The state of the art in Wi-Fi: from performance to safety
Mobile connectivity is increasingly necessary for the use of most of the devices used today for work or for fun, both in the professional and consumer sectors.
A growing challenge for wireless technologies, whose next generation, which includes Wi-Fi 6, promises to improve support for applications that require high speed and low latency, even where alternative copper or fiber connections are not available.
The new Wi-Fi 6, also known as 802.11ax, basically leverages the same technological innovations that have been developed to support 5G carrier networks; in addition to being faster (the data transfer speed can reach 9.6 Gbps, about 3 times higher than the maximum achieved with previous standards), Wi-Fi 6 promises greater effectiveness in environments with high connection density, such as in clubs public, conference rooms and sports stadiums.
The lower latency (contained in 2-6 milliseconds) allows the support of applications that require very fast or real-time updates. Other prerogatives of the new standard are to offer more predictable connectivity and to reduce battery consumption of connected devices.
Data security has always been one of the critical points of mobile connections. With Wi-Fi 6 they will cease to be access point products or other accessories with default administrative passwords, easily obtainable from manuals or on the network.
Supports are also integrated for encryption, for VPNs, for intrusion prevention systems (IPS) and for the unified management of threats, where the latter capability allows for the integration and centralization of the security control of different supplier equipment.
For the development of mobile applications, the OpenRoaming initiative is also significant, which promises to facilitate the transition between Wi-Fi and mobile networks, allowing users to connect automatically and securely as soon as the device enters the range of a network Wi-Fi or mobile, without having to search for SSDI identities, enter user-name and password. In times of pandemics, Wi-Fi location technologies are back in the spotlight.
They have been used to facilitate safe return to work, by controlling office occupancy and distancing between people. BinHexS has among its specializations the creation and management of networks as well as a specialized team to manage configuration, maintenance, device monitoring, performance and security control.