Extricom on Tuesday unveiled its new suite of products based on draft 2.0 of the 802.11n wireless LAN standard. The new standard, which promises greater range and higher throughput, is expected to be ratified relatively soon. Extricom's new suite features new access points, new and updated WLAN switches and a new external antenna bar.
The EXAN Antenna Bar (pictured) is designed to cut down on the unsightly and inconvenient number of external antennas connected to each access point. 11n uses MIMO (multiple input, multiple output) technology, which can multiply the number of antennas for each Wi-Fi radio. With the antenna bar, Extricom has integrated 12 antennas into one assembly, which allows the connection of numerous antennas to the access point with a single cable that runs to the bar. The bar then mounts to the wall.