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Central Network Intelligence - LANCOM enters the WLAN controller market with its own line of products

PRESS RELEASE 2007-145b


Central Network Intelligence

 

LANCOM enters the WLAN controller market with its own line of products

 

Aachen, October 10, 2007 - LANCOM Systems present the new WLAN Controllers LANCOM WLC-4006 and LANCOM WLC-4025, the first in a new line of products. Known as "smart controllers", these devices quickly and easily integrate all of the components in a wireless network to increase the security and simplify the management of enterprise infrastructure. These two WLAN Controllers present LANCOM's customers with entirely new scenarios that offer massive benefits. Controllers provide centralized configuration and management for higher security WLAN environments without additional effort.

The benefits to specialist resellers are that they can address a completely new circle of customers and that they can also offer valuable add-ons to past projects and increase their revenues.

 

"Two main aspects speak for our entry into the market for WLAN controllers: Simplified administration and WLAN security. Managing IT infrastructure today causes just as many headaches in small to medium-sized businesses as it does for large enterprises," comments Ralf Koenzen, Managing Director of LANCOM Systems. "We are now in a position to offer a solution which benefits from our years of experience in WLAN markets. The simplified administration provided by a central controller quickly pays for itself even where just a small number of WLAN access points is in service. Furthermore, central management significantly improves security. From a central location, administrators can very easily handle and monitor the observance of security policy.

 

Rahul Bobba, WLAN Product Manager at LANCOM Systems, adds: LANCOM's "smart controllers" forward the data depending on the application or even the user - direct bridging to the LAN for maximum performance, separation from the LAN and into a dedicated VLAN for WLAN guest accounts, or tunneling to the controller for roaming between IP subnets. The latter ensures that calls made by WLAN mobile phone no longer break up when moving between subnets."

 

Furthermore, not just all of the current LANCOM WLAN access points and WLAN routers but also future LANCOM access points based on the emerging IEEE 802.11n standard can be integrated into WLAN management without the Controller becoming a central bottle-neck due to increased bandwidth.

 

Shipping now, each LANCOM WLAN Controller can manage up to 6 (LANCOM WLC-4006) or 25 access points (LANCOM WLC-4025). An upgrade option doubles the numbers of managed devices to 12 and 50 access points respectively. Prices range from 1499 EUR excl. VAT to 6249 EUR excl. VAT (LANCOM WLC-4025).

 

Detailed data sheets and further information are available for download from the LANCOM website: www.lancom.eu

 

 

LANCOM Systems background

LANCOM Systems GmbH is a leading German manufacturer of reliable communications solutions for large enterprises and SMEs, public authorities and institutions. The company supplies products and software for IP-based VPN, VoIP and wireless networks, along with support and services. These solutions are planned and developed specifically for the requirements of business customers. The company's focus is on Internet access products with integrated high-quality firewalls for ADSL, SDSL, ISDN and UMTS access and on comprehensive solutions for network connectivity and security with virtual private networks (VPN), wireless networks (wireless LAN) and public spots. LANCOM Systems GmbH is headquartered in Würselen near Aachen and has sales offices in Munich, London, Madrid, Bolzano, Tilburg and Prague. Ralf Koenzen and Ulrich Prinz are the company's founders and Managing Directors.

 

 

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Eckhart Traber, LANCOM Systems GmbH

Tel: +49 (0)89 665 61 78 - 67

Fax:+49 (0)89 665 61 78 - 97

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Aachen local court, HRB 8889

Managing Directors Ralf Koenzen, Ulrich Prinz

 

Detlev Henning, AxiCom GmbH

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www.axicom.de

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Managing Directors: Martina Brembeck, Julian Tanner

 

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