Ubiquiti Unifi Wi-Fi systems are a range of access points linked to a Web portal for management.
The statistics that are measured help show how many devices are connected and how much bandwidth is being used. We can use this information to avoid bottlenecks, meaning that your problems are solved.
Why choose them?
- Our engineers will say that the Ubqiuiti systems are properly managed and just solve wireless problems.
- Our customers all ask why we didn’t tell them sooner!
- Antenna design. The devices have better antennas than most competitors. This means their range is greater.
Ubiquiti also have an LR (or Long Range) version with an improved amplifier. We use this when walls are thicker or when we want to cover long corridors etc.
When installing, the portal allows us work out where to install devices. We can upload a map of the building and then check that devices are located to give best coverage. Afterwards it lets us check that devices are working to their best ability.
Offices and Businesses
In a business environment its easy to set up guest, staff and business WIFI’s all running on the same access point. Each Wi-Fi can have operate on a separate schedule so for instance you can have a staff Wi-Fi enabled at lunch time, a guest
Wi-Fi enabled during office hours and a Business WI-FI enabled 24 hours a day.
We can configure the speed to change automatically based on the passwords you provide, so users who just need to access email could have a lower speed while users who access large files can have more speed.
Security is paramount. We can integrate with your PC passwords so that the Wi-Fi can only be connected to by proper users. – No more Wi-Fi attacks.
We can use the time windows to avoid risk. By enabling Wi-Fi when it should be used and leaving it off for the rest of the time you are less exposed.
In locations like hotels or student accommodation people are normally using the internet to pass time by watching videos. However the servers that stream videos are designed to detect the maximum speed available to a computer and then use it all.
This means that without bandwidth control, the first person to click play will hog all of the bandwidth at the frustration of your other customers.
Our systems have a web management site where you can easily change the amount of bandwidth available or change the time when individuals / groups can access the internet.
This means that each person gets a fair share of the bandwidth available. Video players will still work and more importantly everyone will be able to work!
Happier customers will mean longer lets and more return customers.
We also provide waterproof Access points that mean you can have evenly shared reliable and secure WiFi on fields, across festival sites or any wide area.
By hiding the WiFi name we can restrict access to the important organisers so that video events can have reliable bandwidth without interference from customers phones etc.
The issue with homes compared to an office is that they are complex shapes. An office will normally be rectangular but a house will have many internal walls. This reduces the Wi-Fi signal and then leads to unreliability on the connection.
A common fix is to install Wi-Fi repeaters so the signal reaches all areas, however Wi-Fi cant talk and listen at the same time. This means that a repeater listens for half its life and talks the rest, effectively halving the speed by sharing the air time. This is called “Time Division Multiplex”.
Similarly as you connect more devices the system slows down because each device has to share the air time.
The real solution is to add extra access points not repeaters. Access points each have a wire back to the router and this means they only listen to the clients and don’t have to repeat the information to each other. The Wi-Fi is then faster. The Unified access points do talk to each other to negotiate which channel they should use. That way they avoid conflicts that would corrupt the signal. Each adjacent access point chooses a different channel.
We spent the last few days desperately installing generators for our clients in Scotland - trying to get ready for the XMAS period amongst strikes and power cuts.
If only you provided generators, then power would be as reliable as the network you set up for us. That never goes wrong - if a line fails the system automatically connects to the spare line and our customers keep running! Well done.
You made a real difference to our business, because you stopped us getting a massive surge of calls each time there was a line fault.