Motorola’s tri-radio AP-7131 Now Available With Industry’s Most Powerful Indoor 802.11n Solution

Motorola Redefines Wireless LAN Quality of Service with Industry’s Most Powerful Indoor 802.11n Solution. Adaptive tri-radio access point expands wireless LAN coverage by 60 percent.

The Enterprise Mobility Solutions business of Motorola, Inc. today announced that its award-winning adaptive tri-radio AP-7131 access point (AP) is now available with the industry’s most powerful 802.11n transmit-radio with increased receiver sensitivity, resulting in significantly expanded wireless LAN (WLAN) coverage when compared to other 802.11n APs available in the marketplace today. For customers, this translates into considerable savings on infrastructure costs and accelerated return on investment, while giving them the confidence that their wireless infrastructure provides the quality of service (QoS) and superior performance required to support mobile access to business-critical voice, video and data services. The AP-7131 is currently available with two configuration options for its third radio, which can provide always-on Motorola AirDefense Wireless Intrusion Prevention System (Wireless IPS), rogue detection and troubleshooting or offer 3G wide area network (WAN) backhaul.

“Motorola’s high-performance tri-radio 802.11n APs have raised convergence at the WLAN edge to new levels with concurrent video, voice and data transmission, network services, mesh networking and full-time Wireless IPS or 3G backhaul in a single integrated device,” said Darryl Morin, president and chief executive officer, Advanced Wireless, Inc. “Now, by leading the industry in coverage performance with the breakthrough 27.7 dBm transmit-radio, Motorola took 802.11n networking to the next level, enabling our customers to reduce the number of APs required to provide high-quality coverage, further lowering acquisition and support costs.”

Motorola’s latest 802.11n adaptive AP is a virtual network-in-a-box, allowing it to offer full wireless and wired networking, mesh and security services in a dependent or independent mode. It can also be used as a stand-alone AP within small to medium businesses. In adaptive mode, the AP 7131 combines the benefits of central management and site-survivability to help reduce the complexity of deployments in remote offices. In a campus WLAN switch environment, it can be centrally managed for large-scale deployments. This unique multi-mode operation is supported by the same firmware version to greatly simplify the task of building a large-scale, multi-site wireless enterprise.

The powerful AP-7131 achieves its industry-leading coverage in three ways. First, the aggregate radio transmit power is increased from 24.7 dBm to 27.7 dBm, doubling the output signal strength. Second, the receiver sensitivity is improved to -96 dBm, allowing the AP to not only transmit data to clients at further distances, but also receive data from them while maintaining maximum QoS. Finally, Motorola’s adaptive AP uses a 3X3 antenna array with three transmitter and receiver chains, providing an optimal multiple input multiple output (MIMO) configuration for improved coverage and reliability, as opposed to the 2×3 antenna arrays with only two transmitter chains commonly found in the marketplace today.

“Motorola’s innovative design improves AP transmit power by 3 dB and receiver sensitivity by 4 dB, enabling customers to realize a more than 60 percent increase in coverage per AP, reducing the number of units needed in a deployment,” said Dr. Amit Sinha, fellow and chief technologist for WLAN and Security, Motorola Enterprise Mobility Solutions. “Beyond the substantial cost savings on infrastructure equipment cost, mobile clients will also benefit from the enhanced signal to noise ratios, providing increased wireless reliability and higher connection speeds without the need to support proprietary modes.”

The AP-7131’s third radio is currently available in two options. The first includes a wireless sensor that supports dedicated, 24×7 dual-band (2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz) Motorola AirDefense Wireless IPS. The sensor radio also supports Motorola AirDefense Advanced Troubleshooting, which enables Level 1 help-desk support staff to immediately and remotely mirror a user’s problem, test it from a device’s perspective through to the application and identify the root cause that requires repair. The second option offers an expansion slot for a 3G WAN backhaul, which can be used for primary network access or high-availability.

Motorola relies on a worldwide network of best-in-class partners to deliver enterprise mobility solutions that provide real-time information for better decisions and better results. With a level of industry experience and business acumen that can only be garnered through in-the-field experience, our partners add significant value to enterprise mobility solutions. The 802.11n adaptive tri-radio AP-7131 AP is available worldwide through Motorola channel partners and Motorola sales.

Motorola delivers seamless connectivity that puts real-time information in the hands of users, which gives customers the agility they need to grow their business or better serve and protect the public. Working seamlessly together with its world-class devices, Motorola’s unrivaled wireless network solutions include indoor wireless LAN, outdoor wireless mesh, point-to-multipoint, point-to-point networks and voice-over-WLAN solutions. Combined with powerful software tools for wireless network design, best-of-breed security, management and troubleshooting, Motorola’s solutions deliver trusted networking and access anywhere to organizations across the globe.



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