New Edge network appliance designed ready for 5G and Wi-Fi 6

07-07-2020 | Advantech | Subs & Systems

Advantech has launched its new FWA-1112VC network appliance which offers a series of innovative features to its range of entry and mid-level white boxes for SD-WAN and uCPE. Major upgrades incorporate extended connectivity choice, with dual 10GbE SFP+ and PoE+ support, as well as a future-proof design able to adopt coming 5G and Wi-Fi 6 technologies.

The device is a fanless and compact platform that fits working environments where noise levels require to be held down. It also supports a broad operating temperature range to satisfy edge deployment requirements, extending uCPE use cases from enterprise to smart city and industrial IoT.

“For over 20 years, Advantech has been providing innovative networking platforms trusted by top equipment manufacturers and service providers to transform global networks,” said Sandy Chen, head of Network Appliances and Hyper Converged Network Servers, Cloud IoT Group, Advantech. “The FWA-1112VC is another step forward in our pioneering white-box uCPE offering that extends the cloud to the edge supporting fully disaggregated network models that allow service providers and enterprises to drive innovation in the 5G and IoT era.”

"The uCPE market is rapidly expanding to include additional application such as IoT and 5G," commented James Buchanan, senior vice president and general manager Edge Cloud at ADVA. "The new Advantech FWA-1112VC supports that evolution with its enhanced support for wireless technologies and extended temperature range. It will be a welcome addition for those looking to expand the deployment of virtualised applications.”

“We already use Advantech’s existing portfolio in our custom-tailored solutions, enabling us to deliver highly customised, yet cost-efficient solutions to the market,” said Endre Magyari, business development director at Combridge. “I am very confident, that this new tiny yet powerful device Advantech FWA-1112VC will further enhance our capabilities and competitiveness in the SD-WAN market, considering its advanced 5G and Wi-Fi 6 technologies and size/cost efficiency.”

By Natasha Shek