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Nortel adds new security and location tracking features to its Wireless LAN 2300 Series

Nortel Networks Ltd. today introduced new wireless LAN capabilities that deploy advanced enterprise applications su...


February 26, 2007  


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Nortel Networks Ltd. today introduced new wireless LAN capabilities that deploy advanced enterprise applications such as location tracking, advanced security and voice over WLAN.

The company said the new voice capabilities on the Nortel Wireless LAN 2300 Series will allow organizations to optimize the performance of a wide variety of mobile devices.

These include the new Nortel WLAN Handset 6100 Series planned for availability in the second quarter of this year.

The premise-based WLAN handsets will integrate with Nortel’s enterprise VoIP and WLAN platforms and provide 802.11 a/b/g support.

Nortel’s new Asset Tracking and Management offering enables businesses to use their WLAN network to provide real-time location and tracking of up to 10,000 individual assets or people with a location accuracy of one to three meters.

It combines the Nortel WLAN 2300 Series with the Ekahau real-time location system, enabling the use of RF tags that determine their location by interacting with Nortel WLAN 2300 Series access points.

The company said this eliminates the need to create a discrete network of RFID readers used solely for asset tracking purposes, resulting in a faster, simpler, and more cost-effective deployment.

Meanwhile, the new Wireless Intrusion Detection and Prevention (WIPS) offering uses WIPS technology from AirDefense to allow Nortel WLAN customers to turn WLAN 2300 Series access points into security sensors that can identify and protect the enterprise network against over 230 different types of threats that can target the wireless network.