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Siemon Announces Appointment of New President & CEO

January 4, 2021. Watertown, CT, USA – The Siemon Company, a leading global network infrastructure specialist, is pleased to announce Henry Siemon as the company’s new President and CEO, effective January 1, 2021. Carl Siemon, who has served as President and CEO since 1982, will continue to serve on the Board of Directors and will work with Henry and the leadership team as a strategic advisor. Henry becomes the 5th CEO in Siemon’s 118-year history and establishes a 5th generation of stable family leadership.

Since joining Siemon in 2017, Henry has served as Global Director of Supply Chain focused on initiatives to improve the company’s operational capabilities across the 150 countries Siemon serves today. Henry earned his Bachelor’s degree with a focus on Economics from the University of Richmond and later earned his MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management. Prior to joining Siemon, Henry worked for Apple Inc. where he joined the Global Supply Chain Strategy team before leading Reseller Operations teams for various products. Before Apple, Henry worked for Deloitte Consulting, advising clients on organizational and operations strategy.

Carl Siemon expressed high praise for the values, talent, business sense and drive Henry brings to the CEO position. “I am pleased and proud to welcome Henry as Siemon’s next President. We are fortunate to have a fifth generation Siemon family member willing and able to chart a clear course and steer the company into the future. I know that the commitment to Quality and Innovation which has come to represent the Siemon brand will be embraced and advanced by Henry. Having seen Henry in action under fire this year creatively solving problems caused by the global pandemic has validated the soundness of the succession planning decision our Board made two years ago”, he explained. “The company will be in good hands, and I look forward to going where Henry leads us.”

Henry also acknowledged the importance of Carl Siemon’s contributions guiding the company’s development and growth over nearly 4 decades. “Carl and I often talk about stewardship, and how important it is in a family business for the chief executive to also be chief caretaker and to always be mindful of our responsibility to continuously improve and to have fun along the way. Each of my predecessors has left their own lasting mark on Siemon’s success, but perhaps none so much as Carl. During his time as CEO, Siemon has evolved from a US manufacturer into a leading global solution provider that is well-positioned for continued growth and innovation. I am fortunate to take the reins of such a healthy organization and look forward to serving our company, customers, and partners in the years ahead.”

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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
(860) 945-4325

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Wilson Electronics Acquires Cell Signal Meter Leader SignalTeQ

SALT LAKE CITY – December 9, 2020 — Wilson Electronics, the industry leader in cellular signal amplifier technology, today announced the successful acquisition of SignalTeQ, creator of the CellLinQ Meter + App. The CellLinQ Meter + App helps professional installers save time and money when conducting cellular site surveys for commercial installations. This acquisition is a result of rapidly increasing demand for Wilson Electronics’ professionally installed products.

“Rapid, comprehensive and correct installations are crucial in guaranteeing our cellular signal amplifiers function properly and provide the full range of user benefits,” said Wilson Electronics’ CEO Bruce Lancaster. “We are confident that the addition of SignalTeQ’s CellLinQ Meter + App into the installation process will provide a more nuanced way for integrators to fine-tune their installations for rapid, dependable commercial installs and increased customer satisfaction.”

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Headquartered in Salt Lake City, SignalTeQ provides the most advanced commercial cellular site surveying tools on the market to aid integrators in the site walk and design of complex enterprise commercial solutions. SignalTeQ’s CellLinQ Meter + App is a comprehensive two-part system that communicates via a Bluetooth connection.

When the scan button is pressed, the meter lists all available cellular tower information within range of its antenna. Towers are located, geo-mapped and pinned based on carrier ID and location. In addition, the CellLinQ Meter + App provides an individual tower or list view of results and data logging of scans.

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The implementation of the CellLinQ Meter + App will reduce the complexity of commercial installs, saving time and money for professional integrators and improving quality for enterprise customers of all types including healthcare facilities, commercial real estate properties, manufacturing buildings and educational institutions, among others.

The system will also be used by OnTech by DISH, Wilson’s partner for installation of its residential weBoost Installed Home Complete cellular signal booster, and the Custom Electronics Design and Installation Association (CEDIA).

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NetAlly Announces Simplified Wi-Fi Multi-Floor Planning and other Improvements in AirMagnet® Survey PRO

Wireless network professionals will now be able to design Wi-Fi 6 networks for multi-floor environments quickly and easily.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Dec. 01, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – NetAlly continues to prove their commitment to support AirMagnet customers by releasing version 10.1 of their Survey PRO software. This new release introduces multiple installation workflow improvements and enhanced support for active surveys while using an Intel Wi-Fi 6 radio, but most importantly it also makes it easier to design Wi-Fi 6 networks in a multi-floor environment by adding the “Advisor Tool” to the AirMagnet Multi-Floor Planner.

“This provides Wi-Fi network professionals using AirMagnet Survey PRO a fast, efficient way to design for multi-floor installations,” says Julio Petrovitch, NetAlly Product Manager. “The Advisor Tool allows you to specify multiple Wi-Fi 6 network requirements, and then automatically calculates the optimal placement of access points throughout an entire multi-floor building in a single step.”

Earlier this year, NetAlly announced AirMapper Site Survey on the AirCheck G2 and EtherScope nXG as the preferred data collection option for AirMagnet Survey PRO. These handheld instruments allow Wi-Fi network professionals to perform a site survey without the need to carry around a laptop, use dongles, or tethered devices.

“The first few AirMagnet Survey PRO releases from NetAlly focused on adding support for newer technologies like Wi-Fi 6, and improving the way site surveys are done by providing unmatched flexibility for data collection and analysis through the interoperability of AirMagnet Survey PRO, AirMapper, and Link-Live,” Petrovitch says. “For this release we focused on adding new functionality to our multi-floor Planner and improving user workflows – from making it easier to perform an active site survey with an Intel Wi-Fi 6 adapter, to making it faster to install and register the software.”

Rick Murphy, CWNE #10 and Curriculum Director for WiTS Wireless Training & Solutions agrees, “While version 10.0 was a major upgrade to AirMagnet Survey Pro, the upcoming v10.1 provides incremental improvements, including new adapters, new antenna patterns and smarter Advisor for Multi Floor Planner. In my tests, the Advisor Tool consistently provided good channel separation even under challenging requirements. It is great to see this continuing commitment for improving Survey Pro by the folks at NetAlly. Much appreciated!”

The new enhancements are also available on other AirMagnet products like Survey Express, Survey on Demand, and Planner. Coverage with NetAlly’s AllyCare™ comprehensive support program provides access to this latest version of the AirMagnet software.

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™ 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://netally.com.

Contact: Dan Klimke, NetAlly
Email: marketing@netally.com

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NetAlly Case Study: COVID Impacts Require Accurate Network Testing

PROBLEM:
With the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare systems around the world needed to rapidly expand capacity to effectively treat a large number of critical care patients. With this possible exponential growth in the numbers of patients needing treatment, this healthcare provider embarked on a plan to convert standard patient wards in their hospitals to ICU-level (intensive care unit) emergency overflow wards, which required reassigning data jacks to the critical care patient VLAN.

The problem was that they had no quick and accurate way to identify the port assignments. Manual methods, such as utilizing a cumbersome laptop, hand-writing the information (including the room, wall-plate, and jack numbers), and collating that data for the report to the network team was time-consuming and open to error. In the delivery of patient care, errors are simply unacceptable, and time of the essence.

SOLUTION:
Their biomed technician team turned to the NetAlly LinkSprinter® Pocket Network Tester and the secure Link-Live cloud service. Find out how this solution saved hours of time and ensured error-free changes.

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NetAlly® EtherScope® nXG Awarded Testing/Monitoring Product of the Year!

Network Computing 2020 reviews are out and they have voted NetAlly’s EtherScope nXG the Testing/Monitoring Product of the Year!

“NetAlly’s EtherScope nXG sets new standards for network analysis as it delivers a remarkably powerful set of diagnostics and troubleshooting features in a ruggedised handheld device. Ease of use is another key feature as it runs an Android based OS, so if you can use a smartphone
you’ll have no problems with the EtherScope nXG, making it ideal for network technicians and engineers alike.”

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NetAlly Announces New LinkRunner® Instrument for Cost-Effective Testing of Multi-Gig and 10Gig Ethernet

LinkRunner® 10G Advanced Ethernet Tester provides line-rate testing on copper and fiber networks to assure network managers and installers of infrastructure quality and capacity

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Sept. 01, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The fast pace of product development at NetAlly continues with today’s announcement of two new network testing hardware platforms, the LinkRunner® 10G and EtherScope™ nXG CE (Controlled Edition). “This pace of innovative releases underscores our ability to focus on our core customers and quickly develop products that provide the visibility network professionals require,” said Mike Parrottino, NetAlly CEO.

The LinkRunner 10G is an advanced Ethernet tester, with complete diagnostics for both copper and fiber network links. A pre-programed AutoTest covers OSI layers 1-7 and enables any technician to more easily find problems on high-speed networks. Customers with AllyCare (NetAlly’s premium customer support service) also get access to LinkRunner 10G’s network discovery features, with the ability to discover what devices are on the network, where they are connected, and their connection path.

“With the growth of edge computing and Wi-Fi 6, bandwidth demands in the access layer continue to increase. This is driving significant growth in multi-gig (1, 2.5, 5 gigabit) and 10Gig switching,” Says company CTO, James Kahkoska. “Also, the growth of devices utilizing high-power PoE up to 90 watts is driving the need for tools that can prove the ability of the infrastructure to deliver the required power.”

As a complement to the company’s flagship network analyzer, the EtherScope™ nXG, LinkRunner 10G acts as a test peer for 10G performance testing. “As a kit, these two products provide the most cost-effective combination of wired and Wi-Fi testing on the market today, to validate overall network infrastructure capacity, service provider SLAs, and ensure QoS from end-to-end,” claims Dan Klimke, Director of Product Marketing.

The other platform launched today is a ‘controlled version’ of the EtherScope nXG. The EtherScope nXG CE has been designed for use in facilities where heightened security postures restrict the use of certain features, such as Wi-Fi and packet capture. The CE version gives administrators the ability to temporarily or permanently disable select features. The Controlled Edition is ideal for military and agency use, as well as for highly secure enterprises.

About NetAlly
The NetAlly® family of network test and analysis solutions have 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.

Contact: Dan Klimke, NetAlly
Email: marketing@netally.com

The Most Cost-Effective Wi-Fi Site Survey Solution


NetAlly Announcing AirMapper™ Site Survey for AirCheck™ G2 Wi-Fi Tester

Introducing the AirMapper Site Survey for AirCheck G2

Users of the AirCheck G2 can now quickly and easily gather location-based Wi-Fi measurements and create visual heat maps of key performance metrics in the Link-Live Cloud Service or AirMagnet Survey PRO. Simple to use, the AirMapper app is ideal for quick site surveys of new deployments, change validation, and troubleshooting.

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AirMapper Site Survey “Ecosystem” Launch

AirCheck G2 (version 5) is part of an announcement that also encompasses new software releases for EtherScope™ nXG (version 1.3), AirMagnet® Survey PRO (version 10), and the Link-Live Cloud Service. This interoperable ecosystem allows you to prescribe the best solution for your customers’ needs, from the now MOST cost-effective survey solution in the market, to a fully enabled collaboration platform for overall Wi-Fi network maintenance. Note: Current owners with AllyCare (formerly GoldSupport) will be able to upgrade to these latest product upgrades free of charge.

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weBoost’s New Commercial Fleet Connectivity Solutions are Now Here

With the Drive Reach OTR Fleet and Drive X OTR Fleet,* drivers enjoy the use of enhanced cell signal coverage throughout their vehicles; while fleet managers and dispatchers stay informed about the location of every van or truck throughout their organization in real time. With the versatile, modular design of their OTR Truck Edition antennas, the OTR versions of our popular Drive Reach Fleet and Drive X Fleet boosters configure to the mounting needs of almost any fleet vehicle; elevating up to 45” above any rooftop obstruction. If the nonstop operation of cell-based telematics tracking systems and staying in constant contact with drivers in remote rural locales and densely populated urban centers alike matter, contact your authorized weBoost sales rep today.
*Drive Reach OTR Fleet and Drive X OTR Fleet adhere to our new MAP policy for commercial fleet products.

Siemon


Siemon Announces Strategic Sales and Marketing Partnership with Keating Technologies

Watertown, CT – May 11th , 2020 – The Siemon Company , a global provider of innovative network cabling solutions, today announced a new sales partnership with Keating Technologies to drive the continued growth of Siemon’s business in Canada.

Founded in 1903, Connecticut, USA-based Siemon offers a comprehensive suite of high-performance copper and optical fiber cabling systems, cabinets, racks, cable management, and data center power systems. With global sales, technical, and logistics resources spanning 100 countries, the company not only delivers best-in-class solutions and services for mission-critical Data Centers, LANs and Intelligent Buildings, they back it with over a century of physical network infrastructure experience. Siemon is proud to combine their longstanding expertise with Keating’s strong, supportive presence in the Canadian market.

“With Keating’s more than 25 years of channel expertise and national presence, we are excited to work with them to expand the sales and reach of Siemon’s suite of products through their distributor, reseller, and end user partners,” explained John Newsted, Sales Manager for Siemon in Canada “This national agreement with Keating will allow us to integrate their channel expertise with our own sales resources to drive additional growth and better serve our Canadian customers.”

The core customer segments for Siemon include Enterprise LAN’s and Data Centers, DataComm Installers, IT Distributors, and Communication Service Providers. Siemon provides network infrastructure for both wired and wireless networks to support business-critical applications, which aligns very well with Keating’s expertise.

“Siemon’s industry-leading network cabling and infrastructure solutions are without question best in class. We see these as invaluable products for organizations to ensure secure and reliable network performance,” said Alex Nobile, Vice President, Sales and General Manager of Keating Technologies. “Our advanced IT solution providers will enhance their network performance and reliability with Siemon’s extensive product offering. We are very proud and excited to bring these solutions to our long-standing IT relationships.”

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 100 countries, Siemon offers the most comprehensive suites of copper and optical fiber cabling systems, cabinets, racks, cable management, data center power and cooling systems 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: OEM’s, Leading Manufacturers, Value-Added Resellers and System Integrators.

About Keating Technologies
Keating Technologies, headquartered in Markham, Ontario is a three-time winner of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies Program. As Canada’s leading branch outsourcing service to the high technology industry, the company has been responsible for bringing more than $1 billion in technology products and services to Canadian businesses and consumers. Keating provides Total Market Management services, including sales, marketing, and customer support through its offices in Markham, Vancouver and Montreal. For more information, visit Keating’s web site at www.keating.com.

For additional information please contact: John Newsted, The Siemon Company
john_newsted@siemon.com 403 860 7765

 

Wilson Electronics, weBoost


Why your bad cell signal isn’t necessarily the carrier’s fault – Troy Media

By Jeff Gudewicz on April 24, 2020

“If you find yourself cursing your cellular provider for the lack of cell signal, remember that it just might be the fault of your car or building’s construction materials or even that leafy tree to your right.

However, there is something the average consumer can do to reduce both 4G and 5G dead zones: install cellular signal boosters in their homes and vehicles. Cellular signal boosters from providers like Wilson Electronics and their consumer line, weBoost, capture existing outdoor signal, transmit it to the booster, and then amplify the cellular signal throughout indoor spaces so that dead zones are a thing of the past. For commercial businesses and buildings, there are cell signal amplifier solutions from Wilson Electronics’ commercial-grade brand, WilsonPro, that can improve cellular signal for entire office buildings, apartment buildings and other large spaces.”

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