Alvarion Technologies, a global provider of wireless solutions including Wi-Fi, Point to Point and Point to Multi Point, announced today (18 March 2015) the release of its WBSIac Indoor access point (AP) and Arena Controller.
The Indoor AP is controlled, managed and analyzed by a Wi-Fi cloud controller. The company said both elements add the final touches to Alvarion Technologies’ complete end-to-end Wi-Fi package, designed to deliver limitless high-speed and secure connectivity for both service providers, as well as enterprise networks.
Alvarion Technologies’ carrier-grade Wi-Fi solution WBSIac is a high-performance IEEE 802.11ac and backward compatible 802.11a/b/g/n indoor access point controlled by the Arena Cloud Controller. WBSIac meets customers’ needs, while the Arena cloud controller delivers the necessary strength for constructing large scale carrier Wi-Fi networks.
WBSIac provides high throughput and trustworthy coverage required by challenging business applications such as voice and video. Incorporating a sleek and minimalistic design, the WBSIac blends seamlessly into any office environment or public space. Designed for deployments in buildings, workplaces, universities, schools, hospitals, hotels, and large stores, the WBSIac is part of a full end to end Wi-Fi package, including extended outdoor AP and controller.
“Alvarion Technologies provides a complete end to end Wi-Fi package with a leading radio management software including both Indoor/Outdoor AP and a cloud controller,” said Zeev Gross, VP R&D of Alvarion Technologies. “Alvarion Technologies’ experienced engineers have developed interference mitigation techniques that are based on our proprietary technology and legacy products.
“Our Arena controller provides the network focal point for Wi-Fi AP management and access control mediation in order to simplify network management and provisioning. Adding an indoor AP to our portfolio, and introducing the Arena as a backbone of the network management and access control is a major step for Alvarion Technologies. We are proud to offer the most complete Wi-Fi package on the market and to continue to develop superior products and technology.”
The WBSIac is controlled, managed and analyzed by Alvarion Technologies’ very own cloud controller, the Arena. The Arena is a powerful and cost effective Wi-Fi mediation device between the operator’s control core and Wi-Fi infrastructure. Arena operates a scalable network architecture through a centralised control plane and distributed data plan.
Acting as a focal point for controlling the Wi-Fi cloud, the controller complements existing Alvarion Technologies carrier-grade Wi-Fi solutions. By offering support for wholesale business models, with multiple hosted carriers and full security and service isolation, the Arena supports both indoor and outdoor APs.
Today’s Wi-Fi networks are connected to cellular networks, ISP operators and different private networks. This evolution affects decisions at the business level and necessitates a complete Wi-Fi package to sufficiently address the many different scenarios and requirements that each business possesses.
Alvarion said its flexible Wi-Fi package, now enhanced with the addition of WBSIac and Arena Controller, is designed to combine ‘superior grade performance and unlimited scalability at significantly lower costs for enterprises, governments and mobile operators in both rural and metro areas’.