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Wireless and Networking Month in Review for May 2019

Samuel Williamson
3rd June 2019

What happened in May?

Welcome to our month in review for May 2019 where we’ll discuss all the latest products, software and firmware updates, and not to mention, the latest news from your favourite manufacturers.

Current Promotions

If you’re looking to upgrade your point-to-multipoint deployments then the Mimosa Spring Promotion is for you. Enjoy fibre performance from fixed wireless when you deploy the Mimosa A5 5GHz Quad-Sector Access Point with the low-cost C5x Modular Radio. The promotion is valid until 30th June 2019, so there’s still plenty of time to take advantage of this fantastic offer. To find out more, take a look at our Mimosa Spring Promotion article.

Alternatively, our Sales Manager Justin Searle currently has a great offer on – for a limited time only purchase the compact Ubiquiti ACB-AC Was £53, Now £47 - ideal for deployment by WISPs. Call +44 (0)1295 220 330 ref "BLOG" to order.

New Products

With summer approaching, manufacturers are gearing up to bring the latest in wireless technology to market, and May offered a glimpse of the exciting products that we can expect to see in the coming months.

MikroTik added another product to their Gigabit Passive Ethernet range with the release of their Gigabit Passive Ethernet Repeater (GPeR). The small, lightweight device allows installers to extend PoE range up to 150m, whilst minimising loss.

MikroTik Gigabit Passive Ethernet Repeater

MikroTik Gigabit Passive Ethernet Repeater

Extend PoE Distance MikroTik's Gigabit Passive Ethernet Repeater (GPeR) allows installers to extend the range of PoE for minimal loss. Each GPeR provides up to 150m additional…

RF elements’ highly anticipated Asymmetrical Horn antennas arrived and made their way to eager customers. Available in 30/60/90 degree variants, the asymmetrical horns have a narrow elevation beamwidth but still utilise the low side lobes of a horn, creating one of the most scalable antennas on the market. The 30 degree model also comes with Beamswitch, allowing installers to rotate the antenna and invert the horizontal and vertical beamwidths.

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Teltonika announced two new routers to their RUTX range. The RUTX10 provides 802.11ac Wave2 dual-band WiFi, Bluetooth LE and 4 Gigabit Ethernet ports. The RUTX11 provides the same but also includes CAT 6 LTE capability with dual-SIM failover, Ideal for business-critical deployments.

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Teltonika RUTX11 Cat6 LTE Router

Teltonika RUTX11 Cat6 LTE Router

Some features of this device will be made available in future firmware. Please refer to this table for an up-to-date list of available and upcoming features. Teltonika's RUTX11…

And lastly, there were two new additions to Ubiquiti’s UFiber range. The UFiber ActiveEthernet is a compact media converter that offers a cost-effective solution for converting a fibre connection into a copper one. Meanwhile, the UF-WiFi is a GPON CPE that provides 2.4GHz WiFi.

Ubiquiti UFiber ActiveEthernet Fibre-to-Ethernet Media Converter

Ubiquiti UFiber ActiveEthernet Fibre-to-Ethernet Media Converter

Fibre to Ethernet Converter Ubiquiti's UFiber Active Ethenet is a compact device allowing for simple conversion from fibre to copper. Speeds of up to 1Gbps are supported by both…

Ubiquiti UFiber WiFi 802.11n GPON CPE

Ubiquiti UFiber WiFi 802.11n GPON CPE

Compact GPON Router Utilising the same compact design of its UFiber GPON CPEs, the UF-WIFI is a sleek GPON router with 1x GPON WAN port and 4x Gigabit Ethernet RJ45 ports.…

Firmware and Software Updates

USG Firmware v4.4.41 Read More
UniFi Network Controller v5.10.24 Read More
UniFi Cloud Key v1.0.3 Read More
UniFi UAP/USW Firmware 4.0.42.10433 Read More
airOS v6.1.12 Read More

Training Course Updates

The MS Distribution Training Centre has been providing certified Ubiquiti and MikroTik courses since 2012, gaining a strong track record in delivering professional quality training courses and high success rates in helping our customers to obtain manufacturer-certified engineer status.

For information on upcoming courses, View our Course Availability here.

In the News

Find out about the latest from your favourite manufacturers:

Top 5 Reasons Why Ubiquiti’s UniFi is the Best Enterprise WiFi Solution

Alethea recently rated Ubiquiti’s UniFi AP AC SHD Wave 2 Access Point as the highest performer overall, compared to competing models, in their benchmark testing. Now, we take a look at the reasons why Ubiquiti is such a great choice for enterprise WiFi.

Find out more over on our Top 5 Reasons to Pick Ubiquiti blog post

Thank you for taking the time to read our month in review article. If you have any queries or feedback regarding any updates, please do not hesitate to get in touch!.

The Team,
MS (Distribution) UK Ltd.