WAV, Inc. Adds Purple WiFi to Distribution Line
Published on 7/7/2017

Social WiFi software to compliment WAV's wireless AP line

Aurora, IL - WAV, Inc., (www.wavonline.com)  the value-added distributor of world-class wireless networking technology and provider of best-in-class support and services, has announced that it has entered a distribution agreement with Purple WiFi (https://purple.ai/guest-wifi/), a cloud-based, guest WiFi hotspot software that enables data capture through social media.

Purple WiFi provides businesses with enterprise guest WiFi that meets legal best practice. The guests log into the secure hotspot system using social media authentication or a short registration form. The venue providing the connection gains valuable demographic and engagement information from users through its Purple Portal, which allows the business to understand who is visiting and using their hotspot, how long they are online, as well as their age, gender and any other relevant information that they offer in their social networking profile. The portal also provides a powerful engagement tool to promote relevant offers, essentially rewarding guests for visiting the venue.

"WAV is extremely excited by the opportunity to bring Purple WiFi's solutions to our channel," said Norm Dumbroff, President and CEO of WAV, Inc. "Purple WiFi's solution fully integrates with our WiFi vendors to bring our customers high margin opportunities in retail, hospitality, leisure, healthcare and education."

Commenting on the agreement, Gavin Wheeldon, CEO of Purple WiFi, said: "Our social WiFi product gives distributors a great competitive edge and we're adding new features all the time, meaning channel customers will be able to benefit from the latest developments as we implement them. We are delighted to be linked to such an established and reputable brand and our relationship with WAV will enable us to expand our reach in the US and extend our integration with Ruckus, through knowledgeable distributors."

WAV is the industry's only single-stop distributor providing the depth of knowledge and expert services required to fully address the specific technology and value-added services needs of the VAR and Solution Provider community. WAV provides its partners a competitive edge by offering value-added services for its VAR community, including (but not limited to): Trade-In, Trade-Up, staging and configuration, site surveys and installations, FCC license coordination, path profiles and analysis and site kitting.

 

ABOUT PURPLE WIFI

Purple WiFi provides a fast, secure, Social WiFi solution to businesses wishing to offer free WiFi to visitors.  The business is provided with valuable analytical data to enable more effective marketing.  Purple WiFi is cloud-based and works with most hardware, offering native integrations that include Cisco Meraki, AirTight Networks and Ruckus.

The company is now available in 47 countries worldwide and growing quickly. Purple WiFi is also a member of the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF), highlighting its commitment to content filtering and minimising access to abusive online content. 

https://purple.ai/guest-wifi/

Twitter: @purplewifi

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PurpleWiFi

YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/user/PurpleWiFi

LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/company/so-purple-group

 


WAV, Inc Invests in 2017 Collective Growth
Published on 4/10/2017

WAV, Inc., a value-added distributor of LTE, wireless broadband, Wi-Fi and networking equipment, hires additional key staff members to support the unprecedented growth of the business into 2017 and beyond. Mark Billets brings talent and experience as Senior Systems Engineer; Ashley Guziec joins as Marketing Coordinator; and Brian Perry and Carrie Layne join the team as Inside Sales Representatives.

Mark Billets has 20 years of experience in information technology with an emphasis on wireless. As a Senior Systems Engineer, Mark will be working alongside WAV's business development team to assist customers in designing carrier grade LTE and wireless broadband networks.

Ashley Guziec has joined the WAV family as Marketing Coordinator. Her role will play a critical part as WAV, Inc. moves forward with new branding and marketing initiatives. Guziec's contributions will continue to help reinforce existing relationships between WAV and manufacturers as well as customers. "I am looking forward to working closely with all of our partners, from suppliers to resellers and internet service providers," Guziec said, "I am focused on providing value to the team and contributing to the overall growth of our partners."

Brian Perry and Carrie Layne bring a combined 35 years of sales and customer service experience to their position as Inside Sales Representatives.  Together, they will help sustain WAV's ongoing mission to provide unrivaled value and responsiveness to customers and manufacturers.  "We are a rapidly growing company and need the right people to be in key positions. At the core of our success is our customers, and bolstering the Inside Sales Team by adding Brian and Carrie re-emphasizes our commitment to helping our customers succeed in very competitive markets" said Zach Hubeck, Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

WAV, Inc. has a desire to get closer to its continually growing customer base. "The addition of these new employees enables WAV to leverage its staff to better serve and connect with partners at every level," said Robert Nelson, Chief Operating Officer at WAV, Inc. "WAV saw remarkable growth in 2016, and the momentum is continuing into 2017. We are able to compete in new areas because of new partnerships, the changing marketplace, and the addition of new customers."

About WAV, Inc.

WAV, Inc. is a full service distributor of LTE, wireless broadband, networking, and Wi-Fi equipment. Located in Aurora, IL, WAV provides its partners a competitive edge by offering extensive product knowledge & unmatched technical expertise, support for multi-vendor solutions, product availability, as well as professional value-added services for its VAR & WISP communities, including (but not limited to): technical support, predictive analysis services, FCC coordination and installation & diagnostics. "We Make the Internet Work". For more information, call (800) 678-2419 or visit the web at: www.wavonline.com.


WAV, Inc. Opens New Jersey Warehouse
Published on 4/10/2017

WAV, Inc. Opens New Jersey Warehouse

Serving the entire US with two day shipping

Chicago, IL (PRUnderground) March 8th, 2017

WAV, Inc. has formally announced the opening of its warehouse in New Jersey. The addition of this warehouse location enables WAV to serve its United States partners with two day shipping. This is WAV's fourth warehouse location, with three other warehouses in California, Illinois, and Texas. New Jersey rounds out the group by better covering WAVs East Coast partners.

"This expansion comes at a great time for WAV. We've bolstered our sales, engineering & marketing teams in recent months. It only makes sense to expand our warehousing to add to WAV's collective growth in 2017 and beyond," said Zach Hubeck, VP of Sales & Marketing of WAV. "Adding another warehouse in New Jersey allows us to better serve the growing needs of our partners across the country."

About WAV, Inc.

WAV, Inc. is a full service distributor of LTE, wireless broadband, networking, and Wi-Fi equipment. Located in Aurora, IL, WAV provides its partners a competitive edge by offering extensive product knowledge & unmatched technical expertise, support for multi-vendor solutions, product availability, as well as professional value-added services for its VAR & WISP communities, including (but not limited to): technical support, predictive analysis services, FCC coordination and installation & diagnostics. "We Make the Internet Work". For more information, call (800) 678-2419 or visit the web at: www.wavonline.com.


WAV Offers WiFiStand
Published on 10/17/2016

WAV, Inc. is Now Offering the WiFiStand Product Line to Customers

Deploying Pop-Up Wi-Fi Networks Just Became easier!

Aurora, IL - WAV, Inc., the value-added distributor of world-class wireless networking technology and provider of best-in-class support and services, has announced that it can now offer customers the WifiStand brackets and accessories!

"WAV is proud to support WifiStand and now offer our customers brackets and equipment that make rapidly deploying Wi-Fi access points and pop-up networks quick and easy," said Norm Dumbroff, President and CEO of WAV, Inc.

The Wi-Fi bracket from WiFiStand, Inc. allows you to quickly and easily deploy temporary or fixed Wi-Fi access points everywhere you need to without requiring mounting locations or vertical assets. Simply attach a wireless access point to the bracket, run your POE cable, and raise the stand to your desired height, and you're done! You can now offer Wi-Fi everywhere by deploying Wi-Fi anywhere!

"We're thrilled to be doing business with WAV", said Drew Lentz of WiFiStand, Inc. "Their commitment to providing turnkey wireless solutions has been long-standing in the industry, and this is another area where they can help those every day engineers solve problems to offer the best service they can."

By mimicking a 1-inch wide drop ceiling T-rail, the WiFiStand bracket can support a universal mounting technique used throughout the industry. Standard to the casing on most of today's Wi-Fi equipment, the T-rail mount enables you to simply twist the access point on to the bracket. The bottom of the bracket features a standard 1/4 20 threaded, aluminum bushing to connect to any standard tripod or light pole mounting kit. These cost-effective stands, supporting up to 15 pounds each, can hold even the heftiest wireless APs on the market. For painter's poles or ACME connections, an anodized aluminum adapter is available as well.

As a special promotion to support the Bikes for Tikes charity, which provides bicycles for youth, $3.60 per bracket purchased through WAV between now and December 25, 2016 will be donated to the Bikes for Tikes on behalf of WiFiStand and WAV. Learn more about this program at http://www.bikesfortikes.net/

Donate directly at: https://www.gofundme.com/wav-bikes-for-tykes-2016-2upsn2s


WAV Now Carries Brocade
Published on 9/1/2016

 

WAV, Inc. Now Carries Brocade Products

WAV to offer Combined Portfolio of Ruckus and Brocade

 

Aurora, IL - WAV, Inc., the value-added distributor of world-class wireless networking technology and provider of best-in-class support and services, has announced that it can now offer customers the Brocade product portfolio.

"WAV is proud to support Ruckus and now offer our customers Brocade products that extend from the data center to the wireless network edge," said Norm Dumbroff, President and CEO of WAV, Inc.

The combination of Brocade and Ruckus will create a pure-play networking company that has market-leading solutions spanning from the most critical part of the data center to the wireless network edge. Wireless technology is a critical element in modern, New IP network architectures. Ruckus' wireless networking solutions will add a high-growth and highly complementary product category to Brocade's current storage, data center, campus and mobility networking solutions. The combined company will be better positioned to deliver networks that are platforms for innovation for our customers.

WAV is a single-stop distributor that provides the depth of knowledge and expert services required to fully address the specific technology and value-added services needs of the WISP, VAR and Solution Provider community. With partners in the Education, Hospitality and WISP industries, WAV provides its partners a competitive edge by offering value-added services including (but not limited to): staging and configuration, site surveys and installations, FCC license coordination, path profiles and analysis and site kitting.


WAV adds Bradford Networks
Published on 9/1/2016

 

WAV Signes Distribution Agreement with Bradford Networks

 

Aurora, IL - WAV, Inc., the value-added distributor of world-class wireless networking technology and provider of best-in-class support and services, has signed a distribution agreement with Bradford Networks, an innovator in transforming network security through visibility, context and control.

"WAV is well recognized for adding best-in-class solutions to their company's portfolio of products," said Neal Stanton, vice president of sales, Americas, for Bradford Networks. "They have a proven track record of full service and support, and bring a combination of networking and security expertise to enterprise customers. Bradford Networks is dedicated to supporting the WAV team as we work together to bring our advanced security automation solution to the market."

"WAV is excited to bring leading edge wireless networking and security solutions to our customers," explained Norm Dumbroff, President and CEO of WAV, Inc. "Bradford Networks is clearly in a leadership position to deliver a tightly integrated network access control with wireless infrastructure solutions as part of its security automation portfolio, and our customers will benefit tremendously from this proven offering from Bradford Networks."

Bradford Networks' market leading Network Sentry offering with SmartEdge Platform - available as Secure Enterprise Advanced and Secure Enterprise Premier - provides extensive security automation and orchestration functionality by allowing enterprises to achieve complete visibility into every endpoint connected to the network, gain valuable context around security events, and automate threat response and containment.

About Bradford Networks

Bradford Networks is the leading provider of Security Automation and Orchestration solutions that minimize the risk and impact of cyber threats by reducing containment time. The company's patented Network Sentry solution continuously assesses the risk of every user and endpoint, and automatically contains compromised devices that act as backdoors for cyber criminals. Through its SmartEdge Platform, Network Sentry seamlessly integrates with leading endpoint security, firewall and threat detection solutions to enhance fidelity of security events with contextual awareness.

Sold exclusively through our worldwide network of channel partners, Network Sentry is used by more than 1000 customers worldwide across many verticals such as financials, hospitality, entertainment, higher education, K-12, government, retail, technology, transportation and utilities. For more information, please visit http://www.bradfordnetworks.com.

 


WAV becomes second major distributor for Baicells...
Published on 9/1/2016

WAV becomes second major distributor for Baicells disruptive LTE products  

 

Baicells Technologies, an emerging global provider of disruptive LTE solutions, announced today that WAV, Inc., the value-added distributor of world-class wireless networking technology and provider of best-in-class support and services, has achieved Authorized Baicells Distribution (ABD) partner status to become Baicells second North American full service distribution partner. Baicells enters commercial trials at the end of this month for its easy to operate and value-priced LTE technology with a select group of about 40 service providers around North America.

WAV joins as an ABD at the level that enables it to service the ongoing needs of trial customers, who have special pricing privileges for one year following their successful completion of trial requirements. This gives WAV access to immediate run rate revenue from early adopters.

"WAV is known not only for an expertise in the space that goes back to WLAN's earliest days, but also for unimpeachable ethics," commented Patrick Leary, Baicells Technologies North America Inc. president. "That's important to us. What's also really interesting to us is that WAV has a major foothold in the enterprise space and Baicells thinks this will be a booming opportunity once the new CBRS band comes on line. We look forward to a long and satisfying relationship with Norm and his team."

"WAV selects our manufacturers methodically and cautiously because we invest in our partnerships, delivering the technologies that our customers have expressed a need for as a path to growing their business," explained Norm Dumbroff, President and CEO of WAV, Inc. "The technology Baicells is bringing to market has real potential to create new revenue streams for our partners. We want to get in front of this opportunity. As well, the Baicells team has been very open to our suggestions and this shows they take to concept of partnership as seriously as we do."

Baicells, an end-to-end LTE solution provider, has three main product sets: Light4g, BroFi, and WeLTE, targeting small cells, rural broadband, and private LTE networks, respectively. The company also develops its own cloud core enhanced packet core (EPC) technologies, along with the supporting QAM management and billing software tools. Baicells solutions support unlicensed spectrum, as well as the newly-created U.S. CBRS band, and higher power 2.x and Canadian 3.x frequencies.


WAV, Inc. Signs Distribution Agreement with ReadyNet Solutions
Published on 9/1/2016

 

 

WAV, Inc. Signs Distribution Agreement with ReadyNet Solutions

WAV to Bring Managed and Unmanaged Routers to Product Portfolio

Aurora, IL - WAV, Inc., the value-added distributor of world-class wireless networking technology and provider of best-in-class support and services, has announced a distribution agreement with ReadyNet Solutions, a manufacturer of connection technologies for networking telephone, data, audio and video. WAV will distribute the ReadyNet line throughout North America.

ReadyNet's solutions address the entire spectrum of application needs within residential and small office environments including video streaming, high-speed data, audio, video, set-top-boxes, DSL, cable modems, gaming consoles and telephony.

"WAV is a true value added distributor known for their exceptional customer focus.  Our new partnership strengthens our ability to provide custom solutions for our ISP customers."  Martin Frey, Chairman of the Board, ReadyNet

"ReadyNet allows us to present cost savings to our WISP customers," said Norm Dumbroff, President and CEO of WAV, Inc. "With its managed-router line, ISPs can reduce the amount of truck rolls, saving on operation costs. We are excited to offer this line of solutions to our customers."

WAV is a single-stop distributor that provides the depth of knowledge and expert services required to fully address the specific technology and value-added services needs of the WISP, VAR and Solution Provider community. With partners in the Education, Hospitality and WISP industries, WAV provides its partners a competitive edge by offering value-added services including (but not limited to): staging and configuration, site surveys and installations, FCC license coordination, path profiles and analysis and site kitting.


WAV, Inc. Signs Distribution Agreement with Mimosa
Published on 9/1/2016

 

WAV, Inc. Signs Distribution Agreement with Mimosa

WAV to Bring to Its Partners Innovative Fiber-Fast Wireless Solutions 

WAV, Inc., the value-added distributor of world-class wireless networking technology and provider of best-in-class support and services, has announced a distribution agreement with Mimosa Networks, a cloud-managed gigabit wireless company. WAV will distribute the Mimosa product range throughout North America.

Mimosa's high-performance solutions deliver fiber-fast wireless broadband. The company was recently recognized as Manufacturer of the Year at the 2015 WISPA awards, which recognizes the "best-of-the-best" in the telecommunications industry. The company won six other awards at the show including "Best Support", "Highest Capacity" and "Lowest Cost".  Mimosa previously won the Wi-Fi Industry Award for "Best New Venture" and was named to JMP Securities' Fast 50 List of Hottest Privately Held Security and Networking Companies in May

"WAV is very excited to be a Mimosa Distributor," said Norm Dumbroff, President and CEO of WAV, Inc. "We have a wealth of expertise in wireless networking technology.  This coupled with our best-in-class support and services, will ensure our partners can take full advantage of the feature-rich Mimosa gigabit wireless solutions."

WAV is a single-stop distributor that provides the depth of knowledge and expert services required to fully address the specific technology and value-added services needs of the WISP, VAR and Solution Provider community. With partners in the Education, Hospitality and WISP industries, WAV provides its partners a competitive edge by offering value-added services including (but not limited to): staging and configuration, site surveys and installations, FCC license coordination, path profiles and analysis and site kitting.


WAV, Inc. Adds Zebra Technologies to Product Line
Published on 9/1/2016

 

 

WAV, Inc. Adds Zebra Technologies to Product Line

WAV Joins Zebra Partner Program as Wireless Network Solutions Distributor

Aurora, IL - WAV, Inc., the value-added distributor of world-class wireless networking technology and provider of best-in-class support and services, has announced a distribution agreement with Zebra Technologies Corporation, a global leader in solutions and services that provide real-time visibility into organizations' assets, people and transactions. With this new agreement, WAV will distribute Zebra Technologies' wireless network solutions in North America.

"We are excited that WAV is joining Zebra's North America partner program as a value-added distributor of our Wireless Network Solutions portfolio," said Tom Sheahen, vice president of North America channel sales, Zebra Technologies. "WAV's primary focus as a wireless distributor represents a complementary and incremental revenue opportunity for Zebra by expanding our reach into their indoor and outdoor networking reseller community."

"WAV is looking forward to a productive relationship with Zebra," said Norm Dumbroff, president and CEO of WAV, Inc. "Zebra Technologies is a name that our VAR partners know and trust, and WAV is excited to provide our customers with the wireless solutions that Zebra has to offer."

WAV is a single-stop distributor that provides the depth of knowledge and expert services required to fully address the specific technology and value-added services needs of the WISP, VAR and Solution Provider community. With partners in the Education, Hospitality and WISP industries, WAV provides its partners a competitive edge by offering value-added services including (but not limited to): staging and configuration, site surveys and installations, FCC license coordination, path profiles and analysis and site kitting.

 


System Improvements to WAV's Business Management
Published on 9/1/2016

 Valued Customer,

WAV is excited to inform you that as of February 1st, 2016, WAV will be moving our business management system to a more user-friendly system. Among many benefits, this will lead to quicker turn around on quotes and orders, real-time stock inquiries, payment processing, and on-time deliveries for our customers; along with better communication to our manufacturers.

Please note important dates below:

February 2016:

WAV will make the switch to our new ERP/CRM system. We request patience as we adjust to our new system. Additionally, if you purchase in WAV's eCommerce website, e-wavonline.com, online purchases will no longer be available. We have plans to provide a new and improved eCommerce site by the second half of 2016.

Mid to late February 2016:

WAV will provide customer access to WAV's Customer Portal. The Customer Portal will provide a range of self-service options including:

  • Password-protected access to key customer support tools
  • Access to your own profile which allows you to view:
    • Transactions
    • A/R Register
    • Orders
    • Quotes
    • Return Requests
    • Items ordered
    • Ability to make a payment and print statements
    • Request a Return

Tentative: 2H 2016

WAV will launch its new eCommerce website allowing you to shop online.

WAV is committed to keeping you informed throughout this process. Please contact your Strategic Account Manager with any questions you may have.

As always, thank you for your support and for your loyal business partnership.

Sincerely,

WAV Management

 

 


WAV, Inc. Adds ZyXEL to Product Line
Published on 12/7/2015

 

 

WAV, Inc. Adds ZyXEL to Product Line

WAV to add firewalls, switches and access points to portfolio

WAV, Inc., the value-added distributor of world-class wireless networking technology and provider of best-in-class support and services, has announced a distribution agreement with ZyXEL Communications, a leading provider of secure broadband access, connected home and business networking products.

This new agreement will focus on bringing ZyXEL's broad line of business class offerings, including firewalls, switches, and business-class Access Points to WAV's VARs and Solution Providers

"We're looking forward to a long and productive partnership with WAV," said Steven Joe, Executive Vice President of Channel Business, Americas at ZyXEL. "We strive to provide the best tools and resources necessary for distributors to create and sell enterprise-class solutions scaled to meet the need and budget of their markets."

"ZyXEL is ranked as one of the top 5 global manufacturers of broadband gateways," said Norm Dumbroff, president and CEO of WAV, Inc. "WAV is excited to add top tier vendors to our line that provides our VARS and Service Providers a complete range of solutions."

WAV is the industry's only single-stop distributor providing the depth of knowledge and expert services required to fully address the specific technology and value-added services needs of the WISP, VAR and Solution Provider community. With partners in the Education, Hospitality and WISP industries, WAV provides its partners a competitive edge by offering value-added services including (but not limited to): Trade-In, Trade-Up, staging and configuration, site surveys and installations, FCC license coordination, path profiles and analysis and site kitting. WAV now also offers a seamless shopping experience with the addition of its new eCommerce website, www.e-wavonline.com .


Ruckus Wireless Acquires Cloudpath Networks
Published on 11/4/2015

Ruckus Wireless (RKUS) Debuts New 'Ruckus Unleashed' Access Points
Published on 10/6/2015

Ruckus Wireless (NYSE:  RKUS) announced Ruckus Unleashed access points, based on a new controller-less Wi-Fi architecture that reduces ownership costs and delivers up to 50 percent higher Wi-Fi performance1 for small business environments. Separate controllers and access point licenses are no longer needed, significantly reducing upfront costs. Set-up is also easy, thanks to a simplified web interface that helps businesses configure Wi-Fi in just 60 seconds. Ruckus Unleashed is shipping now.

Ruckus Unleashed is custom-designed to help small business owners grow their business, deliver an excellent customer experience and manage costs while supporting a variety of mobile devices with minimal IT staff. Small business continues to be an important growth engine globally, with 65 million small businesses representing more than half of the global workforce (700 million people)2. An  SMB Group surveyshows 60% of small business leaders regard mobile solutions as critical to their business.

"Ruckus Unleashed access points level the playing field for local retailers, coffee shops, and restaurants, helping them to deliver a high-quality Wi-Fi experience for customers and employees with much lower total cost of ownership," said Dan Rabinovitsj, Ruckus' chief operating officer. "We're excited to help small business owners make high-performance Wi-Fi affordable and simple to install and maintain."

Ruckus Unleashed is immediately available with two models of Ruckus access points - ZoneFlexTM R500 Unleashed and ZoneFlex R600 Unleashed access points - priced at $645 and $795, respectively. The Unleashed version of these access points are similar to the standard R500 and R600, meaning customers receive the controller at no additional cost. Each access point delivers industry-leading Wi-Fi performance at extended ranges for up to 512 simultaneously connected devices. Unleashed access points feature the  Smart Wi-Fi technology  that has made Ruckus so popular, including patented breakthroughs such as:

  • BeamFlexTM Adaptive antenna technology;
  • ChannelFlyTM capacity-based adaptive channel selection;
  • Zero-IT ActivationTM automatic user-device configuration; and
  • Dynamic PSKTM Wi-Fi security.

For retail and hospitality environments, Ruckus Unleashed access points deliver fast and reliable broadband Wi-Fi to engage visitors via their mobile devices and ensure easy guest access. An easy-to-use self-service interface provides business owners with insight on Wi-Fi usage, so they can easily optimize the Wi-Fi experience of employees and visitors without the need for dedicated IT staff. As needs grow, the business can easily plug and play more Wi-Fi access points - boosting performance without needing to re-configure the network.

Unleashed access points have built-in controller capabilities similar to Ruckus' ZoneDirectorTM controller software, including user access controls, guest networking functions, advanced Wi-Fi security and traffic management. Ruckus Unleashed access points can manage up to 25 access points as part of a single-site network. As businesses grow to multiple sites, Ruckus offers an easy migration path to controller-based Wi-Fi, using the same Wi-Fi access points.

"Smart devices are playing a critical role in influencing consumer decisions and behaviors," said Nolan Greene, IDC Research Analyst, Network Infrastructure. "Wi-Fi connectivity has become an absolute requirement for customers and employees of small businesses, but business owners are often challenged to provide reliable, business-grade networks within a limited budget. A solution like Ruckus Unleashed access points can provide accessible enterprise-grade functionality to small and medium businesses."

Expanding Distribution to Accelerate Small Business Wi-Fi

Ruckus Unleashed access points are available today through Ruckus' global distribution network.

"The small business market has been under-addressed by the Wi-Fi industry for a decade," said Gary Berzack, CTO/COO at eTribeca, a New York-based system integrator. "In the past, small deployments required a controller to get features such as Guest Access or BYOD on-boarding and still not get the performance for best user experience. With Ruckus' controller-less solution, small business owners can get high-performance and reliable Wi-Fi solution even if they have less than 10 access points -- without having to pay for a fifty access point design."


WAV, Inc. and UCOPIA Announce North American Partnership
Published on 9/28/2015

Aurora, IL - WAV, Inc., (www.wavonline.com) the value-added distributor of world-class wireless networking technology and provider of best-in-class support and services, has announced that it has entered a North American distribution agreement with UCOPIA, a manufacturer of Wi-Fi Guest access, marketing and monetization solutions.

Founded in 2002, UCOPIA was the brainchild of high-level research at the world-renowned Pierre and Marie Curie University in Paris.  Based in Paris, with offices across Europe, UCOPIA chose WAV as a crucial partner for its North American expansion. 

WAV's high-touch, customer centric service and support, made it an extremely attractive partner for UCOPIA

"UCOPIA's cutting-edge Wi-Fi platform offers WAV's resellers Access Security, Mobility Management, Data Analytics, and Wi-Fi Monetization - all with uniquely simple and flexible deployment." said Norm Dumbroff, president and CEO of WAV, Inc.

WAV's network allows UCOPIA to keep up with the phenomenal demand in North America. "The need is so great for Wi-Fi providers to take back control.  There is so much corporate and campus "BYOD" that UCOPIA's product is an absolute necessity.  The fact that it transforms your Wi-Fi from a cost to a profit center is icing on the cake", said Lu Unger, UCOPIA's Director of Channel Sales, North America.

WAV is the industry's only single-stop distributor providing the depth of knowledge and expert services required to fully address the specific technology and value-added services needs of the WISP, VAR and Solution Provider community. With partners in the Education, Hospitality and WISP industries, WAV provides its partners a competitive edge by offering  value-added services, including (but not limited to): Trade-In, Trade-Up, staging and configuration, site surveys and installations, FCC license coordination, path profiles and analysis and site kitting. Additionally, WAV now offers a seamless shopping experience with the addition of its new eCommerce website, www.e-wavonline.com .


RG Nets Inc Boot Camp Training
Published on 9/17/2015

 RG Nets Inc Boot Camp Training

RG Nets, Inc., is conducting a 3-day boot camp for members of the technical staff of network operators using RG Nets gateways and controllers and manage their Revenue Generating Networks

The camp spans three days and has five flights and an optional certification exercise. Audio visual aids are utilized to describe each session followed by a technical exercise configuring rXg in a simulated Ruckus WiFi network.

•    RG Nets Products and theory of operations
•    Configuring rXg based on specific session topics
•    Hands on interaction with the rXg management console

An optional certification exercise is conducted which gives attendees the opportunity to configure an rXg using the concepts and sample network defined in the sessions.  Attendees that successfully complete this task will be awarded an rXg Network Administration certification that allows the attendee to receive a demo version of rXg for their lab testing.  This certification is a requisite for attending advanced or topical training classes.

VIEW THE TRAINING SYLLABUS HERE


Location, Date and Hotel
The Boot Camp will be held in the RG Nets Reno Training Facility located at 8725 Technology Way, Suite B1, Reno, NV 89521 beginning Wednesday, October 14 through Friday the 16, 2015. 

We recommend staying at the Hilton Garden Inn on 9920 Double R Blvd - The hotel provides a special rate for RG Nets training attendees and transpiration to the training facility if requested.  When making reservations with the hotel enter this link into your browser:

http://tinyurl.com/rgnets-hilton

Price for attendance
1 Attendee    $1,500.00 USD ea.
2 Attendees    $1,000.00 USD ea.
3-5 Attendees    $750.00  USD ea.

Purchase Orders must be received at least one week prior to the class and are 100% non refundable. Fee includes access to rXg and wireless equipment provided by RG Nets.  Fee includes breakfast and lunch for three days, water and snacks during the training session.  Fee does not include other meals, transportation or hotel.


Prerequisites
Working knowledge of TCP/IP, Wi-Fi wireless equipment and L3+ (VLAN aware) switches. Bring a suitable laptop. Students should also have a fundamental knowledge of network authentication, access control and network performance metrics.  
Syllabus


Norm Dumbroff Quoted in Daily Herald Article
Published on 8/11/2015

Norm Dumbroff was quoted on August 9, 2015 in a Daily Herald article titled, "At the speed of technology, WAV founder keeps it versatile."

To read the entire article, please click here.


WAV, Inc. Celebrates 25th Anniversary
Published on 6/24/2015

WAV 25th Logo

Aurora, IL (June 24, 2015) - WAV, Inc. (www.wavonline.com), the value-added distributor of world-class wireless networking technology and provider of best-in-class support and services, announced that 2015 marks a quarter century in business. Since opening its doors in June 1990, WAV, Inc. has become an integral part of the expanding wireless, WLAN and wireless broadband market. WAV, Inc., originally POS Information Systems, was founded by WAV CEO, Norm Dumbroff out of Macomb, IL in 1999.

Since then, the company has achieved many accomplishments including:

  • Named to the Inc. 500 Fasted Growing Privately Held Companies in 2000 (#57) and again in 2002 (#474).
  • More than doubled revenues in the most recent 5 years in business.
  • Increased its Canadian footprint forming a partnership with MBSI Canada to form MBSI WAV in March, 2015.
  • Added two new stocking and distribution warehouse locations in Los Angeles, California and Dallas, Texas in June 2015.

"In the value-added distribution category, the competition is fierce and there are many large players. To grow and thrive in this environment is quite an accomplishment," said Michael Schneider, Director of Sales at MBSI WAV. "I think WAV's success can be attributed to what sets them apart from many of its competitors: its deep and extensive product knowledge, support for multi-vendor solutions, as well as professional value-added services for its VAR community."

"Many factors have contributed to our growth and success over the last 25 years, the most important being the passion of our employees and their unwavering commitment to exceed the expectations of our customers and partners," said Norm Dumbroff, founder and CEO. "In the past quarter century there have been so many life-changing advancements in technology which have shaped our business. We look forward to what the next quarter century has in store."


WAV, Inc. Launches Strategic Partnership with RG Nets, Inc.
Published on 6/3/2015

WAV, Inc. Launches Strategic Partnership with RG Nets, Inc.
WAV to offer all-in-one solution to VARs, Solution Providers, and WISPs

Aurora, IL (June 3, 2015) - WAV, Inc., (www.wavonline.com) the value-added distributor of world-class wireless networking technology and provider of best-in-class support and services, has announced that it has entered a distribution agreement with RG Nets, a leading provider of gateways and centralized-authentication appliances designed to manage, provision, and protect revenue-generating networks.

RG Nets' next-generation IP data and voice revenue generating network gateway combines the latest technologies to maximize operator profitability and minimize cost.

All of the functions and features required in today's revenue-generating policy-enforcement networks are bundled in one rXg device. Whether in fixed wireless broadband, large scale hot-zones, WiMAX blankets, WiFi hotspots or wired / wireless MDUs and campuses, the rXg is the perfect platform for clear communication, authoritative control, and complete cognizance over your RGN end-user population.

"RG Nets' feature-rich gateway product provides our VARs, Solution Providers, and WISPs simplicity and versatility, thanks to a flexible, all-inclusive design," said Norm Dumbroff, president and CEO of WAV, Inc. "WAV looks forward to growing this partnership."

"We feel WAV is the only wireless equipment distributor with the ability to assist network operators with the design and installation of networks that deliver service levels that meet the operator's business goals," said Keenan Klinger, RG Nets CEO. "With rXg, operators now have the ability to build exceptional networks that serve today's BYOD customer without a rack full of expensive or hard to use disparate gear. With WAV they can have a network fully provisioned, operational, and supported with one partner. We are delighted to be a part of their solution."

WAV is the industry's only single-stop distributor providing the depth of knowledge and expert services required to fully address the specific technology and value-added services needs of the WISP, VAR, and Solution Provider community. With partners in the Education, Hospitality, and WISP industries, WAV provides its partners a competitive edge by offering value-added services, including (but not limited to): Trade-In, Trade-Up, staging and configuration, site surveys and installations, FCC license coordination, path profiles and analysis, and site kitting. Additionally, WAV now offers a seamless shopping experience with the addition of its new eCommerce website, www.e-wavonline.com.


WAV, Inc. Announces Two New Stocking Distribution Locations
Published on 6/1/2015

WAV, Inc. Announces Two New Stocking Distribution Locations
WAV increases West Coast, Central presence

Aurora, IL (June 1, 2015) - WAV, Inc., (www.wavonline.com) the value-added distributor of world-class wireless networking technology and provider of best-in-class support and services, has announced that it has added two new stocking warehouse locations in Los Angeles, California and Dallas, Texas. Additionally, WAV has added a sales presence in Los Angeles and added to the Executive team.

The new warehouse locations were strategically chosen to make lead time shorter and provide more convenience to regional customers. Product stored at the distribution centers will include networking and wireless LAN solutions, as well as microwave broadband equipment.

"WAV continues to provide VARS, Solution Providers, and WISPs one of the largest stocking positions of wireless equipment in North America," said Norm Dumbroff, president and CEO of WAV, Inc. "Adding two new locations in Texas and California will allow us to provide unrivaled customer service with most product available for shipment same day or just in time."

In addition to warehouse locations, WAV has added to its staff. Bob Nelson joined the team as WAV's VP of Strategy/Business Development. Nelson's responsibilities include incremental growth through Business Development activities and large account acquisition. Nelson will be located in Aurora.

Deborah Sjogren has also joined the WAV team as Business development Executive. Sjogren will be responsible for client acquisition and expanding WAV's presence in key accounts within the West Coast. Sjogren will be based in Los Angeles.

WAV is the industry's only single-stop distributor providing the depth of knowledge and expert services required to fully address the specific technology and value-added services needs of the WISP, VAR, and Solution Provider community. With partners in the Education, Hospitality, and WISP industries, WAV provides its partners a competitive edge by offering value-added services, including (but not limited to): Trade-In, Trade-Up, staging and configuration, site surveys and installations, FCC license coordination, path profiles and analysis, and site kitting. Additionally, WAV now offers a seamless shopping experience with the addition of its new eCommerce website, www.e-wavonline.com.

ABOUT WAV, INC.
WAV, Inc. is a full-service, value added distributor of wireless broadband, networking, WLAN and WiFi, interactive, mobile rugged computing, IP video surveillance, and data collection/RFID. Located in Aurora, IL, WAV offers value-added services, product availability, and unmatched technical expertise to our VAR, WISP, and Solution Provider channel. WAV provides its partners a competitive edge by offering extensive product knowledge, support for multi-vendor solutions, as well as professional value-added services, including (but not limited to): Trade-In, Trade-Up, staging and configuration, site surveys and installations, FCC license coordination, path profiles and analysis, and site kitting. For more information call (800) 678-2419 or visit our web site at: www.wavonline.com. Additionally, WAV now offers a seamless shopping experience with the addition of its new eCommerce website, www.e-wavonline.com.


WAV, Inc. Adds Shireen Inc. to Product Portfolio
Published on 3/26/2015

WAV, Inc. Adds Shireen Inc. to Product Portfolio

WAV to offer Cat5e Cable, RX Cable Lines

Aurora, IL (March 26, 2015) - WAV, Inc., (www.wavonline.com) the value-added distributor of world-class wireless networking technology and provider of best-in-class support and services, has announced that it has entered a distribution agreement with Shireen Inc, a manufacturer of wireless communication equipment. With the agreement, WAV will offer all of Shireen's products, which include; Outdoor CAT5e, CAT6 Outdoor cable, RJ45 connectors, and more to WISPs, VARs, and Solution Providers.

"WAV offers full network solutions to our WISP and Solution Provider customers that are best in class," said Norm Dumbroff, President and CEO of WAV, Inc. "Shireen cable is a name that our partners know and trust, and we are excited to offer this line to them."

Shireen Inc. offers leading industry solutions, such as outdoor CAT5e and CAT6 bulk cable, Ethernet Surge & Lightning Protectors, Bi-Directional Amplifiers, RF Cables, Connectors, and more.

Shireen Inc. designs, develops, and manufactures wireless communication equipment and subsystems for various market segments. The company supplies mission critical components and subsystems for military communication, and serves WiFi and related consumer market with state of the art products. It supplies provides complete solutions for last mile access, voice, and data back hauls and area wide internet access.

WAV is the industry's only single-stop distributor providing the depth of knowledge and expert services required to fully address the specific technology and value-added services needs of the WISP, VAR, and Solution Provider community. With partners in the Education, Hospitality, and WISP industries, WAV provides its partners a competitive edge by offering value-added services, including (but not limited to): Trade-In, Trade-Up, staging and configuration, site surveys and installations, FCC license coordination, path profiles and analysis, and site kitting. Additionally, WAV now offers a seamless shopping experience with the addition of its new eCommerce website, www.e-wavonline.com.


WAV, Inc. Launches Strategic Partnership with Elfiq Networks
Published on 3/12/2015

WAV, Inc. Launches Strategic Partnership with Elfiq Networks

WAV to offer link balancing solutions to Hospitality, Education, and Enterprise partners 

Aurora, IL (March 12, 2015) - WAV, Inc., (www.wavonline.com) the value-added distributor of world-class wireless networking technology and provider of best-in-class support and services, has announced that it has entered a distribution agreement with Elfiq Networks, a manufacturer of the most innovative link balancer solutions on the market today.

Elfiq Networks' solutions eliminate single points of failure in the network with redundant telecom infrastructure and intelligent WAN path selection between sites. Elfiq Networks' Flex Multipath Routing (FMR) allows organizations to use many paths between sites while load balancing each session onto the best possible path automatically, seamlessly, and dynamically for the best possible performance.

"Elfiq link balancers will allow WAV's partners to have the ability to deliver an enhanced experience to their customers," said Norm Dumbroff, president and CEO of WAV, Inc. "By taking control of bandwidth before adding more, Elfiq Networks' solutions allow our VARs and Solution Providers to be more profitable."

Elfiq Networks is rapidly becoming the leader in bandwidth management and ISP link balancing by developing a global network of reseller value-added partners. Elfiq Networks has been implemented by organizations in more than 130 countries worldwide.

"This new partnership with WAV confirms the growing demands for business continuity solutions for both Hybrid WAN and Link Balancing Solutions," said Patrice Boies, VP of Business Development at Elfiq Networks. "WAV Wireless Outfitters has a very strong ecosystem of VARs and presence in enterprise, education and hospitality. We are confident that WAV will help us secure new partners in these markets."

WAV is the industry's only single-stop distributor providing the depth of knowledge and expert services required to fully address the specific technology and value-added services needs of the WISP, VAR, and Solution Provider community. With partners in the Education, Hospitality, and WISP industries, WAV provides its partners a competitive edge by offering  value-added services, including (but not limited to): Trade-In, Trade-Up, staging and configuration, site surveys and installations, FCC license coordination, path profiles and analysis and site kitting. Additionally, WAV now offers a seamless shopping experience with the addition of its new eCommerce website, www.e-wavonline.com.

ABOUT WAV, INC.

WAV, Inc. is a full-service, value added distributor of wireless broadband, networking, WLAN and WiFi, interactive, mobile rugged computing, IP video surveillance, and data collection/RFID. Located in Aurora, IL, WAV offers value-added services, product availability and unmatched technical expertise to our VAR, WISP and Solution Provider channel. WAV provides its partners a competitive edge by offering extensive product knowledge, support for multi-vendor solutions, as well as professional value-added services, including (but not limited to): Trade-In, Trade-Up, staging and configuration, site surveys and installations, FCC license coordination, path profiles and analysis and site kitting. For more information call (800) 678-2419 or visit our web site at: www.wavonline.com. Additionally, WAV now offers a seamless shopping experience with the addition of its new eCommerce website, www.e-wavonline.com.

ABOUT Elfiq Networks

With today's growing Internet demands, Elfiq Networks enhances network performance and business continuity through innovative link balancing, cloud computing, and bandwidth management technologies. Using Elfiq Networks Link Balancers, companies can leverage simultaneous ISPs, mix public and private links for added flexibility, seamless failover, increased throughput and smarter WAN path selection. Every day, local and global organizations of all sizes and verticals rely on Elfiq Networks' Link Balancers and advanced network solutions. For more information, visit www.elfiq.com.


WAV, Inc. & MBSI Canada Ltd. Announce Canadian Partnership
Published on 3/12/2015

WAV, Inc. and MBSI Canada Ltd. Announce Canadian Partnership

MBSI WAV LP becomes the premier distributor serving the Canadian wireless market

Aurora, IL (March 3, 2015) - WAV, Inc., (www.wavonline.com)  the value-added distributor of world-class wireless networking technology and provider of best-in-class support and services, has announced a partnership with MBSI Canada Ltd., (www.mbsicanada.com) a value-added reseller of high end outdoor wireless network equipment, to form Canada's Premier Distributor serving the Wireless Market, MBSI WAV LP (www.mbsiwav.com).

"The mission of MBSI WAV is to be Canada's Premier Value Added Distributor of wireless and networking technologies," said Ryan Tabor, Sales and System's Integrator of MBSI Canada Ltd. "MBSI WAV will provide these with dedication to the highest quality customer experience with unrivaled service and support."

This new partnership will increase stocking locations throughout Canada, increase sales office locations, and bring a wider breadth of products available to additional market verticals. MBSI WAV will operate sales offices in Guelph, ON, Medicine Hat, AB, and Vancouver, BC. Warehouse locations will be in Stratford, ON and Medicine Hat, AB, providing customers just in time delivery/service levels.

"With this new partnership, we will be able to better serve Canadian customers to provide both engineering/installation services as well outdoor microwave broadband and indoor wireless LAN products throughout all Canadian provinces," said Norm Dumbroff, President and CEO of WAV, Inc. "MBSI has been a long standing WAV customer, and we now look forward to many years of success with them as a partner."

"The Canadian broadband market has mass potential for growth, and partnering with a reputable and successful distributor such as WAV positions MBSI to continually adapt and serve our customer base," said Michael Schneider, Director and co-owner of MBSI Canada Ltd. "We are excited to work as partners with our close friends at WAV in the years to come."

MBSI WAV is the industry's premier distributor serving the Canadian wireless market; with strong stocking positions for Cambium Networks, Ubiquiti Networks, L-Com, Shireen, Inc., SAF and more. MBSI WAV provides the depth of knowledge and expert services required to fully address the specific technology and value-added services needs of the WISP, VAR and Solution Provider community. MBSI WAV provides product knowledge, support for multi-vendor solutions, as well as professional value-added services including (but not limited to): Trade-In, Trade-Up, staging and configuration, site surveys and installations, path profiles and analysis and site kitting.


WAV, Inc. Announces Launch of eCommerce Website
Published on 1/14/2015

WAV, Inc. Announces Launch of eCommerce Website

 

Value Added Distributor debuts online shopping for VARs, Partners  

 

Aurora, IL (January 14, 2015) - WAV, Inc., (www.wavonline.com) the value-added distributor of world-class wireless networking technology and provider of best-in-class support and services, has announced the launch of its e-Commerce site. The online store, www.e-wavonline.com, will allow online shopping for WAV's Reseller customers and enhance their online experience.

 

The website will feature updated navigation, multiple category drop-down product searches, and order management tools such as order tracking, past orders, and online invoicing. In addition to enhancing the customer experience, www.e-wavonline.com will allow WAV's partners the ability to browse products by category, see ancillary products or required add-ons, view real-time stock and lead times, and provide a streamlined checkout system with new payment options.

 

"WAV realizes it is crucial for continued growth to offer an ecommerce solution for a new generation of connected shoppers," said Norm Dumbroff, president and CEO of WAV, Inc. "WAV is determined to offer a website that enables our VARs and Solution Providers to receive the same levels of service and products that they are accustomed to with WAV's Partner Development Managers."

 

WAV is the industry's only single-stop distributor providing the depth of knowledge and expert services required to fully address the specific technology and value-added services needs of the VAR and Solution Provider community. WAV performs professional services for its Solution Provider community including staging and configuration, site surveys and installations, FCC license coordination, path profiles and analysis and site kitting.

 


WAV Inc. Adds TAG Global Systems to its Distribution Line
Published on 8/29/2014

 

WAV Inc. Adds TAG Global Systems to its Distribution Line

WAV to offer TEC-SLATE Touchscreen Flat Panel Display to Resellers  

 

Aurora, IL - WAV, Inc., (www.wavonline.com) the value-added distributor of world-class wireless networking technology and provider of best-in-class support and services, has announced that it has entered a distribution agreement with TAG Global Systems, the manufacturer of the TEC-SLATE Touch Screen Flat Panel Display.

With this agreement, WAV will stock and distribute the TEC-SLATE line to its medical, public safety, WISP and enterprise resellers in North America.  The TAG TEC-SLATE is an Interactive Touchscreen Flat Panel Display, in 65 or 85 inches wide, with an on-board WiFi enabled Windows 7 PC, Touch, Move, Scroll, Play, Highlight or Draw your way to new experiences.

"The TEC-SLATE is an impressive technology solution that brings touch technology to a whole new level," said Norm Dumbroff, President and CEO of WAV, Inc. "We see many applications for our VARs in the enterprise, medical and physical security industries, all the way to NOC for WISPs."

"It is both a privilege and honor for us to partner with WAV," said Dov Koplovsky CEO of TAG Global Systems.  "This agreement represents a major step forward in improving our supply and delivery capabilities for the customers in this fast-growth market. WAV's experience and dedication to product offerings will create the continued availability needed to expand in North America. "

Learn more about the TEC-SLATE here:
http://www.tagglobalsystems.com/products/tag/tag-tec-slate-85.html 

 

WAV is the industry's only single-stop distributor providing the depth of knowledge and expert services required to fully address the specific technology and value-added services needs of the VAR and Solution Provider community. WAV provides its partners a competitive edge by offering  value-added services for its VAR community, including (but not limited to): Trade-In, Trade-Up, staging and configuration, site surveys and installations, FCC license coordination, path profiles and analysis and site kitting.

 


WAV, Inc. to Become HP Networking Stocking Distributor
Published on 8/29/2014

 

 

WAV, Inc. to Become HP Networking Stocking Distributor

WAV to bring secure HP Networking solutions to its partners  

Aurora, IL - WAV, Inc., (www.wavonline.com) the value-added distributor of world-class wireless networking technology and provider of best-in-class support and services, has announced that it will now be a stocking distributor of HP Networking solutions. With this agreement, WAV will distribute HP Networking's switching, wireless LAN, routing, and network management products for business offices and data centers.

"WAV is extremely excited to be an HP Networking Distributor " said Norm Dumbroff, President and CEO of WAV, Inc. "Our expertise in networking and WLAN, along with WAV's ability to be nimble and responsive, will enable HP partners to build and grow a 'wired & wireless' networking practice."

"HP Networking solutions deliver the speed, agility and scalability necessary to meet the evolving needs of customers," said Stephen DiFranco, VP, Americas Channel Chief, HP. "The addition of WAV to our distribution network extends our reach, enabling us to help even more customers transform their business environment."

WAV provides its partners a competitive edge by offering  value-added services for its VAR community, including (but not limited to): Trade-In, Trade-Up, staging and configuration, site surveys and installations, FCC license coordination, path profiles and analysis and site kitting.


WAV Inc. Adds Huawei Enterprise Solutions to its Distribution Line
Published on 7/17/2014

 

WAV, Inc., (www.wavonline.com) the value-added distributor of world-class wireless networking technology and provider of best-in-class support and services, has announced that it has entered a distribution agreement with Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider.

With this agreement, WAV will stock and distribute Huawei's Enterprise line of networking, UC&C, storage, IT and eLTE broadband trunking solutions to its public safety, WISP and enterprise resellers in North America. 

"Our customers are in constant need of outdoor wireless, networking and WLAN solutions," said Norm Dumbroff, President and CEO of WAV, Inc. "This new partnership with Huawei is a great opportunity for our partners. Additionally, adding the eLTE solution will give our VAR partners and Solution Providers opportunities to break into new markets."

"The addition of WAV strengthens our channel program and gives us a valuable distribution partner, particularly when it comes to making our solutions available to wireless Internet service providers," said Jane Li, Chief Operating Officer for Huawei Enterprise USA.

WAV is the industry's only single-stop distributor providing the depth of knowledge and expert services required to fully address the specific technology and value-added services needs of the VAR and Solution Provider community. WAV provides its partners a competitive edge by offering  value-added services for its VAR community, including (but not limited to): Trade-In, Trade-Up, staging and configuration, site surveys and installations, FCC license coordination, path profiles and analysis and site kitting.


 



WAV, Inc. Announces Changes to Senior Management Team
Published on 7/10/2014

 

WAV, Inc. Announces Changes to Senior Management Team

Zach Hubeck named Vice President, Sales and Marketing

Aurora, IL - WAV, Inc., (www.wavonline.com) the value-added distributor of world-class wireless networking technology and provider of best-in-class support and services, has announced the appointment of Zach Hubeck to Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

Hubeck, previously WAV's Sales and Marketing Director, will lead WAV's Marketing Management, Product Management, and the Director of NA Sales and Business Development's teams. In his new role, Hubeck will be responsible for planning and directing strategic initiatives and championing key projects with customers and vendors. His expertise stems from a substantial track record of success by exceeding budgets and managing the channel and sales and marketing teams at WAV.

"WAV is proud of the outstanding leadership team we have assembled," said Norm Dumbroff, President and CEO of WAV, Inc. "The announced changes will allow WAV to better serve our customers and position us to continue our success as we grow. WAV is proud that Zach Hubeck continues to lead us forward."

WAV is the industry's only single-stop distributor providing the depth of knowledge and expert services required to fully address the specific technology and value-added services needs of the VAR and Solution Provider community. WAV provides product knowledge, support for multi-vendor solutions, as well as professional value-added services for its VAR community, including (but not limited to): Trade-In, Trade-Up, staging and configuration, site surveys and installations, FCC license coordination, path profiles and analysis and site kitting.

 

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ABOUT WAV, INC.

WAV, Inc. is a full-service, value added distributor of wireless broadband, networking, WLAN and WiFi, mobile rugged computing, IP video surveillance, and data collection/RFID. Located in Aurora, IL, WAV offers value-added services, product availability and unmatched technical expertise to our VAR channel. WAV provides its partners a competitive edge by offering extensive product knowledge, support for multi-vendor solutions, as well as professional value-added services for its VAR community, including (but not limited to): Trade-In, Trade-Up, staging and configuration, site surveys and installations, FCC license coordination, path profiles and analysis and site kitting. For more information call (800) 678-2419 or visit our web site at: www.wavonline.com.

 

Twitter: @WAVonline

Facebook: www.facebook.com/WavInc

YouTube: www.youtube.com/WAVInc

Blog: blog.wavonline.com

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/wav-inc

 


WAV, Inc. Adds Handheld Rugged Mobile Computers to Portfolio
Published on 5/6/2014

WAV, Inc. Adds Handheld Rugged Mobile Computers to Portfolio

WAV to add rugged tablets, PDAs and smartphones in a variety of form factors

Aurora, IL - WAV, Inc., (www.wavonline.com) the value-added distributor of world-class wireless networking technology and provider of best-in-class support and services, has announced that it has entered a distribution agreement with Handheld, a manufacturer of rugged mobile computers, PDAs and smartphones.

Handheld offers a broad range of high-quality, full-featured rugged devices for practically any mobile computing challenge. Handheld mobile computers are PC compatible; have the memory and storage capacity to handle the most demanding of field or industrial applications, and most importantly, have IP65 classification or higher and are tested for drops, vibration and condensation.

"This agreement will help our VAR partners supply complete mobility solutions for verticals where ruggedized solutions are a need," said Norm Dumbroff, President and CEO of WAV, Inc. "WAV will fill a need in our VAR channel with this agreement."

"WAV brings market knowledge, customer relationships, and strong in-the-field expertise. This combination aligns perfectly with our full line of rugged devices and will provide WAV customers greater efficiency and productivity," said Dale Kyle, president of Handheld US.

WAV is the industry's only single-stop distributor providing the depth of knowledge and expert services required to fully address the specific technology and value-added services needs of the VAR and Solution Provider community. WAV provides its partners a competitive edge by offering  value-added services for its VAR community, including (but not limited to): Trade-In, Trade-Up, staging and configuration, site surveys and installations, FCC license coordination, path profiles and analysis and site kitting.

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About Handheld

The Handheld Group is a manufacturer of rugged mobile computers, PDAs and smartphones. Handheld and its partners worldwide deliver complete mobility solutions to businesses in industries such as geomatics, logistics, forestry, public transportation, utilities, construction, maintenance, mining, military and security. The Handheld Group of Sweden has local offices in Finland, the U.K., the Netherlands, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Australia and the USA. For more information, please see www.handheldgroup.com


WAV, Inc. Adds BoardShare™ to Distribution Line
Published on 2/11/2014

 

 

WAV, Inc. Adds BoardShare™ to Distribution Line

Portable and interactive digital whiteboard system offers cost effective solution for education, hospitality and enterprise environments

Aurora, IL - WAV, Inc., (www.wavonline.com) the value-added distributor of world-class wireless networking technology and provider of best-in-class support and services, has announced that it has entered into a distribution agreement with BoardShare™, a manufacturer of virtual whiteboard systems for the education, enterprise and hospitality markets.

"WAV is excited to announce this agreement with BoardShare," said Norm Dumbroff, President and CEO of WAV, Inc. "The versatility and cost efficiency of this system is ideal for a wide range of our Reseller's customers."

The BoardShare™ system transforms any hard surface or LED/LCD TV display into a virtual whiteboard.  You can create multiple pages of drawings and documents using an array of tools, including virtual pens and erasers.  This work can be saved to your computer and digitally shared with others.  BoardShare ™ can also access files directly from your computer or the web, and conferencing tools allow remote teams to interact in real-time. 

"We are delighted to add WAV to our family of value added distributors for the North American Market. WAV brings years of experience in selling high technology products and solutions to the education, enterprise and hospitality markets, which are ideal customers for our innovative whiteboard solution, BoardShare™. In addition, WAV brings its large reseller network and certified technical staff to provide superior sales coverage and customer support throughout the US and Canada," said Dilish Adhikari, executive vice president, BoardShare™.

WAV is the industry's only single-stop distributor providing the depth of knowledge and expert services required to fully address the specific technology and value-added services needs of the VAR and Solution Provider community. WAV performs professional services for its Solution Provider community including site surveys, software and hardware development and integration, custom rollout kits, installation and technical support.

 

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About BoardShare™

BoardShare™, Inc. is a Chicago-based company that has developed the first interactive, portable white boarding technology that can be set up in less than a minute, and fits easily into a pocket or laptop case. BoardShare™ works with any existing projector or LCD TV. With BoardShare™ you can transform any flat writing surface into a dynamic, interactive meeting or classroom session. BoardShare™ ™ allows multiple users to capture ideas and collaborate directly into an existing presentation so nothing gets lost or forgotten. Results can be seen whether attending live or when using web collaboration software, can be seen virtually so that even those unable to attend can participate. BoardShare™ is designed and assembled in Illinois. Create, Capture and Collaborate with BoardShare™. For more information call (312) 602-2521 or visit our web site at: http://www.myBoardShare.com.

Twitter: @BoardShare

Facebook: www.facebook.com/BoardShare

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/boardshare-inc


WAV is hiring! Join our team!
Published on 12/24/2013

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Become a part of a fast-growing wireless distributor. WAV offers exciting opportunities for talented professionals, and we're looking for individuals to contribute to our immediate and long-term success.


Check out WAV's current open positions!


WAV Announces Trade-In Program
Published on 11/13/2013

WAV, Inc. Announces Trade-In, Trade-Up Program


Exclusive program offers cash rebates towards new equipment


Aurora, IL (November 13, 2013) - WAV, Inc., (www.wavonline.com) the value-added distributor of world-class wireless networking technology and provider of best-in-class support and services, has announced the launch of its new Trade-In, Trade-Up Program. The program allows WAV's reseller customers to trade in their old or outdated equipment for cash rebates towards the purchase of new equipment.

 

"WAV strives to continually give our Valued Partners an advantage;" said Norm Dumbroff, president and CEO of WAV, Inc. "By leveraging our Trade-In, Trade-Up program, our Partners can increase profitability throughout the entire channel, while staying on top of the latest technologies."

 

Details of the Program

WAV Resellers can receive cash for the following functioning Networking and WLAN equipment: Routers, switches, access points and controllers from Bluesock/Adtran, Aerohive, Cisco, Meraki, Motorola and Meru.

 

WAV will offer up to $500 per appliance. Fifty percent of fair marketing will be paid upon pickup of gear; the remaining fifty percent will be paid on confirmation of functioning equipment. Estimation of equipment is free.

To learn more, visit it www.wavonline.com/services/trade-in-trade-up.aspx

 

WAV is the industry's only single-stop distributor providing the depth of knowledge and expert services required to fully address the specific technology and value-added services needs of the VAR and Solution Provider community. WAV performs professional services for its Solution Provider community including staging and configuration, site surveys and installations, FCC license coordination, path profiles and analysis and site kitting.

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ABOUT WAV, INC.

WAV, Inc. is a full-service, value added distributor of wireless broadband, networking, WLAN and WiFi, mobile rugged computing, IP video surveillance, and data collection/RFID. Located in Aurora, IL, WAV offers value-added services, product availability and unmatched technical expertise to our VAR channel. WAV provides its partners a competitive edge by offering extensive product knowledge, support for multi-vendor solutions, as well as professional value-added services for its VAR community, including (but not limited to): Trade-In, Trade-Up Program, staging and configuration, site surveys and installations, FCC license coordination, path profiles and analysis and site kitting. For more information call (800) 678-2419 or visit our web site at: www.wavonline.com.

 

Twitter: @WAVonline
Facebook: www.facebook.com/WavInc
YouTube: www.youtube.com/WAVInc
Blog: blog.wavonline.com
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/wav-inc


PMP 450 Now Available in 2.4 GHZ
Published on 8/6/2013

CAMBIUM NETWORKS' PMP 450 WIRELESS BROADBAND PLATFORM NOW AVAILABLE IN 2.4 GHZ

Added frequency expands wireless broadband connectivity for voice, video and data applications

August 6, 2013
ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill., - Cambium Networks™, a leading provider of wireless broadband access and backhaul network solutions, today announced that the field-proven Point-to-Multipoint (PMP) 450 Access Point is now available in the 2.4 GHz frequency, in addition to the current availability at 5 GHz.  The PMP 450 is ideally suited for rural connectivity, video surveillance and lease line replacement.

Designed with scalability in mind, the PMP 450 has made significant improvements in the existing platform including:

  • Expanded coverage and reliable connectivity over a 40-mile radius ¬- an increase of 15 miles from the original 5 GHz PMP 450.
  • Newly available 5 MHz channel bandwidth complements the 10 and 20 MHz channel bandwidths, providing more options for spectrum-congested areas.


These enhancements offer service providers and network operators higher throughput performance, GPS synchronization and low latency to deliver seamless voice, video and data connectivity to their subscribers.

"Deploying the PMP 450 at 5 GHz has increased access point capacity by six times our current platform.  Its speed increases are significant, and with its availability in new frequency bands, we can meet our customers' growing bandwidth demands.  The 2.4 GHz PMP 450 is an important new tool for us and we will be deploying it throughout our network," said Bret Westwood, vice president of Network Operations, JAB Broadband. "Our configuration of Cambium products has proven to be a sound investment.  Over the last seven years, Cambium access points have been key to our success.  We have seen a steady increase in triple-play connectivity needs from our subscribers, and Cambium has continually provided us additional radio throughput in a wide range of frequencies to meet this demand.  And the fact that the PMP 450 had the same interface as our existing equipment and the same installation process makes it that much easier and faster for our team on the ground."

Launched in 2012 at 5 GHz, the PMP 450 is now used in hundreds of networks in more than 45 countries.

"Our challenge was finding a cost-effective solution to the problem of reducing interference in the bands we use, and effectively meeting the needs of the under-served populations that had been left behind by other providers," said Tad Vernor, installations and services manager of Guadalupe Valley Electric Cooperative. "We found a perfect fit with Cambium.  Our network, configured mostly wirelessly, is exceptionally stable with little downtime. With Cambium's products in our network, we feel confident in fulfilling the needs of our user base, which is spread over 3,500 square miles in Texas and will continue to grow."

The PMP 450's video surveillance capabilities have proven useful for government service providers, a key market for Cambium Networks.  Newer high-definition cameras require significant (5-8 Mbps) upstream bandwidth, which is not feasible with ADSL but easily configured on the PMP 450.  Public safety measures can be quickly implemented and maintained, a welcome alternative to costlier wire or fiber-based solutions.

"We are delighted that the PMP 450 is being used by a number of governmental entities, which speaks to its versatility, durability and affordability," stated Atul Bhatnagar, president and CEO, Cambium Networks. "We will continue to enhance the PMP 450's capabilities to support our customers' emerging requirements.  The expanding capabilities of the PMP 450 enable more providers to reap the same benefits of improved services and increased revenue that our existing customers have enjoyed."

For additional product information, please visit the PMP 450 Access Point webpage.

To find out more about Cambium Networks™ go to www.cambiumnetworks.com, or  CONTACT your WAV Rep today!


About Cambium Networks:
Cambium Networks provides broadband wireless infrastructure solutions for service providers, industrial markets and enterprises worldwide. The company currently has four million of its secure, resilient and scalable access and transport nodes deployed in thousands of networks in more than 150 countries. Cambium Networks ecosystem of partners, development engineers, and support teams work together to deliver relentless innovation and customer delight through forward-looking solutions that provide data, voice and video connectivity when and where it's needed. For more information, visit: www.cambiumnetworks.com.


Microsemi Announces New PD-90022GHO/AC Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) Dual-Port Passive Hub
Published on 7/19/2013

Microsemi's Leading Edge Dual-port Power-over-Ethernet Passive Hub Offers  Cost-effective, IEEE 802.3at-compliant Solution

PoE Hub Ideal for Powering Outdoor WLAN Access Points, Security Network Cameras and Other IP Terminals

 ALISO VIEJO, Calif.-July 9, 2013-MicrosemiCorporation (Nasdaq: MSCC),a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today announced its new PD-9002GHO/AC Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) dual-port passive hub-the industry's first such device for outdoor applications. The PD-9002GHO offers a cost-effective solution that complies with IEEE 802.3at standards for delivering 30 watts (W) of power per port while ensuring safe and reliable operation in outdoor environments for two standard PoE data terminals.

The PD-9002GHO/AC allows wireless LAN access points, IP cameras, wireless LAN mesh, small cell backhauls and other outdoor applications to receive power, along with data, over standard Ethernet cables-with no change to the existing infrastructure.

"The launch of this industry-leading outdoor hub was designed specifically to meet the growth of outdoor installations where two devices in the same location both require PoE and data connection," said Sani Ronen, director of marketing for PoE systems at Microsemi. "In addition to providing our customers with a simpler and lower cost installation in comparison to existing alternatives, Microsemi's new PD-9002GHO/AC offers a one-box solution without the need for outdoor enclosure or two outdoor rated AC outlets."

Microsemi's passive PoE hub supports 10/100/1000Mbps data connectivity between the ports and is an optimal solution for the installation of two PoE devices. The PD-9002GHO/AC also offers surge protection for the AC and PoE ports. The device performs data connectivity between its ports and also delivers PoE to the ports. In addition, the PoE passive hub allows customers to avoid the power-wasting active switching components commonly used in PoE switches.

The 9002GHO is optimal for security applications where an IP camera is installed in a remote location and the camera data stream is backhauled via a wireless link. In this case the 9002GHO offers a complete solution, providing power to both the camera and the wireless link to enable data connectivity between them without the need for a switch. The 9002GHO provides the same optimal solution for other applications where two PoE-enabled devices are installed in the same outdoor location such as WLAN mesh and small cells/Wi-Fi backhaul.

Other key features include:

  • IP66 rated
  • Extended temperature range -40 degrees C, +55 degrees C
  • Up to 30W of PoE provided per port
  • Supports 10/100/1000Mbps data rates
  • Plug-and-play installation, no need to open the unit during installation  
  • Supports both 802.3af and 802.3at powered devices

Availability

Samples of the PD902GHO are available to qualified customers now. For more information please visit http://www.microsemi.com/powerdsine/pd-9002gho or email sales.support@microsemi.com.

About Microsemi

Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC) offers a comprehensive portfolio of semiconductor and system solutions for communications, defense & security, aerospace and industrial markets. Products include high-performance, radiation-hardened and highly reliable analog mixed-signal integrated circuits, FPGAs, SoCs and ASICs; power management products; timing and voice processing devices; RF solutions; discrete components; security technologies and scalable anti-tamper products; Power-over-Ethernet ICs and midspans; as well as custom design capabilities and services. Microsemi is headquartered in Aliso Viejo, Calif., and has approximately 3,000 employees globally. Learn more at www.microsemi.com.


Ruckus Wireless Appoints New Celebrity “Spokesperson
Published on 4/4/2013

SUNNYVALE, CA - April 1, 2013 - Ruckus Wireless, Inc. (NYSE: RKUS) announced today that it has come to a contractual agreement with comedian and writer Robert Smigel, who will immediately assume the responsibilities of the company's celebrity "spokesperson". Smigel will replace former Ruckus spokesperson Calvin Broadus, Jr., whose contract was terminated in January 2013.

Smigel, who will represent Ruckus exclusively as his creation Triumph the Insult Dog, has an impressive track record of significantly raising brand profiles and creating viral buzz. Smigel first came to prominence when he was hired as a writer for the long-running late-night staple Saturday Night Live in 1985, creating the mainstay segments Ambiguously Gay Duo and Saturday TV Funhouse. His most famous character, Triumph, made his debut on Late Night with Conan O'Brien in February 1997.

Now, Triumph the Insult Dog will exclusively represent Ruckus Wireless in a series of videos, promotions, and live appearances designed to further build awareness for one of the wireless industry's most recognized and respected brands.

"I'm incredibly excited to be partnering with such a dynamic and innovative company in Ruckus," said Smigel. "After all of my successes in late night television, I'm looking forward to embarking on this new adventure, taking this incredible brand to its next level."

"This is a great achievement for Ruckus," stated Selina Lo, CEO of Ruckus Wireless. "Partnering with such a well known personality is a very important step in our rapid growth as a company. We are honored to have Robert, and Triumph, as part of the Ruckus family."

Terms of the agreement state that Triumph the Insult Dog will participate in a number of company events and functions, including the BiG DOGs Partner Conferences worldwide, major tradeshows, Ruckus shareholder and board of directors meetings, analyst briefings and significant press events.

"I can't tell you how happy I am with this. I mean look at my tail going!" stated an excited Triumph. "I use Wi-Fi all the time to do my stuff that I do online. It's great with Ruckus. And lots of other companies make Wi-Fi stuff too…for me to poop on!"

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Smigel, as Triumph the Insult Dog, immediately replaces the former Ruckus celebrity representative Calvin Broadus, Jr. In January 2013, the agreement between Ruckus and Mr. Broadus was prematurely terminated when, after returning from Jamaica, Mr. Broadus changed his pseudonym from "Snoop Dogg" to "Snoop Lion" in violation of the original contract.

"I'm the reincarnation of Bob Marley," a seemingly confused Mr. Broadus proclaimed. "I still want to do that Wi-Fi shizz and all but I…wait, what? Fo'Shizzle."


Datalogic is recognized as a Best Channel Vendor for 2013
Published on 4/2/2013

Bologna, March 20, 2013 - Datalogic, global leader in Automatic Data Capture and Industrial Automation, is pleased to announce that it has been recognized as one ofthe Business Solutions Magazine (BSM) Best Channel Vendors in the Automatic ID Data Capture (AIDC) Industry for 2013. 

During the period from September to mid- October 2012 BSM VARs were asked to rate their vendor partners in seven categories, through an independent survey monitored by Penn State University.  Datalogic placed at the top in two of the surveyed categories: Channel Program and Channel Friendliness. 

Over the past years, Datalogic frequently has been noted as a Channel Vendor Leader in the BSM annual survey. Datalogic is dedicated to providing partners with quality products, services and support tools to assist their efforts in marketing Datalogic's products. Their EASEOFBIZ Channel Program is aimed at the partner's top and bottom line, aimed at increasing business opportunities, increasing success rates in negotiations, smooth operations and reducing the cost of transaction and cost of relationship with Datalogic. Datalogic wants its partners to win more customers and be more profitable while working together in the AIDC marketplace.

"We are deeply honored to be named one of BSM's Best Channel Vendors for 2013", stated Bill Parnell, CEO of Datalogic ADC. "Datalogic's partners will always be our highest priority. Our belief that strong relationships with partners are the key to our mutual success in the marketplace is the backbone of our EASEOFBIZ Channel Program.  Our channel program recognizes the uniqueness and points of strength of our partners, helping Datalogic to work towards jointly designing a journey to success with our partners. We look forward to a strong and successful 2013 together."


Proxim Wins "Best Mobile Wireless Broadband Video Surveillance Solution" Award
Published on 4/1/2013

Silicon Valley, CA, March 12, 2013 - Proxim Wireless Corporation (OTC Markets: PRXM), a leading provider of complete outdoor wireless backhaul systems utilizing WORP® technology, has been awarded the 2013 Government Security News (GSN) Platinum Award for "Best Mobile Wireless Broadband Video Surveillance Solution" for its Tsunami™ MP.11 HS 4454 broadband product. The 2013 GSN awards were formally announced at the Border Security Expo occurring March 12-13, 2013 in Phoenix, Arizona. 


Product Applications

The MP.11 HS 4454 product has the features to deliver real-world performance for a variety of real-world applications. In particular, the flexibility and features of the product allow it to excel when delivering HD video security and surveillance coverage. As just one example, the MP.11 HS 4454 product can be configured to deliver real-time video from an unmanned vehicle in the air to people on the ground driving in their vehicle. A pictorial demonstration of the uninterrupted video coverage that can be enjoyed by ground personnel (even while moving between base stations) is being included on Proxim's website.

In addition to border patrol and security, the MP.11 HS 4454 product can be used to provide ultra-secure, cost-effective, high-performance connectivity in a wide variety of other public safety applications, such as secure communication networks, perimeter security, transportation system monitoring and telemetry, and remote monitoring of city streets, airports, bridges, seaports, transportation hubs, offices, warehouses, and other areas. 

Product Applications

Proxim's MP.11 HS 4454 product benefits from Proxim's 20+ years of experience in developing wireless broadband equipment and the technological performance and differentiation enabled by Proxim's proprietary Wireless Outdoor Routing Protocol (WORP®) software. Specific features that differentiate the MP.11 HS 4454 product include:

  • Being the only radio that can support both the NATO (4.4 - 5.0 GHz) and unlicensed 5 GHz (5.2 - 5.8 GHz) frequency bands in a single radio product
  • Being software configurable such that a single hardware SKU can serve in a Point-to-Point (PtP) or Point-to-Multipoint (PtMP) configuration (and as either a base station or a subscriber unit in a PtMP setting)
  • Enabling mobility ensuring uninterrupted connectivity for a subscriber unit moving at up to 120 miles per hour and even roaming from one base station to another
  • Being certified as FIPS 140-2 level 2 compliant providing ultra-secure connectivity

All of these differentiating features and flexibilities were specifically designed by Proxim to meet the real-world needs and desires of its customers in this market. 

Of course, the MP.11 HS 4454 product shares other features with Proxim's other radio products powered by Proxim's proprietary WORP software such as:

  • OFDM radio technology
  • Carrier-grade Quality of Service (with up to 512 service level classifications possible)
  • Increased spectral efficiency
  • RF interference avoidance via dynamic shifting to a less-congested channel
  • Centralized management
  • Small form factor
  • Low power consumption
  • Easy and fast installation - audible tone and real-time signal strength measurement enabling quick installation without having to pull wired cables
  • Designed for use in harsh environmental conditions (IP67 Rating)
  • High power output enabling long operating distances. In fact, the MP.11 HS 4454 product has enabled real-world connectivity at a distance of over 50 miles at a 48 Mbps data rate.

Industry’s Top Mobility Experts Emerge from Aruba Networks’ Airheads Conference Ready to Secure and Manage BYOD
Published on 3/25/2013

SUNNYVALE, Calif. - March 19, 2013 - Aruba Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARUN), a leading provider of next-generation network access solutions, today announced that its 2013 Airheads Conference doubled in attendance from last year, with more than 1,200 mobility technical experts convening March 12-15 at the Las Vegas Cosmopolitan Hotel. This record number of attendees from the end user, channel partner and vendor communities met to share best practices, complete training and certifications, and receive early previews of the latest innovations from Aruba Networks and its partners.

With the rise of mobility and the challenges of the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) phenomenon, Airheads has become the industry's only conference focused on fusing the disparate technology silos of wireless and RF, mobile security, and mobile device and application management. Topics addressed during conference sessions included optimizing the air for voice and video applications like Microsoft Lync, designing for the all-wireless office and crafting a robust BYOD policy for users, devices and applications.

The conference marked the first anniversary of the Airheads Social platform, an interactive community where participants can share with and learn from the leading mobility innovators and practitioners in the networking industry. Airheads Social has seen exponential growth in the last 12 months, with over 11,000 members now registered online, and amassing more than 3 million page and message views per month - representing 100% year over year growth.

At the Airheads Conference, Aruba announced its 2013 Airheads MVPs (Most Valuable Players), with more than 50 community members recognized for their technical expertise as well as their contributions to the Airheads Community. The Airheads MVPs come from a diverse range of customers and partners, including technical leaders from leading financial services firms, retail and I.T. companies as well as large universities and healthcare organizations. This year's MVPs come from 18 different countries and represent approximately 27% of the total posts made to Airheads Social for the year.

"The Airheads Conference is a 'must-attend' event for any mobility professional," said Matthew Sabin, Airheads MVP Expert and Network Engineer, WinCo Foods. "The opportunities for networking at the conference with knowledgeable industry experts are tremendous and the content is invaluable for keeping up with technology advances and solutions for end user requirements. I plan to make this a regular event on my schedule each year."

"The Airheads Social platform has seen tremendous growth in both member count and activity since its inception one year ago, and we are gratified to see the high level of engagement that our community members display," said Keerti Melkote, Co-Founder and CTO for Aruba Networks. "We believe the Airheads Community is unique in this industry, and that it represents the best and brightest of mobility and wireless LAN. We are proud of the contributions our members are making to the industry as a whole."

To access the recordings and presentations from the 2013 Airheads Conference, stay tuned to the conference page on Airheads Social.


New All-in-One, Wi-Fi Hotspot and Internet Access Gateway from Nomadix
Published on 3/25/2013

 

AGOURA HILLS, Calif., February 5, 2013 - Nomadix, Inc., the innovator and pioneer of public access gateways, today announced the Nomadix Wireless Connect Gateway (NWCG), an all-in-one Wi-Fi hotspot and feature-rich Internet access gateway that provides secure Internet access for wireless users. It is designed for smaller establishments, such as retail chains, restaurants, conference rooms, waiting rooms, or any location where visitors want to connect to the local area network.

According to the Wi-Fi Alliance, there are about 750,000 Wi-Fi hotspots worldwide with more than 700 million users and about 800 million new Wi-Fi devices every year. Smart phones, tablets, gaming consoles, laptops and netbooks are only adding to this demand. The new NWCG addresses the skyrocketing demand for public Wi-Fi while providing a secure connection. In the case of applications that do not require Wi-Fi, such as network connectivity for a conference room, the gateway can serve up to 200 users.

 

"The unique quality of the Wireless Connect Gateway is that it's more than simply a Wi-Fi hotspot - it's also a gateway in a box, which can be used as a standalone four LAN port authentication gateway to monitor and control Internet access for guests and visitors," said Nomadix Chief Commercial and Operating Officer Fred Reeder. "By combining a gateway with a Wi-Fi access point, the Wireless Connect Gateway packs a powerful one-two punch."

 

While many hotspot devices force users to navigate through technical configurations, the NWCG is equipped with plug-and-play technology so that users don't need to change their existing IP and other network configurations to connect to the Internet. Simple to install, the NWCG supplies businesses with a name and password page for their establishment, thereby providing patrons with fast and seamless wireless connectivity. Robust gateway features include easy visitor registration, marketing Web pages such as walled gardens, and a portal page.

 

When accompanied by the VP 20 printer accessory, patrons are able to use the NWCG in one of three ways: as a customer service courtesy (free), as a premium when a purchase is made from the venue, or as paid access. The three button thermal printer allows establishments to create time allotments for specific subscribers to the Internet. The printer can be programmed for a predetermined number of minutes, hours or days, at which time the VP 20 will generate and print a voucher with an access code, password and length of time requested. Access can either be programmed for use all at once or to allow patrons to use the balance of the prepaid allotment over a set period of time. Once the time limit has been reached, the access code is terminated. Reeder explains, "It is possible to have the voucher system pay for the entire system in less than a year."

 

The NWCG can also be considered a revenue generator and customer loyalty motivator. Adds Reeder, "Offering consistent, readily-available Wi-Fi to patrons allows establishments to build their customer loyalty and retention. Because the Wireless Connect Gateway is flexible, it can be deployed to increase revenue through additional services such as providing authenticated Internet access and Wi-Fi capability to small establishments. Point of sale systems can also be included in the Wi-Fi or a wired network making this wireless gateway just right for the small retail service provider. It's a win-win for patrons and businesses alike.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


All Aboard’ Ruckus Wireless for Transportation
Published on 3/25/2013

SUNNYVALE, CA - March 20, 2013 - Ruckus Wireless, Inc. (NYSE: RKUS) announced today that its Ruckus ZoneFlex™ 7982 indoor three-stream (3x3:3) 802.11n access point (AP) and Ruckus ZoneFlex 7782 3x3:3 dual-band outdoor AP Series with Ruckus BeamFlex™ technology meet test requirements for use by various U.S. railway systems in their commuter train and subway stations and platforms across the country.

These indoor and outdoor Ruckus APs meet requirements of the following tests:

  • EN 61373:2010
    Railway applications - Rolling stock equipment - Shock and vibration;
  • EN 50121-1:2006
    Railway applications - Electromagnetic compatibility - Part 1: General, and;
  • EN 50121-4:2006
    Railway applications - Electromagnetic compatibility - Part 4: Emission and immunity of the signaling and telecommunications apparatus tests.

These tests, utilized by railway systems across the U.S., are overseen by CENELEC, through its close collaboration with the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). They involved subjecting these Ruckus APs to shock and vibration, random vibration, and long-life vibration, and measuring supply surge, transients, radio frequency (RF) susceptibility, and RF emissions.

Meeting these test requirements means that Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi technology can now be deployed to enable high-performance wireless LANs (WLANs) trackside on railway systems nationwide, providing an exceptional user experience for data-hungry users of mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. This is especially important for those who commute on a daily basis and demand Wi-Fi access both while on and off their trains.

Smart Wi-Fi Inside the Station

The ZoneFlex 7982 is the industry's highest performing, highest capacity 3-stream enterprise AP, delivering consistent performance and maintaining stable connections within high-capacity environments and to mobile devices that constantly change their location and orientation. The simple variation of a device's orientation can account for up to a 5x performance degradation among Wi-Fi products unable to adapt to such changes. To address these challenges, the ZoneFlex 7982 is the only three-stream, dual-band 802.11n access point to combine dynamic polarization diversity with adaptive antenna arrays and transmit beamforming to give customers up to a 4x improvement in Wi-Fi performance, signal gain and reception with BeamFlex+. Capable of supporting up to 500 clients per device, the ZoneFlex 7982 is ideal for use in high-density public venues such as train and subway stations.

Smart Wi-Fi Outside the Station

For outdoor railway environments such as commuter train station platforms, the Ruckus ZoneFlex 7782 outdoor AP Series is a family of four high-capacity Wi-Fi access points designed to give service providers unprecedented capacity and performance. With models supporting omni-directional antennas, 120º sectorized, and 30x30º narrow-beam coverage through integrated internal antennas as well as external antenna options, ZoneFlex 7782 APs offer a unique combination of high performance and flexibility in a sleek, low profile, light form factor essential for meeting the tight mechanical and aesthetic constraints of deployment outdoors.

Each Ruckus ZoneFlex 7982 AP is a dual-band, three stream (3x3:3) 802.11n access point enabled for high throughput approaching 900 Mbps. ZoneFlex 7782 APs with integrated antennas support Ruckus-patented BeamFlex adaptive antenna technology for greater signal gain and interference mitigation. Additionally, the Ruckus ZoneFlex 7782 family integrates a GPS receiver, allowing service providers to begin providing location-based services as well as continuous spectrum monitoring features.

"Our APs have proven their performance, stability and reliability in all types of indoor and outdoor environments, including in places as remote as Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, where temperatures can reach minus 45 degrees Celsius," said Rob Mustarde, VP of Marketing for Ruckus Wireless. "We were confident our APs would meet or exceed these railway-specific tests, and appreciating the large variety of voluntary and mandatory requirements that currently exist globally, we'll aggressively continue to submit to and meet any additional test requirements and other certifications, where required, to facilitate deployments at train stations and subway systems around the world."

Additional certifications for train stations and subway platforms in other regions, including Europe and Asia-Pacific, and for additional Ruckus ZoneFlex APs, are underway and anticipated to be completed throughout 2013.

Pricing and Availability

Available immediately, the Ruckus ZoneFlex 7982 indoor Smart Wi-Fi access point is priced at $1,099 (USD MSRP), and Ruckus ZoneFlex 7782 outdoor Smart Wi-Fi access points are priced at $2,999 (USD MSRP).


Gamber-Johnson announces a new Side Handle MAG™ Dock for the Getac B300 Computer
Published on 3/7/2013

 

Stevens Point, WI - March 7, 2013 - Gamber-Johnson, an ISO 9001:2008 certified manufacturer of rugged docking stations and vehicle mounting, announces the newest version of their popular MAG Docking Station line for the Getac B300 computer.

 

The MAG Dock for Getac B300 is constructed using a one-piece magnesium chassis, which enhances the overall strength and performance. The industry leading MAG Dock features an easy-to-activate side docking handle; ergonomically designed with a wide grip and smoother docking activation, the computer can be docked by simply pulling the handle toward you.  All Gamber-Johnson docking stations come with a standard key lock for added security.

 

The MAG Dock for Getac B300 has passed MIL-STD-810G shock/vibration testing and has undergone extensive cycle testing on the latch and docking mechanisms.  Additionally, the MAG Dock for Getac B300 contains forward facing ports for low mounting capability, minimal cable strain and minimal swivel resistance, is USB 2.0 compliant, and offers a no or dual antenna pass-through options. The MAG Dock for Getac B300 has one Ethernet, four USB, two Serial, microphone, VGA, mouse/keyboard and headphone ports.  The MAG Dock for Getac B300 comes standard with an integrated internal power supply.  The docking station also has a power switch with a Green LED indicator light and optional by-pass capability and carries a three-year limited warranty.

 

The MAG Dock for Getac B300 attaches to any existing Gamber-Johnson Motion Attachments. Gamber-Johnson offers a full line of Vehicle Bases, Poles, and Motion Attachments to complete the mounting system.

 

Below is a list of the MAG Dock for Getac B300 part numbers: 

  

7160-0461-00 - MAG Dock for Getac B300 with No RF with Internal Power Supply

7160-0461-02 - MAG Dock for Getac B300 with Dual RF with Internal Power Supply

 

For complete product specifications, visit our web site at www.gamberjohnson.com.


Availability for the New MAG Dock for Getac B300:  4/5/2013

 


CAMBIUM REACHES THE PARTS OTHERS CANNOT REACH
Published on 3/7/2013

06 February 2013 -Fixed wireless broadband reaches the parts of the UK that other technologies will never reach - and at speeds of up to 30 M/bits. That was the message delivered this week in Westminster to the Parliamentary Internet, Communications and Technology Forum by Cambium Networks' UK and Ireland Sales Manager Graham Bolton.

He addressed a select group of MPs, local Government leaders and broadband providers and vendors. Speaking under a themed section entitled, "Urban and Rural Issues", Mr Bolton questioned whether the Government was spending its broadband funds wisely by investing more into urban areas in order to give "better" broadband.

"Surely the Government would get a better and faster ROI by providing a broadband service to people who do not have any? I would argue that £10m invested in rural areas would cover more people, faster and get better ROI than the same amount invested in an urban area," he said.

"Nearly ten million people - 20% of England's population - live in rural areas, which make up 86% of the area of the country. So the issue we are being faced with is that the current rural deployment projects are not giving 100% coverage of the area being invested in - we are getting 85-90% depending on what region, which means there would still be nearly around 1.5 million people with no broadband whatsoever."

Mr Bolton highlighted projects in the UK and around the world where fixed wireless broadband is solving this dilemma with dramatic results in the face of high bandwidth demand. He also reminded his audience that less than three months ago the European Union had approved fixed wireless as a technology that could attract NGA (Next Generation Access) funding.

Joint sponsors of this event were NG Events Ltd, who will be running three major conferences across the UK throughout 2013, covering all aspects of Next Generation Network provision. They are Digital Scotland in Edinburgh (22 May), the Intelligent Cities Conference in Leeds (19 June) and the NextGen National Conference in London (14-15 October).


CAMBIUM NETWORKS APPOINTS ATUL BHATNAGAR AS PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Published on 3/5/2013

ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill., Feb. 21, 2013 - Cambium Networks™, a leading provider of IP wireless broadband access and transport solutions, today announced the appointment of Atul Bhatnagar, a distinguished executive with transformational experience at growing technology businesses, as the company's new president and chief executive officer (CEO). Bhatnagar will also join the company's board of directors.

Rob Amen, a managing director at Vector Capital and member of Cambium's board of directors said, "Atul is a seasoned technology executive with unparalleled strategic and operational leadership experience. We believe his industry expertise, operational acumen and relentless dedication to innovation will allow Cambium to accelerate growth and continue its long history of delivering the industry's most novel products to the wireless broadband market. We are excited to welcome Atul to Cambium and look forward to working with him."

Bhatnagar has extensive experience leading innovative high-growth global wireless businesses and has an exceptional track record of accelerating new product development. Bhatnagar spent more than four years as president and CEO of Ixia Communications (NASDAQ: XXIA). At Ixia, he was responsible for the development and execution of the company's wired and wireless convergence strategy, which further solidified Ixia's position as a world leader in converged IP services testing solutions. During his tenure at Ixia, Bhatnagar doubled revenues to $350 million and increased the market value of Ixia from $400 million to more than $1 billion.

Earlier in his career, Bhatnagar worked for Divitas Networks, Nortel, HP and Tektronix in a wide range of positions. Bhatnagar received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology and Science and his Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from University of New Mexico.

"I'm excited to join Cambium Networks and humbled to be part of a legacy that has transformed the wireless communications industry," said Bhatnagar. "Cambium is uniquely positioned to take advantage of vast market opportunities and I look forward to working with this talented team to continue to build upon the company's momentum as a standalone entity."

Bhatnagar succeeds Phil Bolt, who facilitated the spin-out of Cambium Networks from Motorola Solutions. Bolt has been the company's president and chief executive officer since the creation of Cambium Networks in 2011 and spent nine years with the predecessors of Cambium Networks as vice-president of wireless networks solutions at Motorola Solutions and CEO of Orthogon Systems. During his tenure, Bolt oversaw the establishment of Cambium as a stand-alone entity, strengthened the company's point-to-point and point-to-multipoint wireless product portfolios and positioned the company to capitalize on opportunities in the industrial communications, public safety and global service provider markets. Bolt will continue to serve on Cambium's board of directors and will assist with the leadership transition.

Bolt commented, "With the divestiture from Motorola Solutions complete and the establishment of Cambium as truly a stand-alone entity, I feel that now is a good time for me to let go of my day-to-day responsibilities at the company. Atul is a highly qualified executive with the right industry expertise, leadership qualities and creative personality to further transform the company and accelerate its growth. I'm excited about the future of Cambium and I look forward to continuing to serve on the board of directors."

Amen said, "We want to thank Phil for his strong leadership as the CEO of Cambium Networks over the past two years. The complex spin-out from Motorola Solutions would simply not have been possible without Phil's hard work, leadership and dedication to the company. We look forward to continuing our relationship with Phil as a board member of Cambium Networks."


WAV, Inc. Adds Nomadix Gateways to Product Roster
Published on 2/12/2013

Aurora, IL (February 12, 2013) - WAV, Inc., (www.wavonline.com) the value-added distributor of wireless broadband and MESH, networking and WLAN, mobile and rugged computing, data collection, RFID and printers and physical security solutions, has announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with Nomadix (www.nomadix.com). Nomadix is a leading provider of network gateway solutions.

With this agreement, WAV will offer the entire Nomadix product line, including the AG 2300, the AG 5800 and the Nomadix Internet Traffic Optimizer (NITO). These products equip VARs to boost and manage customer's networks. WAV will also support their VARs and Solution Providers with technical support, and the capability to deliver a wide breadth of pre and post-sale services.

"Nomadix sees WAV as a company that excels in equipping its VARs and Solution Providers with knowledge and support," said Fred Reeder, Chief Operating Officer at Nomadix. "With the launch of several new products, including the Nomadix Internet Traffic Optimizer and Nomadix Wireless Connect Gateway, WAV, as a true Value Added Distributor, can bring their industry expertise to bear as we continue our expansion into the Education, Healthcare, Hospitality and Enterprise markets."

The AG 2300 is a cost-effective platform designed for small public venues and enables the deployment of wired or wireless networks supporting up to 100 to 200 simultaneous users.

The AG 5800 is a high-performance access gateway to meet the growing demands for bandwidth.  It is designed to extend a wired or Wi-Fi network to create a public Internet access network, the AG 5800 is intended for medium to large sized venues, such as hotels, airports, enterprises, and convention centers

The NITO is a highly-efficient, powerful and cost-effective appliance designed to boost existing bandwidth.  It enables IT managers to access and review traffic patterns and content usage, and offers insight for intelligent bandwidth management and allocation.

"Our Resellers and Solutions Providers are constantly in need for more bandwidth," said Norm Dumbroff, president and CEO of WAV, Inc. "The Nomadix product line offers gateways that enhance the wireless experience, with quality, secure access and is a great fit for our product portfolio."  

WAV is the industry's only single-stop distributor providing the depth of knowledge and expert services required to fully address the specific technology and value-added services needs of the VAR and Solution Provider community. WAV performs professional services for its Solution Provider community including site surveys, software and hardware development and integration, custom rollout kits, installation and technical support.


WAV, Inc. Signs Agreement with ORing
Published on 2/11/2013

Aurora, IL (February 11, 2013) - WAV, Inc., (www.wavonline.com) the value-added distributor of wireless broadband and MESH, networking and WLAN, mobile and rugged computing, data collection, RFID and printers and physical security solutions, has announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with ORing Industrial Networking Corp (www.oring-networking.com). ORing is a leading provider of industrial networking hardware and software.

With this expanded agreement, WAV will offer the entire ORing product line, including POE switches, POE Media Converters, and Wireless Access Points (APs).

"WAV is excited to sign this agreement with ORing," said Norm Dumbroff, president and CEO of WAV, Inc. "Our customers look for network efficiency at economical cost. Adding ORing's products into our product portfolio allows us to provide even more value to our VARs and Solution Providers."  

ORing Ethernet switches implement rugged industrial-grade surveillance networks that are well-protected by ORing's advanced redundancy technologies which, upon any node failure, provide swift network recovery.

ORing's media converters can satisfy the demand of operating environment. With a wide operating temperature range of -40 - 70 ºC (-40 - 158 ºF), they also accept a wide voltage range from dual 12 - 48 VDC power inputs, so it is suitable for harsh operating environments.

ORing's APs can be configured to operate in AP/Client /Bridge /AP-Client Mode, and provide dual Ethernet ports. With dust-tight connection and reverses, SMA-type connectors that can install any reverse SMA-type antennas to extend communication distance, the APs are specifically designed for the toughest industrial environments.

"ORing has made hundreds of thousands of industrial switches and networking devices," said ORing CEO, Angus Shih.  "We are happy to partner with WAV to offer the market solid products with great service and distribution channel.   We are working hard to achieve our goal to make ORing the best value brand in the market within five years."

WAV is the industry's only single-stop distributor providing the depth of knowledge and expert services required to fully address the specific technology and value-added services needs of the VAR and Solution Provider community. WAV performs professional services for its Solution Provider community including site surveys, software and hardware development and integration, custom rollout kits, installation and technical support.