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Matthew Gast, Aerohive Director of Advanced Technology

Matthew Gast is Director of Advanced Technology at Aerohive Networks. He currently serves as chair of both the Wi-Fi Alliance's security task groups, was the first chair of the Wireless Network Management Marketing task group, and is the past chair of the IEEE 802.11 revision task group.Matthew is...

What does 802.11ac "wave 2" mean and do you need it?

In the past month, I’ve given several talks on 802.11ac, and I’ve been receiving many of the same questions repeatedly. So, I’m going to turn them into another blog series on 11ac, with the first entry (this one) discussing the “wave 1” and “wave 2” terminology. The 802.11ac “wave” terms are...

{video} Matthew Gast on what it's like to design for 802.11ac

We've had some time by now to get acquainted with 802.11ac, but if your organization is among those that have yet to deploy 11ac APs, you might find yourself asking if it's important for your network environment. The video below - starring 802.11ac author Matthew Gast as he delivers a keynote...

Holiday Gift Guide (for Tech Geeks) pt 6: Airplanes

Time for that more esoteric contribution I mentioned in my previous installment: Airplanes.  Our Buyer's Guide for tech geeks has thus far covered gadgets that make your Home life a little better,  Car & Audio gadgets, Location-aware gadgets, Photography & Wearables devices and Toys.  And, because I’m...

Holiday Gift Guide (for Tech Geeks) pt 5: Toys!

OK. This holiday gift Buyer's Guide for tech geeks has covered a lot of territory already. We have given ideas for gadgets for: making your Home life a little better, Car & Audio, Phones & Location, and Photography & Wearables. Time for every Tech Geek's favorite part: Toys! Still to come: Airplanes....

Holiday Gift Guide (for Tech Geeks) pt 4: Photography & Wearables

Time to talk Photography & Wearables. Fun Stuff. Thus far, our holiday gift Buyer's Guide for tech geeks has covered gadgets that make your Home life a little better,  Car & Audio gadgets and Phone & Location-aware gadgets.  Future posts in this series focus on Toys and Airplanes. If you don’t like...

Holiday Gift Guide (for Tech Geeks) pt 3: Phones & Location

Thus far, our holiday Buyer's Guide for tech geeks has covered gadgets that make your Home life a little better and Car & Audio gadgets.  This post covers Location-aware gadgets. Future posts in this series focus on Photography & Wearables; Toys; and Airplanes. If you don’t like what we came up...

Holiday Gift Guide (for Tech Geeks) pt 2: Car & Audio

I kicked off our holiday gift r Buyer's Guide for tech geeks with a blog on gadgets that make your home life a little better. This post covers Car & Audio gadgets. Future posts in this series focus on Phones & Location; Photography & Wearables; Toys and Airplanes. If you don’t like what we came up...

Holiday Gift Guide (for Tech Geeks) pt 1: Home

Sometimes, it’s just hard to shop for a geek. (My family complains about this every year, starting about now.) So, to help out our readers, our blog team put out a call to our fellow busy bees at Aerohive so that we could bring you a geek-friendly gift list.  If you don’t like what we came up with,...

What does “software defined” mean? Matthew Gast answers.

In my recent discussions with customers, the phrase “software defined radio” has come up. As software increasingly takes over the functions of our electronic devices, it is natural to wonder how deeply we might depend on software to add future functionality. For example, can we use it to add new...

iBeacon Part 6: Beyond Retail

Note to readers: I’m writing a series about iBeacon. In this sixth and final installment in the series, I talk about iBeacon use cases beyond retail.  After last month’s iBeacon webinar, we kicked off several discussions on Aerohive's customer community. Much of the early conversation around iBeacons ...