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Offline Telair

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Motorola Selling Wi-Fi Division?
« on: October 22, 2013, 02:55:26 PM »
That would make me sad, but Motorola says they are not doing well with the wireless LAN group.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/10/22/motorola_parcels_up_wifi_for_selloff/


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Re: Motorola Selling Wi-Fi Division?
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2013, 07:09:27 PM »
There were quite a few different reports around this week of Motorola trying to sell it's wireless division.

It's really a shame to see how a once pioneer in wireless - Symbol - has fallen, where have I said that in the past 3-5 years (alot actually).

I've already received 2-3 solicitations from competing vendors to talk about possible alternatives.

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Re: Motorola Selling Wi-Fi Division?
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2013, 09:34:16 AM »
We use Trapeze/Juniper.
GE still requires Symbol 802.11FH (Frequency Hopping) AP's if you are not using their solution for their Patient Monitoring system...

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Re: Motorola Selling Wi-Fi Division?
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2013, 02:53:49 PM »
We use Brocade controllers and AP's which are just re-branded Motorola gear.  Even had a few times when Brocade forgot to re-flash the firmware with their own version so the equipment would boot-up as Motorola.

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Re: Motorola Selling Wi-Fi Division?
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2013, 10:06:38 AM »
It would appear that this is more than just trade-rag hyperbole... over the past 2 weeks I've noticed a number of long-time Motorola employees fleeing the company for competitors like Aruba and Cisco.

I'm curious what everyone else is thinking here... I know Cisco and Aruba are making big pushes for the Motorola marketshare.

Are there any other wireless solutions worth investigating?

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Re: Motorola Selling Wi-Fi Division?
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2013, 11:25:38 AM »
We are happy with our Trapeze hardware, and converting to Local Switching at remote sites improved user performance.  Need to complete the local switching conversion.

Next is 802.1X and 3x3 MIMO 802.11N...

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Re: Motorola Selling Wi-Fi Division?
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2013, 03:14:27 PM »
We have people wanting 802.11ac AP's already before the standard is even ratified by the IEEE.  You are also going to need to run a 10Gig cable to each AP given the throughput those can move in theory.

So who's left standing in the wireless market now?  Trapeze/Juniper, Cisco, Avaya has their own in-house wireless gear now.  Anyone else?

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Re: Motorola Selling Wi-Fi Division?
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2013, 04:56:24 PM »
Centralized management:
Aruba, Extreme, Cisco, Juniper/Trapeze, Avaya, Netgear for Small deployments.


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