Proxim APs Go High Security  

Proxim Wireless, today announced the Tsunami MP.11 HS (High Security) line of base station units, subscriber units and bridges. The new products provide FIPS 140-2 level 2 compliant point-to-point and point-to-multipoint products in the 5.1-5.95 GHz, 4.9 GHz, 2.4 GHz, and 1.8 GHz frequency bands.

The Tsunami MP.11 HS product family is Proxim’s ultra-secure broadband wireless solution for wireless video, data connectivity, VoIP and mobility, combining FIPS 140-2 level 2 compliance, advanced AES-256 encryption, and secure management to meet strict U.S. Federal Government standards.

Proxim’s integrated solution combines high security with the high throughput, required for bandwidth-intensive video, among other applications. It also enables mobile roaming with seamless handoffs at speeds of up to 120 mph (200 km/hour)

Originally designed for “a government client”, utilizing NATO’s 1.8 GHz frequency band (near cellular channels), Proxim decided to commercialize their FIPS 140-2 certified gear using more common frequencies for public service users. The MP.11 HS utilizes the mid 5 GHz band (with some 230 Mhz capacity), and the dedicated 4.9 Ghz public safety band (with some 50 MHz capacity) as well as the more common 2.4 and 5.8 GHz bands.

The Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2, standard is a U.S. government computer security standard used to accredit cryptographic modules. The cryptographic modules are produced by the private sector or open source communities for use by the U.S. government and other regulated industries (such as financial and health-care institutions) that collect, store, transfer, share and disseminate “sensitive, but un-classfied (SBU)” information.

Proxim says the Tsunami MP.11 HS series minimizes system latency with Proxim’s proven WORP (Wireless Outdoor Routing Protocol) and optimizes WiMAX Quality of Service (QoS)

The new Tsunami MP.11 HS product family includes two new subscriber units, two new base station units (one outdoor unit and one rack-mounted indoor unit), the Tsunami QuickBridge.11 HS bridge, a mobility kit and a 1.8GHz converter amplifier.

All MP.11 HS platforms are FIPS 140-2 level 2 compliant, and FIPS 140-2 level 2 certification is in process and is expected in the third quarter of 2008. The subscriber units and base station units each come in both ruggedized POE-enabled and traditional 12-volt DC powered models. Tsunami MP.11 HS products are available for order now.

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