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Highlights from Cisco’s Visual Networking Index Global Mobile Forecast 2013-2018 [Video]

by Kevin Gillingham | Mar 14, 2014

Future mobile data traffic over cellular networks and Wi-Fi is only expected to increase. Cisco’s recent Visual Networking Index (VNI) Global Mobile Data Forecast suggests that global mobile data traffic will increase 11 times by 2018! The momentum of wireless and mobile data traffic is led by more mobile users, more mobile connections, faster mobile […]

Multi-Touch is on the Rise

by Kevin Gillingham | Feb 28, 2014

Multi-touch simply refers to a surface, such as a touchscreen, that recognizes more than one point of touch. We see them everywhere, on our tablets and mobile phones. They are also becoming more prevalent in emerging technologies such as touch tables or touch walls. An article on entitled “What is Multi-Touch and Why Should […]

Wireless Network Setup | It’s Your Move | Part 4

by Kevin Gillingham | Feb 11, 2014

So far in our series about moving (or expanding) your business, we’ve discussed considerations for your business phone system, your bandwidth, and your network cabling. In today’s blog, we are delving into what you need to knowabout setting up your wireless network at your new location. Wireless networks are under increasing amounts of pressure as […]

Understand the IEEE 802.11ac Wi-Fi Standard and Prepare for the Future of WLAN [Whitepaper]

by Kevin Gillingham | Nov 13, 2013

As we’ve discussed previously, IEEE 802.11ac is the new wireless LAN standard. It will allow for faster Wi-Fi connectivity, an essential feature in light of the growing trend of widespread tablet and smartphone usage (the “Bring Your Own Device” trend). Many new devices from the last half of 2013 are already equipped for 802.11ac, and […]

Meru Networks Hosted Tech Field Day on August 9th

by Kevin Gillingham | Aug 28, 2013

Our partner, Meru Networks, hosted a two hour event called Tech Field Day on August 9th 2013 to discuss and share information about exciting upcoming IT products. Tech Field Day, run by Gestalt IT, is a forum that brings together IT product vendors, experts, and thought leaders to meet and share ideas about technology and […]

Activo and ShoreTel Announce Partnership in IP Phone Systems and Unified Communications

by Kevin Gillingham | Mar 12, 2013

MARKHAM, ON–(March 11, 2013) – Activo, a national IP infrastructure company for network and technology solutions, today announced their partnership with ShoreTel, an integrated communications company with a focus on unified communications.  The partnership will leverage ShoreTel’s high performance, award winning products and systems to advance Activo’s ability to integrate network-enabled products and services into […]

IEEE 802.11ac: A Better Wireless LAN

by Kevin Gillingham | Dec 21, 2012

Let’s face it, no matter the setting (business, institution, retail, manufacturing, etc), wireless has become a ubiquitous part of everyday life.  Not only do your employees and customers expect Wi-Fi, but they expect it to be flawless.  That can be tough when every person is using not just one, but several wireless devices from laptops […]

Activo and Cisco Premier Partnership Certification Announcement

by Kevin Gillingham | Jun 25, 2012

Activo is proud to announce that we have been recognized as a Cisco Premier Certified Partner. As a Cisco Premier Certified Partner, Activo will benefit from an increased level of support from Cisco, including access to best-in-class products and services, technical support, productivity tools, and online training. Cisco Premier Certification also expands Activo’s technical competency […]

IPv6: How to get started

by Kevin Gillingham | Jun 21, 2012

On June 6, World IPv6 Day participants, including Akamai, AT&T, Facebook and Google, turned IPv6 support on and left it on. However, a poll conducted by Information Week in May revealed that 38% of poll respondents have no plans to run IPv6 in the foreseeable future. This data provoked Information Week’s writer Andrew Lientz to publish […]

New Area Codes to Come to Ontario Over the Next Year

by Kevin Gillingham | May 13, 2012

Over the next year new area codes will be coming to Ontario, Québec, Manitoba and British Columbia, Canada. Changes will be to the current numbers below: 819 area code in Québec 204 area code in Manitoba 905 area code in Ontario 289 area code in Ontario 416 area code in Ontario 647 area code in […]