Dell continues to introduce services catering to the small to medium business sector. After unveiling a new a Software-as-a-Service platform in partnership with Salesforce.com last week, Dell is putting the spotlight on its new PowerConnect W-Series wireless networking solutions.
Basically, the W-Series (comprised of access points, controllers and software) is designed to create a "seamless mobile experience" in which the solutions provide enterprise-class wireless networking features to small and medium businesses from data centers to branch and/or home offices with better security measures than traditional wired solutions.
As of right now, here are the options that business customers can choose from:
- PowerConnect W-IAP92, W-IAP93 and W-IAP105: Instant access points with a built-in virtualized controller functionality and a data rate of 300Mbps per radio. This is designed to provide an entry-level enterprise-grade Wi-Fi network at a more affordable price.
- PowerConnect W-AP134 and W-AP135: Multi-function, dual-radio 802.11in indoor access points that are configured to maximize performance in high-density Wi-Fi environments while providing 50 percent more throughput than previous generations.
Dell is rolling out the PowerConnect W-Series Instant Access Points starting today. Pricing starts at $395 for the IAP 92/93, and then it jumps to $695 and $1,295 for the IAP105 and AP134/135 models respectively.
UPDATE: Although Dell previously announced a September 7 release date, availability has been pushed back to the end of the month.
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