What are Wireless Networks and how do they work?
If the definition of wireless was to appear as a 2 dimensional reply in a dictionary, then wireless utilises radio waves to create and maintain communication channels. And wireless networking? The modern alternative to the world of cables and wired networking that rely on copper and fibre cabling for communication between network devices.
However the world isn’t two dimensional. Today’s wireless is a medium that allows freedom, mobility and flexibility. It can deliver voice, data and video without the restrictions of cables or fixed locations. Whether indoor or outdoor, over short or large distances it offers versatility and connectivity.
A foreign language?
Wireless Local Area Network WLAN), WiFi hotspots, Mobility, p2p, p2mp, WIMAX, 802.11… The world of radio frequency based technology can appear to be an excuse for endless acronyms mixed with invisible voodoo, but when deployed correctly it can offer endless freedom.
Sohcom’s mission is to remove the confusion, dispel the cloak and dagger and bring its customers real world, scaleable technology propositions. Our focus is on customer support, so rather than fitting your requirements into our available products, we find products and solutions that suit your customers’ needs.
Wireless technology has found natural maturity in its development during the past 2 years, war chalking and companies broadcasting their secrets on unsecure radio networks is now in the past. The introduction of improved secure algorithms and higher levels of authentication make wireless networks more secure whilst increases in the allowable transmission power regulations, improved antenna attenuation and ever increasing in-air bandwidth have created a true broadband user experience.
Data is no longer the keystone of wireless transmissions, Voice over IP (VoIP), RFID product or item tracking, people and vehicle GPS location monitoring, IPCCTV transmission, real time video, Voice Activated Voice solutions are just the tip of this developing wireless market. Sohcom is your guide to this converged wireless world, from design consultancy, RF survey through to full turn key delivery.
Indoor Wireless Technology
As the name implies, indoor wireless technology solutions are developed to operate internally within your facility. The use of available technology and RF frequencies is dictated by the style of required deployment with OFCOM restrictions prohibiting the transmission of unapproved frequency externally.
Intelligent switched WLAN – The current market trend for wireless APs without intelligence whose control, management and broadcast is managed by a central intelligent device and is switch based.
Do I need planning permission?
This is one of the most common questions we get asked, and whilst you should always check with your local planning department the guidelines found at the link below will answer most questions.
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