Zebra WS5100 High Performance Wireless SwitchDiscontinued Replaced by:
Zebra WS5100 High Performance Wireless Switch
Moving at the Speed of Business
The WS5100 Wireless Switch from Zebra provides enhanced support for enterprise mobility and multimedia applications, as well as increased security and manageability. Based on Zebra’s Wi-NG (Wireless Next Generation) architecture, the WS5100 enables seamless campus-wide roaming, more robust failover capabilities, enhanced security, improved mobile client battery life, and increased voice capacity. Robust security features include integrated intrusion detection, an IPSec VPN gateway, and secure guest access provisioning. Automatic configuration and firmware updates, built-in process monitors, troubleshooting tools and a simple user interface make network deployment and management easy.
Robust Enterprise Mobility
Business needs should dictate network coverage, not the other way around. That’s why the Zebra WS5100 allows you to deploy “thin” access ports in Layer 3 network designs, and enables campus-wide roaming of mobile clients across Layer 3 boundaries — without requiring additional client software or hardware. Used in concert with Zebra handheld devices, the WS5100 further enhances the fast roaming capabilities and extends client battery life. WMM (Wi-Fi Multimedia) with “power save” extensions also provides additional voice capacity. Supporting mobile workers has never been so easy. With the adaptive AP support, Enterprise Mobility is taken a step further, providing capabilities to extend the enterprise to remote/branch locations with the advantages of centralized manageability.
End-to-End Layered Security
The WS5100’s comprehensive security includes integrated features such as intrusion detection, an IPSec VPN gateway, AAA/Radius server (for WPA/WPA2 termination on the box) and “hotspot” provisioning capabilities for secure guest access. The stateful packet inspection firewall offers protection against denial of service attacks while optimizing network traffic. With support for the wireless security standards of today and the ability to easily upgrade to tomorrow’s standards, the WS5100 delivers true value.
Simplified, Centralized Management
The WS5100 provides unified management of network hardware, software configuration, and network policies, and has built-in process monitors and troubleshooting tools. Zebra’s Mobility Services Platform (sold separately) provides both device level management capabilities and centralized management of the WS5100 infrastructure in distributed locations. With active/active failover and clustering capabilities, as well as mobile unit load balancing, the WS5100 maximizes network uptime while minimizing network latency. Each WS5100 supports up to 48 access ports and 32 WLANs.
- Centralized Architecture A single point of entry that can be centrally managed, easily secured, and lowers the overall cost of deployment and management
- Adaptive AP — Extending the Enterprise Enables centralized management of mesh access points at remote sites as well as site survivability of those remote locations
- L2 and L3 Roaming Supports inter-subnet roaming without additional client support; seamless roaming of mobile clients within a simplified wireless network design
- Security Comprehensive, layered security capabilities including WPA2-CCMP (with 802.11i fast roaming options), integrated RADIUS Server, IPSec VPN Gateway, Secure Guest Access Provisioning and advanced wireless intrusion detection; exceptional level of data and network protection without sacrificing fast roaming
- Clustering and Load Balancing Ensures loads are balanced between access ports to ensure quality application performance; supports multiple levels of redundancy in case of failure
- Mobility Enablers Virtual AP, Pre-emptive roaming, transmit power control, power save protocol, self-healing (triggered on loss or disruption of RF coverage). “Virtual AP” provides better control of broadcast traffic and enables multiple mobile and wireless applications with quality of service when network is congested; Pre-emptive roaming ensures Zebra mobile devices roam before signal quality degrades; PSP optimizes battery life; self-healing provides continuous network coverage in the event of disruption
- Quality of Service (QoS) Enhanced voice and video capabilities; prioritizes network traffic to minimize latency and provide optimal responsiveness to all users; Wi-Fi Multimedia Extensions (WMM-Power Save with Admission Control) for enhanced multimedia application support; improved battery life and capacity