802.11n migration considerations
The new 802.11n standard was designed for backward compatibility with legacy 802.11 a, b and g client devices. Unfortunately even a single legacy device can significantly reduce the speed of the 802.11n network, sacrificing the investment made in the new technology. While most organizations will not upgrade their entire WLAN at one time, you still need to protect your investments — for the new ultra-speed 802.11n and for legacy a/b/g devices. Colubris can help.
Designed for 802.11n speed
Colubris' dual-radio MAP-625 features Always-n technology which allows simultaneous support of both 802.11n and 802.11 a/b/g. This eliminates the performance penalties associated with 802.11n backward compatibility, protecting the investment you've made in new technology, while continuing to support your investment in legacy devices. This full-speed 802.11n WLAN will allow you to implement new applications and services, including voice, imaging, and videoconferencing, transforming your wireless network into an integral enterprise network component.
Deploying 802.11n is as simple as adding a MAP-625 to the network, without any hidden costs or forklift upgrades. The award-winning Colubris Intelligent Mobility Solution is 802.11n ready today, requiring no disruptive upgrades, architectural changes or additional peripheral equipment. Our optimized WLAN architecture — intelligence at the edge plus central control — supplies the essential performance and sustained wireless capacity required by 802.11n networks. With this architecture Colubris offers a smooth, incremental and cost-effective migration to 802.11n, with no disruption to your wired network.
The MAP-625 is the first product in Colubris's new 600 Series access point product family. Key features include:
- 3x3 MIMO technology (Multiple Input, Multiple Output) providing 100+ Mbps throughput
- 802.11n Draft 2 compatible to be certified by the WiFi Alliance for your investment protection
- Always-n technology protecting full-speed 802.11n while supporting legacy a/b/g devices
- Both radios supporting the 2.4GHz and 5GHz spectra
- Local mesh capability for easy deployment in areas where Ethernet is not available
- Gigabit Ethernet network connection for full 802.11n throughput
- Antenna configuration as either omni-directional or patch directional coverage antenna
- Distributed data forwarding architecture to optimize the user data path at all times and protect the investment in the corporate wired LAN infrastructure
- Plug & play central manageability via the Colubris MultiService Controller
- A complete enterprise-grade feature set, including QoS, security enforcement, virtual networks, and plenum-rated enclosure