Networking manufacturer DrayTek have launched a new managed wireless platform designed to provide reliable, premises-wide WiFi coverage
With the growth of wireless enabled mobile devices and the constant need to be online, high speed wireless coverage is now expected in both public and private buildings. The DrayTek managed wireless solution combines multiple access points into a single virtual network allowing users to connect from anywhere within the building.
Just as important as reliable coverage, in order to maintain an efficient network, the DrayTek solution provides load-balancing between access points and comprehensive reporting enables sysadmins to determine bottlenecks or areas of high traffic to ensure the optimum network layout
The solution includes DrayTek's newly released AP-900 access point supporting simultaneous Dual Band WiFi (2.4 and 5.8 Ghz), 5 Gigabit LAN ports (4 + 1) split across two separate LANS, PoE (Power over Ethernet), four SSIDs and numerous security and filtering options for data segmentation. Up to 20 AP-900s can be connected together, all of which are managed by a central controller provided as standard within DrayTek's Vigor 2860 VDSL or Vigor 2925 high speed Ethernet (cable) router.
Uniquely to DrayTek, the wireless management facility is built-into their standard Vigor2860 (and Vigor2925) firewall series. There is no additional cost or ‘per node' licencing or annual subscription. For the distributed access points themselves, you can deploy DrayTek's standard AP-800 or new AP-900 access points. This flexible approach makes DrayTek wireless management scalable or something that can be retro-deployed if your standalone WiFi solution later needs to be expanded.
DrayTek's managed wireless solution is highly cost effective for small businesses, homes, schools and other public places such as restaurants and hotels - any environment where reliable site-wide reliable and efficient wireless access is needed. Extensive security features and guest facilities are also supported by the system.
DrayTek's wireless management solution lets you take care of your wireless performance, reporting and control, whilst providing value, flexibility and ease of deployment.
Read more at www.draytek.co.uk/wireless
DrayTek are a leading manufacturer of "business class" broadband and networking solutions that help consumers and businesses save money and improve efficiency by exploiting the full potential of the internet. The product range includes routers, firewalls, PBXs, IP Phones, switches and wireless access points.