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Wireless Field Day: Are you ready for Lucky Number 7?

July 28th, 2014
and #WFD7

and #WFD7

Wireless Field Day 7 (#WFD7) is just around the corner and AirTight Networks is pumped about being in the vendor line-up.  This is our third WFD and certainly won’t be our last.

You won’t want to miss our session which takes place on Wednesday, August 6 from 13:30-15:30 (Pacific time).  Most vendor presentations – including ours – are streamed live at  Can’t make it for the live session? Keep calm and view video recordings of our presentations at your convenience.


Not Familiar with Wireless Field Day?

Wireless Field Day (WFD) focuses on wireless and mobility technologies, including Wi-Fi and mobile device management. This unique forum brings together the best independent thought leaders in wireless (referred to as the “delegates”) to discuss pressing issues and technology advancements with key companies in the space.

Wireless Field Day events started in 2011 and now feature two events per year. For 2014, WFD is on a first and third quarter cycle.  

Wireless Field DayWFD6: January 29-31, 2014,   view full archive

Read AirTight’s WFD6 recap blog which includes select SlideShare and video materials.  For the complete set of AirTight WFD6 videos, visit the Tech Field Day archives.  

You may also enjoy the “WFD5 Balloon Heist”.

#WFD7:  August 6-8, 2014  (live and on-demand)


What Topics are Covered at WFD?

Wireless Field Day covers many diverse topics that are of interest to our delegates and their audience. In the past, companies have discussed the following areas:

  • Wi-Fi access point technology and implementation
  • Mobile device management, BYOD, and mobility issues
  • Spectrum analysis and site surveying
  • RFID and the “connected world”

For WFD6, AirTight had a mostly Managed Services Provider (MSP) themed set of presentations and demos.  #WFD7 will see AirTight expand on these topics in more depth.


On The Fly Wi-Fi

In an upcoming webcast episode of On The Fly Wi-Fi, Mike Leibovitz @MikeLeibovitz is turning the cameras around and chatting with Wireless Field Day 7 event organizers Stephen Foskett @SFoskett and Tom Hollingsworth @networkingnerd.


The Delegates have Spoken

In preparation for WFD7, some delegates have questions, make specific requests and also offer up some sound advice.

  • In his virtual mystic voice, Lee Badman sings his WFD7 predictions in “The Great Wireless Field Day 7 Blog” – even going so far as invoking Mr. Mojo Risin’ and the magical properties of the blue bus.  For Lee and the other delegates, we promise a great ride and some Wi-Fi mojo.  As for the online viewers, you’ll have to experience the mojo vicariously through the delegate blogs and Twitter chatter #WFD7.
    • Jennifer is great at capturing Wi-Fi in action as evidenced in Delta Wi-Fi.
First time seeing an actual #WiFi light on the overhead display! @delta  |  via @JenniferLucille

First time seeing an actual #WiFi light on the overhead display! @delta | via @JenniferLucille


Our personal Blake Krone favorite  - notice the cute extras

Our personal Blake Krone favorite – notice the cute extras

Blake Krone differs from Jennifer in his approach to photos.  Blake is the action – can he outdo himself in the selfie and photobomb department?  With all the WFD7 Wi-Fi royalty on hand, he should have no trouble finding a memorable opportunity.

  • Can you say Cisco groupie?


All kidding aside, especially worth highlighting are 2 excerpts from “Preparing for Wireless Field Day 7” by Keith Parsons:

Reminder for vendors prepping for Wireless Tech Field Day coming up soon. Prepare for a technical audience!

Reminder for vendors prepping for Wireless Tech Field Day coming up soon. Prepare for a technical audience!


Focus on the technology


“Each of the sponsoring vendors has unique properties and technologies that set them apart from the competition – let us see those and help the delegates as well as all the video audience to see and experience those features!”


and nothing but the technology!


“If there is anything controversial about your company or products or technology, acknowledge it, and move on. It is all about the technology – that is what everyone comes to see.”


And that’s what we plan to do.


#WFD7:  Helium on the horizon?

Are you ready for Lucky Number 7?  We are.


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Reflections on Wireless Field Day 6

February 6th, 2014

What a week it was with WFD6 edutainment! Great minds from different vendors presented their great Wi-Fi stuff during WFD6. With so much happening, our challenge was to fit in as much update as possible in two hours.

Cloud comes first

Cloud is what AirTight is and will be evangelizing for years to come. Cloud is much more than just making device configurations remotely from a manager hosted in the Internet. Efficiency of cloud operations, provisioning to suit multiple business models including managed service providers and aggregation of services into single sign-on architecture will dictate what cloud Wi-Fi is about. We are focused on exactly this approach and WFD6 was an opportunity to display some of AirTight cloud’s capabilities to a tech-savvy audience. They say that what matters for success in e-commerce business is not just what is online, but what is in the back-office technology and processes. This applies to cloud Wi-Fi too. In order to scale the cloud, your back-end has the biggest role to play.

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AirTight at Wireless Field Day 6 #WFD6

January 29th, 2014

Thanks to all who watch the AirTight session live stream!


You can watch the WFD6 videos on our YouTube channel.

Twitter Highlights

Here are Twitter highlights from the event (in reverse chronological order, so you will get the praise first :-) )

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Wireless Field Day 6 – We’re Back!

January 27th, 2014


Please see our recap of Wireless Field Day 6

Original post:

Last August, AirTight Networks made its Wireless Field Day debut. We had such a good time with all of the delegates and organizers that six months later we’re back as the opening presenters for WFD6 on January 29, 2014, 10 a.m. Pacific.

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Pleading the fifth at Wireless Field Day 5

August 15th, 2013


AirTight R&D and support teams, based in Pune (India), tune in live to watch WFD5.

AirTight R&D and support teams, based in Pune (India), tune in live to watch WFD5.


It’s not often that you get a group of Wi-Fi independent thought leaders together in the same room.  Last week, we had the privilege to address such a group at Wireless Field Day 5 (WFD5).  This was the first time that AirTight presented at the semi-annual event.  We’re hoping to be invited to the next one in February.


AirTight Networks to Make its Live Tech Field Day Debut at Wireless Field Day 5 in Silicon Valley


What made this event all the more interesting is that our session was streamed live over the Internet. An AirTight video archive was then created and can easily be referenced at any time from the Tech Field Day site.

|The AirTight session started off with a welcome by CEO David King.  His talk provided a view into the richness and depth of the wireless industry and even included a reference to Dilbert Wi-Fi.  Following are a few tweets that reflect the sentiment around David’s introductory remarks.

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AirTight Demos on Demand and WFD5

July 31st, 2013


IDC’s recent IT Buyer Experience Survey reveals that “45% of the buying decision is made before your potential buyer even says “hello” to your sales rep.” and “buyers are more knowledgeable and connected”.

If you’re still in the investigation stage (as suggested by the IDC survey) and not quite ready for a customized personal demo with an AirTight expert, you might want to check out the first three installments in our Demos on Demand series.


Airtight Demos on Demand


Demos on Demand serves the communication needs of tech vendors and resellers across vertical industries with its video platform and content library.  Airtight is excited to leverage this innovative platform to present in depth product information to assists buyers by showing what our product is, what it does, and how it does it. 

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