Aerohive, a controler-less WiFi router conmpany, took the wraps off two new access points supporting 802.11ac Gigabit Wi-Fi this week.
With most devices still operating on the 802.11n standard, many enterprises are hesitant to deploy 802.11ac due to the amount of time and budget required, says Aerohive.
But Aerohive says enterprises, even those with legacy PoE infrastructure, can incorporate 802.11ac into their network without overbuilding or over complicating their Wi-Fi deployment. Enterprises don’t have to worry about the cost and complexity of upgrading controllers or their software.
Controllers are built into Aerohive access points. Aerohive’s Cooperative Control architecture provides enterprise-class Wi-Fi without requiring a controller appliance or software upgrade. Aerohive’s HiveOS ensures that new and old access points can coexist in the same network.
The new AP370 and AP390 access points, with 802.11ac, can be deployed immediately and incrementally without needing to pay for any more equipment, or complicating network infrastructure by requiring backend network changes.
All Aerohive access points, switches and routers are managed using HiveManager, a single platform for cloud-based or on-premise management. Configuration, security, and access policies can be centrally defined and managed, and then pushed to any Aerohive device, including the new AP370 and AP390.