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5 Examples of How 802.11ac Technology is Making Our Lives Better

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Unless you haven’t heard, there is a new standard in town and it’s called, 802.11ac. There has been a lot of talk lately within the Education, Healthcare and IT communities about the new “802.11ac technology”. As SecurEdge Networks Chief Network Engineer explains,
“802.11ac takes many of the features from 802.11n and builds upon them …utilizing 

MIMO, increasing channel widths and doubling the speed to 1.3 Gb/s.” With all of these new improvements, there isn’t one area where 802.11ac can’t make our lives better.

How 802.11ac and Air Travel Can Improve Your School Wireless Network

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International travel in and of itself is rather tricky. We’ve all been there. Imagine you’re at the airport, you’ve gotten there about an hour or so before your flight, mostly because that’s what everyone has told you to do. You wait in your first line of the day, checking your one bag that costs around $25 dollars (that’s another story). Once checked in, your off to the second line of the day, this one is even worse than the last. 

1:1 or BYOD? Which is Better for Your School [Infographic]

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Today’s generation of students (some call them “GenMobile”), are just that, mobile. Constantly on the go and more importantly connected by wireless 100% of the time. The alarming factor here for schools is the trend of each student using more and more devices. On average, current students now use on a daily basis between 3 and 5 devices. This is challenging school IT staff everywhere to facilitate learning environments that are rich in technology. The question is not should schools bring technology into the classroom but how?

How Many Users Can a 802.11ac Access Point Handle?

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Being squarely focused on wireless mobility over the last 8 years, we are fortunate to receive questions like, “How many users can access an 802.11ac access point?” Now, depending on who is posing this question (hard to read a person’s body language over the phone) and in which format the question is posed (hard to read “tone” in the written word of an email), a close friend might receive the following response: “Over what period of time? A day? A week?”

3 Simple Reasons to Move Your School WLAN from 802.11n to 802.11ac

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The start of 2014 brought with it a new standard in wireless connectivity. 802.11ac is a set of physical layer enhancements for higher throughput in the 5-GHz band that is projected to completely replace the 802.11n technology by 2018. The access points with the newest technology bring with them additional antennas, wider channels, more spatial streams, and a number of features that improves throughput and reliability.

5 Revealing Benefits About 802.11ac and Your School's Wireless Network

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The IEEE recently ratified 802.11ac as the new standard in wireless technology. So, get out your checkbooks, it’s time for a school wireless network refresh! Or...maybe not.

6 Key Advantages for Having Controller-less Wi-Fi in Your School.

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The 1:1 and BYOD shifts are continuing to grow in wireless design for education, forcing school districts across the nation to find proper solutions to these trends, while staying in-lin with budgetary restrictions and guidelines. With mobile security, monitoring and 100% up times all standards parents and board members are looking for, schools must find the right wireless solutions.

7 Biggest Classroom Technology Trends and Challenges


As always, there’s a lot going on in the world of wireless especially how it affects educational facilities. There are numerous trends and challenges today’s schools must face when it comes to bringing mobility to their school wireless network.

Improve Your Enterprise Wireless Networks with 802.11ac


Tablet sale estimates are now exceeding earlier IDC predictions and now being forecast at a 38.6% hike in 2014 (270.7 million tablets sold globally.)   This news comes alongside the statistics showing a global decline in sales of laptops and desktops with already a 6% drop in sales from last year.  

It's Time to Support BYOD on your Hospital Wireless Network


Healthcare providers deal with more acronyms on a daily basis than there are seats in the United States Congress. Just navigate via the internet right to the “Acronyms in Healthcare” Wikipedia page there are over 30 acronyms that begin with "A".

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