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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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Wilson Electronics Announces Sleek Residential Cell Booster Optimized for Smaller Living Spaces – the weBoost Home Studio

New cell signal booster’s minimalistic footprint is ideal for consumers looking to reduce clutter and maximize signal in cozy living quarters

SALT LAKE CITY – January 19, 2021 — Wilson Electronics, the industry leader in cellular signal booster technology, today announced the launch of the weBoost Home Studio, a sleek, compact and consumer-friendly indoor cell signal booster designed to provide solid cellular connectivity in one room or a studio condo or apartment. Compatible with all mobile devices and wireless carriers in North America, the booster allows users to enjoy optimal call quality, fewer dead zones, uninterrupted texts and faster data streaming.

The Home Studio fits effortlessly into any modern home’s decor. Thanks to its sleek, two-component design, the Home Studio is the most compact booster in weBoost’s residential product lineup. Its minimalistic footprint is perfect for anyone looking to make the most of a smaller space or simply reduce clutter while still receiving best-in-class cellular signal amplification.

With a max gain of 60 dB and a powerful outside directional antenna, the Home Studio can reach far away cell towers with ease. Whether the user is living in a studio condo or is only looking to boost signal in a home office or living room, weBoost’s new residential booster is a simple and cost-effective way to improve cellular connectivity in smaller spaces. The weBoost Home Studio is also optimized for the continued rollout of 5G and prepared to boost cell signal for all major carriers for the next decade and beyond.

“As the pandemic continues, we’re spending more time inside our homes, which makes staying connected more important than ever before,” said Wilson Electronics’ CEO Bruce Lancaster. “Whether working and learning remotely or virtually connecting with friends and family, the Home Studio is the perfect solution to ensure strong cell signal at home no matter what cellular-connected device you’re using.”

Out of the box, the Home Studio features everything needed for easy, do-it-yourself installation, including:

  • Cell signal booster and attached inside antenna
  • Outside directional antenna
  • Outside antenna mounting hardware
  • Power supply and cables

How it works: The powerful exterior antenna reaches out to cell phone towers to receive a signal. The Home Studio booster receives this outside signal and amplifies it using a series of sophisticated low noise amplifiers and filters. This amplified signal is broadcast through the inside antenna and back to the tower, providing stronger, more reliable calls, texting and data in the living space.

Certified by the FCC and Industry Canada and pre-approved by all carriers, the weBoost Home Studio is now available for purchase online at weBoost.com, weBoost.ca, or through authorized resellers for $349.99 USD or $499.99 CAD. The only cellular booster company that designs, assembles and tests its products solely in the U.S., all weBoost cellular signal boosters feature a two-year manufacturer’s warranty and a 30-day money-back guarantee.

For more information, please visit www.weboost.com or follow weBoost using @weBoost on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About weBoost and Wilson Electronics, LLC

Wilson Electronics, LLC, home of WilsonPro and weBoost, is a market leader in cellular signal booster technology, dedicated to delivering wireless network coverage to everyone, everywhere. Each booster is FCC approved to amplify signal from all major carriers for all cellular devices, significantly improving cellular coverage in homes, vehicles and commercial buildings. The company has developed and manufactured cell phone signal boosters, antennas and related components for more than 20 years—establishing an extensive portfolio of intellectual property surrounding mobile phone repeater and booster architectures along the way. All Wilson Electronics products are designed, assembled, and tested in the USA. For more information, visit www.weboost.com.

 

Contacts
CommStrat
Alina Tichacek, CommStrat for Wilson Electronics
T. 415.625.3451
wilsonelectronics@commstrat.com

Wilson Electronics
Brooke Musat, Director of Partner Marketing
T. 435.673.5021
bmusat@wilsonelectronics.com

 

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AirMapper™ Ecosystem Phase 2

NetAlly Announces Major Software Enhancements to AirMapper Ecosystem for More Efficient Workflows in Wi-Fi Deployment and Validation.

NetAlly is pleased to announce the upcoming release of software updates across the  AirMapper Ecosystem line of products:

EtherScope® nXG (and LinkRunner® 10G) software v1.4
AirCheck™ G2 software v5.1
AirMagnet® Survey PRO software v10.2
Link-Live v5.9

The major new feature is the ability to manage floor plans in Link-Live (upload/create, calibrate) and automatically publish (send) those floor plans out to one or more EtherScope nXG and/or AirCheck G2 units in their organization. This feature is NOT gated by AllyCare; all owners can utilize this new function. This capability significantly enhances our message and customer value around COLLABORATION, and SIMPLIFYING (and speeding) our customers’ workflows.

The second important enhancement is the ability to conduct ACTIVE surveys with both EtherScope nXG and AirCheck G2. This provides evidence of how a typical client device would perform, giving our customers enhanced VISIBILITY into their WLANs.

“This is an expansive update with multiple enhancements across the AirMapper Ecosystem, including simultaneous active and passive site surveys, and simplified project management in the Link-Live cloud service, saving our customers time and enabling improved collaboration.”

 Dan Klimke, Director of Product Marketing, NetAlly




NetAlly Announces Major Enhancements to AirMapper Ecosystem for More Efficient Workflows in Wi-Fi Deployment and Validation

Multiple enhancements include simultaneous active and passive site surveys, simplified project management in Link-Live cloud service, saving time and enabling collaboration.

Colorado Springs, Colorado. USA – January 19, 2021 – NetAlly announced additional enhancements to its AirMapper™ Wi-Fi site survey ecosystem of products, promising enhancements in customer workflows by simplifying the process of managing survey projects via their complimentary Link-Live™ cloud service.

Just last summer, NetAlly announced the AirMapper Ecosystem, comprised of AirMapper Site Survey on the AirCheck® G2 and EtherScope® nXG instruments, with site heatmapping in the Link-Live cloud service, or AirMagnet® Survey PRO software. The handheld instruments allow Wi-Fi network professionals (and even non-experts) to perform a site survey without the need to carry around a laptop, use dongles, or tethered devices, while the cloud service provides a central repository and processing for creating, analyzing, and communicating survey data.

The addition of survey project management capabilities via Link-Live provides a major boost in productivity and collaboration for distributed teams conducting surveys at remote sites. A team lead can now create a project in Link-Live, upload and calibrate the floor plan, then automatically push the configured project out to the desired handheld instruments.

Rowell Dionicio, Wi-Fi consultant and co-host of the Clear-to-Send podcast says of the release, “NetAlly removes the frustration with licensing and enables teams to work efficiently on validation surveys. Team members can be miles apart and still work simultaneously on a single project, eliminating delays and unnecessary trips. Link-Live is the tool IT professionals have needed for a long time to help bring value to the business and their clients.”

In addition to further enabling collaboration, NetAlly has added the ability to execute active site surveys with the handheld tools, and the combination of simultaneous active and passive surveys using the EtherScope nXG Portable Network Expert.

“With EtherScope nXG’s dual radios, the surveyor can now – with a single walk – passively collect essential survey data, but also actively connect to the Wi-Fi network as a client, providing valuable information about real connection rates and roaming behavior,” says James Kahkoska, NetAlly CTO. “With the network topology discovery and mapping capability we launched in November, that single walk can now collect not only the passive and active Wi-Fi network metrics, but also map the Wi-Fi network and underlying wired infrastructure.”

“This is about much more than additional site survey data – this is about business agility, enabling more people to do more, faster,” says Dan Klimke, NetAlly’s Director of Product Marketing. “Deploying tools that simplify the collection of network metrics, provide visualization of that data, and enable seamless collaboration means more efficient use of your staff resources, and reduces or eliminates the use of expensive external contractors. Providing tools like these to network operations or installation teams increases the number of people who can execute the task, rather than relying on sole experts, and enables standardization on the use of site surveys for network management and troubleshooting.”

Other enhancements include: adding of comments/notes to the survey, selective data point deletion, autoscaling of various heatmap metrics (better visualizations), optical power meter function (in EtherScope nXG), enhanced Air Quality metrics including Adjacent Channel Interference detection in the 5GHz band (to detect 40 and 80 MHz-wide overlapping BSSIDs), with Air Quality results now being pushed to Link-Live for analysis and documentation.

For more information about NetAlly’s AirMagnet product line, please see https://www.netally.com/products/.

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 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://netally.com.