Is CAT 3 Wi-Fi Possible?

Posted by Liz Sujka on 8/2/17 2:29 PM

CAT 3 phone cabling can be an excellent way to provide your existing facility with Wi-Fi without breaking the bank.  CAT 3 cabling also referred to as station wire or is an unshielded twisted pair (UTP) that had been used in telephone wiring and networks predominately in the 90's.  It still exists in several lines of industry today and now it can be leveraged to provide 5GHz Wi-Fi from a standard 802.11ac network.  Allowing you to provide quality network access to anywhere there is an RJ11 connection. 

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Topics: Wi-Fi, Networking Solutions

Captive Portals: Why They Are Important for Guest Wi-Fi

Posted by Emmi Sauls on 7/13/17 2:05 PM

Remember the last time you logged onto the guest WiFi at your favorite coffee shop?  Or perhaps in the waiting room at your doctor office?  If it was setup correctly, you were most likely directed to a login page - or what in the industry is better known as a "captive portal" page. For the end user, this page looks like any other webpage, but if you are the provider of this public network, it is actually an integral part of your overall business strategy.

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Topics: Wi-Fi, Networking Solutions, WiFi Speed

5 Tips to Improve VoIP Call Quality Issues

Posted by Courtney Black on 7/3/17 10:34 AM

Sick of sounding like Adele? "Hello... Can you hear me?" If the first 20 seconds of a service call spotty connection both parties end up frustrated and start the call off on a bad note... don't want that! Here are 5 Tips to keep your calls in tip top shape! (aka how to improve VoIP call quality issues)

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Topics: Telephony, Networking Solutions, Communications

How Tech Improves the Business World

Posted by Morgan Hurley on 6/16/17 12:13 PM


Technology is the basis of our business world. As it advances, so does the way we live our everyday lives. Before all of these technological advances, the way we did business was not only significantly slower, but less productive and efficient. Information is now instantaneous and at the palm of our hands at every minute. With all of these advancements, it is easier to communicate, get our name, brand and message out to the public and satisfy the needs of customers all while figuring out what areas our businesses needs to improve in.

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Topics: Customer Service, Networking Solutions, Technology, Communications

When to Choose VoIP vs. UC

Posted by Morgan Hurley on 5/30/17 1:50 PM


Legacy telephony has long been the root of our communications system for generations. Needless to say, there is always room for improvement and for change. As time has gone on and as technology has proven to be a significant influence over our lives, there has been many changes in how our communications are delivered and how they serve us. VoIP (Voice over Internet Provider) and Unified Communication (UC) represent two of these changes that have had impacted our daily communications with one another. Since business has moved past legacy telephony, it will be necessary to consider these solutions. So how are you supposed to know which way to go? It is important to get outside of your office and consider not only the needs of the business needs, but also the culture that supports it. 

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Topics: VoIP, Unified Communications, Networking Solutions

5 Steps to Deployment Success of A Communications System

Posted by Morgan Hurley on 4/28/17 12:32 PM

A commonly overlooked factor for achieving the greatest ROI on any business communications solution is found within system implementation. It is critical that the system functions correctly from the start and that adoption is obtained by all users. To make this possible here is The 5 MOST Important Steps for Deployment Success. Begin these steps through a deep and critical business analysis, paying close attention to external perspectives from the view of the customer and the competition. And they go for all deployment options: Premise, Host, and Hybrid!

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Topics: Telephony, Unified Communications, Networking Solutions