SAN JOSE, Calif., April 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Enterprise Mobility business of Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today announced that its RFS7000 Wireless LAN (WLAN) switch was named Best of Show at the FOSE 2008 conference. The solution was also named the best new product in the "Networking Equipment" category.
SAN JOSE, Calif., April 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — The Enterprise Mobility business of Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today announced that its RFS7000 Wireless LAN (WLAN) switch was named Best of Show at the FOSE 2008 conference. The solution was also named the best new product in the "Networking Equipment" category.
The Government Computer News (GCN) Best of FOSE Awards were open to any FOSE 2008 exhibiting company that was showcasing a new product targeting the needs of the public sector. GCN's editors and technology analysts chose the winners based on four criteria: innovation; usability/applicability to government; relative performance based on specifications; and value.
Motorola RFS7000 is part of a family of high-performance multi-core processor-based WLAN switches, targeted at large enterprises and government entities. The RFS7000 supports an all-wireless vision, enabling organizations to build a WLAN that serves the needs of all its constituents from workers in headquarters, to manufacturing and distribution plants to remote branch offices.
With the industry's leading installed base of more than 125,000 WLAN switches, Motorola has the market's most thoroughly tested WLAN offering. The RFS7000 and mesh-enabled adaptive 802.11a/b/g/n access points (APs) give Motorola the industry's most complete indoor and outdoor WLAN portfolio to enable end-to-end wireless access for the largest of government and civilian entities.
Motorola's RFS7000 supports up to 256 802.11a/b/g/n APs and in a cluster configuration is capable of providing Wi-Fi coverage for up to 96,000 users. The RFS7000 also provides significant cost savings compared to wired Ethernet networks by completely eliminating the need to run separate voice and data cables to each user within the organization.
The switch offers a high level of network resilience with mesh, adaptive technology and clustering capabilities that enable business-critical wireless connectivity. RFS7000-based wireless networks can offer end-to-end resilience at a much lower cost than wired equivalents.
The RFS7000 comes with Motorola's comprehensive RF Management Suite that provides tools to reduce the cost and complexity associated with centrally planning, deploying, monitoring and troubleshooting and securing large and geographically distributed wireless networks.
By incorporating support for multiple RF technologies like Wi-Fi, RFID, mesh and WiMAX, the RFS7000 enables locationing for real-time tracking of Wi-Fi devices and active tags to help simplify asset tracking. With this functionality, government agencies can locate employees for safety or track high-value and mission-critical assets to increase their utilization.
The RFS7000 meets all the security requirements of cryptographic modules, as required by FIPS 140-2 and CC EAL4. The RFS7000 also provides integrated comprehensive security features, including integrated MAC-based authentication, intrusion detection, AAA/Radius server (WPA2-CCMP termination on the box) and secure guest access. The stateful packet inspection firewall offers protection against denial of service attacks while optimizing network traffic.
"Government-based wireless deployments require high performance, state-of-the-art security and an architecture that allows them to scale their network," said Sujai Hajela, vice president and general manager of Enterprise WLAN, Motorola Enterprise Mobility business. "The RFS7000, along with adaptive APs, mesh and outdoors wireless offerings, provides government agencies a complete portfolio to truly realize the vision of a secure and reliable wireless workplace both inside and outside the four walls."
Enterprise WLAN is part of Motorola's portfolio of innovative wireless broadband solutions and services that complement and complete Internet Protocol (IP) networks. Delivering IP coverage to virtually all spaces both indoors and outdoors, the portfolio includes fixed broadband, mesh, broadband over powerline, WiMAX and Enterprise WLAN solutions for private and public networks.
To learn more about Motorola's RFS7000 WLAN Switch, please visit http://www.motorola.com/RFS7000.
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