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What's new: November 8, 2006

What's new: November 8, 2006

3Com Wireless Mobility System

This system centrally manages, secures and controls wireless networks of all sizes. It provides wireless switches and controllers, managed access points and planning and management software and delivers network services based on user identity instead of ports or devices, allowing uninterrupted roaming and wireless VoIP. The mobility domain architecture enables controllers and switches to share user databases, adding a new level of user and group access control to network resources. Configuration templates are quickly and automatically replicated and verified; a single click pushes configurations to multiple WLAN switches, controllers, and managed access points via secure HTTP.

Distributed by Ingram Micro and LAN Systems.

RRP: from $323 for the wireless LAN switch managed access point to $16,900 for the wireless LAN controller.

Aruba Mobile Edge

Pitched as a wireless system for consumers with varied mobility needs, Mobile Edge architecture lets users connect over the air and across any network to securely gain access to enterprise resources. The package consists of controllers, access points, software and management. The mobility controllers, complete with an integrated firewall, centralise the security and management of wireless networks. The 802.11 a/b/g access points (APs) include single- and dual-radio models, as well as APs for outdoor use. The APs work in conjunction with mobility controllers to simultaneously provide network access and RF monitoring services. It provides wireless intrusion protection, RF management, role-based access control, fast roaming, client integrity, and location tracking.

Distributed by Firewall Systems.

RRP: from $5000

LevelOne WAB-2000H

This solution provides a link to remote networks and nearby computers simultaneously. It features tri-band, dual spectrum operation. Super G and optional Turbo A modes extend the throughput to 108Mbps. Mesh technology with self-configuring and self-healing capabilities allows for simple installation, and can extend network distances. The multihop capability acts as a repeater overcoming line-of-sight problems. Environment features allows the technology to operate in extreme hot or cold temperatures and is waterproof. Extra features include small network management protocol, dynamic frequency selection, transmit power control, load balance and rogue AP detection. It is also enhanced security and power for users and administrators.

Distributed by Tecksel, Pioneer Computers, HiTech Distribution and Compu Wholesale.

RRP: $2999

Netgear WG302 ProSafe Wireless Access Point

This device provides access to corporate network resources, email and the Internet. It can also be set for dynamic 108Mbps 802.11g. With its robust security measures, simplified management and configuration, extended range, integrated 802.3af power over Ethernet (PoE), and Wi-Fi certification, it provides standards-based enterprise-level functionality. With AutoCell RF management technology, RF patterns are monitored and automatically tuned to balance signals across the network. AutoCell-enabled WG302s provide dynamic transmit power control, automatic channel selection and load balancing. AutoCell provides dynamic transmit power control, automatic channel selection and load balancing.

Distributed by Tecksel, Ingram Micro, J Mills, Express Online, Synnex, BMS Technology andand TecVic.

RRP: $429

Nortel WLAN Security Switch 2380

This is the largest switch in the vendor's 2300 series. It is designed for large deployments and data centre applications in enterprise and carrier environments. It can be licensed to control up to 120 access points which are distributed across a layer 2 or 3 network and connected through one of the 4 Gigabit Ethernet ports. Dual hot-swappable power supplies provide resiliency for voice services. It features wireless threat protection, which defends against RF attacks. Dynamic RF management with user RF performance optimisation ensures a high-quality user experience. Guest access provisioning provides convenient controlled wireless networking for guests, while seamless, fast roaming across access points and switches preserves voice quality. The solutions also features multi-cast management, which delivers high-quality video and multimedia, as well as self-healing, resilient design, which minimizes service disruption.

Distributed by LAN Systems and Anixter.

RRP: $16,895 (including 40 licenses)

D-Link DWS-3024

This gigabit wireless switch facilitates the installation of high-performance, secure, manageable and scalable unified wired/wireless LAN switching. With combo SFP, Power over Ethernet and redundant power supply support, the switch provides enterprises with easy upgrade to next-generation 802.11n wireless LAN, simple deployment of wireless devices regardless of physical locations, and centralised management of secure wireless mobility as well as policy enforcement. It consolidates the security, manages the bandwidth and maintains the intelligence of the wireless network. In addition to monitoring users' identities and maintaining authentication as they roam, the switch can configure and control all aspects of the wireless access points, including RF channel and power management, wireless traffic segmentation, AP roaming and load balancing, rogue AP detection and AP access security.

Distributed by BJE Enterprises, Bluechip IT, Edsys Computers, Ingram Micro, Lan 1, Pacific Datacom, Page Data Products and Synnex.

RRP: $9399


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