Cable Operators Boost Competitive Advantage with New Wi-Fi Solution from BelAir Networks

New BelAir100SN cable-optimized, dual radio Wi-Fi AP continues BelAir Networks outdoor 802.11n product leadership, adds DOCSIS® 3.0

Industry first! BelAir100SN combines 802.11n Wi-Fi and DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem on strand-mounted, plant-powered AP (Photo: Business Wire)

CableLabs Winter Conference

DENVER--()--In response to demand from leading cable operators, BelAir Networks, the market share leader in Service Provider Wi-Fi, today announced another industry first. The new BelAir100SN combines 802.11n Wi-Fi and the latest DOCSIS® 3.0 technology and EuroDOCSIS™ 3.0 standard modems on a robust, plant-powered, strand mounted wireless access point that can be installed and integrated with the cable operator’s network and back office in less than 15 minutes. The BelAir100SN enables cable operators to leverage their available mounting, power, backhaul and other network assets to quickly and easily extend wireless services to their customers.

“Cable operators are leveraging Wi-Fi as a competitive advantage for their subscribers so they demand equipment that delivers the highest performance and also integrates with their current network and back office systems,” said Dave Park, VP, Product Marketing, BelAir Networks. “We’ve worked with the leading cable operators to develop Wi-Fi products that deliver a great user experience while facilitating service provisioning and bundling, making deployment and operation easier, and reducing network commissioning and upgrade costs.”

Leveraging the same BelAirOS operating system and BelView network management as the rest of the BelAir Networks portfolio, the new BelAir100SN delivers performance, reliability and network integration features specifically designed for Service Providers, including:

  • Policy management enabling a personalized user experience and end to end QoS and traffic management
  • Edge-based security with central authentication enforced at the access point
  • Seamless integration with carrier-grade policy managers and multi service edge routers (scaling to 48,000 APs and 480 Gbps of traffic)
  • Business intelligence, including user experience insights and location-based personalization on a GPS-based, feature rich management system that scales to 50,000 APs
  • Massive-scale mobility proven in the world’s largest Wi-Fi networks

Using the latest Wi-Fi and DOCSIS standards, the BelAir100SN now delivers higher throughput, broader and more consistent coverage, better voice, video and multimedia performance and improved battery life for mobile devices. Already shipping to major North American cable operators, the BelAir100SN builds on BelAir Networks first to market innovations in both outdoor 802.11n and cable-optimized Wi-Fi solutions. The company introduced the industry’s first cable-optimized Wi-Fi AP, the BelAir100S, in 2005, and the industry’s first outdoor 802.11n APs, the BelAir100D and BelAir200D in February, 2008.

The BelAir100SN is running live at the CableLabs® Winter Conference, February 7–9, 2010, at the Hyatt Regency at Colorado Convention Center. BelAir Networks will also feature the BelAir100SN at Cable Congress 2010, March 3-5, at SQUARE in Brussels, Belgium.

About BelAir Networks

BelAir Networks is the market share leader in Service Provider Wi-Fi solutions. The company's portfolio of indoor and outdoor wireless LAN access points, control and management systems enable service providers, government and businesses to deliver high performance, scalable and flexible managed Wi-Fi services to both enterprise and public users. BelAir Networks solutions provide a compelling return on investment and address the need for public Wi-Fi hot spots and hotzones, secure wireless LAN, cellular data offload, wireless backhaul and video surveillance. Innovative cable, telecom and mobile service providers use BelAir Networks to drive revenue and improve competitiveness. Founded in 2001, BelAir Networks is a privately held company with customers that include AT&T and Cablevision and backed by investment from Comcast Interactive Capital, T-Mobile Venture Fund and leading venture capital firms including Trilogy Equity Partners. For more information, visit www.belairnetworks.com.

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Contacts

BelAir Networks
Sheila Burpee Duncan, 613-254-7070 ext. 134
sburpeeduncan@belairnetworks.com

Release Summary

New wireless product for cable operators combines 802.11n Wi-Fi and DOCSIS 3.0 or EuroDOCSIS 3.0 on strand-mounted AP.

Contacts

BelAir Networks
Sheila Burpee Duncan, 613-254-7070 ext. 134
sburpeeduncan@belairnetworks.com