SysMaster Expands Wireless Offerings with CellNode BRAP – a Versatile Outdoor WiFi Bridge
Easily installed device offers powerful connectivity to reduce the number of access nodes and minimize the expense of building wireless networks
WALNUT CREEK, CA, April 19, 2007 – SysMaster Corporation, a leading provider of VoIP, IPTV and Wireless solutions for telecoms and service providers, announces the release of CellNode BRAP, a wireless bridge that extends coverage of wireless networks substantially. Utilized with the SysMaster CellNode M100 access node, CellNode BRAP enables deployment of wireless networks that utilize fewer access nodes per square mile.
CellNode BRAP acts as a wireless bridge between 802.11 b/g access nodes and local area networks. It is designed for outdoors installations and has a built-in Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) connection that allows the device to be installed up to 210 feet away from the client computer or network switch without impact on performance. CellNode BRAP supports a high data exchange rate of up to 54Mbps and secure communication based on 64/128-bit WEP, WPA, and WPA2 standards.
CellNode BRAP is more powerful than traditional end-user Wi-Fi devices such as laptops and PDAs, so it can connect wirelessly at greater distances – bridging WiFi connections up to 20 miles away. An integrated 15dB directional antenna helps optimize its transmission range. The CellNode BRAP is typically installed on building roofs or other outdoor locations and pointed towards a nearest WiFi access node, such as SysMaster CellNode M100.
“This technology benefits service providers in several ways,” said Martin Yosifov, SysMaster Director of Marketing. “Its power and connectivity give the device a greater range, which makes it a valuable component in building cost-efficient wireless networks. CellNode BRAP helps providers reduce the number of nodes in their networks and control capital outlay.”
CellNode BRAP is an ideal complement to the CellNode M100 access node. Service providers employ CellNode M100 on the network infrastructure side and CellNode BRAP on the end-user side to reduce the number of nodes needed for wireless coverage of specific areas. Fewer nodes translate into lower infrastructure investment—helping providers keep prices competitive to end-users.
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.