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ADTRAN Releases New Bluesocket 3040 Access Points

ADTRAN Releases New Bluesocket 3040 Access Points

ADTRAN Releases New Bluesocket 3040 Access PointsAdTran, a leader in next-gen open networking solutions, announced that it is enabling the IT department to regain control over the wifi network with the release of the new Bluesocket 3040 series 802.11ac Wave 2 access points and DynamicSteering technology. These additions to AdTran’s cloud managed BlueSocket vWLAN suite allows IT staff to manage the devices accessing enterprise wireless networks. AdTran gives enterprise with intelligent management capabilities that increase network efficiency, as well as provide an exceptional mobile and user experience.

“Almost two out of three devices will be mobile, which illustrates just how central mobility, and by extension wireless networks, have become in network planning. Wearables are growing 53% by 2017, tablets by 50%, VoWLAN handsets by 29%, laptops and handheld/rugged computers by 26% and smartphones by 22%,” cited Matthias Machowinski, research director at IHS Markit, in a survey titled “Wireless LAN Strategies and Vendor Leadership.

Currently, each mobile device has its own connectivity and roaming decision-making behaviors, creating a massive challenge for IT staff when managing wireless network efficiency, performance, and end user experience. Traditional band steering approaches only consider the vantage point of the Wi-Fi infrastructure, don’t coordinate steering events with clients and often result in oversaturated 5 Ghz spectrum  and slow initial association/connections times or no connection at all. Proprietary antenna beamforming approaches increase signal-to-noise ratio, causing sticky clients and only provide downlink enhancements. By moving more applications to the cloud, a better approach will be needed.

AdTran’s DynamicSteering solves these challenges with intelligent monitoring and automatically matches clients to the appropriate radio on the appropriate AP, delivering a more consistent, predictable performance and finally eliminating sticky clients. AdTran also provides a scanning/security radio for an enhanced customer experience and Multi gigabit Ethernet ports on its new Bluesocket 3040 series 802.11ac Wave 2 APs.

“ADTRAN enables enterprises to keep pace with trends like BYOD, IoT and augmented reality by streamlining efficient operations across the network. We are opening a new dialogue between their Wi-Fi infrastructure and end user devices, alleviating the burden from the IT staff and allowing the Wi-Fi infrastructure to make informed, coordinated connectivity and roaming decisions,” said Kenneth Fernandes, product manager, wireless solutions, ADTRAN. “This capability enables better network performance and end user experience, but the true value lies in the time savings for network management and help desk resources.”

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