Wi-Fi: The Importance of Mobility in Hospitals

October 2, 2018, 9:21 am

Many medical devices require persistent network connections. Providing such connections over Wi-Fi in a hospital can be a challenge.

When a medical device is mobile, the Wi-Fi radio in that device must switch, or roam, from one infrastructure endpoint to another. Fast and effective roaming is essential to maintaining a persistent network connection and ensuring the reliable operation of the applications that rely on such a connection.

This white paper explains how roaming works and how roaming can be optimized to ensure the reliable operation of client devices, including medical devices, that use Wi-Fi in a hospital.