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Extreme Networks To Release 'Industry's First' Flow-Based 802.11ac Wave 2 Wireless Solution

By - Source: Toms IT Pro

Extreme Networks announced the ExtremeWireless AP3935i/e Indoor and AP3965i/e Outdoor Access points, two new high-density 802.11ac Wave 2 access points designed to support the expanding network of mobile devices, smart devices and IoT (Internet of Things) products. The new dual-band access points feature Extreme's flow-based technology, which is designed to improve speed, capacity and security. Additionally, the flow-based technology will allow the access points to conduct location-based application analytics.Extreme's AP3965 outdoor access point (left) and AP3935 indoor access point (right)Extreme's AP3965 outdoor access point (left) and AP3935 indoor access point (right)According to Extreme Network, its current flow-based technology was developed with over a decade of experience from flow-based switching. This technology is what allows the AP3935 and AP3965 to monitor mobile application usage plus network and application response times, without foregoing AP performance or to said applications. Extreme Network's ExtremeWireless and ExtremeAnalytics provide the access points with high-level security and network resource control.

The AP3935i/e and AP3965i/e both feature MU-MIMO technology, allowing both access points to service multiple connected devices simultaneously. Extreme estimated that MU-MIMO and their flow-based architecture improves the new access points' processing by up to 20 percent and client over the air performance by up to 50 percent over Wave 1 APs. Also featured are Voice over WLAN, allowing mobile devices to use voice services, and Hotspot 2.0, which provides roaming and data off-loading of mobile and Wi-Fi networks in highly populated environments.

Extreme Network's AP3935 and AP3965 APs support dual radios, 4x4 MU-MIMO networks with up to three simultaneous users, four spatial streams, a 90,000 pps forwarding rate, speeds of up to 800 Mbps on 2.4 GHz and 1.732 Gbps on 5 GHz, and up to 8 SSIDs per radio (16 total).

Correction: Edited detail describing MU-MIMO vs SU-MIMO performance.

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