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CellNode M100

Product Overview

CellNode M100 is a unique WiFi device which enables providers to securely deploy wireless mesh networks. Every CellNode features two radio transceivers that support the 802.11a/b/g/n/ac standards. The first radio usually serves local wireless subscribers (downlink) at 2.4Ghz, while the second radio is used to connect to the infrastructure backbone (uplink) at 5Ghz. CellNode M100 features protected WDS/STP infrastructure data routing transport that allows transparent traffic failover and logically isolates all client networks for improved throughput, advanced roaming, and network security. The device can be provisioned and managed centrally. It includes security software such as Firewall, QoS, and Radius software services for access and traffic management purposes.

Key Features

  • Support for Wireless Mesh Infrastructure
  • Centralized Management and Provisioning
  • Built-in Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS)
  • Unique Routing Protocol with Policy Filtering
  • Unlimited In-network Roaming
  • Limited Number of Uplink Requirements
  • Powerful 2.4 Ghz 802.11 b/g/n Transceiver with Super-G, XRS, Mimo Technologies
  • Powerful 5 Ghz 802.11 a/n/ac Transceiver with Turbo-G and Mimo Technology
  • Optimized RX/TX Power Management with support for AirStream Technology
  • Centralized Access Control
  • Fault-Tolerant Infrastructure Implementation
  • Real-Time Client Scanning and Triangulation Services
  • Advanced Authentication and Session Management
  • Support for 802.11ac with 1GBps data transfer

Support for Wireless Mesh Infrastructure

CellNode M100 is designed for deployment in wireless mesh infrastructure. In such infrastructure, each CellNode M100 communicates with an uplink relay (bridge) or access controller and with other wireless clients within its reach. If one CellNode device becomes temporarily unavailable, traffic is transparently redirected to other CellNodes located within physical proximity.

Centralized Management and Provisioning

CellNode M100 ensures low operational and management costs via its support for centralized management and provisioning. Utilizing a central server interface, administrators can request a configuration change and/or firmware update which will be automatically propagated to all CellNodes within the provider network, regardless of their geographical location.

Built-in Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS)

CellNode M100 is designed to withstand extended power outages without service interruption. The device has a built-in uninterruptible power supply which can provide up to 23 hours of emergency power under normal load. The feature allows the device to be supplied with power on a part-time basis. For example, it can be installed on street light poles that are only powered during night-time.

Unique Routing Protocol with Policy Filtering

CellNode M100 features unique routing protocol that supports protected Spanning Tree/STP infrastructure to withstand any type of DoS attacks such as Unwanted Broadcasts, Network Flooding, ARP Poisoning, and Evil Twin attacks. The routing protocol logically isolates the client network layers and provides full roaming support. In addition, CellNode offers improved network security via its built-in policy management features to allow traffic prioritization and shaping. The device includes Firewall, QoS, and Radius software to provide advanced security management mechanisms.

Unlimited In-network Roaming

CellNode M100 offers transparent in-network roaming for maximum user mobility. Subscribers with wireless clients can travel feely within the network boundaries and seamlessly roam from one CellNode to another without experiencing session interruption or IP address changes.

Limited Number of Uplink Requirements

CellNode M100 requires limited number of Ethernet, fiber-optic or DSL uplinks when deployed in wireless mesh infrastructure. The device has a 5 GHz wireless transceiver dedicated to transport backbone traffic which allows multiple CellNodes to connect to a single uplink (via access controller). All backbone links are achieved either in a point-to-point or point-to-multipoint fashion to provide more alternative routes when needed.

Powerful 2.4 Ghz 802.11 b/g/n Transceiver with Super-G, XRS, Mimo Technologies

CellNode M100 features 2.4 GHz (802.11 b/g/n) transceiver with Super-G and Extended Range (XRS) technologies. The 2.4 GHz wireless band is used by the CellNode to communicate with wireless clients located within its service range. All CellNode Access Points that operate in close proximity are utilizing variable power levels and operate on different channels to reduce possible interference.

Powerful 5 Ghz 802.11 a/n/ac Transceiver with Turbo-G and Mimo Technology

CellNode M100 also features 5 GHz (802.11 a/n/ac) transceiver with Turbo-G technology and speed of up to 600Mbps. The 5GHz range is used for backbone communication only and features encrypted and compressed network data exchange.

Optimized RX/TX Power Management with support for AirStream Technology

CellNode M100 features optimized and centrally managed TX/RX power management for optimal performance and decreased interference with other devices. In addition, in situations when a specific client can not be easily reached, each CellNode M100 may adjust its power for optimized transmission.

Centralized Access Control

CellNode M100 enables service providers to exercise centralized access control over all wireless clients who access the network. All such clients can freely access a CellNode enabled network but will be allowed Internet access only after they successfully authenticate with the access controller that controls the network.

Fault-Tolerant Infrastructure Implementation

CellNode M100 typically operates in a wireless mesh infrastructure to allow easy substitution of failed devices. If one CellNode becomes temporarily unavailable the traffic can be is transparently redirected to alternative devices. Alternatively, if one ISP uplink or gateway becomes unavailable, the CellNodes will attempt to send the traffic to any other available gateway via the built-in intelligent ARP routing mechanism.

Real-Time Client Scanning and Triangulation Services

CellNode M100 offers real-time scanning to detect any wireless device that operates within its reach. Furthermore, if the signature of a particular wireless device is captured simultaneously by any three CellNodes, administrators can pin-point the location of such device, a process called Triangulation or Client Localization.

Advanced Authentication and Session Management

CellNode M100 supports advanced authentication and session management options. Each CellNode provides three levels of authentication – MAC, IP and PIN. After the 3 authentication levels are complete, the session management system takes over and dynamically manages the session traffic parameters. Any session can be disconnected at any point of time or automatically disconnected based on bandwidth and/or time limitations.

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