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New IEEE Specs Bring Wireless Beyond Gig Speeds
|802.11ac will take center stage, and 802.11ad will play a smaller role, in supporting mobile-data growth.
By Scott D. Thompson, Oberon Inc.
This is the second of a two-part article. Last month I presented a forecast for growth in mobile data based on the 2013 Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI) report. This report forecasts that by 2016 wireless and mobile data traffic will exceed wired traffic, placing great burdens on wireless networks--both private WiFi network and public service-provider cellular networks. I presented some strategies for handling this rapid growth by building mission-critical WiFi networks and using mobile data handoff to WiFi networks. Another important part of satisfying the growing demand will be the use of emerging IEEE 802.11ac and 802.11ad amendments to the wireless standard to provide for gigabit mobile data. This involves engaging relatively unused spectrum in the 5- and 60-GHz bands.
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Looking at the New Cisco Aironet 3700 Series?
If you currently use Oberon's mounting solutions for Cisco's 3500 or 3600 Series access points, you have everything you need to mount your new high-performance Cisco Aironet 3700 Series
. The new 3700 Series access points have the same footprint as the Aironet 3500 and 3600 Series, so Oberon customers using these products can easily upgrade and secure the Aironet 3700 WAP in existing Oberon enclosures.
Among the enclosures recommended for secure mounting of the Cisco Aironet 3700 is the Model 1052-CCOAP. This wireless LAN access point enclosure is a UL listed, locking 2' x 2' ceiling tile enclosure suitable for installation in air-handling spaces. The keyed door provides security while allowing authorized technicians easy access for maintenance.
The Model 1052-CCOAP, designed specifically to conveniently mount and secure popular Cisco access points, is based on Oberon's popular 1052-00 universal wireless access point enclosure. The 1052 series is customizable for a variety of access point form factors though the use of specialized doors. The enclosures are available with the door of choice at time of purchase, or can be acquired later as retrofit doors by existing customers wishing to change access point type
|Wondering what types of mounting solutions are available for your selected wireless access point, network switch, or DAS? We've updated our list of recommended enclosures for many of the most popular wireless components. It's a great place to start!