April 29, 2008
TerraWave Solutions Intros 802.11n MIMO 'Six-Pack' Antenna Solution
By Vinti Vaid, TMCnet Contributor
TerraWave (News - Alert) Solutions, a WiFi solutions provider and a division of TESSCO Technologies Incorporated, announced the release of its 802.11n Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) “Six-Pack” omnidirectional antenna solution — a product the company claims is the first of its kind in the wireless local area network (WLAN) industry.
Designed to operate with Cisco’s (News - Alert) 1252 Access Point (AP), this next-generation WLAN product consists of a unique six-in-one solution: three integrated 2.4 GHz omni antennas and three integrated 5 GHz omni antennas in one enclosure.
The 802.11n dual band 2.4/5 GHz ceiling mount MIMO omnidirectional antenna is an addition to TerraWave’s existing line of multiple-input and multiple-output (MIMO) antennas and other wireless LAN devices that support applications in the IEEE 802.11n wireless communications systems. It complements Cisco’s 802.11n access point technology launched last year.
In the words of Chris Marco, TerraWave Solutions WLAN Business Leader: “TerraWave is committed to developing and delivering industry-leading products to support WLAN implementations. “The new line of antennas for 802.11n MIMO applications has been designed to help WLAN engineers deliver the most comprehensive, cost-effective and complete solutions when deploying this exciting, new technology.”
The new product reinforces TerraWave’s goal to provide its partners with customized WiFi (News - Alert) solutions that address every aspect of WLAN deployment in the enterprise.
Endeavoring to demonstrate how its innovations and latest technologies markedly improve data throughput and deliver dramatic gains in reliability, TerraWave is showcasing its antenna portfolio along with the company’s entire WLAN infrastructure and accessory products at the global business technology event Interop (News - Alert) Las Vegas (Booth # 2355) between April 29 and May 1.
TerraWave Solutions is a division of TESSCO Technologies Incorporated that offers customized WiFi accessories and infrastructure solutions to its partners. The company focuses solely on WLAN and enterprise mobility products. It manufactures, integrates and supplies 802.11 WiFi antennas, amplifiers, splitters, enclosures, attenuators, surge suppressions, site survey tools and other solutions based on the unique requirements of every client. TerraWave also provides technical support, consulting, integration, staging, set-up and configuration support along with innovative manufacturer authorized training and certification programs.
TerraWave’s parent company, TESSCO Technologies Incorporated, is a provider of products and solutions used to design, build, run, maintain and use wireless voice, data, messaging, location tracking and Internet systems. TESSCO also offers supply chain management solutions for reducing costs and provides valued-added services and technical support to a wide range of customers (carriers and their program managers and contractors, large industrial and commercial companies, government institutions, maintenance and repair organizations, and resellers). The company offers more than 30,000 different products from upwards of 350 manufacturers.
Vinti Vaid is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Vinti’s articles, please visit her columnist page.
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