As AV-over-IP solutions become commonplace and real-time streaming makes its way into the workplace, WiFi/Ethernet networks are under more pressure than ever before. Products like Solstice leverage existing networks to provide breakthrough communication and collaboration capabilities, and the underlying wired and/or wireless network must deliver secure, reliable network performance to support this new class of products.
Most AV-over-IP use cases are real-time meetings, which are at risk of total disruption during network outages. While large enterprises often have a team of IT experts dedicated to keeping the network optimized, small businesses and other organizations often lack professional IT resources to manage and troubleshoot network issues. So, how can non-IT-pros check if their network is up to the challenge of an AV-over-IP solution? While there is no substitute for professional tools (like this one) and the expertise of a dedicated IT admin, we've compiled a list of 3 quick, free, and easy checks a network novice can complete to verify basic network performance. Although this list is far from comprehensive, it will give you a good indication of whether your network is ready for wireless AV-over-IP streaming.
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