Friday, 1 April 2011

New Wireless Products From Cisco

Well its been a long wait but there are a few new products available now from Cisco within their wireless portfolio which will only make wireless networking more exciting in the future as its always a race to give the best performance and innovation in this fast paced arena.

OK there may be other similar products out there and some may argue that company A is better than company B but I do perceive Cisco as having the greatest breadth and depth in their offering.

Here is s snapshot of whats new

Cisco 2500 Series Wireless LAN Controller

Basically 4 flavours 5, 15, 25 and 50 accesspoint models
Software license upgrade for more access points in 5 and 25 access point increments
Support for Office Extend
Four 1Gbps Ethernet (RJ-45)

Cisco Wireless Services Module 2 Controller for Catalyst 6500 Series Switches

Supports 100, 300, and 500 access points with software licensing flexibility and all the usual features such as Office Extend etc

Cisco Wireless Controller on Cisco Services-Ready Engine

Very similar in features to the 2500 integrates int the ISR G2 routers, obviously without the Gig ports.

Cisco Aironet 600 Series OfficeExtend Access Points

This dual-band, 802.11n access point extends the corporate network to the home teleworker and mobile contractors. The access point connects to the home's broadband Internet access and establishes a secure tunnel to the corporate network so that remote employees can access data, voice, video, and cloud services for a mobility experience consistent with that at the corporate office.

Cisco Aironet 1550 Series Outdoor Access Point

The Cisco Aironet 1550 Series with Cisco CleanAir technology provides the highest-performance 802.11n connectivity for mission-critical outdoor networks by detecting interference from unauthorized devices, as well as common outdoor interference sources such as WiMAX networks and wireless bridging products.

I'm sure there will be other products around the corner as they continually develope their portfolio but its just as interesting to see where these fit against competitors and how the market all gels together.

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