Charlene O'Hanlon

October 11, 2010

2 Min Read
Motorola WiNGs 802.11n

Motorola’s a company more associated with cellphones than wireless networking solutions. That said, the enterprise networking arm of the company has come out with architecture for its lines of wireless APs and controllers that are smart enough to route traffic along the most optimal path to prevent bottlenecking, bringing to companies the full benefits of 802.11n. Here are the details.

The WiNG 5 WLAN suite from Motorola Solutions distributes intelligence and network services to the edge of the network rather than the traditional spoke and hub method of wireless networking, which can slow down access and cause serious performance problems, especially with video and voice over WLAN.

What’s more, the architecture 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. It can make an IT administrator’s job all that much easier because controllers aren’t needed to run the APs, resulting in less hardware.

“With Motorola’s WiNG 5 WLAN, a VAR can go into any customer with a networking solution that takes full advantage of 11n without the issue of bottlenecks and is scalable for the future,” said Tim Mason, director of Global Products Marketing at Motorola Solutions. “We’re bringing intelligence to the edge of the network while maintaining all the advanced services enterprises require.”

To show the company means business, at the unveiling Motorola Solutions established a Guinness World Record for the Most Powerful Wireless Access Point, which supported the highest number of 802.11n wireless connections streaming unicast video content to 84 laptop computers from one Motorola AP 7131N access point. Solution providers may want to take a first – or second – look at Motorola’s technology.

Cloud services, voice over Wi-Fi and streaming media are taking hold in the enterprise, and companies need wireless networks that can handle the traffic. Features such as intelligent routing and self-healing make Motorola Solutions’ offerings a nifty technology, indeed.

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