How to Return to Business as Fast as Possible in a COVID World

Haydn Andrews saw the presentations from the last Mobility Field Day and was very impressed with the focus that Cisco and Juniper – Mist placed on helping businesses be better equipped to deal with COVID-19. Haydn writes that through creative utilizations of proximity tracing these companies empower businesses to create safer environments and get back to work more quickly after a potential issue.
We’re hopeful that the innovative solutions presented by Cisco and Juniper – Mist at Mobility Field Day have the potential to help us all return to normal a little bit sooner.


Powering Your People With Ventev

Getting your racks where you need them is one thing, connecting them to reliable power can be another thing entirely. Tom Hollingsworth writes about the issues of supplying dependable power in all the possible locations that you might want it and how Ventev is working to confront those challenges. Check out Tom’s post as well as Ventev’s Mobility Field Day presentation on “Taking Telecom Closets Outdoors” on the Gestalt IT website!


Ventev Products Make the WLAN Better

Lee Badman has always had a positive experience with Ventev products and was able to see their plans up close and personal at the last Mobility Field Day. Lee was impressed with Ventev’s approach to design and how they manipulate each variable to make the best product they can. Take a look at Ventev’s presentations at Mobility Field Day to learn more about their process!


De-Mist-Ifying Contact Tracing

As a delegate at Mobility Field Day, Dave Benham saw presentations by Mist Systems and was intrigued by their Proximity Tracing system and its potential impact on Contact Tracing and limiting the spread of COVID-19. Dave writes that the applications of their new systems are significant for contract tracers because the it gives organizations the potential ability track where infected individuals have been in a specific facility and identify what areas might need a deep cleaning. This tracking has the possibility to provide users with increased information and help increase the safety of people utilizing a given space. Check out all of Mist System’s presentations at Cloud Field Day on our website.


Introducing the Cisco Catalyst 9105 Access Point

Dave Benham was a delegate at last month’s Mobility Field Day where Cisco debuted the new Catalyst 9105 Access Point. Dave writes that the Catalyst 9105 is very compact, has an impressively low PoE power draw, and has a low price tag which makes it a great value access point. Be sure to check out Dave’s blog post and the video of Cisco introducing the access point at Mobility Field Day!


Mist Announces New Wi-Fi 6 Access Points at Mobility Field Day 5

At Mobility Field Day, Mist Systems made a return presentation. The company is now part of Juniper Networks, and had a number of new additions to their AI-enabled access point portfolio. All of these APs support Wi-Fi 6 and come with the rich feature set included with 802.11ax. One of the things that really helps these APs stand out is a custom-built BLE antenna array, which is designed to give angle of arrival information for Bluetooth signals, letting Mist obtain more accurate location information.


Fast Friday – Mobility Field Day 5 Edition

Tom Hollingswort has been organizing Mobility Field Day since the event started, and it’s great to see the discussions and presentations still get him excited. As he’s seen the mobility industry change over the last few years, there are a few things he keeps in mind. The physical realities of wireless are never magic, and require concrete planning to be successful. Analytics are great, but admins are still needed to deploy, fix, and enhance wireless networks. And don’t expect Wi-Fi 6E to roll out quickly. With all those things in mind, he’s excited to hear what the delegates thought of the event!


Episode 0015-Welcome Back, Foster

On this episode of The Spatial Streams Podcast, John Deegan discusses what he’s excited to see at Mobility Field Day. It was a packed event with some of the biggest names in mobility, including Celona, Cisco, Fortinet, Mist Systems, NetAlly, VMware, and Ventev. If you missed the live virtual event, be sure to check out the full video of each presentation on our YouTube channel.


The “Not to Be a Jerk, But…” Mist #MDF5 Blog

Lee Badman wrote up his thoughts on Mist Systems, now an integral part of Juniper Networks. In Lee’s words in was a “marathon session”, and it took a hot minute to wrap his head around all the implications. The biggest thing that stood out was that Mist is no longer in a bubble of unique wireless solutions, having its AI methodology integrated into Juniper’s LAN solutions. He also was impressed to see Mist now offering a fully rounded out AP portfolio, something that was sorely lacking in previous sessions. Overall, Lee found it a really interesting presentation. Be sure to check it out on our YouTube channel to get all the details.


#MFD5 Day 1-Quick Recap

John Deegan knows how to enjoy a vacation, a full day of IT goodness at Mobility Field Day. In this post, he looks back at the presenters feature in day one of the event. From the day, he was saw Mist having an early leg up as it further expands its AI-based analytics in enterprise networks, even while introducing tools to make the traditional dashboard obsolete. Celona showed off how their CBRS tech stack has matured since the last time they presented, and John was excited to see endpoint hardware supporting the spectrum needed for it. The day was definitely full of quality presentations, and he was definitely hungry for the rest of the event.


Mobility Field Day 5: The “Morning Of”

In the lead up to Mobility Field Day, Lee Badman considered what he wanted to hear from the presenting companies overall during the course of the event. He was hoping the presenters kept their content focused on the delegates and the technology at hand. He also wanted them to keep their focus on concrete solutions they can provide customers, rather than promising features that will be included in the next big protocol around the bend. Finally, he wants to make sure the the presenters are showing the delegates useful implementation of APIs for their mobility platforms, rather than using it to obscure features and upsell. We’ll can’t wait to hear what Lee though of each presentation!


It’s #MFD5 Eve!

John Deegan was excited to be joining Mobility Field Day as a delegate, looking forward to the incredible technical presentations from the top companies in the industry, and discussing them with his fellow delegates. He was also interested to see how the event would feel in our virtual format. In his past Field Day experiences, he’s seen a number of exciting announcements exclusive to the event. He couldn’t wait to hear what was in store this time around. We can’t wait to hear what John thought of the presentations after the event!


Coffee Hour – Mobility Field Day 5

Rowell Dionicio and François Vergès over at the Clear to Send podcast recently previewed what to expect at Mobility Field Day. They were particularly interested to see VMware as a presenting company and can’t wait to hear what they’ll be discussing. They also look at some of the delegates attending to the event, note the increased importance of wireless security within the voices around the table, and how the virtual event is changing who can be a delegate.


Meet Field Day Delegate – Dr. Avril Salter

We’re thrilled to have Dr. Avril Salter joining us as a delegate for Mobility Field Day. Gestalt IT recently wrote up a profile about her, going into her background and what she’s excited to see at the event. She’s an independent consultant specializing in wireless and network security content development and delivery, as well as a educator on mobility topics. We can’t wait to hear what she thinks about the event!


Meet Field Day Delegate – John Deegan

John Deegan is coming to Mobility Field Day at the end of July! This will be his first time as a Field Day delegate, but he has been a follower of Tech Field Day for some time. John is a husband and father of four children. He holds CCENT, ECSE, and CWNE certifications. In addition, he tinkers around as a HAM radio operator! Before you see John at the event, be sure to read his interview with Gestalt IT to get to know more about his background.


Meet Field Day Delegate – Lariana Luy

Lariana Luy will be attending Mobility Field Day at the end of July as a first-time delegate. She will be bringing her knowledge and expertise to the event all the way from Brazil! If you check out Lari’s delegate page on our site, you’ll learn she was voted as The Wi-Fi Awards Rookie of the Year 2020. It’s great to have new voices in our delegate family. Be sure to learn more about Lariana in her interview with Gestalt IT.