SOURCE: Aerohive Networks

Aerohive Networks

August 12, 2009 09:00 ET

The "Father of 802.11" Bob O'Hara and the Farpoint Group's Craig Mathias Discuss "Innovations in Wireless LANs" in Latest Video Podcast From Aerohive Networks

Second of Three Video Podcasts in "An Expert Opinion" Series Now Available

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - August 12, 2009) - Aerohive Networks, creators of the award-winning cooperative wireless LAN (WLAN) architecture, today announced the availability of Episode Two of its "An Expert Opinion" video podcast series. In this latest installment, "Innovations in Wireless LANs," wireless LAN industry pioneer Bob O'Hara and Farpoint Group founder Craig Mathias explore the latest developments in wireless LANs. O'Hara, co-founder of Airespace, is widely regarded as the "Father of 802.11" for his significant role in the creation of the original 802.11 standard and for his continued leadership in the evolution and advancement of subsequent wireless standards. Craig Mathias, founder of the Farpoint Group, is one of the best-known and most-respected analysts in the wireless industry. Episodes One and Two of the podcast series, "Controller vs. Controller-Less Wireless LANs" and "Innovations in Wireless LANs," are available at

Episode highlights:

-- Episode One: "Controller vs. Controller-Less Wireless LANs." O'Hara and Mathias discuss and debate wireless LAN architectures and, specifically, the differences between controller-based and controller-less environments.

-- Episode Two: "Innovations in Wireless LANs." O'Hara and Mathias explore the latest developments, including Voice over Wireless LAN (VoWLAN), mesh networking, and 802.11n.

-- Episode Three: "Scalable Wireless LANs for Mission-Critical Applications." Wireless LAN scalability requirements for mission-critical applications will be discussed, including elements that affect scalability, such as performance, resiliency, and management.


"It's always a pleasure to speak with Bob O'Hara," said Craig Mathias, principal, Farpoint Group. "He's one of the key innovators responsible for wireless LANs as we know them today. I found our conversation fascinating and his insights very valuable as we explored the cutting edge of wireless LAN technology and today's very competitive marketplace."


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-- Bob O'Hara Biography:

-- Aerohive Networks' Website:

-- Farpoint Group's Website:

About Aerohive Networks

Aerohive unleashes the potential of enterprise Wi-Fi, enabling customers to stop buying copper, to move applications to the air, and to maximize workforce productivity. The company's award-winning cooperative architecture eliminates costly controllers, saving money and providing unprecedented resiliency, up to 10X better application performance, and an opportunity to start small and expand without limitations. Aerohive was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif. The company's investors include Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and Northern Light Venture Capital. For more information, please visit or call 408-988-9918.

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