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Wireless Access Point & Cloud Management in the NEWS

Yesterday was a great day for Amer and PowerCloud Systems.

A press release sent,  plus an Article written about our Access Points & Cloud Management and details of the solution provided for a School District in Alabama.   One of our first install of 100 access points is up and running and has gone very well – the customer is extremely happy with how easy the install went and the performance of the access points.

Wayne Caudle, Boaz City School District IT director: “We prepare students for success in the 21st century and that requires a digital-classroom environment with great Wi-Fi connectivity as its foundation. Our high school students bring laptops to class and many use smartphones and even tablets on campus. Robust connectivity is a must-have, and Amer Network delivers a Wi-Fi solution that can manage this increasing demand.” “Amer’s cloud-based solution exceeded our operational requirements from Day One. Students and staff effortlessly connected across campuses and between buildings. Teachers can immediately start expanding their lesson plans to make technology a more integral part to their classroom instruction. Features such as enhanced security and network monitoring enable us to provide an online environment that is safe, controlled and powerful.”

Amer Networks Installs Cloud-Managed WiFi for Alabama Schools – Article – MSPmentor

PRNewswire – United Business Media

 


		
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Cloud Management for N – Access Points – How many do you have – How do you manage!

Want something with performance, something that is EASY to Manage!  You can read on for more details and/or review the video.

Wireless Access points – Today with WiFi everything – everyone is getting into the game and offering these services for their customers.  Just think – McDonald’s new modelled restaurants will all have Wireless access for their customers.

Does your doctor’s office or local restaurant have wi-fi yet – any place where you need to wait are potential customers looking at internet access for their patrons.   Today EDUCATION is no different – if they don’t already offer limited access they are growing that access to allow more and more students – visitors and faculty access for not only the school owned resources, but also the individuals hardware.

You have several options when looking at adding WiFi….

1) A consumer type product with limited management and function

2) Premier product that requires a management appliance to control and manage each of the access points

3) Cloud based solutions to manage and control access

AMER has a great offering in the Enterprise class Wireless N Access point with Cloud Management.  Being a new player entry into the Cloud Management arena – we have priced both our Hardware and management products very aggressively.

How would you like to configure all your access points from your desk, send them out to your schools and have them plugged into the network  – a few minutes later your wireless access points are up and running.  Need a guest Network, want to charge using the Hotspot feature and have everything including the credit card application ready to go!  AMER & CloudCommand are the products you want.

Need better security then a simple password that has to be changed as people leave or it gets to people who shouldn’t have it.  Want to know where and who is on your network at any time,  controlling the products that have access.   You give a student permission to use your network with your hardware, but you don’t want them to be able to use their iPhone as well.  Need to limit the time or bandwidth of access, want to give your users the ability to move around from building to building without losing connection.   Need to offer guest services – let your reception give them permission and be able track and limit both by time and capacity.   Want to know the bandwidth usage by person, by device and by Access point.

This is just a small portion of the features you receive when looking at Amer and Cloud Command.

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Security – Wi-Fi – 28% of Wireless Networks are OPEN!

If this article does not make you take the time to secure your Wireless network at home, then I don’t know what will.  A huge amount of people have wireless networks and a large portion of these people have not turned on any security, some of turned off default settings like passwords because they don’t understand!

Take a read of the article and then go home and make sure your network is secure!

Chances are you don’t leave your front door unlocked. And you shouldn’t leave your Wi-Fi network unsecured either.

Many of you may have heard this before, but many still seem to not be doing anything about it. You should. Here’s why. With a $50 wireless antenna and the right software a criminal hacker located outside your building as far as a mile away can capture passwords, e-mail messages, and any other data being transmitted over your network, and even decrypt data that is supposedly protected

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White Space Wi-Fi – What does it really mean!

 Being able to move from classroom to classroom with a connection is great, but how many wireless access points do you need to get good coverage throughout a building.   White Space Wi-Fi will allow you to have fewer devices as the single is stronger and will not weaken when going through walls.  The hard part at the school level is the need to invest in NEW hardware to take advantage of this new technology.  Something to think about down the road, we will have to see how it all works out over the next few months.

A good article to read up on the technology: 

What You Need to Know About White Space Wi-Fi

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WIFI Networks – Is your performance less then it was?

With the flood of products that use WiFi being purchased today, it’s really a matter of time before networks need to be modified or upgraded especially if you where one of those people ahead of the curve a few years ago.  With the vast number of new devices combined with the change in use of these devices the toll on most networks is being noticed with slower speeds.

From the simple act of surfing the WEB to band-width hogs of streaming music and videos, things that just a year ago was not mainstream.  This will only get worse (if your managing the WiFi network) as more a more applications come available that require a constant connection.

What are some of the simple things you can look at to hopefully get you some more time before any major upgrades are needed….

6 Ways to Improve Your WiFi Network – Can your wireless network handle the rising tide of mobile devices? Can your company survive shoddy performance? Time to shore up your WiFi by utilizing these tips from Cisco.

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