SysMaster CellNode M100A Slashes Costs of Deploying Geographically Dispersed Wireless Networks
Innovation allows a single wireless node to provide both wireless connectivity and access control for hotspots, Internet cafes and dispersed WiFi locations—saving network operators hundreds of thousands of dollars
WALNUT CREEK, CA, April 17, 2007 – SysMaster Corporation, a leading provider of VoIP, IPTV and Wireless solutions for telecoms and service providers, announces the release of CellNode M100A, a new version of the popular SysMaster CellNode M100 wireless product. The M100A is specifically engineered to address the challenges of dispersed wireless networks. It uses an innovative approach that combines the functionality of the CellNode M100 with that of the SysMaster wSwitch—effectively merging the capabilities of a Wireless Access Node with that of an Access Controller.
Like the CellNode M100, the M100A is a wireless node operating in the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz WiFi bands. The 2.4 GHz band is used to provide local wireless connectivity whereas the 5 GHz band is utilized for backbone connections. CellNode M100A, however, is bundled with access controller that provides dynamic session authentication, traffic and bandwidth optimization, and client session management.
“Given the spiraling growth of wireless networks, service providers urgently needed a cost-effective solution for managing wireless networks,” said Martin Yosifov, SysMaster Director of Marketing. “We believe that CellNode M100A translates the efficiency of the M100 into geographically dispersed wireless networks and gives operators the tools and capabilities they need.”
Geographically dispersed WiFi networks present a unique problem for operators: In metro mesh wireless networks, access control emanates from a single point or from few locations. The popular SysMaster CellNode M100 Access Node working together with SysMaster wSwitch Access Controller have proven ideal for addressing these types of mesh networks.
However, operators wishing to control access for geographically dispersed wireless networks such as WiFi hotspots or Internet Cafes—whose number can reach into the hundreds—must install a separate access controller at each location. That approach quickly becomes prohibitively expensive.
SysMaster designed the CellNode M100A to solve the problem of access control at geographically dispersed WiFi networks. A single M100A installed in each wireless site provides both wireless connectivity and access control at the local level cost-efficiently. At the same time, billing and management for all wireless sites is done by SysMaster VoiceMaster Wireless Management and Billing server. The savings with this approach can translate into hundreds of thousands of dollars.
About SysMaster Corporation
SysMaster is a leading vendor of VoIP, IPTV and Wireless products and solutions, serving telecoms and service providers. Its innovative and popular VoIP offerings include the VoiceMaster VoIP Billing server, the SM7000 VoIP Gateway, and the Norfa VoIP PBX system. IPTV and Wireless products in high demand include the Tornado M10 IPTV Set Top Box, the Tornado M20 VoIP Video Phone, and the CellNode M100 WiFi Access Node. To learn more about SysMaster's products and solutions, call us at 1-877-900-3993 in the U.S. or 1-510-420-8837 outside the U.S., or visit www.sysmaster.com.