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Affordable Wireless Solution Moves 802.11n to Mainstream

Fri, 07/23/2010 - 10:02am
Trapeze Networks, a Belden Brand, announces the availability of three new product platforms in its 802.11n solution family: the Mobility Exchange (MX®) 800R, a scalable 802.11n wireless networking controller, and the Mobility Point® (MP®) 522 and 522E, affordable 802.11n indoor and outdoor wireless access points (APs).

Building on a scalable hardware-based WLAN packet processing architecture, the new MX-800R high-capacity wireless networking controller is an industry first and is specifically designed for mainstream 802.11n applications. The new MX-800R offers these capabilities and benefits:

•Control and Provisioning of Wireless Access Points (CAPWAP) - enabled Switching Silicon - hardware-accelerated CAPWAP processing and forwarding

•Line-rate Centralized 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 APs ensuring scalable, long-term deployments

•High Availability - dual power, hitless-failover, link aggregation, controller virtualization and clustering, and self optimizing/self healing.

The new MP-522 and MP-522E high-speed 2x2 MIMO access points advance Trapeze Networks’ strategy to offer a family of 802.11n solutions optimized for either high-density deployments or maximum coverage. RingMaster, Trapeze Networks’ industry-leading planning and management tool, guarantees an easy and reliable deployment.

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.

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