Bluesocket Adds teeth To WLAN

Bluesocket has addressed the security requirements of VoWLAN by including a firewall that monitors dynamic voice traffic and protects the network, said Dave Danielson, vice president of marketing at Bluesocket, Burlington, Mass. “People want to know that the infrastructure they have in place today is voice-capable.”

Companies looking to upgrade their data networks to carry voice are increasingly turning to Bluesocket channel partners. Brian Welch, director of engineering at Tec-Works, a solution provider in Kirkland, Wash., says that Bluesocket&'s support for VoWLAN will help address what he describes as a steadily growing number of inquiries. “We&'re getting at least one per day—it&'s definitely something that everyone&'s thinking about,” Welch said.

Edward Walton, business development manager at Prosys Information Systems, a Norcross, Ga. solution provider, reports similar interest in VoWLAN and other Bluesocket features like guest access and the ability to authenticate to several different backend services. “The fact that Bluesocket&'s equipment fits in with the solution the customer already has in place is a key selling point,” Walton said.

Danielson said it&'s part of Bluesocket&'s strategy to interoperate with other vendors&' equipment. “Wireless is very hot right now, but people didn&'t just start buying equipment yesterday, so we&'re committed to giving them interoperability,” he explained.

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Bluesocket&'s upgrade includes other features such as DynamicRF, which enables the vendor&'s access points to adjust to network congestion and environmental interference by automatically redistributing traffic to other access points.