Providing quality WiFi connectivity has a direct impact on the results of a company or organization, directly affecting its productivity and/or customer satisfaction, among other aspects. This is especially a priority in scenarios that demonstrate added complexity. Thinking especially of them, we bring the essential qualities that these networks must have to perform at their best.
Access to WiFi networks has become a decisive factor for many users and consumers, on which their decision to purchase or hire a service, such as a stay in a hotel or going to a store, depends.
To ensure the best connectivity experience, network owners must be especially careful, especially if networks are deployed in challenging environments.
From large buildings and open spaces to industrial plants, these scenarios present a unique set of challenges that must be addressed to ensure effective access.
In this article we give you the solution for them: Galgus’ CHT (Cognitive Hotspot Technology), which has become a worldwide benchmark.
How do you define a complex environment for network access?
Complex environments are characterized by a number of factors, each of which presents specific challenges. These are
- Size and physical environment: vary from large buildings to large outdoor areas. Each has unique topography and structure that can affect the WiFi signal.
- The number of devices that will be using the WiFi network simultaneously is a critical factor. It is important to ensure that everyone will enjoy the best possible experience, including multimedia resources that take up significant bandwidth.
- Interference from other signals, such as from other wireless devices and electrical equipment, which can significantly degrade WiFi network performance.
- Security: This becomes even more critical in complex environments. Protecting the network against unauthorized access and potential attacks is essential to maintain network integrity and user privacy.
11 must-have features of high-performance WiFi technology for complex environments
Faced with these challenges, a comprehensive and effective solution is needed. This is where CHT (Cognitive Hotspot Technology) presents itself as a revolutionary innovation.
CHT is a technology developed by Galgus that effectively addresses the challenges associated with deploying WiFi networks in complex environments. Let’s see how it achieves this.
1.- Distributed intelligence
CHT transforms each access point into an agent that monitors its environment. They share information with each other and make automated decisions in real time.
This means that the WiFi network dynamically adapts to changing environmental conditions, such as interference, traffic patterns and user density, without the need for human intervention.
2.- Without centralized controller
Each access point works autonomously and in collaboration with other nodes to ensure maximum performance.
This eliminates the bottlenecks, communication delays and pain points associated with centralized controllers, while allowing valuable scalability.
3.- Smart Roaming
It allows users to switch from one access point to another without losing their Internet connection. This is important in complex environments where users may move from one area to another frequently.
CHT technology uses a series of algorithms to detect the strongest available signal and transition between APs seamlessly and without interruption. This improves the user experience, as the user does not have to reconnect to the network manually.
4.- Automatic Channel and Bandwidth Assignment
It uses a number of factors to determine the most appropriate channels and bandwidths for each access point, such as user density, interference from other signals and AP location.
This eliminates the need to manually configure AP channels and bandwidths, which can be a complex and time-consuming process.
5.- Proactive Load Balancing
It helps distribute the network load evenly among the APs. CHT technology uses a series of algorithms to detect APs that are overloaded and redistribute the load to those that are less loaded.
This helps to avoid network congestion, which can lead to performance problems such as packet loss and signal degradation.
It helps ensure a fair and equitable association of users to available radios. CHT technology uses a number of factors to determine the most appropriate radio for each user, such as location, signal strength and available bandwidth.
This helps ensure that all users have optimal performance, regardless of where they are located or the device they are using.
7.- Smart Mesh
It allows APs to interconnect with each other via radio. This is important in complex environments, where APs may be located in remote areas or with poor cabling coverage.
CHT technology uses a series of algorithms to create a reliable and efficient Mesh network. This helps protect the stability of the network from external interference and routes traffic as needed.
8.- Traffic Control
Protects network broadband. CHT technology uses a series of algorithms to detect traffic abuse and limit the speed of abusive users.
This helps ensure that all users have access to the necessary bandwidth, regardless of the type of traffic they generate.
9.- Automatic Power Control
Automatic power control is a feature that helps minimize power consumption. CHT technology uses a number of factors to determine the appropriate transmit power for each AP, such as user density and AP location.
This helps protect the environment and reduces operating costs.
10.- Airtime Fairness
Prevents slow devices from saturating the network. CHT technology uses a series of algorithms to allocate equal transmission time to all devices connected to the network.
This helps ensure that all users have access to the network, regardless of the type of device they use.
11.- Automatic detection and expulsion of intruders
Detects in real time the inclusion of unauthorized access points in the network. Once the threat is eliminated, it brings the users who were usurped by the dangerous devices back to the network.
There is no doubt that deploying WiFi networks in complex environments is a challenge that requires an innovative solution. Galgus CHT technology offers an effective answer to these, providing distributed intelligence, unprecedented scalability and a wide range of functionalities to optimize network performance.
With CHT, organizations can ensure secure and efficient network access in any complex environment. Would you like to enjoy all its benefits too? Tell us about the connectivity challenges you face and we’ll tell you how we can solve them in the most effective and cost-efficient way.