The Importance of Networking in Aged Care

Technology delivered in the aged care sector has a range of business outcomes to produce - not least to improve the lives residents and staff alike. The Royal Commission highlighted a range of improvements that need to occur in aged care - and ICT technology has a role to play in helping achieve this.
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Aged Care Wi-Fi

Aged Care is pressing ahead with modernisation in their ICT and Wi-Fi is a major part of the mix. The ability to provide a lot of services - quickly deploying new services - as well as enabling mobility are major draw cards for Aged Care. Let's take a look at what this means.
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Cisco SD Access: Scalable Group Tags

One of the Cisco Digital Networking Architecture corner stone concepts is Software Defined Access (or simply, SD Access). One of the key components is the use of Scalable Group Tags (SGTs) and these form a cornerstone of the SD Access story.
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Human Factors in Network Deployment

I work for a Cisco Partner who employs around 15 engineers, predominantly designing and optimising Wireless networks.   We were awarded an amazing opportunity in the first quarter of 2020 : designing and implementing the wired and wireless network for a hospital destined as a COVID recovery facility. And best of all: have it operational in 6 weeks of[…]
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Cisco 9124 Antenna Guide

Cisco have released the external 9124 variant access point. This AP has a very handy three radios - one 2.4GHz and dual 5GHz radios. Why is that useful? Well the key use case is probably Mesh - you can have a dedicated 5GHz backhaul and a separate radio running the client serving 5GHz. The antenna selection though isn't as simple as you'd think. Let's[…]
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Recessed AP Installation

We all love Wi-Fi, but you've got to install your access points somewhere. Typically they're installed on the T-Bar of a suspended ceiling - sometimes though you have to secure the AP, or hide it for aesthetics reasons. In this blog, we'll look at some options.
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Effect of Trees on Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi in all its forms relies on good signal propagation. Signals are attenuated by various objects - it's not that well known, but trees are a particularly attenuating object - let's take a look!
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Wi-Fi Troubleshooting: How to Review a Wi-Fi Installation - Part 1

We are getting more and more requests to review Wi-Fi networks which aren't quite meeting the specification. Many customers are finding that companies which don't truly understand Wi-Fi - or how to make it work - have deployed their network and are either incapable of making it work or don't care. 
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Wi-Fi Troubleshooting: Evidence for a Wi-Fi Review: Pt 2

Wi-Fi reviews are not the easiest of things. Unlike fault finding most networking, Wi-Fi has the added complexity of RF - and all those multitude of clients. In this blog, we'll take a measured run through on where to start in your fault finding journey.
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Cisco SD-Access Lab: Part 2

Cisco DNA SD-Access "Software Defined-Access" is the future of Cisco enterprise networks.  This is the second part in a two part series, to provide you insight in to how you can quickly get your Cisco SD-Access Lab up and running.
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