Setting up a Network -- Wired or Wireless?Written by Deryck Richards
To Wire or Not to Wire
Wireless networks are en vogue, but your installation wonít be successful unless you chose right type of network and set it up properly. Wired networks require that each computer be connected via a wire to a central location, called a switch or hub. This often involves installing cables through walls and ceilings and can present a challenge for anyone.
If computers in your home or office are all within 500 feet of each other, a wireless network might be for you. A wireless network has no cables. It can connect computers on different floors of a building or even across street. Aside from obvious benefit of not having wires, wireless networks are more convenient since setup, configuration, and reconfiguration can often be done within minutes, without extensive planning.
Wireless networks, however, are not as fast as wired networks. If you play computer games or want to view streaming video or other high-speed multimedia, a wireless network might not have enough capacity. But, if you just want to check e-mail and view web pages, a wireless network is a good choice. To install a wireless network, you need a Wireless Access Point and a wireless network card for each computer. You will need to buy a wireless network card for each desktop computer, although most newer laptops come equipped with one.
Security is not a large concern in a wired network, since someone would have to physically connect to a wired network to break in. In wireless networks, a car parked outside with a laptop could easily connect to your network if you donít have proper security in place. To prevent this from happening, encrypt your wireless network connections, or set a password to access network, or do both.
IBS implements new generation cargo terminal operations system for EmiratesWritten by Pradeep P. Suthan
IBS implements new generation cargo terminal operations system for Emirates Largest IT system implementation
Trivandrum - September 13, 2004 - IBS Software Services (IBS) has developed and successfully implemented Chameleon, a sophisticated new-generation, cargo terminal operations system for Emirates Group.
IBS has designed Chameleon to handle end-to-end management and monitoring of cargo consignments, from time a consignment is delivered to airline till its delivery at destination airport. IBS has delivered arguably one of largest and most complex systems using new generation technologies for airline cargo industry.
Chameleon enables a ground handler to manage all cargo terminal operations from reserving an air waybill to manifesting shipment on a flight on export/air side and to receive cargo from airline and deliver shipment to consignee on import/land side. Chameleon also supports radio communications through hand held terminals and improves productivity and service levels by defining flexible workflows and monitoring performance of different business processes. Thus, Emirates SkyCargo and Dnata Cargo are currently operating with most advanced Cargo Ground Handling and Warehouse Management IT system in aviation industry today, providing Emirates with tools that are needed to achieve its goals of efficiency, profitability and service quality.
Mr. V K Mathews, IBS Chairman and Managing Director said, "Emirates had a very aggressive time schedule for completion, and we are quite delighted that we were able to cut over two large terminal operators from existing systems to new system with minimal interruptions to their operations. The success of both system development and implementation is a demonstration of our commitment, competence and determination to succeed even under most challenging circumstances".
"Chameleon is one of largest IT system implementations which Emirates Group has undertaken in recent times, and project is strategically important for Group. Understandably, Chameleon was a big challenge, and I truly appreciate and thank IBS for their professionalism, competence and commitment in making Chameleon a great success", added Mr. Joshua Koshy, Senior VP-IT, Emirates Group.