Aerohive® Announces Industry’s First Family of Enterprise 802.11ax Access Points
Milpitas, Calif. — January 25, 2018 — Aerohive Networks® (NYSE: HIVE), a Cloud Networking leader, in a statement of direction today announced the industry’s first family of enterprise 802.11ax access points. Aerohive intends to deliver three new models in mid 2018. The new 802.11ax Wi-Fi access points – AP630, AP650, and AP650X – are 802.11ax-capable as well as being fully compatible with existing Wi-Fi devices.
Today, people expect to be connected to work, family, and friends anywhere, anytime, and any place with a high percentage of that connected time on Wi-Fi. With the advent of 802.11ax, Wi-Fi is finally becoming smarter, not just faster, as was the case with previous generations. 802.11ax, compared to previous generations, will be better balanced with nearly equivalent upload and download performance; 802.11ax will handle client density more efficiently through a new channel sharing capability; 802.11ax will improve battery life using wake-time scheduling that enables access points to tell clients when to go to sleep to preserve energy; and 802.11ax efficiency improvements will deliver at least 4x more throughput than 802.11ac.
Aerohive’s 802.11ax access points will launch with a new compact industrial design, enabling them to blend in with any décor, and will be ceiling-mounted using a push—and-twist, easy on/off, multi-ceiling-rail-compatible bracket. Initial installation using the new bracket takes less than one minute and removal can be accomplished in a matter of seconds. The Aerohive 802.11ax AP650 and 650X will both be equipped with Aerohive’s unique software-defined, dual-5 GHz radios along with 802.3bz backhaul connectivity. The AP650X will come with an extended temperature range and external antennas for hard-to-reach and industrial-usage situations. All three of Aerohive’s 802.11ax access points will have integrated BLE and USB connectivity for enhanced location-driven services and the ability to provide additional wireless access options for IoT and other devices.
Visit Aerohive.com/80211ax for more details.
Pricing and Availability
The AP630 will be offered at $1,199, commercial list price
The AP650 and AP650X will be offered at $1,399, commercial list price
All products will begin shipping in mid 2018
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