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Client Mode – Retail Analytics Made Easy

HiveOS recently gained a new update – Client Mode. Despite this update being available on other Aerohive APs, it transforms the Atom AP30 into a retail store must-have. One of the most attractive aspects of operating Wi-Fi in a retail environment (from a business perspective) is analytics gathering and customer engagement. But what if you […]

Aerohive Atom AP30: Retail Analytics Kit In A Box

Retail has become a favorite location to provide guest wireless access. Whether finding out where an item is located in the store, checking online pricing, or looking up coupons, retail Wi-Fi is here to stay. Many retail locations such as shopping malls provide building-wide Wi-Fi for guest access, so the individual stores don’t have to […]

Aerohive Atom AP30: Enterprise Coverage At A Great Price

When the Wi-Fi first came to the enterprise, it had two things that were commonplace: it was expensive, and it was complicated. The tricky thing for the Wi-Fi industry is as the technology for WLAN’s got better, our devices continued to push the boundaries of the network. If the access points could provide faster access, […]

When Wi-Fi Needs Change Quickly: Enter Aerohive Atom AP30

As an industry, we often like to think of enterprise-grade wireless networks as somewhat static. They are planned for, designed, installed, verified, and then maintained (firmware upgrades, policy changes, etc.). We forget that, in practice, this is not the case. For instance, capacity needs change, employees move offices, new departments are created, and countless other […]

Video Demo of Aerohive Atom AP30 Installation

  When I initially wrote about Aerohive Atom AP30, I honestly was as excited about it as I was the first time I saw HiveManager (version 3.0 back in 2011!). Aerohive Atom AP30 represents technology built for what I consider to be “normal” environments. What do I mean normal? I really should say imperfect. In […]

Aerohive Atom AP30: My New Favorite Access Point

I came into the IT world when 802.11n was the primary Wi-Fi technology being used. Even back then, I always thought that wireless technology was racing towards a single common purpose: making deployments and management simpler. One of the challenges that I’ve had (and I know others have as well) is dealing with legacy cabling […]