Ventev Wireless Infrastructure, a division of TESSCO Technologies Incorporated (NASDAQ: TESS), today announced new TerraWave Solutions products to deploy, protect, power, and improve the performance of Cisco networks. Showcased at Cisco Live 2013, these include a horizontal wall-mount access point (AP) enclosure for high-ceiling structures; a mirrored-bubble enclosure for hospital environments; a ceiling tile enclosure to secure the MobileAccess VE Pod as it works with Cisco APs to offload cellular traffic onto Wi-Fi networks; a directional antenna to support the upcoming 802.11ac standard; a dual-band antenna that extends coverage in high-density environments; and two antenna mounts that enhance Cisco antenna coverage.
“We are excited to showcase the latest TerraWave-branded innovations at Cisco Live 2013,” said Jeff Lime, vice president of Ventev Wireless Infrastructure. “As a Cisco Developer Network (CDN) Partner, we constantly look for ways to improve our products to better serve Cisco and its customers. Our TerraWave products complement Cisco AP deployments and enhance Cisco wireless infrastructure.”
The new horizontal wall-mount enclosure, designed for Cisco’s 1142, 3502i, 3602i, 1602i, and 2602i APs, mitigates issues caused by high-ceiling structures. The enclosure horizontally mounts to dry wall, metal poles or sheet rock, providing ground-level coverage in buildings where vertical ceiling mounting is impossible. The enclosure includes a clear bubble that allows visibility to the AP or a white cover that offers a consistent and aesthetically pleasing design.
In addition, TerraWave has designed a special mirrored-bubble enclosure for hospital applications. Its non-metallic, reflective coating, when deployed, can be used to view the immediate surroundings without hindering Wi-Fi coverage.TerraWave has partnered with Corning MobileAccess to design a ceiling-tile enclosure compatible with the MobileAccess VE Access Pod (VAP) and works in conjunction with Cisco APs to offload cellular traffic onto existing Wi-Fi networks. The lightweight enclosure seamlessly integrates into the ceiling tile grid and offers security for the MobileAccess VAP and Cisco AP as they work together to balance network traffic.