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Fanning the Flames of Rebellion with Honor
Posted by Rick Wilmer on Sep 14, 2017
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Witnessing ethical train wreck after train wreck in Silicon Valley, it’s easy to conclude that the quest for success at all costs is a recent phenomenon and one limited to startups.

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WiFi - A Key Enabler of Digital India
Posted by Kiran Deshpande on May 1, 2017

Recently, I received a ‘Thank You’ letter from IEEE President & CEO for making a contribution to an IEEE fund that helps advance technology for humanity and realize full potential of IEEE. The IEEE President listed three areas of global concern – access to high speed Internet, adequate sanitation and electric power. Today Internet access is indeed as fundamental as having electric power and sanitation. This is reflected in policies across nations worldwide.

For instance, in India, Prime Minister Modi has outlined his vision for every Indian to have high speed access to Internet. Its akin to a Prime Minister laying out the vision for expressways for speedy and hassle free movement of vehicles across the country. A network of good roads and good communication infrastructure are critical to growth and prosperity. Hon. Indian Prime Minister is on the mark putting digitization along with ‘Swaccha Bharat’ as a top national priority.

In an emerging economy like India where wired network infrastructure is limited largely to urban areas, wireless Internet access is an attractive proposition. People love the convenience of wireless access even if the quality of connection is poor. You don't have to be glued to one place as it happens when using a landline phone or a computer connected to an Ethernet cable. Wireless access is ubiquitous as the entire space becomes the medium of communication. Governments around the world have recognized this as a national asset and have sold radio spectrum at a charge. While this creates revenue for governments, it can work against building affordable communication infrastructure. WiFi on the other hand operates in 2.4GHz and 5.0GHz radio spectrums that are unlicensed; one can operate in these frequency ranges without having to pay a license fee. This is very important as telecom operators, Internet service providers can build networking infrastructure using WiFi without having to pay for the spectrum. Coming to my road analogy, one needs a combination of toll roads and non toll roads. Both have their place in creating the infrastructure. In a country like India where sensitivity to pricing is high, WiFi will not only de-congest expensive licensed radio spectrum like 4G LTE but will reduce the cost significantly.

Smart cities and public hotspots are among the best known use cases of WiFi. However, many other innovative ways exist. For instance, top national colleges like IITs, NITs, IIITs and IIMs want WiFi across their campuses and spend considerable time and effort putting together vendors to look for this technology. There is a very good chance that requirements are largely the same for all of them and hence these need not be handled individually. A massively scalable WiFi Management Console that can manage WiFi at say top 100 national universities with a sharable architecture while giving flexibility to each university is feasible. The same approach can be used for smart cities, government departments and even Gram Panchayats. A unified approach for critical national digital infrastructure is efficient and possible with the current state of the art in WiFi technology.

Under the Hood of Vendor Unlocked Whitebox APs
Posted by Sudhan Kayarkar on Apr 17, 2017

The data center industry has embraced hardware/software disaggregation promoted by Open Compute Project (OCP) in servers and switches. It brings benefits of cost, flexibility and innovation. OCP has now started a working group called Campus, Branch and Wireless (CBW) to extend disaggregation concept to enterprise networking. For additional details on OCP/CBW whitebox WLAN AP, see this #wlpc 2017 video presentation by @CHemantC. Mojo Networks has been an active contributor to the CBW group. At the recently concluded Open Compute Summit in Santa Clara, we demonstrated open install of Mojo WLAN software on the latest Qualcomm 802.11ac Wave 2 AP platforms manufactured by 3 different hardware vendors (ODMs). 

Securing 30,000 Students and Beyond
Posted by Erika Hashemi on Apr 3, 2017

On any given day, the Santa Rosa County School District has 30,000 students accessing WiFi across 31 elementary, middle and high schools.  As WiFi is quickly becoming the prevalent network access technology in schools, Santa Rosa knew they needed to have a secure and reliable WiFi network in order to provide a pristine user experience on an ongoing basis.

The School District needed a comprehensive WiFi network monitoring and security solution that would provide complete visibility and control of the wireless airspace, all of which was lacking in the wireless controller solution previously deployed. With a small central IT staff to cover the 31 school locations, the ability to remotely manage and quickly troubleshoot WiFi networks was critical.

Getting on the WiFi Freedom Trail with Open AP Standards
Posted by Hemant Chaskar on Feb 10, 2017

In the past, the “open revolution” became ingrained in our lives in the form of open source software. Now it is coming to infrastructure components in the form of hardware-software disaggregation.

What is Hardware-Software Disaggregation?

Disaggregation breaks vendor lock-in between infrastructure hardware and function-enabling software. The approach is to standardize interfaces between the two. Standardization of disaggregation started with OCP (Open Compute Project) founded by Facebook. Now, OCP has vendors across the industry as active participants. OCP’s first focus areas was scale computing. Disaggregation for data center compute and storage turned out to be a big success as many vendors today provide OCP based server technologies.

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The Impact of Cognitive WiFi™
Posted by Rick Wilmer on Feb 6, 2017

Today we announced the launch of Mojo Aware™, which is based on a technology we invented called “cognitive WiFi”. It is a core technology that goes beyond anything previously devised to create a network with independent cognitive ability. Aware is a network that thinks, and drives itself to provide faultless never ending high performance connectivity. Aware exploits the limitless resources of the cloud to serve a singular purpose: to make the network run better.

Sound impossible? It’s not.

Aware harnesses the power of cloud, big data analytics, automation, and self-awareness to deliver a pristine experience to your WiFi users – all the time, in every location, regardless of what devices and applications they’re using. Cognitive WiFi visualizes the quality of experience for every one of your users and automates root cause analysis if network problems do occur. It helps you resolve problems rapidly instead of turning them into a wild goose chase. It even proactively fixes WiFi issues before they happen, but if a user does call the helpdesk with a “WiFi problem,” it tells you exactly what's going on – even if it has nothing to do with WiFi.

Why should network admins be chained to the network? Why should users have to flag WiFi issues? They shouldn’t. We think that networks should be intelligent and self-healing, which is exactly what we’ve built.

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The Impact of WiFi on the Digital Learning Experience
Posted by Erika Hashemi on Jan 11, 2017

A Mojo Customer Story: Knob Noster School District

Located in West Central Missouri, Knob Noster School District provides a distinctive mix between rural and urban settings. With 1,600 students and 225 faculty dispersed between four locations, Knob Noster maintains a commitment to high-quality education by identifying ways in which technology can be integrated into all functions for their students.

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Low Power IoT Integration with WiFi Access Points
Posted by Hemant Chaskar on Jan 5, 2017

Local wireless connectivity is critical for IoT. Early IoT applications such as appliances remote control have used WiFi due to its prevalence in homes and offices. That said, WiFi is not suitable for many other IoT applications, particularly those requiring low power operation on coin batteries. Also for many IoT applications, WiFi data rates are much higher than needed. WiFi also does not provide elegant approach to create self-organizing mesh network of IoT nodes. These gaps are filled by Zigbee, Thread and BLE.

Mojo Networks’ C-130 is Gold
Posted by Kaustubh Phanse on Dec 16, 2016

We just got notice on some very exciting news on the K-12 education and Higher Education front. Mojo Networks and its C-130 have won New Product of the Year Awards! One for best new networking product for the K-12 market in School Planning & Management, and one for best new networking product for the higher education market in Campus Planning & Management.

Mojo Cloud Managed Platform Release 8.2
Posted by Robin Jellum on Dec 9, 2016

A chill is in the air, the holiday season is upon us, and the wait for the 8.2 release is over! We are excited to announce the following new features -- now available to all our customers at no extra cost.