New Ubiquiti product gives you the best-of-both with a wi-fi equipped ethernet socket.
We're already big fans of Ubiquiti cloud-managed WiFI products having installed dozens over the last few months, and their range is about to get even better with these funky new modules.
We all know that the future will, eventually, be wireless, but in the meantime your solid old ethernet cable still has a key place at the core of most office networks. However, this does lead to a certain degree of inflexibility when you have some workers on wired desktops and phones, some workers on laptops and smartphones, some on a mix, leaving you chasing your tail when it comes to ensuring you have Cat5 AND wireless coverage in every corner of the office.
This is where this slick new Unifi product comes in.
What looks like a fairly standard double-Cat5 socket actually also contains a low-range cloud-managed WiFi access point. What this means is you can use your existing cable infrastructure to spread your WiFi signal to even the darkest corner of the building, and you don't have to worry about who is using what devices at what desk, especially since your WiFi login 'roams' with you on a cloud-managed network.
This socket will be a great addition for companies already looking at how they can bridge the gap between the wired and wireless office, or those looking at creating a more flexible working space.
We can't wait to get our hands on one!