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3 New Technologies Your Business Needs for 2018

2018 is here and along with it are new technologies your business can’t live without. See how Matrix Communications can bring these impressive new technologies to your business today.


1. Biometric Facial Recognition:

The human face plays an important role in our social interaction, conveying people’s identity. Using the human face as a key to security, biometric face recognition technology has received significant attention in the past several years due to its potential for a wide variety of applications in both law enforcement and non-law enforcement.

As compared with other biometrics systems using fingerprint/palmprint and iris, face recognition has distinct advantages because of its non-contact process. Face images can be captured from a distance without touching the person being identified, and the identification does not require interacting with the person. In addition, face recognition serves the crime deterrent purpose because face images that have been recorded and archived can later help identify a person.


2. Fabric Connected Networks:

Extreme’s Fabric Connect offers a scalable, reliable and efficient way of supporting IP Multicast Routing, without the onerous requirement of configuring, deploying, and maintaining a complex overlay such as PIM. Deploy applications such as IPTV, IP video surveillance, desktop imaging and more with greater ease, higher performance and greater scale with this innovative technology.

Reduce Operating Costs with Network Fabric

Put money back in your pocket. Our simplified network virtualization solution eliminates cumbersome manual tasks, reducing IT operating expenses. High-priority change requests can be made easily at the network edge rather than during off hours. Plus, a single-technology network that reduces complex provisioning of protocol overlays simplifies management and troubleshooting.

Contain breaches and protect yourself against would-be-hackers

Extreme’s unique hyper-segmentation capabilities create dead ends for hackers. Through the creation of isolated and secure end to end network segments, if a single segment of the network is attacked, hyper-segmentation prevents uncontrolled access everywhere. Furthermore, our native stealth capabilities ensure that the network topology remains hidden. For would be hackers – what you can’t see, you can’t attack. Lastly the elasticity of our solution means services are created and also retracted dynamically based on who or what is connecting to the network, eliminating potential backdoor entry points.


3. 802.11ax High Speed Access Points:

802.11ax provides impressive the fastest bandwidth However bandwidth isn’t enough for this brave new world of multiple Wi-Fi devices per individual. Balancing that bandwidth between devices is equally if not more important.

That is what sets this access points apart. The 802.11ax standard brings with it many new features, including a few responsible for a much-needed increase in the standard’s quality of service (QoS) – the term used by the industry when discussing how Wi-Fi resources are used. Here’s a look at the terms and features you’ll see tossed around:

  • Uplink and Downlink Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access (OFDMA): This feature significantly enhances capacity and efficiency by maintaining the integrity of the wireless network, allowing several devices to exchange data simultaneously by deploying sophisticated uplink and downlink scheduling. In other words, it helps maintain multiple data streams.
  • Multi-User MIMO (MU-MIMO): Helps increase channel capacity when multiple devices are connected, thereby improving per-user throughput in dense user environments.
  • Target Wake Time (TWT): This one helps improve battery life on smartphones and other mobile devices by improving wake and sleep efficiency .
  • Spatial Reuse: Allows access points to make more intelligent decisions on when to transmit data.
  • Bluetooth 5.0: The mobile device portion of the 802.11ax contains the latest version of Bluetooth, thereby providing extended connectivity options.