2009 has been a challenging, yet rewarding year for Firetide. Despite the economic downturn, we continued to innovate and win major deals. More and more analysts, customers and channel partners are telling us that Firetide is the leader in high-bandwidth wireless infrastructure – are we intend to keep and extend this leadership in 2010.
Our engineering team worked overtime to churn out not one but four new major products:
- 802.11n MIMO mesh: HotPort 7000
- ‘Thin’ access point: HotPoint 2200/2100
- 900 MHz non-line-of-sight mesh: HotPort 6000-900
- FIPS 140-2 compliant mesh: HotPort 7000 FIPS
MIMO mesh product has been an achievement that we are all proud of. Not only we are first to market with MIMO 802.11n-based mesh infrastructure, no competitor can touch the performance it achieves in the field – 300 Mbps outdoor/400 Mbps indoor of real-world throughput (not theoretical ‘data rate’ that some vendors use to qualify their performance). Combined with our proprietary Distributed Ethernet Switch architecture and an intelligent flow-based routing protocol, Firetide mesh delivers multi-hop performance that, for the first time in the industry, is truly fiber-equivalent in terms of end-to-end quality of service, industry’s lowest latency, and uncompromised quality of service.