Mesh solutions are available in various forms with all of them promising premium performance. Much like anything else, not all mesh solutions are created equal. Some offer exceptional performance for its price, while others are worth every penny for its premium user experience. In this article, we provide an overview to some of our mesh products and their speed test results.
South Africa's security industry has shown a rapid increase in demand for Video Surveillance Systems for business and homeowners. With a large variety of product offerings at different price points, understanding product functionalities will help you decide on the best solution. This article highlights the benefits of the UniFi Protect range and why it should be considered for video surveillance.
In a year characterised by unprecedented disruption for societies throughout the world, a similar transformation is taking place at the University of Pretoria. The launch of the new Engineering 4.0 facilities at the beginning of 2020 marks the start of “Sustainable, Optimised, Smart, Equitable transportation networks, supporting social & economic development in a disruptive & evolutionary society”.
MikroTik's Gigabit Passive Ethernet Network (GPEN) products are designed as a cost-effective alternative to fibre's Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON) solution. The key difference between these two technologies is that MikroTik's GPEN utilises copper Ethernet cabling instead of fibre. MikroTik has introduced a clever concept. Copper Ethernet runs of up to 1.5km makes this an ideal alternative to complex FTTX installations. Here are some of the benefits when choosing GPEN over GPON.
During the course of last week, there were a few reports globally of a security flaw in some of Tenda's Routers, specifically the following models: AC6, AC10, AC10U, AC15, AC18. In response, Tenda has released new firmware to patch this vulnerability across affected routers which is available on their website tendacn.com/en or via 'Over the Air' (OTA).
There is an extensive amount of high-sites and masts on buildings these days. With the ever-increasing number of radios placed on each of these high-sites and masts, it's interesting how few of them are in fact horn antennas. So, what exactly is a horn antenna and how would it make a difference?
With the 5GHz spectrum getting even more congested each passing day, the 60GHz options for high speed, short-range connections are becoming very popular in urban areas. This is where the GigaBeam works its magic. Using 60GHz, the GigaBeam (17dBi) is rated to provide near Gbps speeds up to around 300m. Thereafter it becomes more difficult to predict exact performance due to the nature of the 60GHz band. There is also a backup 5GHz 802.11ac radio for redundancy if the 60GHz band is affected by the weather.
Ubiquiti's much anticipated LTU (Long Term Ubiquiti) product line is now available, leaving WISP's and integrators spoilt for choice with broadband deployments. This article aims to explain the differences in these technologies and assist with choosing the most suitable product for your wireless applications.
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.