ADTRAN’s Bluesocket virtual Wireless LAN solution honored for
redefining the Wi-Fi industry with the World’s First Cloud-based WLAN
HUNTSVILLE, Ala.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 19, 2012--
Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN), a leading provider of cloud connectivity,
virtual mobility and enterprise communications solutions, today
announced that its Bluesocket virtual Wireless LAN (vWLAN®) solution has
been recognized by multiple industry awards for demonstrating innovation
and a groundbreaking approach to providing end-to-end control of
wireless and wireline networks. The solution was honored by TMC, winning
an INTERNET TELEPHONY Excellence Award as well as a
Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award. The American
Business Awards also recognized vWLAN with a Gold Stevie® in
the Best New Telecommunications Hardware Product/Service category. All
three award programs aim to acknowledge ingenuity in product development
and overall leadership in the telecommunications industry.
“ADTRAN’s Bluesocket vWLAN is the first and only solution on the market
with hypervisor-based control and management, enabling enterprises and
large campuses to truly realize unprecedented scalability and simplified
operations across their facilities with building-to-building, wireless
and wired connectivity,” said Mads Lillelund, general manager for
ADTRAN’s Bluesocket Business Group. “The solution allows customers to
continue utilizing their current network access points while also
deploying ADTRAN’s Bluesocket access points. As a result, customers are
able to protect previous investments but also offer a migration path
from older access points.”
Traditionally, WLAN deployments tied scalability to single purpose
devices, where the addition of more users and access meant enterprises
had to purchase more and larger controllers. ADTRAN’s Bluesocket vWLAN
solution utilizes network virtualization to scale and manage wireless
networks through software based on a hypervisor, eliminating the need
for hardware controllers. The solution enables enterprises to virtualize
control and management of the network and support up to 1,500 access
points and 48,000 users in multiple locations on a single software
instance. This approach provides increased performance, efficiency,
reliability, unsurpassed scalability and reduced CAPEX and OPEX for
businesses looking to achieve advanced IP communications networks.
As an additional benefit, ADTRAN’s Unified User Access Control Software
for vWLAN supports users from third party access points as well as wired
ports, allowing enterprises to provide identical service delivery,
flawless user-experience and dependable authentication regardless of a
user’s access method. The software also simplifies administration by
ensuring all users are given the same set of policies. Furthermore, when
combined with ADTRAN’s LAN and Unified Communications portfolio, vWLAN
is the industry’s most integrated, carrier-class, seamless
wireless/wireline end-to-end voice, data, video and mobility solution
with virtual control.
“We’re delighted to recognize so many innovative companies, new
products, technical achievements and technology executives in ABA’s new
product and tech awards categories,” said Michael Gallagher, president
and founder of the Stevie Awards.
“The editors of INTERNET TELEPHONY were pleased to grant ADTRAN
with an INTERNET TELEPHONY Excellence Award for its
innovation in IP communications. vWLAN has demonstrated
outstanding quality and delivered exceptional solutions for its
customers,” said Erik Linask, Group Editorial Director of INTERNET
About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business
Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women
in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service.
Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind
them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace
worldwide. Learn more about The Stevie Awards at www.stevieawards.com.
TMC is celebrating its 40th anniversary as a global,
integrated media company that helps clients build communities in print,
in person, and online. TMC publishes the TMC’s
CUSTOMER Magazine (formerly Customer
Interaction Solutions), INTERNET
Gen Mobility, and Cloud
Computing magazines. TMCnet.com,
which is read by 1.5 million unique visitors each month, is the leading
source of news and articles for the communications and technology
industries. TMC is the producer of ITEXPO,
the world’s leading B2B communications event. In addition, TMC runs
multiple industry events: Cloud Communications Expo; Cloud4SMB Expo;
CVx (ChannelVision Expo); DevCon5; HTML5 Summit; LatinComm Conference &
Expo; M2M Evolution Conference & Expo; Mobility Tech Conference & Expo;
MSPAlliance MSPWorld; StartupCamp; Video World Conference & Expo
For more information about TMC, visit www.tmcnet.com.
ADTRAN, Inc. is a leading global provider of networking and
communications equipment. ADTRAN’s products enable voice, data, video
and Internet communications across a variety of network infrastructures.
ADTRAN solutions are currently in use by service providers, private
enterprises, government organizations, and millions of individual users
worldwide. For more information, please visit www.adtran.com.
Source: ADTRAN, Inc.
Connect2 Communications for ADTRAN, Inc.
Ashley Baster, 919-435-9112