AeroGuard™ MIMO Wireless Technology for Business Reaches First Anniversary

SOHOware, a wireless LAN pioneer, has announced the first anniversary of AeroGuard™, a MIMO (multiple-in, multiple-out) wireless technology solution that combines the unprecedented range and capacity of MIMO architecture with Enterprise-class security and hierarchical management.

(PRWEB) August 17, 2005 -- SOHOware announced the first anniversary of AeroGuard™, a MIMO wireless technology solution that has been received with swelling endorsement by value-added resellers (VARs) and wireless Internet service providers (WISPs) who have rolled out hundreds of deployments taking advantage of MIMO wireless technology.

AeroGuard MIMO wireless technology resellers are showing tangible results. Nick Rainwater, Director of Technology for International Police Technologies, a SOHOware specialty VAR, has successfully opened new business opportunities in the mobile video surveillance market for Law Enforcement. Rainwater said of MIMO wireless technology performance, “Previously, we achieved a maximum of only 22Mbps throughput per AP with 108Mbps rated products, which was unacceptably slow for the file sizes we needed to archive. But with AeroGuard™ we've seen throughput increase to a consistent 44Mbps.”

“True MIMO-based radio frequency technology has minimized the need for site survey and Cat.5 cables accelerating wireless LAN adoption by the small-to-medium business market segment over the course of the last year,” said Dr. C.T. Wu, CEO of SOHOware. Dr. Wu added that the multi-path interference mitigation abilities of MIMO architecture allow AeroGuard™ to thrive in obstacle cluttered environments – as proven time after time.

Today, the AeroGuard™ MIMO wireless technology remains the only wireless LAN solution to offer both MIMO wireless LAN Switch and MIMO wireless Mesh functionality in one platform. Centralized management hierarchy includes three levels:

* MIMO Access Points
* MIMO Switch Access Points
* AeroGuard™ Network Management System appliances.

Now Enterprise customers, VARs, or WISPs can deploy and centrally manage multi-site installations. At the local level, the MIMO wireless Mesh option simplifies deployment and reduces installation costs by replacing Ethernet cables with 5GHz backhaul links that offer failover through auto-path redundancy.

For Kevin Shank, President of Sypherdata, another SOHOware VAR, the wireless Mesh capability of AeroGuard™ MIMO wireless technology was perfectly suited for his hotel projects—not only for eliminating wired network infrastructure but also for the built-in functions that simplify guest management.

“I knew the wireless Mesh feature of AeroGuard™ was going to be important to my business, and the Comfort Suites hotel job is one of many projects I've won because of what I can do with MIMO wireless technology,” said Shank.

AeroGuard™ MIMO wireless technology has embedded functions that are well suited for applications requiring support for guest access in hotspot and hospitality markets, including:

* Support for local or remote RADIUS authentication.
* Interoperability with third-party AAA systems such as Alepo.
* Optimized application flexibility for public access deployments.

To learn more about AeroGuard™ MIMO wireless technology, visit www.SOHOware.com or join one of the free online NetExperience webinars by contacting the SOHOware Partner Marketing team at 800-632-1118.

About SOHOware
SOHOware, a wireless LAN pioneer, provides secure wired and wireless networking solutions that conform to OACIS™ open architecture through a VAR-direct channel model to small and medium businesses. SOHOware solutions offer innovative, business-class features that combine the performance, ease of use, and affordability demanded by the growing small and medium businesses and distributed enterprise markets. SOHOware and AeroGuard™ are trademarks or registered trademarks of SOHOware, Inc.

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