The Advantages of 802.11n

What is n?

802.11n uses 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequencies and MIMO antenna technology to bring improved wifi performance. It increases wireless speed from 54mbps to 600mbps and allows for fewer interruptions. Deploying n on a legacy network, unfortunately, can be problematic because high bandwidth applications could “choke” wifi controllers and the wired network.

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Code d’Urgence: France Develops QR Codes that Could Save Lives

A company in Le Mans, France (in the 72nd département, Sarthe) recently developed a QR code that could save lives, the Code D’Urgence. These QR codes securely store one’s medical history and emergency contact information so that in the case of an emergency, medical professionals have instant access to the information they need.

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Are You Using the Right Optical Fiber? Single Mode Fiber VS Multi Mode Fiber

Optical fiber is typically defined by its size, attenuation and bandwidth and it works by sending signal down hair-thin strands of glass or plastic fiber.  When choosing fiber it is important to consider how it will be used. Is it device to device? Does it need to be run horizontal/intra-office (single floor but multiple rooms), rise/intrabuilding (run between floors), aerial (strung from utility poles and self-supporting), direct burial, duct, submarine or inside-outside? Determining the environment in which the fiber will be installed will help simplify the decision-making process.

The two types of fiber most commonly used are singlemode and multimode fibers. Both multimode and singlemode fibers are slightly larger than a human hair but the way light travels through the two types of fiber varies significantly.

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There’s No Reason to Dread Upgrading Your Data System and Equipment

Making the decision to upgrade your data management system isn’t always fun or easy, so we’d like to help you through the decision-making process and give you the tools to decide whether you REALLY need to upgrade or not. Repair and maintenance contracts are sometimes an affordable alternative to making that big step, but can upgrading your equipment save you money in the long run?

Click here to find out more about upgrading your data collection equipment.Think of your data collections system as a car – is it costing you more to get it repaired (and causing you inconvenience due to downtime) than it would be to just go out and get a new one? Does your wireless data collection hardware still perform its required tasks?  Before making any decisions on whether or not to upgrade your data system ask yourself these questions:

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