Mesh Without Wires

October 28, 2010

See Firetide at IT Roadmap Event in San Francisco, Nov 3

Filed under: Wireless,Wireless backhaul,Wireless LAN,Wireless Mesh,WLAN — kseniacoffman @ 1:01 pm

Next week we will be exhibiting at our first enterprise IT proper event in a few years: IT Roadmap in San Francisco, Nov 3. We used to go to Interop in Las Vegas, but due to our focus on physical security, we’ve not been there for quite a while.

WLAN, point-to-point, mesh in IT manager’s arsenal

This time around, we have much more than mesh – an end-to-end enterprise wireless infrastructure to support indoor and outdoor Wi-Fi, inter-building connectivity, LAN extension, video surveillance, access control, mass notification, etc. Our product portfolio has expanded as well: in addition to infrastructure mesh to provide a “fat pipe” to the client devices (Wi-Fi access points, IP cameras, access control readers), we now offer point-to-point wireless Ethernet bridges (both MIMO and non-MIMO), 802.11 access points (indoor and outdoor) and a WLAN controller appliance.

Wireless-enabled campus

Wireless-enabled enterprise: mesh, bridges, WLAN

How can IT manage the bandwidth surge from mobile multimedia applications?

Why do enterprises need this combo approach, rather than bridging Wi-Fi access points to extend the network’s reach? With the growth of multimedia applications (media streaming, videoconferencing, online meetings), coupled with the deluge of mobile devices such as smart phones and tablets with Web access and video chatting over Wi-Fi, enterprise IT managers are struggling to increase and manage network capacity to meet soaring demand. The first part of the solution is realizing that the enterprise is no longer solely about the carpeted space but indoor and outdoor combined. Therefore, the technology solution will not come from indoor-oriented WLAN vendors. Consider adding real-time multimedia business applications or video surveillance to the campus network? Wi-Fi access infrastructure will be no match to the load of high-bandwidth, latency-sensitive streams.

See Firetide at IT Roadmap

What required is a combined wireless infrastructure mesh and WLAN solution that can scale and support ever increasing high-performance voice, video and data applications. See it for yourself at IT Roadmap event in San Francisco, November 3, booth 300! We will tweet from the seminar; follow #ITroadmap hash tag on Nov 3.

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1 Comment »

  1. Hello Ksenia,
    Thanks for the informative article!
    Curious, who designed the accompanying infographic?

    Comment by Lance Weisser — December 21, 2012 @ 2:26 pm | Reply

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