Progent's Wi-Fi Consulting Services offer businesses a fast, affordable way to integrate the latest Wi-Fi technology into their information networks. Few small businesses have in-house IT staffs with the expertise or time to keep up to date on the fast-changing world of Wi-Fi products and services, and even fewer have the field experience to cut through the hype in order to identify and integrate optimal connectivity solutions. Progent's extensive background in the integration and management of wireless technology makes it possible to offer expert consulting support for a broad range of wireless environments and applications. Consulting services available from Progent cover a variety of wireless technologies including:
Wi-Fi In-building and Campus Networks
If you are using 802.11x (Wi-Fi) wireless networking to expand the reach of your office LAN or to support smartphones, tablets, and other BYOD devices, Progent's Aironet wireless access point consultants, Cisco Meraki Wi-Fi AP experts, Cisco Catalyst Wi-Fi 6 AP integrators, and Ubiquiti UniFi Wi-Fi AP consultants, can help you design a viable Wi-Fi topology, recommend appropriate hardware and software components, and integrate access points, wireless LAN client adapters, bridges, antennas and accessories. Progent's remote support experts and Cisco-certified CCIE network engineers can also troubleshoot your wireless LAN affordably and effectively. In addition, Progent's CISA, CISSP, GIAC and CISM-certified security engineers can help you create and validate a wireless security plan that aligns with your corporate security policies. Find out more about Progent's wireless LAN consulting services.
Remote and On-premises Wireless Site Surveys
Progent offers affordably-priced service packages to help you design a Wi-Fi network or other wireless LAN customized for your environment. Progent's economical Remote Wireless Site Survey uses advanced RF modeling and simulation software to collect the information needed to design an efficient WLAN. Progent's On-premises Wireless Site Survey, available throughout the U.S., features onsite inspection, RF and security audits of your existing WLAN, analysis of your building's floor plans, testing for RF interference, RF propagation modeling, identification of optimum locations for customer-specified Wireless Access Points (WAPs), and a detailed report for a new WLAN. The on-premises survey includes Interviews with your IT management and end users to refine parameters for the WLAN. All 802.11a/b/g/n as well as 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6) and 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5) WLAN design is performed by BICSI RCDD Certified Survey Engineers. Learn more details about Progent's Wi-Fi Site Survey.
Cisco Aironet Wi-Fi Access Point Configuration and Support
Cisco's top-selling Aironet line of Wi-Fi access points (APs) has evolved in concert with Wi-Fi technology and has steadily delivered enhancements in speed, density, coverage, security, manageability and reliability. Current Aironet Wave 2 wireless APs support up to 400 clients each and can handle data rates of more than 5 Gbps. Networks of Aironet APs integrated with Cisco's Prime Infrastructure or DNA Center architectures allow you to build multi-site Wi-Fi LANs with up to 18,000 centrally-managed APs supporting as many as 64,000 clients. Progent's Cisco CCIE-certified wireless networking consultants can provide remote or onsite consulting and troubleshooting services to help you design, deploy, update, optimize, manage and debug Aironet Wi-Fi deployments of any size or topology. Find out more about Progent's Cisco Aironet Wi-Fi access point consulting services.
Cisco Meraki Cloud-managed Access Point Solutions
Cisco Meraki Wi-Fi access points are cloud-managed devices that allow you to deploy and administer wireless networks of virtually any size across multiple sites from a centrally managed dashboard accessible via a web browser. Meraki Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 5 (Wave 2) APs incorporate high-end features such as dedicated security radios and the ability to detect client location for asset tracking and customer engagement analysis. Progent's Cisco-certified wireless networking consultants can provide remote and on-premises expertise to help you plan, configure, manage and troubleshoot Wi-Fi deployments based on Meraki wireless technology for environments ranging from home offices to large campuses and nationwide enterprises. Learn more about Progent's Cisco Meraki Wi-Fi access point integration and consulting support.
Catalyst 9100 Series 802.11ax APs
Cisco's Catalyst 9100 Series Wi-Fi 6 APs are designed for environments ranging from telecommuter homes to high-density arenas. Cisco Catalyst 9100 APs are compliant with the 802.11ax standard, referred to as Wi-Fi 6, which in turn builds on the previous 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5) standard. Unlike 802.11ac, Wi-Fi 6 is designed to utilize both the 2.4-Ghz and 5-GHz radio bands. Important technologies incorporated in Cisco Catalyst 9100 Series APs include OFDMA scheduling for high density deployments, dual NAVs for better dependability, Target Wake Time for reduced power usage in battery-dependent endpoints, adaptive power thresholds for more efficient spectrum utilization, and dynamic fragmentation for reduced overhead. All Cisco Catalyst 9100 802.11ax access points support Cisco's Embedded Wireless Controller (EWC), handle as many as 200 client users per Wi-Fi radio, and run on Cisco IOS XE Software. For more information about Progent's consulting services for Cisco's Catalyst 9100 Series Wi-Fi 6 802.11ax APs, see Wi-Fi 6 802.11ax access points system planning, deployment, and debugging services.
Cisco Small Business 100, 300 and 500 Series Wireless Access Points
Cisco's Small Business 100, 300 and 500 series wireless access points are Linux-based devices designed as entry-level 802.11n Wi-Fi solutions for small offices. Many models in the Cisco Small Business family of wireless access points support Cisco's Single Point Setup technology, which makes it possible to configure, manage and troubleshoot a cluster of access points from a single device via a simple browser-based interface. All models support Power over Ethernet (POE) and feature QoS, rogue access point detection, and bridge mode for wirelessly connecting to a second Ethernet network. For more information about Progent's consulting expertise for Cisco Small Business 100, 300 and 500 Series Wi-Fi access points, refer to Cisco Small Business 100/300/500 Series planning and integration consulting.
Ubiquiti UniFi Wi-Fi Access Points and Wireless LAN Integration
Ubiquiti's UniFi line of Wi-Fi infrastructure devices includes indoor and outdoor Wave 2 802.11ac Wi-Fi access points (APs), security gateways, and managed switches. UniFi devices deployed across multiple sites with thousands of APs can be remotely configured and managed using Ubiquiti's free UniFi Controller software, which centralizes and simplifies provisioning, discovery, management, troubleshooting and analytics. Progent can provide the expertise of seasoned Wi-Fi consultants who can assist you to assess the value of UniFi technology for your business and help you design, install, manage, and troubleshoot your UniFi deployment. For details, see Ubiquiti UniFi Wi-Fi access points consulting and wireless LAN integration.
Cisco Wi-Fi Controller Management Consulting
Cisco Wi-Fi controllers, also referred to as wireless LAN or WLAN controllers, allow realtime provisioning, management, monitoring and analytics for Cisco Wi-Fi appliances and services, including Cisco's Wave 2 Aironet Wi-Fi access points and Catalyst Wi-Fi 6 APs. Cisco offers hardware and software-only Wi-Fi controllers. Both enable centralized management of Wi-Fi networks, but environments with a large number of wireless access points or multiple sites can deliver better performance with physical Wi-Fi controller appliances. Current generation Wi-Fi controller appliances from Cisco deliver major advantages over earlier models including higher performance, concurrent support for 1G and 10G ports, improved application visibility and control (AVC), and advanced security. Progent's certified wireless networking consultants offer online and onsite expertise to help you design and implement Wi-Fi solutions that incorporate Cisco's wireless controllers for deployments of any size. For details, visit Cisco Wi-Fi controller consulting and support services.
Cisco Wireless IP Phone Integration and Troubleshooting
Cisco's wireless IP phones are hardened Wi-Fi handsets intended for professionals who are mobile within campus, warehouse, retail or other venues where IT management requires portable phones that provide more control, data security and durability than is possible with the BYOD (Bring-Your-Own-Device) style of mobile communications. Integration of Cisco's wireless VoIP phones typically requires that you configure and optimize multiple components of your wireless infrastructure including access points, routers and switches, wireless LAN controllers, and call management tools. Progent's certified experts can provide remote and on-premises assistance to help your organization create and manage a Cisco wireless IP phone deployment by delivering services that range from troubleshooting the configuration of a wireless VoIP phone or a wireless access point to offering comprehensive project management outsourcing or co-sourcing for modernizing the Wi-Fi infrastructure of a campus. Learn more about Progent's Cisco wireless IP phone integration consulting.
Building-to-Building Wireless Bridging
Wireless Ethernet bridges are reliable, secure and easily-deployed solutions for interconnecting corporate and telecommunications networks. For connecting two buildings up to 6 miles away, companies such as Proxim Wireless offer weatherized IEEE 802.3 wireless bridge solutions that are 20 times faster than a T1 line and can be installed in minutes. Progent offers expert wireless consulting to help you plan, implement and maintain point-to-point and point-to-multipoint wireless bridges that give you an inexpensive way to integrate multiple buildings into a seamless network. Find out more about Progent's wireless bridging consulting services.
For an example of Progent's consulting services for building-to-building wireless bridging, read the Wireless Integration Case Study.
In order to contact Progent about consulting expertise for wireless networking, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.