Aruba Networks Launches New Wireless Mesh
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A new generation of wireless mesh products from Aruba Networks (NASDAQ:ARUN) is now hitting the market.
Outdoor mesh enables wi-fi connectivity across a broad area. The new mesh products from Aruba aim to go beyond the limitations of the first generation of mesh, which wasn't designed for the modern needs of high-bandwidth voice and video applications.
At the core of the Aruba AirMesh portfolio is the MSR4000, which is a four radio 802.11n device. Each radio has up to 300 mbps of capacity, giving the access point up to 1.2 Gbps of total wireless performance. The MSR4000 is also a triple band radio with the ability to operate in the 2.4, 5 or 4.9 GHz spectrum.
On the software side, MeshOS enables each of the AirMesh routers with the ability to do fast handoffs across nodes, such that the mesh can be used to support wireless access in a moving vehicle.
"Each node is aware of all the other nodes on the network and all of the client devices that are connected," Greg Murphy, vice president and general manager of outdoor, mesh and industrial at Aruba told InternetNews.com.