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Is Wireless Communication Secure?

Posted by Lisa MacGillivray on Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Wireless communication has come a long way. But many businesses still have questions about whether it is as secure as wired technology, and whether it’s a good investment over time. Here, we took a closer look at this technology, its security, and additional benefits when it comes to connecting people in multiple industries, including manufacturing, hospitality, healthcare, and transportation.

Tags: Wireless Communication, Wireless Networking

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Many businesses depend on both wired infrastructure and WiFi technology to enable communications and effectively run operations. This is where adding point to multipoint connectivity to the network can be a difference maker. Here, we dig deeper into this feature and how it can position your company to better meet goals. 

Tags: Wireless Networking

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Back in the day wired infrastructure was go-to technology. Homes and businesses were wired with cables, either Ethernet or Fiberoptic, to support digital communications. While these solutions were effective and are in still in use today, they do present limitations. Here, we look at the challenges of wired infrastructure and why wireless technology may be a better option for your business.

Tags: Wireless Communication, Wireless Networking

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When it comes to communication in manufacturing, hospitality, healthcare, and transportation, performance and reliability is a must. But too often, this calls for wired infrastructure that is cost-prohibitive and impractical. This is where wireless technology and, specifically, point to point connectivity can be a difference maker.

Tags: Wireless Communication, Wireless Networking

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WIFI vs CBRS: Understanding the Differences

Posted by Tom Treichler on Tuesday, February 19, 2019

If you’re in the market for communications technologies to improve your operations, two terms you’ll hear frequently are WIFI and CBRS. Here, we look at WIFI vs CBRS, including their definitions, benefits and key differences to provide insights to help you determine which one is a fit for your company or organization.

Tags: Wireless Networking, Distributed Antenna System

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Wireless networks’ ability to instantly connect us to the internet has made us more dependent than ever on this ever-changing and constantly growing technology. Nowadays, it seems as if it would be nearly impossible to function at the same capacity and speed without it.

But that leaves us with an important question: How to access and ensure secure public WiFi when we’re working remotely or catching up on our accounts away from home?

Tags: Wireless Communication, Wireless Networking

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The reviews keep coming, and the message is clear: Guests give five stars to your hotel’s ample amenities and friendly staff, but they have much less love for your unreliable WiFi.

When everyone from business travelers to high school marching band members have multiple connected devices per person – including laptops, phones and tablets – the system your property acquired years ago just isn’t keeping up.

A few savvy strategies can put your hotel wireless on the fast track, and the reasons to upgrade are clear: higher guest satisfaction, competitive advantage and access to hospitality-related innovations. If you’re considering it, research shows you’re not alone.

Tags: Wireless Communication, Hospitality, Wireless Networking

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What Does WiFi Stand For?

Posted by Lisa MacGillivray on Wednesday, November 15, 2017

What does WiFi stand for? Well, everyone knows that. It stands for wireless fidelity. Right?

Wrong. But good guess! It’s a misconception that has been plaguing the ubiquitous term since its very beginning. In fact, few things that are so widely used are as widely misunderstood in terms of naming.

What does WiFi stand for? We bet you’ll be surprised.

Tags: FAQ, Wireless Networking

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As the end of the year approaches, how you spend your technology budget can impact not only your current communications operations, it can affect how much money is allocated to you next year. If you don’t use all of that money wisely this year, you likely won’t get an increase – or even as much – next year.

To preserve your technology budget and your ability to serve your organization, you need to make investments that show you’ve improved communications and overall efficiency. Fortunately, there are some great solutions available that serve a variety of wireless communications needs. 

Here are three savvy ways to spend your end-of-year technology budget. 

Tags: Technology, Digital Two-Way Radios, Wireless Networking, Push to Talk

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AT&T recently launched a first-of-its-kind trial program that uses fixed wireless broadband networks and millimeter wave technology to bring high-speed internet, cable and wireless services to a set of apartment complexes in Minneapolis.

The trial uses point-to-point millimeter wave wireless technology and a combination of wireless signals and in-building wiring to deliver an “ultra-fast” 100 megabits-per-second connection that is accessible to each apartment unit in the complexes, according to AT&T.

Residents in the trial program also have access to cable television through DIRECTV Advantage -- without having to install satellite dishes on their balconies. DIRECTV Advantage uses a single satellite dish on one building to send a video signal to a central distribution system for the entire property.

Tags: Wireless Networking

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