WFD6 – Hi-Ho Silver!

And so it begins, another trip to San Jose for another Wireless Field Day event. Typically I would have liked to have a post out by now but some family events have made that hard to do so here I am, on a plane, using Gogo WiFi to knock out a quick post. This go around the event is a little less cramped and features a couple of newcomers from the vendor side. Let’s take a look at them.


AirTight – We heard from AirTight for the first time at WFD5 and I think everyone was a little surprised at their offering. Now a few months later where are they? As you may know from twitter and LinkedIn they have hired quite a few people since their last presentation. I’m interested in knowing how they plan to expand into the different verticals and become a formidable solution with enterprise features. I seem them as a small franchise solution, but can it be used in a large enterprise space with voice and heavy roaming?

Aruba – I’m hoping to hear about how things are going on the location aware front after their purchase of Meridian. How is the solution going to be licensed and work with their existing product portfolio or will it be more of a standalone application? How are the 802.11ac sales going? Do you see a high adoption rate of the 225?

Cloudpath – This is a new vendor to me, I heard about some of the features from Juniper as I believe they use the XpressConnect product but what makes your solution better than a vendors solution that one would assume integrates better?

Extreme Networks – Well, what can I say about them? This will be really interesting to see what they have to offer! I used to work for an organization that used these as their CPE devices and used to always laugh and call them barney switches.

Xirrus – I’m glad to see Xirrus come back for another round! I really hope we can get some answers to the CCI questions we posed last time. I’ve ran into Xirrus a few times and I still am not 100% sold on the reduced ROI of having a single point of massive failure in an HD environment.

All and all it should be yet another great event and I’m looking forward to the knowledge I’ll learn. Remember you can participate as well by watching the live streams and interact with us on twitter using #WFD6. I’ve included the session schedule below so make sure you tune in!

Presentation Calendar

Most presentations are streamed live on this page, at, and at some delegate and presenter web sites. After the event, the following pages contain video recordings of these presentations.

Wednesday, Jan 29 10:00-12:00 AirTight Networks Presents at Wireless Field Day 6
Wednesday, Jan 29 14:00-16:00 Aruba Networks Presents at Wireless Field Day 6
Wednesday, Jan 29 16:30-17:30 Disaster Tech Lab Presents at Wireless Field Day 6
Thursday, Jan 30 8:30-9:30 Plan Ceibal Presents at Wireless Field Day 6
Thursday, Jan 30 10:00-12:00 Cloudpath Networks Presents at Wireless Field Day 6
Thursday, Jan 30 13:00-15:00 Xirrus Presents at Wireless Field Day 6
Thursday, Jan 30 16:00-18:00 Extreme Networks Presents at Wireless Field Day 6

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