2017 UETN Tech Summit

I was invited to present at the UETN Tech Summit on the topic of Wi-Fi tools. The presentation went great, thanks to all of my peers who helped with ideas and research. Here are my slides.

When Keith Parsons of Wireless LAN Professionals heard about my talk, he was kind enough to offer two Link Sprinter 300 network test tools to use as door prizes. Congratulations to Luis and Mark for being the lucky winners.

3D Visualizing Wi-Fi Love

Since today is Valentine’s Day I thought I’d do a post about love.

I have much love for my Wi-Fi buddies; they have taught me so much and continue to teach me new things on a regular basis. I also have lots of love for all of the companies out there making awesome Wi-Fi gear and tools. They make our jobs easier and more interesting.

However there is one relationship that I’d like to be a matchmaker for. I’d like to introduce this guy who is doing these awesome Wi-Fi visualizations using a tiny Wi-Fi module, a camera in long exposure mode, and some amazing code:

And I’d introduce him to the fine folks at iRobot who make great autonomous robots like the Roomba and the Ava. My hope is that they would make a Wi-Fi surveying robot baby.

Sure, the name of the game in Wi-Fi design work has changed from coverage to density, but there is still a need to do post-installation surveys to make sure that you’re not missing the forest for the trees. I’d love to have a rugged outdoor rover or drone that could do regular surveys of outdoor coverage of my campus.

So it might be too late to get such a relationship arranged in time for the festivities today. But perhaps in a few years, we might see a Wi-Fi survey-bot deliver a Father’s Day card to Charles.