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People of Aerohive: SKO 2012, Part 2

In Part 2 of the Aerohive SKO 2012 pair of blogs (see also Beach Olympics), we focus on the PEOPLE. You won’t see all the awesome people who make up the Hive, just some really great shots of some really great people. Enjoy.Smiles and great energy all around. The original Queen Bee.  Focusing on the...

Bonjour Clients for Multiple Platforms

Bonjour services are very useful for finding and connecting to local services on the network, like Apple TV’s (via AirPlay), printers (via AirPrint), file sharing (via AFP), remote audio (via AirTunes), etc. And using Aerohive’s Free Bonjour Gateway or Bonjour Gateway within one of our...

iPad 3 Wi-Fi Performance Analysis – Advanced Throughput

Part 3 of 3 iPad 3 Wi-Fi Performance Analysis – Throughput Analysis (Graphical CDF Statistics) In the previous two posts –   iPad 3 Wi-Fi Reception Analysis – Transmit Power  and iPad 3 Wi-Fi Performance Analysis – Throughput – we talked about the differences in power and throughput between iPad...

iPad 3 Wi-Fi Performance Analysis – Throughput

Part 2 of 3: iPad 3 Wi-Fi Performance Analysis – Throughput Analysis (Simple Statistics) In the previous post, iPad 3 Wi-Fi Reception Analysis – Transmit Power, we discussed the raw Tx power between iPads and various other devices. In those results it looked like the iPad 1 trumped the iPad 2,...

iPad 3 Wi-Fi Performance Analysis – Transmit Power

This is a series of three posts – all concerning the variation and consistency of various Apple iPad models with respect to Wi-Fi Performance.In this first post, we’ll be focusing on just the output transmit power of the different devices. This is important because for accurate and consistent data...

Apple's New iPad Announcement Day: The Enterprise A Clear Target

I’m not usually prone to hyperbole, but I absolutely think it goes without saying all the tremendous announcements from Apple this week have them focused on great product execution (a forte of the new CEO Tim Cook) with an eye clearly toward the enterprise and education market domination. Without...

Apple iPad 3 and Other Mobile Device Wi-Fi Output Power

Well, it’s here … Apple’s iPad 3 was announced today! If your organization is anything like mine, swept up in Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and the consumerization of IT, you’ll be seeing those beautiful devices land on your Wi-Fi network faster than Devin can say “controller-less” But with these...

iPads on the network? Say ‘Hello’ To Bonjour for the Enterprise

I said it in another article, but it’s worth repeating: Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and the consumerization of IT may be overused as market terms but they are unquestionably a trend that is changing network architectures in almost every enterprise. In a recent survey by Dimensional Research of 750 front-...

802.11ac Draft 2 Ballot Update

Last Thursday, the second draft of 802.11ac went out for what’s called a letter ballot. (I think the term “letter ballot” is an anachronism from back when ballots were actually mailed, with stamps!) To submit the draft to letter ballot, all the comments from the draft 1.0 ballot had to be resolved.Ju...

Top 10 iPhone and iPad Reference Apps for the IT Professional

Many developers have tried to address the needs of network admins – some have developed individual apps focused on a single function. Others have tried to build groups of functions in a single app. These are useful reference apps – those things IT admins might want to have readily available. Many of...