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.
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.