EnGenius Networks, a multinational networking company known for delivering future-proof networking solutions for small and medium business, has introduced its first 11ax series access points that include EWS357AP 802.11ax 2×2 Managed Indoor Wireless Access Point, the first 2×2 11ax access point in the industry, and EWS377AP 802.11ax Managed Indoor Wireless Access Point for high-density environments. The 11ax access points offer improvements over the previous generation to greatly enhance customers’ Wi-Fi experience so that medium-sized organisations can now enjoy enterprise-quality Wi-Fi service, said the firm.
“Here at EnGenius, we believe that the latest Wi-Fi technology must be accessible to small and medium-sized organisations too, instead of just enterprises. The new members of the EnGenius family products bring next-generation cutting-edge features within reach of forward-thinking SMBs. EnGenius 11ax access points ensure an ultrafast wireless performance, a future-proof wireless technology to support the Industry 4.0 and IoT trends,” said Alishan Zaidi, regional sales manager , EnGenius Networks.
The revolutionary 2×2 11ax access points fulfil the Wi-Fi connectivity demands of small and midsize organisations by meeting the needs of the majority of today’s clients, which are 1×1 and 2×2. It is also enabling advancements within the network without requiring a significant restructuring while at the same time supporting the needs of existing and future devices and applications. Besides being backwards-compatible with legacy networks, it is also re-energizing the capacity and reach of the 2.4 GHz and 5GHz frequency bands. With higher throughput and lower latency, the 11ax promises modern networking hub that can cope with the diversity of wireless devices connected to broadband, a result of improvement from the previous 11ac access points.
Equipped with Qualcomm’s newest chipset, the EWS357AP features 11ax technology, which deepens and expands the capabilities of Wi-Fi as well as fortifies small and midsize business networks. The new 802.11ax technology (Wi-Fi 6) builds upon real-world deployment of 802.11ac. As the next-generation Wi-Fi, 11ax is no longer just about speeds but also increase in capacity, higher efficiency, improved coverage and performance, especially in high-density enviroments.
“The variety of devices competing for wireless connections in the modern workplace demands a cure for slow or congested network performance,” said Nick Kucharewski, vice president and general manager, wired/wireless infrastructure and networking, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “By leveraging Qualcomm Technologies’ Wi-Fi 6 technology, EnGenius is delivering a 2×2 Wi-Fi 6 solution designed to address the demand for capacity on enterprise networks, while optimizing wireless performance for more devices and users than ever before.”
SMBs that use the EWS357AP can take advantage of 11ax technology, which enables more efficient channel use, reduces latency between AP and client devices, and provides other groundbreaking features, such as:
- OFDMA (orthogonal frequency division multiple access for more efficient channel use)
- Uplink and downlink of MU-MIMO (ensures optimal signal and reception reliability)
- BSS Coloring (tags packets with a “color” to differentiate between adjacent basic service sets)
- Target wake time (a power-saving feature that allows for scheduled wake times)
A sleek, cost effective 2×2 access point, the EWS357AP is packed with enterprise-level management features, such as mass configurations of access points, so businesses can quickly and easily install future-proof devices into existing networks. The device supports up to 1,200Mbps in 5GHz frequency band & 574Mbps in 2.4GHz frequency band. Loaded with new advanced hardware components and supports for powerful computing, the access point runs faster, more efficiently and consumes less power, making it ideal for SMBs. They also can immediately deploy the EWS357AP into existing switch infrastructures without suffering a major blow to their budgets or resources.
EnGenius also offers a speedy solution for SMBs located in higher-density environments. The popular manufacturer of data networking and telephony products is also launching an 802.11ax 4×4 access point. The new EWS377AP is in place to enhance the new 802.11ax technology offering a mix of applications to EnGenius’ clients. This ultrafast wireless performance is a future proof wireless needs for industry 4.0 and IoT development. It supports up to 2,400Mbps in 5GHz frequency band & 1,148Mbps in 2.4GHz frequency band.