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VeriWave and Aerohive Networks Demonstrate Performance Boosts and Cost Savings of New Aerohive 802.11n Access Points
VeriWave's 802.11n SpeedMeter to Measure Forwarding Rate of 802.11n HiveAPs in Real Time
LAS VEGAS, INTEROP, Apr. 29, 2008 — This week at the Interop Las Vegas exhibition, VeriWave Inc., a leading provider of wireless LAN (WLAN) performance and analysis solutions, and Aerohive Networks, creators of the "cooperative control" wireless LAN access point (HiveAP), will showcase the performance of Aerohive's recently announced portfolio of 802.11n HiveAPs. The demonstration is taking place at Aerohive's booth #957, in the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. The demonstration features VeriWave's unique "802.11n SpeedMeter" (http://www.veriwave.com/products/speedmeter.asp), which measures the actual forwarding rate of 802.11n wireless LAN access points in real time.
Last week, Aerohive introduced a portfolio of 802.11n HiveAPs that included models for indoor, indoor-industrial, and outdoor use. The new HiveAPs facilitate enterprises' transition to 802.11n by providing flexible support for legacy network switches. For example, if a HiveAP is connected to two ports on the same 10/100 Ethernet switch, the HiveAP can provide Ethernet link aggregation, effectively doubling the Ethernet bandwidth available to the HiveAP. During the demonstration, Interop attendees will see a HiveAP 340 provide throughput approaching 400 Mbps even when using a legacy 10/100 switch.
"Many enterprises are concerned that they will not receive the benefit of their 802.11n investments without upgrading their switches to Gigabit Ethernet," said Adam Conway, vice president, product management, Aerohive. "With Aerohive's Ethernet link aggregation, near-non-blocking performance can be achieved with legacy switches. Our industry-leading performance is a testament to our rigorous design and testing practices. The extensive use of VeriWave's test solution has enabled us to achieve these results."
"VeriWave has the only test solution on the market that creates true 802.11n MIMO traffic and measures real-time forwarding rate, throughput, and other critical performance benchmarks of wireless networks," said Eran Karoly, vice president, marketing, VeriWave. "We are happy to assist Aerohive in its efforts to build a high-quality wireless networking solution. Aerohive is demonstrating its commitment to performance and quality by utilizing VeriWave throughout the development, quality assurance, and field deployment of its products."
VeriWave's WaveTest platform lets testers generate client traffic while varying traffic conditions, thus measuring the functionality and performance of their designs and qualifying how these designs will perform in real-world conditions.
As part of its ongoing industry updates on the progress of 802.11n-compliant products, VeriWave performed extensive tests on existing APs, then analyzed the impact of various design options currently available to vendors as they develop the next generation of higher-speed access points. Detailed results are available at: http://www.veriwave.com/gurus/release_3.2_results.asp.
About Aerohive Networks
Aerohive Networks' cooperative control enterprise wireless LAN architecture provides all the management, mobility, and security of controller-based architectures without the cost, capacity, performance, and availability issues associated with controller deployments. The architecture also scales easily to support 802.11n. In addition, Aerohive solutions provide the reliability and scalability necessary for mission-critical networks and are optimized for voice over wireless LAN (VoWLAN) applications. Aerohive was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif. The company's investors include Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and Northern Light Venture Capital. For more information, please visit www.aerohive.com or call 408-510-6100.
VeriWave is the leading provider of test systems for performance analysis of wireless local area network (WLAN) products. VeriWave's products are used by equipment manufacturers to accurately analyze the performance of their products, as well as by carriers and enterprise users to make the right choice when selecting WLAN equipment for deployment in their networks. For more information about VeriWave, call (503) 473-8350, or go to www.veriwave.com