Luxul's series of FCC-certified systems and kits will bundle the D-Link AirPlus Xtreme G access point, which the company claims delivers speeds of up to 108M bps.
Luxul Wireless, a producer of wireless signal technologies, and D-Link, an
end-to-end solutions provider for consumers and businesses, announced the availability
of a series of Federal Communications Commission-certified Wi-Fi systems.
The FCC-certified systems and kits will bundle the D-Link AirPlus Xtreme G
access point, which delivers speeds of up to 108M bps and includes Simple Network
Management Protocol (SNMP) management software. The bundled solutions will be
marketed under the Luxul Wireless Pro-Wav brand.
Pro-Wav solutions combine signal boosting technology with high efficiency
antennas to expand wireless coverage areas and improve overall performance of a
wireless access point (WAP) by as much as 400 percent, according to Luxul. Pre-certified
Luxul/D-Link solutions will initially be offered for the Pro-Wav 100, Pro-Wav
200 and select Pro-Wav Range Extender Kits. Pro-Wav pre-certified products are
currently available through Control4 dealers. Expanded availability through
other Luxul sales channels is expected to be announced in the first quarter of
"The AirPlus Xtreme G is one of our most popular and reliable access
points for home and small office environments," said AJ Wang, chief
technology officer for D-Link. "The addition of Luxul Wireless technologies
further extends its use and capabilities to meet the maximum allowable FCC
limits. Being pre-certified is a significant advantage for integrators and
installers of Wi-Fi networks that would otherwise need to self-certify."
Luxul's Pro-Wav solutions implement patented digital signal boosting
technologies along with a circular polarization signal technology called
Clear-Wav. While Luxul noted a maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE
Standard 802.11g specifications, actual data throughput will vary. Network
conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network traffic,
building materials and construction, and network overhead, can lower actual
data throughput rate, and environmental factors will adversely affect wireless
"D-Link is one of the most recognized and respected brands in the
wireless industry," said Jeffrey Curtis, president of Luxul. "Luxul
Wireless is excited to launch our FCC-certified solutions program and to be
able to do so with D-Link as a partner."
In November, Luxul announced additions to its family of Shock-Wav Wi-Fi
Signal Boosters. Indoor and outdoor rated versions of Shock-Wav Signal Boosters
were released for use in licensed 4.9GHz Public Safety wireless network
installations, as well as in unlicensed 5GHz WLAN applications. A 2.4GHz indoor
version was also made available for use with switches or wireless access points
that implement the 802.3af/at Power-Over-Ethernet (POE) standard.
Luxul's Shock-Wav signal boosters are designed for bidirectional
amplification and dynamically adjust to the incoming transmit signal to
optimize output strength. Shock-Wav WiFi Signal Boosters utilize Automatic Gain
Control (AGC) technology that monitors the incoming signal and makes adjustments
so that the output signal maintains constant power levels, helping ensure the
cleanest RF signal possible.
Nathan Eddy is Associate Editor, Midmarket, at eWEEK.com. Before joining eWEEK.com, Nate was a writer with ChannelWeb and he served as an editor at FierceMarkets. He is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.