Cisco Systems announced new products that are based on the 802.11ac wireless networking standard that offer data transfer speeds of up to one gigabit per second, which the company says is fast enough to download significant amounts of Web content and run streaming video simultaneously.

The new products, which Cisco says are already being adopted by hospitals, universities, law firms and other organizations, will enable businesses to support the growing number of devices connected to their wireless networks. The technology will also allow businesses to more effectively support high-bandwidth applications, such as streaming HD video, Web conferencing and data backup and transfers.

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