Motorola introduces two innovative wireless LAN network management solutions
Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT), today announced two innovative wireless LAN network management solutions designed to help IT departments simplify the maintenance and management of their wireless LAN networks. With Motorola’s Advanced Troubleshooting and Self-monitoring at Run Time Radio Frequency (SMART RF) solutions, IT managers can now remotely analyze and perform network testing from a central location as well as take advantage of next-generation self-healing features for hassle-free network management and optimal wireless LAN performance.
“Minimizing operating expense is always important to network operations teams and especially so as wireless becomes the primary access for so many in the enterprise,” said Craig J. Mathias, a principal with the wireless and mobile advisory firm Farpoint Group. “It’s therefore critical that automation be applied to management tasks wherever possible. Motorola’s new Advanced Troubleshooting and SMART RF features address that requirement and keep even large networks operational and productive with minimal effort.”
Advanced Troubleshooting Solution
Motorola AirDefense’s Advanced Troubleshooting solution proactively identifies wireless LAN configuration issues that affect business-critical applications, helping IT managers reduce or eliminate bottlenecks and minimize downtime across the entire network. By providing IT departments with the ability to identify and fix network configuration issues remotely, Motorola’s solution can help significantly reduce wireless network helpdesk support costs and related onsite troubleshooting expenses. The solution’s expanded feature set includes:
• Access Point Connectivity Testing Module, which addresses cumbersome and costly configuration issues by proactively identifying connectivity problems with periodic end-to-end wireless network testing initiated over the air by a wireless sensor emulating a client
• Connectivity Troubleshooting Tool, which allows helpdesk staff to perform expert analysis on wireless client connectivity issues and quickly resolve or escalate trouble tickets without requiring extensive wireless expertise
SMART RF Solution
SMART RF, the next generation RF management technology, puts the wireless LAN RF environment on autopilot, dramatically reducing network monitoring costs by enabling the wireless LAN to automatically and intelligently adapt to the ever-changing RF conditions. Built into Motorola’s innovative Wireless Next Generation switch architecture, the SMART RF technology offers the ability to dynamically adjust the power and channels on access points (APs), automatically eliminating the gaps in wireless coverage that occur when an AP fails. All adjustments are completely transparent, with no impact on voice calls and data sessions in progress, ensuring the quality of service and the user experience. This technology also supports high-density deployment by automatically lowering power and selecting channels to minimize co-channel interference. Enterprises can simply add new APs to increase capacity in high traffic areas without the hassle and costs associated with channel planning and power level configuration.
“As more and more enterprises turn to wireless LAN as their primary network, IT departments are looking for innovative solutions that will help them maximize performance while keeping down costs associated with onsite network maintenance and troubleshooting,” said Sujai Hajela, vice president and general manager of Enterprise Wireless LAN, Motorola Enterprise Mobility Solutions business. “Motorola’s new Advanced Troubleshooting and SMART RF solutions offer a smart and cost-effective alternative to traditional onsite diagnosis and troubleshooting expenditures, further simplifying management of the all-wireless enterprise network.”
Motorola offers a comprehensive portfolio of wireless LAN infrastructure solutions designed to enable the truly wireless enterprise — from large enterprises with locations all over the world to branch offices and small businesses. Delivering wireless coverage both indoor and outdoor — Motorola’s innovative wireless enterprise portfolio includes fixed broadband, mesh, enterprise wireless LAN and Motorola AirDefense wireless security solutions. With time-proven resiliency, security and performance equal to or greater than that of a wired network, Motorola’s solutions substantially reduce network deployment and maintenance costs, and ensure the availability of cost-effective wireless connectivity in every corner of the enterprise. The result is the truly wireless enterprise — offering full mobility at a fraction of the cost of a traditional wired network.