Lan & Wan Integration
Maximal has an experience of successfully network more than 15,000 nodes in LANs using Layer 3 and Layer 2 switching technologies on Copper and Fiber media. Our expertise of undertaking large Campus / Building LANs by integrating computer hardware, software, peripherals and internet services on Gigaspeed copper and fiber media has enabled us to plan, deploy and maintain such huge Campus LANs with Zero Defect Network Infrastructure.
In addition to building secure, high performance LANs, Maximal is dedicated to adapting your LAN and WAN to change. As a leading systems integrator, we design and build multi service WANs that consolidate disparate voice and data networks into a single, cost-effective networking infrastructure, supporting voice, video and data traffic.
Structured Cabling Solutions
In the world of computers, networking is the practice of linking two or more computing devices together for the purpose of sharing data. Networks are built with a mix of computer hardware and computer software. Networks can be categorized in several different ways. One approach defines the type of network according to the geographic area it spans. Local area networks (LANs), for example, typically reach across a single home, whereas wide area networks (WANs), reach across cities, states, or even across the world. The Internet is the world’s largest public WAN
A campus network is a building or group of buildings all connected into one enterprise network that consists of many local-area networks (LANs). A campus is generally a portion of a company (or the whole company) that is constrained to a fixed geographic area.
The distinct characteristic of a campus environment is that the company that owns the campus network usually owns the physical wires deployed in the campus. The campus network topology is primarily LAN technology connecting all the end systems within the building. Campus networks generally use LAN technologies, such as Ethernet, Token Ring, Fiber Distributed Data Interface (FDDI), Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, and Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM).
Example of a Campus Network
A large campus with groups of buildings can also use WAN technology to connect the buildings. Although the wiring and protocols of a campus might be based on WAN technology, they do not share the WAN constraint of the high cost of bandwidth. After the wire is installed, bandwidth is inexpensive because the company owns the wires and there is no recurring cost to a service provider. However, upgrading the physical wiring can be expensive.
Consequently, network designers generally deploy a campus design optimized for the fastest functional architecture that runs on the existing physical wire. They might also upgrade wiring to meet the requirements of emerging applications. For example, higher-speed technologies—such as Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, and ATM as a backbone architecture—and Layer 2 switching provide dedicated bandwidth to the desktop.
Wireless Technology, The increased use of laptop computers within businesses, along with growth in employee mobility, has fueled the demand for wireless networks. 3D Networks focuses on providing wireless solutions that offer the flexibility mobile users demand, along with the performance and security they expect from a business LAN. Wireless LANs improve employee productivity because they allow for more flexibility.
Wireless LANs enable users to establish and maintain network connection throughout or between buildings without the limitations of cables or wires. Up until recently wireless networking was not widely adopted, but due to the maturing of international standards and the deployment of lightweight wireless networking hardware across a broad market section, wireless networking has finally come of age.
With the International Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) approval of an 11 Mbps industry standard, more affordable pricing, and the proliferation of network devices, many companies are considering an investment in wireless networking.