May 9, 2008 -- Bluesocket has released its 802.11n BlueSecure Access Point 1800 (BSAP-1800), which has been certified draft 2.0 of the 802.11n wireless LAN (WLAN) standard. The unit features the second generation of the company's enterprise-class multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) antenna technology.
Based on the company's Edge-to-Edge direct forwarding architecture, the BSAP-1800 complements the existing 802.11n-ready BlueSecure controller family. The ability of the Bluesocket WLAN platform to manage both Bluesocket access points and a variety of 3rd party APs is intended to allow customers to cost-effectively transition from prior WLAN environments to 802.11n networks without the need for an extensive infrastructure upgrade.
Bluesocket's 802.11n platform includes two access point models. The dual radio BSAP-1800 includes a custom embedded antenna array supporting 802.11a/n and 802.11b/g/n transmission. A second model, to be available later in the second quarter of 2008, provides external antenna options and a/b/g/n/ support on both radios. Both models are configurable to support 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands, allowing customers to segment data, voice and other applications based on individual business requirements.
The BSAP-1800 includes a single 802.3af compliant Power over Ethernet (PoE connector). Key software features include advanced RF management, secure fast roaming and RF-IDS support. Designed to support secure enterprise voice applications, Bluesocket's 802.11n technology is also certified as interoperable with products from voice system providers Avaya, Spectralink, and Vocera.
"In the era of 802.11n voice, video and larger deployments, customers are seeking a cost-effective and seamless path to upgrade their network to support the throughput and scalability that emerging enterprise applications require," comments Mads Lillelund, president and CEO of Bluesocket. "Bluesocket's 802.11n-ready enterprise mobility solution meets these customer demands by supporting a phased, non-disruptive path to integrating 802.11n technology into their existing environment."
The BSAP-1800 is available now through Bluesocket reseller partners at a list price of $1,295.