Trapeze Networks, a Belden brand and leader in enterprise wireless LAN equipment and management software, has announced the availability of three new product platforms in its 802.11n wireless solutions family.
The Mobility Exchange (ME) 800R is a scalable 802.11n wireless networking controller, and the Mobility Point (MP) 522 and 522E are affordable 802.11n indoor and outdoor wireless access points.
According to Gartner Dataquest, 802.11n wireless solutions will account for almost 97% of the wireless products shipments by 2014, up from 35% in 2009.
“Many Trapeze Networks customers, especially in markets such as healthcare and education, have accelerated their adoption of 802.11n wireless solutions driven by new applications and a foundation of reliable architecture,” says Trapeze Networks President, Dhrupad Trivedi.
“Trapeze’s new wireless product platforms will further support this market transition for our customers and provide an exciting product and solution roadmap. The introduction of these new products breaks the pricing barrier, driving the cost of 802.11n wireless solutions closer to high-end 802.11 a/b/g offerings," he adds.
Building on a scalable hardware-based WLAN packet processing architecture, the new MX-800R high-capacity wireless networking controller is an industry first, specifically designed for mainstream 802.11n applications.
The new MX-800R wireless networking controller offers many capabilities and benefits, including:
- Control and Provisioning of Wireless Access Points (CAPWAP) – enabled Switching Silicon – hardware-accelerated CAPWAP processing and forwarding
- Line-rate Centralised Switching – three-stream ready for up to 128 dual-radio 802.11n APs with 8Gbps of line-rate wireless switching
- Scalability – capable of handling traffic from 2-stream and 3-stream access points ensuring scalable, long-term deployments
- High Availability – dual power, hitless-failover, link aggregation, controller virtualisation and clustering, and self optimising/self healing.
Key features and benefits of the MP-522 and MP-522E wireless access points include:
- The MP-522 has tamper-proof internal antennas for high-density indoor applications and supports granular control of transmit power to suit deployment needs
- The Plenum-rated MP-522E has external antenna ports for hybrid indoor/outdoor uses, leverages existing 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE), and is ideal for outdoor applications with a climate controlled enclosure and flexible options including a solar panel with PoE.
- The MP-522 and 522E are "Green APs" with concurrent dual-radio operation at highest rates within 802.3af PoE power budget and under 9W idle power consumption.
Equipped with the latest 2-stream Wi-Fi chipset, Trapeze Networks’ MP-522 wireless access point allows simultaneous or dedicated spectrum scanning and is used as an extension to existing ActiveScan and SentryScan technologies.
Furthermore, more sophisticated channel hopping and interference avoidance strategies driven by policies are capable due to the expansion of WIDS/WIPS capabilities with support for additional signatures, including microwave ovens, cordless phones, Bluetooth and radar.
“As Bonita Unified School District users and applications increasingly go mobile, Trapeze Networks’ MX-800R 802.11n wireless networking controller and MP-522 802.11n wireless access points give us the performance we need today and the ability to grow in the future as we fully transition from 802.11b/g to 802.11n wireless networking products,” said Jack Hipp, director of computer information services, Bonita Unified School District, San Dimas/California.