Designing High Density 802.11ac Wave 2 Networks

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Both higher education and K-12 have immediate needs for 802.11ac WAVE 2. Wi-Fi dense user environments have been, and continue to be one of the top of mind issues for network engineers and IT administrators in all education environments, and though 802.11n and 802.11ac Wave 1 have provided some relief, 802.11ac MU-MIMO can be the tool they have been looking for to address this long standing issue.

This webinar will cover the progression of the Wi-Fi standard, from 802.11n, to 802.11ac, the technology and how to get the most from the technology you choose. MU-MIMO, Multi-user MIMO represents a significant technology advancement, but what can you expect to achieve in your environment, what do you have to consider to get the most out of it?

Join us for this educational webinar, which will provide you the knowledge you need to be MU-MIMO Ninja.

Review of IEEE Standards progression from 802.11n > 802.11ac wave 1 > wave 2
Understanding the Technology under the Hood
QAM 64/256/1024
Channel bonding
20/40/80/160 MHz, 80+80
MIMO
MU-MIMO
5 GHZ limitations / DFS and other considerations
Other Considerations:

RF Coverage
Wired Infrastructure
Wireless LAN architecture
RF Spectrum – Interference
Mixed client environments – setting expectations

Meet Your Speakers

Kris Keckler
Executive Director of Information and Accountability
Kenosha Unified School District

Kenosha Unified School District (KUSD) is the 3rd largest district in Wisconsin, with over 40 schools.  KUSD’s mission is to provide excellent, challenging learning opportunities and experiences that prepare each student for success. From this role, Kris has the pleasure of directly guiding both the Office of Educational Accountability and the Information Services Department.  Kris is a strong advocate for promoting quality integration of technology and data for staff and students alike.


Angela Becker
Network Manager
Kenosha Unified School District

Angela Becker is the Network Manager for Kenosha Unified School District.  KUSD serves over 22,200 students and 3,000 staff.  Angela supports and maintains the network and wireless infrastructure for 40 district sites which includes a 10Gb internal fiber ring, over 950 access points and 700 network switches as well as provides application and online testing support for the district.


Daran Hermans
Senior Product Manager
Zebra Technologies, Inc.

Mr. Hermans has been actively involved in data networks for over 20 years architecting LAN, WAN and WLAN networks and implementing network management strategies.  In 2003, Mr. Hermans led a product development team for a new generation of products designed for multi-tenant buildings; resulting in patented technologies used by hotels, dormitory housing and related multi-tenant markets. He is currently a Director of Product Management at Zebra Technologies, leading the global product team for wireless access points.  Mr. Hermans has never left his engineering roots; he continues to add to his education and experience as new technologies emerge.