Funkwerk Unveils APs

Funkwerk launches Artem ComPoint Butterfly access point for small businesses and home offices

January 11, 2005

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NUREMBERG, Germany -- Funkwerk Enterprise Communications has announced new entry-level products for secure and wireless network access. The Bintec X2301 and X2302 ADSL routers and the Artem ComPoint Butterfly access point now enable smaller companies and home offices to benefit from cost-effective, high-quality solutions.

The Bintec X2301 and X2302 high-speed routers are ideally suited to tasks such as providing remote access in smaller companies and integrating home offices into corporate networks. The Bintec X2301 supports Annex A (ADSL over POTS); the X2302 supports Annex B (ADSL over ISDN). The two new additions to the Bintec X2300 router family already support ADSL2 capable of downloads of up to 12 Mb/s for applications as video-on-demand, while the Bintec X2301 also supports ADSL2+ for downloads of up to 24 Mb/s.

A comprehensive range of firewall mechanisms and a Virtual Private Network (VPN) have been implemented to provide secure network access. The Bintec X2302 supports IPSec with 3DES and AES (Advanced Encryption Standard). It is also possible to use certificate-based encryption allowing companies to meet Basel II security regulations when checked or reviewed by a financial institution.

The Artem-brand ComPoint Butterfly WLAN access point is the optimal addition to the two Bintec routers to provide employees in smaller companies and SOHOs with wireless network access. The access point supports the IEEE 802.11g standard (54 Mb/s) and thanks to WPA-Enterprise Mode, it delivers highest security in private as well as business environments. The Artem ComPoint Butterfly supports WDS (Wireless Distribution System) for data transmission over long distances. WDS allows wireless point-to-point bridging, point-to-multipoint bridging and repeater functionality.

For quick and trouble-free connection to the Local Area Network (LAN), the 10/100BaseT interface supports auto crossover (Auto-MDI/MDI-X). The ComPoint Manager makes it possible to configure the Artem ComPoint Butterfly like a high-end device and to implement it in the existing infrastructure.

"With these new entry-level products, Funkwerk is addressing the demand from small companies and SOHOs that do not want to do without security, stability and functionality even though their IT budgets may be somewhat more limited," says Chris Allen, operations manager at UK distributor Spot Distribution. "As a result of the merger of Artem and Bintec Access Networks earlier this year, the company is now able to offer a powerful and attractive value-for-money offer to resellers and end-users."

Funkwerk Enterprise Communications GmbH

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