802.11ac Wireless Network Solutions Directory

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802.11ac Wireless Network Solutions Directory
Wireless Network Solutions Review Profile - ADTRAN
From the Company

ADTRAN’s vWLAN brings wireless reliability to a whole new level. In vWLAN, the user data stream or data plane is separated from the control information about the data session. This separation of the control plane and data plane increases reliability. ADTRAN’s Bluesocket family of high-performance APs is the perfect fit for enterprises, educational institutions, hospitality, retail, and healthcare providers who are looking to move their organizations to a pervasive mobility environment.

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Overview

The Bluesocket 2035 is a high-performance, 3×3:3, 802.11ac indoor Access Point with six external RP-SMA antenna connectors providing 1.3 Gbps on the 5GHz radio and 450 Mbps on the 2.4GHz for a total of 1.75 Gbps. The Bluesocket 2035 802.11ac AP is designed for high-density environments and does not include limits on number of devices per radio.

Contact

ADTRAN, Inc.
901 Explorer Boulevard
P.O. Box 140000
Huntsville, AL 35806
United States
+1 800-923-8726
www.adtran.com

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Wireless Network Solutions Review Profile - Aerohive
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Aerohive helps simplify networking by reducing the cost and complexity of distributed enterprise deployments with cloud-enabled networking solutions. These solutions, based on our unique distributed intelligence architecture, include enterprise-class Wi-Fi access points, state-of-the-art gigabit switches, and easy-to-deploy routers.

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Overview

A controller-less, cloud-enabled Wi-Fi, Aerohive’s enterprise network architecture supports identity-based wireless or wired access. The AP390 is an enterprise-grade, high performance two radio (3×3) three stream MIMO 802.11ac/n Access Point, targeted at high capacity best range enterprise environments with external antenna and extended temperature option.

Contact

Aerohive Networks
330 Gibraltar Drive
Sunnyvale, CA 94089
United States
+1 866-918-9918
www.aerohive.com

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Wireless Network Solutions Review Profile - Alcatel-Lucent
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OmniAccess base software provides unprecedented control over the entire wireless environment and enables advanced adaptive WLAN, identity-based security and application continuity services. The base feature set of Alcatel-Lucent OmniAccess wireless LAN base software includes sophisticated authentication and encryption, protection against rogue access points (APs), seamless mobility with fast roaming, RF management and analysis tools, centralized configuration, location tracking and more.

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Overview

Offers numerous access points (APs) that work with OmniAccess WLAN switches, each with a different set of features allowing customers to select what they need for their particular application. The AP220 and AP270 series access points are AC capable. The APs are small, lightweight and can be securely deployed in a variety of locations including outdoors for some models.

Contact

Alcatel-Lucent
3 av. Octave Gréard
75007 Paris,
France
+33 (0)1 40 76 10 10
www.alcatel-lucent.com

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Wireless Network Solutions Review Profile - Aruba Networks
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Aruba Networks designs and delivers Mobility-Defined Networks that empower a new generation of tech-savvy users. Mobility-Defined Networks control the dynamic mobility environment by correlating real-time data about users, devices, apps and location. Self-healing and self-optimization functions dramatically reduce helpdesk tickets and protect enterprise data. Aruba employs a software approach that extends mobility intelligence across wired and wireless networks all the way to users, devices and apps. This makes Aruba Mobility-Defined Networks amazingly easy to deploy without any changes to the existing infrastructure.

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Overview

Aruba access points (APs) can be centrally managed by Aruba Mobility Controllers or deployed as controllerless Aruba Instant™ APs that are managed in the cloud. In controllerless Aruba Instant mode, a dynamically elected AP automatically distributes the network configuration to other Instant APs in the WLAN. When managed by Mobility Controllers, traffic from Aruba APs is centralized to simplify configuration, improve data encryption and provide fine-grained policy enforcement.

Contact

Aruba Networks, Inc.
1344 Crossman Ave.
Sunnyvale, CA 94089-1113
United States
+1 408-227-4500
www.arubanetworks.com

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Wireless Network Solutions Review Profile - Avaya
From the Company

Deliver wired-like performance and predictability to your mobile users with a Wireless LAN that puts your business-critical application needs first. Providing application-level visibility and control, you can help ensure your wireless network delivers uncompromised access to the applications and services your users value most—and is not crippled by bandwidth-hogging personal applications.

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Overview

The WLAN Access Point 9133 is a high performance 802.11ac access point. With a powerful integrated controller, application-level intelligence, automated provisioning and managed centrally by the Avaya WLAN Orchestration System. The 8100 Series is designed for medium to large scale enterprise deployments, the WLAN Controller 8180 can support up to 512 WLAN 8100 Series access points.

Contact

Avaya Inc.
211 Mt. Airy Road
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
United States
+1 866-462-8292
www.avaya.com

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Wireless Network Solutions Review Profile - Brocade
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Brocade offers a complete line of APs and controllers designed to meet the needs of organizations large and small. Brocade APs deliver intelligence and high performance while supporting the latest wireless standards, including 802.11ac. The Brocade line of cost-efficient wireless controllers, dedicated and virtual, provides the centralized management and reporting that organizations need to confidently monitor and maintain wireless infrastructure.

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Overview

Immensely scalable with each controller able to handle over 10,000 geographically dispersed APs and over 240,000 devices. APs are able to self-configure and self-heal. Solution boasts automatic load balancing and innovative Distributed Access Point Forwarding, which reduces latency by eliminating the controller bottleneck.

Contact

Brocade Communications Systems, Inc.
130 Holger Way
San Jose, CA 95134
United States
+1 408-333-8000
www.brocade.com

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Wireless Network Solutions Review Profile - Cisco
From the Company

Meet bandwidth demands and needs for increased network speed with the Cisco 802.11ac wireless solution. Cisco offers the components needed to efficiently create a highly secure and seamless user experience across all scenarios. Cisco technology can empower IT to provide greater business freedom with high-performance, context-aware solutions. With Cisco 802.11ac you can fully address many types of users with different device, security, and business requirements.

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Overview

The Aeronet 3700 Series offers 4×4 MIMO with 3 spatial streams as well as modular design and dual band 2.4/5 GHz radios. The 2700 Series offers superior performance in dense BYOD environments along with 3×4 MIMO with 3 spatial streams. Meraki APs offer cloud managed range of devices from value-priced to high-performance, with security features built into the enterprise solution.

Contact

Cisco Systems, Inc.
170 West Tasman Dr.
San Jose, CA 95134
United States
+1 408-526-4000
www.cisco.com

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Wireless Network Solutions Review Profile - D-Link
From the Company

D-Link has a range of robust wireless access points able to work in both 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequencies. Strong enough to be deployed at the very core of your network, they give greatly enhanced reliability and coverage, including advanced security features to keep you completely safe from intrusion. Backwards compatible with all Wi-Fi technologies, the wireless range includes single and dual band Wireless N devices that are plenum-rated for mounting on walls and ceilings.

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Overview

Unified wireless is a scalable WLAN solution that combines wired and wireless services. Wireless AC1750 Simultaneous Dual-Band PoE Access Point (DAP-2695) and Wireless AC1200 Concurrent Dual Band Gigabit PoE Access Point (DAP-2660. Both are dual band 2.4/5GHz and offer support to even 802.11a devices. The DAP-2695 is able to support slightly higher maximum speeds, ceteris paribus, due to its 6 antennas versus DAP-2660’s 4.

Contact

D-Link
17595 Mt. Hermann Street
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
United States
+1 800-326-1688
www.dlink.com

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Wireless Network Solutions Review Profile - Extreme Networks
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Extreme Networks provides high-performance, open net-working innovations for enterprises, services providers, and internet exchanges. With the acquisition of Enterasys Networks, together we have become one of the largest networking companies in the world. IdentiFi Access Points deliver wired-like performance, at scale for high-density in every environment. Smart Access Points are equally adept for both distributed and centralized deployment models.

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Overview

IdentiFi offers three times over-the-air performance compared to 802.11n and also offers greater throughput with air-to-wire transition, supporting 75,000 packets per second for both indoor and outdoor APs. The AP3825 is an Indoor 802.11ac AP with up to 1.75Gbps capacity. It is dual-radio, 3×3 MIMO with 3 spatial streams. AP3865 is an Outdoor 802.11ac AP, with up to 1.75 Gbps capacity, dual-radio, 3×3 MIMO with 3 spatial streams, IP67 / NEMA 4.

Contact

Extreme Networks, Inc.
145 Rio Robles
San Jose, CA 95134
United States
+1 408-579-2800
www.extremenetworks.com

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Wireless Network Solutions Review Profile - Extricom
From the Company

Extricom’s Channel Blanket tech-nology resolves the limitations of 802.11ac in a WLAN enterprise environment. Extricom is the only technology immune to cell-induced problems and variability of MIMO coverage. In fact, because MIMO improvements are opportunistic, the Extricom architecture actually improves MIMO performance by providing the “best” MIMO path on a packet-by-packet basis to a wireless client, thus adding robustness and stability to a highly variable technology.

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Overview

Uses 80MHz bonded channels, can be deployed without requiring any adjustment to the channel plan, or reconfiguration of other APs. Utilizes Extricom’s unique Channel Blanket architecture to deploy both of 802.11ac’s 160MHz-wide channels without any co-channel interference. Extricom’s TrueReuse™ technology offers channel optimization (even in 802.11n) by enabling simultaneous downlinks on a channel blanket.

Contact

Extricom
48 Wall Street,
11th Floor
New York NY 10005
United States
+1 212-240-3896
www.extricom.com

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Wireless Network Solutions Review Profile - FireTide
From the Company

Firetide product portfolio enables building a high capacity wireless network that is comparable in performance and reliability to a fiber. Firetide Mesh product line, HotPort® series, form the core of the product offering enabling customers to create a mesh, PTP or PTMP topology over wireless. Firetide also offer the HotPoint® wireless access point series providing cost effective access solution to complement its mesh backhaul products, an intuitive network management product HotView Pro™.

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Overview

Firetide offers the HotPoint 5100 for indoor and 5200 for outdoor WLAN. Both are tri-band, dual radio systems that are 802.11n capable in the 2.4GHz band. Mesh nodes provide the ability to broadcast Wi-Fi signal without backhaul cabling while enabling modularity for optimal access point placement. Working with mesh nodes and network management software, the Firetide Mobility Controller delivers high speed infrastructure mobility and seamless client roaming.

Contact

Firetide, Inc.
A Division of UNICOM
2105 S. Bascom Avenue
Suite 220
Campbell, CA 95008
United States
+1 (408) 399-7771
www.firetide.com

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Wireless Network Solutions Review Profile - Fortinet
From the Company

FortiAP Thin Wireless Access Points provide Integrated, Secure Wireless LAN Access for your Enterprise. Enabling simple, cost-effective Wireless Network Access, FortiAPs are an ideal solution for extending your FortiGate Connected UTM. With models designed for small branch offices, distributed enterprise locations, as well as high-density headquarters, FortiAPs allow you to deploy consistent security policies across both wired and wireless networks.

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Overview

FortiAP utilizes IEEE 802.11ac and 802.11n wireless LAN technology, providing client access in both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz spectrum, with 802.11ac models supporting up to 1,300 Mbps of throughput per radio. In addition to the portfolio of indoor FortiAPs, Fortinet also provides an IP67 rated access point, for harsh outdoor and industrial environments.

Contact

Fortinet, Inc.
1090 Kifer Road
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
United States
+1 408-235-7700
www.fortinet.com

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Wireless Network Solutions Review Profile - HP
From the Company

Single-pane-of-glass management with HP FlexNetwork solutions HP Intelligent Management Center (IMC) provides monitor-ing and security for wired and wireless networks. Unified access and policy control associated with each user’s identity provides consistent guest and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) access, policy enforcement and user management across HP or multivendor wired and wireless networks. Seamless integration of wireless LAN (WLAN) modules with HP modular switching platforms unifies your hardware to provide high availability and redundancy.

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Overview

Ideal for dense client environments and high-bandwidth applications, the 560 Series access points can be powered by PoE and offer full compatibility with legacy 802.11 clients and existing HP wireless controllers. The HP 560 delivers the latest in Wi-Fi technology, offering 1.3 Gb/s in the 5 GHz frequency band and 450 Mb/s in the 2.4 GHz band for high-bandwidth applications and BYOD. Built-in Spectral Analysis identifies and mitigates sources of RF interference and has 3 spatial stream MIMO.

Contact

Hewlett-Packard Corporation
3000 Hanover Street
Palo Alto, CA
94304-1185
United States
+1 650-857-1501
www.hp.com

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Wireless Network Solutions Review Profile - Juniper Networks
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As a performance optimized, hardened device, the Juniper Networks WLM1200 Wireless LAN Management Appliance allows for full life-cycle management for WLAN infrastructure, security and mobility services on a single platform. WLM1200 Wireless LAN Management Appliance is a scalable, rack mountable management platform for enterprise WLANs. There are three preconfigured versions that manage different aspects of wireless LANs.

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Overview

Juniper Networks and Aruba Networks have agreed to offer converged wired and wireless networks combining their respective products. For Juniper, the relationship means being able to sell into enterprises that have deployed Aruba WLAN gear. Aruba is the second leading provider of enterprise WLAN behind Cisco, according to various market research data.

Contact

Juniper Networks, Inc.
1194 North Mathilda Avenue
Sunnyvale, CA 94089-1206
United States
+1 888-586-4737
www.juniper.net

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Wireless Network Solutions Review Profile - Meru Networks
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Meru Networks provides a virtualized wireless LAN solution that optimizes the enterprise network to deliver the performance, reliability, and operational simplicity of a wired network, with the advantages of mobility. Meru’s innovative approach to wireless networking uses virtualization technology to create an intelligent and self-monitoring wireless network. Additionally, Meru can uniquely support context-aware layers, which provide isolated and secure channels dedicated to specific applications.

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Overview

You can deploy the Meru 1550, 3200, and 4200 controllers as virtual appliances running on VMware and industry-standard hardware. Meru Access Points include: The AP 832 – two AC radios with 80 MHz Single Channel supporting three-stream 1.3 Gbps radio. The AP822 – a two stream, dual-radio 802.11ac access point. Finally, the AP122, an affordable in-room gigabit capable, dual-radio and two stream access point.

Contact

Meru Networks
894 Ross Drive
Sunnyvale, CA 94089
United States
+1 408-215-5300
www.merunetworks.com

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Wireless Network Solutions Review Profile - Motorola
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Motorola’s comprehensive integrated portfolio of wireless products meets virtually any wireless networking need. Our entire portfolio offers the proven interoperability, simplifying and reducing the cost of your mobility deployments — from our access points and controllers to mesh, point-to-point and point-to multipoint bridges, wireless IPS and Voice-over-WLAN solutions.

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Overview

The next generation AP 8232 – a multi-services AP with Advanced Security, up to 1.75 Gbps, tri-radio capable modular AP supports one 802.11n and one 802.11ac with 3×3 3 stream MIMO. External antennas. The sleek AP 8222 blends right into the most design-conscious public areas. Dual 802.11ac and 802.11n radios allow you to easily upgrade to 802.11ac, yet maintain support of all current Wi-Fi mobile devices.

Contact

Motorola, Inc.
1297 East Algonquin Road
Schaumburg, IL 60196
United States
+1 800-668-6765
www.motorola.com

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Wireless Network Solutions Review Profile - NETGEAR
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NETGEAR Beamforming+ is a smart, signal-focusing technology that extends coverage, reduces interference and dead spots, and boosts the speed of your 802.11ac Wi-Fi connections. Beam-forming+ refers to NETGEAR’s implementation of the Beamforming standard with a fine-tuned Wi-Fi design for improved range and performance. NETGEAR Beamforming+ recognizes the location of a wireless device on your network and directs the Wi-Fi signal directly at the device, constantly checking and tracking moving devices such as your mobile phones and tablets.

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Overview

Targeted at home and SMB implementations rather than as an enterprise solution. Enterprise solutions by NETGEAR still rely on the 802.11n wireless standard. Simultaneous dual band 2.4 & 5GHz with Beamforming+ yield 450+1300 Mbps speeds. Double firewall and denial of service attack protection. Range perfect for a large home with 12 or more mobile devices.

Contact

NETGEAR Inc.
350 East Plumeria Drive
San Jose, CA 95134-1911
United States
+1 408-907-8000
www.netgear.com

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Wireless Network Solutions Review Profile - Ruckus Wireless
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Our Ruckus WLAN systems bring power and simplicity together for large-scale indoor deployments — along with all the requisite capabilities demanded. What’s more, Ruckus WLAN solutions combine one of the best centrally managed WLANs with jaw-dropping advances in intelligent RF routing and Smart Wi-Fi meshing. The result? One of the best WLAN products and technology that money can buy.

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Overview

The ZoneFlex Indoor R700 boasts 802.11ac with three stream MIMO, Dual Band support, adaptive antennas and automatic interference mitigation. The Outdoor T300 and T301 both support high-density, outdoor environments, with the main difference being the T300 uses an Omni-directional beam while the T301 has a 30 degree wide beam, enabling better coverage of a smaller area.

Contact

Ruckus Wireless, Inc.
880 West Maude Ave Suite 101
Sunnyvale, CA. 94085
United States
+1 650-265-4200
www.ruckuswireless.com

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Wireless Network Solutions Review Profile - Xirrus
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Xirrus delivers the industry’s broadest portfolio of Access Points and Modular Arrays to meet all of your wireless needs for indoor or outdoor uses. Right size your wireless network with choices from 2-radio APs up to 16 radio Array platforms with integrated controllers supporting 802.11a/b/g/n/ac technology on every radio. Deploy 50-75% less equipment to reduce the total cost of ownership of the network.

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Overview

Wireless modules are configured into Xirrus XR series Arrays that provide connectivity for 802.11a/b/g/n/ac devices through 3×3 MIMO with 1.3Gbps client connectivity. Can be installed in 2, 4, 8, 12 and 16 port Array chassis that operate in both the 2.4 and 5 GHz range. Xirrus Modular Arrays include an integrated controller.

Contact

Xirrus, Inc.
2101 Corporate Center Drive
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
United States
+1 800-947-7871
www.xirrus.com

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Wireless Network Solutions Review Profile - ZyXEL
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ZyXEL supports small- and medium-sized businesses which require powerful IT infrastructures capable of running multiple applications for the highest level network connectivity, mobility and security. We offer reliable, stable, and manageable network solutions with a comprehensive product portfolio tailored to the needs of small- and medium-sized businesses as well as vertical commercial sectors.

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Overview

A standard-based, SNMP-managed PoE Access Point (AP) that includes two 802.11n models: the 2.4 GHz NWA1121-NI and concurrent 2.4/5 GHz NWA1123- NI as well as the newly introduced NWA1123-AC featuring the advanced 802.11ac technology. The NWA1120 Series supports multiple operating modes, such as wireless client and repeater, which make it a flexible solution for small business, hotels and school environments.

Contact

ZyXEL Communications Inc.
1130 North Miller Street
Anaheim, CA 92806
United States
+1 (714) 632-0882
www.zyxel.com

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