Cisco makes their play, buying Airespace.  It seems they picked some great technology.  The addition of Airespace will bring a different kind of WLAN solution to hospitals.  Airespace technology is client agnostic, and provides the same level of rich management tools regardless of the client radio.  This is critical for medical devices with embedded radios.  Oh, and Airespace provides much more value for the buck compared to Cisco's WLAN solution. Now let's hope that Cisco doesn't mess things up creating customer lock-in (via high switching costs) with a bunch of proprietary technology.

Cisco Deal Jolts WLAN Users. Cisco Systems' acquisition of Airespace should bring Cisco up to speed in the wireless LAN management market. [eWEEK Wireless]