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Aerohive Updates HiveOS and HiveManager, Releases New Wireless Access Points

Aerohive Networks has updated HiveOS and HiveManager and released two new wireless access points.

HiveOS 5.1 and HiveManager 5.1 are now available and offer integration with Bonjour Gateway and improved control and management of mobile devices in HiveOS, and advanced reporting dashboards in HiveManager.

New features in Aerohive HiveOS 5.1 include:

  • Integration with Bonjour Gateway, which provides management and control of Apple Bonjour, Apple's zero-configuration networking technology that enables AirPrint and AirPlay services to work across large, diverse networks;
  • Integration with JAMF Software Mobile Device Management for improved control and management of mobile devices; and
  • Ability to control Bonjour on any network, limit unnecessary service updates, and filter unwanted services through Aerohive's Cooperative Control architecture.

New features in HiveManager and HiveManager Online 5.1 include:

  • Enhanced reporting functionality and dashboards for user and device visibility and troubleshooting;
  • Executive summary reporting;
  • Secure auto-configuration for branch routers; and
  • Topology Folders for organizing multiple sets of Aerohive devices into logical groups by geography, office type, or employee type.

The new AP121 and AP141 wireless access points provide 2x2:2 802.11n connectivity, and, according to the company, are "designed to provide greater throughput and connectivity."

Key features of the AP121 and AP141 include:

  • High-powered radios and highly sensitive receivers to improve performance and reduce error rates;
  • Slim (1-inch) chassis; and
  • Internal antennas (AP121 only).

HiveOS 5.1, HiveManager 5.1, AP121, and AP141 are all available immediately. HiveOS and HiveManager 5.1 are free for existing customers with software support. The AP121 and AP141 have a starting list price of $649.

Further information about these products is available on the Aerohive Networks site.

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Leila Meyer is a technology writer based in British Columbia. She can be reached at [email protected].

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