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Enterprise Mobility business of Motorola, has announced the release of its AP-7131.

The new technology is the industry’s first tri-radio 802.11n access point (AP).

It features Motorola’s new adaptive AP architecture.

The unique tri-radio design integrates three 802.11n radios that simultaneously support high-speed client access, mesh backhaul and dedicated dual-band intrusion protection for enabling the all-wireless enterprise.

Using an expansion slot, the third radio can be field upgraded to enable next-generation 3G/4G technologies like WiMAX for primary or redundant WAN connectivity.

Motorola’s new AP-7131 access point has been engineered for flexibility and ease-of-use for wireless enterprise deployments.

It can be used as a stand-alone AP within small to medium businesses.

In adaptive mode, the AP-7131 combines the benefits of central management and site-survivability to help reduce the complexity of deployments in remote offices.

In a campus WLAN switch environment using the thin AP mode, the AP-7131 can be centrally managed for large scale deployments.

This unique multi-mode operation is supported by the same firmware version to greatly simplify the task of building a large scale multi-site wireless enterprise.

Paul Blinkhorn, managing director of Australia and New Zealand for Motorola’s Enterprise Mobility business says the mesh-enabled AP-7131 provides the security and performance that enterprises require at a fraction of the cost of wired networks.

“It realises the long promised vision of the wireless enterprise,” Blinkhorn says.

“Leveraging the industry’s first tri-radio 802.11n AP, users will be able to unleash the full-potential of 802.11n for superior performance of data, video and voice applications along with mesh backhaul and security on the network.”

The AP-7131 provides 24/7 intrusion protection, which can significantly lower the cost of building a secure wireless enterprise.

Traditional solutions time-slice the radio for both access and intrusion protection, limiting 802.11n performance and security capabilities.

Motorola’s new AP-7131 with the third radio eliminates the need for time-slicing or the need for a dedicated sensor AP for security thus reducing the cost of secure and manageable deployments.

Featuring a fully Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS2)-compliant chipset, a fast MIPS network processor with hardware-accelerated encryption and dual Gigabit Ethernet interfaces, the AP-7131 delivers full 600Mbps connection speeds, while simultaneously providing enterprise-class security.

Motorola’s AP-7131 also includes an innovative industrial design that allows the same AP to work in both carpeted areas and industrial environments by attaching an aesthetically appealing “snap-on facade” with integrated antenna elements.

The AP-7131, designed by renowned Italian designers Giugiaro Design, delivers an elegantly fashioned MIMO AP suitable for installation in hospitality and carpeted office environments.

In a new enterprise wireless LAN (WLAN) survey commissioned by Motorola1, the research results of more than 550 enterprise WLAN decision-makers found that nearly four out of 10 respondents are planning to deploy 802.11n technology in the next 12 months.

More importantly, the number of enterprises planning to use WLANs as their primary network will more than double in the next 12 months, growing from 8 to 17 per cent.

Gartner predicts that “by year-end 2011, 70 per cent of all new worldwide voice and data client-to-LAN connections will be wireless.

”2 Enterprise WLAN is part of Motorola’s portfolio of innovative wireless broadband solutions and services that complement and complete Internet Protocol (IP) networks,” says Paul Blinkhorn.

“It will deliver IP coverage to virtually all spaces both indoors and outdoors, the portfolio includes fixed broadband, mesh, broadband over powerline, WiMAX and Enterprise WLAN solutions for private and public networks.”

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