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Wireless Product of the Year: Extricom Interference-Free EXWO-404 WLAN Switch
With everything from VoIP to streaming video to file sharing cutting cords and heading for the air, wireless is quickly becoming a mission-critical technology for many customers.
That's why we laud Extricom for putting so much focus on solving interference problems. Mobile devices transmitting on 2.4 Ghz, such as cordless phones, Bluetooth devices, and even some popular gaming consoles, can interfere with the wireless network. Having multiple local wireless networks within an office or among different businesses within the same building can also cause problems for a mobile user moving around the floor.
The WLAN enterprise solution from Israeli-based Extricom handles the interference and simplifies Wi-Fi deployment for businesses. The CRN Test Center selected the Extricom Interference-Free EXWO-404 WLAN Switch as the Wireless Product of the Year for its robust features. The switch, built on the vendor's channel blanket architecture, creates a coverage area where users can move from one access point to another without any handoff latency. Putting all the access points on the same channel and frequency, different from other networks and competing products, eliminates interference concerns. And the simplicity of deployment and maintenance make it perfect for the SMB looking to ditch the wires.
The vendor's WLAN Switch also creates separate channel blankets to physically segregate different user types, traffic types and roles to improve quality of service, such as streaming video on one channel and passing VoIP data on another.
As trends shift towards triple-play and other services, solution providers need products that can support critical applications without worrying about performance, resiliency and scalability. And that's what Extricom offers.