Symbol Intros WiFi Kit

Symbol unveils next-gen WS 2000 switch and 802.11a/b/g tri-mode dual-band wireless access port

November 15, 2004

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HOLTSVILLE, N.Y. -- Symbol Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:SBL) , The Enterprise Mobility Company(TM), today introduced its next generation WS 2000 enterprise wireless switch and new AP 300 802.11a/b/g wireless access port for branch offices and small and medium businesses. The launch of these products further continues Symbol's legacy of innovation and leadership within the wireless networking industry and provides customers with additional opportunities to un-tether their networks for true mobility.

"Symbol has provided wireless innovations and technologies to customers for more than 15 years, and Wi-Fi has become a cornerstone of Symbol's enterprise mobility strategy helping to give on-demand access to information," said Anthony Bartolo, general manager and vice president of Symbol's wireless infrastructure and mobility software divisions. "Small businesses and branch office customers are seeking the same functionality, security, availability and reliability from Symbol's wireless infrastructure that our large enterprise customers are receiving. And, Symbol's wireless technologies continues to help them reduce their total cost of ownership delivering new features, as well as support for emerging wireless standards, such as 802.11i and 802.11g."

Symbol first unveiled the WS 2000 wireless switch earlier this year -- one of the first wireless switches for small businesses or branch offices of larger businesses. The latest version of the WS 2000, also designed for small businesses, is easy to set up and manage and provides enhanced security. Additional features include:

  • Extra Security Levels: Support for site-to-site virtual private networks (VPN) and 802.11i security standard (WPA2); designed for managed services

  • High-speed: Fast roaming options

  • Reliable: Incorporation of load balancing; better throughput

  • Standard-based: Support for 802.11 a/b/g and emerging 802.11i and worldwide 802.11h standard

"Wi-Fi systems in enterprise environments must be easy to deploy, secure, and manage while maintaining the flexibility and resiliency needed to support an ever expanding array of business critical wireless applications," said Abner Germanow, Wireless LAN research manager at IDC.

Symbol Technologies Inc.

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