WLAN Accessory Vendors
Several other key products tie directly into WLAN networks.
Such products include PoE devices, antennas, cables, and other accessories. This
section provides just a sampling of some of these product offerings.
PowerDsine leads the fast-growing PoE technology that allows
power to be transmitted over the same network cable as data. PowerDsine has
spearheaded the development of the PoE market from its inception.
The company first developed its PoE technology in 1998, and has
subsequently delivered its solutions through communications companies such as
Avaya, 3Com, Nortel, Siemens, and Ericsson, and has even marketed its own
Founded in 1994, PowerDsine is headquartered in Israel, along
with its research and development facilities, and has offices in Farmingdale,
New York. The company was the driving force behind the IEEE 802.3af standard for
sending data over Ethernet cabling.
For more information on PowerDsine, visit http://www.powerdsine.com/.
Times Microwave Systems
Times Microwave Systems (TMS), a division of Smiths
Interconnect, was founded in 1948 as the Times Wire and Cable Company. TMS is an
engineering-oriented organization specializing in the design and manufacture of
high-performance flexible and semirigid coaxial cable, connectors, and cable
assemblies for RF transmission from HF through microwave frequencies.
Although many cable companies manufacture RF cabling, TMS is
one company that not only sells various cables, but also handles many of the
hard-to-find connectors (as well as all other cabling accessories).
For more information on TMS, visit http://www.timesmicrowave.com/; in particular, refer to http://www.timesmicrowave.com/telecom/connectors/selection/
for connector information, including availability of the reverse-polarity
connectors (such as the RP-N, RP-TNC, and RP-SMA).
TerraWave Solutions, a sister company to GigaWave Technologies
(a training company specializing in wireless networking technologies), was
founded in 2000, and distributes WLAN infrastructure and accessory products.
Included in its product line are WLAN "standard" accessories such as site survey
tools, various antennas, and cabling solutions for many of the unusual needs in
corporate and enterprise environments. In addition, the product line includes AP
enclosures for outdoor and harsh environments, unique AP and antenna mountings
fixtures, and even lightning-protection products.
For more information on TerraWave Solutions, visit http://www.terra-wave.com/.