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LANCOM Celebrates its Birthday: 15 Years of Networking Technology “Made in Germany”

Remember the year 2002? Almost the entire IT industry was adrift in the wake of the dot-com bubble that burst in March 2000. The future of many companies remained uncertain. The worst possible time to start an IT company, you might think. We took the risk nevertheless and, in May 2002, we started our business […]

Public or Private Cloud – Network Management Models Explained

The abundance of cloud-based offerings for enterprises has grown steadily in recent years, and a multitude of new business models and deployment models have emerged. Public and private cloud offerings exist in parallel, and between them is a spectrum of hybrid systems.

Wireless in the mountains

On the ski slopes without a smartphone? Unthinkable for so many people today. Sharing snapshots of that final ski run, or of lunch at the mountain lodge have become as much a part of a skiing holiday as après-ski. It is therefore no surprise that tourists and ski resorts increasingly rely on wireless Internet via […]

SDN – The Game Changer for Retail

“Things were better in the good old days.” There are frustrated network engineers out there who may be tempted to use this terse statement. What used to be a few switches and routers for connection, configuration and integration into the network has today become hundreds or even thousands of devices that need to be integrated […]

Wi-Fi market access blockade looms: EU Commission must act now!

A few weeks ago, our Wi-Fi world was shaken to its foundations. In October we learned that the introduction of a new EU Radio Equipment Directive (RED 2014/53/EC) for radio products is threatening to cause a complete blockade to market access of Wi-Fi products from mid-2017. If the current situation does not change, the consequences […]

The future is software-defined networking

Software-Defined-Networking (SDN) by LANCOM, the LANCOM Management Cloud

Guest Post by LANCOM Systems Founder Ralf Koenzen about the growing importance of software-defined-networking: Anybody who follows developments here at LANCOM will know that, since 2014, we have intensively been working on the way networks will look in the future. There is a background to this effort:

Hello, hello, can you hear me…? How to improve your Voice-over-WLAN quality

VoWLAN quality

We all know the situation: One moment we are talking to someone on the phone and, the next, the connection cuts out, repeatedly. All you can hear is garbled nonsense, so you hang up in frustration. This will keep happening as long as the telephone or internet connection is poor or unstable. So

3 years after Snowden – what has really changed?

Edward Snowden 3 years anniversary NSA scandal

Last week saw the third anniversary of the day when a young man named Edward Snowden revealed the extent of and details about the mass-surveillance conducted by his employer, the National Security Agency. The secret documents he disclosed to the world proved that the US intelligence services had been undermining our rights of privacy and […]

Wi-Fi in historic buildings – signal different

Wi-Fi in historic buildings

The process of digitalization is unstoppable, even taking hold in places of historical significance. For example, where buildings under monument protection are being converted into modern offices, or in centuries-old buildings such as museums or theatres which, of course, have to keep pace with the digital age. This is the collision of two worlds that […]

Network forecast: It’s clouding over

LANCOM Management Cloud Logo

Cloud applications have become a part of our everyday lives at home, on the move, and at the office: Streaming videos, exchanging photos and documents, e-mail, and much more are “in the cloud” these days. For companies in particular, the potential of cloud computing is huge. Current statistics show how great this is: For example, […]