NetAlly Releases Private Edition of Link-Live™ Collaboration, Reporting and Analysis Platform

On-premise/private cloud deployment for NetAlly’s Link-Live service provides same functionality for organizations with “no cloud” policies.

Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA – July 26, 2022 – NetAlly today announced the availability of a containerized version of their Link-Live cloud service, for licensed on-premise server or private cloud installation. Until now, organizations with “no cloud” policies were unable to take full advantage of the many capabilities in Link-Live.

Serving as a centralized site survey, test results, analysis, and tester management system, Link-Live transforms team workflows with the ability to quickly and easily log, document, and report test activity from all NetAlly hand-held network testers and analyzers.

“Link-Live has evolved from a basic repository and reporting engine for test results from our instruments to an in-depth network analysis and management platform,” says James Kahkoska, NetAlly CTO. “Over time,” Kahkoska adds,“the addition of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth site surveys, network topology mapping, in-depth analysis, and real-time collaboration tools has made Link-Live a key part of our customers’ network management arsenal, but one that could not be used by public cloud-averse organizations.”

Link-Live Private is available as downloadable software with an accompanying annual subscription. Utilizing Docker Compose, it is easily installed on Linux-based servers, and is has no limitation in terms of number of users, test results, or reports for NetAlly’s LinkRunner® 10G, AirCheck™ G2, and EtherScope® nXG instruments.

Once the instrument is connected to the Link-Live server, test results are automatically uploaded to the dashboard for project management, analysis, collaboration and reporting. Users also have the option of uploading additional files, screenshots, images, profiles, packet captures, location information, and comments.

For more information: https://www.netally.com/products/link-live

About NetAlly
The NetAlly®  family of network test and analysis solutions has been helping network engineers and technicians better deploy, manage, and maintain today’s complex wired and wireless networks for decades. Since creating the industry’s first handheld network analyzer in 1993, NetAlly continues to set the standard for portable network analysis with tools that include EtherScope® nXGAirMagnet®LinkRunner®LinkSprinter®AirCheck™, and more. NetAlly simplifies the complexities of network testing, provides instant visibility for efficient problem resolution, and enables seamless collaboration between site personnel and remote experts. To learn more and see how NetAlly helps network professionals get their jobs done fast, visit https://www.netally.com

Staples Canada Announces Acquisition of Two Canadian Office Supply Dealers

This announcement was sent to us from John DeFranco, Chief Commercial Officer for Staples Canada, and Michelle Micuda, President of Staples Professional.

Dear Vendor Partner,

Today marks an important milestone for Staples Professional and Staples Canada. We are pleased to announce that Staples Professional, a wholly owned subsidiary of Staples Canada, has acquired two Canadian-based office supplies dealers. These organizations are successfully operated family-owned and run businesses that operate under the banners of Denis Office Supplies and Furniture and Supreme Basics.

These acquisitions allow us to bring together great brands — Staples Professional, Denis and Supreme — to better service businesses across Canada. Our businesses will provide improved benefits to our business customers and allows us to get more of your products and services into additional sales channels and in front of more customers. Together, we will have a strong supply chain with an expanded delivery and furniture installation network. We will continue to focus on exceptional customer service at every step along the customer journey.

The announcement today does not affect day-to-day operations for any of our brands. We will continue to operate as usual, as separate entities, until further notice.

Denis Office Supplies and Furniture and Supreme Basics will continue to purchase through their existing Basics agreements.

We will continue to share updates and details as we work to bring these great brands and our product assortments together over the coming months. Should you have any questions or require further information, please reach out to your Staples Category Manager directly.

We look forward to working with you, our strategic vendor partners, to continue to grow our brands in Canada.

NetAlly Launches Industry’s First Handheld Analyzer for Wi-Fi 6/6E Testing

An upgrade for the wired and wireless EtherScope® nXG network analyzer provides full visibility of Wi-Fi 6 across all three 802.11 bands.

Colorado Springs, Colorado. USA – May 19, 2022 – NetAlly, a leading innovator of Ethernet and Wi-Fi test and analysis solutions, today announced the upcoming availability on June 8, 2022, of the industry’s first handheld Wi-Fi 6/6E test instrument with the latest model of their EtherScope® nXG Portable Network Expert.

“Wi-Fi 6/6E brings a myriad of advantages from greenfield 6GHz spectrum to mandatory WPA3/OWE security,” says James Kahkoska, NetAlly CTO. “The EtherScope nXG has been fully updated with new hardware and software to ensure connectivity, provisioning, and monitoring of the new Wi-Fi protocols and frequencies, in addition to all legacy Wi-Fi technologies.”

But successful Wi-Fi 6/6E deployments need more than just visibility of Wi-Fi signaling, with access points needing multi-gig link speeds and higher-power PoE. In addition to Wi-Fi 6/6E connectivity and scanning capabilities, EtherScope provides full 90 watt TruPower® load testing and NBASE-T LANBERT™ performance testing to ensure both rock-solid power and signaling for new access point deployments.

Kahkoska continues, “From providing visibility into Reduced Neighbor Reports and Multi-BSSID provisioning, to surveying 6Ghz coverage, capacity, and performance with AirMapper® (NetAlly’s site survey and cloud-enabled heatmapping software), and even 2.5GBASE-T backhaul qualification over existing Cat5 cabling, EtherScope is the single tool to ensure all aspects of your network as you venture into the new spectrum.”

Rowell Dionicio, Managing Director of Packet6, specializing in enterprise Wi-Fi solutions, says, “Wi-Fi 6/6E brings a plethora of complexities to our Wi-Fi networks. I am amazed with the swift innovation from NetAlly to produce a handheld tool that prepares network engineers for the next-generation of Wi-Fi. I feel absolutely confident in understanding and validating the latest technologies and features brand-new to our industry using a tool like the EtherScope nXG.”

Mike Parrottino, NetAlly CEO adds, “The Wi-Fi 6/6E EtherScope nXG is the latest in a long line of ‘firsts’ for our company. Twenty years ago we launched the WaveRunner, the industry’s first handheld Wi-Fi tester. Now once again with the latest EtherScope, NetAlly is putting critical visibility of this new technology into the hands of our customers.”

Current EtherScope nXG owners will be able to take advantage of NetAlly’s customer loyalty program to acquire this new technology at a significant discount. For more information about Wi-Fi 6/6E and the EtherScope nXG Portable Network Expert, please visit https://www.netally.com/wifi-6e 

About NetAlly
The NetAlly® family of network test and analysis solutions has been helping network engineers and technicians better deploy, manage, and maintain today’s complex wired and wireless networks for decades. Since creating the industry’s first handheld network analyzer in 1993, NetAlly continues to set the standard for portable network analysis. With tools that include EtherScope™ nXG, AirMagnet®, LinkRunner®, LinkSprinter®, AirCheck™, and Link-Live®, NetAlly simplifies the complexities of network testing, provides instant visibility for efficient problem resolution, and enables seamless collaboration between site personnel and remote experts. To learn more and see how NetAlly helps network professionals get their jobs done fast, visit https://netally.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram or YouTube.

Fluke Networks

Fluke Networks Receives Platinum Level Cable Innovators Awards for Innovative Breakthroughs in 2021

Fluke Networks is recognized as Cabling Innovators Awards – 2021 Platinum Level Honoree for their LinkIQ™ Cable+Network Tester. The award is given to superb products that offer groundbreaking approaches or establishing new levels of performance.

For more information click here: Platinum Awards recognize innovative breakthroughs | Cabling Installation & Maintenance

weBoost Installed Office 200

weBoost for Business: The Newest Cell Signal Product Lineup Is Here

Wilson Electronics Announces weBoost for Business

SALT LAKE CITY – July 20, 2021— Wilson Electronics, the industry leader in cellular signal booster technology, today announced a new cellular signal booster product line for small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) — weBoost for Business. With best-in-class, commercial-grade boosters custom-designed to meet the unique needs of the more than 1 million SMBs in North America, weBoost for Business is the ideal solution for indoor businesses and fleets struggling to stay connected due to weak or nonexistent indoor cellular coverage.

More than 70% of commercial space in the U.S. is under 10,000 square feet and 30% of those buildings have limited or poor cellular signal. Featuring optional professional installation (U.S. only) and compatible with all mobile devices and wireless carriers in North America, the boosters allow users to enjoy better voice quality, fewer dropped calls, uninterrupted texts, and faster data streaming in any business, including small retailers, exercise studios, salons, law offices, and more.

“SMBs are the backbone of the economy and a major driver of growth. We are privileged to play a key role in supporting their integral services and offerings with the launch of weBoost for Business,” said Bruce Lancaster, CEO of Wilson Electronics. “As mobile devices become ubiquitous in both internal operations and the customer experience, weBoost for Business helps ensure seamless cellular connectivity for all business activities, whether in the office, a retail location, or a fleet vehicle.”

weBoost for Business will be the new home of weBoost’s fleet signal booster offerings, along with new indoor business products launched today: weBoost Office 200 and weBoost Office 100. With an industry-leading warranty of three years — one year longer than weBoost’s standard 2-year consumer warranty — and high-performing amplifiers, antennas and cables to provide maximum coverage for any SMB use case, weBoost is providing a commercial-quality solution with the added flexibility needed to support the diverse requirements inherent to SMB operations.


weBoost Office 100

An entry level booster system for small office and business spaces, weBoost Office 100 takes the strengths of weBoost’s leading commercial booster — WilsonPro Pro70 Plus — and builds it out even further with an easy-to-install external omnidirectional antenna and high-performing indoor dome antenna that work together to provide an uplink power of 24 dBm that blows away the competition.


weBoost Office 200
weBoost Office 200 is a top-of-the-line amplifier perfect for all small offices and businesses. Building upon the Office 100 with the addition of a lower-profile indoor dome antenna and the strongest booster in the weBoost for Business lineup, the Office 200 boasts up to twice the coverage area of the Office 100.

Its built-in, configurable touch screen panel enables on the spot troubleshooting to simplify performance management, and its 25 dBm uplink power provides double the signal power of any other consumer or small business amplifier on the market besides the Office 100. It is the ideal fit for larger offices and those with mission-critical operations that need the best-in-class cellular signal stability the Office 200 provides.


weBoost Installed | Office 200
weBoost Installed | Office 200 builds upon the Office 200 by adding a second indoor antenna and professional installation anywhere in the U.S. Upon purchase, business owners will be given the opportunity to schedule a convenient, two-hour installation window as soon as the next day.

Taking out all the guesswork and maximizing the potential of the product, professional installers ensure SMBs will see an immediate improvement in cellular signal after installation with before and after signal readings provided for guaranteed customer satisfaction.


How w
eBoost for Business Works

How the boosters work: The powerful outside antenna reaches out to cell phone towers to receive a signal. The antenna then transmits this signal to the booster. The booster receives this outside signal and amplifies each of the supported frequency bands simultaneously for all carriers throughout the space using a series of sophisticated onboard software, low noise amplifiers and filters, along with its inside antenna. The device utilizes this stronger signal as calls and data are transmitted back through the booster to the cellular network.

Certified by the FCC and ISED and pre-approved by all carriers, the weBoost for Business product lineup can now be accessed at authorized partner resellers. The only cellular booster company that designs, assembles and tests its products solely in the U.S., all weBoost for Business cellular signal boosters feature a three-year manufacturer’s warranty and a 30-day money-back guarantee.

Product details for the weBoost for Business product line can be found on the Wilson Electronics Partner Portal.

woman working on vari portable laptop stand

VariDesk® Portable Laptop Stand

The VariDesk® Portable Laptop Stand is perfect for mobile users who are looking to stand while they work or lift their laptop for video calls. It’s lightweight, compact, and designed to fit in a backpack or bag. The Portable Laptop Stand sits on any standard-height table and easily folds open for usage or flat for storage. Featuring anti-slip grips for stability while typing, the Portable Laptop Stand is perfect for users on the go.

– Raises Your Laptop 12″
– No Tools or Assembly Required
– Anti-Slip Grip on Surface and Feet for Added Stability
– Great for Use at Coffee Shops, Co-Working Spaces, or Anywhere You Want to Work
– Made of Lightweight and Strong Aluminum, Weighing just 2.4 lb
– Fits Laptops Up to 15″ and 15 lb

For more information click here.

Wilson Electronics Introduces weBoost for Business Product Line

New weBoost for Business Product Line Coming This June

Created specifically for the small business owner in mind, the new weBoost for Business product category is ideal for small-to-midsize businesses not needing the benefits found in our WilsonPro Enterprise solutions.

Some of the key benefits that weBoost for Business will offer include:
– Higher performing, commercial-grade SMB kits at attractive price points
– Kitted products designed for office spaces less than 10,000 sq ft
– Industry-leading 3-year warranty
– Easier and faster installations
– Ability to capture better margins by offering both professional and DIY installation options
– Improved customer satisfaction

With more than 70% of commercial space falling within the “under 10,000 square feet” category, this new product line is positioned to help you take advantage of this underserved market. We see this product launch as a huge opportunity to help you better define and grow your business with Wilson Electronics.

 

Siemon

Siemon’s Brian Celella Awarded Prestigious ANSI Edward Lohse Information Technology Medal

Watertown, CT — Siemon, a leading global network infrastructure specialist, is pleased to announce that Brian Celella, Principle Electrical Engineer at Siemon Labs, has been named the American National Standards Institute’s (ANSI) 2020-2021 Edward Lohse Information Technology Medal winner.

Awarded by the ANSI Board of Directors, the Edward Lohse Information Technology Medal honors an individual who has participated in the development of information technology standards both at the national and international levels, demonstrated leadership in the promotion of such standards within the information technology standards community and fostered cooperation among the bodies involved in global standardization.

Celella joined Siemon in 1998 as an Electrical Engineer, where he has played a key role in new product development and test methodology advancements, primarily focused on connector design and optimization of system channel performance. Through these efforts, Celella has contributed to 7 Siemon patents and driven a wide array of key product innovations.
But as impressive as his work at Siemon has been, it is his work on behalf of the structured cabling industry as a whole that earned him this prestigious ANSI award. Through his diligent standards work with the International Organization for Standardization/International Electrotechnical Commission (ISO/IEC) and the Telecommunications Industry Association
(TIA), Celella has helped to define Category 6, 6A, 7A, and Category 8. In over two decades as a member of the TIA, he has prepared and presented 34 contributions to the TIA TR-42.7 Subcommittee – the key Standards group developing telecommunications copper cabling component and system requirements for premises networks. Celella is the current TR-42.7 Vice-Chair, and has previously held leadership positions as chair of several TR-42.7 task groups including connecting hardware transverse conversion loss and, Category 8 cable and connecting hardware specifications.

Celella’s influence also reaches well beyond TIA. He has been a member of ISO/IEC JTC1 SC25 WG3 group responsible for standardization of cabling systems for customer premises as well as the associated USTAG for over a decade. He was the Project leader for the third edition of the ISO/IEC 11801 document series specifying structured copper and optical fiber cabling systems. Brian is also an active member of IEC SC46C working to develop the next generation of copper cabling requirements.

In recognizing his deep dedication and contributions to developing technologies and standards that ensure IT network interoperability, security and reliability for all, this award places Celella among the industry’s most recognized and inspiring leaders.

“Brian’s imprint can truly be seen across our entire industry,” explained John Siemon, Chief Technical Officer and VP of Operations at The Siemon Company. “In addition to his considerable technical expertise, Brian has a unique ability to bring people together in developing standards that represent the best our industry has to offer. His calm and patient approach to resolving seemingly intractable technical debates encourages innovation and consensus around ‘win-win’ solutions that transform ideas and proposals to international standards. As much as his dedication and expertise has shaped so many successful Siemon product and system innovations, it is our industry that benefits most from his efforts. As someone who has the privilege of working with Brian over the past 23 years, I cannot think of a more deserving recipient”.

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About Siemon
Established in 1903, Siemon is an industry leader specializing in the design and manufacture of high quality, high performance IT infrastructure solutions and services for Data Centers, LANs and Intelligent Buildings. Headquartered in Connecticut, USA, with global sales, technical and logistics expertise spanning 150 countries, Siemon offers the most comprehensive suites of copper and optical fiber cabling systems, racks, cable management, and Intelligent Infrastructure Management solutions. With more than 400 patents specific to structured cabling, Siemon Labs invests heavily in R&D and the development of Industry Standards, underlining the company’s long-standing commitment to its customers and the industry. Through an ongoing commitment to waste and energy reduction, Siemon’s environmental sustainability benchmarks are unparalleled in the industry, including 179% global carbon negativity and zero-landfill status.

Siemon Interconnect Solutions (SIS) is a Siemon business unit comprised of a team of dedicated technical sales professionals supported by Siemon Labs, mechanical, electrical, and signal integrity engineers committed to solving industry and customer driven interconnect challenges. We provide custom network infrastructure solutions to OEMs, Leading Manufacturers, Value-Added Resellers and System Integrators.

Contact Information
Brian Baum
Brian_Baum@siemon.com

Siemon

Siemon Expands Its Line of Keystone Connectivity Solutions

February 23, 2021. Watertown, CT, – Siemon, a leading global network infrastructure specialist, is pleased to announce the expansion of its keystone connectivity product line with keystone U.S. style single-gang faceplates, keystone UTP patch panels and keystone-compatible surface mount boxes to support customers who have standardized on the keystone format.

Siemon’s new keystone faceplates, patch panels and surface mount boxes support Siemon keystone Z-MAX® and MAX® UTP outlets available in category 5e, category 6 and category 6A performance. The keystone single-gang faceplates are available in 1-, 2- and 4-port versions in white, ivory, or stainless steel to meet a wide range of environments. Siemon’s keystone UTP patch panels available in 24-port flat and angled 1U and 48-port flat and angled 2U versions offer a flexible, modular termination solution for use in telecommunications rooms, data centers and larger consolidation point enclosures. Manufactured of high-strength steel with a black finish, highly visible port identification and labeling space, these panels mount easily in standard 19-inch racks or cabinets and feature a removable rear cable manager to facilitate orderly routing of cables and maintain proper bend radius for optimum performance.

Ideal for use in air-handling spaces to support connections to ceiling-mounted devices such as Wi-Fi access points, surveillance cameras and LED lights, Siemon’s keystone surface mount boxes are available in 1-, 2-, 4- or 6-port versions in white or ivory. With built-in cable management to ensure proper bend radius and anchor points to facilitate cable strain relief, keystone surface mount boxes provide a high-performance, well-organized installation.

“Keystone outlets, the de facto industry standard, offer the versatility of working with third-party low voltage accessories, “says Mike Boisseau, Siemon’s business unit leader for copper systems. “To support our customers who prefer a keystone solution, our Z-MAX and MAX keystone outlets snap easily into the new keystone faceplates, patch panels and surface mount boxes for a flexible, modular solution that provides a clean installation appearance.”

All Siemon keystone products are UL listed. For the very latest product information and
specification sheets, visit Siemon’s eCatalog at ecatalog.siemon.com where users can easily
filter by attribute and select part numbers and quantities to add to a bill of materials (BOM) that
can be emailed or exported into a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet.
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About Siemon

Established in 1903, Siemon is an industry leader specializing in the design and manufacture of
high quality, high performance IT infrastructure solutions and services for Data Centers, LANs
and Intelligent Buildings. Headquartered in Connecticut, USA, with global sales, technical and
logistics expertise spanning 150 countries, Siemon offers the most comprehensive suites of
copper and optical fiber cabling systems, racks, cable management, and Intelligent
Infrastructure Management solutions. With more than 400 patents specific to structured cabling,

Siemon Labs invests heavily in R&D and the development of Industry Standards, underlining the
company’s long-standing commitment to its customers and the industry. Through an ongoing
commitment to waste and energy reduction, Siemon’s environmental sustainability benchmarks
are unparalleled in the industry, including 179% global carbon negativity and zero-landfill status.

Siemon Interconnect Solutions (SIS) is a Siemon business unit comprised of a team of dedicated
technical sales professionals supported by Siemon Labs, mechanical, electrical, and signal
integrity engineers committed to solving industry and customer driven interconnect challenges.
We provide custom network infrastructure solutions to OEMs, Leading Manufacturers, Value-
Added Resellers and System Integrators.

Contact Information
Brian Baum
Brian_Baum@siemon.com