The Aerohive Networks HiveAP 121 is a high-performance, 802.11n, 2×2 MIMO access point with a 10/100/1000 Ethernet port that delivers a data rate of 600Mbps with dual radios. The HiveAP 120 is a cost-effective, enterprise-grade solution – ideal for education, healthcare, and distributed enterprise environments.
With two radios and the ability to provide service concurrently on both 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands, the HiveAP 121 provides top performance at a low price point. The HiveAP 121 provides both mesh and access for 802.11a, b, g and n clients, with Aerohive's unique and resilient cooperative control architecture.
All HiveAPs support the feature-rich HiveOS service architecture. HiveOS is an implementation of Aerohive’s Cooperative Control Architecture which enables multiple APs to organize into groups or “hives,” that share control information enabling functions such as fast layer-2/layer-3 roaming, cooperative RF management, security and mesh networking without requiring a dedicated system controller. The resulting feature-rich capability enables a next generation wireless LAN architecture, called a Cooperative Control Wireless LAN Architecture. This architecture provides the benefi ts of a controller-based implementation, yet has a lower deployment/ownership cost, is more reliable, more scalable, higher performing and more suitable for today’s proliferation of wireless applications than controller-based architectures.
Network Management Solutions
Aerohive’s HiveManager NMS is a central management solution for Aerohive HiveAPs. HiveManager supports simple policy creation, firmware upgrades, confi guration updates, and centralized monitoring throughout the entire Aerohive deployment, whether building-wide, campus-wide, or global – all from a single console. Because the HiveManager is not actively involved in passing traffi c or in making forwarding decisions, it eliminates the traffi c bottlenecks and complexities of controller-based solutions, particularly in geographically distributed environments. As a result, control is distributed, while management is centralized. Essentially, the HiveManager solution delivers the benefi ts of both autonomous APs and controller-based solutions, without the drawbacks of either approach.