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Symbol Technologies,

Inc.
-

CONFIDENTIAL




WS 2000 Sales Kit

106
































T
OOLS

AND
R
ESOURCES


About Symbol T
echnologies


The Wireless LAN Market Opportunity

Symbol’s Wireless LAN Leadership

Influencing the RFI Check List

WS 2000 FAQ




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Inc.
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CONFIDENTIAL




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107

A
BOUT
S
YMBOL
T
ECHNOLOGI ES
I
NC
.







Symbol Technologies, Inc.
[NYSE:SBL] delivers real
-
time enterprise mobility solutions that enable
anywhere, anytime data and voice communication designed to increase productivity, r
educe
costs and realize competitive advantage. Symbol systems and services integrate ruggedized
mobile computing, advanced data capture, wireless networking and mobility software for the
world's leading retailers, transportation and logistics companies, ma
nufacturers, government
agencies and providers of healthcare, hospitality and security.


Symbol is the only mobility solution provider with a 15+
-
year heritage in Wireless LAN technology
research and development, product marketing, and mobile computing int
egration. Today,
Symbol’s Wireless Networking Division has over 200 engineering professionals dedicated to the
continuous innovation of Wi
-
Fi networking infrastructure and technology. This team brought to
market the industry’s first wireless switch archite
cture, the WS 5000 Wireless Switch, a product
that received, among other accolades, the Best of Show Grand Prize at Networld+Interop in
Atlanta 2002. Symbol experts bring to market enterprise class management, security, and
networking, all at a lower total

cost of ownership for scalability and investment protection.


The Symbol legacy in wireless networking has led to a portfolio of innovative wireless products
and software features specifically designed for end
-
to
-
end mobility. The WS 5000 Wireless
Switch,

a centralized management, security, and wireless networking architecture, is ideally
suited for network integration within medium
-
to
-
large enterprises. The WS 2000 Wireless Switch,
a wired
-
wireless networking system with integrated security, management an
d gateway features,
creates a converged wired and wireless network within branch offices and small
-
to
-
medium
enterprises. These systems use Symbol’s patented AP 100, Wi
-
Fi 801.11b Access Port, and the
AP 300, Wi
-
Fi 802.11a/b Access Port. The award winning
Symbol 4131 Access Point supports
enterprises sustaining the traditional access point architecture for wireless networking. Symbol’s
complete line of external antennas provides the flexibility to meet coverage requirements for
nearly any environment, and p
ower
-
over
-
Ethernet (PoE) devices reduce WLAN deployment
costs. To support client device connectivity with advanced roaming and power management
features, Symbol offers the Wireless Networ
ker™ product line, which includes a PC Card, a
CompactFlash™ Card, and a PCI Adapter.


Symbol wireless networking experts will continue to deliver innovative enterprise mobility
products that provide customers with a competitive advantage.


Symbol Technologies,

Inc.
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108

T
HE
W
I RELESS

LAN

M
ARKET
O
PPORTUNI TY




“Wireless LANs are the hottest market in networking equipment.”


IDC


Market research analysts agree: Wi
-
Fi wireless networking is a hot market. There is a
tremendous opportunity for enterprise mobility: IDC projects the WLAN ma
rket to reach $2.8
billion in 2004, while Synergy Research expects the market to reach $3.6 billion.


Outside the home and small
-
office (SoHo), IDC believes that Wi
-
Fi demand will be generated by
enterprises that need a single physical network to simultane
ously support mobile applications for
business operations and Wi
-
Fi wireless Internet for consumer applications. Examples would
include airports, food service chains, retail outlets, hotels, truck stops, educational institutions,
shopping malls, and other
enterprises. Going forward, IDC believes that these kinds of
enterprises will realize the value of specific mobile applications already widely adopted by
healthcare, manufacturing, logistics, transportation, and retail large enterprise customers.


With the

introduction of the WS 2000 Wireless Switch, Symbol anticipates WLAN growth
opportunities in branch offices and small
-
to
-
medium enterprises (SMEs). These locations can
range from the size of a Starbucks or McDonald’s to the size of a large restaurant, boo
kstore,
elementary school, dental or medical office, or small office building. The WS 2000 is ideally
positioned for locations that require no more than six Wi
-
Fi cells to create a robust and reliable
mobility infrastructure.


According to Synergy Research
, the Enterprise WLAN market is expected to grow from $904.4
million in 2003 to $1.207 billion 2004. Synergy expects the home and SoHo market to grow from
$1.608 billion to $2.423 billion over the same period. With the growing use of Wi
-
Fi enabled
laptops,

PDAs, and handsets for business applications, Symbol believes that a strong WS 2000
market opportunity exists in both SoHo and enterprise segments.





Figure 38: 2004 WLAN Forecast


* Source: Synergy Research: November 18, 2003



Symbol Technologies,

Inc.
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109

Today, Sym
bol maintains a strong 15% market share in the enterprise WLAN market. With the
booming WLAN market, the addition of the WS 2000 Wireless Switch to the Symbol mobility
portfolio will help expand our market share in branch office carpeted environments.

Symbol Technologies,

Inc.
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CONFIDENTIAL




WS 2000 Sales Kit

110



S
YMBOL

S
W
I RELESS
LAN

L
EADERSHI P



Symbol Technologies has been the leader in Wireless LAN technology, standards, and products
since the inception of the technology. Prior to the existence of Wireless LAN standards, Symbol’s
SpectrumOne
®

product line was am
ong the very first successful commercial wireless LANs,
delivering the benefits of wireless mobility to data collection applications in 1989. Later, Symbol
played a lead role in industry standardization efforts. In 1993, Symbol was a founding member of
the

IEEE 802.11 committee, which continues to oversee the development of a variety of wireless
LAN standards.


While the IEEE develops Wireless LAN standards, they have no mechanism to check for
adherence to the standard. This presents the need for a complian
ce testing authority that can
ensure that Wireless LAN products from different vendors will be interoperable. To this end, the
Wi
-
Fi Alliance (formerly Wireless Ethernet Compatibility Alliance or WECA) was formed in 1997,
with Symbol as a founding member.
Symbol continues to be a member of the Board of Directors
of the Wi
-
Fi Alliance.

























IEEE 802 LAN/MAN Standards Body

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 802 committee is the standards body
for Local and Metropoli
tan Area Networks. For example, the well
-
known 802.3 define the
Ethernet standard. The 802.11 committee is devoted to Wireless LAN standards, with different
Task Groups working on different aspects of the standard, such as:


802.11b

11 Mbps Direct Sequence

(DS)

802.11a

54 Mbps Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) at 5GHz

802.11i

Security

802.11e

Quality of Service


…and others.


The IEEE standards committees are comprised of interested individuals, not companies. The
indiv
iduals tend to be subject matter experts in the particular Task Group subject. The
committees meet quarterly, and develop the standard by consensus, so the standard is
thorough, complete, and not unduly influenced by any one group or company. Often, other
standards from the IEEE or the IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force) are referenced. For
more information on 802.11, please visit
http://grouper.ieee.org/groups/802/11/


Symbol Technologies,

Inc.
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111

Symbol’s Leadership Role in the IEEE and Wi
-
Fi Alliance

Symbol assisted in starting these two organizations, and continues to be actively involved in

the
ongoing standards development and interoperability testing process. Some of the highlights of
Symbol’s involvement are listed below:




Symbol is a driving force in the 802.11i committee, submitting a number of
proposals for the additional of authentica
tion and encryption to the standard.




Symbol’s products are part of the Wi
-
Fi and WPA test bed. They are the “gold
standard” for WPA security, the benchmark against which other vendor’s products
are tested before certification is granted.




Symbol was the f
irst to develop an 802.11 VoIP
-
over
-
WLAN phone, with enterprise
class QoS for voice in 1997.




Symbol recognized the need to address the Fast Roaming/Fast Handoff issue in
wireless LANs, due to the impact on security (re
-
authentication delay), and QoS
(drop
ped voice calls). A Symbol expert proposed the new Fast Roaming/Fast
Handoff Study Group to the IEEE in 2003, and leads the group as chairperson.




The 802.15 committee for Bluetooth/802.11 co
-
existence was formed by Symbol in
2000, whose leadership role ha
s made for more robust networks that gracefully co
-
exist




The proposal for International Roaming, 802.11d, was issued by Symbol in 1996.


Wi
-
Fi Alliance

The Wi
-
Fi All
iance, formerly called the Wireless Ethernet Compatibility Alliance (WECA), was
established in 1997 to conduct interoperability testing between different vendor products, and
promote the widespread adoption of wireless LAN technologies.


It loosely follows

the model of the IEEE with different Task Groups covering interoperability of
various kinds, like:


IEEE name

Wi
-
Fi equivalent

802.11a

802.11a

802.11i

Wireless Protected Access (WPA is based on 802.11i Draft 3.0)


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Symbol Technologies,

Inc.
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CONFIDENTIAL




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Other Standards Leadership

In addition to IEEE and Wi
-
Fi Alliance, Symbol is an active participant and driver behind

many
other standards in the areas of wireless security, telemetry, and VoIP. A few accomplishments
are listed below.




Symbol was first to solve the Fast Roam/Fast Handoff problem in WLANs, by
embedding an open standards based (MIT’s Kerberos) security ser
ver into the
company’s wireless products in 2002. This security implementation continues to be
the best solution available in the industry today for voice and other real time media
services that require Fast Roaming/Fast Handoff.




Symbol is a leader in the

development of wireless VPNs based on Wireless
Transport Layer Security (WTLS), an IETF standard that has its origins in the
cellular telephone industry. WTLS VPNs operate robustly in wireless environments,
where intermittent connections, slow connections
, and roaming are normal and
frequent occurrences.



Symbol’s Leadership in Products and Features

In addition to innovating in the standards space, Symbol continues to relentlessly innovate in
technologies that are not yet standards based, with the over
-
ar
ching goal of always delivering
high value to the customer. A few examples of such innovation are listed below.




Symbol invented the Wireless Switch in 2002, a breakthrough WLAN architecture,
where the intelligence resides in a centralized entity. Since th
en, the rest of the
industry as vastly superior to the legacy Access Point architecture has validated this
revolutionary architecture.




Symbol is the pioneer of true “wireless VLANs” (or “Virtual AP”)


the ability to split
the wireless media into distinct

broadcast domains, much like VLANs on the wired
side. Non
-
Symbol products will segment the network up to the wired interface only
(via VLANs), losing any benefits of this segmentation on the wireless side. Symbol
extends these VLANs into the wireless medi
a as well, preserving VLAN
segmentation and consequently delivers better wireless network throughput and
increased battery life of mobile devices.



Symbol Technologies,

Inc.
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CONFIDENTIAL




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I
NFLUENCI NG THE

R
EQUEST FOR
I
NFORMATI ON
( RFI )

C
HECKLI ST



Introduction


The WS 2000 presents a unique opp
ortunity for Symbol to grow the wireless infrastructure market
share in the branch office and small
-
medium enterprise market segment. The feature sets and
cost points have been designed to specifically target this market.


The WS 2000 is the second in the
family of Wireless Switches and provides the same high
-
level
value proposition as the WS 5000. This document outlines the key product features as well as
cost issues to bear in mind while responding to Request for Information (RFI) from customers.


Influen
cing the RFI

If possible, it is always better to exert some influence over the RFI prior to customer publication.
This will require early communications with the customer to pose some thought provoking
questions which will carry over to the RFI. Use the
following example questions to position
Symbol advantageously:



1)

List and describe any features that address roam latency sensitive client devices.

2)

Using authentication security, what is the minimum roam delay when roaming between
cells?

3)

Describe your comp
any’s product strategy to ensure that legacy client devices will
continue to be useable on your wireless LAN.

4)

Describe your company’s wireless LAN infrastructure product strategy regarding the
support of battery
-
powered devices.

5)

List and describe any featu
res that conserve the battery life of client devices.

6)

What percentage of your company’s installed base uses hand held devices for mission
critical operations?

7)

Does your equipment require specific wired infrastructure features for associated AP
features to
work? If so, please provide details.

8)

Does your wireless LAN system require Power
-
over
-
Ethernet? If so, is it IEEE 802.3af
compliant? Do you provide 802.af power hubs?

9)

Do you plan to use VPN for secure site
-
to
-
site connectivity?

10)

List the different securi
ty configurations available on your access point and indicate which
can be operated simultaneously on each Access point. If there are specific conditions
required, please explain.

11)

Explain your company’s strategy for managing large numbers of remote locati
ons.

12)

Can you manage remote client devices? If so, explain how remote configurations and
software upgrades are accomplished.

13)

Explain your RF technology and security migration strategies.

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Inc.
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Responding to the RFI

With the “influencing” questions addressed,

the following guidelines should be followed in any
Wireless LAN infrastructure RFI response that applies to WS 2000.


1)

Determine if the appropriate infrastructure solution based on the customer requirements
is the WS 2000 or the WS 5000. This requires a ca
reful analysis of the customer’s
requirements and following the WS 2000 versus WS 5000 selling guidelines presented in
this Sales Kit. Generally speaking, if the customer premises require 1


2 cells of RF
coverage, the WS 2000 is the automatic choice. If
the RF cell requirements are more
than 6, the automatic choice is the WS 5000. For sites requiring between 3


6 cells, a
more careful analysis is required. Factors that influence the proposed solution include
customer’s requirements in terms of scalabilit
y, how much control they need over network
traffic and quality of service, whether they need an overlay solution or a simple Access
point replacement, cost, etc.

2)

Always start the RFI response with a brief Symbol corporate summary (include the
company Visi
on).

3)

Follow the corporate summary with a detailed summary of Symbol’s leadership role in
Wireless LAN technology. Include references to the first spread spectrum based Wireless
LAN, our involvement with IEEE 802.11 committees, our heavy investment in Wirel
ess
LAN security, and the evolution to the first “Wireless Switch” architecture.

4)

Provide an overview of the Wireless Switch architecture and high level benefits that come
with the centralization of packet processing (ease of management, ease of upgrade to
support different radio technologies and newer security and other Wireless LAN
standards, ease of implementing network and security policies, lower capital and
operational expenses). The benefits should be contrasted against the weaknesses of a
typical acc
ess point infrastructure.

5)

Provide a high level overview of WS 2000 product capabilities and key benefits (reuse
the WS 2000 Product Specification material from the Sales Kit).

6)

The following key WS 2000 features must be detailed in the RFI response:

a.

Wired
and Wireless Networking

Capabilities
: WS 2000 replaces many point
products that are typically required in branch office deployments. Provide a
sample use case to show how the WS 2000 fits into the existing customer
network based on their particular scenari
o (reuse one of the sample
implementation diagrams from the Use Cases in the Sales Kit). Highlight how
different subnets and Wireless LANs can be set up on the box and network traffic
controlled between the 3 subnets.

b.

WS 2000 as a Gateway

(Integrated NAT,
DHCP Client/Server capabilities).

c.

Stateful Inspection Firewall
: With the WS 2000, there is typically no need for an
external Firewall appliance. The Firewall helps prevent various types of Denial
-
of
-
Service attacks and additional filters can be used to res
trict network traffic
based on protocol and/or ports.

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d.

Wireless LAN Security
: This is one of the most pressing issues for any
customer and plays into one of our core strength and differentiating factors. The
fact that WS 2000 supports the latest industry
standard security protocols
(including 802.1X/EAP for authentication and WPA
-
TKIP and WPA2 and IPSec
VPN for site
-
to
-
site connectivity) should be emphasized. Detail all the
authentication and encryption mechanisms supported (from the Sales Kit). Also
empha
size the fact that it is easy to upgrade to newer security standards as and
when they become available. The WS 2000 Security Overview document in the
Sales Kit provides more details on this issue.

e.

Support for Different Radio Technologies:
The

WS 2000 suppo
rts both
802.11a and 802.11b/g radio technologies. The savings in capital and
operational expenses related to migrating to newer radio technologies should be
highlighted.

f.

Ease of Management:

This is another key area of differentiation. WS 2000
provides sev
eral options for remote configuration and monitoring. WS 2000
provides an easy to use interface for configuration. In addition to a web interface,
support for CLI and SNMP is also provided. The configuration file itself is human
readable and editable, whic
h allows for scripting to generate site
-
specific
configuration files for mass deployment. The configuration file can be
downloaded to the WS 2000 via FTP or TFTP servers located remotely. The
Firmware can be downloaded remotely via FTP or TFTP server. SNMP

provides
support for WS 2000 discovery, commands to download configuration and/or
Firmware files as well as system and RF health monitoring. Key system health
and RF performance statistics can be remotely monitored via SNMP. SEMM
(Symbol Enterprise Mobili
ty Manager) and subsequently MSP (Mobility Services
Platform) provide full WS 2000 management and monitoring capabilities.

g.

WAN Protocol Support:
If the end customer has a cable or DSL modem, it can
be connected to WAN uplink port on the WS 2000 to provide
networking
functionality within the premises. The WS 2000 supports industry standard PPP
and PPPoE protocols (refer to the WS 2000 Product Specifications for more
details on the specific protocols supported)

h.

Integrated Power
-
over
-
Ethernet (PoE):
WS 2000 pr
ovides 4 10/100 ports with
integrated, 802.3af power
-
over
-
Ethernet (PoE) capability. This greatly simplifies
Access Port installation and reduces deployment costs.

i.

Layer 3 Awareness:
WS 2000 is Layer 3 aware. It supports industry standard
RIP v1 and v2 pro
tocols for routing. It also supports “static” route definitions for
easier integration into existing wired network.

j.

System Cost:
This is obviously of key interest to customer. Using the TCO
Analysis and calculators, develop a cost model for the particular
customer
scenario (using typical List and ASP numbers) WS 2000 in conjunction with
Access Ports. Highlight the integrated PoE, Gateway, and Firewall features of
WS 2000 plus additional LAN ports for possible wired network connectivity and
the overall cost
savings.

7)

After highlighting the key WS 2000 specific features, provide an overview of available
Symbol’s Professional services and support capabilities (for staging, product training,
repairs, etc.). The customer should get a sense that the services we pro
vide are orders of
magnitude better than what they would get from typical commodity manufacturers.

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Symbol as a trusted advisor: Overall, Symbol’s long experience in the wireless industry along with
its focus on enterprise mobility should provide customers

with a sense that we are more of a
valuable partner for a long run instead of a mere commodity vendor.

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WS

2000

F
REQUENTLY
A
SKED
Q
UESTI ONS
( FAQ)


The purpose of this document is to address some of the most frequently asked questions related
to the WS 2000

product and business issues and help in pre
-
sales activities.


1)

Q:

What is the part number and list price of the WS 2000?

A:

The Part Number for the standalone switch is WS
-
2000
-
SME
-
WW and lists at

$999 (US).


2)

Q:

How is the product configured?

A:

The WS
-
2
000
-
SME
-
WW includes power supply, line cord (US), rubber feet (4) for
desk mounting and an Ethernet patch cable.


3)

Q:

Is the WS 2000 be bundled with Access Ports?

A:

Yes. There are separate product configurations for the WS 2000 bundled with 1 AP
100 or 1 A
P 300. The part numbers are:



WS
-
2000
-
1C
-
WW (WS 2000 + 1 AP 100 (Internal Antenna))



WS
-
2000
-
1C
-
ABG
-
WW (WS 2000 + 1 AP 300 (Internal Antenna))


4)

Q:

How many Access Ports does the WS 2000 support?

A:

The WS 2000 is capable of adopting a maximum of 6 Access Po
rts.


5)

Q:

Does the WS 2000 support 802.11a Access Ports?

A:

Yes. This is one of the key advantages of the wireless switch architecture as all the
data processing is centralized. The Access Ports are just media access devices that
merely encapsulate all traf
fic and send it to the Switch for processing. The WS 2000
supports both 802.11a and 802.11b/g Access Ports.


6)

Q:

Why does the WS 2000 have only 4 PoE ports when it is capable of adopting up to 6
Access Ports?


A:

The WS 2000 was designed keeping the typical

RF coverage requirements of small
-
medium footprint business locations in mind. In most cases, only between 2


4 cells of
RF coverage is required. If additional 2 Access Ports are required for coverage, they
need to be powered separately.


7)

Q:

Is the Power
-
over
-
Ethernet (PoE) 802.3af compliant?

A:

Yes. 4 of the 10/100 Ethernet ports provide 802.3af compliant PoE to end devices.


8)

Q:

What is the Compact Flash memory slot used for?

A:

The primary use case is to store AirBeam Smart software packages for mobile
units
on the CF memory card. AirBeam Smart “clients” can point to the WS 2000, which
provides FTP Server capabilities, to download software update packages (on the CF
card) for the mobile units. Moving forward, in later releases of the software, the other
planned feature for the CF card is to be able to update system configuration and firmware
files directly from it.


9)

Q:

What are the different management interfaces for the WS 2000?

A:

The WS 2000 supports Web, CLI, and SNMP (v1, v2, v3) interfaces for ease
of
configuration and management.

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10)

Q:

Can the WS 2000 be remotely configured and monitored?

A:

Yes. This configuration file (which is a human readable/editable text file) can be
uploaded from a remote FTP or TFTP server. The firmware can be updated from a

remote FTP or TFTP server. The SNMP interface supports commands for remote update
of configuration file and firmware. Using SNMP, the system health and RF statistics can
be remotely monitored. Standard and Symbol MIBs are also provided for integration int
o
any 3
rd

party enterprise network management software (EMS).


11)

Q:

Does the WS 2000 have an integrated DSL modem?

A:

No. The WS 2000 supports industry standard PPP and PPPoE protocols for WAN
connectivity. If the customer has a DSL modem (or other WAN conne
ctivity devices such
as Frame Relay Access Device), it can be directly connected to the WAN uplink port on
the unit and share the Internet connection within the premises.


12)

Q:

Does the WS 2000 have an integrated VPN client?

A:

Yes. Version 1.5 of the switch

software supports integrated IPSec VPN client for
secure site
-
to
-
site communications (between a WS 2000 in a remote office to another
VPN gateway in the corporate office). It does not however provide the functionality of
establishing a tunnel between a cl
ient device and the WS 2000.


13)

Q:

How many Wireless LANs can be configured through the WS 2000?

A:

Up to 3 Wireless LANs, each with its own security settings can be configured using the
WS 2000. The limit of 3 was keeping the requirements of SME market in m
ind.


14)

Q:

Does the WS 2000 support multi
-
BSS (“Virtual APs”) like the WS 5000?

A:

Yes. This is a key value add “mobility” feature that only the Symbol Wireless Switch
infrastructure products support. Virtual APs, by enabling true broadcast domain
separation
, extends battery life on mobile units, improves bandwidth and performance,
and prevents possible security holes by ensuring that broadcast traffic is sent only to
intended recipients and not all the devices in the network.


15)

Q:

Does the WS 2000 have integr
ated Kerberos KDC like the WS 5000?

A:

No. The KDC is not integrated in the WS 2000. However, it does support the Kerberos
security protocol and can be used in conjunction with an external KDC (such as the
Mobility Server MS
-
1000 or a Windows 2000 server).


16)

Q:

Does the WS 2000 support WPA and WPA2?

A:

Yes. The WS 2000 is an enterprise
-
class product and providing best
-
in
-
class Wireless
LAN security is always the highest priority for Symbol. WPA2 is available in version 1.5
and the WS 2000 is easily upgradeab
le (via software update) to support it.


17)

Q:

Does the WS 2000 provide Voice Prioritization?

A:

Yes. The WS 2000 prioritizes voice traffic and it can be enabled on a per ESSID basis.
In future, the WS 2000 is easily upgradeable to support Quality of Service
(QoS)
standard protocols (such as the one currently being developed 802.11) once ratified.


18)

Q:

What mobility centric features are integrated in the WS 2000?

A:

The WS 2000 integrates several mobility
-
centric features that have been part of
Symbol’s core en
terprise class infrastructure products for a long time. These include
Power Save modes for conserving battery life on mobile clients; Transmit power control
to more effectively control RF cell sizes; Automatic Channel Selection for ease of
deployment, Load

balancing and pre
-
emptive roaming, Proxy ARP (designed to improve
performance of mobile clients); Multi
-
cast masking for supporting push
-
to
-
talk and other
multi
-
media applications.


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19)

Q:

What mounting options are available with WS 2000?

A:

The WS 2000 supp
orts both wall mount and rack mount options. It has 1U form factor.
There is an optional mounting kit that includes a wall mount bracket and a rack mount
bezel that must be purchased separately (Part Number: KT
-
MTG
-
WS
-
2000
-
WW; List
Price: $50 (US).


20)

Q:

Doe
s the WS 2000 support VLANs?

A:

With the WS 2000, 4 independent subnets (separate broadcast domains) can be
created with its own outbound network policies. Any combination of the 6 physical ports
and the 4 Wireless LANs can be mapped to the 4 subnets. The
WS 2000 takes care of
routing traffic between the subnets and between the subnets and the WAN. However, the
WS 2000 does not currently support VLAN tagging (this is expected to be available in H1
of 2005).


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Q:

Does the WS 2000 have routing capabilities?

A:

Yes. The WS 2000 supports RIP v1, v2 as well as static routes. RIP (Routing
Information Protocol) is a widely used protocol in small networks (less than 15 “hops”)
and is very easy to configure.