Aerohive Networks Introduces New 802.11n AP Hardware for Better Coverage, Performance and Throughput

Enhances Product Line with High Power, High Receive Sensitivity Indoor, Indoor-Industrial, and Outdoor APs                                                         

Sunnyvale, Calif. — July 12, 2011 — Aerohive Networks, the pioneer in controller-less Wi-Fi and cloud-enabled networking, today announced three new 802.11n access points (APs); HiveAP 330, 350 and 170. The AP330/AP350 3x3:3 stream indoor and indoor industrial APs are designed to deliver higher throughput with the new 3 stream laptops now shipping and to compensate for consumer and other low power Wi-Fi devices. These APs include high powered radios and high RX sensitivity that provide high performance, better coverage, and lower error rates. The HiveAP 170 also uses high power, high receive sensitivity radios and has a very robust environmental range and aggressive price point, allowing enterprises to affordably deploy outdoors virtually anywhere on Earth.                                              

News Facts

New Hardware includes:

  • AP330/AP350
    • Indoor/Indoor industrial APs utilize 3x3:3 450 Mbps 802.11n radios
    • 30% smaller, 50% faster than the previous generation HiveAP 320/340, at the same price
    • Latest generation Freescale Dual-core Processor
    • High-powered 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz radios
    • Up to 5dB better Tx power & Rx sensitivity at same data rates as HiveAP 320/340
    • AP350 is the first 3x3:3 industrial temperature range AP on the market
    • TPM Security chip
      • Secure Key Storage and Configuration Encryption
    • Dual Gigabit Ethernet and USB ports
      • USB port is for future 3G/4G modem support
    • Future support for the AP to act as a primary router or 3G backup router
    • Power options include PoE - 802.af and 802.at – and AC power
  • HiveAP 170
    • Outdoor HiveAP utilizes dual high power 2x2:2 300 Mbps 802.11n radios
    • 4 external antennas
    • Gigabit Ethernet port
    • PoE 802.at support
    • Robust outdoor environmental operation
      • Deployable virtually anywhere on Earth -40 to +55C
      • Water Proof (IP 68)
    • TPM Security chip
      • Secure Key Storage and Configuration Encryption

Availability

  • The HiveAP 330 and 350 are available now
  • The HiveAP 170 will be available at the end of Q3

Comments

“Aerohive has delivered APs that are significantly smaller, faster, and feature the latest 3x3:3 MIMO technology,” said Craig Mathias, Principal, Farpoint Group. “The benefits will be seen in Wi-Fi networks with industry-leading price/performancethat easily support today's rapid proliferation of low-power mobile subscriber devices.”

"Historically the wireless industry has delivered APs designed primarily for laptop connectivity for the enterprise,” said Adam Conway, VP of Product Management, Aerohive Networks. “With the acceptance of consumer smartphones and tablets into the enterprise APs must be able to compensate for the lower transmit power of these devices. Aerohive specifically built the HiveAP 330 and AP350 to be able to support these new clients along with laptops and other traditional enterprise Wi-Fi clients."

More Information

About Aerohive Networks

Aerohive Networks reduces the cost and complexity of today’s networks with cloud-enabled, distributed Wi-Fi and routing solutions for enterprises and medium sized companies including branch offices and teleworkers. Aerohive’s award-winning cooperative control Wi-Fi architecture, public or private cloud-enabled network management, routing and VPN solutions eliminate costly controllers and single points of failure. This gives its customers mission critical reliability with granular security and policy enforcement and the ability to start small and expand without limitations. Aerohive was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif. The company's investors include Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Northern Light Venture Capital and New Enterprise Associates, Inc. (NEA). For more information, please visit www.aerohive.com, call us at 408-510-6100, follow us on Twitter @Aerohive, subscribe to our blog or become a fan on our Facebook page.

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