TITLE

NextHop to play WLAN leapfrog

AUTHOR(S)
Cox, John
PUB. DATE
February 2005
SOURCE
Network World;2/14/2005, Vol. 22 Issue 6, p62
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that NextHop Technologies Inc. is unveiling software that OEMs can use to create their own WLAN switches and access points. The code is from NextHop's acquisition last fall of Legra Systems, once part of the pack of WLAN switch start-ups. This little-known software vendor will take the first step this week toward helping equipment makers build what it calls the next generation of enterprise wireless LANs. By year-end, the company plans to combine the Legra code with GateD so that new Ethernet switches will be able to handle both wireline and wireless traffic. Deploying a WLAN will no longer mean having to buy separate boxes: Increasing the existing Ethernet infrastructure will simply "do" WLANs. NextHop's software includes a version of the proposed Control and Provisioning of Wireless Access Points (CAPWAP) protocol. CAPWAP is intended to be an IETF standard, replacing the proprietary protocols vendors use for the control and management of WLAN access points by back-end switches.
ACCESSION #
16094791

 

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