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*Speaking Engagement* – FREE Webinar March 24th

I am giving a Webinar on Replacing Ethernet Switching to the Desktop with Wireless on March 24th, 2009 4PM Pacific Time.

Below is information about the presentation, including the link to attend along with a session description.

Webcast Title: Is WiFi Really Ready to Replace Ethernet to the Desktop?

Webcast Live Date & Time: 4:00pm  MAR 24 2009 United States – Los Angeles

Duration: 45 mins

Session Description – Is WiFi Really Ready to Replace Ethernet to the Desktop?

Ratification of the next generation IEEE wireless standard, 802.11n, is just around the corner. 802.11n brings data rates of several hundred megabits per second, which many analysts say is instrumental in WiFi replacing Ethernet switching to the desktop. But is wireless really a capable replacement? Our speaker, Mr. Douglas Haider, will explore the performance, security, scalability, and reliability of next generation wireless LANs. Mr. Haider will address both the technical and business requirements of the audience. The presentation is built around a case study and is packed with specific recommendations, suggested tools, and information on where to find additional resources.


Gigabit Wireless Expected in 2009?!?

While we are on the topic of 802.11n and speed, I thought this was an applicable story that appeared on Network World’s website earlier in the week.

It talks about Quantenna Communications plans to release a 4×4 MIMO chip set in Q3 of 2009 that is capable of 1 Gbps wireless bandwidth (600 Mbps of throughput).

With 100+ Mbps throughput currently provided by 802.11n, most desktop applications have more than enough bandwidth.   Gigabit Wireless would certainly eliminate speed as one of the obstacles to replacing Ethernet with wireless.

Speaking *Today* at PHX ISSA Meeting

For those of you in the Phoenix area, you can hear me speak about “Replacing Desktop Ethernet with WiFi” this afternoon at the Phoenix ISSA meeting.  My company, Xirrus, had some messaging around this with their “Ditch the Switch” campaign at last year’s INTEROP.  Come see how 802.11n, 802.11e, and other improvements in the IEEE specs are making wireless as fast, safe, and reliable as Ethernet to the desktop.


The ISSA meeting is held at ITT Technical Institute from Noon until 5PM:

5005 S. Wendler Dr.
Tempe, AZ 85282


(NW Corner, I-10 & Baseline, Across from Fry’s Electronics)

  • Exit Interstate 10 at Baseline Road in Tempe, and turn West.
  • Go 1 block, and Turn North (Right) on Wendler,(the 1st light and 1st street past the underpass).
  • ITT Technical Institute is on the right beyond Denny’s.

I will post information about my upcoming speaking engagements in a more timely manner.  Stay tuned!