Proxim Enters Wireless Switch Business
Company to ship platform later this year that centralizes the intelligence of a wireless LAN into an edge switch.Wireless LAN equipment maker Proxim Corp. on Monday announced its entry into the wireless switch business. The Sunnyvale, Calif., company later this year will start shipping Maestro, a platform that centralizes the intelligence of a wireless LAN into an edge switch, rather than keeping it in the access points. It will work with existing access points from Proxim as well as those from any other vendors that adhere to IEEE WLAN standards, officials said.
Key features included in the switch include a variety of security protocols, network management (using technology from Proxims existing Harmony line of management products), voice-over-WLAN, and power-over-Ethernet services. The system adjusts bandwidth allocation and access control dynamically, officials said.