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Wavelink Avalanche 5 in Orlando

Wavelink at Moto Sales Conference

Here is a look at the Wavelink booth (704) from Orlando at the Motorola Sales Conference. As you can see, we are featuring the upcoming release of Avalanche 5.

Stop by and take a peek!  In the meantime, we’ll try and post some more photos up as we get them.

Options for Deployment – Server Virtualization

As you heave probably read, virtualization has been a hot topic for a while.  We thought it was worth highlighting a few benefits of this technology, not least because it’s a model often used by Wavelink’s customers to host our own products, such as Avalanche.

First, for the uninitiated, this technology allows you to install an instance of an OS and applications, just as you would on a regular PC.  Through a web portal (typically) you’d define the memory, disk and peripherals (such as the network) for the different operating systems to run inside of.


Wi-Fi – Ruggedized versus Consumer Grade – Part II

Yesterday we talked about some of the basic differences between a consumer grade Wi-Fi device and one made for the AIDC industry (the ruggedized version).  Now let’s dig into some more detail.

Vendors of AIDC equipment know that having an industrial grade supplicant is key.  So the supplicants they pre-load are built to deal with harsh Wi-Fi environments and the extremes of competing with large numbers of other third party networks.

Supplicants supplied by all the major AIDC vendors handle the example cited in yesterday’s blog posting about our Seattle office with ease.  And these supplicants go further…


Wi-Fi – Ruggedized versus consumer grade. What are the differences?

As many of you have come to find out through the use of smartphones and PDAs with Wi-Fi, that getting connectivity can often be a headache.  Although 3G has reduced these woes through better coverage, the truth is that some devices just don’t want to connect to Wi-Fi when you haven’t got the luxury of 3G.

The symptoms are typically that your device connects and then drops the connection and then hunts for another.  And sometimes the connection looks promising – you have three or four bars and yet the device comes back and says “unable to connect”.  You shrug your shoulders, you move on and it was no big deal.

However, if this was your network and the device has to work, you’d be frustrated.  Now, in AIDC, this is precisely the case as it’s a critical business productivity tool on which you depend.  To help with this, these devices typically have a more industrial grade radio in them – it might be more sensitive or have greater power.  However, the design improvements don’t stop there.  (more…)

Green IT?

Saw this yesterday and wanted to get it posted, but wasn’t able to. Anyhow, the concept of “Green IT” is mentioned here and it made me wonder how many of you are familiar with it, and if so, do you think it will be a hot trend for 2010?

More figures on mobile security

Lots of information lately on the growth of the mobile device security marketplace. The latest from ABI Research focuses on the increasing levels and sensitivity of data being stored on smartphones, but it’s not hard to draw the same conclusion for any mobile device, whether it’s a smartphone, or mobile computer.

Wavelink eLearning Now Available

We all know that conventional training often becomes repetitive, time-consuming and expensive as it involves travel and valuable time away from the office. Yes, the miles are a nice perk but by eliminating the costs associated with travel, you can save between 50 to 70 percent.

So, in an effort to continue providing cost-savings to our end-users and partners, Wavelink is pleased to debut eLearning, a collection of online training classes that delivers materials and product knowledge in a cost effective way. Something we know your boss will appreciate.

Just hop online at your convenience, we don’t even mind if you wear your jammies!  The prerecorded online classes cover the full range of Wavelink products from either a technical or sales perspective. For a list of classes, check out our website. Don’t see a class you’d be interested in? Let us know what training you would be interested in.

How serious are enterprises about wireless device security?

Wireless Analytics offers up some pretty intriguing statistics on wireless device security. If the study they reference is correct, the percentage of enterprises taking the right steps to secure their wireless devices versus those who state it as a priority, and don’t take action, is pretty drastic.

Top 10 technologies in 2010

Pretty interesting, yet not surprising, to see that enterprise mobility is seen as a top 10 technology to watch out for in 2010. Read the full list here.