Motorola showcases WiNG 5 wireless LAN solutions at Gitex 2010
Tue, October 19, 2010
The Motorola Solutions business of Motorola, Inc. has announced WiNG 5 WLAN, the next generation architecture for its portfolio of 802.11n wireless LAN (WLAN) access points and controllers.
WiNG 5 WLAN distributes intelligence and network services to the edge of the network, helping IT departments provide a better quality of experience for mobile voice, video and data services, gain the flexibility required to meet evolving infrastructure needs and deliver a lower total cost of ownership across the lifetime of their mobility investment.
• Motorola's WiNG 5 WLAN offers a simpler, more cost-effective way to support business-critical voice, video and data applications by enabling access points (AP) to locally enforce security policies, provide quality of service (QoS) and mobility, and intelligently forward traffic directly along optimal paths to avoid controller bottlenecks.
• The new WiNG 5 WLAN architecture delivers an improved quality of experience by giving users better application performance on a more trusted network. It boosts the capacity and resilience of 802.11n networks through intelligent traffic forwarding, SMART RF for application-aware self-healing and more resilient network services.
• Customers will benefit from an agile solution, with a flexible architecture that allows a mix of virtual, local site or remote NOC wireless controller deployments in a single distributed network that can scale to thousands of access points with central policy management. WiNG 5 offers a wide choice of 802.11n APs and controllers and a simple, zero-configuration installation that does not require VLAN re-architecting of the wired network.
• Motorola WiNG 5 WLAN solutions help make deploying the latest mobile applications affordable to more organizations by requiring less wireless controllers, featuring APs that cover more area and have built-in sensors for a Wireless Intrusion Protection System (WIPS) or network assurance, and by reducing operating costs through the integrated AirDefense Solutions for network management, security and network assurance.
• The WiNG 5 WLAN solution is now available globally on the RFS 4000 integrated wireless services controller and the AP 650 access point, with phased introduction on the RFS 6000 and RFS 7000 wireless controllers and the AP 6511, AP 7131 and AP 7181 access points expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2011.
Nader Baghdadi, Regional Sales Manager, Motorola Wireless Network Solutions, said, "We are launching the WiNG 5 technology as part of our ongoing commitment to government, enterprise and service provider customers to develop a world-class portfolio of broadband wireless solutions. Our customers in the Middle East and North Africa region will benefit from a simpler, more cost-effective and secure solution which supports business-critical voice, video, and data applications."
Leo Psara, Chairman, Minerva, added, "WiNG 5 is a very exciting development for Motorola and Minerva. The WiNG 5 launch is an ideal solution for our partners and us, as it is flexible, performance-maximising and highly secure. Additionally, it gives our wireless LAN end users an upgrade path, which will help them insure their networks, sustainability, security and the continued protection of their investment."
James Saldanha, Divisional Manager, Westcon ME, said, "The distributed architecture of WiNG 5.0 offers a simpler and cost effective way of supporting business-critical Voice, Video and Data applications by enabling access points (AP) to locally enforce full quality of service (QoS), secured services, policies and mobility services, which gives the business application to better direct routing of information and network resilience."
Craig Mathias, principal with the wireless and mobile advisory firm Farpoint Group, stated, "The accelerating penetration of 802.11n networks and devices fueled by the demand for access to business-critical voice and video applications demand WLAN architectures that are robust, responsive and flexible. Motorola's new WiNG 5 architecture provides an unprecedented degree of flexibility, especially in the critical control plane functions that ultimately determine the performance, reliability and security of enterprise-class wireless LANs today."
Bob Sanders, senior vice president, Motorola Solutions, concluded, "Ensuring a consistent, high QoS for enterprise-class voice and video applications requires a resilient WLAN infrastructure that can quickly adapt to changes in RF conditions, data traffic patterns or security policies. By pushing intelligence to the edge of the network, Motorola Solutions offers customers a less complicated, more cost-effective way to maximize the performance of their 802.11n networks, to leverage a more flexible architecture that meets their changing infrastructure needs, and to deliver a quality of experience that meets the expectations of today's professional user."
Motorola Solutions delivers seamless connectivity that puts real-time information in the hands of users, which gives customers the agility they need to grow their business or better serve and protect the public. Working seamlessly together with its world-class devices, our wireless network solutions include indoor wireless LAN, outdoor wireless mesh, point-to-multipoint, point-to-point networks and voice-over-WLAN solutions. Combined with powerful software tools for wireless network design, best-of-breed security, management and troubleshooting, Motorola Solution delivers trusted networking and access anywhere to organizations across the globe.
Minerva and Motorola will be exhibiting at Gitex 2010 - Zabeel Hall, stand number Z-H35.