Sunday, October 21, 2007

Siemens Introduces HiPath Wireless Controller for FMC

Siemens Communications introduced its HiPath Wireless C20 Controller for extending fixed-mobile convergence into small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). The C20 offers features that were previously available on the HiPath Wireless C2400 Controller - a large-enterprise, high-volume appliance.

The new C20 controller supports end-to-end QoS, enabling prioritized traffic handling from the Access Point (AP) all the way to the end destination. On the network side, it integrates with the existing wired network.

The C20 also boasts an increase in throughput with its two Gigabit Ethernet ports. Virtual LAN support at the controller is also provided. In addition, Siemens' VNS enables centralized segmentation of the WLAN by user, device or application. Each controller supports up to 32 APs and 512 users. The network can add more C20 controllers as needed.