X Marks The Spot
Aerohive is aiming to make Wi-Fi easier, more efficient and more flexible for customers and partners with the launch of three new high performance 802.11ax access points and the new Atom pluggable access point that the company says is a natural fit for Internet of Things deployments.
Michael O'Brien, vice president of global channel sales at the Milpitas, Calif., company, said the new 802.11ax access points come as "partners are looking for ways to extend the cloud-managed network environment. This takes the portfolio and extends it to help partners get into other areas of the marketplace and address other use cases."
The use cases for the one of the 802.11ax models and the wall outlet-mounted Atom access point include IoT deployments, where partners are faced with the challenge of customers that do not want to run IoT on production networks. "Atom can extend IoT services down to the mobile worker," O'Brien said. "It extends the corporate network in a mobile manner. Sometimes facilities don't lend themselves to shared AP models."
Here are five things solution providers should know about Aerohive's new access points.