Independent Testing Shows Motorola Solutions’ WLAN Outperforms Competitor

Performance of access points in high-density deployments faster, more reliable

This press release was issued by Motorola Solutions Enterprise business prior to its acquisition by Zebra Technologies on Oct. 27, 2014. 

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. – August 8, 2013 – Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MSI) access points (APs), the AP 6522 and the AP 8132, outperformed Ruckus Wireless in an independent lab evaluation. Tolly, the industry’s premier independent testing and strategic consulting organisation, tested the access points in high-density deployments.

Environments – such as meeting rooms, banquet halls, conference centres, dense office environments and classrooms – require reliable, high-performing wireless access for applications such as video streaming. These high-density deployments frequently require APs to be in close proximity to each other, potentially leading to adjacent channel interference (ACI) which can degrade the overall network performance. The AP 6522 and AP 8132 performed strongly in ACI management during the testing, offering greater downstream throughput and better performance in video applications.


  • Among the report’s key findings, Motorola Solutions’ APs delivered unique differentiation in the following areas in comparison to the other solutions tested:
  • The AP 6522 and AP 8132 provided up to 81 percent more throughput compared to the beam-forming and antenna array-enabled access points.
  • When testing video streaming, the Motorola APs handled three times the capacity of video clients: 30 simultaneous video clients compared to 15 with background traffic.
  • The Motorola APs exhibited six times faster power and channel selection to mitigate radio frequency (RF) interference to provide higher capacity network performance.



Kevin Tolly, founder, Tolly Group
“Designing for high-density wireless environments is one of the most challenging applications network engineers face. From the test results, it is clear that Motorola Solutions’ access points effectively deliver high capacity and performance.”

Chris Hinsz, senior product manager, Enterprise Networks & Communications, Motorola Solutions
“Motorola Solutions’ wireless networking portfolio and services enable enterprises to develop, manage and maintain their networks, even in the most challenging environments. This report highlights that our products are able to meet the network needs for a variety of environments and customers. ”


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About The Tolly Group

The Tolly Group, an independent testing and strategic consulting organisation based in Boca Raton, FL, offers a full range of services designed to furnish both the vendor and end-user communities with authoritative and unbiased information. Additionally, The Tolly Group is recognised worldwide for its expertise in assessing leading-edge technologies.

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