WS 2000 Wireless Switch
Integrated Wired and Wireless Networking for Branch Office and Small/Medium Enterprises
The WS 2000 Wireless Switch from Symbol Technologies is an integrated wired and wireless networking solution, priced and designed to meet the needs of healthcare clinics, schools and colleges to warehouses, branch offices of government agencies, retail stores, manufacturing plants and more. Built on the same centralized packet switching architecture as Symbol's award-winning WS 5000 Wireless Switch, the WS 2000 offers enterprise class security (802.11i, site-to-site IPSec VPN), public/private network segmentation and 802.11abg standards support and provides:
- Extensive wireless LAN functionality and high performance
- Power and simplicity of centralized remote management
- Ability to scale to support future growth
Investment protection and network simplicity.
All-in-One Integrated Wired and Wireless Networking
The need to purchase and manage additional network equipment is eliminated with the elegant all-in-one design of the WS 2000. Support for multiple wireless LAN protocols (Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11b, 802.11a, 802.11g), as well as integrated Ethernet switching (6 LAN ports), routing (RIP, Static Routes), Gateway and Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) simplifies network deployment and management, and reduces capital expense. Functionality includes an integrated Stateful Packet Inspection Firewall, Network Address Translation (NAT), DHCP server (on multiple subnets), and WAN connectivity support for flexible low cost installation.
Second-Generation Wireless LAN: the Power of Centralized Intelligence
The WS 2000 offers the power and cost-efficiencies of second-generation wireless networking. Intelligence previously distributed and duplicated throughout first-generation access point-based wireless LANs is centralized and aggregated in the WS 2000 Wireless Switch, delivering unprecedented power and control, and reduced deployment and management costs. Instead of traditional access points, the WS 2000 works in conjunction with low-cost Access Ports, which are essentially zero configuration' devices, operational right out of the box, and can be mounted almost anywhere even inside ceiling tiles.
End-to-end layered security
WS 2000 supports a comprehensive suite of security mechanisms including access-control, IPSec VPN (site-to-site), 802.1X based authentication, and strong encryption. In addition, the WS 2000 also integrates a Stateful Packet Inspection Firewall for protection against various types of Denial-of-Service attacks and filtering network traffic within the Local Area Network (LAN) and between the LAN and the Wide Area Network (WAN). The result is a layered security model that delivers robust end-to-end security. The WS 2000 supports the best-in-class wireless security standards of today (including 802.11i), and is easily upgradeable to tomorrow's standards.
The WS 2000 simplifies day-to-day operations with unified management of hardware, software configuration, and network policies. Centralized management also enables the automatic distribution of configurations to all Access Ports eliminating the need and the associated costs to configure and manage each access point. The WS 2000 also simplifies wireless network deployment across multiple locations (for example, multiple retail stores, restaurants or branch offices), delivering network design consistency and simplicity, as well as the ability to centrally manage from a regional Network Operations Center (NOC) or a data center.
Scaleable and easy to upgrade
The WS 2000 Wireless Switch System is designed to grow and adapt to changing network and organizational needs. Adding capacity and new functionality is easier and less expensive than an access point-based wireless LAN. Each WS 2000 supports up to six Access Ports and four wireless LANs, each with its own security and network policies. The plug-and-play Access Ports are ready to install right out of the box. Just attach directly to the WS 2000 or to your layer 2 LAN with Power-over-Ethernet and the network is immediately operational LAN network integration is transparent. And upgrading to support newer standards in the future is fast and easy.
Lower total cost of ownership outstanding investment protection
The WS 2000 removes the overhead and complexity of first generation access point-based wireless LANs, delivering a wireless network that is less expensive to implement and manage. The extensive functionality, expandability, and centralized management eliminate the time and management costs associated with access point-based solutions, providing a lower total cost of ownership. And the flexibility to support the standards of today and tomorrow, as well as the legacy wireless networks of yesterday, protects this valuable investment.
Extensive WLAN Functionality
The comprehensive feature set of the WS 2000 provides full control over wireless LAN traffic to provide peak performance. Extensive wireless LAN functionality enables you to maximize bandwidth and throughput, secure network traffic, prioritize voice traffic, conserve power on mobile devices, and provide dependable connection speeds for users in challenging wireless environments.
Scalable Radio Architecture
Each WS 2000 supports up to six single or dual-band Access Port radios (802.11b and 802.11abg) in the 2.4 and 5 GHz frequencies offering the broadest radio technology support in the industry. The WS 2000 supports a total of four wireless LANs.
Access Ports: Next-Generation Wireless Access Devices
Access Ports bring a new level of simplicity to wireless network implementation and management, as well as an unprecedented upgrade capability. Access Ports are easily upgraded with new features and functionality via the WS 2000, providing excellent investment protection. A wide range of 802.11a, 802.11b and 802.11g external antenna options enables the design of coverage patterns for the most challenging environments. Each Access Port/radio supports up to four wireless LANs.
The Access Port AP300 supports simultaneous 802.11bg and 802.11a operations and aids in high bandwidth applications. Support for Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS) and Transmit Power Control (TPC) is included with the AP300 for regulatory compliance and radar detection and avoidance. Both the 802.11bg and 802.11a radios support four BSSIDs (which are mapped to four ESSIDs).
The WS 2000 provides voice prioritization capabilities for devices such as VoIP phones, guaranteeing priority for voice traffic during periods of network congestion.
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