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Trapeze delivers Wi-Fi-to-cellular convergence on its new wireless LAN switch platform

Trapeze Networks Inc. claimed today it has become the first WLAN infrastructure provider to demonstrate seamless mo...


April 17, 2006  


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Trapeze Networks Inc. claimed today it has become the first WLAN infrastructure provider to demonstrate seamless mobility between a Wi-Fi and cellular network.

Trapeze and DiVitas Networks, a provider of unified mobility products for enterprise networks, teamed up to successfully demonstrate interoperability between each company’s wireless platforms over any dual-mode handset that supports Windows Mobile 05.

The companies repeatedly tested a voice-over-wireless application, handing off voice-over-wireless LAN calls from a Trapeze WLAN to the cellular network.

In conjunction with the interoperability test, Trapeze also unveiled new Mobility System software as well as two new series of wireless LAN Mobility Exchange switches — the MX-200 and MX-216.

The MX-200 is designed for data center deployment and includes two Gigabit Ethernet ports. Each connection can use a Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) module for 1000BASE-SX/LX fiber connectivity or 1000BASE-T unshielded twisted-pair (UTP) connectivity.

The MX-216 includes 16 10/100 Mbps ports, all with integrated power-over-Ethernet (PoE), and two Gigabit Ethernet ports. It is equally suited for distributed wiring closet and centralized data center deployments.