Ubiquiti Networks Leads 802.11ac Wi-Fi Revolution
Fast Growing Enterprise Wi-Fi Access Point Provider Introduces UniFi 3.0
Platform to Deliver First 802.11ac Enterprise APs and Management Software for
Large Scale, Roam Anywhere Deployments
SAN JOSE, Calif., March 25, 2013
SAN JOSE, Calif., March 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Ubiquiti Networks, Inc.
(NASDAQ: UBNT), a next-generation communications technology company, today
introduced UniFi 3.0—the first Wi-Fi platform to deliver 802.11ac access
points (AP) and management software to support the demanding and growing needs
of under networked businesses, hotel chains, restaurants, hospitals, schools,
In its "Market Share: Enterprise WLAN Equipment, Worldwide, 4Q12 and 2012"
report published last week, Gartner Research listed Ubiquiti as a vendor of
coordinated wireless access points with a year-over-year worldwide unit
shipment growth rate in 2012 of 205 percent. The company shipped its 10
millionth device (across all product lines) in December and was recently
listed as the 70th fastest-growing tech company in Deloitte's Fast 500.
"Wireless networking is at an inflection point where it can completely replace
wired networking everywhere but the data center," said Robert J. Pera, CEO at
Ubiquiti Networks. "Ubiquiti is the first company to put high performance,
scalable coverage, and affordability in range of any organization, and our
rapid growth is a testament to that."
802.11ac or Gigabit Wi-Fi is the newest Wi-Fi protocol for the 802.11 wireless
networking standard. It can deliver more than three times the data transfer
speeds of the current 802.11n protocol in addition to improved network
robustness, reliability and RF bandwidth utilization efficiency for demanding
applications such as HD video, video conferencing, streaming media, VOIP and
Ubiquiti's new UniFi 3.0 software offers unique and innovative "Zero Hand-Off
Roaming" technology that enables mobile users to roam anywhere and seamlessly
maintain their connection as they switch to the nearest AP. Whereas existing
roaming solutions require negotiation with the client device and may cause
latency and/or interoperability problems, Ubiquiti's Zero Hand-Off Roaming
makes multiple APs appear as a single AP, so it can work with any client and
require no interaction from the client device.
"Ubiquiti's Zero Hand-Off Roaming technology is just another example of how
we're delivering unique innovations to solve the most important needs of
highly mobile wireless users," added Pera. "It's a great example of Ubiquiti's
unique combination of technological leadership and price disruption."
UniFi 3.0 builds on previous UniFi releases, which offer comprehensive hotspot
management and a flexibly deployed software controller. The controller can run
on-premises, in a private cloud or public cloud. New features of the UniFi 3.0
oMulti-site management capabilities, enabling a single controller to manage
distributed deployments and multi-tenancy for managed service providers
oDetailed analytics, which can be used for managing large user populations
and for faster troubleshooting
oWLAN Groups for flexible configuration of large deployments
oWireless mesh capabilities so that APs do not require a wired uplink
UniFi 802.11ac access points are priced at $299. Initial customer shipments
are expected to begin in April with volume shipments in May. UniFi 3.0
management software can be downloaded for free beginning April 15^th at
To help companies experience the benefits of UniFi 3.0 and 802.11ac, Ubiquiti
is also announcing a free upgrade program for Aruba Networks and Ruckus
Wireless AP users. Details can be found at http://go.ubnt.com/UpgradeMyWiFi.
About Ubiquiti Networks
Ubiquiti Networks (NASDAQ: UBNT) is closing the digital divide by building
network communication platforms for everyone, everywhere. With over 10 million
devices deployed in more than 180 countries, Ubiquiti is transforming
under-networked businesses and communities. Our leading edge platforms
airMAX™, UniFi™, airFiber™, airVision™, mFi™ and EdgeMAX™ combine innovative
technology, disruptive price performance and the support of a global user
community to eliminate barriers to connectivity. For more information, join
our community at http://www.ubnt.com.
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