Mobius System Moves Ahead

 
 
By Cameron Sturdevant  |  Posted 2002-09-23 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

I got to see Symbol Technologies' Mobius Wireless System in action at the recent NetWorld+Interop show in Atlanta and was impressed by its neat use of technology and thoughtful design.

I got to see Symbol Technologies Mobius Wireless System in action at the recent NetWorld+Interop show in Atlanta and was impressed by its neat use of technology and thoughtful design.

Symbol uses the all-but-final 802.3af Power over Ethernet specification to make the Mobius Axon access port—a radio frequency transmitter combined with an RF-to-Ethernet converter—simple to install by doing away with the need to run an external power supply to the device. The access port connects to a Mobius Axon wireless switch that provides configuration, management and security for the ports.

Slated to ship next month, the Mobius system will likely lower expenditures on wireless while easing maintenance costs.

The Axon wireless switch supports six to 30 ports and ranges in price from $2,895 to $6,191. The Axon access port for 802.11b is $249. (An 802.11a version of the access port is expected early next year.)

IT managers who already have non-802.3af, in-line power network devices should still be able to use the Mobius system. The access ports will also work with all previously released Power over Ethernet implementations.

 
 
 
 
Cameron Sturdevant Cameron Sturdevant is the executive editor of Enterprise Networking Planet. Prior to ENP, Cameron was technical analyst at PCWeek Labs, starting in 1997. Cameron finished up as the eWEEK Labs Technical Director in 2012. Before his extensive labs tenure Cameron paid his IT dues working in technical support and sales engineering at a software publishing firm . Cameron also spent two years with a database development firm, integrating applications with mainframe legacy programs. Cameron's areas of expertise include virtual and physical IT infrastructure, cloud computing, enterprise networking and mobility. In addition to reviews, Cameron has covered monolithic enterprise management systems throughout their lifecycles, providing the eWEEK reader with all-important history and context. Cameron takes special care in cultivating his IT manager contacts, to ensure that his analysis is grounded in real-world concern. Follow Cameron on Twitter at csturdevant, or reach him by email at cameron.sturdevant@quinstreet.com.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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