Networking manufacturer D-Link has unveiled two 802.11 wireless systems specifically intended for outside use.
The AirPremier Outdoor Wireless Access Point and the AirPremier Outdoor Wireless Bridge/Router are targeted at businesses looking to create large outdoor wireless hotspots for customers and employees, or to connect networks between satellite buildings without having to pay extra weather-proofing costs.
The products have been designed to repel the elements with die-cast watertight housings, built-in lightning protection, Power-over-Ethernet functionality, extended range, firewall features and compatibly with existing 802.11b-compliant devices.
"D-Link's new line of outdoor wireless products allows businesses to create hotspots and wirelessly connect networks without the need for costly outdoor weather-proof enclosures or added peripherals," said Steven Joe, the company's president.
"The AirPremier Outdoor Wireless product line is an elegant and simple wireless solution designed to take whatever punishment nature can throw at it."
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