HiPath Wireless Access Point The HiPath Wireless Access Point is an enterprise-class dual radio 802.11a/b/g access point that provides coverage anywhere that wireless LAN (WLAN) service is required. The Access Point's Plug ‘n Play technology dramatically simplifies deployment of the world's first large-scale routed WLAN solution: simply plug it into the network and it automatically discovers the appropriate HiPath Wireless Controller and is configured – even if it is on a different subnet or physical location (e.g., a branch office). All Access Points and Controllers in the WLAN are virtually interconnected, enabling centralized management and seamless overlay into any existing IP-based network infrastructure. Transparent integration with existing VPN implementations also provides an added layer of security. The division of labor between the Access Point and Controller is optimized by using a “Fit AP” model that balances high performance, security, and ease of management. The Access Point handles complex, time-sensitive functions that demand constant scanning or packet processing – including QoS, encryption, RF management, and rogue AP detection – while global functions like configuration, roaming, security management, and policy control are centralized at the Controller. The result is a uniquely efficient WLAN solution. Siemens HiPath Wireless Access Point Unique “Fit AP” design for optimized performance, security and management The HiPath Wireless Access Point is an intelligent radio device that works with the HiPath Wireless Controller using what Siemens calls a “Fit AP” model. Unlike “Fat APs” which require all functions to be performed at the access point (adding cost by needlessly duplicating processing and functionality) instead of centralizing at the controller, and unlike “Thin APs” which delegate almost all functionality to the controller (impacting performance by creating processing bottlenecks and adding unnecessary traffic and network transactions), Fit AP solutions deliver exceptional performance while remaining easy to manage. Centralized configuration and monitoring All APs associated with a controller are individually monitored and managed from a central console. When needed, each AP can be separately configured, enabled, or disabled. APs can be managed through the Controller via SNMP, which provides alarms, traps and reporting statistics suitable for HP OpenView or other SNMP network managers. APs also provide consolidated reports for performance management, security logging, and usage data. HiPath Fault Management is also supported. Performance Features Dynamic RF management and load balancing for reliable performance Using AutoCell™ technology, users benefit from interference prevention and load sharing between HiPath Wireless Access Points. 2610 2620 HiPath Wireless Access Point Management Features “Plug ‘n Play” network installation A HiPath Wireless Access Point will automatically register itself with an available Controller and download its configuration. This allows the Access Point to immediately provide service to users when it is connected, without having to be manually configured. New Access Point registration with the Controller is handled securely, ensuring that only authorized APs are recognized. Quick and easy physical installation HiPath Wireless Access Points are also physically easy to install or move. Power over Ethernet is supported, eliminating the need to install APs near power outlets or to use two cables. Access Points can be mounted on walls or ceilings using specially designed quick-mount brackets, or plenum-mounted to keep them out of sight. Each Access Point is able to intelligently and dynamically adjust both its transmit power and channel selection based on user position as well as information from nearby APs. This process, known as Dynamic RF Management, ensures optimal performance for associated clients. If an AP fails, neighboring APs will increase power to maintain coverage in the affected area. Depending on how the AP is configured, even if a Controller becomes unreachable, local bridging of traffic is maintained. These features maintain a consistent high level of performance despite the dynamic and inconsistent nature of RF traffic. Dual band, multi SSID flexibility Each Access Point houses two independently manageable radios, one for 802.11b/g (2.4 GHz band) and one for 802.11a (5 GHz band). Each radio supports up to four separate SSIDs, each with its own configuration, security and policy settings. As a result, there are actually eight “virtual APs” for every physical unit. This can be used to enable an additional level of security and quality by separating specific types of traffic or groups of users on to different virtual APs. This segmentation is in addition to the Virtual Network Services user management supported by the HiPath Wireless Controller. These methods provide for unprecedented yet simply-managed degrees of flexibility. Quality of Service (QoS) for real-time communications HiPath Wireless Access Points support a number of features to improve performance and reliability, particularly for realtime applications like voice. The 802.11e Quality of Service standard and WMM support are available on the wireless interface, and are interoperable with third party ToS (Type of Service) or DSCP (Differentiated Service Code Point) prioritization mechanisms on the wired network. Priorities can also be set according to SSID, allowing critical real-time traffic to be assigned to a distinct high-priority queue. Multiple antenna options for complete coverage There are two models of HiPath Wireless Access Point. The 2610 uses an internal, omnidirectional antenna, and the 2620 uses any of a variety of external omnidirectional or directional antennae for additional coverage and minimal interference in difficult to reach areas such as hallways or behind pillars. The most appropriate configuration is quickly determined during the initial site survey while planning the WLAN network. Security Features Standards-based authentication and encryption HiPath Wireless Access Points are secured and protected using the latest technology standards to ensure sufficient security and client compatibility. 802.11i security is provided including: full RADIUS support (via 802.1x); WPA and WPAv2 authentication and certificate management; and AES, TKIP or WEP 40, 104, or 128 bit encryption. Enhanced security features HiPath Wireless Access Points also provide scanning services for the detection of Rogue APs and ad hoc WLAN networks. If a foreign AP is detected, it is reported to the Controller so an alert can be sent or other action taken. In some situations, it is desirable to co-exist with other WLAN networks, such as in multi-tenant buildings. In these cases, specific APs can be designated as “friendly”, and special RF management features take over to allow the two networks to co-exist peacefully. Capacity Voice Performance Security Management HiPath Wireless Access Point Supported Features Feature Benefit Plug ‘n Play Installation: No on-site configuration needed, dramatically reducing deployment time and costs. – Automatic Controller Discovery – Centrally-deployed Configurations and Upgrades – Network-independent Secure Remote Management APs can be easily configured and monitored from a central location with less personnel. Up to 8 SSIDs (4 per radio) Segment networks based on distinct user access, performance, and security needs. Security via WEP, WPA (TKIP), WPAv2 Latest authentication and encryption standards (AES) ensure that user data is safe. VPN Support: IPSec, PPTP, L2TP VPN interoperability provides added security. Rogue AP Detection APs participate in the detection and prevention of unauthorized APs or ad hoc networks. Intelligent Access Point Encryption, filtering, QoS, and RF management done by the AP, resulting in high performance and resilience if the rest of the network fails. Client Load Balancing and Failover Client sessions persist in the event of disabled or over-used Access Points (using AutoCell™). Dynamic RF Management (DRM) APs intelligently discover network gaps, and can strengthen RF signal to maintain coverage. 802.11a/b/g WLAN Connectivity Greater user interoperability and performance. Quality of Service (WMM, 802.11e) Optimal performance for media and voice applications. Fast, Secure Roaming and Handover Voice session integrity is preserved in a secure (WPA / WPAv2) manner, even when users move across APs. Simultaneous Voice Calls: 12 (802.11b, G.711, R>80) APs meet the quality and capacity demands of today's VoIP applications. Simultaneous Users: 127 per radio Managers can stretch their investment further. HiPath Wireless Portfolio About the HiPath Wireless Portfolio The HiPath Wireless Portfolio provides a complete solution allowing companies to realize the benefits of true enterprise mobility. The Portfolio offers wireless handsets, access points and controllers, along with best of breed management software and comprehensive services for planning and implementation. Siemens' wireless networking solutions for the enterprise deliver more than just data connectivity without wires. With the HiPath Portfolio, companies can exploit the benefits of a truly mobile communications solution. ● integrated vertical solutions providing ‘always on’ access to corporate data and true user mobility across the enterprise through seamless roaming ● presence- and location-aware real-time applications such as HiPath OpenScape and HiPath ProCenter Agile ● converged voice and data networks providing Voice over Wireless LAN, offering productivity with a lower cost of ownership compared to proprietary wireless voice solutions ● a wireless LAN architecture designed from the ground up for flexibility, scalability, manageability and enhanced user services Our strengths – Your advantages Siemens is known worldwide as a trailblazer in the advancement of information and communication technologies. No other company offers such a comprehensive and innovative portfolio. Regardless of which communication technology you are using today – or want to use tomorrow – Siemens offers you the right solution. www.siemens.com/hipath HiPath Wireless Access Point—2610/2620 Product Specifications Available Transmit Power* Data Rates – 5.15 to 5.35 GHz: 16 dBm (FCC / IC / ETSI) – 5.470 to 5.725 GHz: 16 dBm (ETSI) – 5.725 to 5.850 GHz: 13 dBm (FCC / IC) ● 802.11b: 19 dBm (FCC / IC),15 dBm (ETSI) ● 802.11g: 16 dBm (FCC / IC),15 dBm (ETSI) ● Transmit (selectable per radio): – 100%, 50%, 25%, 12.5%, 6.25% ● 802.11a: 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54 Mbps ● 802.11b: 1, 2, 5.5, 11 Mbps ● 802.11g: 1, 2, 5.5, 6, 9, 11, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54 Mbps Frequency Bands* ● 802.11a: – 5.15 to 5.25 GHz (FCC / IC / ETSI) – 5.25 to 5.35 GHz (FCC / IC / ETSI) – 5.470 to 5.725 GHz (ETSI) – 5.725 to 5.825 GHz (FCC / IC) ● 802.11b/g – 2.400 to 2.4835 GHz (FCC / IC / ETSI) Dynamic Channel Control ● DFS & TPC support (ETSI) Wireless Modulation ● OFDM: 802.11a ● DSSS: 802.11b/g Integrated Antenna (2610 only) ● 2.4 / 5.0 GHz - 4 dBi Gain External Antenna (2620 only) ● 2.4 GHz / 5.0 GHz - 4 / 5 dBi Gain Interface and Indicators ● Auto-sensing 10/100bT Ethernet interface ● LED indicating AP status and connectivity Receive Sensitivity (Typical) ● 802.11a: 6 Mbps/-89 dBm, 36 Mbps/-78 dBm, 48 Mbps/-73 dBm, 54 Mbps/-70 dBm ● 802.11b: 1 Mbps/-91 dBm, 2 Mbps/-90 dBm, 5.5 Mbps/-89 dBm, 11 Mbps/-87 dBm ● 802.11g: 6 Mbps/-89 dBm, 36 Mbps/-79 dBm, 48 Mbps/-74 dBm, 54 Mbps/-72 dBm Power ● ● ● ● ● 802.3af Power over Ethernet Class 0 (12.95 Watts Max) Typical Power: 7.4 Watts DC Power Voltage: +6 V DC Current: 1500 mA max. at +6 V DC ● 802.11a: Compliance Standards ● Ethernet IEEE 802.3 / 802.3u / 803.3af ● Wireless IEEE 802.11a/b/g ● WPA, WPAv2, WMM Safety ● ● ● ● UL / IEC / EN 60950 CAN/CSA 22.2 # 60950-1-03 UL 2043 Plenum Rating EN 50385 EMC & Radio ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● FCC Part 15 (Class B) FCC Subpart C 15.247 FCC Subpart E 15.407 RSS-210 EN 301 893 V1.2.3 EN 300 328 V1.6.1 EN 301 489 1 & 17 EN / UL 60601-1-2 EN 50385 EN 55011 (CISPR 11) Class B Group 1 ISM ICES-003 Class B Dimensions and Weight ● 40 mm x 115 mm x 175 mm (1.5" x 4.5" x 7") ● 283g (10 oz) Environmental ● Operating Temp: 0ºC to 50ºC (32ºF to122ºF) ● Storage Temp: -40ºC to 85ºC (-40ºF to 185ºF) ● Humidity (Non-Condensing): 10 to 95% *Bands, frequency settings, and maximum power settings will vary according to channel and individual country regulations. © Siemens AG 06/2005 Siemens Communications • Hofmannstr. 51 • D-81359 München Reference No.: A31002-W1000-A100-1-7629 The information provided in this document contains merely general descriptions or characteristics of performance which in case of actual use do not always apply as described or which may change as a result of further development of the products. 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