Trapeze Networks Announces World's First Centrally-Managed Enterprise-Class 802.11n Outdoor AP

NonStop Wireless 802.11n access point delivers fast, secure, reliable coverage anywhere

October 12, 2009

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PLEASANTON, Calif., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Trapeze Networks, a Belden Brand (NYSE:BDC) , today introduces the world's first centrally-managed, enterprise-class outdoor 802.11n access point. The MP-632 is the newest member of Trapeze Networks' growing family of NonStop Wireless access points and can be easily configured to create reliable and secure large areas of high speed client access, bridges spanning many miles, or mesh networks enveloping the largest sites. And all of these configurations are easily, centrally managed. As the first enterprise-class 802.11n access point, it delivers up to ten times the performance of an 802.11 a/g access point and does so in the harshest climates or industrial settings. The MP-632 is immediately available at an MSRP of $3,995.00.

Kean University Steps into 21st Century Wireless Networking

"Since our founding in 1955, Kean University's objective is to provide a world-class education," said Joe Marinello of Kean University. "Working with our technology partner, Johnston Communications, Kean University has made a strategic investment to acquire and deploy a large number of Trapeze Networks' new outdoor 802.11n access points. We're doing this to build a 21st century learning environment for our students, faculty and administration. Learning can, and should, take place anytime, anywhere, and this implementation wireless networking moves us closer to achieving our goal."

NonStop Wireless Networking Wherever You Want to Go

"Whether it's a lumber mill in Brazil or a football stadium out in West Texas, a steel mill in China or the Florida Everglades, the MP-632 can handle the climate and conditions, said Ahmet Tuncay, chief technology officer at Trapeze Networks. "The MP-632 has been built on the foundation of Trapeze Networks' NonStop Wireless Networking technology.""Neither Rain, Nor Sleet, Nor Gloom of Night. . ."

The MP-632 has been built to NEMA4X standard of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association. This means that the MP-632 operates in temperatures ranging from

-40F to +131F. Rain, sleet, snow, hail, dust. . . none of these interrupt service. The MP-632 has an IP67 rating which means it is totally protected from dust and protected against immersion in water up to one meter.

What's Under the Hood?

The MP-632 is a dual radio, dual band (2.4GHz and 5GHz) 3x3 MIMO access point. It's connected to the network with Gigabit Ethernet. Without antennas, it is 11.18" x 11.18" x 5.53" and weighs less than ten pounds. Four different antenna kits support the different configurations for the MP-632.MP-632 Brings Trapeze Networks NonStop Wireless Networking to the Great Outdoors

The Trapeze Networks' MP-632 is managed by Trapeze Networks' Mobility System Software, connecting it to a centrally-managed indoor / outdoor wireless network. NonStop Wireless is an innovation that is delivered in Trapeze Mobility System Software (MSS). MSS is the distributed wireless operating system that runs on Trapeze's wireless LAN equipment and delivers the benefits of Trapeze's Smart Mobile architecture. MSS runs on all Trapeze equipment, from access points to controllers and is backwards compatible across the company's entire product line. NonStop Wireless technology allows for nonstop operation, in-service upgrades, and hitless failover while dramatically simplifying redundancy configuration. Trapeze's NonStop Wireless reduces capital equipment and ongoing IT operational costs associated with building, maintaining, and growing high availability resilient wireless LANs.
About Trapeze Networks
Trapeze Networks, a Belden Brand, is a leader in enterprise wireless LAN equipment and management software. Trapeze Networks was the first company to introduce NonStop Wireless Networking that delivers unmatched reliability to the enterprise wireless LAN and its solutions are optimized for companies requiring mobility and high bandwidth such as healthcare, education and hospitality. Trapeze delivers Smart Mobile(TM), providing scalable wireless LANs for applications such as voice over Wi-Fi, location services, and indoor/outdoor connectivity.

Source: Trapeze Networks 

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