Tessco Wireless Journal December 2014 January 2015 Page 4 TESSCO Wireless Journal December 2014-January 2015

Product information and performance claims are provided by manufacturers. 4 Product information and performance claims are provided by manufacturers. December 2014 / January 2015 FEATURED PRODUCTS n Wi-Fi Access Points n Antennas n Wi-Fi Controllers n Edge Switches n Aggregate Switches n Core Switches n Routers n Cat 5/6 Cable n Fiber Optic Cable n Patch Panels n Racks & Enclosures INDOOR NETWORKS TESSCO is one of the few value-added partners that can bridge the wireless-IT divide. The company offers a full range of products that enable wireless connectivity such as Wi-Fi APs and the data networking gear behind the APs. Networking equipment includes wireless controllers, switches and routers along with passive components including Cat5/6 cable, racks and enclosures, power supplies and grounding kits. Bridging the Wireless - IT Divide Submitted by TESSCO Technologies An old adage in wireless says, "It takes a lot of wires to make wireless work." Wireless data or voice sessions are conducted over-the-air between a mobile device and the nearest antenna, whether that antenna is mounted on a cell tower, on a rooftop or in a ceiling tile in an office building. The data or voice session is carried from the antenna over wires-copper or fiber optic cable-to a switch, which directs that data to the appropriate destination. For a voice call over the cellular network the mobile phone connects to the nearest cell tower. That call is 'backhauled' to the mobile switching center (MSC) where it is routed to another cell phone on the wireless network, or to a fixed phone on the public switched telephone network (PSTN). For anyone surfing the Internet, or sending text messages and photos from their mobile phone, the cellular data call is switched and routed at the MSC to the Internet or to an enterprise data network. Wi-Fi connections take place between mobile devices (laptops, tablets, smartphones) and public or private Wi-Fi access points (APs). From the AP, data is carried over Cat 5/5e/6 wires to either an edge switch or a wireless controller. These devices connect over fiber optic cables to core switches and routers, located in the data center, that send data to and from the Internet. Visit www.tessco.com/go/datacenter for more information. FEATURED MANUFACTURERS Ericsson Wi-Fi Access Point TESSCO No. 514915 The Ericsson AP6321 Wi-Fi Access Point Bundle meets IEEE 802.11ac standard, and operates 3x3:3 MIMO with dual radios in dual bands (5 GHz/2.4 GHz). The unit has inte- grated omni-directional antennas. This AP can be mounted at, or above, ceiling level since it is plenum rated and can be painted to blend in with the environment. Brocade Stackable Switch Chassis TESSCO No. 534155 The Brocade ICX 6610 Stackable Aggregation/Edge Switch Layer 2 and Layer 3 switches are ideal for critical latency-sensitive applica- tions such as video streaming, virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and unified communications (UC) switch deployments. Edge-Core Networks Data Center Switch TESSCO No. 543266 The Edge-Core white-box AS5600- 52X switch meets the high-perfor- mance, availability and network scaling requirements of enterprise and cloud data centers. The switch provides a full set of Layer 2 switch- ing features used for aggregating servers within a rack, or across an easily managed medium sized data center fabric.

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