As the ratification and release of 802.11ax network products looms ever closer, more and more information is coming out about the next jump in WiFi technology, which will no doubt lead to many questions about how this effects business wireless use.
There's a new Wi-Fi standard announced around every five years, starting with the 802.11 in 1997, 802.11a in 1999, 802.11g in 2003, 802.11n in 2009 followed by the current former standard 802.11ac first which was first standardised in 2013 with a reversion in 2015.
Since the start of the year, I have noticed the increase in enquiries from people looking to implement a home automation system. The idea being, to centrally control their many entertainment systems, lights, heating and in some cases security and window blinds, around the home.
We are pleased to see the third generation of E-Band Wi-Fi bridges arrive from SIAE Microelettronica. Their ALFOplus80HDX is looking to be a serious contender as the go to for Carrier and Enterpirses backhaul solution.
Gone are the times when pickers would use pen and paper to record a pallet or product with advances in technology over the last 10 years now seeing pickers using hand held scanners, “voice to pick” and wearable technology to increase productivity.