New Products and Technologies
In July 2021, Scoop became a Master Distributor for Rackstuds in South Africa. The concept for Rackstuds™ arose in 2000 by Pete Stothers (Rackstuds™ founder and Director) when he had to resort to stacking telephone books below a device to align the rails with the cage nuts.
What is AI? AI, or Artificial Intelligence is the simulation of human intelligence processed by computers, this means that computers have the ability to perform human tasks and make its own logical decisions without human intervention. AI has the ability to analyse data in real time much faster, more reliable and efficient than any human can. Therefore AI is used to perform both simple and really complicated tasks, and is designed to be more accurate and to assist humans in day to day activities.
How does our most popular Ubiquiti Access Point, the UAP-AC-LR compare to Ubiquiti's WiFi 6 counterpart, the U6-Lite? We wanted to find out and did some of our own testing. WiFi 6 is becoming increasingly popular as more vendors are ramping up production to make way for the latest WiFi standard. The reason WiFi 6 is so welcomed is that it provides better performance on both 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequency bands. In addition, it uses a brand new modulation and coding scheme called OFDMA which is better suited for higher density WiFi environments. Ubiquiti is no exception to the list of vendors moving to WiFi 6 and they have launched a few products under their popular UniFi brand. Ubiquiti have a couple of different models available and in the pipeline.
We are super excited to announce the addition of the Reyee brand to our product range. Reyee, pronounced 'Ree-Yee', is manufactured by the company Ruijie who have been around for over 20 years. Ruijie predominantly focused on enterprise networking solutions for the Chinese market, manufacturing an extensive range of wired and wireless products including routers, switches and access points. More recently, Ruijie launched the Reyee brand which is directed at the SMB (Small-Medium Business) and SOHO (Small Office Home Office) markets.
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.
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.
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.
Ubiquiti have decided to remove all pricing plans. That means exactly what it says — UNMS Cloud is now completely free of charge! Having a reliable network and business management tool is crucial for any WISP. Unfortunately, some companies offer these types of tools at inflated prices that affect an already tight budget. Ubiquiti's goal is to empower anyone who would like to start a new WISP to help provide internet connectivity where coverage is lacking, and this is their contribution to this effort.