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Standards, Practices and Cabling for Wireless LANs
Approved for 1 BICSI ITS CEC*

WEBCAST - May 15, 2013

1:00 PM EDT / 12:00 PM CDT / 10:00 AM PDT / 5:00 PM GMT
Oberon President Scott D. Thompson
Speakers include
Oberon President
Scott D. Thompson

Presentation 1: 802.11ad and 802.11ac High-Speed Wireless Transmission

This presentation provides detail on the recently ratified 802.11ad and the still-in-development 802.11ac high-speed wireless LAN specifications from the IEEE. Explaining the differences between the two wireless transmission types, as well as the likely applications and environments for them, it offers a look at the current and near-future wireless specifications and the capabilities they provide.

Presentation 2: Providing Power Beyond PoE Plus

Since the IEEE finalized its 802.3at (PoE Plus) specifications in 2009, the continued evolution of wireless and other network-powered devices has driven these devices' demand for power beyond the 25.5W ceiling of 802.3at. This presentation will provide a current "state of the market" for higher-power PoE devices, including explanation of how wireless devices as well as other network-powered devices are driving the need for such capability.

Presentation 3: Testing and Measuring a Wireless LAN

Like an installed cabling system, a wireless LAN can be assessed for its ability to support certain data-traffic levels. This presentation provides an overview of the test and measurement capabilities available for wireless LANs, and describes the benefits of assessing the system throughout its lifecycle - before, during, and after installation.

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Secure your Wireless Infrastructure in Federal Workspace 

The Federal government released the updated the Wireless Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) in April 2013, including sections on Commercial Solutions for Classified Campus IEEE 802.11 Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN), Overview on Cellular Hotspots, and FIPS validation for Bluetooth. See articles in the section below.


Oberon offers a variety of ceiling mounted, plenum rated, wireless LAN and DAS access point enclosures for securing Aruba Networks, Cisco, Enterasys, Corning Mobile Access, Ruckus and other leading vendor's wireless equipment. See the complete line at www.oberonwireless.com.


Retrofit Doors for Model 1052

New for 2013: Know when your access point enclosures are opened with Oberon's Model 1790 Interlock Switch


Oberon's Model 1790 Interlock Switch (ILS) ILS is an optional security component specifically designed to be installed in Oberon enclosures. The 1790 ILS senses and logs when the enclosure door is opened. This can be of great value in a FIPS environment, where periodic monitoring of tamper-proof labels is necessary, or any environment requiring additional security measures

Model 1052-00 with 1790 PoE ILS installed

When installed in-line with a PoE Ethernet connection to a Wi-Fi Access Point, the 1790 ILS will disrupt the incoming power to the WAP when the enclosure door is opened. Enterprise class WAPs will log this event, as will wireless controllers. The Model 1790 ILS is designed to be installed in all Oberon 1051 and 1052 series enclosures


See the 1790 Interlock Switch in action at FOSE Government IT Technology Show, in Washington DC. May 14-16th.


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Secure your Wireless Infrastructure in Federal Workspace


Directives and Instructions Regarding Security and Installation of Wireless LAN in DoD Federal Facilities


The Federal government recognizes that standards based wireless networking has become an essential part of conducting business in an efficient manner. Many commercially available wireless products offer the capability of electronic security comparable to wired networks. However, these products must be configured and secured properly to provide the degree of security desired.    
PentagonUnlike a wired network, wherein the active components of the data communications network can be physically secured in a telecom room with restricted access, the wireless network, by its very nature, requires that access points and antennas are distributed throughput the facility, requiring consideration of policies for protecting these assets.

This article provides a brief guide to Directives, Instructions, and STIGs regarding the wireless LAN infrastructure in federal facilities, with an emphasis on physical security requirements for the access points. As of April 2013, the Wireless STIG is now up to Version 6 Revision 6 (V6R6).

Originally published May 2012 , revised April 2013


Click to read this article on the Oberon Blog 


Hard Lid Ceiling and Recessed Wall Enclosures for Multimedia Gateways (such as Apple TV) and Wireless Access Points  


Model 1076: 12 ¾" x 12 ¾" x 3" deep hard lid ceiling and recessed wall mount with white flange

Model 1076-WA
Model 1076 Configurations
1076 configurations are available for multimedia gateways and WAPs


Model 1078: 12 ¾" x 12 ¾" x 3" deep hard lid ceiling and recessed wall mount with mud ring
 Oberon Model 1078 Configurations
Model 1078 Configurations
1078 configurations are available for multimedia gateways and WAPs

  • Simple, attractive recessed enclosures to secure multimedia components in the classroom
  • Available with clear polycarbonate door to secure Apple TV®
  • Available with white ABS and access point vendor-specific doors to secure Wi-Fi APs
  • Doors are interchangeable to simplify future technology upgrades
  • AC power receptacle to power Apple TV
  • UL Listed, plenum rated; safely enclose non-plenum-rated equipment in the ceiling 
Download the Models 1076 & 1078 flyer (PDF)


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Multimedia Gateway Enclosures Video
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*The granting of 1 Continuing Education Credit for this webcast by BICSI does not imply or suggest that BICSI approves or endorses the event.   

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