Over the last few years, there has been a lot said about our responsibilities regarding the cloud, security, data sovereignty and availability. When we talk about these topics, we find we naturally are bias to prioritise one over the other, myself included. All our points of view are correct from our perspective and priorities. The internet and the cloud
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- 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
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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.
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.
- Surveys & Testing (5 types)
- Cabling and power
- Civil and Construction works
- Wireless IT security
Laminar has a wide variety of equipment for wireless surveys and network testing.
There are many types of wireless surveys which are used in the steps above. They are:
|Predictive||A 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.|
|Passive||A 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.|
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.
|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.|
|Design||A 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.
We provide and install commissions and supports switching, routing and other networking technology to solve your LAN and WAN networking requirements.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yes, that title is a reference to Monty Python applied to the modern day witch hunters, otherwise known as 5G conspiracy theorists. I have been reading and watching worrisome stories about 5G with increasing frequency (pardon the pun). The stories are about conspiracy believers and others anxious about the technology. There was one story where people tried to burn
Written by Alan Kepper I went to visit one of our clients this morning at 8:15am. He was dressed well (shirt and tie which was abnormal for him) but he looked nervous. We met in the auditorium where 280 students were about to sit an exam, an online exam. I noticed that all the exam desks were neatly laid
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.
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 SupportBrisbane & 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.