mission

OUR MISSION

To help our clients make sense of the complications with building, operating and owning modern IT networking Infrastructure.

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Laminar Core Values

We are passionate about our team & our community

  • Enthusiasm and care for what we do, who we do it with and who we do it for.

Challenge, Adapt, Disrupt, Improve

  • Always be willing to challenge ourselves
  • Adapt quickly to changing technologies, be the chameleon
  • Disrupt our own work and knowledge
  • Always seek to improve ourselves and what we know

We love tech

  • Thirst for learning and making sense of the tech for our clients

Respect the Cluster

  • Respect and Believe in yourself
  • Trust each other
  • Value Family

We value the clients trust in us

  • It is a privilege we must respect and protect

about-laminar

WE CAN HELP YOU NAVIGATE NEW TECHNOLOGIES

We are an information technology and communications specialist based in Brisbane, Australia, servicing clients nation-wide. We’ve worked with some of the biggest and best in the Education, Government and Corporate industries. We offer custom solutions to ensure your most important business infrastructure are operating at optimum capacity and your most important assets are protected.

Laminar was founded in 1997 to provide information technology and communications engineering and consultancy services. Since then, the company has evolved to also be a technology reseller while maintaining its engineering heritage. Our most recent growth has been in services to manage the entire IT infrastructure on an organisation including provision of an onsite staff member if required.


100% Quality Guarantee

We conduct surveys before our installations take place so you can be assured your wireless installations are black spot free.

Security Protection

At Laminar we take security very seriously. We use the latest technologies to ensure your data is protected.

Follow Up Service

We offer ongoing support for your network infrastructure, wireless solutions and security systems.  

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OUR SERVICE

Our quality standards apply also in terms of service, technical expertise and advice. Our dedicated employees are happy to assist you with know-how and experience in your daily business.

Wireless - WAN

We use numerous technologies to establish wide area networking links. These operate from 100Mbps to 8Gbps, distances from 100m to 50km. We scope, design, implement and test.

Wireless - WiFi

We are Australia’s leading expert in the implementation, operation, testing and support of wireless WiFi networks.

Surveys & Testing

Wireless surveys are conducted to determine where Access Points (AP’s) should be located. Network tests are conducted to identify weak points in your infrastructure and security systems.

Network Infrastructure

We provide and install commissions and supports switching, routing and other networking technology to solve your LAN and WAN networking requirements.

Cyber Security

We are experts in implementing IT Security infrastructure using Next Generation Firewalls (NGFW), Authentications systems and other security hardware/software. We are particularly masterful in the Fortinet product range.

Ongoing Maintenance

On-site and off-site services are provided to ensure you stay in optimum working order. We operate a 24/7 web-based helpdesk as well as providing staff members to work at your premises for specific projects.

Drone Operations

Drone Operations

Laminar is approved to operate its own drone fleet for asset inspection. We use the latest drone technology to inspect customer assets before and after installing equipment.

SIEM Service

SIEM Service

We can provide clients with our Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) service that is hosted within our data centre and managed by our cyber security experts. Our SIEM tools help identify insider and incoming threats that would pass traditional defenses.

Wifi Mounting Solutions

Wifi Mounting Solutions

Laminar specialises in providing Wifi mounting solutions that can be installed into an array of interior and exterior environments. Laminar design and construct these specific to client needs for a whole range of products.

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Wireless – WAN

Laminar’s engineered point-to-point wireless solutions provide guaranteed performance across long distance links.  These links are typically used to connect multiple sites, which could be located across regions that do not have access to fibre links.  Laminar uses numerous technologies to assist clients with establishing wireless links.  We take responsibility for the entire installation.  This includes scoping, design, implementation, test and ongoing support. 

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Wireless – WiFi

Laminar provides specialist WiFi solutions for warehouses, gyms, laboratories, schools, test centres and halls. For many of these clients, it is often their key IT infrastructure.  Laminar’s engineers implement and support these infrastructures and have a successful and long track record in this market throughout Australia

Laminar has established itself as a provider for wireless network designs and implementation within Australia. Laminar can provide the following to complete end to end WiFi solutions or part thereof.

  • Engineering
  • Surveys & Testing (5 types)
  • Specification
  • Cabling and power
  • Civil and Construction works
  • Networking
  • Authentication
  • Wireless IT security
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Surveys & Testing

Laminar has a wide variety of equipment for wireless surveys and network testing.

Wireless Surveys

There are many types of wireless surveys which are used in the steps above.  They are:

Survey TypeDescription
PredictiveA predictive survey uses the capabilities of the Fluke Airmagnet software or Ekahau Sidekick  to calculate likely wireless performance in 2D or 3D.  Floor plans are entered into the system with physical details of the building overlaid.  The system calculates many WiFi parameters for presentation in a graphical manner.
PassiveA passive survey is derived by walking around a site and taking constant measurements of the WiFi signals.  The Fluke Airmagnet system is used to record these details and graphically represent them on floor plans.  These surveys sometimes record everything and other times specific network parameters. The more specific surveys take less time.
Active
An active survey is derived by walking around a site while the Fluke Airmagnet system is connected to the target WiFi system.  It records extra details such as the actual data throughput at various locations in an area using iPerf.  It gathers other WiFi health details to correlate with data throughput results.  The details of these recordings are overlaid on graphical depiction of floor plans.

Spectrum Analysis
A spectrum analysis is conducted to determine the quality of the spectrum the WiFi system will operate within.  The Fluke Spectrum XT system records the characteristics of the spectrum in an instance of time and over time.  It detects signal strength, duty cycle, interference, and many other details.  These recordings are taken at particular positions.  These details are important for design and post installation phases. Specialists equipment such as the Rhode and Schwartz Spectrum analyser is used to find interference with high accuracy and out of WiFi band influences.
DesignA design survey involves using the hardware (AP/Array) selected for the WiFi deployment and placing it in particular locations on the target site.  The Fluke Airmagnet is typically used in Passive mode to record how signals are propagated around the site.  This gives the design engineers a high level of confidence that that design will work to specification.  Typically the AP/Arrays are attached to frames or tall poles to simulate actual installation.

Our Networking Test Technology

Laminar has a variety of equipment used to monitor and analyse networks:

  • FlukeNetworks OptiView® XG 
  • Fluke Networks OneTouch AT
  • FlukeNetworks AirCheck 
  • LinkRunner™ AT Network Auto-Tester
  • Rohde and Schwartz – Network Analyser
  • JDSU MTS-2000 Handheld Modular Test Set
  • FlukeNetworks MicroScanner² Cable Verifier
  • FlukeNetworks AirMagnet Survey Pro
  • FlukeNetworks AirMagnet Spectrum XT
  • FlukeNetworks – IntelliTone™ Pro Toner and Probe
  • Multiwave Smart Aligner.
  • Ekahau Sidekick™
  • DJI Inspire 2 Quadcopter with ZENMUSE X5S camera.
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Network Infrastructure

We provide and install commissions and supports switching, routing and other networking technology to solve your LAN and WAN networking requirements.

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Cyber Security

We are experts in implementing IT Security infrastructure using Next Generation Firewalls (NGFW), Authentications systems and other security hardware/software.  We are particularly masterful in the Fortinet product range.

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Ongoing Maintenance

On-site and off-site services are provided to ensure you stay in optimum working order. We operate a 24/7 web-based helpdesk as well as providing staff members to work at your premises for specific projects.

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DRONE OPERATIONS

Laminar is approved to operate its own drone fleet for asset inspection.  We recently acquired our RPA operator’s certificate (ReOC) meaning that we can now use drone equipment to complement the services we provide.

We use the latest drone technology to inspect customer assets before and after installing equipment such as microwave antennas.  We can use the drone indoors and outdoors to scope a project before quoting or inspecting the finished work.  We can also determine the performance of antennas by reading field strength performance and also visually “look down” the transmission path.

The drones have 5.2k video and 20MP still picture performance, so accurate detail can be recorded.  This process saves money and minimises risk especially if we are trying to engineer a solution.  Clients can use our drone services for other asset inspections if required.

Should you require the services of a licensed drone operator for commercial use such as: aerial photography, asset inspections or other assessments, please contact us on (07) 3177 0899 to see how we may be able to assist you.

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SIEM SERVICE

Laminar is able to provide clients with our Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) service is that is hosted within our data centre and managed by our cyber security experts.  Our SIEM tools help identify insider and incoming threats that would pass traditional defenses. High fidelity alerts also help prioritize which threats need immediate attention.

A SIEM system is one that aggregates data produced by security devices (eg: firewalls), network infrastructure (eg: switches), systems (eg: Domain Controllers) and applications.  This data is typically log data, but can also be other forms such as telemetry and contextual data about users, threats, vulnerabilities and assets. The data is stored and analyzed using heuristic and AI tools to keep an eye out for unusual activity.  The system is looking for traditional cyber security mischievous activity from specific sources (such as a firewall) but also more sophisticated attacks by correlating information across many client platforms or data feeds.

The key attribute of the SIEM is its ability to correlate and analyze data from many streams.  For example, a switch may record a port “flapping” which in itself is not a major concern in many cases.  However a port “flapping” correlated with many failed attempts to connect to a PC and a server, with a user connecting to a suspicious unsecured web site would be a major concern.

The data is stored for an agreed period in Laminar’s Brisbane data centre facility and is retained in case there is an incident and subsequent investigation.  All data, analysis and reporting is retained within that data centre. Some clients will find the service useful even if they already store logs, as it provides some governance around incident reporting.  That is, if internal logs of data are tampered with, there is a second source of the “truth” located off site.

The Laminar SIEM service is being offered in three tiers, that build upon one another:

SIEM Level 1 – Base level: This service is the entry level offering whereby Laminar simply records data within the SIEM framework.  Clients can connect and read or review the data and do some basic analysis themselves. In the case of an incident, the system will be made available to investigators who can use the extensive tools we have or use their own.  Pricing for this service level is based upon the size of the customers infrastructure, the level of detail needed to gather (based on risk profile) and how long data needs to be retained.

SIEM Level 2 – Analysis and Alert: Building on the Base service, the SIEM system will actively monitor and analyze the data streams using the heuristic and AI tools.

These tools improve and adapt in time.  The client can elect to receive alerts directly and then use their login Laminar will provide so they can review the situation.  The system offers the ability to create the following reports:

a) Out-of-the-box pre-defined reports supporting a wide range of compliance auditing and management needs including – PCI-DSS, HIPAA, SOX, NERC, FISMA, ISO, GLBA, GPG13, SANS Critical Controls

b) To meet GDPR requirements: Personally Identifiable Information (PII) can be obscured based on an administrator’s role.

SIEM Level 3 – Reaction:  Building on the previous two levels, the Laminar help desk and engineers will respond directly to alerts from the SIEM or problems that are raised with us.  In this case the Laminar Help Desk or Network Operations Centre will be monitoring client systems and will react in accordance to client needs.

The Laminar SIEM uses Machine Learning to detect unusual user and entity behavior (UEBA) without requiring the Administrator to write complex rules.  Our SIEM tools help identify insider and incoming threats that would pass traditional defenses. High fidelity alerts also help prioritize which threats need immediate attention.

Each client has their own partitioned SIEM system (multi-tenant architecture) and isolated from others.

Should this SIEM service sound like something you would like to trial or implement, please give us a call to discuss on (07) 3177 0899. 

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WiFi Mounting Solutions

Laminar specialises in providing Wifi mounting solutions that can be installed into an array of interior and exterior environments. This service arose to meet growing client needs with a wide variety of specifications.

Laminar have been able to create high quality mounting devices with innovative engineering and assistance from a 3D printer. These solutions have been able to meet these needs by achieving improved aesthetics for wireless devices (including hiding or covering these devices), mounting in difficult and unusual locations, and in constrained environments, such as heritage listed buildings.

Laminar design and construct these specific to client needs for a whole range of products including, but not limited to Aruba, Xirrus, Cisco, Meraki and Ruckas. Wifi mounting solutions can also be created and provided to clients for temporary use.

Should you require any permanent or temporary Wifi mounting solutions, please contact us on (07) 3177 0899 to see how we may be able to assist you.

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WORK

Learn more about the types of obstacles we resolve for others in your industry.

SCHOOLS & UNIVERSITIES
GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS & COUNCILS
CORPORATE
MUSEUMS, GALLERIES, STADIUMS & CONVENTION CENTRES
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NEVER BEFORE IN HISTORY HAS INNOVATION OFFERED PROMISE OF SO MUCH TO SO MANY IN SO SHORT A TIME.
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LATEST NEWS

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I have keenly followed space activity since I watched the moon mission of Apollo 11 and in more recent times the SpaceX and ULA activities.  They have demonstrated remarkable capabilities and for me landing a rocket that has re-entered the atmosphere after delivering a payload to space is amazing. Something else that has fascinated me is the telemetry and

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Enough has been said about COVID and what that means to businesses.  We have rapidly moved to a mobile workforce that can work from anywhere.  What we need to think about now though is the potential increase of data breach points for company data.  We frequently talk about data breaches as a hacker compromising the corporate network, but what

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team

OUR EXPERT TEAM

We believe in a diverse range of personnel to bring expert skills, thoughts, and ideas to the table. Our team is regularly trained in the latest technologies to achieve state-of-the-art solutions.

Engineers

Engineers

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Operations

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Help Desk Support

Help Desk Support

Brisbane & Gladstone View Details
Engineers

Engineers

AUSTRALIA

Our sales and network engineers are especially well known for wireless networking (WiFi), core networking and security systems.

We invest 10% of our time improving ourselves. The high tech IT industry evolves so quickly we feel that we need to stay ahead of the “curve” so that we can look after our clients. Laminar engineers maintain the highest certifications with our chosen vendors. It’s our job to disrupt our own work for continual improvement and to be brave enough to inform our clients of the latest way to do things.

We love technology, especially the technology we implement. We love trying new technology. We love understanding technology. We love keeping up to date with our industry. We respect the trust that clients place in us and in turn we respect that our clients are our bosses. We take great pride in the work we do.

Operations

Operations

Brisbane Office

Our mission is to help our clients make sense of the complications with building, operating and owning modern IT networking Infrastructure.

We want to provide an environment for our staff to make a living, to be technically challenged (be geeks) and make a difference in their community.

We want to genuinely help clients improve their ventures using the latest technologies and using our specialised “deep” skills to minimise the complexities of user experience.

We want to help people connect to their online world and information, fast, reliably and consistently.

Help Desk Support

Help Desk Support

Brisbane & Gladstone

We have a team of help desk support to ensure that you receive help when you need it without the location delay. We use sophisticated secure technologies to protect your login details.

testimonials

  • Professional, seamless, meticulous and systematic. What a great outcome.

    John Pembroke, All Hallows School

  • I would recommend Laminar because Alan knows his stuff.

    Sean O'Brien, St Joseph's Nudgee College

  • Our staff now can’t remember the problems and frustrations of using technology.

    Ray Scott, Trinity College Gladstone
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HP

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Aruba

Riverbed

Fortinet

Emerson

APC

APC

Huawei

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Panels

Laminar is proud to be a part of the following local and government panels.

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