Wireless networks used to be simply for convenience, but thanks to today's IT organizations, they can drive high performance applications critical to businesses, or in the case of medical facilities, deliver life-saving information to doctors, nurses, and healthcare applications. The explosive growth of tablets, Netbooks, and other mobile devices has driven the demand for Wi-Fi service even further as these BYODs (Bring Your Own Devices) are brought into the workplace and expect service.
In the old days, the wireless network was only used in focused locations for a few data-based applications. Now, these devices demand voice, video, and data services - on the move. To meet these demands, some wireless environments are requiring complete overhauls to deliver thorough wireless signal coverage and high quality connectivity at high speeds, without sacrificing security. It used to be that supporting new users only required adding new access points. That is no longer the case. Since the wireless user of today requires more bandwidth for high performance, business critical applications, in addition to voice and video, signal quality as well as complete coverage is critical.