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Wireless Network Security and Innovations

Aug 30, 2008
Wireless networks have been one of the most significant innovations in information technology infrastructure this millennium. The ability to take the internet with you, wherever you go, has made an enormous difference to how we do business and research for our own information, and has multiplied the effectiveness of the internet by hundreds of times. Wireless technology has its limits, though, just like anything else, and in this article we look at the fine minds of this century that are pushing the boundaries of wireless.

In 2005 alone, shipments of wireless LAN chipsets surpassed the 100-million mark worldwide, with as joint effort by private consumers and business helping reach the milestone. From being an untrustworthy novelty several years ago, it has quickly evolved into a necessity as businesses see its value. However, new uses of wireless technology like personal gaming, internet telephony and music streaming, as well as this enormous number of wireless users are putting strain on new wireless networks. We need better information technology infrastructure, and the new wireless standard, 802.11n is coming to the rescue.

IT consultants hail the new standard as promising " both higher data rates and increased reliability". For comparison, the first wireless standard that hardware had to conform to as seen by network performance monitors was the 802.11b, which allowed data transfer at raw rates of up to 11 mbps, using a modulation technique named Complementary Code Keying.

After this, the 802.11g standard was developed, hailed by IT consultants as the solution to speed and reliability issues with existing wireless networks. It allowed raw data transfer at 54 mbps, and the speed was so anticipated that hardware was selling like hotcakes a year before the new standard for network performance management was finalized.

Now 802.11n is here, with innovations that allow for a variety of optional configurations and modes that dictate individual maximum raw data rates. This gives better baseline network performance management for 802.11n devices and allows manufacturers to tweak capabilities for different price points.

Another of the more exciting wireless technology developments has come this year, with relatively little fanfare. It is now possible, thanks to an Asian company named Datacraft, to have wireless technology in places that were previously very difficult logistically. The information technology consulting firm has developed technology that allows passengers in the Singapore Flyer, the world's tallest observation wheel, to enjoy audio and video entertainment during the ride.

Hidetaka Kai, the IT consulting company's general manager, says that "This is the first time any vendor has implemented a wireless solution for such a high-rise, massive, spinning and continuously moving structure".

These new developments and standards for wireless technology should continue to help clear up the spaghetti-bowls under desks around the world, at rates never before imagined!
About the Author
Datacraft is the leading independent IT services and solutions company in Asia Pacific. Datacraft combines an expertise in networking, security, Microsoft solutions, storage and contact centre technologies, with advanced skills in consulting, integration and managed services, to craft IT solutions for businesses.
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