Wireless refers to the way your computers connect to the network, and it can provide flexibility within your workplace, allowing laptops users to work anywhere there is desk space – even outdoors. Wireless capabilities can be added to any computer system, however wireless laptops are generally more popular as users can work remotely from any wireless internet connection.
POE (Power Over Ethernet)
POE is a system that allows devices (Such as IP Surveillance Camera’s) to be powered with just a network cable. You need a special (not expensive) network switch, and a POE enabled device and where traditionally you would need a network cable and a power socket, you can just have a network cable – and that’s it, simple!
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
VPN’s allow users to work from a remote location such as home and access your office computer systems as though they were in the office. A VPN can give a user access to printers, Documents and programs on your internal business network and is becoming increasingly popular. Microsoft Small Business Server includes VPN software.
Microwave Networks are high powered wireless networks that can cast your network’s data across long distances where a standard network could not reach without repeaters. While you could run a fibre optic cable across these lengths this becomes expensive and has more points of failure compared to the Microwave Network. This works by having an antenna that would broadcast the wireless signal and then other antennas connect to that wireless signal to establish the long-distance link.