Colubris MultiService Wireless Access Point
MAP-320 with Single Radio, P/N: 70-03-2000
Requires external power supply, HP Procurve MSM310 NA Access Point
QoS and VoWLAN Support
WEP, WPA and WPA2 (802.11i)
16 different WLAN services
Plenum rated indoor enclosure
Multi Service Access Points
Colubris MAPs are unique in that they offer the industry's highest degree of flexibility and configurability while also offering unprecedented ease of deployment and management. Colubris access points support a plug-and-play "controlled" mode in which they can automatically be discovered and configured by a central MultiService Controller (MSC). The MSC provides a central point to manage the MAPs and ensures that configurations and software versions are synchronized across the entire WLAN.
The Key to a True MultiService WLAN
Colubris MAPs can deliver as many as 16 different WLAN services, multiplying the flexibility and value of the infrastructure. The Colubris Solution ensures each service is consistently delivered by each MAP, while traffic is segmented for security. Customers can deploy a range of services, including public/guest Internet access, secure data, voice and video. Each service is mapped to a unique SSID and MAC address (BSSID), enabling client devices to quickly identify and associate with the service they need while ensuring complete interoperability with third-party client devices.
With Colubris MAPs, organizations can create VSCs that enforce specific QoS and security policies. A variety of WLAN operating parameters can be customized to the needs of each VSC, including Delivery Traffic Information Map (DTIM) signals, which client devices can use to reduce power consumption and extend battery life by as much as 50%. This per-service configurability enables customers to integrate the broadest range of client devices into their network, from legacy barcode scanners to PDAs and new generation dual mode Wi-Fi/cellular phones, while accommodating the varying security, QoS and power management capabilities of each device.
Simple Deployment, Easy Management
Colubris MAPs are easier to deploy and to manage than conventional access points, thanks to their plug-and-play and centralized management features. When deployed as part of a Colubris Intelligent Mobility Solution, Colubris MAPs securely and automatically associate themselves with a Colubris MSC which, in turn, automatically synchronizes and propagates all configuration settings and software revisions to the MAPs. The MAPs can then be managed centrally via the MSC as a single group or as multiple groups, radically reducing the time and complexity of managing individual access points. Alternatively, they may be independently managed using the embedded browser-based GUI or command line interface. All management interfaces are secured using SSH/SSL, and IPSec protects the SNMP interface.
In addition to these centralized management and control features, Colubris MAPs feature comprehensive client device monitoring and powerful troubleshooting tools that minimize operational costs:
Colubris MAPs also simplify RF management by automating the configuration and operation of the RF network. Each access point automatically selects a channel within the desired frequency band based on an interference scan. Once a channel is selected, the MAP continuously optimizes performance by scanning the environment in background mode, changing channels or adjusting output power if necessary to avoid sources of interference or the addition/removal of other MAPs.
Complete Flexibility: The Colubris Advantage
Colubris MAPs offer an edge over competing solutions in terms of ease and cost of deployment, thanks to their support for a broader range of network topologies and their unique flexibility. Customers can configure each radio independently to operate in one of several modes:
Because they support dynamic Local Mesh, MAPs can be installed in areas where Ethernet cabling is either unavailable or cost-prohibitive. The Colubris dynamic Local Mesh implementation automates configuration of wireless backhaul links for easy deployment, and provides high availability by automatically reconfiguring around a failure. It supports point-to-point and point-to-multipoint configurations, affording customers a range of price/performance options, and features WPA2 security and QoS enforcement for all backhaul traffic.
All Colubris MAPs feature a software selectable a/b/g radio and a choice of plenum-rated or outdoor enclosures. The dual and tri-radio models are the first all a/b/g radio access points in the industry, giving network managers the flexibility of operating in any combination of the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequency bands.