Motorola announced expansion of their Wi-NG 5 wireless LAN portfolio with new 802.11n Access Points and a new powerful Integrated Services Controller designed to help distributed organizations effectively manage thousands of APs from a network operations center (NOC) for large deployments.
Wi-NG 5 architecture eliminates bottlenecks known from traditional wireless switch architectures by leveraging network intelligence and security at the edge to offer superior performance for mobile applications such as video and voice. Wi-NG 5 solutions are focused on large retailers, government, hospitals, school districts and enterprises operating multiple facilities across wide geographies.
New additions to Wi-NG 5 will include the following devices:
NX9000 - Integrated Services Controller: new Wi-NG 5 based RF switch for large deployments. It will help large distributed enterprises ensure consistent configuration, management and troubleshooting of their entire WLAN from a single location or via their private cloud. This powerful NOC controller will support up to 10,000 Motorola Wi-NG 5 APs and manage controller-less deployments at remote sites, helping reduce the complexity and cost throughout the lifetime of the network.
AP621 - 802.11n single-radio dependent AP: it will offer customers the power of Wi-NG 5 intelligence for a reasonable price. When deployed with a wireless controller, this dual-band AP will offer users 802.11n speeds along with direct forwarding, security, quality of service (QoS) and advanced spectrum analysis.
AP6521 - 802.11n single-radio independent AP: it will combine the QoS, security and performance benefits of the Wi-NG 5 architecture with a design that will help customers lower the cost of deploying and operating a secure, reliable 802.11n WLAN. It will enable controller-less operations at small to medium sites by serving as a virtual controller and coordinating the operation of up to 24 neighboring APs for mobility and QoS services.
AP6532 - 802.11n dual-radio independent AP: it will be a performance-focused AP that will provide customers with higher throughput, while leveraging Wi-NG 5’s intelligence at the edge to serve as a virtual controller. This versatile AP leverages Motorola’s hallmark 802.11n band-unlocked radios, allowing IT to use its second radio to provide WiFi access or serve as a dedicated wireless sensor that scans both 2.4 and 5 Ghz bands for network assurance and security.
AP7161 - 802.11n outdoor dual- and tri-radio AP: it will provide cost-effective and secure 802.11n outdoor coverage as well as hardware- or software-based, dedicated wireless security sensing, making it an ideal solution for industrial parks, campuses, neighborhoods or depot facilities. Its IP 67 NEMA 4 waterproof enclosure will ensure reliable performance in demanding weather conditions.
Customers should be able to start purchasing the NX9000 Integrated Services Controller, AP6532 and AP7161 in the second quarter of 2011. The AP621 and AP6521 are expected to be available for purchase in the third quarter of 2011.