Edgewater Wireless’ WiFi3™ powered access points are designed to address the needs of carrier-class, high-density WiFi deployments, both indoor and outdoor. The wideband, 802.11 WiFi3™ radio architecture provides up to 50x greater performance over single-channel access points. It offers a rich, carrier feature set that includes integrated, real-time spectral surveillance, right out of the box. Every Edgewater Wireless AP integrates with one or more WiFi3™ powered radios, capable of supporting up to three concurrent channels simultaneously.
Each channel supports four virtual channels providing unbeatable flexibility for configuration. Each WiFi3™ integrated radio supports Edgewater Wireless’ Spectrum Surveillance Architecture (SSA™) with the ability to identify interferers and security threats. Independent transmit power control is supported on each channel and can be configured by the operator to optimize the network deployment.
The products are designed with a comprehensive, user friendly and intuitive Element Management System – EdgeNet, that offers service providers with tremendous flexibility in configuring and independently monitoring each 802.11 channel in the network. Doing so, without the high-cost of an unneeded controller-based architecture.
With WiFi3™, it’s all about delivering the highest Quality of Service and a seamless user experience.
With traditional WiFi, most networks were designed based on the ranges delivered by 802.11 standard operating 2.4 GHz protocols for distance and performance. This model worked when everyone was walking around with just one Wi-Fi enabled device.
Fast-forward to today, the average user has 2-3 WiFi enabled devices, all drawing down data from the network and seriously impacting network performance. This exponential growth of WiFi is happening on a global scale and with this impressive growth, comes the challenge of WiFi interference, security and performance.
Today, network planners have a choice:
- They can make the jump to 802.11 ac – the “latest” 802.11 standard, which boasts extremely good performance in close proximity but diminishes quickly at distance. This means the jump to 802.11 ac will cost significantly more in building the network because of the additional hardware investment required, or,
- Network operators and service providers can leverage Edgewater Wireless WiFi3™ powered solutions to deliver reliable, high-capacity indoor/outdoor WiFi services for high-density environments.
APs with WiFi3™ mitigates interference and dramatically improves network performance common in dirty, high density & complex spectrum environments. WiFi3™ powered APs have applications for virtually any high-density indoor or outdoor application. It is ideal for data offload & mobile backhaul, casino and resort
WiFi, hotels & marinas, enterprise & campus WiFi and stadiums. Carriers and service providers can now take advantage of the unique capabilities that Access Points deliver with WiFi3™.
Enterprises should be optimizing their environments for capacity and managing a high density of users/devices. Where standard WiFi tries to address these issues with more antennas, more access points and beamforming technology, WiFi3™ achieves this using a multi-channel architecture offering up to three concurrent channels per radio mitigating co-channel and adjacent channel interference, which has plagued traditional WiFi solutions.Edgewater Wireless’ WiFi3™ powered access point technology can support a number of features that can only be achieved with our next generation WiFi3™ infrastructure:
- The real-time Spectral Surveillance Technology (SSA™) dramatically lowers operational expense. SSA™ comes standard with WiFi3™ to monitor the entire communications spectrum and provide real-time security across all 802.11 frequency bands to identify interference, hackers and other potentially malicious activity. SSA™ provides Spectral Signature Recognition, identifying types of RF Interference such as frequency hoppers, microwave ovens, radar, OFDM, CCK, Bluetooth and cordless phones.
- ICA™ Intelligent Channel Association enables the operator to configure each channel to support different media such as voice, video and data, different levels of QoS, security or throughput performance.
- Load Balancing enables the operator to offload heavily loaded channels to other channels and deliver the highest QoS to the most users on the network with integrated dynamic load balancing across multichannel radio architecture.
- PowerZoning™. With independent transmit power control per channel, APs can be configured to minimize inter-AP interference for APs that are deployed in close proximity to each other without compromising network performance. It maximizes frequency reuse to deliver a high performance / high QoS end user experience with the highest channel density available.