5G is good, but in practice, speeding up will provide Wi-Fi 6

5G cellular networks are being deployed in the world today, but experts say that it will not bring a noticeable increase in data transfer speed in everyday life. In their opinion, it will be Wi-Fi 6, which was previously called Wi-Fi ax. Most users will be obliged to him for a high transmission speed at home, at work and in other places. Wi-fi-6-logo-dawn

“Although 5G is now in the limelight, Wi-Fi will have a greater impact on our connected lives, and it will happen faster,” says FeibusTech analyst Mike Feibus.

Wi-Fi 6 will traditionally increase the data transfer rate – almost three times. However, it will also receive a large coverage area, it will work better when users congregate in public places and apartment buildings where the radio frequency range is clogged. Additionally, it will consume less power, which is important for smartphones and laptops.

Qualcomm, the largest manufacturer of mobile chips, makes a big bet on Wi-Fi 6. Recently, the company showed a number of processors that will allow you to create network equipment with this wireless protocol.

“What used to be a single TV in the house today represents 5-6 different screens,” said Rahul Patel, head of Qualcomm Wi-Fi. – Gigantic amounts of content pass through the premises today. This is a clogging problem. ”

One of the biggest advantages of Wi-Fi 6 is the use of orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDMA). This is an effective method borrowed from mobile networks. MU MIMO technology is also used, which contributes to the best Wi-Fi performance with a large number of users. Finally, 1024 QAM modulation is used, with which the transmission rate is increased to 30%.

However, to take advantage of Wi-Fi 6 will be possible only on the most modern equipment. This protocol should be supported by both network routers and end devices. Among smartphones, some flagships support it, for example, Samsung Galaxy S10.

RCI Consulting has received the Milestone Gold Reseller status

RCI Consulting has received the status of Milestone Gold Reseller, reaffirming its qualifications as a Certified Partner in the design, installation and configuration of Milestone products.

This opens up even more opportunities for us and our clients to implement projects using the Milestone software.

Milestone is a leading provider of IP video management solutions for organizations of all shapes and sizes.

Cisco introduces equipment for the new generation of Wi-Fi 6

Cisco releases hardware much earlier than most phones and laptops that have a chip that will take advantage of Wi-Fi 6

The technology firm Cisco has announced its new equipment for the next generation of Wi-Fi standards, allocating for this the bulk of its infrastructure business worth $ 28.2 billion, as well as a process aimed at attracting additional software revenue.

Cisco Announces New Access Points and Switches for Business on Wi-Fi 6 – A New Standard Expected By 2022. Wi-Fi 6 will provide modest speed boost, but will solve some of the biggest problems that current Wi-Fi networks face. The new standard is designed to avoid the loss of connection time, which is now the case with televisions, security cameras, smart speakers, sensors and other devices.

One of the new aspects of the networks consumers will notice is deeper connections with 5G networks that will appear at about the same time. When both networks are installed, for example, the guest’s hotel phone can go from 5G to the Wi-Fi network of the hotel after registration without the need to enter a name or password.

Brand salon-shop of the company “MIELE”, Kyiv

The project of the delivery and installation of the multimedia system for the salon-shop of large home appliances of the company “MIELE”, Kyiv. MIELE Company expands the network of stores in Ukraine and simultaneously improves their quality and functionality. So, the new store has an active kitchen area, where visitors can take part in the presentation of new technology on the big screen, and watch the processes in real time and listen to the comments of the lead active kitchen.

Multimedia systems are installed in the salon shop and have main subsystems:

  • Video projection system of the active kitchen area;
  • Sound amplification zone of the active kitchen;
  • Sound amplification system for the background sound of the salon shop’s sales hall.

The video projection system and sound reinforcement of the active kitchen area are intended for presentations and have the following main components:

  • Multimedia projector on the ceiling bracket;
  • Projection screen;
  • System for transmitting signals from basic audio and video signals (HDMI, SVGA, audio) from various types of information sources located on the reception desk to the projector under the ceiling;
  • Speaker system with wall speaker systems and a wall amplifier with a remote control and a built-in mp3 player with a USB interface and an SD card slot, as well as the ability to connect the audio source via Bluetooth;
  • Mixer and radio microphone system with headphone microphone and wired transmitter for guiding of presentation.

The system of background sounding of the trading hall is based on the broadcast type and has in its composition:

  • Network audio player;
  • Power-mixing amplifier with multiple inputs, built-in FM tuner and MP3 player with USB interface and SD card slot, as well as the ability to connect Bluetooth audio source;
  • Cordless wall speaker systems on rotary brackets.

For the construction of multimedia systems, we used equipment of famous brands: OPTOMA, EliteScreen, ATLONA, AKG, KRAMER, ECLER, BERG, BOSCH, ProCab.

“COFCO International” Company Office, Kyiv

The project on the delivery and installation of multimedia systems for negotiations rooms of the reconstructed office of the well-known international company COFCO International in Kyiv is completed. The company has an extensive network of companies in the world and in Ukraine and works in the agro-industrial complex.

The multimedia systems are installed in four negotiation rooms and have these main components:

• Multimedia projector on the ceiling bracket;

• Projection screen;

• Videoconferencing system;

• Switching hatches (floor and table mortise) with a set of basic interfaces (HDMI, DisplayPort, SVGA, Audi);

• Speaker system with wall speaker systems and wall amplifier with remote control and built-in MP3 player with USB interface and slot for SD card, as well as the ability to connect a Bluetooth audio source.

• For the construction of multimedia systems in negotiation rooms, the equipment of famous brands, namely OPTOMA, EPSON, CASIO, EliteScreen, Polycom, KRAMER, ECLER, BOSCH, BERG, ProCab, and others were used.

In addition, since these four negotiation rooms are located in different locations of the two-storey office, a CRESTRON (USA) time reservation system has been installed to improve the efficiency of their use, minimize the loss of working time and avoid any crashes and misunderstandings in the work of the company’s large office. Similar products are used by companies that pay attention to the organization of the work process and want to avoid misunderstandings during meetings and inefficient use of premises and equipment. Information about the use of each negotiation room is displayed outside the room on the touch screen with an additional light indicator located on the wall next to the door of the negotiation room.

The reservation system of negotiating rooms has the main components:

– Touch screen with a diagonal of 7 inches;

– Light bar for screen backlight (status indicator light);

– Power injectors; – Software on the server.

Official partner of Edge-Core

We are pleased to inform you that, thanks to the joint and diligent work of our team, RCI-Consulting has increased its status to Golden Partner in Ukraine.

Edge-Core is a professional provider of network solutions, such as switches, offering a full range of equipment for the corporate sector, telecommunication providers, subscriber access to partners around the world. From SOHO, SMB and to the market of data centers, service providers, medium and large enterprises, Edge-Core has scalable, converged network solutions that best fit the needs of customers.

Introduction of IP-telephony in EKSIMBANK branch, Zhytomyr

A telephone network was built for UKREXIMBANK.

Task: Implementing IP telephony to communicate with the main bank and other branches, integrating existing Ukrtelecom city numbers into IP PBXs.

At the entrance: 4 city telephone network numbers assigned to different departments of the branch.

Solution:

– implementation of a new internal numbering plan;

– distribution of urban incoming calls by department;

– connection with the head office’s PBX via a VoIP gateway;

– configured to route outgoing calls to branches in other cities and the head bank;

– the ability to use IVR, waiting queues;

– monitoring the quality of customer service over the phone;

– analysis of the phone call log.

Implementing IP telephony for Sobi Club

A telephone network was built for Sobi Club .

Task: Optimize phone lines and handle incoming phone calls.

At the entrance: 6 numbers of mobile operators and 1 IP-telephony number are distributed to different services of the customer.

Solution:

For access of regular customers to the old pool of numbers, a GSM gateway was used with subsequent processing on an IP PBX.

Additionally, 2 multi-channel numbers were commissioned.

As a result of the upgrade, the customer received a local telephone network with the following characteristics:

– Serves up to 5 simultaneous incoming calls from customers;

– Waiting queue for incoming calls;

– IVR with the possibility of redirection to the necessary service;

– Ability to control the quality of customer service by phone;

– Using DECT phones and the existing WiFi network to increase coverage within the telephone complex;

– Ability to use mobile IP telephony applications for incoming and outgoing calls;

– Integration into the telephone network of Internet services Viber, WhatsApp.

Cisco has introduced updated wireless solutions for small businesses

Today, Cisco has seriously upgraded its portfolio of wireless solutions, and introduced a new line of wireless access points for external and internal installations that are specially designed for small businesses of all configurations and scales. In addition, the company upgraded the management software, adding a number of new features of the corporate class, while the price remained in the category of small business.
According to industry experts, by 2020, the world will have 26.3 billion network devices, the average connection speed of which will be 24 Mbps. This will increase not only the number of devices, but also the share of mobile applications in the workplace, which will generate more traffic. The task of small and medium business is to use this avalanche of data to increase productivity, search for new forms of interaction with customers and increase operational efficiency.
cisco-mobility-express

New wireless access points

The access points of the Cisco Aironet 1815 Access Point series are a corporate-class wireless solution at an attractive price. The Cisco Aironet 1815, designed with a view to future traffic increases, supports the 802.11ac Wave 2 standard and the corporate-class Cisco functional.
The model line includes four models:

  • The 1815i model is the ideal universal solution for any small and medium business.
  • Model 1815t is intended for installation in microfilaments and remote work in any industry;
  • Model 1815w is designed for hotels, dormitories, multi-apartment buildings, etc.
  • The 1815m is equipped with a high power transmitter, it is suitable for enterprises that need a coverage extension when they have a limited budget.

All of these access points have one undeniable advantage: they are ideally suited for organizations that need to take into account growth prospects under budgetary constraints. Thanks to the Cisco Mobility Express solution, installing and managing a wireless network will not be difficult, even in the absence of its own IT staff. The availability of the Cisco corporate class functionality and support for the latest 802.11ac Wave 2 standard makes the 1815 series access points indispensable in an inevitable increase in traffic.

Outdoors

The quarterly growth of the wireless access market is 15-20%, and it clearly indicates that users need the same quality of communication outside the premises they are accustomed to in buildings. Gain from the deployment of an external wireless network will be practically any company in any industry, be it retail, education, manufacturing, hotel business or health care.
The Cisco Aironet 1540 Access Point is an ideal choice for deploying an external network. Elegant design and small dimensions (this is one of the most compact access points) does not prevent the Cisco Aironet 1540 from supporting the corporate-class Cisco functional and the latest 802.11ac Wave 2. The small size should not be misleading – the Cisco Aironet 1540 is quite reliable and resistant to external influences. , to withstand all variability of the environment.
It is also necessary to note the differences of the new external access point from models of the previous generation. Firstly, the data rate has doubled, and secondly, 1540 can act as a virtual WLAN controller. Thus, customers do not need to buy a separate controller for their wireless network.

New WLAN Controller

When a small or medium-sized enterprise grows, its network must grow. As the state grows and the emergence of new customers, additional access points are needed to handle the increased bandwidth load.
Wireless Controller Cisco 3504 Wireless LAN Controller is the perfect device to help these organizations upgrade their growth-enhanced network. Cisco 3504 scales to 150 access points and 3,000 clients, while customers will not have to change the access points already installed in the current infrastructure.

Improved Management Software

Thanks to the Cisco Mobility Express medium and small business, it benefits from reliable solutions and Cisco support at an affordable price. In order to deploy the wireless network in just a few minutes, only the most basic IT skills are enough. At the same time, Mobility Express is not a truncated version of a more expensive product, but a solution to support the features and capabilities of the corporate class without the characteristic of this class price. It will not only give customers the opportunity to use high-speed wireless network, but will provide the owners of the company with extensive analytical information in an intuitive way.

New Features of Cisco Mobility Express

  • Scalability. Implementation of the WLAN controller functionality at the access point with support for up to 100 access points and 2000 clients.
  • Easy to install. Easy installation for 10 minutes without additional operations.
  • Control and visualize applications. Customers receive accurate information about what’s happening online.
  • Functional Apple and Cisco . Customers using Apple devices benefit from Apple Fastlane technology. This feature automatically provides the highest priority and maximum performance for trusted applications on Apple devices.
  • Connected Mobile Experiences (CMX) Connect solution. User interaction in Guest and presence analytics.

Mounting an antenna complex for "1+1"

“RCI CONSULTING” has completed work on designing, supplying equipment and installing a new antenna port for the Media Holding 1 + 1 . The project was completed within the timeframe set by the customer, starting with the supply of Swedish Microwave (SMW) professional professional converters, for the production and approval of the RD project, completing the disassembly and installation of three-coordinate antennas GLOBAL SKYWARE.

Modernization of the network of LLC "BK М-BUD"

– Set up the Cisco router
– Setting up an Cisco access point
– Setting up the Zexel Keenetic (customer) router in the access point mode.
– Cable laying
Due to increased network load, outdated equipment did not provide qualitative access to the network resources of the company. Modernization of the existing local and wireless network has been carried out. Replaced router, access points, switch. The network is based on the Cisco hardware.

Soundtrack of the trade gallery

In the shopping center on Zdolbunivsky Street, on Osokorky in Kyiv, works were performed on sounding a shopping gallery with boutiques, connecting one of the entrances of the shopping center and supermarket NOVUS .
Applied acoustic systems TOA (Japan) connected to the mainstream supermarket sound system with background music and advertisements. These speakers are used in the main supermarket hall, as well as in many other NOVUS supermarkets, and provide an excellent balance of musical quality and multi-functional trouble-free performance.

Information and Analytical Center “LIGABIZNESINFORM”, Kyiv

Cooperation with the information and analytical center “LIGABIZNESINFORM” in Kyiv is being continued on the construction, upgrading and maintenance of equipment for conference systems, video projection and voice and control systems.
The replacement of the projector in the meeting room is carried out on a modern model with an LED source of the world and a long service life with minimal maintenance costs. The projector of CASIO (Japan) has been used with over 20,000 hours of failure time, which is very important in the tense schedule of using negotiation rooms. Also, the system is complemented by the wireless interface of the HDMI signal, which adds convenience to work. The OPTOMA transmitter has two switched inputs for organizing the simultaneous connection of two laptops and providing more flexible work during meetings and presentations.

NETWORK OF STORES “UKRZOLOTO”

Co-operation with TMM-Ukraine is being continued with the provision of background and advertising systems for retail outlets.
The project on the supply and installation of sounding systems for new stores in Ternopil and Cherkasy is completed. The network of stores UKRZOLOTO covers many Ukrainian cities and is usually located in major shopping centers.
The audio system is designed to broadcast background music and advertisements in the sales area.
The source of the broadcast may be playlists or music files that are supplied from the PC or recorded on a flash drive. It is also possible to connect via Bluetooth, for example, a smartphone.
The TOA wall-mounted two-way speaker systems (Japan) and the BERG (China) mixing amplifiers are used in the sales halls.

Radio planning for Aequo

– Installation of a test access point in the customer’s territory for radio planning
– Making a map of the coverage of WiFi (number and location of access points)
At the request of the company, radio plan was conducted in the new office. Based on radio data, the optimal location of access points and their required number, according to the conditions of the customer’s nomination, is simulated.