Aerohive Networks (NYSE: HIVE) recently announced its new outdoor Gigabit Wi-Fi 802.11ac access point. Designed to meet the growing demand for outdoor high-speed connectivity, the new Aerohive 802.11ac AP1130 provides highly resilient network access even in extremely challenging physical environments. According to the company, lightweight and elegantly designed, the new unit supports easy installation in the most challenging outdoor locales. Highly visible LEDs monitor client and backhaul connections, supported by accurate audible and visual tuning mechanisms for positioning directional antennas over long-range, point-to-point mesh connections.
The AP1130 also provides integrated tools for enabling long distance Point-to-Point and Point-to-Multipoint links. With an audible buzzer feature to assist with antenna alignment and latency controls to assure high-speed transmission across distance, as well as certified omni-directional and high-power directional antennas, the AP1130 is ready for any type of deployment. The AP1130 is also equipped with both Power over Ethernet (PoE) and DC input options, and can be deployed using almost any power source, including batteries or solar/wind power.
The AP1130 joins Aerohive’s AP family that is currently in deployment globally for Wi-Fi connected access for the most extreme conditions and climates. For example, Sumitomo Metal Mining Pogo in Alaska operates with the help of Aerohive’s AP170 in temperatures from minus 50 below to above 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Separately, Aerohive notes that its Wi-Fi access points enabled the International Non-governmental Organizations (INGO) teams working in Haiti after the country’s 2010 catastrophic 7.0 earthquake to coordinate medical programs, mass-burial efforts and UN and US military duties.
The new AP1130 is available now starting at a $1399 US list price. “Today, outdoor access is required by almost every line of business such as warehousing, manufacturing and logistical organizations,” concludes Adam Conway, vice president of product management, Aerohive. “This is especially true in challenging physical environments, where Wi-Fi has become the primary access method for many specialized devices and systems used for location monitoring, security and control. The new AP1130 is designed to address this area of connectivity where 802.11ac is a staple to support the mobile-first business and commerce of today.”