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November 05, 2007

ArrowSpan Offers Wi-Fi Access in Areas with Excessive Foliage

By Anjishnu Biswas, TMCnet Contributing Editor

ArrowSpan (News - Alert) Inc. has announced the MeshAP 3100 900 MHz, the most recent entrant to its mesh Wi-Fi range. The MeshAP 3100 900 MHz edition is primarily aimed at offering switching wireless Wi-Fi access for outdoor communities, including camp sites, RV parks, city parks and campuses, where excessive foliage may disrupt wireless coverage.

Utilizing a dedicated 802.11b/g radio for client connection and dual 900 MHz radios for backhaul connection, ArrowSpan's MeshAP MA3100-A9 is a triple RF switching wireless offering that also banks on the 900 MHz band-- making it a perfect wireless solution for outdoor communities encountering heavy foliage.
Max Lu, president and CEO of ArrowSpan said, "With this breakthrough switching wireless design, ArrowSpan can penetrate surrounding foliage and extend the hop count for wireless mesh networks deployed in parks, campgrounds and campuses. Our MeshAP 3100 900 MHz edition gives service providers the ability to rapidly deploy dependable wireless networks in large geographical areas."
To guarantee superior network operation, the MeshAP 3100 900 MHz version is supportive of high-bandwidth, low-latency broadband use and utilizes layer 2 switching wireless mesh routing.
ArrowSpan's versatile radio, full-duplex design for both backhaul and user traffic removes contiguous signal obstruction and thwarts network performance deterioration.
Since the MeshAP 3100 900 MHz version is essentially tailor-made for outdoor installations, it is protected by a weatherproof enclosure that can resist wind, rain, and excessive temperatures of -40 degrees Fahrenheit to 131 degrees Fahrenheit.
The MeshAP 3100 900 MHz version also provides convenient backup to WEP and WPA to ensure a safeguard for the backhaul connection and to shield the entire mesh network from hackers.
Anjishnu Biswas is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To see more of his articles please visit his columnist page.


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