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Ruckus, TrackR Release Wi-Fi IoT Device Tracking Solution

January 10, 2017 - Ruckus Wireless along with TrackR has announced a joint solution that leverages Bluetooth low energy (BLE) technology combined with Ruckus ZoneFlex across access points (APs) to enhance the indoor and outdoor location services of TrackR’s Crowd GPS network. The solution uses an organization's existing wireless infrastructure to provide advanced asset movement detection in real-time...


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Ruckus, TrackR Release Wi-Fi IoT Device Tracking Solution

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Ruckus Wireless along with TrackR has announced a joint solution that leverages Bluetooth low energy (BLE) technology combined with Ruckus ZoneFlex across access points (APs) to enhance the indoor and outdoor location services of TrackR’s...

Vendors Set to Test 5G NR Wireless Network Technology

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Qualcomm, Ericsson, and AT&T announced plans to collaborate and conduct interoperability testing and over-the-air field trials based on the expected 5G New Radio (NR) specifications underdevelopment by the 3rd Generation Partnership Project...

Visibility, Control Key for Healthcare Wireless Networks

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

As a result of a growing reliance on wireless networks to support mobility and connected medical devices, healthcare organizations are facing many challenges bringing their legacy networks up to speed to support the influx of connected devices,...

Artificial Intelligence Adds Pressure to Health IT Networks

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Artificial intelligence (AI) is one of the most talked about healthcare technologies of the past year, and is poised to play a significant role in the future of healthcare to improve patient care and meet value-based care initiatives. The healthcare...

Health IT Infrastructure Needs to Support Future of Telemedicine

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

All signs indicate that the role of telemedicine in care delivery is set for tremendous growth over the next decade Two recent reports from Research and Markets anticipate an expansion of the telemedicine and remote patient monitoring device...

Added Technology Expands Telemedicine at Children’s Mercy

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

As hospitals build more advanced health IT infrastructures to support more advanced technology, healthcare organizations are seeking better ways to use the technology to improve patient care. Children’s Mercy hospital in Kansas City, Missouri,...

Growth of Medical IoT Devices Prompts Wi-Fi AP Upgrades

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The latest projections foresee an eight-percent growth in the the wireless access point (AP) market by 2020, according to a Research and Markets report. Wireless APs are necessary for the success of wearable medical devices because they require...

MCH Odessa Deploys Gigabit Wireless Network for Future IoT

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Medical Center Health (MCH) Odessa, has deployed an Aruba gigabit wireless network with ClearPass to serve their 400+ bed regional medical center to improve network efficiency and prepare for Internet of Things initiatives. MCH Odessa includes...

Guest Networks, IoT Deployments Challenge Health Networks

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The constant use of healthcare wireless networks by clinicians, IoT devices, and patients making large-scale network deployment a complicated process.  Large-scale wireless deployments are difficult to manage and maintain. Hospitals and...

SDx Growth Triggered by Advancing Healthcare Technology

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Software-defined IT infrastructure services are gaining popularity with advancements in cloud and virtualization technology. Markets and Markets examined the software-defined anything (SDx) market in one of their latest reports, predicting the...

Increased Cloud Demands Call for Health IT WAN Evolution

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Wide area networks (WAN) connect clinicians and other medical professionals to their organization’s data center to retrieve documents and records needed to perform their jobs. As technology continues to advance in the healthcare industry,...

New Technologies Require Solid Health IT Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The healthcare IT solutions market is projected to reach $228.79 billion by 2020 and lead to significant changes to the industry’s IT infrastructure.  Research firm MarketsandMarkets estimates that the global health IT market including...

WiGig Solutions to Expand Bandwidth of Healthcare Networks

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The increased generation of electronic data and the steady proliferation of connected medical and IoT devices put pressure on health IT wireless networks. Wireless networking vendors are working to make wireless gigabit (or WiGig) available to...

Is Health IT Infrastructure Ready for the Internet of Things?

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

As the internet of things (IoT) grows so does the importance of a healthcare organization’s infrastructure to support increased connected devices of various kinds.  Gartner predicts that by 2018, 6 billion connected things will be...

Mobile VPN Adoption Continues in Health IT Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The adoption of mobile virtual private networks as part of health IT infrastructure is expected to grow in the coming years in order to support remote access to secure files and safeguard against continued threats from hackers, according...

54% of Orgs See Health IT Infrastructure as Top Mobility Test

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Fifty-four percent of healthcare organizations named health IT infrastructure as their top challenge when deploying employee mobile device usage, according to a recent survey released by Spok Holdings. Fifty-eight percent of healthcare organizations...

How WLAN Vendor Acquisition and Collaboration Affects Clients

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Wireless networks are a significant piece of health IT infrastructure responsible for security and connectivity. It’s important to be informed of any WLAN vendor changes to be sure HIPAA requirements are still being met. This month, Extreme...

Why Careful Health IT Infrastructure Planning is Essential

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

A successful health IT infrastructure comprises many layers. From storage to wireless networks, these solutions need to work together to ensure electronic health data is secure and accessible. IT infrastructure is made up of the solutions used...

Solutions to Guest Healthcare Wireless Network Challenges

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

More and more hospital visitors are expecting guest access to healthcare wireless networks, so healthcare organizations need to plan accordingly. In a recent survey of healthcare IT trends, 77 percent of respondents stated their wireless network...

What Cloud-Managed WLAN Has to Offer Healthcare Networks

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Managing healthcare wireless networks can strain IT departments especially if those on the smaller side. And the growing popularity of mobile devices in the workplace and the constant connection needed Wi-Fi enabled medical devices makes network...

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