Here's an announcement about this from our CEO, Ed Meyercord.
You can read more here:
Looking at the Zebra product line (Not being exposed to this in the past) the location based service and Air Defense is great.
The WiNG also looks like a good product with nice features build into the AP (NAT, GRE ect ect).
My question/concern is the same as James.
Will the current Identify/Zebra product all be incorporated into one system?
If we look at other Wireless vendors like HP they have three different product lines. None of them can operate with the other and each requires different management.
So ultimately I think this is great, Extreme Networks will move into a strong number 3 in the overall Vendor WIFi space, but will the two product lines stay separate or will they be merged with a single platform?
Though we can't yet share too many details about this announcement (beyond what Drew's cataloged at the beginning of the thread of course), rest assured that our Product Management team is watching this very thread.
We all very much appreciate your engagement and excitement for the future of our WLAN roadmap.
Hope others share on the Hub as well.
Does this mean we'll be able to put our existing Extreme branded WM3x00 controllers back under maintenance and get current/future software releases for them? I'd also like to know if this means we'll be able to purchase 802.11ac AP's for the existing controllers. I have a mix of identiFi and WiNG in my environment. The identiFi deployment is actually happening right now (replacing some REALLY OLD WM100's and AP350's). If I can save some money on the remaining infrastructure by just replacing AP's on the WiNG deployment that would be awesome.
Here are the SW and HW EoL Dates on the Summit WM Series:
- Software End of Life date -- 12/30/2016
- Hardware End of Life date -- 6/30/2020
The corresponding last major release for the Wireless Mobility (WM) OS is 5.5.
Here is screen capture and link to that specific WM Announcement.