A WiFi Base station using OpenFlow for $250.
The Zodiac WX is the world’s first fully integrated OpenFlow® Wireless Access Point. It is a high powered ceiling / wall mountable Dual-Band AC1200 AP that includes 2 Gigabit Ethernet ports and support for PoE. We have integrated our Zodiac OpenFlow® engine directly into the wireless drivers so not only can you create flows to and from each wireless device, but also between wireless devices. This will provide significant improvements for security and usability particularly for IoT devices. The Zodiac WX works with any standard OpenFlow® 1.3 compatible controller and requires no modifications as it simply looks to the controller like a 65 port Ethernet switch.
Why this matters
- Dual Band 802.11 ac/b/g/n access point costs less than $250 shipped to you. The hardware cost of widely used devices is actually very small. You don’t have to pay $10000 per unit.
- OpenFlow is unpopular with a large number of vendors but its not dead (no matter how much they try to kill it)
- I think the Zodiac product is intended for research and education. Check out the four port Ethernet switches
- But it wouldn’t take much to use this for WISP or similar.
Zodiac WX – Northbound Networks : https://northboundnetworks.com/products/zodiac-wx