September 15, 2008
U4EA Announces Wireless LAN Solution for SMBs
By Anil Sharma, TMCnet Contributing Editor
U4EA (News - Alert) Technologies, a provider of integrated access technology for converged communications, has introduced a wireless LAN solution for the small- to medium-sized business market - the Fusion 300 Wireless LAN Controller and Fusion 50 Access Points (AP). These offerings are a centrally managed Wi-Fi solution and are designed specifically for the SMB segment.
The Fusion 300 is optimized for environments with limited in-house IT or wireless expertise, enabling SMBs to have a secure wireless network with enterprise-class functionality that is up-and-running in less than 15 minutes.
“Currently, SMBs have two choices when it comes to implementing Wi-Fi: they can go with consumer APs, which are sorely lacking in terms of business features such as RADIUS authentication, guest access, and intrusion detection, or they can go with feature-full, but very expensive and difficult to configure enterprise-class APs,” said Ken Epps (News - Alert), CEO of U4EA.
“The Fusion 300 offers the enterprise security and management features that SMBs need without the pain and complexity of enterprise configuration, and all at an extremely competitive price.”
U4EA’s all-in-one customer premises devices, supported by the company’s revolutionary QoS (GoS) mechanisms, ensure the secure, reliable and cost-effective delivery of converged VoIP, data and video services. In addition, U4EA Wireless provides software for mobility applications and offers next generation network signaling gateways, which enable carriers to interconnect legacy networks and equipment with Next Generation Networks (News - Alert).
“As individuals increasingly adopt Wi-Fi capable handsets and client devices, IT departments must adapt to provide seamless mobility,” said Jon Arnold (News - Alert), principal of J Arnold & Associates.
“Up until now, that’s been a difficult task for SMBs, as Wi-Fi gear has been designed primarily for the home or enterprise user. U4EA’s product addresses this sweet spot in the marketplace, giving IT managers a comprehensive plug-and-play Wi-Fi solution without the expensive overhead. It’s good to see a Wi-Fi solution that is built from the ground-up targeted specifically for the SMB segment.”
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Anil Sharma is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anil's articles, please visit his columnist page.
Edited by Stefania Viscusi