Welcome to the Cisco Networking Professionals Ask the Expert conversation. This is an opportunity to get an update on Wi-Fi such as antennas, PoE, standards, installations and more with Cisco expert Fred Niehaus. Fred is a Technical Marketing Engineer for the Wireless Networking Business Unit at Cisco Systems, Inc. He has extensive customer contact and is responsible for developing and marketing enterprise class wireless solutions using Cisco Aironet and Airespace Series Wireless LAN products. He has actively participated in some of Cisco's largest Wireless LAN deployments in education and retail with such customers as the New York Board of Education and the Home Depot stores He has served as technical editor for several Cisco Press books including: Cisco 802.11 Wireless Networking Reference Guide by Toby J. Velte; The Business Case for Enterprise-Class Wireless LANs by David Castaneda, Oisin Mac Alasdair and Christopher Vinckier; Wi-Fi Hotspots Setting Up Public Wireless Internet access by Eric Geier; and 802.11 Wireless Network Site Surveying and Installation by Bruce Alexander. Prior to joining Cisco's Wireless Networking Business Unit, Fred worked as a support engineer for Telxon Inc. supporting some of the very first wireless implementations from customers such as Wal*Mart, Ford, Hertz Rent-A-Car and others. He has been in the data communications and networking industry for the past 20 years and holds a Radio Amateur (Ham) License "N8CPI". Between 1983 and 1995, prior to joining Cisco, Fred was a senior technical support engineer for Tecmar Inc. one of the first companies to offer aftermarket products for the Apple and IBM Personal Computers.
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