Wi-Fi For Enterprise
Wi-Fi has become the core of enterprise networks. Wi-Fi CERTIFIED devices offer security and performance that network managers expect. The latest generation of Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi CERTIFIED ac, builds on the established fundamentals of Wi-Fi CERTIFIED n and brings even higher performance to enterprise networks by increasing its speed and capacity and making more efficient use of the wireless spectrum.
Wi-Fi CERTIFIED ac – bringing higher performance to enterprise networks
The number of employee-owned smartphones and tablets used in the enterprise will more than double by 2014, reaching 350 million, compared to almost 150 million in 2012 (Juniper Research). With the increase in employees bringing their own devices (BYOD) like tablets, smartphones, and laptops into the workplace, networks can rely on Wi-Fi CERTIFIED ac to handle heavy traffic and growing connectivity demands to enable increased flexibility and productivity of a mobile workforce.
In addition to traditional networking, Wi-Fi CERTIFIED ac provides greater capacity to enable more applications that require higher throughput, including multimedia and video conferencing, wireless display, and increased use of voice over Wi-Fi in the enterprise. As products continue to commercialize, vendors will bring out the best that Wi-Fi CERTIFIED ac has to offer.
Wi-Fi CERTIFIED programs provide a third-party seal of approval for interoperability and security of enterprise-grade equipment. The Wi-Fi CERTIFIED interoperability certificate is the definitive record of a product's testing.
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Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Voice-Enterprise – voice quality and bandwidth management tools for the enterprise
Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Voice-Enterprise, introduced in 2012, defines the requirements for enterprise-grade voice quality, mobility, power saving and security. The Voice-Enterprise program is designed to meet the needs of enterprise networks that are larger in size, require support for advanced WPA2-Enterprise security mechanisms, support fast transitions between APs and management tools for voice applications.
The Voice-Enterprise program requires certification for WMM-Admission Control, providing bandwidth management tools for optimizing voice delivery. WMM-Admission Control manages traffic streams depending on the availability of network resources, taking into account network load and channel conditions.
With the Wi-Fi Voice-Personal certification program as a foundation, Voice-Enterprise certification testing adds support for mobility within large Wi-Fi networks. It leverages the Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMM), WMM-Power Save, and WMM-Admission Control certification programs for quality of service (QoS), the enterprise-grade security provided by Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 (WPA2) Enterprise, plus radio resource measurement, fast basic service set (BSS) transition, and wireless network management features.
Learn about Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Voice-Enterprise:
- Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ Voice-Enterprise: Delivering Wi-Fi® voice to the enterprise
- Voice-Enterprise Q&A
- Press release
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