Archive for March, 2016

Need Assistance Upgrading to 11ac?

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016


We have had a lot of organisations contact us recently as they look set to take the leap from an 11n wireless network to the latest 11ac protocol but are unsure of what route to take.

We commonly hear;

I want to upgrade my Ruckus network, but what are my options?

In years passed by it was a simpler decision when it came to upgrading your network. You either upgraded your ZoneDirector, part or all of your AP deployment, or all of the above.

Now customers are faced with the additional options of having a cloud controller (vSZ), or no controller at all (Unleashed), as well as the Wave 1 and Wave 2 AP options.

If you find yourself in this position, please get in touch and we can discuss your options with you and find the best upgrade path for your needs.

For those of you that haven’t dealt with us before, Net-Ctrl is a value-add technology reseller based in Ipswich, Suffolk.

We have been selling, installing and integrating Ruckus for longer than I can remember.

We’re a top tier partner with Ruckus, we’re classed as an ‘Alpha Dog’ partner.

We have our own in-house team of wireless engineers that have obtained CWNA and Ruckus certs.

We can offer FOC predictive surveys, or visit your site and perform a Hybrid site survey, so you can see what we expect to achieve with your install.

In the UK we have installed Ruckus into over 400 education establishments. Not only do we plan and install the equipment, but we’re able to support you with any technical issues that arise.

So, if you have Ruckus, or are thinking of starting your own Ruckus journey, please send us an email at, call us on 01473 281 211 or go via our contact page. Let us know about your current situation and what you’re trying to achieve and we will help.

Net-Ctrl Adds Securly Cloud Web Filter to Security Portfolio

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

Net-Ctrl is proud to announce that we have a new partnership with Securly, a leading 100% Cloud Web Filter solution designed just for education.

Securly offers zero latency with none of those annoying bottlenecks on your bandwidth that can be caused by legacy proxy based appliances.

With no client software to install, Securly truly protects ANY Device ANYWHERE, and can be installed in less than 20 minutes.

Key features include:

  • Supports the Prevent Duty, with radicalisation and extremist key word detection
  • Selective SSL decryption controls search engine and social traffic
  • Negative Sentiment detection technology for social media posts
  • Kills zero day threats like anonymous proxies dead
  • Supports BYOD and 1:1 programmes
  • Full directory integration and user reporting

With no costly hardware to purchase and maintain, Securly guarantee to save you money over your existing solution.

Net-Ctrl is a premier Securly partner and are currently offering free trials to education establishments.

Request your free trial today.

Securly. 100% Cloud. Web Filter 2.0 for schools.

For more information on Securly, please get in touch with our expert sales team. You can call us on 01473 281 211, email us at or go via our contact page.

MOBOTIX Release Vandalism Protected Indoor Camera – V25

Friday, March 18th, 2016

The new v25 camera is the first MOBOTIX vandalism indoor camera and at the same time supporting all MOBOTIX functions. Indoor-Dome-v25_medium-large

The V25 is a complete standalone video surveillance system, including SD card or NAS event recording, alarming, professional video management (VMS) and video analysis functions like heat map and object statistics.

Features Include:

  • Professional Protection* – Stainless steel with reinforced dome cover
  • Shock Detection – Push or impact generates an alarm
  • Video Sensor – MxActivitySensor reducing false alarms
  • Event Recording – Onboard (SD card) &; direct to NAS
  • MxAnalytics – Heat map &; people statistics
  • Alarm Notification – E-mail, FTP &; VoIP (SIP)
  • Communication – Two-way audio option
  • Moonlight Technology

    The v25 includes the successful MOBOTIX 6 megapixel Moonlight sensor technology, the new benchmark in light sensitivity, to realize high quality video especially in lowlight situations (< 1 lux). The v25 is compatible with all standard lens options including the new 103° lens to cover a complete room without any blind spots. Also included is MxActivitySensor to avoid false alarms.

    Perfect Protection

    The new v25 6MP model will be supported with two vandalism kits including a stainless steel protection ring and reinforced dome cover. The new vandalism kits provide complete case protection up to IK10 of the standard v25 as well as the v25 equipped with the additional on-wall audio kit, which is ideal for installations in public buildings, prisons and military premises.

    Flexible and Fast Installation

    Like all 6MP indoor models (i25, c25 and p25), the v25 can also be easily installed within minutes in any types of ceilings. The v25 supports all standard lenses (Ultra Wide to Distant Tele Lens) to ensure always the perfect solution for any indoor environment, installed either in ceiling- or wall mount positions. The v25 can be adjusted in both directions, horizontally and vertically resulting in the ideal image orientation and viewing angle. The audio on-wall kit with extended vandalism kit supports cable screw connection for on-wall installations.

    MxAnalytics Included

    MxAnalytics supports people statistics and heat map reporting without any extra PC. This functionality is part of the camera itself with no extra costs and therefore avoids any bandwidth traffic. It is perfect for indoor locations like retail stores, museums, shops, health care centers, universities and schools.

    Optional Accessories

    The new v25 can be equipped with an on-wall audio kit to realize two-way HD audio incl. microphone and speaker. The v25 is also compatible to the new MxTubeMount to be installed in unstructured ceilings like supermarkets, airports, logistics facilities etc. With MxTubeMount it is possible to adapt always to the right length of up to 2 meters suspended from the ceiling.

    Get in touch

    For more information contact your Net-Ctrl Account Manager, email, call 01473 281 211 or complete out contact form.