"People come to the port to get away from the chaos of the city, but they don't want to be disconnected from their loved ones," said
EPI Networks deployed a combination of XR-2420, XR-4420 and XR-4820 Wireless Arrays models supporting 2, 4, and 8 radios respectively. Each XR radio is software-programmable, supporting either 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz, with data rates up to 300 Mbps. The multi-radio, distributed Array architecture significantly reduced the amount of total equipment required in the Anacortes deployment by reducing the number of APs required and eliminating the requirement for a central control. In addition, savings in cabling, PoE switch ports, installation-time, maintenance and power consumption contribute to a significantly lower total cost of ownership (TCO) for the Wi-Fi network.
The Port's new Xirrus Wireless Arrays support Application Control, which identifies applications on the wireless network and lets administrators apply policies, including providing prioritization for specific applications and limiting bandwidth for others. Application Control ensures consistent performance for important applications running on the Port's network. This has enabled new customer-service initiatives, including providing port staff with access to custom mobile applications on tablets to check in boaters, take payments and update dock information.
"We are always thrilled to see successful deployments of our technology in challenging environments," said
Keywords for this news article include: Wireless Network, Telecommunications, Wireless Technology.
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