TRUE DEFINITION OF AN ACCESS POINT

Access Point is often a misunderstood member in the family of wireless internet-enabled devices. It’s sometimes confused with a wireless extender or assumed intimately analogous to a router. Access Point or AP is basically a device that creates Wireless Local Network or WLAN in an office or a large building.  It simply connects with a wired router or a switch or a hub via an Ethernet cable and directs a Wi-Fi Signal to the designated area. For instance, if your office reception is beyond the wired router range, an AP is a great way to make the Wi-Fi signal available there.

Speaking about ranger extenders, they are perfect for a Home Wi-Fi but are seldom efficient for a business. The reason being the support for a limited number of devices usually more than a few dozen. Also, the range extenders while enhancing the Wi-Fi signal isn’t able to amplify the bandwidth. And the breach in the number of devices supported can lead to the weighing down of your connection. Access Point, on the other hand, can handle 60 plus connections simultaneously. So the users can roam freely in an office from room to room without expecting an interruption in the connection.

Advantages Of Using Wireless Access Points

Access Points are preferred for the ease of scaling the connected devices in an instant. There are more convincing reasons for using them that can be described as under:

1. Business-grade Access Points can be incorporated anywhere an Ethernet cable can run to. The latest models are compatible with power over Ethernet Plus or POE+. So a separate powerline or an outlet need not be installed near the AP.

2. The features like the Captive Portal & Access Control List (ACL) enable the management of users and their accessibility without compromising network security.

3. Cluster feature allows IT, administrator, to treat Access Points as a single entity thus making changes and deployment really easy.

ATTENDANCE & ACCESS CONTROL

Attendance & Access Control has become an essential means of ensuring both security and tracking employees’ attendance in an organization. So, the main objective of an Access Control is to protect physical, IP & human assets. This avoids unauthorized people from visiting certain predefined areas. An ideal Access Control should effectively manage the security and employee attendance irrespective of the size of the organization.

ACCESS CONTROL ADVANTAGES

1. Access offered per user, time and area.

2. Collection of biometrical data for advanced security.

3. The option of additional protection for sensitive areas by means of Advance Security Options.

4. Reliability & Scalability through IP based architecture.

5. Control of multiple devices & locations via central monitoring.

6. Ability to integrate with firefighting & other technical security systems.

Employee Time management is necessary for ensuring the organization continues to maintain a high level of discipline and stays on the right course. Keeping the time – attendance in view, an organization should be careful while choosing a biometric. One should look for the following attributes:

1. Simultaneous control over multiple locations through a centralized system.

2. Management of working hours of Individual employees.

3. Tracking shift & overtime work.

4. Prompt notifications in case of any change say schedule.

5. Creating customized reports.

6. Easy integration with payroll management & human resources management.

EMERGENCE OF IPTV

IPTV as a term first came into light with the founding of Precept Software by Judith Estrin & Bill Carrico way back in 1995. It’s among the highly sought after products now! 

Internet Protocol Television simply delivers the content over the internet and offers to run the source media continuously, also known as streaming media. The IPTV application is not limited to television streaming. It’s also used to deliver media in corporate or private networks.

Another advantage of IPTV is that it makes sure the content, whether confidential information or broadcast channels, is not copied or distributed without any authorization. Using group or user authentication allows the content to be revealed only to people who have access to it. End to End AES encryption ensures the content can’t be copied or distributed guaranteeing content stays where it should within the organization.

As far as the Hospitality Industry goes, IPTV reinvents the way industry engages with its customers by delivering video content over computer networks to multiple devices. Hotel for an instance can promote its various amenities, local services or special offers to its guests thereby boosting the revenue. The option of accessing various apps combined with Open API makes it an ideal fit!

In fact, the Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) Market was valued at USD 40.85 billion in 2019 and is expected to reach USD 104.25 billion by 2025, at a CAGR of 16.9% over the forecast period 2020- 2025 as per technews.mobi. It further states, “The demand for high-quality content on TV is proliferating due to the rapid increase in internet penetration globally. The improved wired broadband infrastructure in the urban areas has supported the market growth and is expected to further fuel the demand in the market. The scope of the study for internet protocol television (IPTV) market has considered both hardware and services provided by the vendors for the IPTV system globally.”

Hence, the global market for IPTV is going to expand drastically in the coming years as internet service and accessibility continues to improve.