireless ISP with RADWIN – Part 2

How to build a wireless ISP with RADWIN – Part 2

Effective planning is critical to the success of your wireless network. In the second part of this wireless series, we cover the why when it comes to planning. Planning gives a good indication of the expected performance of your network and will make it easier to maintain and manage your network in the future. Missed the first part of this series? Click here Simplify your network roll-outs with RADWIN’s cloud-based R-Planner. This planning tool assists with securing optimal coverage and capacity while minimising capital and operational expenditures. It also helps to maximise spectrum and is an indispensable tool that provides value when planning new projects and evaluating. RADWIN’s R-Planner predicts radio performance by evaluating line-of-sight, topography, typical weather conditions and self-interference. It identifies the ideal sites, indicates the number of radios required and identifies the best frequency parameters. It also provides reports and analytics. The R-Planner then works with the WINTouch App and sends all relevant data to the technician. Once the technician receives the data they can use WINTouch to upload the settings to the customer premise equipment (CPE). The App is available to download for free on Android and iOS. To easily establish a service estimation at any given coordinate use the RADWIN Service Estimation Tool (SET). It will tell you if your client is covered, and what service you can offer – This can be done immediately and without time-consuming site-visit! This streamlines your sale process, cuts site survey expenses, and enables you to explore untapped areas. R-Planner is an indispensable tool that provides value when planning new projects before network roll-out. Start planning your wireless...
Ubiquiti’s new sunMAX SolarPoint can now make the weather work for you!

Ubiquiti’s new sunMAX SolarPoint can now make the weather work for you!

Gone are the days when solar performance was unpredictable and costly to install and maintain. One of the typical problems that have plagued solar solutions was the need for a multitude of devices. To address these issues Ubiquiti has introduced the sunMAX SolarPoint. A remote managed charge controller with a built-in four-port 24V PoE switch and one DC output delivering up to 40W. It comes with a built-in weather prediction service that enables you to forecast your system’s ability to keep running smoothly during cloudy weather. This, together with AI algorithms, provide critical information about your solar site’s existing and future performance. The intuitive sunMAX software allows you to pinpoint where your solar installation is located and will display this on a map. It will even provide a weather forecast based on the weather data, which will tell you what the solar output will be and the system uptime. This is all visible from the free, user-friendly and centralised management platform, from which you can remotely control the output of your solar panel, view statistics from the installation date – and even the battery name! Power scheduling is another added benefit, enabling you to save on battery life during designated hours. Get in touch with us and find out how you can simplify your solar installations and reduce your deployment time with Ubiquiti sunMAX!   Written by Rebecca Haynes View our range of Ubiquiti Solutions Sign in or Sign up as a MiRO Customer to download the latest Ubiquiti price...
A word from our MD

A word from our MD

Dear customers and team members, After the latest presidential announcement updating the nation that our lockdown will be extended by another two weeks (fingers crossed), I thought it good to share some of my thoughts for the future. The COVID-19 pandemic is the biggest challenge the world has faced in recent decades. It’s also clear that life will not be normal after the lockdown and the way we do things will have to change – many businesses will have to reinvent themselves and many habits and preferences will have to be adjusted. There is this quote on our head office cafeteria wall from an American-Canadian public speaker, Brian Tracy, that reads: “Obstacles come to instruct, not to obstruct.” There is a reason why we chose to put this quote on our company wall – we see truth in it. With the spread of COVID-19, there’s no better time to admit that we are facing some serious obstacles as a nation and we should take these obstacles and see them as instructions. For MiRO, as a supplier of communication technology solutions, we see some major shifts in the way the world goes about – on a pretty permanent basis. We see the importance of communication technology mounting as it now plays a critical role in keeping businesses operating from home, families and friends connected, students learning new things as well as government and medical services persisting, all while maintaining the WHO’s recommendation of social distancing. I don’t know about you, but we have mastered the team conference call and our ability to deliver output whilst reducing travelling and physical contact,...
How to expand your network capacity with MikroTik!

How to expand your network capacity with MikroTik!

At no point in time has the importance of telecommunications been as much under the spotlight, as the drive to work from home escalates in response to global lockdowns. The increasing demand for high-capacity and faster data transmission rates over long distances has made fibre optic networks the go-to strategy. According to Maggie Kruger, MiRO product manager for MikroTik, MikroTik’s CWDM range has become the best solution to meet the demand for more capacity and faster data transmission rates with minimal infrastructure and far less effort. The CWDM is a passive MUX/DEMUX unit, which allows you to combine up to eight fibre links into one, to simplify and reduce the cost of long-distance fibre installations. At the other location, the combined line is split back up again, so that instead of eight long fibre lines, you would only need one. The Coarse Wavelength-Division Multiplexing (CWDM) technology offers a solution which will increase the capacity of existing fibre infrastructure by enabling multiple channels/wavelengths over the same fibre cabling and will reduce costs for a new fibre optic deployment. You can use a single optical fibre cable to create up to eight independent 1.25Gbps SFP (up to 40km) or 10Gbps SFP+ (up to 10km) links, offering a more affordable alternative to installing more fibre or leasing additional fibres. You can even use 1.25Gbps modules and 10Gbps modules at the same time. The operating principle of CWDM is not difficult to understand.  Imagine different colours of light, such as red, green, yellow and blue, these colours are transmitted through the air together and may mix, but they can easily be separated by...