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Sputnik Announces New Cloud-Managed Outdoor Wi-Fi Access Point and Network Gateway
Devices Offer Superior Wi-Fi Coverage for Large Wi-Fi Networks, and Management for High-Traffic Networks
San Francisco - October 20, 2011 - Sputnik, a leading provider of cloud applications for managing Wi-Fi networks, today announced two new hardware models: the Sputnik 320 outdoor Wi-Fi access point, and Sputnik 750 managed network gateway.
The Sputnik 320 is a high-powered, rugged, cloud-managed indoor/outdoor 802.11 a/b/g/n wireless access point built for maximum range, flexibility, and performance. The Sputnik 320 embeds a Cisco e2000 router board running Sputnik-Powered DD-WRT firmware into a weatherproof, die-cast aluminum enclosure with a 7 dBi, 5 degree electronic downtilt omnidirectional antenna and PoE injector.
The Sputnik 320 is designed for flexible deployment in a wide variety of indoor and outdoor venues. The powerful long-range antenna enables the Sputnik 320 to be mounted overhead, against a wall, even locked in an equipment closet-- while still offering excellent coverage over a wide area.
The Sputnik 750 is a high-performance cloud-managed network gateway. Existing wired and wireless network traffic is routed through the Sputnik 750 for authentication, management and reporting. Powered by the Intel Atom Z530 CPU running at 1.6 GHz, with 1 gigabyte of RAM, and running Sputnik-Powered DD-WRT firmware, the Sputnik 750 is capable of authenticating and managing the busiest networks with ease. But it is not much bigger than a deck of cards.
The Sputnik 750 is ideal for large, high-traffic networks in hotels, multi-tenant dwellings, exhibit halls, conference centers, transportation facilities, campus environments, RV parks, stadiums, theaters, shopping malls
Cloud-Based Network Management with SputnikNet
As with all Sputnik-powered devices, the Sputnik 320 and Sputnik 750 are designed for remote management using SputnikNet.
- plug-and-play provisioning
- remote management of one or thousands of Wi-Fi access points through a simple web interface
- beautiful captive portal design
- multiple authentication methods for free, advertising-supported, or paid WI-Fi
- flexible network policies and bandwidth control over subscribers, routers, and applications
- detailed reports and real-time alerts
"The Sputnik 320 offers astounding Wi-Fi coverage," said David LaDuke, CEO Sputnik, Inc. "At Sputnik's office in San Francisco, we're seeing its Wi-Fi bubble cover nearly a full city block. The Sputnik 750 can authenticate, manage and track over 100 simultaneous users without breaking a sweat. These powerful new hardware devices will help our customers take Wi-Fi deployments to the next level."
Pricing and availability
The Sputnik 320 is $249.95. The Sputnik 750 is $459.95, with an optional heatsink for an $18.95. Both products are available in starter kits that bundle pre-paid monthly or annual SputnikNet subscriptions at a discount, and can be purchased from the Sputnik Online Store at http://store.sputnik.com.
After a one-time $49.95 account setup fee, SputnikNet is $19.95/month, or $199.50/year, per managed router. Volume discounts kick in automatically as providers add managed Wi-Fi devices to their networks. The Sputnik 750 requires a Sputnik Pro subscription at $49.95/month or $499.50/year, with volume discounts available. Providers can sign up for SputnikNet at Sputnik's online store.
About Sputnik, Inc. (http://www.sputnik.com)
Sputnik Inc. is a leading provider of cloud-based software that enables ISPs and wireless service providers to build custom-branded, access-controlled Wi-Fi services and manage them over the Internet. Sputnik's remote network and subscriber management features allow cost-effective operation in locations without onsite technical support. The company's easy-to-use, flexible software supports a wide range of businesses, service providers, and educational institutions, and has been adopted by customers in more than 100 countries around the world. The company is based in Sausilito, California.