First, I used to worked the WLAN portion of the company (Symbol), that is now a part of Motorola Solutions of which will then become a part of Zebra. Got the in-depth of this on a conference call. First and foremost, they (Motorola) make radios. This unlike a lot of the WLAN infrastructure companies..that do not. Extremely competitively priced that should raise a lot of "eyebrows". It literally can blend into any environment. What I also like is the virtual controller mode. One of these can adopt up to 24 additional 7520 APs, in environments where you don't require or desire a wireless switch. In terms of location services, well it supports Bluetooth SMART (4.0), Wi-Fi locationing and Apple's iBeacon.
This is quite interesting, in a form factor of:
- 3.5"L x 3.7"W x 1.35" H.
- Dual radio 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
- Bluetooth LE (yes, this opens up all kinds of possibilities)
- 3 x IEEE 802.3/10/100Mb auto-sensing LAN ports
- 1 x IEEE 802.3 Gigabit Ethernet auto-sensing uplink LAN port
- 8 ESSIDS, 16 SSIDS
- 802.1Q, 802.1D, DHCP, BootP, PPOE, LLDP, GRE, IPSec
- SSH, HTTPS, SNMPv3
- WMM, 802.1P, DSCP, (per radio)
- Stateful L2/L3 firewall, IP filtering, NAT, 802.1x, 802.11i, WPA2, Dedicated fulltime WIPS, sensor mode, secure guest access, and captive portal
My revision of a white paper for Motorola Solutions should be coming out shortly.