Archive for September, 2013

Are you going to HETT 2013?

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

Come and join Net-Ctrl and NetMotion Wireless at Healthcare Efficiency Through Technology Expo (HETT) 2013 on stand 62.

The HETT expo is the only event of its kind, dedicated to helping healthcare professionals deliver more efficient and effective services which ultimately enable better patient care and outcomes.

As you may well know Net-Ctrl is an established technology reseller that has many years of experience working in the healthcare environment. We will be showcasing a Mobile VPN solution from NetMotion Wireless called Mobility XE, which will allow your workers to get connected, and stay connected.

NetMotion Mobility XE® is a PSN compliant mobile Virtual Private Network (VPN) software widely used in a healthcare setting. Unlike other types of VPN, Mobility XE is designed for wireless environments where workers need “instant on” connections, roam and use of computing devices constantly, while expecting uninterrupted use of existing applications throughout the workday-as if they were in the office.

Register Now and come see Net-Ctrl and NetMotion Wireless on Stand 62.

Unable to attend, but would like to find out more about Net-Ctrl and NetMotion Wireless? Email me directly at, or call on 01473 281 211.

The HETT Expo is free to attend for everyone from the NHS, public sector, charities, social enterprises, voluntary and not-for-profit organisations. By registering to attend, you will gain access to:

• A High level conference

• 25 hours of seminars throughout five seminar theatres

• Comprehensive exhibition area featuring up to 100 leading providers

So, if you are part of the NHS, wider health sector or have a serious interest in healthcare service delivery and enabling better patient care, then make sure that you don’t miss the Expo on 8th October 2013.

Join Net-Ctrl and our Partners at IP EXPO

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

IP EXPO will be opening its doors on the 16th and 17th October at the Earls Court 2 Exhibition Centre. It is the UK’s Number ONE Enterprise IT event, bringing you everything you need to know about IT under one roof.

Net-Ctrl will be available throughout both days and have a number of technology partners attending the event and showcasing their latest solutions including:

We would welcome the opportunity to meet with you on either the 16th or 17th October and introduce you to some of our partners, giving you the chance to ask any questions about their solutions and find out what they have on offer to solve some of the problems you see in your workplace.

If you are interested in attending please email Josh Moore at along with the dates and times you will be available and the partners you would like to meet.

Entrance to IP EXPO is FREE but if you don’t register before 19:00 on 15th October 2013 the organisers charge a £35 administration fee for any applications after this date and time.

Do I Need a Ruckus Controller to Manage my Access Points?

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

A question we often hear at Net-Ctrl is, do I need a Ruckus ZoneDirector to control my access points and can I deploy them as standalone devices?

The simple answer is yes you can deploy your ZoneFlex access points as standalone devices, which will work fine without the ZoneDirector managing them.

You will still gain all the massive enhancements over the Physical Layer from a Wi-Fi point of view and at the end of the day that is what Wi-Fi is for, right?

You want reliable constant, high dense wireless availability. You’ll still get that with the AP alone.

Here is what you will get from a standalone AP:
1)Ruckus’ smart BeamFlex technology (What makes Ruckus so great)
2)ChannelFly (the new Ruckus smart channel selection methods)
3)8 SSIDs per radio(16 with a dual band)

Here is what you miss by not having a ZD:
1)Guest Access features
2)SPoM (Single point of mgmt.)
3)WLAN service scheduling
4)Bandsteering (steers 5ghz clients onto the 5ghz radio)
5)WIPs (wireless intrusion prevention)
7)Access Policies (Device based / Layer 2-4)
8)AD Captive portal

Etc.. the list goes on.

The point is with the AP alone you are still winning over having anything else.

If you’re working on a tight budget why not get the APs now for a seriously good Wi-Fi network and get the controller at a later date, should you need it.

Stuart White

Senior Wireless Technician

CWNA and Ruckus WiSE Guy Accredited