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Aerohive Networks Intros Indoor and Outdoor Mesh-Capable APs

Aerohive Networks, which makes wireless networking hardware for K-12 and higher education, has debuted three new 802.11n access points for indoor and outdoor use in extreme temperature ranges.

All three enterprise-grade access points offer two-radio dual concurrent (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz) 802.11n MIMO and a 10/100/1000 Ethernet port, provide a data rate of up to 450 Mbps, offer mesh capabilities, and include support for legacy 8.2.11a, b, and g clients.

HiveAP 170 was designed to withstand extreme outdoor conditions and high-bandwidth requirements. It uses 2 x 2 300 Mbps 802.11n radios and has four external antennas and two gigabit Ethernet ports. It can operate in temperatures ranging from -40 degrees C to 55 degrees C and is waterproof.

Other features include:

  • Wall- and pole-mount options;
  • Four external antenna jacks;
  • Automatic mesh backup;
  • 802.3af PoE support (along with standard power adapter); and
  • Support for concurrent 802.11a/n and 802.11b/g/n (2.4/2.5 GHz and 5 GHz).

The HiveAP 170 is expected to be available at the end of the third quarter for $1,499.

HiveAP 330 and 350 were designed for indoor use and high-bandwidth applications. They offer 3 x 3 MIMO with concurrent support for 802.11a/n and 802.11b/g/n (2.4/2.5 GHz and 5 GHz), automatic mesh backups, 802.3af/at PoE (and standard power adapter), dual gigabit Ethernet, and USB port for future 3G/4G expansion. (The HiveAP 330 can be desktop-, ceiling-, or wall-mounted, while the 350 can only be ceiling- or wall-mounted. But the 350 offers an extended operating temperature range, from -20 degrees C to 55 degrees C.) The 330 and 350 are available for $999 each.

For further information, visit the Aerohive Networks site.

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