Wireless network specialist Aerohive Networks has added a pair of new access points to its portfolio, bringing support for the latest 802.11ac Gigabit WiFi standard, which offers a potential 1.3Gbps of bandwidth.
Available now, the AP370 and AP390 access points feature multiple transceivers to deliver concurrent 802.11a/n/ac and 802.11b/g/n connections with no degradation in performance, according to the firm.
The AP370 features internal antennas, while the AP390 has with external antennas. Both offer high-performance multiple-input and multiple-output (MIMO) with three spatial streams.
Aerohive said that its distributed architecture, which removes the need for a central controller for access points and switches, makes it easier for customers to deploy 802.11ac equipment immediately, and for new and old access points to coexist.
The 802.11ac standard has been under development for several years, and as with previous standards, vendors have begun shipping products as soon as the specifications are stable enough, even though official ratification has yet to take place.
However, The WiFi Alliance kicked off the official certification programme for 802.11ac kit in June, enabling vendors such as Aerohive to start testing their products against the specifications.
Aerohive chief executive David Flynn said the firm is committed to helping enterprises take advantage of the latest technology.
"This next evolution in our advanced AP technology will allow forward-thinking enterprises to begin laying the foundation for the high-performance networks of tomorrow with a smooth, phased approach that still provides the high performance and simplicity for IT departments today."
Both the AP370 and AP390 are available now, with prices starting at $1,299 (£800) each.
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