SMC Networks has announced that its current 802.11n wireless products comply fully with the recently ratified 802.11n standard.
The global standard is expected to make a significant impact on the adoption of advanced networking infrastructure within the home and expand business opportunity within the enterprise market.

Paul Luff, country manager of SMC Networks South Africa, says that the company’s solutions that are compliant with this standard are available to the local market and will make a difference to home networking and general business advancement within the domestic marketplace.
“We are pleased to ratify the significance of this standard within global infrastructure investment and network development. From a local point of view, the SMC Networks wireless product range that meets this standard will make a difference to users and does offer them access to a number of associated benefits inherent within cost effective, reliable product.” says Luff. “The home networking market remains an area of significant potential in terms of investment in mobile infrastructure – at the same time we are in a position to offer enterprises a substantially enhanced wireless offering.”
SMC Networks welcomed the new standard and said that it believes that 802.11n’s guaranteed backwards-compatibility, seamless interoperability and enhanced security is likely to stimulate a sharp increase in take up from enterprises.
Frank Emmerlich, product marketing manager at SMC Networks, comments: “Ratification of 802.11n was the last barrier to widespread adoption of 802.11n in the enterprise market. The increased speed and performance improvement that you get from 802.11n is transforming the wireless LAN experience in offices and will open up significant new market opportunities for the channel to capitalise on."
The 802.11n standard, first proposed seven years ago, allows data rates of at least 300Mbit/s using MIMO technology, has about twice the range of the preceding 802.11g standard and is becoming the popular choice for wireless equipment in the home and office.
The Wi-Fi Alliance has confirmed that SMC Networks products previously awarded 802.11n draft 2.0 certification qualify for full Wi-Fi Certified ‘n’ status.
The products include: SMCE21011, SMCWGBR14-N, SMC7904WBRA-N, SMCWBR14S-N2, SMCWUSBS-N2, SMCWPCI-N2 and SMCWCB-N2.