EnGenius provides managed wireless over large areas with high-speed, long-range outdoor wireless 11ac AP
The EWS860AP 802.11ac 3x3 Dual Band High-Powered, Long-Range Wireless Managed Outdoor Access Point can operate as a standalone access point connecting to any Power over Ethernet (PoE) capable switches, but its versatility is maximized when deployed as part of an EnGenius Neutron Series WLAN Management solution, enabling it to be immediately discovered, configured, monitored, and managed from a compatible Neutron Series PoE+ controller switch.
EnGenius Technologies has extended the capabilities of its Neutron Series Wireless Management Solution beyond the confines of building walls with the launch of the Power over Ethernet (PoE) enabled EWS860AP 802.11ac 3x3 Dual Band High-Powered, Long-Range Wireless Managed Outdoor Access Point.
The EWS860AP 802.11ac Managed 3x3 Dual Band Outdoor Ruggedized Wireless Access Point delivers speeds up to 1,300 Mbps on 5 GHz and up to 450 Mbps on the 2.4 GHz bands to support high-bandwidth applications in high-density outdoor environments Psuch as outdoor patios, resort areas, and campus settings. Encased in an IP68-rated waterproof housing and equipped with a high-gain MIMO antenna array, the versatile EWS860AP provides fast, reliable connectivity in a variety of harsh outdoor environments.
Up to 50 EWS860APs can be deployed and managed using a 24- or 48-port Neutron Series controller switch, enabling simplified management from one browser based interface for simultaneous firmware upgrades, clustering, traffic monitoring, bandwidth steering, and many other features. When used with a Neutron Series Controller Switch, new firmware versions for the Neutron Series access points are automatically discovered on the EnGenius server. Using the One-Click Update feature in the Neutron Series Controller switches, IT managers can easily ensure that all of the Neutron Series access points are always up-to-date with the latest firmware versions.
Equipped with PoE injector for quick outdoor installation, the EWS860AP provides secure network configurations with support for wireless encryption standards such as Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK) Encryption and IEEE 802.1X with RADIUS. MAC Address Filtering is also included allowing network administrators to allow or deny network access to devices based upon client devices’ MAC addresses.
Using the new EnGenius Navigator, which is available as a free download for Windows OS from the EnGenius website, deploying and managing large networks with multiple Neutron Series Wireless Management Controller Switches has become easy. IT managers and network administrators can now access and manage multiple Neutron Series Switches in single or multiple locations. Ideal for managed service providers, VARs, and system integrators, EnGenius Navigator enables users to instantly view, access and manage every switch and access point in their network, even over multiple sites, enabling them to manage multiple sites from a single, intuitive browser-based GUI.
The EWS860AP is covered by a one-year limited warranty and is available via authorized retailers, distributors and value-added resellers in North America at a MSRP of $1,190.
For more information, visit the EWS860AP 802.11ac Managed 3x3 Dual Band Outdoor Ruggedized Wireless Access Point product page
Author: Garth Miller Published: 23 Oct 2014