Firetide said it has introduced the HotPort wireless mesh network that operates indoors and outdoors and supports multiple simultaneous applications and services. The network offers data rates of 25 Mb/s and is designed for high-bandwidth/low-latency applications such as video surveillance, voice-over-IP and metro-scale Wi-Fi. The network is self-configuring, self-healing and scales quickly and easily, the company said.

HotPort 3000 nodes feature an integrated Ethernet switch for connecting standard Ethernet devices to the mesh and for providing local line-rate switching up to 100 MB/s per port. HotPort 3100 indoor nodes are plenum rated and have a built-in 4-port 1/100 Ethernet switch, a dual spectrum backhaul radio and two dual spectrum omnidirectional antennas. HotPort 3200 outdoor nodes--in addition to the dual spectrum backhaul radio and two dual spectrum omnidirectional antennas--have weatherproof NEMA 4X enclosures, a built-in dual-port 10/100 Ethernet switch supporting 802.3af power-over-Ethernet, and a removable sun shield.