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Offer excellent service to clients with Ubiquiti’s speed test

Offer excellent service to clients with Ubiquiti’s speed test

Ubiquiti Networks recently launched their Ubiquiti Speed test, the first public test network integrated with enterprise network equipment. The Ubiquiti Speed test includes a network of test servers and built-in speed test capabilities as well as advanced reporting capabilities. The reports include uplink/downlink throughput and latency which can easily be shared via email or social media. Public and Private Test Servers Ubiquiti Speedtest provides a global network of test servers with growing density. The network consists of Ubiquiti servers and privately hosted servers. Service providers, businesses, and private users can host public or private test endpoints. By hosting their own test server, service providers will be able to seamlessly troubleshoot customers who are experiencing connectivity issues. In addition, employees and IT staff will get more accurate results even at higher speeds, and tests may be performed between multiple locations. Service providers also benefit from brand visibility, as the provider name is always visible in the test window and WiFiman app. To set up a test server, you will need the following: Linux server or VM: Ubuntu is our recommendation. Required CPU capacity is low. Stable full-duplex 1 Gbps internet connection for public hosting. For rural and limited internet infrastructure areas, slower connections may be acceptable. A static public IP address. Go to https://speed-admin.ui.com/ for easy setup. The Docker image is updated automatically after setup. To create your test endpoint, just run the installer on your server. You simply need to provide your company name and company webpage address. Multiple Ways to Run Tests Tests can be run over LAN, Wi-Fi, or mobile networks. Ubiquiti Speedtest uses Ubiquiti test endpoints...
Public addressing over your IP network is now possible with this new solution!

Public addressing over your IP network is now possible with this new solution!

Grandstream recently released it’s new GSC Series of SIP intercom solutions. This series includes the GSC3510, a SIP intercom speaker/microphone and the GSC3505, 1-way public address SIP speaker. This system allows offices, hospitals, hotels, residential buildings, educational institutions and more to build powerful voice intercom solutions that expand security and communication. Read below for deployment scenarios and key features that can be utilised across the different verticals. Offices – improve office communication: Safeguard and improve office communication by deploying Grandsteam’s 1-way public SIP address speaker (GSC3505) for important announcements. This speaker is ideal for large, multi-floor offices, the device can be paired with Grandstream’s desktop and cordless IP phones, as well as the GDS series of Facility Access products. Hospitality  – enhanced communication for staff and guests: GSC3505: In a hospitality environment such as a hotel, restaurant, casino, etc., you will want to ensure that it is equipped with a clear and concise intercom system to provide an enhanced communication system for both staff and guests. By eliminating expensive wiring costs, important announcements can be delivered faster and reliably thanks to the integrated dual-band 802.11 a/c/g/n Wi-Fi. This type of speaker can be used for both emergency and non-emergency announcements, background music and more. Additionally, this system can be paired with Grandstream’s desktop and cordless IP phones as well as the GDS series of Facility Access products allowing users to create a customised facility management solution. Education – quick and reliable mass announcements: By deploying a GSC3505 throughout any large public space, like a school environment, will allow for quick and reliable mass announcements. This type of solution could...
Software-defined Networking from Ubiquiti UniFi

Software-defined Networking from Ubiquiti UniFi

Ubiquiti has become a leader in managed Wi-Fi with its end-to-end UniFi system. UniFi is an all-in-one, enterprise Wi-Fi solution that is supported by a fully-integrated software-defined network (SDN) platform for all your Wi-Fi, surveillance and networking devices. Click here to get the all-in-one, enterprise Wi-Fi solution. The combination of UniFi hardware and UniFi’s Network Management controller enables these devices to be managed by a single platform, allowing network administrators to remotely manage and monitor the network from a single interface and provides greater network agility, flexibility and performance. The unique features of each UniFi device provides you with the freedom to deliver the ideal solution for your application. For example, UniFi delivers on the core need of enterprise Wi-Fi, allowing users to seamlessly roam between access points that are easily managed by administrators from a single interface, onsite or offsite, making UniFi the ideal solution for large office environments. In addition to this, the UniFi’s SDN platform also caters to the needs of multibranch originations with its software-defined wide area network architecture (SD-WAN). This architecture connects the various branches to a central network and allows administrators to seamlessly control and adjust all branch network and security functions from a single location. Additionally to its first-class software, UniFi is any service provider’s dream as it provides them with the features they want at an affordable price. Ubiquiti’s range of UniFi devices allows for tailor-made solutions that will suit all your application requirements. Ubiquiti’s UniFi access points are used in top-rated hotels, businesses and restaurants, and as consumer requirements for a reliable, stable Wi-Fi connection increases, there is a growing demand for...
MikroTik’s first MU-MIMO Wi-Fi router now in stock!

MikroTik’s first MU-MIMO Wi-Fi router now in stock!

Many Wi-Fi routers can only transmit or receive multiple streams of data to a single device at a time. Should multiple users simultaneously connect to a single router it can cause congestion as the router can only serve the first user’s request while all other users trying to connect will have to wait. MikroTik’s MU-MIMO Wi-Fi router is the ideal all-in-one solution for a reliable high capacity network with no throughput limitations or congestion. The routers MU-MIMO functionality addresses network congestion issues by allowing multiple devices to simultaneously receive multiple data streams. This device enables you to experience the fastest possible throughput from your access point with features such as a 10Gbps Ethernet connectivity speed and 1 SFP+ port for a fibre interface. The MU-MIMO functionality supports a data rate of up to 1733 Mbps in the 5GHz spectrum, eliminating any throughput congestion in your wireless network. MikroTik has already been established as one of the most powerful and feature-rich brands and with the introduction of their new MU-MIMO router, they are adding new dynamics to an already powerful brand.   Sign in or Sign up as a MiRO Business Partner to view pricing for this MikroTik...
CnMatrix quick configuration guide using cnMaestro

CnMatrix quick configuration guide using cnMaestro

Cambium’s cnMatrix switches allow for an additional layer to complete your end-to-end Cambium network. These switches can be onboarded, managed and monitored through the cnMaestro management platform. Follow our quick and easy guide on how to connect your cnMatrix switch and onboard the unit onto your cnMaestro cloud account. To start off, ensure that your switch is connected to the internet. Secondly, navigate to cloud.cambiumnetworks.com. If you are an existing user, you can simply sign in to your existing account, but if you are a new user, you will have to register an account and then proceed to create a company account. It is important that you take note of the various account types that are available on cnMaestro and whether the chosen account type supports the onboarding of the cnMatrix switches. Should you have an existing account that does not support the onboarding of the cnMatrix switches, you can change your existing account type to an ‘’Industrial Internet’’ or ‘’Access and Backhaul’’ by navigating to Application > Settings and selecting ‘’Industrial Internet’’ and save your changes. The next step is to navigate to the cnMaestro Home screen and simply select ‘’onboard device’’ to start the onboarding of your cnMatrix switches. Once you are on the onboard page, click on the ‘’claim device’’ tab and enter the switch serial number. The serial number can be found on the box of your CnMatrix switch (S/N option). Once you have successfully claimed your device, click on approve all and wait for the device to be successfully loaded onto your cnMaestro account. Navigate back to the cnMaestro home screen and select the...
3 Ways to update your analogue telephone system

3 Ways to update your analogue telephone system

Voice over IP (VoIP) offers major improvements to traditional communication networks, and as a result, legacy analogue phone systems are on their way out. Ten years ago, 80% of homes had landlines, but today that number is down to 43%— and businesses are following this trend as well. Traditional analogue communication systems were commonly used when users only had the need to use one line for one conversation at a time and used only one phone number. This system used older technology, such as copper phone lines to transmit analogue voice data. A full end-to-end analogue communication topology Although VoIP is becoming the go-to technology for communications, it is important to acknowledge that certain markets cannot convert to a new VoIP solution. This may be due to the lack of quality internet infrastructure where traditional landlines are the only source of connectivity and in many instances, end-users are protective over their existing phone hardware and are unwilling to have to them replaced. In these situations, a hybrid VoIP solution can deliver the flexibility and power of an IP solution while catering for the existing hardware and infrastructure limitations of the end-user. One of the most common reasons why businesses are reluctant to move over to VoIP is because of the existing infrastructure of their telephony network. A completely new communications deployment may be something that can scare a company, especially small to medium-sized businesses who have limited resources. An easy way to work around this is to construct a hybrid VoIP solution that maintains the initial analogue infrastructure while taking on the benefits that VoIP and SIP have to...