Trapeze Networks, a Belden Brand, has announced the availability of three new product platforms in its 802.11n solution family – the Mobility Exchange (MX) 800R, a scalable 802.11n wireless networking controller, and the Mobility Point (MP) 522 and 522E, 802.11n indoor and outdoor wireless access points (APs).

"Many Trapeze Networks customers, especially in markets such as healthcare and education, have accelerated their adoption of 802.11n driven by new applications and a foundation of reliable architecture," said Trapeze Networks President Dhrupad Trivedi, in a statement.

Building on a scalable hardware-based WLAN packet processing architecture, the new MX-800R high-capacity wireless networking controller offers these capabilities and benefits:

  • Control and Provisioning of Wireless Access Points (CAPWAP) – enabled Switching Silicon – hardware-accelerated CAPWAP processing and forwardin;
  • Line-rate Centralized Switching – three-stream ready for up to 128 dual-radio 802.11n APs with 8Gbps of line-rate wireless switching;
  • Scalability – capable of handling traffic from 2-stream and 3-stream APs ensuring scalable, long-term deployments;
  • High Availability – dual power, hitless-failover, link aggregation, controller virtualization and clustering, and self optimizing/self healing.

The new MP-522 and MP-522E high-speed 2×2 MIMO access points advance Trapeze Networks’ strategy to offer a family of 802.11n solutions optimized for either high-density deployments or maximum coverage.

  • The MP-522 has tamper-proof internal antennas for high-density indoor applications and supports granular control of transmit power to suit deployment needs;
  • The Plenum-rated MP-522E has external antenna ports for hybrid indoor/outdoor uses, leverages existing 802.3af  Power over Ethernet (PoE), and is ideal for outdoor applications with a climate controlled enclosure and flexible options including a solar panel with PoE.

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