Extricom has built the Interference-Free ™ WLAN to support any wireless application, anywhere in the enterprise. Unlike other wireless systems that have been retrofitted to add incremental features, Extricom’s systems are purpose-built to deliver the most robust and reliable mobile services including voice, data, video and location-based solutions.
The award-winning Extricom Wireless LAN System incorporates multiple breakthrough innovations in a system that raises the bar for WLAN performance, flexibility, and ease of ownership. Groundbreaking architectural thinking gives you a solution that is fully IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n -compliant, but changes all of the paradigms about the Wi-Fi experience.
What is a ‘Channel Blanket’ and why is it superior to traditional WLAN technology?
At the heart of the Extricom solution is a simple yet powerful idea: eliminate the concept of cell-planning, and replace it with Channel Blanket™ architecture. In the Channel Blanket, each Wi-Fi radio channel is used on every access point to create continuous “blankets” of coverage. The sophisticated Extricom WLAN Switch tightly controls a set of multi-radio 802.11 a/b/g/n UltraThinTM Access Points (APs), to deliver a series of industry firsts.
What distinguishes Extricom from all other WLAN solutions on the market is its ability to enable multiple blankets from the same infrastructure. The system is therefore unique in combining multi-channel capacity with channel blanket mobility and robustness. This makes an Extricom WLAN the most operationally flexible system in the market, and has profound implications for the All Wireless Enterprise.
How does the Channel Blanket work?
The Extricom Wireless LAN is built around two basic components: a WLAN Switch and a set of connected UltraThin APs. The Extricom system is a centralized WLAN architecture, in which the switch coordinates access to the wireless medium for all of the APs within a blanket, eliminating co-channel interference entirely. In this architecture, the wireless clients associate directly with the switch rather than individual APs, and the entire Channel Blanket coverage area (up to 32 APs) appears to be provided by a single 802.11 AP. This greatly simplifies Wi-Fi client behavior and leads to improved performance and stable operation, even at very high traffic levels.
What does Extricom’s Product Line consist of?
Extricom’s product-line consists of enterprise-grade WLAN switches, access points, accessories, and network management software, all built to deliver high-bandwidth, wire-like network connectivity that satisfies demanding user communities even in the toughest environments. Every member of the Extricom product-line support’s Extricom’s award-winning Channel BlanketTM architecture, enterprise-grade security, and centralized configuration, management, and monitoring.
Can Extricom give guaranteed service?
Only the Extricom WLAN technology can deliver guaranteed levels of connectivity to all users everywhere.
Can Extricom provide a secure Wi-Fi environment?
Extricom embeds the strongest security available, without sacrificing mobility or performance.
How can Extricom’s WLAN system meet the unique challenges of education?
WLAN’s can revolutionize learning. But what happens when 100’s of students simultaneously access the WLAN at 9:00am? You better have a WLAN that is built to deal with heavy traffic.
Universities and colleges worldwide are looking for ways to increase student IT access and mobility. Extricom WLAN delivers the capacity and performance large institutions need to expand technology-based learning.
What are the benefits of deploying Extricom in the classroom?
Deploying WLAN in the classroom can bring enormous benefits, but there are some distinct technological challenges to this environment:
• Small school IT departments are called upon to support large numbers of users, so the WLAN solution cannot require time-intensive configuration and administration.
• Wireless coverage issues are created by schools’ sprawling layouts and the need to provide connectivity to multiple users in the confined area of a classroom.
• Security compliance regulations require separation of student and faculty networks.
• Uncertain school budget processes require that the deployed WLAN ensure costs are kept low, leverage existing infrastructure, and offer advantages in terms of scale and price.
Is Your WLAN Ready for the Real World?
Extricom WLAN is optimized for the new IEEE 802.11n standard. Extricom delivers better deployment of 11n systems, better RF coverage, a smooth migration from legacy Wi-Fi to 802.11n, and full performance of Draft 2 802.11n today, without the need to redesign the wired network infrastructure.
Who are Extricom’s customers?
Customers include universities, healthcare and medical campuses, municipalities, primary and secondary school boards, hotels and resorts, manufacturing companies, and general enterprises. Extricom is the optimal solution for any organization that is seeking to support mission-critical applications in challenging environments for mobile users.