Aironet WLAN Family
: Cisco Systems Inc., www.cisco.com
Features: Cisco Aironet access points provide secure, manageable connectivity. Lightweight access points operate in conjunction with Cisco wireless LAN controllers and the Wireless Control System (WCS). Autonomous access points are manageable via CiscoWorks Wireless LAN Solution Engine or CiscoWorks WLSE Express.
List Price: Not Disclosed
RingMaster Tool Suite
Trapeze Networks, www.trapezenetworks.com
Features: RingMaster enables pre- and post-deployment planning, configuration, verification, management and optimization of the wireless LAN infrastructure. It first imports standard building plan files in AutoCAD DXF, AutoCAD DWG, JPEG or GIF formats to design the wireless LAN offline.
Availability: Now (Version 4.2)
List Price: $1,995
Trapeze Mobility System Family
Manufacturer: Trapeze Networks, www.trapezenetworks.com
The Trapeze Networks wireless LAN Mobility System includes Mobility System Software, the Mobility Exchange, the Mobility Point and the RingMaster tool suite. Together they deliver wireless LAN services, secure mobility and low total cost of ownership.
List Price: Mobility Exchange switches start at $995 for the MXR-2 and the Mobility Points start at $549.
AP300 Access Port
Symbol Technologies Inc., www.symbol.com
Features: The AP300 Access Port delivers 802.11a/b/g connectivity. With Virtual AP, each access port can support four separate wireless broadcast domains functionality that would otherwise require the installation of four first-generation access points.
List Price: $349
Meru Networks, www.merunetworks.com
Features:The Meru AP208-WB is a new version of Merus AP-200 access point with software that delivers new, advanced features to enable wireless backbone links.
Availability: July 2006
List Price: $1,295
Access/One Outdoor Wireless System
Strix Systems Inc., www.strixsystems.com
Features: The Outdoor Wireless System (OWS) 2400-30 supports the 802.11a/b/g/j, 802.16d/e standards in any combination in one chassis, as well as the 4.9 GHz band used by public safety services.
The OWS 2440-30 provides a fully loaded system with doubled data rate, packet-bursting capabilities, and hardware-accelerated encryption in a 12x10x6-inch chassis.
Strix Dynamic Mesh powers a self-configuring, selftuning, self-healing and scalable network with instant fast reroute and instant roaming.
Strix supports a maximum of 768 users per node as well as more than 100mbps throughput per node resulting in three- to-six times the norm.
Zero throughput loss and zero latency for more than 10 hops means real-time application support with a minimum number of wired connections.
Modularity lets the OWS 2400-30 scale to up to six radios as needed and migrate smoothly to WiMAX without a forklift upgrade.
List Price: Beginning at $4,500