DNS: Internet Security

February 04, 2010

DNS - Westell Now Offers 802.11n Wireless Networking Products



Westell Technologies (News - Alert), Inc. recently announced that it will now offer integrated 802.11n wireless networking in its broadband products. The company believes that integration of the most advanced wireless home networking standard will provide end consumers with additional performance and security for their in-home wireless network.
 
Alternatively, it also announced the availability of the VersaLink 7550 ADSL 11n gateway and the UltraLine Series3 9150 11n high-performance home router.
 
Westell Technologies is a holding company for Westell, Inc. and Conference Plus, Inc. The company designs, distributes, markets and services a broad range of broadband customer-premises equipment, digital transmission, remote monitoring, power distribution and demarcation products.
 
IEEE (News - Alert) 802.11 is a set of standards for wireless local area network, or “WLAN,” computer communication in the 2.4, 3.6 and 5 GHz frequency bands. 802.11n is a recent amendment which has multiple-input multiple-output and many other new features. For Westell’s service provider customers, the new wireless capability is said to offer the additional throughput needed to provide content-rich services across the wireless network.
 
“As broadband service speeds continue to increase and the number and variety of wireless-enabled devices proliferate, it is important to facilitate a commensurate amount of wireless throughput,” said Scott Voegele, executive director of Product Marketing for Westell’s Customer Networking Solutions business. “Our 802.11n products provide more wireless speed, combined with better coverage and security, which together provide the best possible experience to our service provider customers and ultimately to their end users.”
 
“Westell’s wireless gateway devices have a well-earned reputation for best-in-class performance, quality, reliability and cost-effectiveness, and we are pleased to introduce our 802.11n gateway products to market,” Voegele added.
 
The two newly announced products is said to have been tested against a broad range of 802.11n and 802.11g client devices to ensure the broadest possible compatibility with the many millions of wireless equipped client devices in use today and in the future.
 
Westell official also clarified that the company has already executed a contract with one major customer to migrate a portion of that customer’s gateway shipments to 802.11n-equipped Westell gateways, and it has seen significant interest from other customers.
 
Commercial shipments of Westell’s 802.11n-equipped products are planned to commence in volume in 2010.

Jai C.S. is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Jai's articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Kelly McGuire

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