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Eliminate downtime with MikroTik’s latest dual-band CPE

Eliminate downtime with MikroTik’s latest dual-band CPE

Need a reliable and strong long-distance connection that never goes down? MikroTik’s new Light Head Grid (LHG) will provide just that with its dual-band capability. You can easily set up the 5 GHz frequency as the main connection with a speed of up to 600 Mbps and use the 2.4 GHz frequency as an automatic backup connection with a speed of up to 260 Mbps. The illustration below shows several available models. As you can see the XL model offers higher gain and a larger grid compared to the standard and High Power (HP5) models. It is perfect for Point-to-Point links or for use as a CPE over longer distances. Maximum distance comparison This powerful radio features an integrated 27dBi 5 GHz antenna as well as an 18dBi 2.4 GHz antenna and is designed to reach a distance of up to 40km. Making it the ideal solution for long-distance applications such as rural connectivity, farms and large outdoor networks. Don’t let the distance limit your connectivity – Choose MikroTik’s LHG XL 52 ac! Speak to us today to assist you in selecting the right solution for your project. We offer assistance in planning and rolling out your projects, be it a national network upgrade or a total Greenfields project, we can bring it all together for you.     Sign in or Sign up as a MiRO Business Partner to download the latest MikroTik...
Unexpected change leads to a 110% growth for Formulated IT Group

Unexpected change leads to a 110% growth for Formulated IT Group

Formulated IT Group is a registered ISP that specialises in office automation and business communication. They have been operating for almost two decades and during this time they have become one of South Africa’s leading business communications providers. When their main PBX vendor exited the market without any warning, leaving them and many other service providers with no support, no stock, and no means of taking their communication solution forward, Formulated IT Group started their search for a new PBX solution and turned to MiRO to assist them in finding a reliable alternative solution. After MiRO’s initial assessment, they suggested Grandstream Networks. An award-winning unified communications vendor that caters to the needs of small and medium-sized businesses and has been recognized throughout the world for their quality, reliability and innovation. Formulated IT Group realised the apparent benefits of partnering with MiRO and started the transition by approaching their top-level clients and gradually integrating the Grandstream PBX into their systems to see how these clients would respond to the new PBX solution. We spoke to Clayton Gloy, Sales Director at Formulated IT Group about the transition over to the new Grandstream PBXs. Elaborating on this, Gloy explained: ‘’We uninstalled our clients’ old PBX’s and reinstalled the new Grandstream equipment and left the equipment there for a month. We gave some of our clients the equipment and told them to use it for as long as they see fit, after the month we went back to the clients to get a better understanding of what the PBX could and could not do. At the end of this trial period, our clients...
MikroTik solutions from MiRO – Powerful, fast, and affordable

MikroTik solutions from MiRO – Powerful, fast, and affordable

MikroTik has been on a mission to make IP networks faster, more powerful, more secure, and extremely affordable. No matter the size of your business, MikroTik has a wide variety of products that can easily be scaled according to your needs – without any additional annual licensing fees. Their vast product portfolio consists of cutting-edge core routers, networking switches, LTE devices, and Wi-Fi solutions. Throughout the years MikroTik has set the standard for providing businesses with affordable and reliable networking equipment. Security Although there are many benefits associated with the era of digital transformation, security concerns still linger as more devices connect to the Internet. MikroTik offers additional security and stability for your connected devices with advanced features such as VPN, flexible firewalls, and Quality of Service (QoS). Their powerful hardware is accessed and controlled through their trusted operating system, RouterOS, giving your business peace of mind that your network will run smoothly and securely. To ensure smooth installation and optimal use, MikroTik’s networking solutions can be complemented with MiRO’s internationally-certified MikroTik professional trainings. MikroTik training MiRO is a leading ICT value-added distributor that offers a wide range of internationally-certified MikroTik trainings and can help you and your team to be the best at what you do. As a value-added distributor, MiRO offers steady and reliable levels of stockholding, project planning, pre-sales support, certified training, and technical after-sales support on all MikroTik solutions.  MikroTik’s international-certified trainings include Certified Network Associate, Certified Routing Engineering, and Certified Wireless Engineer training. MikroTik’s powerful networking solutions combined with MiRO’s customer service is the definition of a winning combination. Click here to view MiRO’s range...
Introducing a new range of next-generation carrier-grade IP phones

Introducing a new range of next-generation carrier-grade IP phones

Grandstream continues to connect the world with the introduction of their latest GRP range of carrier-grade IP phones. This new range of IP phones caters for secure mass deployment and seamless management. These next-generation IP phones feature a sleek new design, a reimagined user experience, unified firmware and powerful feature options. In addition to this, Grandstream’s new range of IP phones also supports OPUS, the latest wideband audio-codec. The integration of OPUS hardware will allow you to experience a richer call quality and creates more communication value for phone users. “The new GRP series is designed for service providers and enterprise users who need elegant, high quality, and secure phones that are easily manageable and customisable,” said David Li, CEO of Grandstream. Combine your Grandstream GRP IP phone with Grandstream’s new cloud-based device management system for a secure centralised communication solution. Grandstream’s Device Management System (GDMS) provides an easy-to-use, centralised interface for enterprises and service providers to configure, provision, manage, monitor and troubleshoot large deployments of Grandstream endpoints in batches by site, group or model. Access to Grandstream’s GDMS beta is free and open to anyone. Click here to sign up for a free GDMS account and start utilising the platform today!   Sign in or Sign up as a MiRO Business Partner to download the latest price list for our Grandstream...
5 Free software tools from Ubiquiti

5 Free software tools from Ubiquiti

The Ubiquiti Networks Complete Software Suite Deploy the Ubiquiti Networks airMAX software suite at no extra charge – no software, licensing, or support fees. Plan, configure and manage your network from anywhere. Setup Steps 1. Link Planning  Simulate your links to determine Fresnel zone clearance, link budget, and expected capacity. Updates coming soon will allow network coverage area simulation as well. Try Now! 2.  Deployment Instantly deploy customer radios using just a smartphone or tablet. Download on the AppStore Get it on Google Play 3. Configuration   Intuitive link and RF environment visualization to easily optimize radio performance. 4.  Network Management Scheduled mass network upgrades, system monitoring, and overall performance analytics Learn More 5. Operations and Accounting   Everything you need to run and scale your ISP business. Customer billing, set up plans, suspend service, and more. Learn More Sign in or Sign up as a MiRO Business Partner to download the latest price for our Ubiquiti Solutions. View Our Ubiquiti...
Only the best wireless connectivity for Legacy’s latest masterpiece

Only the best wireless connectivity for Legacy’s latest masterpiece

The rise of Legacy’s latest masterpiece, the Leonardo, is the very definition of living in the lap of luxury. Residents, guests and visitors can expect a luxury coffee shop, premium business and conference centres, extravagant apartments and penthouses and so much more all while being constantly connected! Aside from the flawless architecture and elegant interior, the luxurious 234m high building is fully equipped with the latest technology. One of the most important technical requirements was that every inch of the building has Wi-Fi connectivity. To meet this demand eComX turned to the UniFi SDN Wi-Fi network connectivity solution from Ubiquiti Networks. With UniFi technology throughout the building, residents, guests and visitors will be able to seamlessly connect to the high-performance Wi-Fi network, whether it be from the parking in the basement or at the top-level floor from the penthouses. Once connected, residents, guests and visitors will be able to roam freely within the building and enjoy uninterrupted connectivity, even in the elevators! ‘’People don’t care if their eggs are cold or if their beds aren’t plush, they care about staying connected’’ – Helmut Schling, Engineer at eComX eComX has not only supplied seamless Wi-Fi connectivity but are also responsible for the security of the networks, as security is always a very important requirement at Legacy hotels. This is all centrally managed with VLANS and different SSID’s. Client isolation is enabled to protect the guests from each other, this is done on-device, switch and firewall level. This state-of-the-art network was envisioned by Thomas Klingler, Group Financial Manager at Legacy Hotel Management Services. Thomas entrusted eComX with the design and implementation...