How has your February panned out? Here at Comms Express we have enjoyed the almost spring-like weather but we are finding it hard to believe that we are inviting March 2019 into our lives; the year is whizzing by!

Talking of warm welcomes we would like to use this platform to chat about our great friends TP-Link and the vitally important side of their innovations; PoE Switches, Access Points and Cloud Controllers via Omada.

Let us introduce you to Omada.

Omada offers small businesses an integrated network solution through a single central management point. IT administrators, managers and system analysts can control wireless, switches and security gateways across the network.

By centralising the control of a network, the wireless scalability and remote network management saves both time and money – no need for extra IT staff.

Assess Points

With so much of our life, and importantly our businesses, intrinsically linked to Wi-Fi it is imperative to find the best Access Point to fit your needs; one size does not fit all.

And the clever people at Omada Access Points fully understand this. Traditionally networks would see more and more connections and start to struggle. TP-LINK Omada offers an affordable business-class WiFi that is effortless in the delivery of dual-band WiFi speeds of up to 1350Mbps to multiple devices.

Rather than monitoring and then reacting to WiFi issues, IT admins can now monitor and plan for the future. Omada Access Points tick all the boxes for handling heavy loads across large areas, without any mention of stability. It is a perfect solution whether you’re setting up or overhauling your business, whatever your field of expertise.

PoE Switching

Power over Ethernet (POE) is a technology that lets network cables carry electrical power.

Omada Access Points have multiple PoE options and offer flexibility to any network. The use of a PoE switch can help broaden a network by forgetting the compromises of yesterday. Transmitting both power and data through an Ethernet cable at the same time reduces the need to run cables. Not only do IT admins then have the option to power their Omada Access Point direct from the switch, but they can also then opt for efficient tweaks on surveillance and phones.

TP-LINK’s PoE switches utilise 802.3af and 802.3at to supply power in managed and unmanaged packages, allowing for expansion later down the line.

Cloud Controller

Remote access is the ability to access a computer or a network remotely through a network connection and Omada have you covered with the OC200 Cloud Controller.

No need for a computer or laptop access, simply download the app and control/ configure – from anywhere in the world. There is no need for subscription fees determined by alternative solutions, Omada and the OC200 is an upfront cost and instant convenient remote access is at your fingertips. OC200 doesn’t restrict you to one building either, think broader with multi-site management if you need it.

At the top of our blog we made mention of March 2019, well it’s going to be a cracker here at Comms Express! We are offering you the opportunity to win a POE Switch from TP-Link, worth £79.99. All you have to do is complete our quick and easy survey. Register today via the link.

Until next time…