Access "802.11ac is powerful – but don’t get ahead of yourself"
This article is part of the 22 October 2013 issue of How technology is making business more human
While the draft 802.11ac Wi-Fi specification offers faster data transmission speeds and greater bandwidth to support the ever-growing number of devices on the corporate network, enterprises are learning the standard's reliance on a higher frequency channel translates to a decrease in Wi-Fi wave range. While the 801.11ac wireless protocol, or Gigabit Wi-Fi, holds the promise of 1.3 Gbps throughput and support for simultaneous high-definition streams, the protocol only operates in the 5GHz frequency. This wide channel provides 802.11ac with the room it needs to accomplish higher transmission speeds between devices and access points, but the 5GHz channel has less range than the more commonly used 2.4GHz channel. The 802.11ac standard's use of the 5GHz frequency provides users with a cleaner connection, free from the interference sources in the crowded 2.4 GHz frequency from devices like Bluetooth headsets, microwave ovens and cordless phones, said Jason Owen, CEO of Amped Wireless, a Chino Hills, Calif.-based Wi-Fi vendor. But the 5GHz band has shorter ... Access >>>
Premium Content for Free.
802.11ac is powerful – but don’t get ahead of yourself
by Gina Narcisi
802.11ac range is shorter than previous Wi-Fi standards. Enterprises can overcome range shortcomings with range extenders, additional access points.
- 802.11ac is powerful – but don’t get ahead of yourself by Gina Narcisi
VDI thin clients save Hertz time, support and energy across Europe
by Cliff Saran
Car rental firm Hertz is using VMware to virtualise 4,000 PCs across its European operations
- VDI thin clients save Hertz time, support and energy across Europe by Cliff Saran
More Premium Content Accessible For Free
This chapter from the book NFC Application Development for Android, offers an overview of NFC for Android developers.
This tool provides a single page scorecard for comparing vendors across 14 weighted factors. It generates an overall score for each vendor along with...
Many small and medium business (SMB) organisations are already using financing in their business, whether this is for company cars, coffee and snack ...