Webinar talks wireless management
RF analysis tools, protecting access points and providing a cabling infrastructure that is up-to-the-task will be covered in an online seminar scheduled to last approximately one hour.
A web-delivered seminar featuring presentations from CommScope, Fluke Networks and Oberon will take three different looks at wireless networking in enterprise environments. Entitled "Managing In-Building Wireless Systems," the seminar will be held live on Thursday, July 26 and available for on-demand viewing for six months thereafter.
In describing the seminar's theme and content, host Cabling Installation & Maintenance said, "An enterprise's wireless communication systems are constantly evolving. The traffic passing through the systems is mobile by definition, and in many cases elements such as office furniture and building materials can affect wireless signal transmission. The placement, protection and management of wireless signal generators are critical considerations in overall wireless-system management. This webcast seminar examines several approaches that can be taken to manage in-building wireless systems throughout their lifecycles."
Following are descriptions of the presentations to be delivered during the seminar.
- Benefits of RF Analysis for WLAN Deployment - Fluke Networks product manager Karthik Krishnaswamy will look at RF analysis tools that realistically simulate the environment in which wireless communications takes place, explaining how RF analysis tools are utilities that can be used before, during and after the initial installation of a wireless LAN.
- Protecting Wireless Access Points in Multiple Environments - Scott Thompson, engineering director and co-founder of Oberon Inc., will discuss the ideal placement and protection of wireless access points. He will point out that in all environments, protecting access points is a best practice, and in some environments it is of high criticality. With encryption technology as advanced as it is, the security of signals in a wireless LAN is far less of a concern than the physical security of the access points that send and receive those signals.
- Laying the Infrastructure for Wireless Connectivity - CommScope business-development director Patrick Lau will explain that behind every wireless communication system is a wired infrastructure. He also will describe the capabilities that a cabling system must possess in order to fully support today's wireless communications systems, placing particular emphasis on distributed antenna systems (DAS).
Approximately one hour in duration, the seminar will be held live at 1pm EDT on July 26. Attendees who tune in for the seminar in its entirety will be eligible to receive one continuing education credit for the following BICSI designations: RCDD, NTS, WD, Installer, Technician, Certified Trainer.