Distributed WiFi

Today, there is an explosion of Wi-Fi enabled devices, with 3-4 times the number of clients appearing on the network, an order of magnitude performance increase with the 802.11n standard, and the migration of Wi-Fi from convenience to mission-critical Ethernet replacement networks. Gone are the days where wireless was an ad hoc requirement, wireless is now required to perform, from a reliability factor, as good as an ethernet cable.

To address the challenges of these environments and provide a solution to the demand, we use a controller-less wireless LAN architecture called Cooperative Control. This unique controller-less architecture enables secure, scalable, high-performance and mission-critical wireless networking in a manageable and cost effective way to industries like education, healthcare, state and local government, manufacturing, distribution, and retail.

A controller-less approach distributes all control functions and data forwarding to smart APs while maintaining a centralised management system for monitoring and configuration – similar to how routers function. The advantages of this approach are:-

  • No u-turns, bottlesnecks or single points of failure
  • Flexible expansion – just add APs
  • Superior branch performance and survivability
  • Real mesh support
  • Increased reliability and reduced cost (no controllers)
  • Advanced value-added functionality

While traditional wireless solutions ‘get the job done’ when not pushed to the limit and used in an ad-hoc environment, there is very little on the market today that can handle the true distributed, high density, high performance and reliability requirements of next generation wireless provisioning.

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  • “I have been in network administration and management for over twenty years, and am pleased to say that our recent rollout of Aerohive wireless by this company has been seamless and painless, and far exceeded our expectations. In my experience Beachhead is a first-class organisation, and we will certainly be consulting them in regard to future network developments in our school.”

    carinya Peter Townsend
    Carinya Christian School