Wireless Technology in the Enterprise Space

Today’s generation of workers expect a mobile work environment.  With trends like virtual desktop initialization and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) coming into play, employees are online practically 24/7 it seems.  In order for companies to be able to support these wireless trends, they must make sure that their infrastructure is robust enough to withstand increased network traffic and high bandwidth applications.

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Most buildings today support some type of Wi-Fi network, whether in limited areas or a building-wide deployment. Wi-Fi is a mature technology and most network operators are aware that an existing Wi-Fi deployment will require future upgrades.  The wireless network should comply with a technology refresh lifecycle that reflects the organization’s needs. It is important to establish a migration plan not only for supporting a diverse and fast-changing mix of client devices, but also for new applications supported by the wireless network.

Many organizations are beginning to deploy in-building Distributed Antenna Systems, also known as DAS.  DAS is a network of antenna nodes connected to a common source via a transport medium that provides wireless service within a geographic area or building.  This type of system works in conjunction with your traditional Wi-Fi network in order to provide users with enhanced cellular service, both voice and data, as well as carry 2-way radio transmissions and public safety announcements.

We at Panduit have the ability to help your organization prepare for high bandwidth transmissions that wireless applications require, whether you have a traditional Wi-Fi network, or are considering DAS in conjunction with your Wi-Fi network.  From copper and fiber cabling to wireless access point enclosures, Panduit can implement a durable wired infrastructure in order to provide next generation employees a secure wireless network.

For more information on wireless technologies check out our Next Generation Wi-Fi Technology Brief on our wireless page.