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Habitech Launches Habitech ProNet to Facilitate IP Networking with Platform of Complementary Brands (1/10/2012)
Leading UK CI distributor prepares to facilitate IP networking with platform of complementary brands.
Habitech, a leading value added distributor of home entertainment and automation products is launching a platform of complementary, high performance IP networking products and training under the name of Habitech ProNet. Against the backdrop of IPv6 rollout and the inevitability of IP’s predominance as a home networking protocol, Habitech ProNet aims to provide the UK CI industry with the ability to design and supply powerful, reliable and secure IP networking.
As the first initiative of its kind, Habitech ProNet adopts a generic rather than piecemeal approach by offering a platform of complementary products and training, rather than single product types and brands. Habitech believes that an inclusive multi-brand path will more effectively deliver ‘the big picture’ of IP networking and the ‘joined-up’ knowhow required to create enormously flexible and powerful IP networks in the home, schools and workplaces.
Launching in October, and with comprehensive free-of-charge training, Habitech ProNet unites the proven award-winning power of Draytek IPv6-ready routers with the famously robust Ruckus wireless infrastructure range. Both new brands are world-leading in their technology and reputation, but are affordable, easy-to-install, and, from Habitech’s experience in the field, complement each other beautifully. Further brands will follow.
From October, Habitech will be running a series of one day courses which will introduce IP networks, describe how they work, and explain how to get the best results, with demonstrations involving Control4 with Ruckus, Draytek, NuVo, Yamaha and Stream servers.
Commenting Habitech’s Technical Manager Justin Martin-Lawrence said, “I’ve seen the problems that can arise when unprepared installers take risks with poorly developed wireless infrastructure. The perceived shortcuts in using existing routers and storage turn into expensive mistakes, resulting in weak wireless coverage, poor reliability and security, numerous service call-outs and very unhappy customers. “We rectified the problems in a typical installation by replacing an off-the-shelf router with a robust, pro-quality design, and by introducing powerful wireless capacity and management with centralised media storage. “The basic rule of thumb is not to assume that when you get to an installation, the existing router is going to do everything. Your customers won’t blame the router when it fails, they will blame you. “With Habitech ProNet we want to give installers the springboard they need to enhance what they already know and to reward their enterprise in delivering the powerful and secure wireless IP networks their customers, in increasing numbers, will demand.”
Habitech MD Jonathan Pengilley said “I’m tremendously excited by Habitech ProNet. It allows us to establish leadership in a key future technology and underscores our approach to the industry, which today and in the future will be one of total commitment to the needs of our customers.”
Habitech ProNet training dates announced
From October 16, Habitech will be running a series of courses which will introduce IP networks, describe how they work, and explain how to get the best results, with demonstrations involving Control4 with Ruckus, Draytek, NuVo, Yamaha and Stream servers. Details below:
ProNet Introduction (Day 1) - General introduction to IP and its role in CI
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ProNet Advanced (Day 2) - Advanced Router configuration and management
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