Product News: Networking: March 28, 2007

Product News: Networking: March 28, 2007

D-Link DWL- 8500AP

The DWL-8500AP Wireless Switching 108 AG Access Point is a high-performance wireless device that provides up to 108Mbps transmission rates and flexible dual-band wireless connectivity. According to the vendor, it offers unparalleled wireless mobility, dual-band WLAN connectivity and client access to functions available on DWS-3024/3026 wireless switches. When connected to these switches, each DWL-8500AP continually tunes itself for optimal RF channel and transmits power to provide all mobile clients with the best wireless signal in both 802.11a and 802.11g bands. The access point offers high-performance connectivity and enhanced security features.

Distributed by BJE Enterprises, Bluechip Infotech, EDsys Computers, Ingram Micro, Lan 1, Pacific Datacom, Page Data Products and Synnex.
RRP: Price on application

Netgear WN802T

The RangeMax Next Gigabit Wireless access point extends a small business by providing high-speed access of up to 300Mbps with Gigabit wired support at the back-end. The WN802T complies with the draft 802.11n wireless standard and is backwards compatible with 802.11b/g wireless products. The Gigabit Ethernet port supports maximum wired and wireless-to-wired LAN speeds, while preset internal antennas simplify installation and ensure protection from damage or misalignment. The WN802T upholds business operations by creating and maintaining a stable connection and enough bandwidth to surf the Internet, download emails, utilise VoIP, share files and stream high-definition videos, simultaneously. Touchless Wi-Fi Security makes setup easier. Other features include WEP, WPA/PSK or WPA2-PSK security. Applications supported include high-definition video streaming, wireless file storage and sharing, VoIP/Internet Calling, streaming MP3 music files, and email, and Web browsing.
Distributed by BMS Technologies, Tecvic Distribution, Ingram Micro, Synnex and Tecksel.
RRP: $419

LevelOne AMG-2000

Digital Data Communication's new Network Access Control gateway for LAN and WLAN meets the needs of SMB, hotels/motels, schools, apartments and offices/branches. The LevelOne wireless access point (AP) management gateway manages up to 12 WLAN APs over Ethernet; includes an authentication, authorisation and accounting (AAA) server that manages user access and security; and supports up to 120 concurrent users, 500 local accounts and 2000 on-demand accounts. It has integrated functions such as monitoring and reporting, billing, user account management and accesses to other Radius servers. Key features include multiple authentication methods, temporary (on-demand) user account generation, policy-based access control, per-user traffic logging, and walled garden (login portal). Designed to reduce the complexity of small to medium-scale WLAN management, it helps administrators manage distributed access points centrally, provides easy guest access management, and can be integrated easily with existing SMB office network infrastructure.
Distributed by Tecksel Australia, Pioneer Computers, HiTech Distribution and CompuWholesale.
RRP: $1669.95

3Com AirProtect Sentry 5850

This wireless intrusion prevention system helps protect the network and users from unauthorised wireless access. Unsecure deployment of Wi-Fi Access Points (APs), or rogue APs, can open up a customer's network to potential hackers, exposing confidential information. Users connecting to incorrect APs - whether internal rogue ones, or those external to your network - may also lead to additional vulnerabilities. Traditional firewalls only monitor wired traffic and have no visibility into the wireless traffic that is flowing in the air. 3Com's AirProtect Sentry 5850 wireless sensor device continuously scans the airwaves and provides wireless intrusion prevention against any unauthorised Wi-Fi activities. It can also be used to disable all wireless access within a customer's premises, helping to enforce no wireless policies. This initial offering is focused on the remote office and SMB customer. The Sentry 5850 is managed via a Web GUI and does not require additional software.
Distributed by Ingram Micro and LAN Systems.
RRP: $1275

NetComm HS960

Demand for high-speed Internet access in locations outside the home or office is growing rapidly. The HS960 enables businesses to set up a hotspot location quickly and easily, providing Internet connection for up to 100 users at a time from a single location. The one-box solution is easy to set up and manage. It includes an 802.11g+ (54Mbps) wireless router, 4 port 10/100 switch and a service gateway. The device is also bundled with a special receipt printer and allows you to provide Internet access by time. Users simply type in the required amount of time and a receipt is generated with a unique username and password for the amount purchased. Built-in layer 2 security ensures users cannot see each other. AAA management keeps out unauthorised users.
Distributed by HiTech Distribution, XiT Distribution, and Ingram Micro.
RRP: $2035

Nortel Wireless Security Switch 2360

The wireless switch is ideally suited to mid-size office sites or wiring closet deployments. It can control up to 12 access points connected directly to one of its eight Ethernet ports or indirectly through a layer 2 or 3 network. Offering wireless threat protection, the 2360 switch defends against RF attacks. Dynamic RF management, along with user RF performance optimisation, ensures a high-quality user experience. The guest access provisioning feature provides controlled wireless networking for ad-hoc users. It offers seamless and fast network roaming across access points and switches, which preserves voice quality. It also supports WMM (Wi-Fi multimedia), SVP (spectralink voice priority), 802.1p and DiffServ for voice and multimedia traffic prioritisation. Another feature is seamless roaming among all access points, even those controlled by other WLAN security switches. User authentication information and associated policies are shared with other 2300 series switches to minimise delay and jitter. Other features include IGMP v1/v2 support and multicast membership binding for high-performance wireless multicast services.
Distributed by LAN Systems.
RRP: $6645

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