Aerohive® Introduces a New Way to Wi-Fi with the First Enterprise-Class Pluggable Access Point

Aerohive Disrupts 20+ Year Status Quo of Enterprise Ceiling-Mounted Access Points by Introducing the First of its New Line of Enterprise-Class Pluggable Access Points

Milpitas, Calif. — February 8, 2018 — Aerohive Networks® (NYSE: HIVE), a Cloud Networking leader, today announced Aerohive Atom AP30, the industry’s first pluggable, enterprise-class Wi-Fi access point, designed to augment or replace ceiling-mounted access points and to radically simplify providing connectivity in both easy and hard-to-reach locations.

Aerohive Atom AP30 is a new way to Wi-Fi and a first of its kind for the enterprise, delivering an enterprise-class 802.11ac access point with integrated Bluetooth, in a new compact, pluggable form factor. Aerohive Atom AP30 can be conveniently plugged into any power socket and automatically connect to the network using auto-provisioning for literal “plug and play” connectivity. Powered by cloud-management and an underlying software-defined Wi-Fi architecture, Aerohive Atom AP30 can be installed and operational in less than a minute using either Ethernet backhaul or Aerohive’s radically simplified mesh technology. Its compact design enables it to blend in with any décor, while packing all the features and functionality of an Aerohive enterprise-class, ceiling-mounted access point.

With its small form factor, easy deployment model, and full-enterprise feature set, Aerohive Atom AP30 can help organizations quickly, easily, and more cost-effectively solve for all manner of uses cases without having to install or re-position a ceiling-mounted access point, including, but not limited to:

  • Quickly eliminate Wi-Fi dead zones – Aerohive Atom AP30 instantly extends coverage to dead zones. Aerohive Atom AP30 can be temporarily or permanently installed in minutes to eliminate dead zones in distant corners of the office, long hallways or passageways, staircases, breakrooms, storage rooms, etc., saving the time and money of pulling new cable or re-positioning existing ceiling-mounted access points.
  • Easily solve density issues in meeting spaces – Aerohive Atom AP30 can augment overloaded ceiling-mounted access points in any sized meeting space. Aerohive Atom AP30 can be temporarily or permanently installed in minutes to mitigate overloaded ceiling-mounted access points in conference rooms, training rooms, cafeterias, lobby areas, waiting rooms, gymnasiums, etc.
  • Instantly extend secure corporate connectivity – Aerohive Atom AP30 can instantly extend corporate connectivity to anywhere you can plug it in to a power socket and get an IP address. Aerohive Atom AP30’s native VPN capability can instantly make your corporate SSID and security available for teleworkers, marketing events, sales demonstrations, offsite meetings, embedded employees consulting for other companies, temporary offices, and so on.
  • Simply connect the previously unconnected – Aerohive Atom AP30 can quickly and easily bridge to an IoT device in either easy or hard-to-reach locations. Aerohive Atom AP30 can act like an IoT hub and securely connect any Wi-Fi and/or Ethernet-based IoT device and sensor.
  • Cost effectively solve for MDU connectivity – Aerohive Atom AP30’s unique form factor and pluggability makes it simple to install temporarily or permanently in an MDU, such as barracks, dormitories, hotels, motels, cruise ships, condominiums, apartments, etc.

Pricing and Availability

Aerohive Atom AP30 is initially available with Type A and B power plug compatibility, with a follow-on version with Rest-of-World power plug compatibility currently under development. Aerohive Atom AP30 can be deployed with Aerohive Connect™, the industry’s only subscription-free cloud management or Aerohive’s full featured Select™ cloud management.

Aerohive Atom AP30 is sold at $599 per pack of three, to be available early Q2 in the United States, Canada, Japan, and Mexico, with a wider set of International plug types to follow.

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About Aerohive Networks

Aerohive uses Cloud Management, Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence to radically simplify and secure the Access Network. Our Cloud-Managed Wireless, Switching, Routing, and Security technologies provide unrivalled flexibility in deployment, management, and licensing. Credited with pioneering Controller-less Wi-Fi and Cloud Management, Aerohive delivers continuous innovation at Cloud-speed that constantly challenges the industry norm, allowing customers to rethink what’s possible. Our innovations and global cloud footprint radically simplify Access Network operation for 30,000+ customers and 10+ million daily users. See how at

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