Netgear strengthens ProSAFE® wireless LAN product offering for multi-tenant sites
The expanded line of ProSAFE® business-class wireless products includes the new ProSAFE WC7600 Premium Wireless Controller and ProSAFE WN370 Wall Mount Access Point with Power over Ethernet (PoE).
Netgear has enhanced its ProSAFE WLAN solutions targeting multi-tenant sites to support the increasing BYOD trend and demand for wireless connectivity. The new ProSafe wireless products combine high performance, flexibility and ease of use with affordability for small-to-medium sized facilities like hotel/motels, K-12 schools, colleges, senior centers, assisted living centers, and hospitals.
As part of the expansion, Netgear announced two new products: ProSAFE WC7600 Premium Wireless Controller and ProSAFE WN370 Wall Mount Access Point with Power over Ethernet (PoE). The ProSAFE WC7600 Premium Wireless Controller fully-featured, high performance wireless controller that supports centralized management for the complete range of Netgear business-grade ProSAFE Managed Access Points with 2×2 and 3×3 options. The controller is designed with simplicity in mind for management and ease of use, offering enterprise-grade functionality and capability for small to mid-sized organizations, but without the cost and complexity of big IT. The WC7600 Premium Wireless Controller is a scalable, secure mobile access solution that can support a small organization with dozens of users, with up to several thousand concurrent clients across 150 access points in a stacked arrangement. With its Ufast™ protocol, the WC7600 controller delivers fast access point discovery, Layer 2 and Layer 3 fast roaming, a captive portal for guest access, a fully distributed architecture, and ease of configuration and management. A pay-as-you grow licensing model of ten-access point licenses ensures that the organization only pays for what is needed.
The ProSAFE WN370 Wall Mount Access Point with Power over Ethernet (PoE) offers a compact form factor specifically designed to enable wired and wireless connectivity in mid-sized multi-tenant sites, reducing the cost of running multiple Ethernet cables to each room. The ProSAFE WN370 Single Band 2.4GHz Wireless-N Wall Mount Access Point has a sleek, elegant, and compact design that enables the access point to be deployed in an inconspicuous manner and to be installed quickly even by non-technical personnel. The WN370 is powered with Power over Ethernet (PoE) with a 1 Gbps uplink and 4 (100 Mbps) Ethernet data ports, plus an additional voice port for connectivity to digital phones. The WN370 is centrally managed by the new ProSAFE WC7600 Wireless Controller, and offers automatic RF and power tuning with guest captive portal and comprehensive wireless security.
The WC7600 Wireless Controller makes it easy to manage more access points for denser deployments, and the new ProSAFE WN370 Wall-Mount Access Point offers more placement options. It is 802.11ac wireless-ready, providing investment protection for future applications or devices.
Author: Garth Miller Published: 21 May 2014