That’s a Wrap: Our Top Posts of 2015

December 24, 2015 at 8:00 AM


As another year comes to a close, so does another chapter of our blog, the Engineering Hub. The purpose of this blog is to keep you in the loop with what is going on in the world of wired and wireless technology. With that purpose in mind, here is a recap of what was trending with our readers in 2015.


And the winners are……………



1.       Look out ZigBee here comes 802.11ah


This year the IEEE worked towards finalizing the new 802.11ah standard, an exciting development in the world of wireless sensor networking and strong competition for ZigBee technology.  This post discusses all of the benefits of 802.11ah and what it means for the world of wireless networking technology.  (Read more)




2.       Breaking the sound barrier with 802.11ax

If you thought 802.11ac was cool with its 1 Gbps speeds and MU-MIMO capabilities, 802.11ax will blow your mind. This next iteration in high performance Wi-Fi connectivity promises accelerated performance and is projected to make its debut in 2019. (Read more)



3.       Cat6a… your path to 10 gig over copper

The path to 10 Gbps is now paved with copper! Cat6a cables, couplers and adapters can transmit at speeds of up to 10 Gigabits per second! Check out this post to see how Cat6a compares to Cat6 and fiber cabling, and take a look at what it can do for your network.  (Read more)




4.       Six Facts you need to know about 802.11ac wave2

The next surge of 802.11 technology is upon us with the launch of 802.11ac Wave 2.  This latest version of the 802.11 standard addresses challenges facing the Wi-Fi industry by building upon 802.11ac Wave 1.  Here, we present 6 facts you should know about 802.11ac Wave 2.

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5.       Industrial Ethernet networks, what you need to know

Test your knowledge and get answers to all of your questions about Industrial Ethernet networks with this blog post. Our Industrial Ethernet white paper explores the benefits and advantages of Industrial Ethernet, and explains how Industrial Ethernet has evolved into a wide-spread technology that is implemented all over the world. (Read more)

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