Latest Headlines

Latest Headlines

Fluke Networks to update two devices for 802.11ac compatibility

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 adds 3- and 4-port MIMO antennas to VenU line

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 launches long-range Wi-Fi bridge system

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.

As worries over in-flight hacking increase, Kontron intros speedy, secure cabin access point

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 seeks to shake up the market with 802.11ac Wave 2 access point

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 drives 802.11ac 2.0 ecosystem for faster Wi-Fi, intros new chip

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.

Wi-Fi offloading will drive up revenues for test equipment, report says

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.

Boingo Wireless installing DAS, Wi-Fi networks at New York's World Trade Center

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).

Mimosa unveils its first 802.11ac gigabit Wi-Fi backhaul radio

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.

802.11ac Wi-Fi slowly but surely being adopted, survey shows

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.