Aironet Wireless Communications
|Fate||Acquired by Cisco Systems|
|Founded||United States (1986)|
Cisco Aironet is a maker of wireless networking equipment currently operated as a division of Cisco Systems. It was started by ex-Marconi Wireless employees in 1986 as Telesystems SLW in Canada, right after the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) opened up the ISM bands for spread spectrum license-free use. Telxon acquired Telesystems SLW in 1992, and Aironet Wireless Communications was spun off from Telxon's RF Division in 1994. Cisco Systems acquired Aironet in 1999.
Pre-acquisition Aironet products
- ARLAN 900 MHz proprietary wireless networking
- ARLAN 2.4GHz proprietary wireless networking
Cisco Era Aironet products
- Aironet 700W Series
- Simultaneous dual band radio, 802.11n based, wall-plate-mountable, BandSelect, VideoStream, 4x Gb ethernet ports, one PoE port, requires a controller.
- Aironet 1100 Series (2009)
- Aironet 1700 Series
- Aironet 1850 Series
- Aironet 1200 Series
- Aironet 1300 Outdoor Access Point/Bridge
- Aironet 2600 Series
- Aironet 2700 Series
- Aironet 3500 Series
- Aironet 3600 Series
- Aironet 3700 Series
Cisco Aironet compatible wireless controllers
- Cisco 8540 Wireless Controller.
- Cisco 5520 Wireless LAN Controller.
- Cisco 2500 Wireless Controller.
- Cisco Virtual Wireless Controller.
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