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EMV  |  Wireless EMV

Understanding Security for Outdoor Payment Systems

When AvaLAN Networks won the Kroger contract to install it’s UL certified wireless Ethernet devices inside Kroger’s 6000 gas pumps, most industry observers assumed the win was a result of easier installs, much higher bandwidth and a much more reliable product than attempting to use the existing 2 wires with a media converter

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100 Weeks to EMV — Where Do I Start?

EMV (Europay, MasterCard, and Visa) is an accepted standard for authenticating transactions via smart credit cards with a microchip. These cards were designed to combat fraud, and the credit card companies will soon be shifting the liability of fraudulent charges to merchants if they have not upgraded their outdoor payment infrastructure by October 2020.  For gas stations, the most troublesome part of this new guideline is how to upgrade at the pump. A fuel station EMV upgrade, however, is not as cumbersome as you might think.

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EMV  |  Wireless EMV

Secure, Simple and Fast EMV Upgrades. See for yourself at NACS.

 

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EMV  |  Wireless EMV

AvaLAN IP Secure Wireless for EMV Upgrades

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Digital Signage at the Pump: Why It’s Worth It and Four Inspiring Ideas for Content

The modern fuel center offers many opportunities to engage shoppers. One great way to connect is by featuring digital signage at the pump. This featured content can lure customers to make in-store purchases or to promote a loyalty card, helping your bottom line. With so many content ideas and a rather captive audience, take advantage of the power of digital signage at the pump.

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Current Loop/Serial Over IP

 

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EMV  |  Wireless EMV

There’s a Better Way to Meet EMV Compliance

Time is flying by and October 2020 will be here before you know it. If you own or operate an American fuel center, then you probably already have the date circled on your calendar since it’s the deadline for when stations across the country must be EMV compliant. While the thought of making the conversion may fill you with dread, you needn’t worry because AvaLAN is here to help. Our wireless forecourt solution is fast, cost-effective, and can help your fuel station meet the new regulation without disruptions and lost revenue.

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EMV  |  Wireless EMV

AvaLAN in the News

AvaLAN focuses on solving customer problems with secure, reliable and plug and play solutions. Our secure technologies for fuel centers recently received some media attention, and the AvaLAN team is excited to share our successes in serving our customers.

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4 Easy Steps to Start Your Remote Service

Here are the four simple steps to start your secure remote browser access to your commander! 

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EMV  |  Wireless EMV

From Swipe to Insert: How Chip Technology Really Works

Your customers insert their cards to pay for fuel at your fueling station multiple times per day. Of course, both parties trust that the transaction is handled smoothly and accurately—and it almost always is. But what really happens from that magic moment when card meets machine to the end of the transaction, and how is that process changing from the simple swipe method?

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EMV  |  Wireless EMV  |  current loop

Why Not Travel Center and Secure Wireless Ethernet with Current Loop Adapter

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Get Remote Access to Your Verifone Commander

Are you a fuel center owner or service technician who wants a simple way to remotely access all your sites? AvaLAN just launched their new remote service solution that is just for you.  AvaLAN Remote Service gives you simple, hassle-free secure access to your Verifone Commander without network settings or IT knowledge.

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EMV  |  Wireless EMV

The Future of Forecourt Networking is Secure Wireless Ethernet

The subject of updating the forecourt is often one fuel centers want to avoid, as complexity and complications abound when it’s time to upgrade to newer digital technologies. From dealing with aging and buried wires to difficult interfaces like current loop, many feel there is no simple solution to connecting this part of their business. Furthermore, each station has its own unique challenges; some fuel center operators, for example, may have little to no expertise with networking. Additionally, compliance regulations vary and change over time. Despite all this, your fuel center can gain many advantages by moving all components to TCP/IP.

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IoT  |  industrial internet of things  |  infrastructure of things  |  internet of things

The Infrastructure of Things (IoT) and its Implications for Retail

The tech industry has been enthusiastically promoting the Internet of Things (IoT) for the past decade. And while a bunch of smart devices and sensors scattered throughout an operation sounds great in theory, connecting those devices in a robust and reliable way presents a real challenge. In many cases, when one device fails it can cause the entire system to go down. So retailers need to look at not only the Internet of Things, but the Infrastructure of Things™ as well.

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How Long Does It Take to Install Secure Wireless Ethernet at Your Fuel Pump?

If you’re a fuel center owner, you may be putting off installing wireless Ethernet at your pumps because it appears time-consuming, expensive, and difficult. Luckily, this couldn’t be further from the truth. A wireless Ethernet connection offers a quick and easy way to upgrade your fuel pumps for EMV compliance, while taking only around five minutes per fuel dispenser.

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Why Do You Need an Ethernet Switch in a Fuel Dispenser?

Fuel centers use network switches to connect devices such as computers, printers, phones, cameras, and servers. These switches allow networked devices to talk to each other efficiently. But what about the fuel dispensers themselves? Do you really need a managed switch there as well? Let’s take a look.

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New AvaLAN product enables current loop over TCP/IP

February 20, 2018, Huntsville, Alabama.  AvaLAN, the provider of secure networking devices and services, today announces a new way to connect and manage current loop and RS232/RS485 serial devices.  Developed for the retail fueling industry, the AWCLETHS enables current loop data communications to flow through a TCP/IP Ethernet network.  This newly developed networking technology will enable modern forms of network security to be applied to insure the integrity of the data.  Additionally, making the current loop data compatible in an Ethernet network allows the data to be transmitted over wired or wireless mediums.  Wireless current loop technology from AvaLAN will enable flexibility, network control and ease of installation for fuel dispensers in a retail forecourt.         

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Everyone Wants Managed Switches, But No One Wants to Manage Them

Your fuel center network contains many different kinds of data. In traditional networks, each port is tagged, and devices plugged into that port are only allowed to talk to other devices with the same tag. However, that means someone must manually manage each switch and designate a fixed rule for the respective port. In fuel centers, large networks with numerous switches are very common, so manually assigning rules becomes unscalable, even if funding and trained personnel are not an issue. Fortunately, AvaLAN offers a better enterprise solution based on MAC addresses. It’s a managed switch solution that doesn’t need to be managed.

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How AvaLAN is Solving Problems for Next Generation Fuel Centers

Check out this great visual to see how AvaLAN is solving problems for next generation fuel centers.  AvaLAN has wireless Ethernet solutions for all of these fuel center connections and has a wireless serial and wireless current loop solution coming soon! 

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EMV  |  Wireless EMV

For Fuel Centers, Digital Media at the Pump Boosts In-Store Sales

In today’s digital world, Americans have grown accustomed to consuming digital media practically everywhere - with signage in stores, airports, stadiums, metro stations, and even bus stops that now have the capacity to broadcast content to waiting passengers. Another popular frequented area that serves as an excellent space for displaying media – fuel centers. Automobile drivers filling their cars at gas stations make great audiences for convenience stores looking to show advertisements and promotions. Broadcasting media at the pump gives c-stores a tremendous opportunity to lift in-store sales and establish brand loyalty. Engaging customers at the pump with vibrant media displayed on large, colorful screens drive foot traffic into c-stores and has demonstrated the ability to increase the sale of promoted items by an impressive 39%.

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ATG  |  automatic tank gauge

Optimize Fuel Center Operations with AvaLAN’s Remote ATG Monitoring

Technology has the incredible ability to make life simpler, easier, and more efficient. It touches everyone, everywhere, within homes, workplaces, and even fueling stations. Automated tank gauges (ATGs) provide fuel center owners with critical information regarding inventory levels, deliveries, possible problems, and even leaks to ensure compliance with government regulations. Thousands of fuel centers across the country and the world utilize ATGs to enhance operations. But AvaLAN is taking ATGs to the next level by enabling remote access to tank gauges so that operators can access information at any time, from any place on Earth, using a network-based connection.

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EMV  |  Wireless EMV

Costs of EMV Upgrades for the Fuel Dispenser

Data thieves target convenience stores for the payment card information that moves through networks when customers use their card at the pump. To handle this challenge, U.S. fuel marketers must accommodate EMV chip card payments at their fuel dispenser by Oct. 1, 2020, or pay for card payment fraud themselves. Let's review some of the costs of EMV upgrades for the fuel center and the options to consider for upgrading to EMV. 

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EMV  |  Network Segmentation  |  Secure Networking  |  Segmentation

The ABCs of VLAN Segmentation

To achieve Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance, American fuel centers are making the switch to EMV pump payment systems, and are discovering that installing a wireless network to fulfill their needs allows them to avoid the costly expense and downtime associated with a wired system. A wireless solution is capable of delivering the high speeds necessary to accommodate next generation fuel dispensers – along with fully certified data encryption technology and VLAN (virtual local area networks) segmented switching. It is this segmentation that is critical to establishing a robust and secure wireless payment infrastructure.

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EMV  |  Wireless EMV

Which is Better When Converting to EMV: Two Wires…or No Wires At All?

EMV, which stands for Europay, Mastercard, and Visa, is the global technology standard used to authenticate transactions from smart cards equipped with computer chips. It critical for fuel centers to make the conversion to EMV as soon as possible. Why? Because as of October 2017, banks have shifted the liability for fraudulent transactions onto the merchant. But should fuel center owners connect EMV supporting hardware with conventional two-wire technology or convert to wireless Ethernet products? Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of each.

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digital signage  |  digital signage system  |  wireless digital signage

Wireless Solutions Offer More Flexibility and Control at the Pump Without Intrusive Installations

Most consumers visit fuel centers regularly without giving much thought to their inner workings. But owners of these centers certainly care about the logistics of making their displays function maximally. Many center-displays transmit a great deal of information—from fuel prices and product advertisements, to POS data, to important weather information. Most rely on buried cabling for their digital signage systems, but installation is expensive and requires invasive trenching work. Trenching the required cabling also does not allow for any type of remote access to the signage and components which, inhibits flexibility in time and location for sign changes. For proper longevity and customization, remote access to digital signage components is critical.

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EMV  |  Wireless EMV

Convenience and Fuel Retailing Industry Organization Launches EMV Implementation Resource

Conexxus, a nonprofit, member-driven technology organization dedicated to the development and implementation of standards, technologies innovation, and advocacy for the convenience and fuel retailing industry, has released a new white paper, “Resources and Guidance for EMV Implementation in a C-Store Environment.” The purpose of this resource is to share information and guidance for convenience retailers who are considering whether to implement EMV.

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EMV  |  Wireless EMV

The Future of the Gas Station: IoT and Ethernet Solutions

Oregon recently lifted the ban on people pumping their own gas, and while some citizens aren’t happy, it’s an example of how new technologies can revolutionize an industry. Self-pumping gas stations and fuel centers are a prime example of how automation has dramatically changed an entire industry, but there’s another revolution coming down the pipe. The Internet of Things has reached the self-service fuel center and is changing the way customers pump their gas and the way operators monitor their tanks.

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EMV  |  Wireless EMV

What is the Cost of NonCompliance at your Fuel Center?

EMV chip technology has enhanced security for credit card users and has become the standard for the industry. According to Visa, chip cards have reduced counterfeit fraud by 66 percent.1 New regulations released in October 2015 required merchants to transition to EMV, but fuel stations’ deadlines were most recently extended to 2020. Some fueling centers are concerned about the costs of transitioning.

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PCI Compliance  |  Secure Networking

It’s Essential for Fuel Centers to Protect Their Payment Gateway

 

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Reliability of Wireless Fuel Center Connections

AvaLAN solutions are not only secure but are reliable. We provide customers with 24/7 uptime and guaranteed packet delivery. Watch this video to learn more. 

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Industrial Ethernet  |  Industrial Ethernet Network  |  Wireless Ethernet  |  wifi

WiFi vs. Industrial Wireless and Why You Should Care

Cutting the cord has become about much more than lowering the cable bill. Businesses are quickly realizing the benefits of utilizing high speed wireless data services that don’t require large amounts of downtime or investments in infrastructure. And to keep customer information safe while meeting strict PCI requirements, these organizations are only interested in solutions that can provide secure and reliable connections.

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Secure Industrial Wireless Connections for Fuel Centers

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EMV  |  Wireless EMV

Why You Shouldn't Wait to Upgrade Your Fuel Dispensers to Support EMV Payment

 

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EMV  |  Wireless EMV

3 Key Considerations when upgrading to EMV CRIND

The gas station of today is in the middle of making a huge leap to tomorrow.

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EMV Upgrade Made Easy

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AvaLAN’s Wireless Solutions Streamline Operations For Petro Station Owners

Efficiency plays a crucial role in the competitive petro-convenience business environment. Tank gauge monitoring is one of the main areas of opportunity for station owners to reduce overhead costs and risk factors. The most effective solution for tank gauge monitoring is a platform designed for remote monitoring and real-time analysis.

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EMV  |  Wireless EMV

6 Reasons You Shouldn't Wait to Upgrade Your Fuel Dispensers to Support EMV Payment

Data thieves target convenience stores and gas stations for their customers’ credit card information. With millions of vulnerable transactions every day, the U.S. convenience and fuel retailing industry need to upgrade its payment systems to protect valuable customers. This is an upgrade that millions of other retailers across the country have already completed.

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EMV  |  Wireless EMV

Top 5 Reasons Fuel Centers Should Go Wireless EMV

October 2020 -- a date that U.S. fuel centers around the country have marked on their calendars. Why? Because that’s when the credit card companies mandated rules for converting to the secure, EMV-chip card standard go into effect.

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EMV  |  Press Release  |  Wireless EMV

AvaLAN announces secure EMV wireless solution for CRIND transactions

Huntsville, AL.,  AvaLAN is revolutionizing next generation fuel centers with secure and reliable connections. AvaLAN just announced their new wireless forecourt access point and in-dispenser unit with a built in cloud managed network segmentation switch. These products provide local wireless network connectivity to fuel dispensers providing a secure path for your EMV payment systems without digging any trenches. This solution is certified by Underwriters Laboratories for in-pump installation.

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AvaLAN is recognized by Inc. Magazine as One of America’s Fastest Growing Companies

Huntsville, Alabama.,  For the second year in a row Inc. Magazine today included AvaLAN Wireless on its 36th annual pick of 5000 of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most successful companies within the American economy’s most important segment, its independent small businesses. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue is $200 billion and the companies on the list collectively generated 640,000 jobs over the past three years. For the 2nd time, AvaLAN Wireless Systems has made the 2017 Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America.

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EMV  |  Press Release  |  Wireless EMV

AvaLAN Obtains UL Safety Certification from METLaboratories

MET Laboratories, Inc. has evaluated AvaLAN's wireless in-dispenser subscriber unit (IDSU) with integrated secure cloud-managed network switch and has found it to be compliant with UL 1238; Control Equipment for Use with Flammable Liquid Dispensing Devices and CSA C22.2 No. 22; Electrical Equipment for Flammable and Combustible Fuel Dispensers. 

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EMV  |  Press Release  |  Wireless EMV

AvaLAN Enables Secure Wireless EMV Upgrades to Kroger

Huntsville, Alabama., AvaLAN Wireless was chosen by Kroger for Fuel Dispenser EMV connectivity because of AvaLAN’s demonstrated industry leading secure and reliability industrial networking solutions. Cincinnati based Kroger Company contracted AvaLAN Wireless to provide secure and reliable wireless and Ethernet switching solution for connections to their 10,000 fuel dispensers. Innovation, customization and customer responsiveness by the AvaLAN team were key ingredients to solving Kroger’s challenging application of delivering secure, reliable, wireless and Ethernet switch network communications as part of the EMV upgrade for fuel dispensers PCI compliant security, cost, reliability, and the ability to remote manage were the primary considerations for Kroger when choosing AvaLAN’s wireless with integrated segmented switch solution for their critical infrastructure requirement. AvaLAN’s unique wireless Ethernet solution and willingness to customize to the specific needs of Kroger created a winning combination.

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EMV  |  Fuel Pump

Only 3 options exist for converting your gas pump to EMV

If you own a gas station you have been thinking a lot lately about how you are going to convert your fuel dispensers to EMV by the rapidly approaching 2020 deadline.

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Wireless EMV leader Provides Secure and Reliable Connections for EMV CRIND Upgrade

Convenience Plus, a Manchester, NH based convenience store chain, found themselves in a situation that many gas stations across the United States will be facing as they upgrade to support outdoor EMV.  Convenience Plus was being required by their fuel supplier, Irving Oil, to switch to a new POS system to support indoor EMV and a new loyalty platform.  The new POS system, NCR RPOS, would not support the sites existing configuration with (6) Wayne Ovation dispensers with inOvation TV and Wayne Connect without a costly upgrade.

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wireless  |  wireless system

Four Things to Know Before Designing a Wireless System?

If you are just getting started designing a wireless project and are not really sure where to begin, this is the blog post for you! These questions are important for designing almost every wireless Ethernet project and are a great place to start! If you call in, these are the same questions we would ask you to help design your project.

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EMV  |  Fuel Pump  |  Wireless EMV  |  wireless

Is Wireless EMV Pump Connectivity Possible?

Today, it is extremely important that financial transactions and personal information needs to be securely protected.  The retail industry has been going through a transition to better secure not only financial transactions but also protecting customers from identity theft.  There are over 70 Billion card transaction per year in the USA.  Making these transactions secure and reliable is critical to the general health of the economy.  EMV, which stands for Europay, MasterCard and Visa, is a global standard for cards equipped with computer chips and the technology used to authenticate chip-card transactions. 

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bandwidth  |  data rate  |  throughput

Bandwidth. Data Rate. Throughput. What’s the difference?

Let’s discuss the similarities and differences in bandwidth, data rate and throughput. In the wireless industry, these words are used interchangeably and can sometimes be a little bit confusing. All three of these terms help define the speed at which a device or network sends and receives data. Let’s define them and then discuss the differences and similarities as we use them in the world of wireless.

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dB  |  decibels  |  tech support

Understanding the Decibel

When working with wireless, people come across several somewhat confusing concepts. To people who work with wireless day in and day out, this may seem commonplace. Though, to those that are not immersed in the wireless industry, these concepts can seem foreign and complicated. One of these is the decibel (abbreviated dB).

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How To Protect Your Device From Lightning

Most antenna manufacturers have been asked at one time or another whether their product is lightning proof. Unfortunately, this question is a bit simpler than its answer. In this article you will be able to see some ideas regarding the protection of your installation as well as some widely used protection products.

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EMV  |  Fuel Pump  |  Wireless Ethernet

Is Wireless Ethernet a good choice for upgrading your fuel pump to EMV?

Many fuel center professionals are evaluating options for how to best comply with the October 2017 deadline of upgrading their fuel pump payment systems to EMV.

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industrial internet of things  |  internet of things

Top Five Wireless Considerations for Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

By: Matt Nelson, CEO and President of AvaLAN Wireless Systems, Inc.

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900 MHZ  |  900MHz

Using AvaLAN 900 MHz

Do you need to create a long-range wireless connection that isn’t line-of-sight and handles interference? 900 MHz radios and antennas are a lower frequency, meaning that they are more able to penetrate obstacles in their way.

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best of 2015

Top 5 Blogs of 2015

I thought it would be fun to see which blog posts were the most viewed in 2015 and here they are:

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Wireless Ethernet  |  connectivity  |  ethernet  |  interference  |  long range

Importance of Long Range Wireless Ethernet connectivity

In the industrial world, personnel often have to work in some remote areas where they may not be connected with any internet services. This is particularly true in regions like forests, high sea, mountains, etc. In such cases, the industries normally prefer to establish industrial wireless radio service whereby it would be possible to establish connectivity with its workforce by making use of radio frequencies. You can find many agencies specialized in providing such long range wireless Ethernet services that are known to secure very efficient connectivity with the staff working in the field station.

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2.4Ghz  |  5.8 GHz  |  5.8GHz  |  800 Mbps  |  900 MHZ  |  access point  |  bridged pair  |  ethernet  |  outdoor ethernet  |  outdoor wireless  |  outdoor wireless Ethernet bridge  |  wireless

Outdoor Wireless Ethernet Bridge

According to experts, the use of outdoor wireless Ethernet bridge has increased due to its reliability and its ability to provide quick access and data retrieval. The Ethernet Bridge is normally used to connect two Local Area Network (LAN) segments and can extend internet services even in the remote locations. These bridged pairs are available for both indoor and outdoor applications. The access points are used for transmitting wireless radio signals.

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Automation  |  Industrial Ethernet  |  Process Control  |  ethernet  |  industrial automation

Why Use Industrial Ethernet Products?

Industrial Ethernet Products are used in the Ethernet wiring of an industrialized area. These Ethernet devices are primarily used for process control and automation and a wide range of techniques are made use of to adapt these products.

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CCTV cameras  |  access and control  |  access control  |  wireless  |  wireless network

Wireless Access Control Systems

Modern business establishments always look for ways to make their office simpler and more efficient. The days have passed where several wires connecting various devices were hanging in and around the office premises. Offices are always look for wireless devices like wireless networks, keyless entry into the building, wireless CCTV cameras and so on. You find several agencies specialized in providing such wireless office automation services which are generally based on wireless access control systems.

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Ethernet bridges  |  access point  |  beacon  |  frequency  |  network name  |  point-to-point  |  subscriber unit  |  tech support  |  troubleshooting  |  wireless

Tricks of the Trade: Point-to-Point Links

As the Technical Support Manager here at AvaLAN Wireless, I talk to customers on a day in, day out basis. Over time I have learned several valuable tricks to help make troubleshooting easier. Today I'd like to share one of those with you.

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AW-HSNetAppliance  |  FIPS 140-2 Level 2  |  FIPS140-2  |  High Security Network Appliance  |  LAN  |  Network Appliance  |  WAN  |  data encryption  |  encryption  |  security  |  security network appliances

High Security Network Appliance – Essential Devices to Protect Your Data

Even as the internet network expanded its footprint and the government and private organizations created their own local area networks (LAN) and wide area networks (WAN), the concept of protecting the data that flows through these networks has assumed a great significance. There are people out there trying to lay their hands on the data by hacking into these networks. If you are in the profession of maintaining or owning any such network, you should be looking for a fail-safe security network appliance. But you will wish to gather as much background information on these gadgets involving advanced security technology as possible.

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wireless Ethernet Bridge

Reliable and Robust Wireless Ethernet Bridge

Introduction A Wireless Ethernet Bridge is a pre-configured point to point bridge which helps you to connect with the Fringe IP devices. These IP devices include industrial control devices, digital signage, point-of-sale devices, VoIP phones, remote PC’s, remote printers and control readers. This Ethernet Bridge is available in two different versions i.e.

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commercial gas pump  |  pumps

Commercial Gas Pump and its detailed working process

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access  |  access and control  |  hacking  |  network security  |  security  |  spyware

4 Reasons Network Security is Crucial for Businesses

Network security is a hot topic in today’s society. You may recall hearing about several significant security breaches over the past year. On a personal computer, the network security includes only the downloading and installation of anti-virus software and firewall settings. However, it is a little more complex for a business organization. 

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benefits  |  data connectivity  |  digital signage  |  ethernet bridge  |  how it's used  |  wireless connectivity  |  wireless digital signage

Things You Should Know About Digital Signage

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Factors Influencing RF Module Communication

RF Module is a small electronic device designed for transmission and reception of radio signals between two devices. As the name suggests, these modules operate at radio frequency and transmit signals in the form of electromagnetic energy waves. Transmission through RF Wireless Modules is better than any other mode because of their ability to cover long distances, making it suitable for many industrial applications. RF signals can travel even when there is obstruction between the transmitter and receiver. But what makes it such an able transmission mode?

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industrial wireless  |  industrial wireless infrastructure  |  integration  |  monitoring  |  reliable  |  security  |  wireless systems  |  wireless vs wired

Requirements to Consider when Building an Industrial Wireless Infrastructure

The requirement of wireless for industries varies greatly from the systems that are used in offices. Building an Industrial Wireless infrastructure is a very difficult task, because it requires building a successful and fast network connection between various departments while maintaining cost efficiency. It does not matter what is being manufactured, but the area where the system is installed is quite large, sometimes even extending to miles. When building an Industrial Wireless Bridge, factors like functionality and reliability needs to be addressed properly.

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antenna  |  ceiling mount omni directional antenna  |  dipole  |  monopole  |  omni-directional  |  omni-directional antennas  |  rubber duck antenna  |  spider omni directional antenna

Four Types of Omni Directional Antennas

Omni Directional Antennas are a class of Antennas that radiate uniform wave power in all directions in a plane. These devices can give out various frequencies of wave power such as 900 MHz Omni Directional Antenna, 900 MHz Omni Directional Antennas etc. The radiation pattern of such Antennas is usually termed as doughnut shaped as it covers all directions in a plane and the frequency starts decreasing with reducing elevation angle. This device of communication is mostly used in radio broadcasting Antennas, mobile devices and walkie-talkies.   

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LAN  |  LED  |  Wireless Ethernet  |  ethernet  |  ethernet bridge  |  outdoor wireless  |  outdoor wireless bridge

Long Range Networking Made Easy by Ethernet Bridge

A wireless bridge is an important piece of technology for creating major wireless network over a long distance. It takes an existing signal from a wireless router or wireless access point and rebroadcasts it to create a second network. Some wireless Ethernet are also equipped to connect through the new repeated network and therefore, increase the distance span coverage of the network.

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Ethernet Nework  |  Ethernet switches  |  Industrial  |  Industrial Ethernet  |  Industrial Ethernet Network  |  POE  |  Power over Ethernet  |  communication  |  distance  |  ethernet  |  harsh environment  |  switches

Why Should You Use an Industrial Ethernet Network?

This is a time where fast flowing information is of paramount interest to industries. Industrial Ethernet refers to the use of Ethernet networking in an industrial environment for automation or process control. Industrial Ethernet Products are specifically designed to work in harsh environments of varying temperatures, humidity etc. that can prove to be any kind of hindrance to information movement intended to move in a controlled environment.

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900 MHZ  |  900MHz  |  Ethernet radio  |  RF  |  SCADA  |  ethernet  |  long range

All About the Versatile 900Mhz Technology

The 900 Mhz Ethernet Technology is known to provide reliable, powerful and secure wireless communications. It is well-suited for long range applications involving harsh environmental conditions. Ethernet radios with frequency of 900 MHz are quickly and easily configured. These lower frequency 900 MHz radio waves are known for their greater penetration through walls, buildings, tress and other obstacles. It can go up to a distance of 1500 feet with trees and other obstacles on the way.

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RF  |  antennas  |  gain antenna system  |  omni-directional  |  outdoor  |  wireless antenna

The Fundamentals of Omni Directional Antennas

Radiating and receiving RF Electromagnetic frequency in all directions in a plane, Omni Directional Antennas can be external and in-built. These antennas are widely used in wireless devices like cellular telephone set and wireless routers. The coverage pattern of the antenna looks like a sphere. For mid to high gain performance, in-built Omni Directional Antennas are used. If higher level of gain performance is required detachable antennas are used. These Wireless Antennas are available in several designs namely rubber duck, spider, ceiling mount, etc.

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Analog  |  Digital  |  RF attenuator  |  bandwidth  |  frequency  |  fundamentals  |  spectrum analyzer  |  wireless  |  wireless spectrum analyzer

The Fundamentals of a Wireless Spectrum Analyzer

A Wireless Spectrum Analyzer can be described as a frequency-selective, peak-responding voltmeter adjusted to display the rms value of a sine wave. It can be used to display power directly but cannot be used as a power meter. This can only be done as long as we know some value of the sine wave and the resistance across which we measure this value, only then one can calibrate the Wireless Spectrum Analyzer to indicate power. Here is a study of the fundamentals of Wireless Spectrum Analyzer:

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data  |  industrial automation  |  monitoring  |  pumps  |  remote monitoring  |  tanks

Equipment That Uses Remote Monitoring

Operation of any oil or gas site require a ton of equipment and the complexity increases when these equipment are supposed to be handled. Dangerous chemicals and difficult manual operation can make it fairly difficult for the operators to manage the equipment. But, in the recent time, more companies are preferring use of remote monitoring, where critical data is transmitted in a reliable way and in real time.

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Industrial  |  Installation  |  data encryption  |  hazardous materials  |  industrial environment  |  industrial wireless  |  reliable  |  security  |  wireless infrastructure

Successful Industrial Wireless Installation

Organizations frequently require data and voice communication for smooth flow of ideas and operations. Though wired networks can support high data rate with great reliability, it is expensive and not feasible to dig grounds or lay wires in industries where it can be hazardous to wires installations. So, what are the features that should be looked upon while installing Industrial Wireless products?

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10 year anniversary  |  2.4Ghz  |  4.9GHz license  |  4.9Ghz  |  Ethernet radio  |  FCC  |  FCC License Application  |  antenna installation  |  price  |  security integrator

About 4.9 GHz Radios

We want to be safe and the FCC is helping. The FCC reserves valuable radio frequencies for public safety authorities that can be used for Ultra-Reliable wireless video surveillance. These frequencies are very advantageous and are available across the United States. A license is completely free, it's easy to get and typically can be obtained in 48 hours. The FCC has only issued licenses in less than 3% of potential coverage areas so these frequencies have incredibly low background noise. The use of these reserved frequencies can enable our city's safety professionals to better provide for our individual safety. The reserved public safety frequencies are in the 4.9Ghz “Public Safety Band” and is protected by the FCC to ensure that only authorized public safety usage is allowed. This restriction enhances video reliability because the radio can operate without potential interference from consumer products that share the unlicensed 5Ghz, 2.4Ghz or 900Mhz bands. Huge installation growth opportunities exist now that 4.9Ghz radios cost the same as 5Ghz unlicensed radios and free licensing webinars are enabling quick licensing for immediate deployment.

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4.9GHz license  |  4.9Ghz  |  FCC  |  FCC License Application  |  electric grid  |  police  |  public safety  |  public safety license  |  safety  |  utilities

Who Can Get a 4.9GHz Public Safety License and How?

We want to be safe and the FCC is helping. The FCC reserves valuable radio frequencies for public safety authorities that can be used for Ultra-Reliable wireless video surveillance. These frequencies are very advantageous and are available across the United States. A license is completely free, it's easy to get and typically can be obtained in 48 hours. The FCC has only issued licenses in less than 3% of potential coverage areas so these frequencies have incredibly low background noise. The use of these reserved frequencies can enable our city's safety professionals to better provide for our individual safety. The reserved public safety frequencies are in the 4.9Ghz “Public Safety Band” and is protected by the FCC to ensure that only authorized public safety usage is allowed. This restriction enhances video reliability because the radio can operate without potential interference from consumer products that share the unlicensed 5Ghz, 2.4Ghz or 900Mhz bands. Huge installation growth opportunities exist now that 4.9Ghz radios cost the same as 5Ghz unlicensed radios and free licensing webinars are enabling quick licensing for immediate deployment.

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4.9GHz license  |  4.9Ghz  |  electric grid  |  government,  |  licensed  |  public safety  |  public safety license

Critical Infrastructure Protection Using 4.9 GHz

We want to be safe and the FCC is helping. The FCC reserves valuable radio frequencies for public safety authorities that can be used for Ultra-Reliable wireless video surveillance. These frequencies are very advantageous and are available across the United States. A license is completely free, it's easy to get and typically can be obtained in 48 hours. The FCC has only issued licenses in less than 3% of potential coverage areas so these frequencies have incredibly low background noise. The use of these reserved frequencies can enable our city's safety professionals to better provide for our individual safety. The reserved public safety frequencies are in the 4.9Ghz “Public Safety Band” and is protected by the FCC to ensure that only authorized public safety usage is allowed. This restriction enhances video reliability because the radio can operate without potential interference from consumer products that share the unlicensed 5Ghz, 2.4Ghz or 900Mhz bands. Huge installation growth opportunities exist now that 4.9Ghz radios cost the same as 5Ghz unlicensed radios and free licensing webinars are enabling quick licensing for immediate deployment.

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10 year anniversary  |  Infrastructure  |  data encryption  |  ethernet  |  industrial environment  |  industrial wireless  |  infrastructure monitoring  |  monitoring  |  security  |  wireless  |  wireless network  |  wireless networking

Top Features of a Successful Industrial Wireless Installation

Organizations frequently require data and voice communication for smooth flow of ideas and operations. Though wired networks can support high data rate with great reliability, it is expensive and not feasible to dig grounds or lay wires in industries where it can be hazardous to wires installations. So, what are the features that should be looked upon while installing Industrial Wireless products

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IP Camera  |  ethernet  |  security system  |  surveillance  |  surveillance system  |  wireless  |  wireless IP cameras

Wireless IP Camera Surveillance

Wireless IP Cameras are an innovation of modern Surveillance systems. It is a digital video camera commonly used for surveillance purposes. It sends and receives data via a computer network and the Internet. Although most cameras that do this are web-cams, the term "IP camera" is usually applied only to those used for surveillance.

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AP  |  access control  |  access point  |  outdoor wireless  |  security  |  wireless  |  wireless networks

An Introduction To Wireless Access Points

Setting up a computer network was often a difficult job before the use of wireless networks. It involved lots of cables running through walls and ceilings to provide network access to all the network enabled devices in the building. With new innovation, came in the age of wireless networks. It created wireless Access Points (AP) through which the network users are able to add devices that could access the network with few or no cables at all.

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Security Camera  |  Video Surveillance  |  covert system  |  law enforcement  |  overt system  |  security  |  video camera  |  wireless camera  |  wireless security  |  wireless surveillance

About Wireless Video Surveillance

Wireless Cameras are perfect for the safety and security of people. They function by transmitting video and audio signals to a wireless receiver which is send through a designated radio band. Some wireless security cameras require a cable or wire for power supply but some of them are battery-powered, making them truly wireless. Wireless Video Surveillance has proven to be very useful regarding security of households and businesses and their installation costs are also very low. These Wireless cameras can be installed in inaccessible places which was previously unthinkable with standard wired camera.

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Industrial  |  Wireless Ethernet  |  security  |  wireless network  |  wireless technology

Why Industrial Wireless Ethernet?

Industrial data communication has achieved new dimensions with Industrial Wireless Ethernet. It provides significant advantages over wired systems in many applications.  With ever-growing communication requirements, Wireless Ethernet has become more cost-effective. The increasing use of Wireless Ethernet is accelerated by its elimination of wiring, reduced installation cost, enhanced productivity and device mobility.

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Industrial Ethernet  |  POE  |  ethernet  |  harsh environment  |  industrial automation  |  network  |  remote access

Benefits of Industrial Ethernet

Industrial Ethernet is considered to be one of the most reliable networks available for industrial automation applications. Traditional communication device like RS232 provides slow and inflexible data transfer. On the other hand Ethernet communications are reliable, fast and flexible. It provides greater bandwidth and bigger data packages for enhanced communication between devices. In order to achieve the goals of globalization and address new business opportunities, manufacturers need to improve the efficiency of the existing systems. To achieve the same, may companies are turning to Industrial Ethernet.

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LED  |  advertising  |  digital images  |  digital signage  |  digital signage networks  |  ethernet  |  wireless bridge

Advertising with Wireless Digital Signage

Digital signage is a development of traditional signage and nowadays it is available in wireless form as well. Digital signs use LCD, LED and projectors to display digital images, videos, and information. They are mostly found in public places such as airports, bus stops, museums, stadiums, stores, hotels, restaurants, and corporate buildings. Digital signage use content management systems and digital media distribution systems that can be run from personal computers and servers on to the screen. Digital Signage content can be updated frequently and easily, which is why they are gaining popularity as a substitute to static signage.

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antenna  |  antennas  |  directional  |  frequency  |  omni-directional  |  radio waves  |  wireless  |  yagi

Types of Wireless Antennas

Antennas have become one of the essential parts in multimedia accessories. It is in the top priority list among many industrial and residential sectors. The wireless antenna takes upper hand in the diversity effect at the transmitter, receiver or both. The diversity effect includes the transmission of numerous waves of radio frequency that helps in increasing the speed of data with less error rate. There are different types of Wireless Antennas available in the market. Some important types of antenna are highlighted in the below listings.

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Bridge  |  Industrial  |  LAN  |  data  |  ethernet  |  point-to-multipoint  |  point-to-point  |  wireless  |  wireless bridge

Functions of a Wireless Bridge

A Wireless bridge is the most convenient way to connect two or more LAN sections without the use of Ethernet cables, which run between two separate LAN segments. Various local area networks can be linked without any wire because of this hardware device. Many IT professionals generally use the technical term named as wireless LAN to LAN bridge instead of the wireless bridge.

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Video Surveillance  |  security  |  video surveillance system  |  wi-fi  |  wireless video surveillance technology

Why To Opt For Wireless Video Surveillance?

In past years, Video surveillance was mostly used in important areas or remote locations and was generally installed in parking areas, malls, banks, ATMs, factories etc. Video surveillance is beneficial in deterring incidents like, robbery, murder and so on. In recent years, there have been major changes in video surveillance technology which include the introduction of  wireless video surveillance. The major reasons that why one should opt for wireless video surveillance technology is mentioned below. 

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safety  |  surveillance  |  surveillance system  |  wireless  |  wireless surveillance

Twenty-First Century Surveillance System

People used to install wired surveillance system which looked messy on the walls and floors, but not anymore. Those days are gone when one had no other option than to install wired systems with their tacky wires which used to spoil the interiors of your house, office, museums etc. With new and improved technology, one can opt for wireless surveillance systems which offer a number of benefits that are mentioned below. 

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Network Securiy,  |  advanced network security solutions,  |  data theft,  |  network security applications,  |  security

Need For Advanced Network Security Solutions

The business organizations today are highly dependent on IT infrastructure, networking systems and modern software applications. These elements allow the effortless and uninterrupted flow of important business information and data across geographical boundaries. However, in addition with the benefits of technology, the modern business organizations also have to face the threats of data thefts and security attacks, while sharing data through networks.

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communication  |  cyber attacks  |  internet  |  network security  |  security

The Need for Network Security Services

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RF  |  Video Surveillance  |  safety  |  security  |  wireless

Advantages Of Wireless Surveillance Camera In The Home And Business

Now-a-days wireless video surveillance camera is in huge demand. People prefer wireless camera because of its best picture quality, inexpensive and easy installation. With its smart RF technology, the wireless camera will adjust the intensity of camera lens giving more clarity to the picture. Wireless camera ensures complete safety. You can also view your house or office through laptop or mobile phone. The below points will give you a fair idea about the benefits of wireless camera in home and business.

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Harassment  |  Video Surveillance  |  security  |  shoplifting  |  theft  |  wireless

Wireless Video Surveillance Is The Best Option When It Comes To Security

Video Surveillance plays a pivotal role when it comes to security and is gaining popularity because of its easy installation and simplicity that it provides. Equipments like video and audio recorder, CCTV footage etc. are in great demand. Terrorist attacks and many other uninvited events can be captured through video surveillance. Wireless Video surveillance helps in many other ways and has multiple applications in different situations.

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antenna  |  industrial wireless  |  network  |  wireless bridge  |  wireless systems

An Introduction to Industrial Wireless Bridges

In infrastructure development, a bridge is constructed to connect two locations that are separated due to a certain distance. They are used to connect places that have been separated by a water body or a valley in between. Industries also use Wireless Bridges for similar purpose but in a completely different way. An Industrial Wireless Bridge is used to connect two networks that are separated by a certain distance. They are widely used in large campuses where various different locations require simultaneous access to one parent network, which is commonly known as the intranet network.

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infrastructure monitoring  |  monitoring  |  power  |  secure wireless  |  sensors  |  smart grid  |  utilities  |  water  |  wireless solutions

Uses Of Wireless Radios In The Smart Grid/Utilities Market

Recently there has been an increased focus on efficient transmission & distribution of electricity, & Smart Grids have emerged as a universal solution. Smart Grids have become smarter & more secure with the use of advanced computer intelligence and networking solutions. The integration of secure wireless solutions is the key to an effective smart grid network.

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10 year anniversary  |  2014  |  4.9Ghz  |  800 Mbps  |  ISO  |  frequency hopper  |  highlights

Highlights of 2014!

Here are some AvaLAN Highlights of 2014!  AvaLAN Wireless Receives ISO 9001:2008 Certification AvaLAN Launches New and Improved High Speed 300 Mbps Ethernet Solutions AvaLAN Wireless Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary AvaLAN creates a wireless selector tool to help you find the right product  AvaLAN Wireless Launches 900MHz Frequency Hopper AvaLAN Receives Daktronics Supplier Quality Award   AvaLAN launched their first video AvaLAN Announces 800Mbps Wireless Products for the Industrial Internet of Things AvaLAN Announces Outdoor Wireless Networking for Public Safety Professionals AvaLAN established major long term partnerships in retail and the electrical smart grid markets which will add to the company's wireless leadership position in 2015.

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5.8GHz  |  900MHz  |  ethernet bridge  |  industrial wireless  |  long range  |  outdoor wireless  |  rf transmissions  |  web browser

What is an Outdoor Wireless Ethernet Bridge?

The device that allows users of two or more comprehensive set of connections to exchange information with one another over distance without wires is referred as a wireless bridge. The networks can be placed in the adjacent buildings or in the same building with the help of proper antennas and be competent to connect set-up up to a distance of up to 30 miles. The various products that are available for outdoor application with the use of technology include Industrial Wireless Access Bridge, Long Range Wireless Access Bridge, and Outdoor Wireless Ethernet Bridge. These Ethernet bridges are ideal for use in industrial environments as they support high-speed networking.

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IP  |  Industrial Ethernet  |  LAN  |  antenna  |  fiber Ethernet  |  signal

Industrial Ethernet Products that Solve Wireless Challenges

There are many global manufacturers around the world that provide Industrial Ethernet products, which are used to hook up various computer systems to form a local area network. These products are innovative solutions, and they are geared towards the requirements of the customers in terms of competence, performance and consistency.  A wide range of communication medium is offered by the Industrial Ethernet such as copper, fiber and wireless data transmission that ranges from 10Mbytes to 1 Gigabyte.

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range extender  |  signal  |  wi-fi  |  wireless extender  |  wireless repeater

What Good is a Wireless Extender for You?

Isn’t it annoying when you move to the next room with your laptop and the internet speed slows down? We all have had this experience. This problem can be solved by the use of a Wireless Extender, also known as a Range Extender. The job of a Wireless Extender is to take the signals from the primary router or access point and rebroadcast it to create another network of a secondary level. Because of this repetition of signal, it has been named Wireless Repeater also.

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Types of Wireless Antenna

A Wireless Antenna is an important component of the complete wireless network. It is responsible for sending and receiving the radio waves over different frequencies. The power gain of an antenna decides its strength. It is measured in decibels (dB). Selecting the right antenna is one of the most common problems while installing a wireless network. One must be aware of the frequencies that are compatible with the wireless and system, the signal strength required etc. Also, a comprehensive knowledge about the types of Wireless Antenna will contribute to a wiser choice.

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How to Make Your Wireless Surveillance System More Efficient?

Wireless technology is meant to eliminate the need of wires and also enable system control from a distance. However, installing a Wireless Surveillance System that does not have the adequate range is the same as not installing one. While choosing a video surveillance system, the frequency of the camera must be noted. In case, you have already installed a system that seems to lack in range, do not worry. There are many ways by which you can improve the efficiency of your wireless network. Read ahead to find out about them!

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access  |  cryptographic security  |  encryption  |  internet  |  network security  |  security  |  security plan

A Few Useful Tips on How to Improve Network Security

The internet has brought with it many networking options. The result is modern day networking infrastructures with large amounts of information related to commerce, military, government etc. and which is pivotal to the working of nations and entities. The information is delivered using public networks and many times entities and businesses have to suffer serious losses due to outdated security methods or lack of apt security methods. It has been observed that providing security to the networks is the need of the hour. This article provides the readers Few Useful Tips on How to Improve Network Security:

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RF  |  avalan  |  avalan wireless  |  hardware  |  modules  |  wireless

Advantages of Wireless Modules

Wireless Modules are “building blocks”, which are incorporated into an application and eventually minimize the development time and the risks involved in a project. The technology is very easy to use and a user does not need to have any necessary knowledge of RF engineering principles or prior experience in manufacturing. The saved time can be utilized for concentrating on applications’ various other aspects and their development. Some of the other advantages of wireless modules technology are following:

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industrial wireless  |  industrial wireless controls  |  monitoring

Monitor the Machines with Industrial Wireless Controls

Industrial Wireless Controls have added a new dimension to the technological advancements for machinery related operations. In order to enhance the operational efficiency, we keep on digging for new ways to exploit the resources with maximum cost-effectiveness. What the Industrial Wireless Controls do is exactly that. The wireless devices communicate with the machinery in terms of giving the commands, monitoring the machine operations and integrate the working of two or more systems to achieve better productivity.

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access control  |  avalan  |  avalan wireless  |  security  |  wireless  |  wireless access control system

Effective Wireless Access Control Systems for your Assets

The alarming crime rates have put immense responsibility on each company to make some efforts for securing themselves and their valuables. The police departments can catch the culprits but as they say, ‘prevention is always better than cure’. We, on our part, should take certain measures that keep our belongings safe. Installing a Wireless Access Control System at the workplaces is a very effective way of keeping our assets away from those who are not authorized to access it.

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avalan  |  avalanwireless  |  quality  |  wireless  |  wireless radios  |  wireless vs wired

Is Wireless Always Better?

Wireless technology and devices, such as a Wireless radios have become more and more popular as the world itself has kept up the processes of expansion and globalization. The world has become linked in more ways than one and has created new ways for people to use products, such as this. However, it does not always mean that wireless is better even though it is more modern. It also means that people have to choose what kind of device they want and this choice is not always the easiest to make.

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avalan  |  avalan wireless  |  spectrum analyzer  |  wireless spectrum analyzer

How to choose a wireless spectrum analyzer

When people find themselves in the need of a Wireless Spectrum Analyzer, they are not always confident in the area to actually know where to start looking. Specific items like this are not on everyone’s radar which is why there is limited buyer knowledge at times. However, the information about things such as a spectrum analyzer can be found online and there are several excellent companies that offer not only the production of these devices, but also distribution and advice when it might seem necessary.

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900 MHZ  |  avalan  |  avalan wireless  |  ethernet  |  ethernet bridge

How to choose the right 900 Mhz Ethernet Bridge for you

A 900 Mhz Ethernet Bridge is one of those things people may not have much experience using or managing. The best way how to find a good model and a good manufacturer is to spend some time shopping around and asking other people about this device. It means that there is a possibility to look both online and offline to find the best solution and then buy it from the best company. Some companies, who make them, also distribute them, therefore, finding a good company that sells the Ethernet Bridges should not be too hard.

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IP  |  IP Video Surveillance  |  IP Video camera  |  Internet Protocol  |  LAN  |  wireless network

IP Video Surveillance - For A Cutting Edge Solution

The Internet Protocol camera is a type of camera, which is mainly used for the purpose of surveillance. It is a digitized video camera unlike the (CCTV) Closed-circuit television camera. In fact, the first centralized IP Video Surveillance was discovered by Axis Communications.

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industrial network  |  wireless  |  wireless networks

Wireless Industrial Network: An Asset for Companies

In today’s tech savvy world almost everything has become wireless from internet connects computer hardware, phones, televisions etc. So having a Wireless Industrial Network is the next step that many companies are adopting. It is a practical solution to all the wiring hassle.

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300 Mbps  |  5.8 GHz  |  CAT6  |  Cable length  |  Ethernet cable  |  Radios  |  avalan  |  cables  |  gigabit speeds  |  tech support  |  wireless

Wireless Networking Limits - Part 3 of 3 - Gigabit Cable Lengths

At AvaLAN Wireless, we have done our best to design our products in such a way as to push the limits of possibility, sometimes even venturing into the realms of the unfathomable. However, the Laws of Physics and the Universe still govern much of what we can and cannot do. We still have limits. The trick to making the most of our products is to know those limits. Knowing your limitations is not just beneficial to your project, it is crucial to its success. Knowing your limitations will save you time, money, effort, and especially frustration.

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300 Mbps  |  5.8 GHz  |  RF  |  data rate  |  ethernet  |  point-to-multipoint  |  point-to-point  |  radio  |  tech support  |  throughput  |  wireless

Wireless Networking Limits - Part 2 of 3 - Throughput

At AvaLAN Wireless, we have done our best to design our products in such a way as to push the limits of possibility, sometimes even venturing into the realms of the unfathomable. However, the Laws of Physics and the Universe still govern much of what we can and cannot do. We still have limits. The trick to making the most of our products is to know those limits. Knowing your limitations is not just beneficial to your project, it is crucial to its success. Knowing your limitations will save you time, money, effort, and especially frustration.

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Wireless Networking Limits - Part 1 of 3 - Line of Sight

At AvaLAN Wireless, we have done our best to design our products in such a way as to push the limits of possibility, sometimes even venturing into the realms of the unfathomable. However, the Laws of Physics and the Universe still govern much of what we can and cannot do. We still have limits. The trick to making the most of our products is to know those limits. Knowing your limitations is not just beneficial to your project, it is crucial to its success. Knowing your limitations will save you time, money, effort, and especially frustration. Today I would like to talk about some of the basic limitations of the 300Mbps 5.8GHz Radios (AW58300HTA, AW58300HTS, and AW58300HTP-PAIR). These include line of sight, throughput and Gigabit cable lengths. In Part 1, we will discuss the line of site limitations.

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Ethernet radio  |  Internet Protocol  |  ethernet  |  wireless

All About Wireless Ethernet Radio

We have come to that stage of development in which mostly all the technologies are wireless. Initially, when the Internet was invented, a lot of wires were required for transmission of data however the technology has reached such an advancement that the Internet can be accessed wirelessly. It started with phones, where the only function was calling other people. This now is an entirely different story where a phone is a device which can be used for anything and everything; from calling, messaging, and access to the Internet. It is a device which can fetch us anything. Similarly, when the Internet was invented, the speed was slow and it wasn’t wireless.  However, with the use wireless Ethernet radio, this problem no longer exists, and this device is used in houses, companies, schools, colleges and various other places. It is a device which is much in demand as it allows a speedy, wireless connection to the Internet, and as we know we are highly dependent on the Internet.

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LAN  |  Panel Bridge  |  ethernet  |  ethernet bridge  |  outdoor ethernet

All about the Ethernet

There was a time when the Earth seemed to be a huge place where people could get to know each other, from different places, only if they visited them in person. However, with the tremendous advancement in technology things have changed drastically. The invention of computer was one break-through and then came the invention of the local-area networks, the Internet or the World Wide Web and then the Ethernet. Now we can almost see a different part of the world just by sitting in our rooms or connect with people all over the world. Furthermore, co-workers which live a huge distance apart can be in contact and complete their required project. Gamers thousands of miles apart can play tournaments with each other. Most devices around us are wireless and hence more comfortable to use. Few important devices used for the Ethernet service consists of Outdoor Ethernet Panel Bridge, wireless Ethernet Radio, etc.

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Bridge  |  Bridging  |  Indoor wireless  |  USB  |  ethernet  |  ethernet bridge  |  wireless

The Simple Logistics Behind Indoor Wireless Ethernet Bridging

In the fast-paced electronic life, the Internet plays a pivotal role in every single aspect of an individual’s personal and professional life. It’s important to get the right equipment to engage oneself or one’s business in the right manner.

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Tips To Choose Security Camera

Security cameras are gaining a lot of popularity these days as they are an economical and convenient way of maintaining the safety of homes and offices.  These cameras are linked to one main monitoring system where the user can view the recordings. With these cameras, it is easy to secure their home, offices and personal properties. Different types of security cameras are available in the market and it is tricky to choose the best among them. Listed below are some tips which you can consider while buying security cameras.

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Video Surveillance  |  ethernet  |  frame rate  |  safety  |  security  |  surveillance system  |  video camera

Tips For Choosing Video Surveillance Systems

A video surveillance system is the best way of ensuring safety of your home or office. As crime rates are rising in every corner of the world, there is a need to have some backup support like video surveillance system. It is a convenient option of taking care of the home and office. When it comes to choosing a video surveillance system, a number of things need to be considered and these include the setup of the system, quality of the recording and the budget. Listed below are some tips which you can consider while choosing a video surveillance system:

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internet  |  monitoring  |  network security  |  security

Importance of Network Security for an Organization

Computers and internet have become an essential part of almost every job of any organization. All the valuable information and data about the organization is saved in the computers making them vulnerable, which makes it essential to secure them with the help of effective security measures. Every organization should monitor its system to ensure its protection and prevent any possible unauthorized intrusion and attacks. Network security is important for the following reasons:

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encryption  |  security  |  wi-fi  |  wi-fi network

Useful Tips For Securing Your Wi-Fi Network

Most people use their internet connection when setting up their wireless home networks. It can be quite risky resulting in various security flaws due to the security features of today’s Wi-Fi networking products is complex and time-consuming. But, securing your home network is imperative. Here are some tips for securing your Wi-Fi Network.

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Ethernet Systems  |  Industrial Ethernet  |  network

Advantages of Industrial Ethernet

Industrial Ethernet (IE) refers to the use of standard Ethernet protocols with a rugged connector and an extended temperature switch called the industrial ethernet switch, which is needed for automation or process control. Components used in plant process areas must be designed to work in harsh environments with temperature extremes, humidity, and vibration that exceed the ranges for information technology equipment intended for installation in controlled environments.

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digital video surveillance  |  remote access  |  security

Top 6 Benefits of Digital Video Surveillance System

A Digital Video Surveillance system consists of an appliance that enables embedded image capture capabilities, which in turn, allows video images or extracted information to be compressed, stored, or transmitted over communication networks or digital data links. They are used for all kinds of monitoring. The digital network video surveillance system provides a host of benefits and advanced functionalities that cannot be provided by an analog video surveillance system. The advantages include superior image quality, remote accessibility, distributed intelligent video capabilities, easy installation and integration, and better scalability, flexibility and cost- effectiveness.

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2.4Ghz  |  5.8 GHz  |  900 MHZ  |  camera housing  |  radio  |  tube housing

Wireless Tube Housing - A Solution for Many Problems

Wireless tube housing is a necessary component for keeping an eye on your remote installations, and also to keep your transmission secure. Such housings can use FHSS technology. FHSS means Frequency-hopping spread spectrum technology. As the name implies, while transmitting data, the systems hops frequency in a definite sequence which can be de-codified by the receiver to make a meaning of the data streamed. As per definition, FHSS is a method of transmitting a radio signal by rapidly switching the carrier wave in many frequency channels. The nature of switching is random, rather pseudorandom, and the sequence is known to the transmitter and the receiver (the system of coding and decoding is not that simple and there are lots of tricks). This saves the data from interference (from background noise) and eavesdropping (hacking). However, it is not a completely watertight security; an algorithm can discover the sequence and your armor get cracked and vulnerable, so for all sensitive installations another layer of security is deployed to eliminate the possibility of data jamming (a necessary evil of electronic war game). All such wireless tube housing gadgets are available in:

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Ethernet Security Systems  |  Security Camera  |  ethernet  |  security  |  wi-fi

Ethernet Security Camera – Home Security Made Easy

Would the news of a house break-in while the owners were away for a couple of hours prompt you to cancel your vacation trip? Then an Ethernet security camera may be your solution. It is a harsh reality that we cannot rely on the police alone to safeguard our houses anymore. It has become impossible for the law enforcing authority to keep an eye on every house and at the same time keep the country safe from every untoward incident in this terror-torn world. But don’t get disheartened, there are other solutions. Human ingenuity always worked out a solution when challenged and cornered. Ethernet security systems can keep an eye 24/7 to your:

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FIPS 140-2  |  encryption  |  security  |  security network appliances

Security Network Appliances in the market.

One of the key issues faced by today’s companies is protection of its computer network from unwarranted traffic. These network systems form the corner stone of the day-to-day running of the organization, support services, and interdepartmental communications.  Nowadays, with companies offering 24 hours support to its customers, networks have also grown more complex and need enhanced network appliances to safeguard themselves against unanticipated security threats.

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access point  |  outdoor wireless access point  |  security  |  surveillance  |  wireless video camera

Advantages of Outdoor Wireless Systems

Wireless video cameras have become the most preferred equipment these days for security as well as monitoring purpose. Keeping with this requirement, premier companies offer an advanced range of wireless IP video cameras, which can be put to a wide range of applications such as security, surveillance, monitoring, research, etc. The access point forms a significant part of any wireless surveillance system. It is fundamentally a device which comprises of a transceiver along with an antenna, which are used for transmission as well as receiving of signals to remote locations. In this way, an access point basically allows accessibility to the network to users who are at a remote location. There is a whole range of outdoor wireless devices that are offered by leading companies at pretty reasonable prices for installation in exteriors of homes and other buildings.

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IP  |  security  |  video camera  |  video surveillance system  |  wireless video surveillance

Ensure Safety through Advanced Technology Wireless Video Surveillance Systems

In today’s world, when the rate of crime and corruption is increasing, wireless video surveillance is proving to be really helpful. It’s like you are installing an extra set of eyes to watch over your business and property. These video surveillance systems are quite versatile and you can customize them as per your requirement. The wireless surveillance systems are easier to install than their wired counterparts. Here the system transmits videos by making use of IPs for recording videos as well as for monitoring. Keeping in mind this requirement of wireless cameras for security purposes, companies dealing with network security and surveillance, have developed a wide range of products that have been especially designed using advanced technology solutions. Hence you have a wide range that you can pick from.

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digital camera  |  digital technology  |  high resolution  |  pixels

Development of Digital Cameras

The high-resolution digital camera have almost replaced conventional film cameras and become a major hit among camera enthusiasts. Also known as digicam, it captures still photographs and videos digitally and stores them for later reproduction. The proper digital camera did not simply emerge as a new technological product. Several other products were developed first, which led to the creation of digital cameras.

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Cellular  |  Ethernet Packet Encyrptor  |  FIPS 140-2 Level 2  |  FIPS140-2  |  LAN  |  NetAppliance  |  Packet Encryption  |  encryption  |  ethernet

On the Applications of an AvaLAN Wireless Net Appliance

The AvaLAN Wireless NetAppliance is a unique device that, in a nutshell, acts as a “Layer 2 Tunneling Ethernet Packet Encryptor”. It creates a NIST certified FIPS 140-2 Level 2 encrypted Virtual Private Network (VPN) that can connect two Local Area Networks (LAN) by tunneling through an unsecured Wide Area Network (WAN) such as the internet. This NetAppliance performs the same functions of far more expensive and complex equipment and software in a simple, cost effective, and efficient manner.

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Video Surveillance  |  safety  |  security  |  video camera

Advantages Of Using Video Camera Surveillance

A very popular security device, Video Camera Surveillance helps in keeping a check on the everyday activities happening with your business premises. This system will not only provide protection not only to your assets but also to the employees. It helps in preventing the possibility of burglary and employee theft. Video Camera Surveillance is extremely beneficial as it also ensures the proper working of the staff in your absence. Apart from this, there are a number of benefits associated with using Video Camera Surveillance:

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Tips For Choosing Camera For Surveillance Installation

Digital Video Surveillance is the best way to protect businesses and offer a safe working environment to the employees. To maximize the benefits of Digital Video Surveillance, it is very important to consider factors like physical security requirements, locks, alarms, lighting and landscaping. The security cameras play a very important role in securing the work place and developing a sound security system. It offers the businesses an edge in today’s vulnerable environment. It is not only important to provide security to the workplace but also works as a management tool.

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advertising  |  digital signage  |  digital signage system  |  marketing  |  technology  |  wireless  |  wireless systems

Wireless Digital Signage – The Changing Face Of Digital Advertisement

Ever since its inception, Digital Signage has offered a competitive edge to marketers all around the globe. With changing technology, just like any other mode of advertisement, Digital Signage underwent a phase of transition. Today, a Digital Signage comes loaded with different features and specification. A Digital Signage network is created from a computer-controlled system that displays information transmitted over the internet. In this system, media files are uploaded to the internet server and downloaded to Signage Screen through a wireless or a wired system. The experience of viewing in Digital Signage is similar to that of watching a TV; the only difference here is that a Digital Signage displays a private channel with customized content.

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RF  |  amplitude  |  bandwidth  |  frequency  |  signal  |  spectrum analyzer

All About Spectrum Analyzers

A spectrum analyzer measures the magnitude of an input signal versus frequency within the full frequency range of the instrument. They examine the spectral composition of electrical, power, acoustic or optical waveform. The Spectrum Analyzer works by splitting a signal into amplitude and frequency component. From sub audio, audio and radio frequency analyzer, today, there are different varieties of Spectrum Analyzers to choose from.

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advertising  |  digital signage  |  interactive

Use Of Digital Signage

Due to reduced cost and availability of high-resolution screens, “Digital Signage” offers greater degree of return on investment when compared to non-digital modes of advertising. Digital Signage is used by various industries such as hospitals, restaurants, eat-outs, etc. to display all kinds of valuable information and advice to customers.

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2.4Ghz  |  home security  |  security  |  wireless  |  wireless camera

2.4 Ghz Wireless Camera - Advanced and Effective

Are you concerned about the security of your home? Do you want to safeguard your property and valuables? Then you must consider the idea of installing a wireless security camera system. Wireless Cameras have become widely popular among the homeowners as they can be easily placed in hard to reach locations. Though there are many kinds of cameras available in the market, but 2.4 Ghz Wireless Camera is strongly recommended as its compact and trendy design is specially crafted for home security requirements. Here are some of the benefits of this camera.

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Ethernet switches  |  communication  |  network

All About Ethernet Switches

Ethernet Switches are those devices that are used in almost all types of data networks to provide uninterrupted data connectivity through networking devices. These switches are extensively used in a number of commercial and industrial applications to provide faster connectivity and easy access of the network. The technological advanced Ethernet Switches have emerged as a communication protocol that can be easily adapted for almost all sorts of applications in offices, business houses and homes. Here’s a list of the advantageous features of these switches.

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encryption  |  network security  |  wi-fi  |  wireless network

Tips For Wireless Network Security

With the advancement of technology, many people are getting inclined to wireless network connections as they are easily accessible, convenient to use and affordable. However, there has been an equivalent increase in security breach and identity theft due to these wireless devices. The security concerns associated with these networks are serious as the systems are becoming increasingly exposed to penetration and bandwidth theft. Therefore, it is important to take the below mentioned steps to secure your system.

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Camera  |  Video Surveillance  |  security  |  video surveillance system

Selecting The Right Video Surveillance Camera

As a business owner, it is your responsibility to ensure that the organization is completely secure from all kinds of threats. For this, you need to take up an efficient security system which provides you with the facility of keeping a check on your employees and assets. In such a case, opting for a video surveillance system is a smart move.

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Video Surveillance  |  security  |  video surveillance systems

About Surveillance Video Camera Systems

Every business requires security; for this you can hire guards or officers to keep a check on all the activities. This would mean paying off a substantial amount of money to them for providing security to your organization/home. This option is definitely not budget friendly and it also does not promise you foolproof security.

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IP security  |  network security  |  security

How To Secure Different Networks

A secure network is essential for running any organization smoothly. It works as a protection layer to secure the organizational data thus preventing security breaches that can result into monetary losses. The organizations are now using private networks or intranets to keep their networks protected against security breaches. The internet engineering task force introduces security mechanisms in various layers complying with the Internet Protocol Suite. These security mechanisms can be transferred across the networks allowing for a logical protection of data.

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network security  |  security system

Importance Of Network Security For Business Organization

Technology has progressed so much that it would be no surprise if your computer is hacked and you are completely unaware of the reasons for it. On a personal level, the network security includes only the downloading and installation of anti-virus software and firewall settings. However, when the same problem arises in a business organization, then the solution cannot be as simple as in the personal computer networks. As the risks are many in a business organization, there should be a complete system dedicated to securing the networks.

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access and control  |  network security  |  phishing  |  security threats  |  virus

About Network Security and its Importance

Network Security has become important for computers in domestic, industrial and government institutions. The security concern has increased as the structure of internet allows for many security threats. In order to secure the network, it is first important to find out the possible security threats and then find solutions accordingly. The businesses can make their network secure by changing or altering the internet structure.

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encryption  |  network security  |  security

Tips To Improve Network Security

Computers have become an important part our lives, helping us to stay connected to the world through its wide network. It is used in domestic places as well as commercial places for several purposes. Now, almost all the tasks are done with the help of computers whether it is banking, paying bills, or handling the business activities. Hence, the computers have become an integral part of our lives. However, most of the times, not much attention is paid to its security. Network Security is a big concern looking at the extensive usage of computer in several fields.

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LAN  |  access point  |  wireless  |  wireless network

Tips To Choose The Right Wireless Access Point

A wireless access point is a device used to transmit and receive radio signals through transceiver and antenna. Wireless access points are usually used in the place where many computers share broadband internet connection. With the introduction of new products with better performance, the wireless broadband technology has developed significantly. Choosing the best wireless network is a difficult task as the technology is evolving rapidly. This article gives a handy guide to help you select the right wireless access point suitable for your requirements.

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access control systems  |  security  |  security network  |  wireless access  |  wireless network infrastructure  |  wireless technology

Wireless Technology: What you need to know to be successful

By Matt Nelson, CEO and President of AvaLAN Wireless Systems, Inc.

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IP Camera  |  access point  |  channel  |  network  |  wi-fi  |  wireless network  |  wireless router

Mistakes To Avoid When Setting Up Commercial Wireless Network

Wireless access points are specially configured devices on wireless local area networks. The access points helps in the transmission of wireless radio signals. These points are not only used to support public internet hotspots but are also required to extend Wi-Fi signal range of internal business networks. Wireless network offers efficient and reliable services but building it is not so simple. If you’re thinking of installing wireless network for your business, make sure you avoid the common pitfalls mentioned below.

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IP Surveillance  |  Security Camera  |  Video Surveillance  |  security  |  video surveillance system

Why Having A Video Surveillance Is Vital?

With a sound Video Surveillance System, you can keep an eye on your property. The main function of this system is to keep a strict watch on visitors and to ensure the safety of valuable assets & residents. A Video Surveillance System includes high end, fully functional security cameras that maintain a 24/7 watch. These cameras can also be custom-built to perform to specific standards. A video surveillance camera can be either analog or IP based. IP based Surveillance Cameras can be accessed through mobile network.

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connectivity  |  ethernet  |  switches

Benefits Of Ethernet Switches

Ethernet Switches are devices that are used to connect PCs, laptops, servers and other Ethernet enabled devices such as IP cameras to a local area network. They feature ports that allow faster access and even connectivity to PCs, routers and servers. Many of them also have high speed uplink ports to support high speed cabling requirements. The switches are used for many commercial and industrial applications ranging from small offices, internet service providers and military installations. Some of the benefits of using Ethernet Switches are listed down below.

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access point  |  antenna  |  panel  |  wireless

Features Of Wireless Access Point

Wireless Access Point is a configured device on wireless local area network. It features a transceiver and antenna that help it in transmitting and receiving wireless signals even Wi-Fi.  It is commonly used to support the public internet hot spot and is also used by businesses to extend their networks. Basically, the Access Point is used indoors where the conditions are not harsh but there are some specific designs that can work outdoors too. There are two types available, first is the internal antennas version and the other is the external antenna version. These two models are explained below in detail.

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LAN  |  WLAN  |  wireless  |  wireless bridge  |  wireless connection

Understanding Wireless Bridges & Wireless Bridging

Technically speaking, Wireless Bridge is an advanced hardware device meant to be used for connecting two (at times more than two) network segments. The network segments i.e. Local Area Networks or the parts of a Local Area Network may be separated either physically or typically by protocol. More often than not, the Wireless Bridge may not be a hardware device, since certain operating systems (for instance Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X and Windows) offer software so as to bridge various protocols.

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LAN  |  WLAN  |  signal  |  wi-fi  |  wireless extender  |  wireless repeater

Overview Of Wireless Extender

Simply put, Wireless Extender is an easily portable device which can extend your Wi-Fi signal as well as offers excellent network performance. All thanks to this addition in wireless technology that now you can improve wireless coverage in any area having weak signal.

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antenna  |  directional  |  omni-directional  |  wi-fi

Selecting The Right WiFi Antenna

Antennas play an important role in communication systems, and often customers are confused about which one to select for their WiFi network. This write-up briefly discusses the two types of WiFi Antennas and the factors that should be taken into account to choose the right one for a particular application.

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Digital  |  IP Surveillance  |  Video Surveillance  |  monitoring  |  wireless

The Advantages Of Wireless IP Surveillance

Installation of surveillance and monitoring system faces a number of challenges including lack of network infrastructure, hostile weather conditions, distance to be covered and many others. In the recent years Wireless IP Surveillance has emerged as the answer to these challenges. IP stands for Internet Protocol and a Wireless IP Surveillance system creates digitized videos which are shared through a computer network enabling remote monitoring in the areas where network has a reach. This surveillance over the internet from any remote location has multiple advantages.  This Surveillance System is easy to deploy, offers high degree of functionality; it is cost-effective in installation and operation and completely scalable. The merits are discussed briefly hereunder. 

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Ethernet Switch  |  Gigabit  |  Industrial  |  ethernet  |  hubs

Ethernet Switches And The Changing Face Of Networking

A computer network is referred to an interconnected group of computers, software and other hardware devices that share data and resources. Ethernet Switches play a crucial role in connecting the hardware and network segments with each other. Typically, they aid in monitoring and diagnosing the error in a network in an extremely efficient manner.

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access and control  |  safety  |  security  |  wireless system

Keeping Property & Life Safe With Wireless Access Control System

Be it a business or an individual, when it comes to protection, proper safety measures must be there and not letting unauthorized individuals enter the premises is a part of ensuring security. Unauthorized access to a residential, commercial or industrial set up can be prevented by installing Access Control System.

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Video Surveillance  |  security  |  wireless surveillance

Choose Wireless Surveillance System For Fool Proof Security

In the past few decades, the innovations & developments that have taken place in field of technology have been vast. One area where the development in technology has been quite apparent is the security sector. Just a decade ago, fool proof security would have been meant employing an expert team of security guards at the entry/exit points of an establishment. Today this is not enough; with crime rate at an all time high, wireless surveillance systems have become the byword for efficiency in the world of security.

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antenna  |  directional  |  omni-directional  |  signal  |  wireless

Wireless Antenna – A Smart Choice

Technical Advancement knows no limit & is not bound to any time frame. One moment everything is proceeding at a regular pace, and the very next, some new path breaking development happens in the world of technology. It seems the techies and geeks never rest, as the moment users become familiar with a fairly-new technology, a more advanced & powerful version is unveiled.

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Wireless Modules – Eliminating the Need for Cables

It took some time for wireless modules to grow from being a simple innovation project to inducing a domino effect. Today, wireless modules are being used more than ever before to transfer information between points that don’t need to be connected through any electrical conductor. Without them, could you have imagined a mobile phone? Certainly not! Apart from mobile phones, personal digital assistants, satellite television, two-way radios, cordless telephones GPS units, etc. are some of the advancements based on wireless modules.

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Ethernet Switch  |  connections  |  ethernet

Ethernet Switches – How Important Are They In A Network?

A computer network is defined as an interconnection of system, software and hardware to share information and data. An Ethernet Switch is an external device that connects computer and other networks with each other.

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IP Network  |  IP Network Cameras  |  video

Features and Benefits of IP Network Cameras

IP Network Cameras are a new technology in cameras that combine analog camera with IP video technology and powerful web server. This means that you can see remote videos on your desktop transmitted through IP network. It has all the functions of the analog camera and the videos are compressed and encrypted along with the audio signals with the help of its build in processor and web server. The users can use the standard PC browsers to visit the IP network cameras, monitor, manage and store the video image.

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Ethernet bridges  |  LAN  |  network topology  |  wireless  |  wireless network

All About Wireless Ethernet Bridges

A wireless LAN is just like the traditional LAN except that each network device in it uses a wireless Ethernet bridge. Hence, wireless Ethernet bridges provide LAN access to various wireless network devices. Similarly, they also provide long range and high speed connectivity among the Ethernet devices in the industrial and commercial setting and also to long distances far exceeding the maximum length of the cables. In the wireless Ethernet bridges, the data is transmitted using the radio or infrared transmission unlike the wired LANs where the networks are connected through coaxial cable, fiber optic or twisted pair cable.

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business security  |  monitoring  |  network security  |  security appliance

Protect Your Business with Effective Network Security

The need for a safe and secure network in this competitive business world cannot be overlooked. Emails, Trojans and Viruses from harmful sources can infect your network and raise havoc. To ensure that this doesn’t hamper the functionality of your business, you may need effective network security appliances.

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connections  |  network  |  security  |  wi-fi

Tips To Secure Wi-Fi Network

Whether you use Wi-Fi Network from your house or from the office, it is very essential to secure the network connection. In recent times, wireless network connections have become accessible, affordable and easy to use. This has led to an increase in the number of wireless users as well as augmented the security concern too. The security problems with the wireless networking are serious and thus it is important to protect the network connections seamlessly against any likely threats.

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access and control  |  security  |  system  |  wireless

Benefits of a Wireless Access Control System

Wires are used for connecting two or more devices. This is basically done to transfer and share data between two or more devices. Your workplace would be full of wires if you are using many systems or devices together. These wires are quite difficult to manage and they cause a lot of hassles. Wireless Access Control can be a great way to reduce this hassle of managing and handling wires in a facility. Following are few advantages of Wireless Access Control:

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data  |  data transfer  |  network security appliance

Managing Configurations & Vulnerabilities With Network Security Appliances

Data transfer, both internally and externally, is an essential process in organizations. For the same reason, there has been far greater emphasis on networking systems today than it used to be a few years back. Technology has evolved and got more sophisticated to meet the business specific requirements, and at the same time, security challenges have also got more alarming. Attacks designed to degrade performance of networked systems and disrupt communication have taken new, hard-to-detect forms. Such a scenario calls for efficient management of configurations and vulnerabilities of Network Security Appliances to prevent exploits.

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data  |  frequency  |  range  |  range extender  |  wireless

All About Wireless Range Extender

Wireless Range Extender is a device which is used for extending the area covered by network signals which are emitted by a source like wireless router. Wireless router can transmit network signals within a finite distance and for covering larger areas you may require to install a Wireless Range Extender. This device is capable of efficiently extending the current network coverage to cover larger distances. The performance of Wireless Range Extender depends on many factors like environmental conditions, building construction, volume of traffic and network overhead.

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burlgary prevention  |  digital video surveillance  |  security system

Burglary Prevention With Digital Video Surveillance

The alarming crime statistics may have left you apprehensive about the security of your valuables. Keeping those expensive jewelry and cash at home can prove dangerous and it is extremely important to transfer all your valuables to a safer place. What if I say that you can ensure the safety of all your valuables with you by just installing a digital security system? You must have heard about various types of digital security systems that are installed in banks, jewelry shops and offices. Digital Video Surveillance system is one such digital security system that is extensively used for burglary prevention. You can install this system at home and feel assured about the security of all your valuables.

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FIPS140-2  |  Fips140  |  IP  |  IoT  |  internet of things  |  wireless

Wireless Ethernet – Enabling the Internet of Things?

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bandwidth  |  data rate  |  throughput

Bandwidth vs Throughput

Bandwidth refers to how fast a device can send data over a single cable usually measured in bits per second. A great example of bandwidth is to imagine a Four-lane highway with traffic going in the same direction.  The total width of the highway determines how many cars if side-by-side can fit on the road. 

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900 MHZ  |  data rate  |  frequency  |  range  |  reach  |  wireless connectivity

What are the Top Benefits and Top Disadvantages of Using a 900 MHz Frequency?

When it comes to understanding wireless connectivity, you first need to understand that not all types of wireless applications are equal. Without a good working knowledge of wireless technology, it sometimes gets difficult to understand which type of wireless band radio should be employed to maximize connectivity in a particular situation. Since each wireless network behaves differently and is capable of emitting different strengths and weaknesses, it is always a good idea to calculate the requirement prior to choosing the most reliable connection.

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Video Surveillance  |  bandwidth  |  resolution  |  throughput

How Do You Determine How Much Throughput You Need For Video Surveillance?

Over the years, video surveillance has become almost a necessity for any home and business security plan. Along with Video Monitoring & Surveillance Devices, high tech locks, access control systems, security alarm, etc. are being widely used by a number of house owners all around the world. For homes, the installation of video surveillance ensures that there is no trespassing, forced entry or theft. Likewise, businesses are vulnerable to various crimes and security issues; thus, installing a video surveillance system helps in monitoring the workplace and the entire system.

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PTMP  |  PTP  |  communication  |  point-to-multipoint  |  point-to-point  |  radio

What is the difference in point-to-point and point-to-multipoint radios?

Point-to-Point (PTP) communication and Point-to-Multipoint (PTMP) communication may be lesser known terms to common users, but they hold great significance in the field of telecommunications. Two-way radio is a classic example of PTP communication. On the other hand, radio and television broadcasting are examples of PTMP communication. Both the communication systems have their distinct capabilities and a few limitations as well. The following section introduces you with the two and their applications.

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band width  |  ethernet  |  licensed  |  radio  |  unlicensed  |  wireless

What Makes for a Successful Wireless Ethernet Installation?

What is wireless Ethernet? Wireless Ethernet is the use of unlicensed or licensed spectrum radios uniquely designed with Ethernet interfaces, for reliable industrial M2M Ethernet cable replacement. 

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Video Surveillance  |  wireless  |  wireless device

Top 3 Benefits of Using a Wireless Device with Video Surveillance

When it comes to video surveillance, the heavy costs, complicated installation processes and tedious maintenance requirements involved are some of the factors that prove to be a nightmare for many. However, this does not undermine the importance of an effective video surveillance system in a residential or commercial establishment. And, when security is the priority, Wireless Video Surveillance comes as a dependable solution. With capacities ranging from Megabits to Gigabits and features like 99.99% non-stop monitoring and surveillance, a Wireless Video Surveillance system justifies the fact that it is certainly the time to go wireless.  

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antenna  |  frequency  |  technology  |  wireless

How To Choose The Appropriate Antenna

Just like any other piece of technology, Antennae have evolved greatly over the past few decades. Today, they are much smaller in size packed with an unmatched performance. A perfect antenna can not only boost signal reception but also help in transmitting quality data. Finding an appropriate antenna for your device can be challenging, but most dealers that sell them, may help in determining the antenna you need.

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ethernet  |  frequency  |  network  |  radio  |  wifi  |  wireless technology

Top 10 Advantages of Proprietary Wireless Technologies

Proprietary industrial wireless technologies offer a number of very compelling advantages over other standardized wireless technologies. If you ever wanted to have a more reliable Ethernet connection that could guarantee every single data packet getting through your network then proprietary networking could be your answer. Wireless standards are typically developed by multiple companies and suffer due to compromises that are made to accommodate all parties involved in the standards process. The right answer is to maintain your focus and create solutions that address your networking issues and concerns. Industrial wireless networks have very different requirements due to the robustness, reliability and continuous operation that is typically required.  Through customization of over the air communications and through manipulations of Ethernet packet definitions, a proprietary solution can provide the exact solution your industrial network needs.  This “top 10” list shows a number of the advantages proprietary wireless technologies has over more common standards based technologies.

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MIMO  |  Mulitple Input Multiple Output  |  antennas  |  wireless  |  wireless range

What is MIMO Technology?

MIMO or Multiple Input Multiple Output is a wireless technology that helps in transmitting wireless signals over multiple antennas. MIMO is generally used to improve the Wireless Range, Bandwidth, Interference and ECHO handling features of the new generation of wireless routers. Generally, there are three different types of MIMO techniques:

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5.8 GHz  |  data rate  |  frequency  |  radio  |  signal

Top Benefits And Top Disadvantages To Using A 5.8 GHz Frequency?

Buying the right kind of wireless device requires an efficient knowledge of the frequencies they will be operated at. Now, the big question is – are 5.8 GHz radios better than 2.4 GHz and 900 MHz models. This would require a certain degree of information gathering before you make the final decision.  

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cable  |  networking  |  wireless  |  wireless installation

Wired vs. Wireless

To use network cable or not to use network cable, that is the question.  This article will cover the magic transportation layer that data travels over networking cable or via RF microwaves. There are advantages and disadvantages to both.  Each method certainly has it criteria that make them ideal. Cost, performance, and security are often driving factors.

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2.4Ghz  |  frequency  |  wireless  |  wireless network  |  wireless technology

What Are The Top Benefits And Top Disadvantages To Using A 2.4 GHz Frequency?

Wireless technology has shown dramatic expansion. And with this the usage of 2.4 GHz frequency has also increased. Many technologies like wireless LAN, Bluetooth technology and many more operate in 2.4 GHz band. It offers robust wireless solutions and is also one of the popular wireless networks. It lets the sender and receiver lock-on to the same frequency, ensuring smooth data transmission. There are a number of advantages of tuning in to 2.4 GHz frequency.

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mesh  |  networking  |  point-to-multipoint  |  point-to-point  |  wireless installation

Mesh Networking for Fixed Wireless Installations – Don’t believe the Hype!

Wireless “Mesh” networks are all the rage these days, gaining a reputation among customers of various industries where fixed wireless Ethernet installations are required.  The allure is great, we get it. The idea that a professional design and installation company can buy multiple radios with mesh networking firmware and scatter them wherever they need an Ethernet device and then connect them back through the mesh to the head end network location. It sounds as simple as hitting the easy button but it has proven to be both tall on excitement and small on performance. Whether it’s a PLC or IP camera, the “magical mesh theory” that promises to make challenging installations simple and reliable has bitten many a professional installer in the backside.  

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Industrial  |  data transfer  |  industrial wireless  |  industrial wireless controls  |  outdoor ethernet  |  outdoor wireless bridge  |  wireless

How to make wireless ethernet work reliably?

Many of us are familiar with wireless technology in our laptop computers, cellular phones and GPS navigation devices. All of these consumer devices work ok for our daily needs but inconsistent wireless connectivity can become a real issue in industrial application that need to be considerably more reliable. So, how do you make a wireless Ethernet connection more reliable?  This is the question that this blog will try to explain. AvaLAN Wireless has produced over 50,000 robust and reliable wireless Ethernet devices over the past few years and we have evolved our product to address the specific issue of reliable wireless connectivity. 1) Add sub-packet error correction to improve Ethernet packet reliability and reduce full packet resends. Ethernet packets are actually very large in the world of data networking. AvaLAN has learned that if you divide an Ethernet packet into smaller packets and perform error check in the smaller pieces you have less "resends" and you can have higher reliability of full packets. Traditional Ethernet only allows a minimal number of lost packets before a connection is lost or your data rate is significantly impacted by multiple packet retries/resends.

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Video Surveillance  |  high resolution  |  how to buy  |  setup  |  wireless video surveillance

How to Buy the Best Video Surveillance Systems?

Video Surveillance is the best and most cost effective answer to the potentially grave threat to the life and property these days. With the rising crime rates and decreasing element of trust, the mankind has reverted to the old policy of falling back upon some mechanical support and Video Surveillance has come up as the most convenient option. Here are some tips to help make the Video Surveillance setup effective and provide the user with the best results.

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planning network security  |  protection  |  security  |  strategy  |  tips

Planning Network Security

Nowadays, many public and private organizations are installing local area networks (LANs). But most of the time, these networks are not sufficiently secured. Generally, the vendors give a little thought about the security and focus on high expansions rather. Due to this lack of security, critical information is jeopardized and then arise difficulties. Securing network devices becomes more important on shared networks as it allows various users to access the information on shared basis. Sensitive and protected information therefore gets a lot of exposure. Therefore, it is necessary to have a proper security plan for Network Security.

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access  |  computer network  |  cyber attacks  |  data  |  network security system  |  protection

Advantages Of Network Security

The need for having Network Security cannot be denied. With a Network Security System, all the files, data & personal information are kept safe and protected from unauthorized access from people present on the network and people outside it. That is the reason why it is widely used in offices, banks, and many other organizations. The provisions and policies of Network Security help the network administrator to monitor any kind of misuse, modification or unauthorized access of a computer network. Thus, a number of cyber attacks and other harmful activities are prevented.

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Economical  |  Prevention  |  Video Surveillance  |  security  |  surveillance  |  video

Increasing Demand Of Video Surveillance Systems

Because of the increasing crime, there is a great need of effective security solutions that can deter any criminal activity. To serve the purpose, Video Surveillance Systems were produced, which is regarded as a great invention in the domain. They prevent many undesirable activities by keeping a vigil eye on every move. These systems provide the exact portrayal of an event, and the culprit can be caught and punished. Thus, Video Surveillance Systems have become a part and parcel of our lives. Read further to know about their amazing benefits. 

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Camera  |  Cameras  |  Harassment  |  Vandalism  |  Video Surveillance  |  monitoring  |  security  |  surveillance  |  video  |  wireless video surveillance

Reasons For Using Video Surveillance Cameras

 

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