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Firetide launches two Wireless LAN controllers to manage and secure wireless networks from a centralized application

Published on 26 July, 2011
 Firetide adds the FWC 1000 and FWC 2000 WLAN controllers to its wireless portfolio
 The FWC 1000 and FWC 2000 WLAN controllers enable customers to secure their wireless networks

Firetide Inc., a leading provider of wireless infrastructure mesh and broadband access solutions, announced the introduction of two new Wireless LAN (WLAN) controllers. The FWC 1000 and FWC 2000 expand the company's wireless portfolio to fit the needs of businesses of all sizes. Firetide's WLAN controllers enable customers to easily manage and secure their wireless networks from a centralized application. Additionally, this new family of controllers provides end users the flexibility to choose the size of their wireless network as well as allowing administrations the ability to quickly and easily expand their networks as their needs grow.

"This new family of wireless controllers rounds out our current offerings and expands our portfolio to meet the needs of our customers regardless of the size of their business today or at any time in the future," said Bo Larsson, CEO of Firetide. "These high-performance solutions tie back to the commitment of Firetide in bringing the best available technology to market in a flexible and easy-to-deploy package."

New Controller Family for Growing Businesses

  • Firetide FWC 1000 controller is suited for small deployments such as retail strips, hospitality hotspots or school buildings. The FWC 1000 provides a cost-effective solution for organizations that need enterprise-grade features like radio frequency management and security. The FWC 1000 comes with 50 built-in access point (AP) support.
  • Firetide FWC 2000 is designed for larger deployments such as mid-sized enterprises and school campuses. The FWC 2000 is rack mountable and is able to support the management and mobility for up to 50 APs. It is expandable up to 150 APs with stacking. For critical networks, customers can enable 1:N redundancy on the controller where one controller can serve as a backup. This eliminates any single point of failure in the network, and ultimately increases wireless availability and reliability.

Superior Multimedia Performance

Firetide is ranked as the #1 provider of wireless mesh for video surveillance in the Americas, and is now leveraging that expertise to bring the same level of performance and reliability to WLAN. Utilizing patented technology, Firetide offers unique Quality of Service (QoS) optimized traffic shaping to reduce jitter and provide rock-solid multicasting over wireless.

Fully Loaded - Feature Rich

Firetide's controller comes with integrated security features, such as automatic rogue AP detection, client backlisting and guest authentication. Beyond that, Firetide's WLAN is self-healing as well as self-building and includes intelligent features such as automatic load balancing, auto channel location, auto radio frequency management and auto power management.

Firetide will debut and demonstrate the complete Wireless LAN solution family at ISTE (The International Society of Technology in Education) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania June 27th-29th. Stop by booth #553 to see a live demonstration of the technology.

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