VoIP is fast becoming the industry standard for office telecommunications and as more people work from home, it makes sense to ensure traffic is prioritised adequately to deliver voice packets smoothly. In this article, we have included a useful configuration guide to assist with Quality of Service best practices using MikroTik. VoIP does not require a large amount of bandwidth but it relies on low latency and jitter as voice communication is happening in real-time. Although QoS will help in many situations, it is not a silver bullet to solve VoIP quality problems on poor connections and is therefore not recommended to be used with high latency bandwidth types such as DSL or satellite.
Fibre to the Home (FTTH) is quickly becoming the norm for internet users around the world. When experiencing its capabilities first hand, there’s no question as to why. Achieving low latency with high throughput over long distances, coupled with the GPON (Gigabit Passive Optical Networks) format, makes FTTH a fantastic solution for deployments regardless of the scale. Ubiquiti has created a category of products 'UFiber' specifically suited for these type of installations. Here are some reasons why we believe you should consider UFiber for your FTTH deployments.
Door-to-door deliveries are increasing and e-commerce has become very popular due to the varying levels of restrictions currently imposed on trade. More and more customers are looking for a solution to better manage their security while adhering to regulations. One solution, offered by Fanvil, is the installation of a door phone or intercom. It enables safe communication between your indoor and outdoor environments by allowing the person sitting indoors to know who is outside the door or gate, giving them the opportunity to engage in a conversation without leaving the safety of their home.
The demand for the ability to work remotely is the highest it has ever been. A number of solutions are available depending on your requirements. Here are a few ways you can get connected remotely using solutions offered by Scoop.
There are multiple ways to achieve ISP redundancy with MikroTik. Some ways are more complex and offer additional functionality. This article serves as an introduction on simple ways to achieve failover using RouterOS and assumes all basic configuration has already been completed on the router.
UniFi has become an exceedingly popular choice for small to medium (and even large) enterprise deployments. Although these units are 'plug-and-play', for the most part, it doesn't guarantee that they are automatically configured to function optimally for their environment. If you are using UniFi and have felt that it should be performing better, take a look at these tips which will assist you in optimising each of your installations.
Long Term Evolution (LTE), also known as 4G, is a technology designed to deliver data over the radio wave spectrum typically between 700MHz-2600MHz. With the demand for bandwidth increasing, technology providers like MikroTik have adapted their product line to include several high-performance LTE devices. Choosing MikroTik over conventional entry-level LTE products has many advantages. It is packed with functionality and is available in different form factors with high-gain MIMO antennas to cater for long-distance applications. All models include PoE which allows users to make the most of their signal without introducing long antenna cables with associated loss.
PoE (or Power over Ethernet) is the method of transmitting both power and data across the internal cores of an Ethernet cable and is ideal for getting power to hard-to-reach areas. There are many variants available and the type of PoE you use is ultimately decided by your equipment's capabilities.
One of the biggest challenges with indoor wireless installations is ensuring you have sufficient coverage - meaning no dead zones and good quality connections in all the necessary areas. While indoor wireless connections offer simple installation and very few cables, they are unpredictable and easily affected by numerous external factors such as walls (obstructions) and interference from other wireless devices. Thankfully, there are a few products available to users to easily extend existing coverage when it does not live up to your expectations.
Fanvil's SIP Hotspot allows the user to share a single VoIP line across multiple handsets. This, in turn, eliminates the need for the additional cost of a PBX system. Fanvil's SIP Hotspot feature is currently only supported on the Fanvil H and X series phones. This article offers a step-by-step setup of Fanvil's SIP Hotspot Feature.