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- Location and RFID. Location and RFID would probably be the most used application by me, so far. I also feel like this is one of the most important applications. iPod are a perfect example, when connected to the internet, the device broadcasts it’s last known location, so if you lost your iPod you can go online and it’ll show you where your device was last located. This technology is especially important in a hospital environment as well. “For all classes of critical assets—from beds to wheelchairs to ventilators and portable monitors—many hospitals over-procure by as much as 20 to 30 percent, just to accommodate for lost or misplaced equipment.” (McGuinness & Rideout, 2006) - Network Performance Solutions. Network performance is a huge necessity for any wireless LAN application. If your WLAN is horribly slow, then any work will cease to be productive. I have encountered this issue personally. I was at work and there were performance issue on our main program. It took me 40 minutes to complete a task that takes 3 minutes. This not only made me frustrated, but limited the amount of work I could do. There are solutions, and for a hospital that relies on a wireless network, performance is number one. “The hospital needed to support and protect two data centres and five city-wide satellite clinics that form part of a national network of healthcare facilities. In addition, KFAFH required a solution that enabled employees to be productive from
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