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AXILSPOT launches high-performance rugged outdoor access point

AXILSPOT launches high-performance rugged outdoor access point

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August Chen, Director of Global Sales at AXILSPOT

AXILSPOT, a global vendor in enterprise wireless networking, unveiled its latest rugged, outdoor, long distance access point, AIP10, in the Middle East.

The new AIP10 access point is capable of managing a variety of enterprise wireless networking workloads. This is a dual-frequency access point, using the latest IEEE 802.11 ac Wave2 Wi-Fi standard, supporting additional SFP interface with transmission speed of 1.2Gbps and a maximum of 400+ users, up to a range of 500M.

Nick Huang, Regional Sales Manager, AXILSPOT, said: “The AIP10 access point is a highly versatile device, meant to support indoor and outdoor enterprise wireless networks. With the fast pace of adoption of connectivity across all segments of business and consumer users, in emerging markets such as Middle East and Africa, providing seamless access both indoors and outdoors is critical. The AIP10’s rugged outdoor capabilities and inbuilt features like MU-MIMO, Turbo RF, carrier grade security, help to provide this much-needed user experience.”

Capable of withstanding salt spray, vibration, extreme thermal conditions, shock and dust, it is IP67-rated and can operate in extreme environments. Supporting the latest PoE, makes the AIP10 access point well suited for power-based, backhaul, enterprise networking applications into 3G and 4G base stations, including video surveillance. It can work well, both as pole or wall mounted, increasing its outdoor versatility.

August Chen, Director of Global Sales at AXILSPOT, said: “With growing interest in the productivity benefits of smart city applications by governments, as well as increased emphasis on security and surveillance by law enforcing agencies, AXILSPOT’s AIP10 exceptional, rugged, outdoor access point can meet many of the use-case requirements. Its inbuilt Power over Ethernet and controller management capability, allow it to support the latest enterprise wireless network applications.”

The high-performance characteristics of AXILSPOT’s AIP10, provide range, speed and outdoor durability, making it well suited for enterprise network smart city and backhaul applications. It meets the use case requirements of Middle East and African emerging markets, which are characterised by expansion of transit hubs like airports and large visitor presence in conferences centres, retail malls and upmarket plazas.

Turbo RF technology, another in-built feature, helps to provide high performance WLAN environment with intelligent load balancing, automatic frequency adjustment and band steering.

AXILSPOT’s AIP10 outdoor access point has an inbuilt and external antenna. The customer can select different antenna type according to the application, which means AIP10 supports antenna switchover by software. This provides multiple, spatial wireless throughput streams, supporting multiple devices simultaneously inside enterprise WLANs. This improves coverage, efficiency, reliability and user experience for all enterprise wireless connected devices. AIP10’s antenna and patented filter technology, optimises the wireless strength towards each connected client device, improving speed, coverage, consistency and reliability.

Other specifications include:

Enterprise grade security:

AIP10 supports mainstream, standards-based security, including WEP, WPA-PSK, WPA-E, 802.1X, Active Directory, Social Login, Web Portal, SMS authentication. It uses Layer 7 application fingerprinting, automatic RF optimisation with spectrum analysis and carrier and enterprise grade security.

Centralised management:

AIP10 is designed with the flexibility to function as a standalone access point, or it can be centrally managed through on-premises management platform. This allows it to seamlessly scale from being a part of a small wireless network to a complex enterprise network.

Flexible antenna allocation:

Inbuilt software allows AIP10 to select internal directional antennae or external antenna during deployment, installation and maintenance.

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