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Edgecore Networks, the leading provider of open network solutions for enterprises, data centers, and telecommunication service providers, Ecrio, the leading supplier of Mobile Carrier Communications and Messaging client software, and today announced that Ecrio delivers Carrier Voice (4G VoLTE, 5G VoNR and VoWiFi) and Rich Communication Services (RCS) capability integrated on the Edgecore family of OpenWiFi-ready Access Points.

The Ecrio’s FlexIMS™ Software is compliant with the 3GPP and GSMA standards. It offers secured communication and messaging to the mobile Operators across varied radio and core network configurations. It serves a variety of endpoints such as Gateways (FWA and IoT) and Devices (Smartphones, Wearables, AR/VR glasses, and Drones).

Edgecore’s Access Points, with the pre-loaded TIP OpenWiFi Image, offer a highly customizable, open platform featuring Wi-Fi 6 ultra-fast, low-latency technology suited for live audio/video streaming, conferencing, and collaboration. The EAP101 and EAP102 access points include built-in Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and ZigBee, enabling value-added IoT applications for Industrial and Home Automation.

“We are pleased to enter into this partnership with Edgecore, a major player for disaggregated network solutions,” said Michel Gannage, Founder and CEO of Ecrio. “We look forward to delivering our pre-certified, carrier communication and messaging solutions on Edgecore’s OpenWiFi-ready Access Points”.

“We are excited about this collaboration with Ecrio to deliver pre-integrated standards-compliant communication applications on our open access-point platform”, said Tengtai Hsu, Vice President of Edgecore Networks. “Working with Ecrio and the OpenWiFi ecosystem, we look forward to enabling innovative FWA and IoT Services serving the Wireless Operators and Internet Service Providers”.

 

About Edgecore Networks

Edgecore Networks Corporation is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Accton Technology Corporation, the leading networking ODM. Edgecore Networks delivers wired and wireless networking products and solutions through channel partners and system integrators worldwide for data center, service provider, enterprise, and SMB customers. Edgecore Networks is the leader in open networking, providing a full line of open 1G-400G Ethernet OCP Accepted™ switches, core routers, cell site gateways, virtual PON OLTs, optical packet transponders, and Wi-Fi access points that offer a choice of commercial and open-source NOS and SDN software. For more information, visit wifi.edge-core.com or contact [email protected]

About Ecrio

Ecrio is the leading supplier of 4G and 5G Communications and Messaging client software serving a variety of endpoints such as Gateways (FWA and IoT) and Devices (Smartphones, Wearables, AR/VR glasses, and Drones). Ecrio offers a comprehensive suite of standards-compliant solutions including Messaging (RCS), Voice (VoLTE, VoNR, VoWiFi), and Video calling (ViLTE) Solutions. Built on the patented FlexIMSTM Architecture, and shipped in over 100 million devices, Ecrio’s client software can be pre-integrated on devices, distributed as part of an OTT application, or deployed in the Cloud. With headquarters in Cupertino, California, and presence in Japan, Korea, and India, Ecrio’s global support team works closely with customers across the globe. For more information, please visit www.ecrio.com. FlexIMSTM is a trademark of Ecrio Inc.

Hsinchu, Taiwan August 10, 2021 – Edgecore Networks, the leading provider of traditional and open network solutions for enterprises, data centers, and telecommunication service providers, today announced the launch of a series of Wi-Fi 6 access points that provide the ultimate Wi-Fi performance and enterprise-grade security for SME, enterprise, carrier, or any high-density scenarios.
The series includes two concurrent dual-band indoor access points, EAP101 and EAP102. Featuring Wi-Fi 6 advanced technology, EAP101 and EAP102 provide amazing Wi-Fi speed on both 5GHz and 2.4GHz bands for better streaming, video conferencing, and collaboration, all with lower latency, higher capacity, and reliable connectivity. The EAP101 supports 2×2:2 uplink and downlink MU-MIMO, with up to 1.7Gbps aggregated data rate. The EAP102 supports 4×4:4 uplink and down link MU-MIMO, with up to 2.9 Gbps aggregated data rate. To meet IoT trends, both access points include built-in Blue Tooth Low Energy (BLE) and ZigBee, enabling value-added IoT applications for the devices of today and tomorrow.
In addition, the Edgecore Wi-Fi 6 access points support advanced technologies such as OpenRoaming and OpenMesh. OpenRoaming assures that Wi-Fi networks automatically interoperate with each other to deliver a smooth connected Wi-Fi experience, allowing users to securely roam from location to location. OpenMesh allows users to connect their access points wirelessly to one another, providing an intuitive way to extend the Wi-Fi signal to a larger area and minimize dead zones. OpenMesh provides users with scalability, flexibility, and efficiency to achieve better network coverage for Wi-Fi deployment.
The Edgecore Wi-Fi 6 access points are also easy to manage. The access points can work in a standalone mode or be managed by ecCLOUD or a controller. Edgecore ecCLOUD is a smart, simple, and secure cloud controller that provides unified visibility and control over wired and wireless devices, simplifying deployment, management, and monitoring of single-site or multi-site network.
The newest addition to Edgecore’s product portfolio, EAP101 and EAP102 deliver ultra-fast speed with low latency and can connect to more devices to provide high-density connectivity. With the dual-band Wi-Fi 6 technology of EAP101 and EAP102, businesses can now be confident that they are making an investment in a high-performance Wi-Fi infrastructure.

Availability: The EAP101 and EAP102 are now available for order.

About Edgecore Networks

Edgecore Networks Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Accton Technology Corporation, the leading networking ODM. Edgecore Networks delivers wired and wireless networking products and solutions through channel partners and system integrators worldwide for data center, service provider, enterprise, and SMB customers. Edgecore Networks is the leader in open networking, providing a full line of open 1G-400G Ethernet OCP Accepted™ switches, core routers, cell site gateways, virtual PON OLTs, optical packet transponders, and Wi-Fi access points that offer choice of commercial and open source NOS and SDN software.
For more information, visit wifi.edge-core.com or contact [email protected].

To balance the English learning resources between urban and rural area, the Education Bureau of Kaohsiung City Government has invested in the creation of the “Kaohsiung English Van”, which breaks geographical restrictions and provides mobile teaching services to make up for the lack of English education resources in rural areas. The Kaohsiung English Van is equipped with advanced information equipment. Teachers can utilize VR and live broadcast to create a smart and interactive learning environment, a l l owing rural students to practice English dialogue naturally, expanding the effectiveness of educational resources, and promoting bilingual and international education.

THE CHALLENGES

To ensure that all the information equipment on the Kaohsiung English Van can operate smoothly in remote areas, and that students and teachers can have a stable internet connection for smart mobile teaching. After comprehensively evaluating several competing WLAN solutions, the Education Bureau of Kaohsiung City Government found that Edgecore Network’s WLAN solution best fulfilled their needs.

THE SOLUTION

Edgecore’s solution includes two OAP100 to provide 4G Uplink and point-to-point bridging up to 3 km. OAP100 is an 11ac Wave2 outdoor wireless access point specially designed for enterprise and Public Wireless Local Area Network (PWLAN) application. The transmission rate can reach 1.2 Gbps, providing high-speed and stable wireless network access. With the built-in CAT4 LTE module slot, OAP100 provides a smooth and high-performance network connection through the 4G LTE network card. The built-in chip-type high-power wireless amplifier can enhance the signal stability and improve the latency, and significantly enhance throughput performance, making OAP100 the best choice for long-distance bridging required for mobile teaching. In addition, the IP68-rated, rust-resistant plastic housing of OAP100 ensures that it can provide stable network services to support mobile teaching regardless of the weather.

The solution also includes an ECW5410-L as an in-vehicle wireless access point to provide local wireless access. ECW5410-L is a concurrent dual-band 802.11ac Wave 2 high-density access point. Featuring dual 4×4 MU-MIMO radios can support up to 256 concurrent users, and up to 600 Mbps and 1.73 Gbps data rates for both 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands, ensuring that teachers and students can enjoy smooth and reliable connection at the same time .

With ecCLOUD cloud controller, IT managers can centrally monitor the overall network environment, reduce the complexity and difficulty of deployment and management, and reduce labor and cost expenditures, greatly improving the overall effectiveness of the mobile teaching network.

School’s IT infrastructure is extremely important for digital learning and teaching. Through the cooperation, Edgecore has successfully assisted the Education Bureau of Kaohsiung City Government to lay a solid foundation for a smart learning environment with the Kaohsiung English VAN. As to stimulate the learning momentum of the new generation. In addition to Taiwan, Edgecore also has extensive experience in building large-scale campus networks in the United States, India, Turkey and other countries, and continues to assist educational institutions to create the best learning environment through technological innovation.

DEPLOYED PRODUCTS

  • ecCLOUD Cloud Controller
  • OAP100 11ac Wave 2 IP68 Outdoor Wireless Access Point
  • ECW5410-L 11ac Wave 2 Indoor Wireless Access Point
  • ECS2100-10P Gigabit Web-smart Pro PoE Switches

About Edgecore Networks
Edgecore Networks Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Accton Technology Corporation, the leading networking ODM. Edgecore Networks delivers wired and wireless networking products and solutions through channel partners and system integrators worldwide for data center, service provider, enterprise, and SMB customers. Edgecore Networks is the leader in open networking, providing a full line of open 1G-400G Ethernet OCP Accepted™ switches, core routers, cell site gateways, virtual PON OLTs, optical packet transponders, and Wi-Fi access points that offer choice of commercial and open source NOS and SDN software.
For more information, visit wifi.edge-core.com or contact [email protected].

HSINCHU, Taiwan, 2021 – Edgecore Networks, a leading provider of traditional and open network solutions for enterprises, data centers, and telecommunication service providers, is pleased to announce the launch of a series of open Wi-Fi access points preinstalled with the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) OpenWiFi image. Edgecore’s TIP OpenWiFi-ready access points offer users an open platform that works straight out of the box and which is also highly customizable. Edgecore cooperates with other members in the TIP OpenWiFi ecosystem to accelerate the pace of innovation in the Wi-Fi market by creating cost-effective disaggregated open source solutions aimed at improving global connectivity.

Edgecore Networks joined TIP’s Wi-Fi Project Group in 2019 and has contributed technology and experience in hardware and software disaggregation. Edgecore is proud to launch a range of open Wi-Fi access points preinstalled with TIP’s OpenWiFi image to further support the ecosystem, including two Wi-Fi 6 indoor access points, EAP101 and EAP102, three Wi-Fi 5 Wave 2 indoor access points, ECW5211-L, ECW5410-L, and SS-W2-AC2600, and one Wi-Fi 5 Wave 2 outdoor access point with optional cellular backhaul, OAP100. From SMB to MDUs to larger venues, Edgecore TIP OpenWiFi-ready access points can adapt to various usage and requirements. The all-in-one package allows users to save on time without the hassle of having to go through initial setup. If required, Edgecore products provide endless possibilities on its open platform for clients to expand accordingly. Furthermore, each access point has received multiple international certifications including FCC and CE, allowing each product to successfully enter local markets across numerous countries and regions.

Tengtai Hsu, Vice President of Edgecore Networks said, “As an active contributing member of TIP, Edgecore is excited about the positive collaboration that is being established among the members of the OpenWiFi ecosystem, which allows each member to excel in their area of expertise. Further, Edgecore highly prioritizes executing a roadmap that provides more high quality TIP OpenWiFi-ready products for adoption by the ecosystem. Edgecore is eager to utilize the synergy within the OpenWiFi ecosystem to develop, build, test, and deploy open, disaggregated, and standards-based solutions that deliver the high-quality connectivity that the world needs.”

“As a longtime TIP participant and supporter of disaggregation, Edgecore Networks is an active member in multiple project groups across TIP. We are excited to have Edgecore expand its support of TIP and its initiatives to include the OpenWiFi initiative,” said David Hutton, Chief Engineer, TIP.

Edgecore open Wi-Fi access points with TIP’s OpenWiFi image preinstalled are now available for order.

About Edgecore Networks
Edgecore Networks Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Accton Technology Corporation, the leading networking ODM. Edgecore Networks delivers wired and wireless networking products and solutions through channel partners and system integrators worldwide for data center, service provider, enterprise, and SMB customers. Edgecore Networks is the leader in open networking, providing a full line of open 1G-400G Ethernet OCP Accepted™ switches, core routers, cell site gateways, virtual PON OLTs, optical packet transponders, and Wi-Fi access points that offer choice of commercial and open source NOS and SDN software.
For more information, visit wifi.edge-core.com or contact [email protected].