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Workplace Trends affecting Design and Optimization for Wireless (and 15 best practices)

2019-05-15T12:41:59+00:00May 15th, 2019|

Workplace Trends affecting Design and Optimization for Wireless (and 15 best practices)   By Jim Portaro   Driven by changing work styles, mobile technology, and the growing presence of Millennials; today’s workplaces are changing, mostly for the better. We have needed expertise for designing and implementing wireless high density and mobility for these next-gen workspaces,

What do Hospitals need to do about Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) Today?

2019-05-08T21:11:29+00:00May 8th, 2019|

What do Hospitals need to do about Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) Today? By Jim Holt   802.11 ax is coming and the Wi-Fi Alliance has designated it Wi-Fi 6. It's placed in current Wi-Fi designations: Wi-Fi 6 is identified with 802.11ax (currently 802.11ax is in draft) Wi-Fi 5 is identified with 802.11ac Wi-Fi 4 is identified

The Top Secret Recipe for “Wireless Done Right”

2019-05-01T15:59:48+00:00May 1st, 2019|

The Top Secret Recipe for “Wireless Done Right” By Jim Holt   Somewhere inscribed in pencil on a yellowed piece of paper inside a Louisville, Kentucky safe is Colonel Sanders’ Original Recipe of eleven herbs and spices, says KFC spokesman Rick Maynard. The safe lies inside a state-of-the-art vault that is surrounded by motion detectors,

High Density Wireless, It’s Not Just for Stadiums Anymore

2019-04-23T23:09:51+00:00April 23rd, 2019|

High Density Wireless, It’s Not Just for Stadiums Anymore   By Jim Portaro and Cris Varvas Arguably we did the first High Density Wireless for Stock Trading floors at both the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME). Way back in the mid-Nineties, the NYSE created what was called “The Integrated

Outdated Healthcare IT Infrastructure is Attracting Cybercriminals

2019-03-27T23:08:50+00:00March 27th, 2019|

By Jim Holt, EVP Outdated healthcare IT infrastructure is attracting cybercriminals to hospitals. Healthcare systems of all sizes are at the greatest risk of any industry. Healthcare has been the most cyber-attacked industry over the last five years and an outdated IT and network infrastructure is the most likely penetration path according to a

The 3 Most Important Steps In WLAN Deployments; Survey, Design, And Certification

2019-02-06T13:46:57+00:00February 5th, 2019|

By Jim Portaro, Principal and Founder The acceptance of RF-Works Medical Grade Wireless Network deployments has been impeccable, literally the highest rating of any of the wireless services we perform. And although Healthcare has always been on the forefront of Wireless LAN (WLAN) and Mobility adoption, we utilize a variation of this design methodology

Call In Your RF Spectrum “Police” ( When everyday Devices Are Wireless In Your Environment)

2019-02-20T15:09:13+00:00February 5th, 2019|

By Jim Portaro, Principal and Founder People like the freedom of “no wires” for mobility and aesthetics. What happens when you need to have a mixed deployment of a myriad of wireless devices operating in a myriad of different frequency ranges of the radio frequency (RF) spectrum? The short answer is you test operational

Reaching 5 Nines In Your Wireless Network

2019-02-05T15:14:22+00:00February 5th, 2019|

By Jim Portaro, Principal and Founder The industry best practice measurement of availability is to achieve 5-Nines. This means the network is up 99.999% of the time and down for no longer than 0.001% or 5.26 minutes over the span of a year. This should be the minimum requirement for a converged network, which