Siemens Sets New Standard for Open, Easy Integration of Wired and Wireless LANs with New HiPath Wireless C2400 Controller

Next-generation wireless LAN (WLAN) controller seamlessly integrates with virtually any wired infrastructure

Boca Raton, Fla., Jan. 30, 2007 -- Siemens Communications Inc. 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 and 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.

Based on a rugged, modular platform, the C2400 Controller features a high-performance network processor module and 4-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.

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.

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