LAN

News about the technology of local area networks (LAN) and the partner opportunity.

 

VoIP Unplugged

BY 2006, ACCORDING TO ESTIMATES by Infonetics Research, 27 percent of enterprises will use VoWLAN, a figure that attests to the burgeoning use of Wi-Fi networks in businesses of all kinds. With that popularity comes a correspondingly ballooning need for reliable installation and performance of those networks. To deal with those issues, Meru Networks Inc., […]

Wanted: Modd (Mobile Device Defense) Squad

WHILE THE INTERNET SECURITY WAR rages on, wireless users may have a vague notion of security concerns at a hotspot. But most dont think twice about using their Palm Treos or accessing a unified messaging center with a Wi-Fi-enabled softphone, and the truth is, mobile data devices are increasingly the weakest points in the enterprise […]

SMBs Send Security SOS

The proliferation of worms, viruses, phishing, pharming and assorted other scams is requiring organizations to focus more resources on combating these threats. This is especially true among small and medium businesses (SMBs), those with 500 or fewer employees, that have lagged traditionally in security spending. But that is changing rapidly and has the potential to […]

How to Make a Wireless LAN Work

Are your customers getting the most from their wireless LANs? Sadly, many IT managers and system administrators are discovering that their wireless networks are inefficient and unreliable. Like most technical challenges, these inefficiencies occur because network designers used incomplete data during their initial design processes. In fact, many wireless network design methods may actually create […]

Keeping an Eye on IP Video Surveillance

With all of the attention organizations are giving to the safety and security of their employees, visitors and assets, it is no wonder that IP video surveillance is emerging as a key benefit of moving toward a converged network especially among such sectors as financial services, education, law enforcement, retail and health care. Looking to […]

On Guard!

A wireless LAN uses ultra-high frequency (UHF) radio technology to either replace or extend a conventional wired LAN. In a WLAN, data is superimposed onto a “carrier” radio wave using a process called “modulation.” The carrier wave acts as the transmission medium, replacing the cable. Like conventional radio or TV, a WLAN can transmit data […]

Enabling the Bundle

Reselling service is one thing, but in wireless, it can get messy considering handset configuration, value-added services and content, not to mention the development and support of sales channels. MVNOs and carriers looking to present a whole package for their customers can turn to fulfillment and distribution outsourcer Brightpoint Inc., which has launched Advanced Wireless […]

Telkonet Gives Power to Resellers

Telkonet Inc. in mid-April plans to roll out voice functionality for its patented Telkonet PlugPlus commercial powerline LAN communications system. This enhancement will give its value-added resellers - namely ISPs, property management companies and some telcos - low-cost entrance into the telephone business serving multitenant offices and apartments. Ron Pickett, president and CEO of Telkonet, says PlugPlus […]

Beyond Hotspots

As the Wi-Fi market matures, partners have sighted yet more shores of opportunity beyond the sea of public hotspots. Some equipment vendor channel initiatives offer partners - particularly VARs - opportunities for a business-oriented convergent sale that combines hardware with services and applications. Meanwhile, new markets for Wi-Fi are appearing, and a trend towards co-marketing is enabling […]

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