WiFi3™Access Points have exponential throughput capacity when compared with single-channel Access Points (APs), resulting in up to 50x performance improvement.
Throughput performance is important for Mobile Carriers, WISPS and Enterprise Customers as capacity has become a significant challenge in wireless networks. This is due to the overwhelming demand for data from smart phones, tablets and other mobile devices that want to quickly access the mobile/cellular spectrum/broadband network at a cost effective price. Because of this increase, capacity, installation and operational expense are significantly reduced, as fewer APs are required.
For service providers and systems integrators, cost of deployment is dominated by the hardware investment and installation services costs of the AP network. WiFi3™ technology will reduce the number of APs installed per deployment and dramatically reduce your CapEx investment for hardware, installation and provisioning.
Service providers, WISP operators and systems integrators want to maximize the ROI per unit deployed, while improving customer QoS. WiFi3™ also allows you to provide DIFFERENTIATED SERVICES or APPLICATIONS at different billing rates on a per “wireless channel” basis or on a “per VAP” basis. The flexibility to manage customer services INCREASES THE AMOUNT OF BILLINGS PER INSTALLED AP and differentiating from your competitors.
Similarly, for Enterprises (Business, Stadium, Airport, Train Stations, Resort), WiFi3™ enables you to deploy fewer APs while supporting multiple internal wireless needs (open clients, secure internal, ultra-secure executive, private, Point of Sale) with unique SSIDs and encryption settings.
With the 3-channel advantage and multiple virtual channels only available with WiFi3™, each channel can be configured to support specific types of media applications such as VoIP, Data, Streaming Video, Video Surveillance, Audio, and much more. Issues such as “bursty” data can interrupt video traffic and continuous streaming video applications like Netflix, can severely impact voice and data services.
POWERZONING maximizes BANDWIDTH DENSITY and coverage in a given area while improving the ability to support applications like VOIP handoff (roaming) in an environment with multiple APs. POWERZONING is “smart WiFi technology” and reduces interference between APs that may be in close proximity or operating on the same wireless channel.
POWERZONING is configured to automatically detect and calibrate optimal power settings between multiple APs to maximize performance and QoS for your customers.
SPECTRAL SURVEILLANCE ARCHITECTURE (SSA™) enables REMOTE SITE SURVEYING, yet another advantage only available with WiFi3™. SSA™ scans the spectral environment surrounding each AP deployment and enables REMOTE OPTIMIZATION of the AP, as well adding applications for Automatic Interferer Avoidance in the frequency band. All of which, improve overall customer QoS experience by maximizing AP output while reducing operational costs (OpEx).
ADVANCED INTRUSION DETECTION is “onboard” every Edgewater Wireless AP to continuously scan for potential security issues in the band. This allows operators and network managers to identify if other APs are operating on non-sanctioned channels and identify if rogue APs have been deployed in the network or business environment.
Edgewater Wireless WiFi3™enabled APs can be paired with SECURITY SCANNING APPLICATIONS to provide additional INTRUSION DETECTION, PREVENTION AND IDENTIFICATION while concurrently supporting data communications. With associated security scanning software applications, one or two channels on each AP can be dedicated to scanning while the remaining channels could provide data communications enabling a high-end wireless security system.