September 17, 2008--Wireless and enterprise mobility solution provider Bluesocket, Inc., and Ortronics/Legrand have entered a joint marketing agreement to address market demand for greater security and flexibility in wireless solutions. Bluesocket's access point software will be integrated with the Ortronics Wi-Jack Duo access point and will be fully supported by Bluesocket's family of BlueSecure Controllers.
The companies say the solution provides the only dual-band, dual-radio access point that seamlessly integrates with structured cabling, providing for centrally managed, high performance wireless deployments that are theft and vandalism resistant. Once installed, the Wi-Jack Duo AP is automatically configured and controlled by the Bluesocket wireless controller, where administrators can take advantage of a range of network and AP management, as well as security functions.
"As customers look to implement wireless in their organizations, they need a solution that is secure, easy to install, and easy to manage and maintain," says Mark Panico, president of Ortronics/Legrand. "The enhanced offering as a result of the agreement will provide just that, as well as reliable performance, flexibility, and scalability to meet a broad range of customer needs."
The Wi-Jack Duo AP's small form and wall-mount design, coupled with the BlueSecure Controller's zero touch plug-and-play, is designed to create a convenient deployment process. Packaged discreetly behind a single gang faceplate, the Duo supports 802.11a/b/g for simultaneous 2.4 and 5 GHz operation at speeds up to 54 Mbits/sec, and integrates into the structured cabling wherever wireless access is desired. The Duo terminates directly to Category 5e or 6 cabling and is available with an optional embedded 10/100 Ethernet port for network devices such as printers, security cameras and laptop computers.
Bluesocket's universal WLAN authentication, strong data encryption, integrated intrusion protection, and clientless scanning are designed to create reliable endpoint security for wireless infrastructures. Additionally, Bluesocket Controllers support a wide range of third party access points.
"Bluesocket's open architecture and software modularity makes it easy to port our software onto a variety of hardware platforms, providing our partners and customers with significant cost and time to market advantages, says Mads Lillelund, CEO of Bluesocket. "The extended offering from Bluesocket and Ortronics strengthens our commitment to providing our customers with enterprise mobility solutions that offer the greatest level of security, scalability and ease of use."
Product availability is slated for the fourth quarter of 2008, at which time detailed pricing and product information will be made available through Ortronics and Bluesocket.