On the heels of the news that integrators are deemed essential critical infrastructure workers by the U.S. federal government during the COVID-19 pandemic, Access Networks has announced the immediate availability of a product that could help home-based workers overcome bandwidth limitations of their overwhelmed home networks.
The release of the A750 wireless access point, which has been planned for months, bridges the performance gap from “gigabit” Wi-Fi to “multi-gigabit” Wi-Fi to support the demand for better and faster Wi-Fi.
Access Networks contends that consumers struggling with the bandwidth limitations of their overwhelmed home networks can benefit from a Wi-Fi 6 networking solution.
“Access Networks is committed to helping customers maintain a semblance of normalcy during these uncertain times,” says Access Networks CSO, Bryce Nordstrand. “The introduction of a Wi-Fi 6 certified access point, which ensures optimal performance of multiple devices on the network at the same time, is a huge benefit to families who rely on Wi-Fi to stay connected, engaged, and productive. Together with our dealers, we can help households overcome some of the hardships and hurdles associated with staying at home.”
The A750 can manage up to 1024 client connections with increased capacity and improved coverage. This capability is particularly useful for ultra-dense environments where the proximity of many individual Wi-Fi networks often impedes performance.
Additionally, the A750 connects more devices simultaneously with built-in 8 spatial streams (4X4:4 in GHz and 2.4GHz), MU-MIMO, OFDMA technology, and provides over 4,000 unique antenna patterns.
A fully functional Wi-Fi 6 network requires that all devices on the network are Wi-Fi 6-compliant. However, Access Networks Director of Training & Development Nathan Holmes, pointed out that the A750 can still communicate with legacy Wi-Fi devices. It just won’t support the multi-device communications features inherent to Wi-Fi 6-compliant components.
“This interoperability between legacy and new devices means that your transition to Wi-Fi 6 can be gradual,” Holmes added. “You can start by swapping out wireless access points in the most popular areas of a home, like a kitchen or family room, then add more Wi-Fi 6 access points and devices over time.”
Certified by the Wi-Fi Alliance as Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 6, the A750 validates seamless interoperability with other Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 6 devices and achieves multi-gigabit access speeds by using a built-in 2.5GbE port to connect to multi-gigabit switches.
It also features the latest Wi-Fi security standard, WPA3, for enhanced security of devices on the network.
Dealers interested in learning more about the A750 Access Point and other Access Networks products can visit their online store, MyAccess, at my.accessnetworks.com or reach out to their Client Services team at email@example.com.