Meru Networks, a provider of virtualized 802.11n enterprise wireless networking, debuted the AP400 Mobile Edge access point (AP) platform. Based on a new hardware architecture, the platform is designed specifically to help IT organizations manage a transformation of their enterprise edge network from a wired Ethernet switch architecture to the new Mobile Edge.
With a maximum total data rate of 1.8 Gbps, the AP400 Mobile Edge includes Meru’s patented virtualized wireless LAN (WLAN) technology to deliver a software-configurable mobile edge architecture purpose-built for enterprise mobility, supporting indoor and outdoor use. The platform is optimized to service the new generation of mobile devices such as iPads, iPhones, Android-based smartphones and tablets, and supports the user’s need to access high definition (HD) video, wireless VoIP and other multi-media applications.
The AP400 Mobile Edge platform also leverages Meru’s patent-pending Orthogonal Array Beam Forming technology and next generation sub-carrier level beam forming to deliver Adaptive Optimization. This new capability is designed to deliver the highest performance and consistent quality-of-service (QoS) for low-power multi-media mobile devices. The AP400 platform also includes an onboard USB port for adding an additional WLAN radio to provide cellular WAN backhaul capabilities.