August 13, 2014 — Expressing confidence in the future of unlicensed wireless, H&M NetWorks has invested in a new, fully operational high-density (HD) Wi-Fi/Wi-Fi lab for 802.11 Cisco product solutions, which is focused on large enterprise wireless engagements and stadium opportunities, according to Ryan McGee, technical services supervisor for professional services, H&M NetWorks.
“The lab serves as a stepping stone to help further develop our specialization and partnership status with Cisco,” McGee said. “While it is focused on Cisco today, it is our expectation to easily expand the Wi-Fi lab to include other Wi-Fi vendors such as Aruba, Meru and others, as client needs arise.”
The HD Wi-Fi/ Wi-Fi lab allows H&M NetWorks to develop best practice configurations for different types of customer deployments and provides its customers with the most accurate estimates for implementation.
“The lab will also be used as a classroom in order to expand H&M NetWorks expertise into emerging wireless technologies; wireless technology is dependent on other areas of specialization, particularly, routing and switching, security and in some cases data center technologies,” McGee said.
As H&M NetWorks grows in the wireless space, it can use the lab to expand its technological insights and expertise into other areas of specialization and become familiar with new technology and solutions.
“We now have an expanded portfolio of hardware to specifically help our growth in the wireless market, including new equipment, access points and antennas to support surveys, troubleshooting and design,” McGee said.