Every engineer has his favorite tool, and mine is Fluke Network’s AirCheck Tester. Its form factor is essentially perfect, being small, lightweight, and rugged. The AirCheck is versatile, has a zero learning curve, and gives me essential WiFi & RF information for troubleshooting and network optimization. It boots up and powers down in 3 seconds, is like having an RF-aware third hand, and if I’m on-site with a customer, there’s a strong chance of it being in my pocket. I never visit a customer or teach a class without it. The UI is intuitive, and if I forget where a feature is, it takes only seconds to find it again because the UI isn’t cluttered with non-essential “fluff features.” Seeing is believing, and because they it’s a very affordable tool, every WiFi engineer can (and should) own one.
Attend this webinar to see how you can get Devin’s top tips on how the AirCheck tester delivers essential WiFi & RF information for troubleshooting and network optimization.
Devin Akin is the founder of Divergent Dynamics, a Wi-Fi Systems Integrator, Value-Added Reseller (VAR), and Training organization. Akin has over 20 years in IT, with 15 years in WLAN specifically, and was recently named to the TWW Top 100 Wireless Technology Experts list for 2014.
Despite the momentum of small cells, the distributed antenna system (DAS) business remains strong as major mobile operators continue to deploy DAS and upgrade DAS to LTE in large venues such as stadiums where small cells are inadequate. This webinar analyzes the future of DAS and its relationship to small cells, remote radio heads (RRHs) and Wi-Fi.Read more >
According to eMarketer, online retail sales will grow from $225.5 billion in 2012 to $434.2 billion in 2017. How will your traditional bricks-and-mortar retail organization keep up? Until now, online retailers have had an unfair advantage, their platforms are designed to observe customer behavior and influence purchases (think of the Amazon “Customers who bought this item also bought” feature).
Many WiFi Retail Presence Analytics platforms promise the world, but provide little more than a collection of reports and meaningless data. Fortinet Presence Analytics is different, delivering a platform that helps you better understand customer behavior, engage more closely with your customers and actually influence their purchasing decisions.
Join Koroush Saraf, Senior Director of Product Management at Fortinet as he demonstrates how your retail organization can leverage Fortinet’s Presence Analytics to increase your revenue.
In this webinar, Koroush will cover:
· How WiFi Presence Analytics works
· Social WiFi and its impact on customer engagement
· Customer privacy concerns and how to address them
· How you can leverage Presence Analytics to increase sales and revenue
Although much has been said about the SDN in the Data Center, SDN is particularly well suited to address multi-tenant wireless infrastructure. Paul Congdon, Tallac Networks CTO and Vice Chair of the ONF Mobility and Wireless Workgroup, will discuss the challenges facing existing campus WiFi deployment. He will then break down how using OpenFlow in conjunction with cloud technologies enables customers to create specific network applications. Examples, like the OpenFlow captive portal, used at the ONS event will be examined.Read more >
Wi-Fi security attacks, hacking, stolen mobile devices – are these keeping you awake at nights? Are you surprised that Wi-Fi networks can be more secure than your wired networks? Wireless LAN has come a long way from the days of its inception with inadequate security.
Contrary to common belief, security is not a single protocol or an appliance or an encryption. It is a system of different components working together to ensure your Wi-Fi network is secure and your confidential information is protected.
Join this webinar to learn about
- Advances in Wi-Fi security
- Multi-layers approach to holistic protection
- Controlling user and device access
- Controlling applications
-Xirrus security solutions
Just because Wi-Fi usage has outpaced your original plans doesn’t mean it should be the cause of heartbreak and misery. This is your chance to beat the Wi-Fi blues and keep your users from falling into a funk.
In this hands-on webinar you’ll learn the top reasons why Wi-Fi networks become slow and unusable—and how to make it right. We’ll cover today’s best practices in Wi-Fi network design, including the latest capacity-planning approach that goes against conventional wisdom. We’ll cover how to:
Ballpark needs based on types of users and applications
Maximize frequency re-use, with lower power levels and less shouting
Configure access points and secure traffic
Use coverage mapping and conflict mapping tools
And much more!
We’ve all got troubles, but wireless access shouldn’t be one of them.
According to a 2014 Infonetics survey, 45% of mobile operators plan to deploy remote radio heads (RRHs) as an alternative or complement to small cells, to create denser coverage and capacity on their networks. But connecting a group of RRHs to a stack of baseband units, usually deployed in a CO, has specific challenges. This webinar examines the requirements for RRH and for extending it to full Cloud-RAN (or C-RAN) topologies, and also discusses considerations for integrating fronthaul connectivity into the backhaul network.
Key Topics for Discussion:
- C-RAN: Definitions and drivers
- The challenges of Common Public Radio Interface (CPRI) transport: Network planning and performance criteria
- Fronthaul: Architectures, testing connectivity, and integrating into the transport network
- Answers to audience questions during live Q&A
Managing WiFi Users? Aruba ClearPass lets you make smarter decisions about how security network access privileges are enforced. It leverages known and trusted contextual information to create policies that ensure secure network access from the inside out.Read more >
While 4G-LTE is early in the enterprise adoption lifecycle, a majority of large distributed enterprises have successfully deployed at least one use case (ie, failover, transportation, IoT) using 4G LTE connectivity. Examples of these enterprise deployments include top Retail Stores, Quick Serve Restaurants, Banks, Insurance Firms, Kiosk Deployments and Convenience Stores.
The opportunity within distributed enterprise goes well beyond a single application. Significant opportunities exist within these enterprises for multiple 4G LTE networks, but most enterprise networks struggle to keep up with the growth of Internet traffic, cloud-based applications, and customer-facing marketing initiatives (customer WiFi, analytics, digital signage, etc.). To address this, IT departments need solutions that are cost-effective, flexible and quick to deploy.
This webinar with Cradlepoint Solutions Engineers addresses frequently asked questions and current myths regarding wireless networks using 4G LTE. It will also be a deep dive into network best practices and considerations for these deployments.