Category Archives: Cisco

Cisco Targets Mesh Networking

Cisco Systems Inc., building on the strength of its recent acquisition of Airespace Inc., is planning a move into the emerging wireless mesh networking market. Via []Continue Reading

Cisco Jump-Starts Wi-Fi

After a yearlong hiatus, Cisco Systems Inc. is moving ahead with plans to add Wi-Fi capabilities to its router and switch products. Via []Continue Reading

Wireless Enthusiast Cisco Makes A Pass At iPass

Cisco has invested in wireless hotspot aggregator iPass, along with voice recognition firm Nuance and Lumera, a firm that makes polymers used in wireless antennae, biotech chips and electrical-optical converters. Via []Continue Reading

Cisco Buys Wireless Start-up For $450 Million

Cisco Systems will buy wireless switch start-up Airespace in a stock deal worth about $450 million, the companies said Wednesday. Via []Continue Reading

Cisco To Buy Wireless Start-up?

Word on the street is that Cisco Systems is looking to buy a wireless switch start-up. The asking price could be as much as $500 million, according to the industry rumor mill. Via []Continue Reading

Cisco: Interoperability Underpins Wireless Take-up

Wireless technology will increasingly be used for mission critical solutions and provide greater channel opportunities as standards continue to be ratified, according to Cisco’s senior manager of wireless mobility, Ann Sun. Via []Continue Reading

Cisco, Symbol Keep Wireless Data Safe

Security partnerships and technology advances are making it increasingly safer to keep corporate data up in the air. Via []Continue Reading

Cisco Unveils Dual-Band APs, Beefs Up Security

Cisco Systems Wednesday unveiled a line of enterprise-grade multi-band wireless access points that include beefed up security. It also said it is adding intrusion detection capabilities for its entire Structured Wireless-Aware Network (SWAN) wireless LAN framework. Via []Continue Reading

Cisco CTO Whips WiMax

Cisco Systems Inc. CTO Charles Giancarlo took a few swings at WiMax, the wireless broadband networking technology also known as IEEE 802.16, yesterday during his brief keynote address at the Next Generation Networks conference in Boston. Via []Continue Reading

New WLANs Still Don’t Come Easy

Cisco Systems Inc. is set to introduce a dual-band version of its popular 1100 Series wireless access point, a boon for enterprise customers looking to support voice and data on WLANs. But a lack of tools to make the devices easier to configure and manage might still leave users wanting. Via []Continue Reading

Linksys Goes Dual-Band On Wi-Fi

With its eyes on the future of home entertainment and a relatively uncluttered band of radio spectrum, Cisco Systems’ Linksys division on Wednesday unveiled a line of IEEE 802.11g/a wireless LAN products. Via []Continue Reading

Linksys & Cisco Still Top Wi-Fi Vendors

While predicting “solid second quarter growth” of Wi-Fi adoption by consumers and enterprises, Cisco and its wholly-owned subsidiary Linksys were named as the top WLAN vendors for both home and office, according to ABI Research. D-Link and Netgear came in second and third respectively in the consumer space, while Symbol Technologies and Proxim rounded outContinue Reading

Cisco Fortifies WLAN Security

Cisco Systems Inc. is preparing to introduce products to its WLAN line that add support for AES, among other security and management features. Via []Continue Reading

Cisco The Target Of Wireless Lawsuit

A small wireless company in Canada is going after the Wi-Fi equipment and semiconductor industry for infringing on its patents–and Cisco Systems is one of its first targets. Via []Continue Reading

Cisco Targets Cities With Wireless Offering

Cisco is offering networking equipment to enable wireless communications for entire cities. Potential users of its Metropolitan Mobile Network are city, state and federal agencies, including public-safety organizations, as well as transportation and public-works departments. Via []Continue Reading