New Products September 2005

Channel Partners

September 1, 2005

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New Products


AirMagnet Inc., which develops WLAN security technologies, has upgraded its AirMagnet Enterprise platform. The latest version, Enterprise 6.0 fully integrates with the Cisco Systems Inc. Wireless LAN Solution Engine (WLSE), enabling Ciscos access points to be used as scanners.

Enterprise 6.0 also includes a dozen new security and performance alarms. They identify 802.11e, voice-over-Wi-Fi and new security issues including instant wired equivalent privacy (WEP) cracking, real-time forensic threat analysis and day-zero attacks.

Other new features include zero-configuration SmartEdge Sensors, integrated reporter and compliance reports. The new sensors feature means users no longer have to manually configure sensors. The integrated reports let users view, export and print data on system security and performance. The compliance reports indicate an organizations compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley, Gramm- Leach Bliley, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and DoD Directive 8100.2.

AirMagnet Enterprise systems start at $8,995; this price includes the enterprise server and console software, integrated reporter, and four SmartEdge Sensors.

1325 Chesapeake Terrace
Sunnyvale, CA 94089
+1 408 400 0200


PowerDsine Ltd., which makes Power over Ethernet (PoE) equipment, has unveiled its 3012 PoE Midspan. The device is designed for the SMB market.

The 3012 PoE Midspans connect between Ethernet switches and WLAN access points, VoIP phones and network security cameras, so users can deploy lower-density installations of these terminals. The new midspan complies with the IEEE 802.3af PoE standard and also supports pre-standard terminals, as well as legacy Ethernet switches.

PowerDsine says its new midspan, like the companys other devices, does not require replacement of the existing Ethernet switch when adding PoE functionality to the network. The 3012 Midspan also can operate with an uninterruptible power supply, distributing power to equipment in case of an outage.

The PowerDsine 3012 PoE Midspan is priced at $519 per unit.

290 Broadhollow Road, Suite 305E
Melville, NY 11747
+1 631 756 4680


Converged Access Inc. has announced a new family of converged compression appliances (CCAs). The company makes WAN and application performance-management solutions, and says the new CCAs provide selective compression. This means pre-compressed applications such as VoIP achieve optimal performance and efficiency.

Converged Access says the CCA reduces monthly bandwidth costs by 50 percent or more, while improving compression efficiency by up to 60 percent. The CCA also provides auto-discovery, monitoring and reporting for more than 1,400 applications, enabling out-of-the-box deployment.

The new CCA family comes in four models supporting sites with WAN speeds ranging from 512kbps-100mbps. The series starts at $1,500.

31 Dunham Road
Billerica, MA 01821-5729
+1 978 436 9111


Equipment-maker Zultys Technologies has released the WIP 2 wireless IP phone, available for sale through the companys VARs.

The WIP 2 acts like a desktop IP phone, but is mobile throughout an enterprise.

The WIP 2 wireless IP phone contains the same features and functionality as the Zultys ZIP 2×2 desktop IP phone, released earlier this year. The WIP 2 is built on open standards and runs on a real-time Linux operating system. The phone is compatible with any IP telephony system using SIP.

The WIP 2 provides two call appearances and supports voice encryption, paging, three-way conferencing, presence, instant messaging and more. The battery handles four hours of continuous talk time and 12 hours of standby time. The phones presence feature indicates whether the user is available, in a meeting, on the phone, or on the move. It also incorporates jitter buffer for speech quality and, in speaker-phone mode, features full duplex acoustic echo cancellation for sound quality.

Users can dial a destination by phone number, SIP address or IP address. A SIP address can be abbreviated, for example to sales. Hot-key dialing lets users review and edit the destination address prior to calling. The phone also has a paging feature that is supported on the MX family of IP PBXs. Using one button on the WIP 2, a user can page a group, emulating push-to-talk capabilities within the enterprise, at construction areas, in medical facilities and more.

771 Vaqueros Ave.
Sunnyvale, CA 94085
+1 408 328 0450


Covad Communications Group Inc. has taken the wraps off its Covad VoIP PBXi Voice Service, which uses existing on-premises phone equipment and requires no upfront capital expenses.

Covad is distributing the services through all of its channels, including resellers, agents, dealers and direct sales teams.

The provider says PBXi Voice Service is an ideal fit for business owners wanting to retain their existing phone systems and reduce operating expenses.

Covad VoIP PBXi Services are available in four bundles for businesses with five to 100 employees per location. The system integrates directly with PBX or key systems using a Primary Rate Interface or analog interface. Setup costs for the service begin at $300. Each option comes with local and long-distance minutes, a Cisco 2431 IAD and Covad Web hosting and e-mail services.

110 Rio Robles
San Jose, CA 95134
+1 888 GO COVAD

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