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Published on July 12th, 2011 | by Alexis Argent

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Aerohive Networks Introduces New 802.11n AP Hardware for Better Coverage, Performance and Throughput

Aerohive Networks, the pioneer in controller-less Wi-Fi and cloud-enabled networking, today announced two new 802.11n access points (APs); HiveAP 330 & theHiveAP 350.   The HiveAP 330/350 3×3:3 stream indoor and indoor industrial APs are designed to deliver higher throughput with the new 3 stream laptops now shipping and to compensate for consumer and other low power Wi-Fi devices. These APs include high powered radios and high RX sensitivity that provide high performance, better coverage, and lower error rates.                                   

News Facts

New Hardware includes:

  • HiveAP 330/350
    • Indoor/Indoor industrial APs utilize 3×3:3 450 Mbps 802.11n radios
    • 30% smaller, 50% faster than the previous generation HiveAP 320/340, at the same price
    • Latest generation Freescale Dual-core Processor
    • High-powered 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz radios
    • Up to 5dB better Tx power & Rx sensitivity at same data rates as HiveAP 320/340
    • HiveAP 350 is the first 3×3:3 industrial temperature range AP on the market
    • TPM Security chip
      • Secure Key Storage and Configuration Encryption
    • Dual Gigabit Ethernet and USB ports
      • USB port is for future 3G/4G modem support
    • Future support for the AP to act as a primary router or 3G backup router
    • Power options include PoE – 802.af and 802.at – and AC power

Comments

“Aerohive has delivered APs that are significantly smaller, faster, and feature the latest 3×3:3 MIMO technology,” said Craig Mathias, Principal, Farpoint Group. “The benefits will be seen in Wi-Fi networks with industry-leading price/performancethat easily support today’s rapid proliferation of low-power mobile subscriber devices.”

“Historically the wireless industry has delivered APs designed primarily for laptop connectivity for the enterprise,” said Adam Conway, VP of Product Management, Aerohive Networks. “With the acceptance of consumer smartphones and tablets into the enterprise APs must be able to compensate for the lower transmit power of these devices. Aerohive specifically built the HiveAP 330 and HiveAP 350 to be able to support these new clients along with laptops and other traditional enterprise Wi-Fi clients.”

More Information

Aerohive HiveAP 330

Aerohive HiveAP 350

About Aerohive Networks

Aerohive Networks reduces the cost and complexity of today’s networks with cloud-enabled, distributed Wi-Fi and routing solutions for enterprises and medium sized companies including branch offices and teleworkers. Aerohive’s award-winning cooperative control Wi-Fi architecture, public or private cloud-enabled network management, routing and VPN solutions eliminate costly controllers and single points of failure. This gives its customers mission critical reliability with granular security and policy enforcement and the ability to start small and expand without limitations. Aerohive was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif. The company’s investors include Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Northern Light Venture Capital and New Enterprise Associates, Inc. (NEA).

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