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New Agreement Enhances Integration of Extreme Networks Wireless Solutions with Oberon Enclosures and Mounting Solutions for Wireless and Telecommunications Enclosures

Oberon, Inc. has joined Extreme Networks as a Go PurpleTM Solutions Partner. Oberon offers joint solutions for easy integration of Extreme Networks wireless solutions with the Oberon enclosures and mounting solutions. By specifically addressing the needs of Extreme Networks users, Oberon helps users achieve their over-arching, segment-specific requirements for physical security, environmental protection, code and standards compliance, and aesthetics.
 
While all wireless networks benefit from the security, convenience, and aesthetics, many industries have specific needs that must be addressed in designing and implementing a wireless network installation or wireless access point moves, adds, and changes.
 
In hospital environments where infection risk mitigation is paramount, Oberon enclosures provide access to wireless LAN access points and telecom equipment without entering the air handling space. By removing the need to perform maintenance above the ceiling, Oberon enclosures greatly simplify compliance with ICRA guidelines as established by the Joint Commission on Hospital Accreditation (JCAHO).
 
In government, retail, education, and banking settings, the physical security of wireless access points is vital. Oberon enclosures are attached to the ceiling structure and accessed with a key, simplifying compliance with regulations such as those set for the retail industry by the PCI Security Standards Council.
 
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 equipment above a suspended ceiling.
 
Go PurpleTM Partners, together with Extreme Networks, provide the solutions demanded by today's dynamic enterprise and service provider customers. As a result, the program gives customers access to innovative, truly integrated best-of-breed solutions that deliver superior performance at a Total Cost of Ownership advantage.

As companies make greater use of remote offices, home teleworkers and mobile contractors, new products, and organizational tools are needed to ensure maximum productivity and connectivity. Aruba Remote Access Points (RAPs) are an increasingly popular option in small branch offices and home office settings. The Aruba RAPs provide secure, always-on network access to corporate enterprise resources from remote locations.
 
For the teleworker, the challenge becomes maintaining organization and security within the home or small business space. Networking components need to be organized and stored in such a way that is aesthetic for the small/home/professional/remote office, and protects components from being displaced, disconnected, damaged, or stolen.
 
The quest for component and cable management has fueled many an article on popular tech websites. Now, a series of simple network enclosures offer a more convenient, space-saving way to keep networking components secure within a cabinet which is transparent to wireless signals.
 
The Oberon Home and Office Network Cabinet provides the flexibility to organize virtually any small office's networking components.
 
Oberon's Wireless Router Box is ideal for organizing smaller wireless routers and broadband modems in either a flush-mount or surface-mount configuration.
 
Both enclosures were designed to meet the needs of teleworkers, home users, small business and professional offices, and smaller office settings within larger buildings when combined with Oberon's corporate enclosure lines for full-building wiring. Secure, convenient, and aesthetic, Oberon's easy-to-install home and office enclosures provide proper storage and safety for a variety of networking components.

As companies make greater use of home teleworkers and mobile contractors, new products and organizational tools are needed to ensure maximum productivity and connectivity. Recent announcements by Cisco® ® introducing the Aironet® 600 Series OfficeExtend Access Point will change the way people work from external offices. The new access points incorporate secure tunnels to the corporate network, allowing users to utilize the network's data, voice, video, cloud, and other corporate applications while maintaining personal connections for home use.
 
The Oberon Home and Office Network Cabinet provides the flexibility to add multiple components. At 22" x 22" x 4" deep with adjustable shelves, hook-and-look strips, and tie-downs for wiring, the steel-backed enclosure can handle a multitude of configurations for organizing routers, broadband modems, wireless routers, small network switches, power strips, network storage, external hard drives, and other components. The network cabinet surface mounts to the wall in minutes.
 
Oberon's Wireless Router Box is ideal for organizing smaller wireless routers and broadband modems. This 14" x 9" x 4" deep box can be flush-mounted by cutting an opening in the wall or ceiling and attaching to studs, or it can be surface-mounted using appropriate wall anchors. The WR-BOX includes two universal electronics brackets with hook and loop straps for mounting a wireless router and a broadband modem or other components.
 
Both enclosures were designed to meet the needs of teleworkers, home users, small business offices, and smaller office settings within larger buildings when combined with Oberon's corporate enclosure lines for full-building wiring. Secure, convenient, and aesthetic, Oberon's easy-to-install home and office enclosures provide proper storage and safety for a variety of networking components.
 
ABOUT OBERON, INC. - Since 1999, Oberon, Inc. has been providing products and services to integrators and end users of wireless LAN "Wi-Fi" network products. Oberon's wireless enclosures and antenna products are used where the RF coverage, infrastructure security, environmental robustness, and aesthetics are paramount in the network design and implementation. Oberon offers ceiling-mounted telecommunications enclosures for Ethernet switches, patch panels, wireless controllers, and other networking and A/V components - ideal for structured cabling and Fiber-to-the-Enclosure (FTTE) deployments.
 
Oberon's products and services have helped thousands of integrators and end-users in the global healthcare, government, transportation and logistics, education, retail, hospitality, and manufacturing achieve reliable indoor network connection mobility.

Oberon, Inc. has announced publication of complete CSI 3-part architectural specs, CAD details, and BIM objects for the Oberon product line. These tools will assist architects and engineers in planning the placement of networking equipment within building designs.
 
ARCAT, a major publisher of building product information, has created and listed the AutoDesk® Revit® BIM objects for Oberon here. BIM objects allow engineers and architects to import models into design programs. Embedded links to product specifications mean the amount of time spent in product research and data entry is significantly reduced and the process is made more convenient.
 
Scott D. Thompson, President and Co-Founder of Oberon, Inc. and Oberon's Engineering Director, stated that the decision to partner with ARCAT was the next step in the company's mission to make the network design process more convenient for Oberon customers.
 
"Providing CSI 3-part architectural specs, CAD details, and BIM objects is one of the best ways to save our customers research time and make it easy to spec in the right product with easy access to product data," Thompson explained. "The high-quality, information-rich packaging used by ARCAT makes it even easier for building and design professionals to visualize and improve designs, ensure the right products are selected, simplify project scheduling, and see how certain products such as our telecommunications enclosures can simplify future network growth within the same physical spaces."

Oberon, Inc.is now a registered developer within the Cisco Developer Network (CDN). This means that Oberon's Wireless LAN access point mounts and telecommunications enclosures have been evaluated by Cisco engineers for compatibility with Cisco products. Oberon offers a wide variety of UL listed, secure, and convenient, and aesthetic ceiling and wall enclosures for Cisco 3500, 1140, 1250, 1240, 1130 and 600 series wireless access points. Oberon's solutions for Cisco access points can be found here.
 
Oberon manufactures enclosures and mounting solutions for wireless LAN access points from most manufacturers. A wide variety of 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. Oberon enclosures provide the physical security required in retail and government environments, and the aesthetics, code compliance, and simple maintenance required in most other environments.
 
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.
 
Visit the Enclosure Selection Guide to find all of the enclousure, mounts, and telecom cabinets for your needs.
ABOUT OBERON, INC. - Since 1999, Oberon, Inc. has been providing products and services to integrators and end users of wireless LAN "Wi-Fi" network products. Oberon's wireless enclosures and antenna products are used where the RF coverage, infrastructure security, environmental robustness, and aesthetics are paramount in the network design and implementation. Oberon offers ceiling-mounted telecommunications enclosures for Ethernet switches, patch panels, wireless controllers, and other networking and A/V components - ideal for structured cabling and Fiber-to-the-Enclosure (FTTE) deployments.
 
Oberon's products and services have helped thousands of integrators and end-users in the global healthcare, government, transportation and logistics, education, retail, hospitality, and manufacturing achieve reliable indoor network connection mobility.

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.