E04 – Cisco 3600 AP Launch
Listen as Andrew and I discuss the newly launched Cisco 3600 AP with Neil Diener and Walt Shaw from Cisco’s Wireless Networking Business Unit. We talk about some of the great new features of this AP such as the 4×4:3 antenna design and the module slot. This AP features 4 transmit and 4 receive antennas with support for 3 spatial streams. What this means for end users is speeds up to 450Mbps when coupled with a 3 spatial stream client such as the new MacBook Air’s and Intel 6300 cards. Andrew drills down into some of the enhancements for CleanAir with a monitor only radio module and ClientLink 2.0 details.
Neil Diener is a Technical Leader in the CTO and Strategic Initiatives Office of Cisco’s Wireless Networking Business Unit. At Cisco, Neil works on shaping Cisco’s wireless technology and product strategies, with a focus on the areas of Spectrum Intelligence, new RF technologies, and video over Wi-Fi.
Neil came to Cisco through the acquisition of Cognio, Inc. in 2007, where he was co-founder and CTO. Before founding Cognio, he held a series of management level positions at companies including Direct Hit (acquired by Ask.com), Telogy Networks (acquired by Motorola), Sun Microsystems, and Xerox. Neil holds a BS Electrical Engineering from MIT and an MS Computer Engineering from USC. He has been issued 15 patents in the area of Wi-Fi and spectrum management.