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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".

Technology in the Classroom with 802.11ac

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Notable research finds that video usage in educational classrooms has become a powerful curricula support. 

Is your School Ready for Wireless Technology in the Classroom?

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In the world we live in today where just about everything we do includes some sort of mobile device, it just makes sense to integrate those mobile devices into education. If we truly want to prepare students for their lives and careers as adults, then why not integrate the tools they will be using like iPads, smartphones, etc. Mobile devices are being used in just about every industry, construction, healthcare, enterprise, hospitality, retail, etc. and they make great educational tools. They can provide a vast array of benefits to not only students but also teachers as well. I could list the benefits and endless possibilities these cool tools can offer for days, but we won’t cover all of those today. (for more on the benefits see 4 Benefits of Having Mobile Technology in the Classroom) Instead I would like to talk about getting your school ready to integrate these mobile devices, because whether you like it or not, they are coming!

Bringing BYOD to a Hospital Wireless Network Securely

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Mobile devices continue to grow in popularity and as the competition increases for the “next big thing” in smartphones and tablets, many of the associated costs users experience could continue to decline. However, in the business enterprise and specifically the healthcare industry, the cool BYOD trend can often meet an icy reception from management.

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