Monday, August 7, 2006

Firetide Ships New Modular Access Points

Firetide began shipping a new line of "HotPoint" access points for municipal and enterprise wireless networks. The new access points include an extended feature set to enable service providers to support multiple Wi-Fi services and virtual networks over a Firetide wireless mesh infrastructure as well as a conventional wired network. Access points can be mounted independently to achieve optimal radio coverage for both mesh backhaul and client access. High powered, 400 mW radios extend reach and penetration, while a turbo-mode provides data rates up to 108 Mbps. A virtual access point function provides layered service and security levels for individual APs and virtual AP groups. Both indoor and outdoor versions are available.