What's new from: Nortel, Bluesocket, Netgear, D-Link, LightPointe

What's new from: Nortel, Bluesocket, Netgear, D-Link, LightPointe

Nortel Networks

Nortel Networks’ Wireless LAN 2200 series provides a secure mobile networking environment featuring true mobility, strong encryption to protect the network and intuitive management for control of the wireless environment. Part of this series, Nortel Networks WLAN Mobile Adapter 2201 is a 32bit CardBus adapter providing wireless network connection for a laptop. It allows a user to roam across both 802.11a and 802.11b networks, providing the flexibility to move about the LAN without losing network connection. This adapter also takes 30 per cent less power than competitive alternatives, increasing battery life. Nortel Networks WLAN Mobile Adapter 2201 is distributed in Australia by LAN Systems, Express Data and Tech Pacific.

RRP: $449 (ex. GST).


Integrity Data Systems has released third generation wireless gateways from Bluesocket, specifically designed for medium-to-large organisations and for the first time, the small office. For businesses with up to 150 wireless LAN users, the Bluesocket WG-1100 offers open systems, enterprise-class wireless LAN solution to the administration, management, interoperability, quality of service (QoS) and security issues facing medium-to-large enterprises deploying wireless LAN technology. Smaller IT departments can also improve efficiency of the wireless LAN using the WG-1100-SOE (Small Office Edition), the first of this facility available to smaller offices and workgroups with up to 20 users. The WG-2100 wireless gateway is primarily designed for larger enterprises with up to 400 users, it operates on the 802.11b and high-throughput 802.11a/g access points. Featuring hardware-based encryption acceleration, the WG-2100 delivers encrypted data performance of 150Mbps (megabits per second) and as fast as 400 Mbps for unencrypted traffic. The Bluesocket range of wireless gateways are distributed in Australia by Integrity Data Systems.

RRP: WG-1100-SOE — $7200; WG-1100 — $12,160; WG-2100 — $25,990 (all prices inc. GST).

Nortel Networks

Nortel Networks’ comprehensive Wireless LAN strategy is based on a high-level architecture that supports wireless broadband access as a universal feature across public and private networks and hotspot environments. Nortel Networks WLAN Access Point 2220 provides a dual mode access point that supports both 802.11b and 802.11a, allowing users to roam seamlessly across the two standards. Integrating both 802.11a and 802.11b radio technology within the same access point makes it possible to deploy 11Mbps 802.11b and 54Mbps 802.11a networks. This integrated approach also reduces the required number of access points. Nortel Networks’ WLAN Access Point 2221 supports 802.11b. Nortel Networks’ WLAN Access Points 2220 and 2221 are distributed in Australia by LAN Systems, Express Data and Tech Pacific.

RRP: WLAN AP 2221 — $999 (ex. GST); WLAN AP 2220 — $1499 (ex GST).


Able to support 802.11a, b and g wireless standards, the Netgear FWAG114 ProSafe Tri-band Wireless VPN firewall gives businesses flexibility in their choice of wireless network. It features four auto-sensing switched LAN ports, as well as Network Address Translation routing for IP address conservation and network shielding. True Firewall provides total business-class security with denial of service protection and intrusion detection using Stateful Packet Inspection URL access and content filtering, logging, reporting, and real-time alerts. IPSec-based VPN end-point support reduces remote access costs by providing two 3DES-encrypted tunnels for secure WAN connections. The Netgear FWAG114 is distributed in Australia by BMS, Express Data, J. Mills, Tech Pacific, TecVic and Tecksel.

RRP: $899 (inc. GST).


The DSA-3100 from D-Link is a Network Access Control System (NACS) that manages intelligent authentic­ation, authorisation and accounting for wired and wireless users. Coordinating ISO Layer 2, 3 and 4 operations, the DSA-3100 provides comprehensive features such as IP plug and play, station isolation, traffic management and accounting and network policy enforcement. The DSA-3100 authenticates each and every user and controls user access to the network through policy enforcement. It also has an accounting facility particularly useful when deployed in commercial networks or hotspots providing services to the public. The DSA-3100 collects resource consumption data for the purpose of trend analysis, capacity planning, billing, auditing and cost allocation. It features three 10/100Mbps Fast Ethernet ports for WAN connection, a trusted LAN connection and un-trusted LAN connection, and manages up to 250 user account data with internal user account database. The DSA-3100 is distributed in Australia by BBF Computers and Peripherals, LAN 1, Pacific Datacom, Page Data, Synnex, Tech Pacific and BJE Enterprises.

RRP: $1656 (inc. GST).


Integrity Data Systems has announced the release of FlightStrata-G the wireless industry’s top performing Free-Space Optics (FSO) product, delivering 1.25 Gigabit per second connectivity over distances of up to one kilometre. Specifically designed for carriers and high-end enterprises, LightPointe’s FlightStrata-G is the industry’s top FSO product, offering full-duplex Gig-E capability and market leading features. It is the first FSO system to incorporate Multi-Beam Array Tracking (MBAT) for enhanced stability to compensate for building movement, Automatic Power Control (APC) to adjust the power when responding to changes in atmospheric conditions and Optical Beam Shaping (OBS) for greater control over the beam path — all in a single product. FlightStrata-G adds to the FlightStrata product family with an 800 per cent speed boost on previous units to deliver high-speed data, voice and video communication connectivity through the air using Free-Space Optics. It is distributed in Australia by Integrity Data Systems.

RRP: $64,000 (ex. GST).

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