Tolly Group Shows Ubiquiti Networks UniFi 802.11ac WiFi Access Points Deliver
Over 46 Percent Faster Throughput Than Current Alternatives
Citing UniFi's Immediate Performance Benefits, Report Suggests Time to Deploy
802.11ac is Now
SAN JOSE, Calif., April 15, 2013
SAN JOSE, Calif., April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Ubiquiti Networks, Inc.
(NASDAQ: UBNT), a next-generation communications technology company, today
announced its new UniFi 802.11ac WiFi access points delivered more than 46
percent faster upstream throughput and 48 percent downstream throughput than
existing 802.11n alternatives in tests conducted by The Tolly Group. In
addition to demonstrating the significant performance benefits of emerging
802.11ac technology, the UniFi 802.11ac AP was found to deliver 10 percent
faster throughput for current 802.11n devices—underscoring the benefits of
deploying 802.11ac now.
"This was our first 'real world' evaluation of an enterprise 802.11ac access
point," said Kevin Tolly, Founder of The Tolly Group, a provider of
third-party testing and validation services. "Not only did UniFi show
impressive performance gains for 802.11ac clients but also an increase for
current 802.11n client devices connected to an 802.11ac AP."
The Tolly Group evaluated Ubiquiti's new UniFi 802.11ac access point against
current 802.11n offerings from Aruba Networks, Ruckus Wireless and Cisco
Systems, which haven't yet made 802.11ac systems available. 802.11ac is the
first Wi-Fi technology enabling wireline performance in a wireless
environment. According to a report from In-Stat, shipments of client devices
using 802.11ac will reach nearly one billion by 2015*. This widespread
deployment of 802.11ac is expected to significantly reduce the need for wired
clients outside the data center.
"Ubiquiti continues to set the industry benchmark for enterprise Wi-Fi
price/performance," said Robert J. Pera, CEO of Ubiquiti Networks. "At $299
per AP, we believe that organizations of any size can prepare now for the
arrival of 802.11ac devices while enjoying the immediate benefits of faster
throughput for current devices."
To help customers experience the immediate benefits of 802.11ac, Ubiquiti is
offering a free upgrade program to UniFi 802.11ac for Aruba Networks and
Ruckus Wireless AP users. Details can be found at
http://go.ubnt.com/UpgradeMyWiFi. As previously announced, the new UniFi 3.0
management software is available for free download today at www.ubnt.com.
Initial customer shipments of the UniFi 802.11ac access point are expected
this month, with volume shipments anticipated in May.
* Wireless LAN Market Estimates and Forecast by Device and by Technology
About The Tolly Group
The Tolly Group is the industry's leading provider of third-party testing and
validation services for IT products, services and components. Tolly's
expertise spans wireless, storage, virtualization/ thin clients, switching,
security (including but not limited to: endpoint security, NAC, mobile
security, backup and recovery and deduplication), networking, and cloud
services. For more information, please visit www.tolly.com
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 200 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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