What is MU-MIMO and why is needed it?

MU-MIMO Technology

What is MU-MIMO and why is needed it?


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MUMIMO: Multi-user, Multiple Input, Multiple Output
MU-MIMO Multi-user, Multiple Input, Multiple Output is a wireless technology supported by access points and endpoint devices that allows communication with four devices simultaneously using MU-MIMO technology.

The goal of MU-MIMO is to use as many spatial streams as possible, whether the transmission is with one client device utilizing up to 4 spatial streams or with four client devices using one spatial stream each.

MU-MIMO technology explained in plain English.
Let’s assume you are experiencing congestion in the WiFi network. The devices connected run slower and your WiFi connection suffers from interruptions and delays. This could be due to an access point in the network serving only one client device at a time. With single-user access points, each device waits its turn to send and receive data from the internet.

Accordingly, when a new device tries to connect, the waiting time becomes longer. Enter MU-MIMO, a set of wireless technologies that enables multiple client devices simultaneously to communicate with each other. Let’s discover why MU-MIMO is so useful and how you can make the most of it.

What is MU-MIMO?

MU-MIMO – Multi-User, Multiple-Input, Multiple-Output – is a feature introduced within IEEE 802.11ac Wave 2. This technology allows a set of users or wireless terminals, respectively, with one or more antennas to communicate with each other. In this way, multiple WiFi devices can simultaneously receive multiple data streams.

MIMO – Multiple-Input, Multiple-Output -, which refers to the way internet bandwidth is broken up by an access point and pushed to the connected devices, has evolved over the years since the debut of the single-user mode (SU-MIMO) introduced with the 802.11n wireless standard. MIMO technology was created to increase the number of antennas on a wireless router or access point used to receive and transmit, improving wireless connections capacity.

MU-MIMO access points can be available in 2×2, 3×3, or 4×4 variations. These variations refer to the number of streams (two, three, or four) that they can create for each device. This technology was developed to help in situations where multiple users are trying to access the wireless network at the same time, without interruption of the connectivity.

The 802.11ac (WiFi 5) standard introduced optional MU-MIMO in Wave 2 products. With the 802.11ax (WiFi 6) standard, we see even more progress to this new innovative technology.

How does MU-MIMO work?

This technology works with downlink wireless connections and allows access points to transmit data to multiple client devices simultaneously. To understand how MU-MIMO works, let’s explore how MIMO works in principle. For MIMO to work, both the client device and access point must have multiple radio antenna chains that are identical and physically separated.

For instance, an access point that can send radiofrequency on one stream and receive it on another would be 1×1. Then, a 2×2 device supports two streams in each direction, and a 3×3 device supports three, and so on. Any device that supports more streams will work with any device that supports fewer streams, but the lesser device will limit the overall performance.

A transmitting radio chain sends a data set (known as a spatial stream) that the receiver’s radio chain reconstructs. In MIMO, each radio/antenna chain transmits a spatial stream in the same frequency channel as the transmitter. Then, the receiver gets each stream on each of its identical radio/antenna chains. Because the receiver understands the phase offsets of its own antennas, it can reconstruct the original streams.

Transmit Beamforming

Another key feature to grasp to understand better how MU-MIMO works. Beamforming sends the same spatial stream on multiple antennas with determined timing offsets, thus increasing range.

MU-MIMO takes advantage of Beamforming —a feature of 11ac and 11ax that directs signals toward the intended wireless device instead of random directions. The signal is directed to the devices that are connected to it. Without Beamforming, a transmission would be sent in every possible direction. Since the signal is more efficiently used, MU-MIMO helps increase WiFi ranges and speeds.

It allows an antenna to send radio signals from one location to multiple specific endpoints, instead of transmitting around an entire area. This designated point-to-multipoint communication creates a stronger, better, faster wireless communication.

What are the benefits of MU-MIMO?

Several advantages can widely enhance your network experience if using this feature.

The signal remains constant

The main benefit of MU-MIMO is that instead of each stream being systematically interrupted, a MU-MIMO access point can keep its signal constant for the connected client devices and properly distribute the bandwidth to each of them without compromising any devices’ speed at the same time.

MU-MIMO helps increase network capacity

Both MU-MIMO and SU-MIMO devices operate fast because all network devices have less time to wait to get data from the WiFi access point. Still, MU-MIMO technology increases the network’s capacity and efficiency, allowing the access point to handle more WiFi-intensive activities such as streaming and gaming. Thus, MU-MIMO can help alleviate congestion on busy or dense networks, such as WiFi hotspots.

Any channel width is supported

Although your network uses narrower 20MHz- or 40MHz-wide channels, MU-MIMO can help it run faster by serving some clients simultaneously. How faster depends on how many supported devices are on the network and how many streams each of them supports. Using MU-MIMO even without implementing wide channels could double the downlink throughput of each device.

MU-MIMO improves performance

It reduces latency and improves performance for high-density activities such as video streaming, video calls, or webinars. The access point never interrupts its connection with the client device in order to communicate with other devices. MU-MIMO minimizes jitter, freezes, and buffering.

What is the future for MU-MIMO?

The technology only works for downlink connections at the moment, with a limit of four simultaneous streams in 802.11ac. Still, the 802.11ax standard also addresses the uplink portion of MU-MIMO.

In fact, with the upcoming WiFi 6 standard, MU-MIMO will work in both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands. The access points can support up to twelve simultaneous streams, with four streams on 2.4 GHz band and eight streams on the 5GHz band. This can help speed up the communication process, both in download and upload.

Nowadays, MU-MIMO is still expanding its capabilities, and always more devices can get the benefits. Therefore, the possibilities of MU-MIMO are rapidly growing and could become endless, with considerable advantages for an even more performing internet network experience.
The ultimate variation available on the market with the new standard is the 8×8 MU-MIMO. This technology is also known as Massive MIMO. 8×8 devices can transmit data on eight radio chains to a single client, downloading and uploading at the same time.

Benefits of 8×8 compared to 4×4

An 8×8 AP is excellent for medium and large deployments, where many devices access the Internet simultaneously. This variation offers improved MU-MIMO performance for:

  • Single-user data throughput
  • MU-MIMO capacity – 8×8 devices support four simultaneous 2×2 MU-MIMO clients that support downlink MU-MIMO, with significant multiplications in network capacity. 
  • Larger WiFi coverage area, especially thanks to the Beamforming.
  • WiFi reliability with fewer interruptions of the connection
  • Possibility to deliver up to 1.2 Gbps of bandwidth to each of four 2×2 client devices. The total aggregate bandwidth will be then of 4.8 Gbps.
  • Repeater Configuration, reducing the need for repeater/mesh over 4×4, thus representing the most economical deployment for service providers.

In summary, the deployment of 8×8 APs significantly increases the data rate over 4×4 AP deployments. Loss of connection goes down from almost 23% for a 4×4 deployment to 10% for 8×8 deployment resulting in a 60% decrease in disconnections. 

Furthermore, MU-MIMO scales better with 8×8 rather than 4×4. While coverage can be improved by adding repeaters, network capacity goes down, ending in a lower capacity than using 8×8 APs in those deployments where an 8×8 AP provides sufficient coverage.

It seems that 8×8 MU-MIMO facilitates access points to manage traffic from different 802.11ax devices more efficiently than 4×4. Nevertheless, the debate on the pros and cons of 8×8 is still open. 

The drawbacks of 8×8

As a first issue, we point out that 8×8 APs might require a significant power consumption. The power needed could not be covered by the standard PoE. The 8×8 APs may require 31 watts of power or more, so even PoE Plus power would not be enough.The 8×8 APs that use the standard 25 Watts provided by the PoE Plus often suffer from a downgrade in functionalities. This aspect implies that the power budget for deployment must be sometimes reviewed. These 8×8 APs could be very expensive and cause an enormous waste on any PoE power budget.

Moreover, MU-MIMO requires spatial diversity. Most of today’s WiFi enterprise deployments involve a high density of users and devices that are not compatible with MU-MIMO provisions. To make MU-MIMO technology perform, there must be a proper physical distance between all the clients and between the AP.

Almost all indoor WLANs are high-density environments because there are many users and devices. What’s more, most users want to connect with more than one wireless device, at the same time. Additionally, high-density environments expect multiple areas with roaming as a fundamental prerequisite. But, MU-MIMO hardly works well with mobile clients. So the necessary spatial diversity doesn’t exist within the majority of indoor enterprise WiFi high-density deployments.

In conclusion, even if MU-MIMO profits can appear more than the drawbacks, often, the reality is that the expensive 8×8 AP offers no substantial advantage over a less expensive 4×4 access point.

What kind of devices support MU-MIMO?

If you want to use MU-MIMO in your wireless network, both the client device and the access point must support 802.11ac Wave 2 MU-MIMO. Not all access points support MU-MIMO, which means having at least 802.11ac Wave 2 devices. Most modern devices already do, the older models, such as 802.11 a, b, g, n do not support it. Anyway, the equipment must specifically state that they can support MU-MIMO.

4×4 MU-MIMO Tanaza Powered Devices

Tanaza has a curated selection of access points that support 4×4 MU-MIMO. The cloud-managed access points come with the Tanaza software already installed to give customers a plug & play experience.

The Tanaza Powered access points are suitable for professional medium and large-scale deployments. Also, Tanaza gives customers the flexibility to choose the WiFi access points that meet their needs best from our list of compatible devices.

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How to migrate CloudTrax to Tanaza

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How to migrate my CloudTrax network to Tanaza?

If you are an Open Mesh user looking for an alternative to CloudTrax, then keep reading, this article is for you.

As you may know, the CloudTrax software that allows you to manage your Open Mesh devices is approaching the end of life in December 2021. The alternatives for Open Mesh users are pretty much reduced down to three:

  1. Migrate all Open Mesh devices to Datto, the technology solutions provider that acquired Open Mesh. However, this comes with some high-stakes investment, and not all the line of devices will be supported.
  2. Dismantle your current Open Mesh networks and deploy from scratch brand new devices. Also, considered an expensive option with all the bearing costs of deploying new networks.
  3. Migrate to Tanaza, the smartest alternative that allows you to reduce costs by 60-70%, reuse your existing Open Mesh devices, add and manage multi-brand APs from a single dashboard. By switching to Tanaza, the cloud-based network management platform, you can manage unlimited APs and networks from the cloud, centralize all your networks in a single platform, and scale networks as needed.

Tanaza, the smartest alternative to CloudTrax for your Open Mesh networks

Tanaza is a WiFi cloud management platform for IT professionals to manage and operate WiFi networks remotely. The Tanaza platform allows users to quickly install, configure and monitor hundreds of access points via the cloud through an intuitive web interface accessible from computers, tablets, and smartphones.

How does Tanaza work?

The Tanaza platform has compatibility with the most commercial Open Mesh devices on the market. This allows IT professionals to avoid dismantling the entire network and deploy from scratch brand new devices. With Tanaza, IT professionals only need to install the Tanaza firmware on their existing Open Mesh devices and start managing them from the Tanaza cloud dashboard.

Thanks to Tanaza vendor-agnostic capability, IT professionals can mix and match devices from multiple brands like Ubiquiti, Mikrotik, TP-Link, and Ligowave. Also, deploy and manage unlimited access points.

Tanaza is always adding more devices and OEM vendors to the list of compatible devices with the platform. Now users can have the Tanaza Operating System running out-of-the-box in selected devices from Comfast, Amer Networks, Intelbras, and DCN. Discover Tanaza Powered Devices.

Open Mesh devices compatible with Tanaza

Tanaza is compatible with the Open Mesh A42, A62, OM2P, OM2P-HS, OM2P-LC, OM5P-AC, and MR1750.

Open Mesh users just need to download the specific TanazaOS firmware for the Open Mesh model that Tanaza has compatibility with. Afterward, start configuring networks by adding the device’s MAC address to the platform and set up SSIDs to start broadcasting the Internet. With Tanaza, you will manage multi-brand access points and networks from a centralized cloud-managed platform.

If you want to know more about the Tanaza firmware installation process on your Open Mesh device, please visit the page of the correspondent device:

A42
A62
OM2P
OM2P-HS
OM2P-LC
OM5P-AC
MR1750

What do you get if you switch from CloudTrax to Tanaza?

If you choose to migrate your Open Mesh devices from CloudTrax to Tanaza, you will enjoy:

  • A single, centralized cloud-based configuration platform to manage all your Open Mesh access points.
  • An intuitive user-friendly interface.
  • Remote monitoring and control of APs’ performance.
  • Zero-touch deployment and configuration of APs to avoid on-site travels.
  • Users can enable email notifications to receive information about the status of the WiFi access points in real-time.
  • The multi-brand compatibility for indoor and outdoor access points.
  • Unexpected costs by extending Open Mesh devices’ life and avoiding dismantling the whole Open Mesh infrastructure.
  • Scale WiFi networks by adding new access points compatible with the platform while still managing everything from a single dashboard.
  • Get constant updates of the operating system to ensure security and stability.
  • The most cost-effective network management platform in the market with flexible subscription plans (monthly, annual, every 3 years, every 5 years).

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Open Mesh hardware compatible with Tanaza

Open Mesh hardware
Can I use Open Mesh hardware with Tanaza?

If you have Open Mesh hardware deployed and you are looking for an alternative to CloudTrax, then keep reading. This article is for you.

As you may be fully aware, Open Mesh hardware will reach end of life by the end of 2021. The CloudTrax/Datto software will no longer give any updates on Open Mesh hardware, and there will be no technical support or hardware repair services anymore.

What is next for your Open Mesh hardware?

If you are still wondering what is the best alternative for your Open Mesh networks, let me paint the picture here:

  • Alternative one. Migrate all your networks to Datto with highly expensive licenses that can’t be reallocated to any other device.
  • Alternative two. Tear down your entire network and deploy brand new access points. Not to mention the bearing costs associated with changing to another networking brand. Plus the highly likely lock-in limitation that does not allow you to scale your networks.
  • Alternative three. Switch to a smart platform that understands your needs, is future-proofed as it’s compatible with multiple access points’ brands, integrates with third-party applications, offers centralized network management, built-in troubleshooting tools, features zero-touch deployment and its 100% cloud. On top of all of this, it’s cost-effective and allows users to reallocate subscription plans to any other compatible device. Plus you can manage an unlimited number of devices and networks –at no extra cost.

Tanaza, the smartest alternative for Open Mesh hardware

Tanaza is a WiFi cloud management solution for IT professionals to deploy and control WiFi networks and manage access points. Tanaza’s core tech is based on a powerful Linux-based Operating System.

The Tanaza WiFi cloud management platform supports the most popular Open Mesh hardware models on the market. With Tanaza, Open Mesh users only need to install the TanazaOS firmware on the compatible access points and start managing them right away.

Tanaza is without a doubt the smartest and most profitable alternative to avoid tearing down your Open Mesh networks. The cloud-based Tanaza platform allows you to manage multiple access points from a single dashboard from desktop, mobile or tablet. Also, it gives you the freedom and the flexibility to change the hardware brand when necessary and to scale your networks when needed.

With Tanaza, you can avoid vendor lock-in, have unprecedented flexibility and operational levels. Furthermore, it helps you to lower down CapEx and OpEx.

Open Mesh hardware compatible with Tanaza

Tanaza supports the following Open Mesh devices:

Open Mesh A42
Product specifications

The Open Mesh A42 is a 2×2 universal 802.11ac Wave 2 cloud-managed WiFi access point, with concurrent 2.4GHz and 5GHz radios. It comes with MU-MIMO technology and an 1100 Mbps high-speed wireless transmission rate. This device is ideal for indoors and outdoors environments as it supports a high volume of simultaneous users, making it perfect for high-density deployments.

Open Mesh A62
Product specifications

The Open Mesh A62 is a universal tri-band 802.11ac Wave 2 cloud-managed WiFi access point with simultaneous 2.4GHz and dual 5GHz radios. It supports MU-MIMO technology and a 2000 Mbps aggregated high-speed wireless transmission rate. This device is perfect for indoor and outdoor environments as it keeps the highest volume of concurrent users (up to 150). It can be powered by standard PoE or passive PoE, with no need for power outlets at the AP site.

Open Mesh MR1750
Product specifications

The Open Mesh MR1750 is a high-performance 3×3, 802.11n, and 802.11ac access point featuring dual-band functionality as it operates on both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequencies for enhanced data throughput (450 Mbps at 2.4 GHz, and 1300 Mbps at 5 GHz) and increased bandwidth support. It comes with MU-MIMO technology and includes standard PoE.

Open Mesh OM2P
Product specifications

The Open Mesh OM2P is a single 1×1 802.11g/n WiFi access point, ideal for cost-sensitive deployments or long-range mesh networks. It supports a 2.4 GHz band frequency and a 150 Mbps speed rate. This device can handle 20-50 concurrent users per AP, suitable for indoor and outdoor environments.

Open Mesh OM2P-HS
Product specifications

The Open Mesh OM2P-HS is a 2×2 802.11g/n WiFi access point, suitable for general WiFi in uncongested environments. It supports a 2.4 GHz band and 300 Mbps speed rate for indoors and outdoors. This device can support 20-50 simultaneous users per AP, with standard 802.3af and 12-24v passive PoE.

Open Mesh OM2P-LC
Product specifications

The Open Mesh OM2P-LC is a single 1×1 802.11g/n WiFi access point, ideal for cost-sensitive deployments or long-range mesh networks. It supports a 150 Mbps speed rate, with 20-50 concurrent users per AP, suitable for indoor or outdoor environments.

Open Mesh OM5P-AC
Product specifications

The Open Mesh OM5P-AC is a universal high-speed Dual Band 802.11ac cloud-managed WiFi access point with simultaneous 2.4GHz and dual 5GHz radios. It supports a 1.17 Gbps (300+867 Mbps) aggregated speed wireless transmission rate, making it perfect for high-density deployments, indoors or outdoors.

Benefits of choosing Tanaza for your Open Mesh hardware

If you decide to migrate your Open Mesh devices from CloudTrax/Datto to Tanaza, you can benefit from:

 

  • A single, centralized cloud-based configuration platform to manage all your Open Mesh access points.
  • An intuitive user-friendly interface.
  • Remote monitoring and control of access points’ performance. 
  • Zero-touch deployment and configuration of access points. Avoid on-site travels.
  • Email alerts if any access point in the network gets disconnected to avoid any issue.
  • The multi compatibility with multiple access points from different brands for indoor and outdoor deployments, medium and large scale.
  • No unexpected costs by extending the life of Open Mesh devices, and avoiding to dismantle the whole Open Mesh infrastructure.
  • Scale your networks by adding new access points compatible with the platform while still managing them from a single dashboard.
  • Get constant updates of the operating system to assure security and stability.
  • The most cost-effective network management platform in the market with flexible subscription plans (monthly, annual, every 3 years, every 5 years).

 

We are getting closer to the date when Open Mesh devices will have no support and will become legacy for Datto.
With Tanaza, you can extend the life of your devices, reuse existing access points and scale your networks by adding any brand compatible with Tanaza.

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Tanaza for Open Mesh users

Open Mesh Alternatives

Tanaza: a smart cloud-based networking solution for Open-Mesh users

If you are an Open-Mesh user still wondering what is the best alternative for your Open-Mesh devices, keep reading this article to find out how Tanaza can give a second chance to your already existing networks.

In December 2021, most Open-Mesh devices would reach the end of life date, and the software would no longer offer any updates or firmware bug fixes on those products. Additionally, there would be no further technical support, and no hardware repair services would be available.

The only option for Open-Mesh customers will be to migrate to the Datto platform. This, however, comes at a high price, given the additional recurring expenses that the company’s business model provides. 

What if there was an alternative?

Tanaza enables centralized management on Open Mesh devices.

Tanaza is a WiFi cloud management platform for IT professionals to manage and operate remotely WiFi access points and networks. The Tanaza platform allows Open-Mesh users to quickly install, configure and monitor hundreds of access points via the cloud through an intuitive web interface accessible from computers, tablets, and smartphones.

Tanaza is vendor-agnostic. It has compatibility with the most popular Open-Mesh devices in the market. IT professionals can deploy and manage unlimited access points, mix and match devices from multiple brands like Ubiquiti, Mikrotik, TP-Link, and Ligowave, among others. 

Furthermore, thanks to partnerships with OEM vendors, the Tanaza Operating System can run out-of-the-box in selected devices from Comfast, Amer Networks, Intelbras, and DCN, for a plug-and-play experience. Still, IT professionals can manage all the devices from a single dashboard. Game-changer, right?

Why should you choose Tanaza for your Open Mesh deployments?

The Tanaza platform offers multiple functions, which allows you to significantly reduce the configuration and installation times of even complex WiFi networks:

Centralized configuration

Users can increase efficiency with Tanaza by configuring, managing and monitoring multiple organizations and WiFi networks, cloud-based access points, SSIDs, and client devices from a single platform.

Tanaza lets users set the basic configurations of the network applied by default to all the cloud-managed access points in that network. This feature ensures an issue-free, fast and easy provisioning of new access points, especially in large-scale WiFi networks. Additionally, in case of disconnection of an access point, due to a new configuration, the system automatically restores the last working settings of the WiFi access point to avoid disruptions in the network.

Remote monitoring

It is possible to monitor WiFi networks and control APs remotely. Tanaza enables users to check the WiFi network’s performance indicators thanks to real-time statistics at the WiFi network and access point level.

You can control how many client devices are currently associated with an SSID and how much bandwidth they are consuming and identify possible bottlenecks in bandwidth demand. Furthermore, oversee the access points’ health status, mostly if the number of connections requested increases. Reboot WiFi access points at a specific hour and weekday or schedule WiFi network maintenance to minimize slowness and load peaks after a long uptime. All of that avoids going on-site since no hardware controllers are required.

Cloud-based platform

Tanaza represents the best alternative to the on-premises and hybrid-cloud deployments because there’s no need for physical hardware controllers. It relies its cloud platform on the Amazon Web Services (AWS), guaranteeing the market’s highest security levels while running on a robust cloud infrastructure.

Tanaza takes care of many operations, including server maintenance, back-up, security patches, and fixes, and ensures the system’s high availability for minimum downtime and productivity losses.

Zero-touch deployment

Network administrators can set the network’s basic configurations, applied by default to all the cloud-managed access points in that network remotely, and send the APs pre-configured to the customer’s site for installation. It’s also possible to reconfigure access points without rebooting them or restarting the services, all from the Tanaza dashboard. Moreover, you can easily migrate from CloudTrax/Datto to Tanaza, thanks to the auto-provisioning and cloud configurations.

Intuitive user-interface

The Tanaza platform offers an intuitive and user-friendly interface: the deployment, configuration, and remote monitoring of WiFi networks become a child’s game even for those who have not the technical skills to handle the software.

Integrations

You can integrate third-party applications provided by official Tanaza Partners. Enable any external captive portal on top of the Tanaza cloud platform. 

The Tanaza platform integrates with the Classic Hotspot management system, a platform to manage and monitor public hotspots from the cloud. Customers can set up their free and paid hotspots through a captive portal and customizable splash pages, with social login and voucher-based authentication, to grant guests access to the WiFi.

Classic Hotspot also works as a useful marketing tool to collect information stored within the Analytics dashboard and segment users to run engaging marketing campaigns.  

Furthermore, if you are a Service Provider deploying large networks in emerging countries, Express Wi-Fi might be an ideal solution to generate revenues over WiFi. Tanaza is an Express Wi-Fi Technology Partner. The Tanaza WiFi cloud management software integrates seamlessly with the Express Wi-Fi platform to enable Service Providers to use a fully integrated solution to manage their network deployments coupled with the best-in-class monetization tools offered by Express Wi-Fi by Facebook. Learn more about Express WiFi to generate revenues over WiFi

Multi compatibility

The platform is compatible with multiple access points from multiple brands for indoor and outdoor deployments, medium and large scale. Tanaza is compatible with the most commercial networking brands and also it  has a line of selected devices that run the Tanaza firmware out of the box from sought-after OEMs. Discover the line of access points powered by Tanaza.

How will Tanaza make Open-Mesh users’ lives easier?

  1. Save on unexpected costs by extending the life of Open-Mesh devices. 
  2. Scale your networks by adding new access points compatible with the platform while still managing them from a single dashboard. 
  3. Access a wide variety of educational materials and online troubleshooting support. 
  4. Benefit from constant updates of the operating system to provide turnkey solutions, vulnerability patches, security, and stability.

Discover what Open Mesh customers say about Tanaza

End-User with an in-house IT team

Our recent customer Hotel Il San Pietro in Positano, adopted Tanaza as a solution for their Open-Mesh infrastructure, consisting of 60 Open Mesh A42 devices. They also added another 10 Ubiquiti Unifi devices to provide more coverage to missing areas. All that wouldn’t be possible without Tanaza.

​”Tanaza has been a great support for us, considerably speeding up the timing in resolving any possible issues. A win-win solution for everyone involved. I speak mainly from the guest experience point of view, and I admit that the customers were delighted.

Our IT team was also satisfied, managing everything with considerable ease compared to before. The previous difficulties were solved by looking “out of the box,” with a winning solution,” Andrea Zana, General Manager, Hotel Il San Pietro di Positano.

Managed Service Provider in Brazil

TB4U Tecnologia is a consulting company helping clients adopt the ultimate technological solutions for their business in Brazil. They have extended the life of all their Open-Mesh devices, with no need to dismantle their existing deployments of more than 50 Open-Mesh devices. As a result, they have saved around 80% on CAPEX by migrating their networks to Tanaza.

“​Tanaza allowed us to continue following our strategy of having the entire WiFi solution managed in the cloud after Datto acquired Open Mesh and announced the end of support for Open-Mesh customers. The Tanaza solution gave us the chance to take advantage of the existing infrastructure in use, and the hardware from different manufacturers all handled with single management software,” Camila Goulart, Sales Director, TB4U Tecnologia.

We are getting closer to the date when Open Mesh devices will have no support and will become legacy for Datto. With Tanaza, you can extend the life of your devices, reuse existing access points and scale your networks by adding any brand compatible with Tanaza.

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