Wireless LANs News
January 18, 2017
A DARPA project seeks researchers from academia and business to improve security for mobile networks and devices. The program could bring better tools for the enterprise.
January 13, 2017
Dell is pitching the open networking features of its new campus switches. The hardware's ability to run any of several network operation systems is a market differentiator.
December 07, 2016
Cisco has released the first Layer 2 Meraki switches with 10 GbE uplinks. The vendor also introduced an access point designed for the hotel industry.
November 30, 2016
HPE Aruba networks are getting the access switch and software needed to support mobile and IoT devices, such as surveillance cameras and medical gear.
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LoRa technology has a strong economic case, an impressive ecosystem and growing interest in the IoT world, but one expert warns it may wind up being a niche player. Continue Reading
Fifth-generation, or 5G, networks promise increased wireless capacity and speed with reduced latency. SDN architecture can help improve performance and scalability. Continue Reading
BLE beacons and Wi-Fi technology promise enormous potential for accuracy in location and tracking of wireless devices. But is one option better than the other? Continue Reading
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The introduction of Wave 2 wireless and 802.11ac products promises to deliver improved performance and other networking benefits to users. But it also delivers unique challenges to networking pros and will require they prepare their enterprise data ... Continue Reading
XMPP has come a long way from its beginnings as Jabber, but is the lightweight XMPP-IoT specification ready for the spotlight? Continue Reading
Placing wireless management in the cloud is gaining traction among enterprises as companies examine more efficient ways to oversee their networks. It's part of a shift that's affecting network infrastructure. Continue Reading
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High-speed wireless access is all the rage, but one user cautions against buying into the 802.11ac hype. Yes, it's progress, but not as much as you might think. Continue Reading
While installing IoT sensors and other connected devices everywhere from stoplights to library shelves, the city of Boulder found it required a new approach to new design. Continue Reading
A contemporary church in Indiana celebrates its growing congregation, but an expansion creates networking challenges with its Wi-Fi design and wide area network. Continue Reading