Two of Netscout Systems' devices will see Wi-Fi functionality upgrades for better compatibility with the 802.11ac standard. The Fluke Networks Enterprise Solution OptiView XG Network Analysis Tablet and the OneTouch AT Generation 2 Network Assistant, which Netscout says are two of its business arm's most popular network analysis tools, are currently rolling out the upgrade.
PCTEL recently introduced new compact panel antennas to its VenU line of broadcast access products. The new antennas offer 3-port and 4-port MIMO options, which support "dual-band coverage for high-speed 802.11ac Wi-Fi networks covering both 2.4-2.5 GHz and 4.9-5.9 GHz on each port."
Ruckus Wireless has announced the ZoneFlex P300 bridge system, an outdoor Smart Wi-Fi bridging system. The ZoneFlex P300 was designed for high-density user environments such as business parks, school campuses, urban centers, warehouses and other outdoor venues.
In-flight Wi-Fi may have gotten a boost with embedded computing technology company Kontron's Cab-n-Connect, an A100 cabin wireless access point (CWAP) that the company says improves bandwidth efficiency and security.
Ruckus Wireless is trying to stir up the Wi-Fi industry with the introduction of what it claims is the industry's first Wi-Fi access point based on Wave 2 features of the 802.11ac standard, enabling multi-gigabit Wi-Fi performance and "unprecedented" capacity.
Qualcomm Atheros is doing its part of make better use of Wi-Fi spectrum with multi-user (MU), multiple input-multiple output (MIMO) technology. Expanding on its portfolio of 802.11ac 2.0 capable chips, the company is introducing the QCA9377, which extends the performance benefits of Qualcomm's branded MU|EFX technology to notebooks, TVs, cameras and other consumer electronics that are connected to crowded Wi-Fi networks.
Mobile operators offloading their data traffic to Wi-Fi need the latest and greatest testing and monitoring solutions to ensure the Wi-Fi networks being used meet carrier-grade quality requirements, and that will drive continued growth in the market for Wi-Fi test equipment, according to a new study from Frost & Sullivan.
A subsidiary of Boingo Wireless will install and operate neutral-host cellular distributed antenna systems (DAS) and Wi-Fi networks in select areas of New York's new World Trade Center (WTC).
A year ago, Mimosa Networks was still firmly in stealth mode. But the Campbell, Calif., company has now released its first last-mile gigabit wireless radio for Internet service providers seeking fiber speeds delivered over the air.
Though the 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard was ratified at the end of 2013, most enterprises still rely upon good old 802.11n for their Wi-Fi networks, according to a survey released by Spiceworks. Of the IT professionals surveyed, only 6 percent said they had deployed 802.11ac as of July 2014.