However that is all set to change as bandwidth hoggers are bought to book following the launch of Enterasys identiFi.
identiFi is a brand new WiFi solution that can deliver high density WiFi that can double normal high definition video performance and support 2,000 Access Points (APs) with up to 32,000 users per controller.
identiFi solves issues associated with BYOD and seamless user experience in high density environments where bandwidth is often limited and service delivery is at best patchy, or at worst, unusable. It also addresses critical industry requirements including scalability, security and application performance to deliver near wired-like performance.
Especially effective in high density environments such as sports stadia, concert & exhibition venues or hotel lobbies, identiFi has already proved its worth following last month’s installation at the NFL team, the New England Patriots’ stadium, in Boston.
At the Gillette Stadium, 38,000 New England Patriot fans can access useable, real-time video, game stats and access to social networks, all within a WiFi density of 4,000 clients (fans) per acre. The Patriots were seeking a solution to support this hyper-dense environment in which thousands of fan-owned devices in a very small footprint required reliable, high-performance access to real-time multimedia streaming.
Pricing and Availability
Enterasys IdentiFi is currently available. Pricing starts at $595 (approx £399) for the entry-level 3705i access point.
“There were three key drivers behind our decision to remain with Enterasys for the upgrade to our Wireless solution (see pages 4 & 5) but overall for a spend of less than £40K we are now able to offer the College an enterprise level wireless solution with improved coverage, additional functionality and significantly improved resilience and fault monitoring”
About Enterasys Networks and Siemens Enterprise Communications
Enterasys Networks is a premier global provider of wired and wireless network infrastructure and security solutions. Our solutions enable organisations to drive down IT costs while improving business productivity and efficiency through a unique combination of automation, visibility and control capabilities. Enterasys provides a broad range of enterprise networking and security solutions by technology and industry.
Siemens Enterprise Communications is a leading global provider of unified communications (UC) solutions and network infrastructure for enterprises of all sizes. Leveraging 160 years of experience, we deliver innovation and quality to the world’s most successful companies, backed by a world-class services portfolio, which includes international multi-vendor managed and outsourcing capabilities. Our OpenScape communications solutions provide a seamless and efficient collaboration experience – on any device – which amplifies collective effort and dramatically improves business performance. Together, our global team of UC experts and service professionals set the standards for a rich communications experience that empowers teams to deliver better results. Siemens Enterprise Communications is a joint venture of The Gores Group and Siemens AG, and includes Enterasys Networks, a provider of network infrastructure and security solutions, creating a complementary and complete enterprise communications solutions portfolio.
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