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Oberon, Inc., a leading manufacturer of wireless access point and telecom enclosures, has announced the new Model 1082-00 network cabinet for homes and offices aimed at reducing clutter and providing secure, convenient, aesthetic placement of networking equipment and computer peripherals.
 
Oberon's new Home and Office Network Cabinet is a wall-mounted home/office cabinet for organizing networking components. The Network Cabinet provides a convenient way to interconnect and stow broadband modems, wireless routers, small network switches, power strips, network storage, external hard drives, and other components.
 
"Aesthetics were a major consideration for this project," explained Oberon President and Chief Engineer Scott D. Thompson. "The typical office has a variety of components sitting around taking up space. This vital equipment is vulnerable to dust, spills, being knocked over, and someone simply walking away with them. The Home and Office Networking Cabinet protects those components behind a locking door while at the same time making them basically disappear from view."
 
The "invisibility factor" also comes into play in the cabinet's door material, an impact-resistant ABS plastic designed to be virtually transparent to wireless signals. The white enclosures accept wall paint for a completely personalized look. For orders over 50 units, Oberon will produce custom enclosures in any decor-matching color for a small additional fee.
 
The Oberon Home and Office Network Cabinet measures 22" x 22" x 4" deep with a steel back-box. Adjustable shelves, hook-and-loop strips, and tie-downs for wiring give the user the flexibility to mount equipment in a wide variety of configurations to suit individual needs. The user's power strip can be placed directly inside the enclosure, further reducing the visual clutter of the office. Ethernet switches and other equipment can be mounted directly in the space where they are needed, Bringing Bandwidth Closer to the UserTM.
 
The Network Cabinet mounts to the wall in minutes. The low 4" profile of the enclosure makes it appropriate for mounting just about anywhere in the home or office. Wireless equipment for multiple cubicles can be mounted across the room in open space, external hard drives can be placed in easy reach just over desk height, or the cabinet can be mounted completely out of sightlines near floor level.

In hospital environments, it is recognized that dust accumulated in the air-handling space is a vector of infectious diseases and contamination. The Joint Commission on Hospital Accreditation (JCAHO) has established rules for mitigating the spread of disease, limiting access to the air-handling "plenum" space. Procedures may restrict the number of ceiling tiles that can be removed, how long they are removed, and procedures for cleaning the air and personnel in the work area. Infection control risk assessment (ICRA) procedures have a serious impact on cabling installation, moves, adds, and changes.
 
Oberon enclosures provide access to wireless LAN access points and telecom equipment without entering the air handling space, simplifying compliance with ICRA guidelines. In addition to providing added safety, convenience, and the security of a locked door, Oberon enclosures also help installations meet the National Electric Code (N.E.C.) article 300.22 requirements for installing unlisted equipment above a suspended ceiling.
 
Oberon invites attendees of HIMSS11 Annual Conference & Exhibition on February 21-24, 2011 in Orlando, FL to visit Booth 514 to discuss factors to consider in planning healthcare wireless network deployments.
 
To learn more about planning and deploying wireless networks in healthcare environments and links to industry guidelines, please click here.
 
Founded in 1999, Oberon is a leading designer of in-building wireless voice and data network infrastructure products.

Wireless access point manufacturers often recommend that the access point be mounted in a horizontal orientation to achieve best wireless coverage. While this orientation is easily achieved by mounting the access point on the ceiling, in some hard lid and other environments, ceiling mounts are not possible. In cases where wall mounting is necessary, it can be difficult to achieve the proper horizontal alignment in a secure configuration.
 
Oberon's Model 1029-00 wireless LAN access point wall mount bracket is designed to mount and secure access points from most manufacturers in areas were wall mounting is required. This aesthetic, white powder-coated steel mounting bracket secures the access point in the preferred horizontal orientation. Conduit, raceways, and cable can be securely terminated inside the bracket to provide for a clean appearance. The access point can be locked in place using the manufacturer's lock feature.
 
For more information on secure, convenient, and aesthetic telecommunications and wireless access point enclosures for suspended ceiling and wall-mounted systems, please call 1-877-867-2312 or see the Enclosure Selection Guide
 
Founded in 1999, Oberon is a leading designer of in-building wireless voice and data network infrastructure products.

As hospitals and health care facilities seek to upgrade technology in order to improve efficiency and provide new services, implementation of wireless networking systems become increasingly complex. The challenge of working within environments requiring tightly controlled access add additional considerations to planning for multi-level construction, a variety of construction materials used at different times in the building's history, and the integration of hundreds of wireless LAN access points and wireless devices.
 
A key component in health care installations is adherence to infection control measures. In medical environments, specific precautions have been established in the Infection Control Risk Assessment (ICRA) procedures of the Joint Commission for Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). HVAC systems must be isolated, and personnel working in the area are to take special precautions, including use of anterooms where they can be vacuumed using a HEPA filtered vacuum before exiting the work site.
 
By using enclosures to mount wireless access points in a suspended ceiling, time and labor involved in meeting specialized infection control considerations can be reduced. For all wireless deployments, article 300.22 of the National Electric Code (N.E.C.) requires unlisted equipment installed in the air handling space above a suspended ceiling to be secured in a metal enclosure, accessible via an opening panel or door. This same enclosure arrangement provides a means by which technicians can reach wireless LAN access points from the front, eliminating the need to expose the air handling (plenum) space during moves, adds, and changes (MACs) in the wireless deployment.
 
A case study of the installation at Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital provides key strategies for a successful large-scale wireless deployment. The article by Oberon President Scott D. Thompson and Siemens Communications Enterprise IT Architect Jon Linton, featured in the November/December 2010 issue of BICSI News Magazine, is available here.
 
Founded in 1999, Oberon is a leading designer of in-building wireless voice and data network infrastructure products.

Oberon's enclosures and ceiling mounts are designed to accommodate any of the Cisco Aironet wireless access points, including the new entry level Cisco Aironet 1040 access point for smaller scale enterprises, branch offices, and satellite locations.
 
The Cisco 1040 provides enterprise-class performance and reliable connections for the business-class market. Oberon enclosure and mounting products enhance wireless network installations for enterprises of any size seeking additional security, convenience, aesthetics, and a professional finish to a wireless network installation.
 
In typical office environments with suspended ceilings, the Cisco Aironet 1040 can be secured in Oberon's Model 1064-00 or Model 1064-T ceiling mount. The mount looks like a standard 2' x 2' ceiling tile. The access point is inserted into the opening and locked in place using Oberon's patent-pending locking mechanism. The installation is very clean and professional looking, providing a sophisticated look with secured yet simple keyed access for network technicians. Wireless coverage is ideal from the ceiling mounted position.
 
Older office buildings with "hard lid" ceilings can utilize Oberon's Model 1030-00 or Model 1032-00 when mounting the Cisco Aironet 1040 AP. These economical enclosures have a low-profile, impact-resistant ABS dome so wireless access points with integrated or non-detachable antennas can be secured in otherwise unsecured spaces. Locks are "keyed-alike" to simplify moves, adds, and changes.
 
Founded in 1999, Oberon is a leading designer of in-building wireless voice and data network infrastructure products.

The newest addition to Oberon, Inc.'s wireless and telecommunications enclosure line is the rugged new Model 1025-00. The wireless LAN access point enclosure features a fiberglass NEMA 4 construction ideal for use outside and in challenging environments.
 
The Model 1025-00 is comprised of 30% fiberglass reinforced polyester and is virtually transparent to radio frequency signals, making the enclosure ideal for wireless access points with non-detachable antennas. Two holes in the bottom of the enclosure accommodate data and power cables. With proper sealing, the Model 1025-00 is NEMA-4 rated for outdoor use. Featuring a light gray finish, the enclosure provides a secure, convenient, and aesthetic way to protect network investments.
 
The enclosure includes a weather-resistant lock, interior mounting plate, neoprene door seal, and exterior mounting tabs for wall mounting. The Model 1025-00 is UL-listed and tested to UL508-4X requirements.
 
Oberon, Inc. wireless LAN access point and telecommunications enclosures provide an additional layer of network security, covering the access point with a locked door panel which swings open for easy keyed access by authorized network technicians. Used in a wide variety of settings including office buildings, hospitals, conference centers, hotels, and educational institutions, Oberon's ceiling- and wall-mounted enclosures blend into any building design.
 
Founded in 1999, Oberon is a leading designer of in-building wireless voice and data network infrastructure products.

Oberon, Inc. has announced a new distribution agreement with JenneTM Distributors, Inc. Headquartered in Avon, Ohio, Jenne is a leading value-added distributor of business telephony, data, audio and video conferencing, and security technology products, including equipment and software for the SMB and Enterprise markets. More than 150 major manufacturers partner with Jenne including Avaya, Panasonic, Extreme Networks, ADTRAN, Lifesize, ClearOne, Plantronics, GN Netcom, Aastra, ICC, Valcom, Verint, and now Oberon, Inc.
 
Oberon, Inc. has been manufacturing enclosures and mounting solutions for wireless LAN access points from major manufacturers since 1999. A Registered Cisco Developer, Aruba Networks Certified, and an Extreme Networks Go Purple Solutions Partner, Oberon is committed to meeting the specific needs of wireless networking customers. In addition to thorough compatibility testing enclosures for a wide array of wireless equipment, the company has designed enclosures to simplify the rigorous infection control procedures of the healthcare sector and provide the physical security vital to government, education, retail, and banking environments.
 
A wide variety of Oberon models are available for mounting access points and other networking components in both suspended and hard-lid ceilings, on walls, and in outdoor/NEMA environments. Locking doors provide physical security for access points and the ability to perform moves, adds, and changes without working above the ceiling. The aesthetic of Oberon enclosures has proven popular with design teams and technicians alike.
 
Telecommunications enclosures for networking components are also offered for both office and home environments. Ethernet switches and other equipment can be mounted directly in the ceiling in the space where they are needed, Bringing Bandwidth Closer to the UserTM and simplifying future network growth by providing a local connection from which future access points can be added. The new Model 1082-00 home and office cabinet allows placement of switches, access points, external drives, and other networking or computer equipment in an aesthetic wall cabinet, helping users to protect equipment and reclaim desk space.

Oberon, Inc., a leading designer and producer of in-building wireless voice and data network infrastructure products, recently announced a new line of products designed to help control the cost of wireless network upgrades to Cisco's new 3500 series access points. The new series of adapter doors for selected Oberon wireless access point enclosures allow for the removal and replacement of doors in previously installed enclosures. The new doors then permit the installation of the Cisco 1140/1260/3500 series access points without the need to replace, remove, or reinstall existing enclosure back boxes. The new access point is locked within the door, providing the same level of network physical security and aesthetics as with the original design.
 
Oberon's wireless AP enclosures are designed to accommodate access points from most vendors. They are designed to enhance physical network security and simplify access control and maintenance for IT managers. Using an enclosure, network technicians can access the wireless equipment by opening the locked cabinet door rather than removing ceiling tiles and breaching the air handling space. This simplified access is particularly useful in medical environments or other areas where additional precautions are necessary when working above the ceiling plane, as well as in high-traffic areas where minimized maintenance interruptions is paramount. Additionally, the ceiling mounted location of the antenna is the ideal location for omni-directional antenna pattern coverage.
 
The use of existing infrastructure has additional benefits for the federal and medical markets, where additional regulations may apply when working above the ceiling plane. By providing methods of access that do not breach air handling space, compliance with federal and medical market requirements, such as those set by The Joint Commission for Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), can be simplified.
 
The new adapter doors provide upgrade options for the following models:
 
38-1052-ADPDOOR-1140 allows replacement of the Cisco 1240 with the Cisco 1140/1260/3500e/3500i access point. The access point is locked into the door, requiring key access to the enclosure to access the device. The model 1052-00 enclosure remains in place, allowing for cable management and termination to remain in place. Antennas can be attached directly to the face of the 1260/3500e access point. Available for Oberon models 1052-00, 1027-00, and WC-AP1240-X.
38-1052-ADPDOOR-3500e allows replacement of the Cisco 1240 with the Cisco 1260/3500e connectorized access point. The access point is mounted in the enclosure. The adaptor door is a little bit deeper to allow connection of door mounted antennas, such as Oberon's 34-ZDUAL dipole antenna, to the access point. The model 1052-00 enclosure remains in place, allowing for cable management and termination to remain in place. Available for Oberon models 1052-00, 1027-00, and WC-AP1240-X.
 
Founded in 1999, Oberon is a leading designer of in-building wireless voice and data network infrastructure products.

Oberon, Inc., a leading provider of networking enclosure equipment, has announced the new Model 1053-01 for use with Cisco 1250 series wireless access points. This latest addition to Oberon's line of wall- and ceiling-mounted enclosures is anchored to the ceiling's structural system, providing keyed entry from below for additional security from vandalism and unauthorized access. By providing access to networking equipment without breaching air handling spaces, the enclosures offer an aesthetic way to simplify compliance with federal and medical market requirements and to improve overall network security.
 
The UL-listed, OSHPD-approved Model 1053-01 wireless LAN access point enclosure is a locking 2' x 2' ceiling tile enclosure designed specifically for the Cisco 1250 series wireless access point. The aesthetic, white powder coated steel enclosure has mounting features in the door for installation of the Cisco 802.11n antenna, simplifying installation & optimizing wireless coverage. No ceiling tile cuts are required for installation. Please visit the product installation video on the Oberon you tube channel by clicking here.
 
Founded in 1999, Oberon is a leading designer of in-building wireless voice and data network infrastructure products.

Oberon, Inc., a leading provider of networking enclosure equipment, has announced the updated Model 1064-00 and 1064-T for use with Cisco's new 3500 series 802.11n wireless access points. Cisco's new 3500 series access points offer the most advanced capability for mission critical wireless networks. The 3500 series is based on the popular Cisco 1140 series access point's physical form-factor, greatly enhanced with Cisco Clean Air software and silicon technology. Oberon's model 1064-00 and 1064-T ceiling mounts have been updated to accommodate both the Cisco 1140 and, now, the Cisco 3500i access point.
 
The model 1064-00 or 1064-T is suspended from the ceiling's structural system. The mount looks like a standard 2' x 2' ceiling tile. The access point is inserted into the opening and locked in place using Oberon's patent pending locking mechanism. The installation is very clean and professional looking. Wireless coverage is ideal from the ceiling mounted position. Please visit the product installation video on the Oberon you tube channel by clicking here.
 
Most of Oberon's ceiling and wall mounting solutions will be updated to accommodate the new Cisco 3500i, 3500e, and 1260 wireless access points by June 1, 2010. Please contact your Oberon customer service representative for availability of mounting solutions for new Cisco products.
 
Founded in 1999, Oberon is a leading designer of in-building wireless voice and data network infrastructure products.