Control4 has begun shipping its new Pakedge WA-2200 Wave 2 Access Point with BakPak Lite. Engineered for improved performance and reliable wireless connectivity in homes with a growing number of connected devices, the WA-2200 enables Control4 dealers to provide centralized management and configuration with simplified deployment.
With the propagation of bandwidth-intensive applications such as VoIP, 4K/HD video streaming, and multi-player gaming that are happening simultaneously in today’s homes, the WA-2200 leverages next-generation wireless technology to improve wireless network performance. The all-new, high-performance chipset delivers faster speeds, lower latency, and seamless roaming across the wireless network, according to the company.
With BakPak cloud configuration, the new WA-2200 supports both traditional setup through its local user interface as well as remote management and monitoring (RMM), affording faster and easier access point installation and configuration. With auto-discovery of additional access points on the network, the WA-2200 streamlines registration and enables quick setup for multi-access point systems.
New security requirements safeguard customers by ensuring the access point is never left with a “default” username and password. Built-in RF scan, device monitoring, and analytics for fine-tuning and monitoring the network maximize peak performance for every connected device in the system.
“With BakPak built-in to more and more Pakedge network devices, it’s easier than ever to remotely configure, monitor, and manage customers’ wireless networks,” said Charlie Kindel, Control4 senior vice president of products and services. “The BakPak iOS or Android mobile app enables on-the-go network management for proactive customer service from anywhere”
The WA-2200 is the smallest Pakedge access point available; on-ceiling and flush-mount in-ceiling designs offer flexible, easy installation that doesn’t compromise décor for placement performance.
The WA-2200 (ceiling-mount)/ WA-2200-C (in-ceiling-mount) have a U.S. MSRP of $460/$590 respectively.