Cisco CleanAir: An Air Freshener With an Award-Winning Scent
You’ve heard Cisco talk about the consumerization of IT, in which the lines blur between devices, work, and home. You’ve heard the company talk about Borderless Networks and the need to extend information access to virtually any device anywhere at any time. But beyond the product launches and the press releases, it’s all a fact of life, and Cisco has been innovating technology to make that lifestyle easier.
Yesterday was the latest example. Cisco announced a new series of wireless access points with CleanAir technology. The first of its kind, CleanAir is the only solution that completely addresses the interference challenge of delivering business-critical applications over wireless networks. In short, it “cleans the air,” serving as a traffic cop for the various wireless signals zipping around you. It detects, classifies, locates and mitigates the impact of wireless interference so that the information you need can be accessed in a timely and reliable fashion. Microwaves, Bluetooth devices, mobile phones, security cameras, garage door openers, etc. – CleanAir technology tackles it all.
Twenty-four hours later, CleanAir has proven to be a special innovation to more than just Cisco and its customers. Today, the Cisco 3500 Access Point with CleanAir was awarded Best of Interop. The award comes on the heels of numerous customers commenting on its value – from universities and their dormitories to telecom companies and their customers. Awards aside, having greater reliability when connecting wirelessly is indeed a breath of fresh air. Wireless never cleaned up so nicely. It’s about time, don’t you agree?
Also, please view this replay of our LIVE @Talk2Cisco Ustream chat with Ray Smets, VP/GM of Wireless Business Unit: