Aerohive introduced a new, value-focused model on two of their entry level APs earlier this year as a test case. Results were positive and it has been extended across the whole portfolio, including high end solutions.
802.11ac Wave 2 is still in early adopter phase, but more medium and large sized customers are asking about it, so Xirrus has unveiled two new dense solutions aimed at use cases like conference centres which have large numbers of Wi-Fi users.
Lantronix says the cost to enterprise management of their wireless stacks, together with the greater difficulty of updating obsolete embedded technology, makes customers ready for a cutting edge 5G (802.11ac) Wi-Fi connectivity solution for the Internet of Things.
Dell is encouraging partners to take these souped up models to their customers, even if their existing firewalls are not that old, because both threats and Dell’s response have ramped up massively, and older machines may not be able to keep up.