Latest headlines: Bob Snyder on Wi-Fi HaLow, Mike Yeomans on whether remote work is actually working, plus news from Nureva, Extron and more
January 28, 2022 | Volume: 13 | Issue: 2
Hi UCC pals! I hope your January has been going well! I know we are all breathing collective sighs of relief at the trade shows that have been rescheduled this year. Instead of a busy early spring, many of us will have a busy fall. However, rAVe will have a busy all year, because we are gearing up for LAVNCH WEEK 5! (Coming to you in March.) Check out the story under industry news below, and register if you please. It’s sure to be three days full of industry insights, thought leadership and more!
Check out the columns this time, first from Bob Snyder, who writes about Wi-Fi HaLow — a new Wi-Fi that’s both faster and energy-saving. Of course, this new technology will filter into offices and businesses first. But how long until it enters our home offices? I’ll tell you what, I have the best Wi-Fi I can possibly have in my giant apartment building (so is it actually all that great? probably not) and sometimes my Zoom calls still glitch. I will gladly integrate anything that will bring frozen calls to an end in my home (even if I have to wait a while for that to be an option).
Also, check out this other blog all about whether remote work is actually working. What do you think? Does it work if you have your companies have a distinct plan? Does it take more than planning to make this process smooth?
Wi-Fi has been the dread of most professional installers who would usually rather lose a finger than predicate any of their solutions on wireless. If Wi-Fi 6 from CES 2022 doesn’t convince the wire-pullers, then Wi-Fi Alliance has another runner to put in the race.
While most of us have been finding ways to adjust to working outside of the office, researchers have been busy studying it. Many are wondering, what is the future of remote working? What researchers have learned through studying trends and reactions about remote work may surprise you.
According to Futuresource Consulting’s latest Gaming Headset Market H2 2021 report, the overall gaming accessories market is expected to grow 10% year-on-year in 2021, despite a deceleration in volume and value growth compared to 2020. Onset by the continuous efforts in combating COVID-19’s spread, work-from-home trends have supported market growth, as consumers cross over the use of gaming accessories to the use for work.