Understanding ihiji ConnectNinja: Hands on with Network Management Tool

For those who don’t fully grasp the innovation of ihiji’s new ConnectNinja, Bjørn Jensen explains why it’s such a novel, useful networking tool for remote network management and control.   One of the best new features of a product was announced at CEDIA Expo 2013 this year and, in my opinion, has not yet received the credit it deserves. As everybody knows, the network is the core of the systems our industry deploys today and many integrators are looking for ways to access their networks securely from a remote location. In fact, during a panel I was privileged to be a...

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How to Protect Clients from Home Automation Hacker Bots

New search engines like Shodan make it easier for hackers to invade everything from home automation systems to traffic lights. Integrators must take network security seriously.     CNN recently published a sensational piece about “Shodan: The scariest search engine on the Internet.”   Unlike search engines like Google that scour the Internet for Websites, Shodan scours the Internet for IP addresses – that is, anything attached to anything that connects with the Web. That means the search engine doesn’t just discover your home router, but everything attached to it,...

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Survival of the Fittest: CEDIA EXPO 2013

Two cameos in the latest CEDIA EXPO 2013 promo!  Around 1:26 and 2:16…

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802.11ac is the Next Big Thing in Wireless

New 802.11ac is faster and better than 802.11n, paving the way for high-performance wireless HD. But how long will 5 GHz band stay uncrowded?   By Bjørn Jensen, February 15, 2013   802.11ac is the next big thing in wireless. It’s expected that by 2015 it will be so common that an estimated one billion devices will have it. Our industry should be excited about this because it means more sales replacing “antiquated” network gear to make way for newer, more reliable services. Also, it’s aimed at higher data rate services, especially high definition wireless video. This is...

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Home Automation: Why Is My Network So Expensive?

Can’t we just go to Best Buy and pick up something cheap? Today Ethernet networks have become ubiquitous, becoming the foundation of just about every kind of home automation system imaginable.  Almost every new device that comes to market today has the ability to connect to the network whether wired or wireless.  It is the most efficient way to share data whether between two devices in the same room or two devices on opposite ends of the planet.  So if the network is so important, why is it that people have trouble understanding the increase in cost for a network today versus ten years...

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WhyReboot was featured in CEPro Magazine’s January 13th edition!

  To read the whole magazine go to CEPro’s digital website at this link!

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