Cheapest vs Best Value Wi-Fi Design

In the wireless industry, price is a large factor of the vendor you choose. Rightly so, of course - if you are spending on a product, you want the best value! However, a Wi-Fi design, survey and heatmaps are not an off the shelf product. 
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MazeMap - The Future of Hospital Wayfinding

Finding your way around a hospital can be challenging for patients, hospital visitors and employees. While there is always directional signage, it is a static resource. MazeMap provides a solution to this challenge with their easy-to-use indoor maps, allowing visitors to  receive graphical turn-by-turn directions on any mobile device.
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Cisco DNA Spaces Introduction

Cisco DNA Spaces is a location aware, task management cloud-based application. What does that mean in plain English? It can track objects and people and display the results on a web-based dashboard that's easy to use. Factor in the ability to be able to undertake tasks and trigger outcomes and you have a pretty interesting product. 
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Cisco Hyperlocation

We've been building Wi-Fi networks to meet Real Time Location Grade (RTLS) for quite a while now. Depending on how the APs are laid out, and the network tuned, typical accuracy achieved can be sub 5m in location accuracy. Any location solution based upon Wi-Fi has some variance in accuracy between areas though. Some RTLS vendors support the use of[…]
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Cisco DNA Center Beginners Guide

A lot is starting to be written about Cisco’s DNA Center and to a large extent, Cisco are betting a lot on the product. There’s also a mixed reaction to Cisco software, with the older products (looking at you here, Cisco Works), not having been brilliant in terms of performance and capability.
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Teamwork - Network Installation

I've been wanting to write a blog for a little while now on the subject of teamwork. This, of course, is against the backdrop of what we do as a company - network design and commission. For many outsiders, it's a surprise to see that there's actually a fair bit of manual work in network deployment, and there in lies the great opportunity to work and[…]
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Cisco Access Points – Naming standards

When you're installing a new wireless network, there's a lot of variables and decisions you need to make, right out of the gate. Some decisions work just fine with small installations, but just don't scale to larger ones. One such decision is the way in which you name your Cisco Access Points.  
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Wi-Fi Assurance Review

At IPTel, we have developed a lot of techniques over the years to best fault find wireless issues. All too common is an installation which doesn't perform, causes dropouts, is slow and leaves the end customer with an unhappy result. We have the answer - it's called a Wi-Fi Assurance Review and is a service we have developed in house at IPTel.
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AP Placement - Location Grade Wi-Fi Tracking

Here we review how the typical AP layout for location grade WLAN is laid out - but also take a look at the Cisco Hyperlocation module and how that might help you achieve the highest levels of location accuracy.
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WI-Fi 6 vs 5G: Complementary Technologies

One of the common questions I get surrounds the use of Wi-Fi 6 and 5G. Both Wi-Fi 6 and 5G now promise users much higher download speeds and a much more interactive user experience thanks to this.  Why then don’t we all just abandon Wi-Fi 6 and use 5G – especially in the corporate environment, where there are internal costs for deploying a wireless[…]
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