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Extreme Networks Launches New Access Points

By Casey Houser November 23, 2015

Extreme Networks, a developer of networking software and hardware, recently announced the expansion of its portfolio that now includes high-density 802.11ac Wave 2 access points.

With the new hardware, the company is using what it calls “flow-based technology” to provide customers with higher speed, capacity, and security in their networks. The development of Wave 2, said Eric Broockman, the chief technology officer at Extreme Networks, could positively affect enterprises in the private sector and educational programs with improved delivery of voice, video, and other salient forms of data.

He begins by noting the strain that organizations place on their wireless networks:

“Organizations of all kinds, from education to healthcare to hospitality and general enterprise, are putting increasing demands on their wireless access networks.”

“We foresee delivering superior voice over WLAN, best-in-class video learning in classrooms, highly scalable application identification, Hotspot 2.0 data offloading and higher spatial capacity for high density environments,” Broockman continued.

The new access points pay attention to the flow of information across a network -- in particular, they pay attention to the demands of individual applications. They then optimize the manner in which specific applications receive bandwidth. For system admins, this type of analysis can also provide a detailed look into which programs affect networks the most.

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Extreme Networks has released both a new indoor and outdoor type of access point, the AP3935i/e and AP3965i/e. Both are able to use gigabit Ethernet to provide users with the highest performance possible. Regarding voice and data delivery, both access points are also able to support voice-over-wireless LAN and handle the transfer of data between cellular and Wi-Fi networks in locations such as colleges and hospitals.

It is clear that the new access points have a wide variety of uses and can affect a number of varying populations. Everyone from healthcare employees to stadium attendees could realize the benefits of a speedy network as handled by the latest Extreme Network access points.




Edited by Kyle Piscioniere

Contributing Writer

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