A network analyzer for 802.11ac

With the increasing number of mobile devices and access points capable of handling the Wi-Fi 802.11ac standard, network managers face a problem: How to monitor an internal wireless network that can run at

Published on: October 7th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Always-connected PCs almost here

Imagine always being able to connect your computer to the Internet even if you’re nowhere near a Wi-Fi connection, an Ethernet cable, or an Internet dongle. The idea of an always-connected PC  has been

Published on: September 26th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

Meru announces SDN app for Lync

As the enthusiasm for software defined networking from vendors accelerates, IT leaders are still wondering how they can best make use of it. Meru Wireless has announced an option: An upcoming application that helps networks

Published on: September 16th, 2014 Howard Solomon

iPass network keeps expanding

Corporate telecom managers always have to encourage travelling staff using mobile devices it pays for to use Wi-Fi networks when out of the country to save on cellular costs. But some charge users

Published on: September 5th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Fortinet offers wireless solution to help retailers retain shoppers

Leveraging the Wi-Fi capabilities of the smart phones most people carry around is increasingly important to retailers. Being able to sense how much time a customer spends in front of which display as

Published on: August 19th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Bluetooth beacons could solve mobile 911 location problems

Those marvellous computing devices we clutch in our hands 20 hours a day called smart phones can do amazing things -- call around the world, carry books, photograph things we want to buy,

Published on: August 17th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Free Wi-Fi pilot for Vancouver buses

When I regularly rode public transit to work I'd quickly scan email and the news headlines on my smart phone to get a head start on the day's work. (The rest of the time I'd

Published on: August 12th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Researchers find a way to use Wi-Fi signals as a power source

The increasing ubiquity of Wi-Fi is a blessing (unless you're in a national park) for a number of business users. But like almost any technology it needs a power source. Maybe not. Researchers

Published on: August 6th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Look ahead for the next generation of Wi-Fi

Just when network managers thought they were ready to bring in the next generation of Wi-Fi access points to their networks comes word that the IEEE has another leap in technology in mind.

Published on: July 15th, 2014 Howard Solomon