What, no MFD this season? Where to get your Wireless info in 2018

Recent consolidation among wireless companies can leave some people wondering how to stay on top of important news. Drew Lentz put together a list of industry events to help his fellow Mobility Field Day fans stay on top of the industry.


Tech Field Day From Both Sides of the Table

Drew Lentz has been to his fair share of Tech Field Day events, most recently Networking Field Day this past April. But now, he’s crossing back over to the company side with Cape Networks. He wrote up great piece on his perspective on both sides of the table and the unique benefits of Tech Field Day events to both companies and delegates. We’re wishing Drew all the best with Cape Networks!


My Experience at InteropITX 2017 / Where was the Wi-Fi?

Drew Lentz went to Interop ITX earlier this month. He found out two things. One: the ITX stands for ” the X factor – what’s needed to thrive in this rapidly changing environment.” Two: The wireless industry didn’t show up! Drew still had a good time at the show, and thought the show’s change in venue and focus was nicely done. But in this piece, he gets into who wasn’t there and, more importantly, why it’s vital for the wireless industry to have a presence at these kind of events.


Software Defined Networking and Its Effects on the Wireless Industry

Drew Lentz wrote about his experience at Networking Field Day last week. AS primarily someone focused on the wireless side (he is @WirelessNerd after all), he was a little intimidated at the prospect. In the end, he found it a fascinating experience. He particularly enjoyed seeing developments with software-defined networking, as he saw from UP Infusion, the Open Networking Summit, and from VMware’s NSX solution. In the end, he reflects on what he saw will inevitably impact the wireless side.


Using Sensors for Client-side Wi-Fi Troubleshooting

In this piece, Drew Lentz makes a great point about wireless networks. It’s not just about what’s going on behind that access point. That’s only half the network. True, it’s the more controllable and orderly part, so it’s natural to focus on it. But the other half is on the client-side. The devices that connect to the wireless network may be hard to predict, but making sure end-users are getting a productive experience is the whole point of the network. With that in mind, Drew profiles two approaches. A more hardware agnostic approach from NetBeez, which provides a Linux agent that talks to their dashboard to report analytics. It’s an interesting solution that doesn’t require lock in to any particular networking hardware setup. Cape Networks takes the opposite approach, providing an all-in-one hardware package that includes cellular connectivity, allowing you to set it up with just power. Both provide ways to see what’s happening from the client-side, and give you a complete picture of a wireless network.


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Drew Lentz

I am a highly experienced wireless network and applications engineer with a background in core network fabric and a focus on wireless strategies. Through a career of over 20 years in the data delivery industry, a decade of which is focused on wireless data deployments, I am able to build unique solutions for clients looking […]


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