Networking

 

Excellware partners with Cisco to provide reliable networking products to keep your network up and running.  We sell products from the Small Business Product line which are more reliable and scalable than the consumer grade products.

Routers

A router is used to connect your office network to the internet and enables users to browse the internet.  It is also used to create a Virtual Private Network, or VPN, with your branch office so they can access resources at the headquarters.  You can install Dynamo on a server at your office and enable your stores or branch offices to use Dynamo using the secure VPN tunnel.  Some of the smaller routers include a built-in wireless access point to connect with laptops, printers, Dynascan scanners, and other wireless products.


Ethernet Switches

Ethernet Switches are used to connect all network devices including PCs, Macs, Printers, Telephones, Video Cameras, and Servers.  Switches typically have 8, 16, 24, or 48 ports.  Ethernet speeds of 10, 100, and 1000 megabits/second are available.  Most devices today support 1000 Mbps.  Switches can be unmanaged or managed.  You can monitor and configure a managed switch.  Some switches include Power Over Ethernet (POE) which enables devices including wireless access points and telephones to obtain their power from the switch instead of a separate AC adapter.  Some switches can be rack mounted.

Excellware sells Cisco Ethernet Switches with all combinations of features described above.


Wireless Access Points

Wireless access points are used to enable wireless devices such as laptop computers, Dynascan handheld computers, printers, and even some desktop computers to connect to the network without a wired ethernet cable.  Although wireless connections are still somewhat slower than a wired connection, they are often adequate for most applications.

Excellware sells the small business line of Cisco Wireless Access Points.  Some models enable roaming where a Dynascan device can remain connected as they move out of range of one access point and into another.