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WiFi Cloud Management Essentials

WiFi Cloud Management Essentials

An often overlooked component of a WiFi solution is its management platform. When you are in the market for a new enterprise-class WLAN, one of the first decisions you’ll need to make is whether to choose a traditional on-premises controller or a cloud-managed solution. A cloud managed WLAN lets you control your entire wireless network from a single interface. In contrast an on-premises solution typically has to be managed and deployed at each location. Many businesses are shifting over to cloud management due to the platforms flexibility and ease of setup. Key features to look for when choosing a cloud management platform for your WLAN network:   ·        Scalability Features for Large Networks It is vital for the platform to have scalability features that can easily deploy and manage a large number of access points simultaneously without any restrictions. It is important to have a platform that can provide an overview of your network in real-time allowing you to monitor and detect any crucial information such as connected devices and clients, alerts, bandwidth usage; SSID’s and top performing data. ·         Customizable Security and Authentication Features A cloud management platform requires extensive security features, just like any WiFi solutions would. It can be beneficial for your business to have a platform with customizable options in order to distribute internet access in a business, depending on your organisations different needs and security protocols. That’s why your platform solution should come with different access policy configuration options such as whitelist, blacklist and time policy to regulate users and time spent on a network. For safe browsing,...
Check out Cambium’s Hospitality Program for value added resellers/ systems integrator

Check out Cambium’s Hospitality Program for value added resellers/ systems integrator

When travelling for business or leisure hotel guests demand the same experience they have at home. From plush bedding to always-on Wi-Fi, successful hotels in the new Internet connected era know how to deliver an exceptional guest experience and ensure every guest can post positive comments to social media. Faster Wi-Fi allows the guests to stream any internet content to any device. Guest Wi-Fi also delivers perfect voice over Wi-Fi, IPTV, video on demand, personal content casting, and Interactive hotel concierge services like poolside cabana reservations.   Key Elements of the hospitality programs: The Hospitality Program will support partners who are focused on opportunities in the hotel industry, or associated hotel and retail complexes, multi-dwelling units (MDUs), or event management. The program will include the following elements: Hospitality focused landing page on Cambium Networks’ website. The landing page will include: Case studies and other real-world references for hospitality solutions Brochures, white papers, solution papers, and other material needed for competitive response to opportunities in the hospitality market Special pricing for registered Hospitality Program partners Support: A dedicated hospitality call-in 24/7 support line for Hospitality Program Partners, which will be provided to these partners on the partner...
Ubiquiti’s simple and scalable video security

Ubiquiti’s simple and scalable video security

Ubiquiti delivers scalable enterprise-grade video surveillance with disruptive pricing, plug-and-play installation, and powerful remote viewing software, allowing you to view your live video and recordings anywhere with free cloud access and mobile applications. Why choose Ubiquiti’s video security? Maximum Scalability: Add 20 cameras to your system to cover every angle. Performance: Ubiquiti offers powerful optics, high power night vision, and sharp, full HD video streaming. No monthly fees: Free cloud access for streaming and viewing your recordings. Control your data: Your videos are stored in your own secure hardware and not a cloud server. The UniFi Protect Camera Line-up          Ubiquiti’s G3 camera series has a model for every situation. Designed for maximum performance in minimum form factor, the G3 UniFi Protect Cameras deliver superior video quality at affordable prices. There is no separate software, licensing, hosting, or support fees, due to one of the built-in apps.   Benefit associated with using the UniFi Protect Camera’s The G3 camera series has sleek designs and precision optical engineering. Night vision mode for viewing in the dark. Plug-and-play for quick and easy installation. The G3 camera series comes with a weatherproof option for long-lasting outdoor installation. Manage cameras with the all-new Cloud Key Gen2 Plus Ubiquiti’s UniFi Cloud Key Gen2 Plus is a powerful solution for managing your UniFi networks across the campus or across the globe. It features an eight-core processor with 3 GB Ram, a 1TB SATA HDD for video storage, and 32 GB eMMC flash storage, and utilises the latest version of the UniFi Controller with hybrid cloud technology. What makes Ubiquiti’s new Cloud Key Gen2 Plus different? You...
Introducing the latest fanless switch from MikroTik

Introducing the latest fanless switch from MikroTik

MikroTik’s CR305 is a compact yet very powerful switch, featuring four SFP+ ports, for up to 10 Gbit per port. The device has a 1 Gbit copper Ethernet port for management access and two DC jacks for power redundancy. The CR305 comes in a very sleek and compact metallic case without any fans, for silent operation. The device has a “Dual boot” feature that allows you to choose between two operating systems – RouterOS or SwOS. If you prefer to have a simplified operating system with only switch specific features, use SwOS. If you would like the ability to use routing and other Layer 3 features in your CRS, use RouterOS. You can select the desired operating system from RouterOS, from SwOS or from the RouterBOOT loader settings. All these features come with a disruptive price, providing the best price performance ratio on the market. The CR305 is a low-density switch with very good switching capacity. This switch can deliver full duplex capacity across the 4 SFP+ ports, where most other switches will not be able to deliver full duplex speeds across all ports at the same time. What makes the new MikroTik CRS305 stand out from the crowd? Dual DC jack for redundancy and PoE Passive cooling for silent operation and less chance of failure Dual boot – Choose between RouterOS or SwOS Delivers a 80Gbps switching capacity at a disruptive price. The CRS305 is robust and can be used at high sites, high capacity hops and where active fibre needs to be extended....
Maximise your 5GHz link performance with LTU technology

Maximise your 5GHz link performance with LTU technology

Ubiquiti Networks continues to rattle the wireless broadband market by breaking through the limitations of 802.11 Wi-Fi technologies with the use of revolutionary LTU technology. Designed for use in the 5 GHz frequency band, the new airFiber AF-5XHD is Ubiquiti’s first LTU radio, offering greater channel bandwidths of up to 100 MHz, and more advanced RF components. The AirFiber 5x HD custom LTU silicon and radio architecture provides revolutionary performance was designed from the ground floor and up for the ISP industry. The core communications processing engine surpasses the restrictions inherent to generic Wi-Fi chips to provide low latency, long‑range capability, DFS flexibility, higher constellations, and better power output, along with improved receive sensitivity What sets the AirFiber 5x HD apart? Custom Wireless Chipset. Lowest Channel Bandwidth Vs Performance on 5GHz. 1Gbps+ Actual Usable Throughput @ 100MHz CBW. 2 Million Packets per Second, ideal for carrying voice packets. Adaptive modulation rates of up to 1024QAM (4096QAM with targeted upgrade) are supported GPS Synchronisation, the AF-5XHD offers configurable support for 2, 2.5, 4, and 5 ms frames. Timing is compatible with all other synchronous systems. Proprietary RF Filtering, eliminating noise or pass through of unwanted signals. The unit can be dropped into a body of water up to a meter deep for half an hour (IP67 Rating). Pair the AF-5XHD with a compatible Ubiquiti’s airFiber X antenna or rocket dish antenna for a complete 5 GHz Point-to-Point...
Starting a WISP? Everything you need to know about last mile wireless connectivity

Starting a WISP? Everything you need to know about last mile wireless connectivity

What is Fixed Wireless Broadband? In the simplest terms, fixed wireless provides an internet connection to a single point such as a house, office or school in order to surf the internet, access your cloud based Office 365 application, watch movies on Netflix or access any other internet-based application you can think of. Internet has become a necessity over the last decade, not only for businesses, but also for private use.   What does a Fixed Wireless Broadband network consist of? There are 2 main components; Base Stations and Client Premises Equipment (CPE). Base Stations are the equipment used to distribute the wireless from a single point, mostly located on a roof, water tower or lattice mast at a decent height in order to transmit signal over obstacles such as trees and buildings. Technology operating in the licence-exempt 5GHz band relies on Line of Sight (LoS) , meaning any dense obstacles in the way could have a negative impact on link quality. Base Stations allow for transmission of wireless signals at a range of anywhere between a couple of hundred meters up to distances of around 20km+ depending on the base station equipment used and environmental factors such as interference. On the receiving end, at the house or office we mentioned earlier, you will need a device called a CPE. This is in order to receive and transmit data wirelessly to and from the Base Station. These come in many shapes and sizes but the type and size of CPE mainly depends on the distance, signal strength and overall performance required. Technology pioneers like Ubiquiti Networks have revolutionized the...