Siemens Sets New Standard for Open, Easy Integration of Wired and Wireless LANs with the New HiPath Wireless C2400 Controller
Boca Raton, FL, Jan 30, 2007 - Siemens Communications, Inc. (NYSE: SI) today introduced the latest addition to its Enterprise-wide Foundation for Mobility portfolio, the
HiPath(R) Wireless C2400 Controller. Siemens’ next-generation wireless LAN (WLAN) controller seamlessly integrates with virtually any wired infrastructure - reinforcing the company’s Open Communications positioning - making it easy to cost-effectively deploy productivity-enhancing wireless voice and data services across an enterprise. The C2400 is designed to support high-volume, mission-critical business processes on a scalable, high performance platform.
Siemens released the C2400 Controller - its fourth wireless product introduction in the last 18 months - in response to rapidly growing demand from its enterprise WLAN customer base. The company has experienced significant customer wins in the healthcare, education and industrial automation verticals, contributing to its 125 percent compound quarterly growth rate since the launch of HiPath Wireless in 2005. Siemens Enterprise Communications works closely with other Siemens divisions such as Industrial Automation & Drives to build integrated portfolios that uniquely address vertical market needs. The HiPath WLAN portfolio is now sold in more than 40 countries.
“With the introduction of the C2400 controller, Siemens is building on its position as a leader in wireless network technology,” said Eve Aretakis, CEO, Siemens Communications, Inc. “This product, in addition to the other solutions in our growing portfolio of WLAN products, places us clearly ahead of the competition in numerous areas including security and Voice over Wireless LAN (VoWLAN). The C2400 further reinforces Siemens’ commitment to technology leadership within the mobile enterprise and WLAN market.”
Based on a rugged, modular platform, the C2400 Controller features a high-performance network processor module and four-gigabit Ethernet ports for superior performance in the most demanding network environments. The high availability platform includes hot-swappable, field-serviceable components that minimize network downtime. Highly scalable, the capacity of the C2400 controller can be easily expanded from 100 to 200 application points via a simple software upgrade, eliminating the need to purchase a new controller as the network grows.
“We have 6,000 students on campus needing wireless access around the clock, not to mention several major network segments to manage,” said Mark Berg, Interim CIO, Chapman University. “The C2400 is a robust solution with just the right feature set to support our large campus requirements both today and in the future. With such a high performance, highly available wireless infrastructure, we have both the scalability and flexibility we need to continue our growth. And with the ability to map VNS segments with our existing VLAN infrastructure, Siemens HiPath Wireless C2400 has been a perfect fit.”
Additional key features include support for Virtual LAN (VLAN) segmentation, which makes integration with any wired network easier; Virtual Network Services (VNS), Siemens’ best-in-class tool for WLAN group segmentation that offers the best policy management features from LAN and WLAN operate seamlessly across the network; and wired to wireless Quality of Service (QoS), which provides optimal, end-to-end VoWLAN performance. These features give businesses a powerful tool set to easily integrate Open Mobility Solutions, including lower cost VoWLAN services, across the entire enterprise.
The C2400 controller leverages high-performance Wireless Convergence Software Version 4, which resides on the controller and intelligently manages the entire wireless network. This powerful solution manages numerous functions, including user authentication and encryption management, wireless intrusion detection, seamless user roaming across the network and advanced radio frequency management.
Siemens AG (NYSE:SI) is one of the largest global electronics and engineering companies with reported worldwide sales of $96 billion in fiscal 2005. Founded nearly 160 years ago, the company is a leader in the areas Medical, Power, Automation and Control, Transportation, Information and Communications, Lighting, Building Technologies, Water Technologies and Services and Home Appliances. With its U.S. corporate headquarters in New York City, Siemens in the USA has sales of $18.8 billion and employs approximately 70,000 people throughout all 50 states and Puerto Rico. Eleven of Siemens’ worldwide businesses are based in the United States. With its global headquarters in Munich, Siemens AG and its subsidiaries employ 460,000 people in 190 countries. For more information on Siemens in the United States: www.usa.siemens.com
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Siemens Communications, Inc. is one of the world’s leading vendors of Open Communications solutions for enterprises of all sizes, enabling business processes to be more productive, faster and more secure - with any device, network or information technology infrastructure. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Siemens AG with 16,000 employees globally and headquarters in Boca Raton, Fla.
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