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Linksys Launches Dual-Band Wireless-AC Access Points for Business
|By Business Wire
|March 31, 2014 08:01 AM EDT
today announced at the Interop show in Las Vegas, the expansion of its
business networking line-up with two new 802.11ac Access Points. These
points provide network administrators, resellers and businesses to
deploy a high-speed wireless network or upgrade their existing wireless
infrastructure to the latest 802.11ac technology. The new access points
deliver up to three times faster speeds* for connected devices and more
Wi-Fi capability for the Small and Medium Business (SMB) environment.
Linksys Wireless-AC 1750 Access Point (Photo: Business Wire)
“With the proliferation of mobile devices such as smart phones and
tablets in business environments, the need for faster Wi-Fi and more
capacity is evident. And with the Internet of Things moving into the
office environment, everything will become connected going forward. It
starts with notebooks and smartphones, but as we look forward, door
locks, card scanners, cameras and security sensors can also be added to
that list,” said Steven Lin, director of Linksys business products. “The
Linksys Wireless-AC Access Points help provide manageable dual-band high
speed wireless access along with Power-over-Ethernet, bridge mode for
range extension and other advanced features SMBs need today.”
The ratified 802.11ac is the new wireless standard for client devices
such as laptops, tablets and smart phones going forward. Future-proofing
new networks or upgrading older wireless-G or N networks with
Wireless-AC routers and access points provides businesses with the high
performance wireless functionality that offices, large or small, require.
Features of the new Linksys Wireless-AC Access Points include:
Wi-Fi 802.11ac Dual Band support
LAPAC1200 has a MIMO 2X2 configuration
LAPAC1750 has a MIMO 3X3 configuration
Support as Powered Device with 802.3at (PoE+)
Support for up to 16 different SSIDs
Configurable as a Workgroup Bridge for range extension
Designed for ceiling or wall mounting
Industrial-strength Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA, WPA2) security and
Advanced security and preventions (802.1X Supplicant, SSID to VLAN
Mapping, MAC Access Control, Rogue AP detection)
Set-up and management through the Web Interface or Simple Network
Limited Lifetime Warranty
Next-Generation Wi-Fi Connectivity
The Linksys Business Wireless-AC Dual Band Access Point supports the
latest 802.11ac technology, which provides up to a three times*
performance increase from 802.11n. Enhancements such as wider 80 MHz
channels provide greater data bandwidth while operating in the
less-crowded 5 GHz band space. With this increase in Wi-Fi freedom,
wireless clients can experience faster speeds while maximizing their
performance in coverage and range.
The Linksys Business Wireless-AC Dual Band Access Point can be deployed
as a typical access point, or set up as a workgroup bridge to extend
your wireless range coverage.
Easy to Use
The Linksys Business Wireless-AC Dual Band Access Points are integrated
with 802.3at PoE+ capability to eliminate extra power adapters and offer
optimal placement. It also provides an intuitive web administrative
interface, easy to set up and easy to use.
Advanced Security over Wireless
The Linksys Business Wireless-AC Dual Band Access Points protect and
secure a wireless network with business-class security features
including Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA/WPA2), 802.1X Supplicant
Authentication, MAC-based ACL, Rouge AP Detection, SSID-to-VLAN Mapping,
Wireless Scheduler, and more.
The Linksys Business Wireless-AC Access Points are planned to roll out
in April thru major distributors. SMBs and resellers can find a
participating distributor at our website: http://www.linksys.com/en-us/business/find-a-distributor
Wireless AC1200 Dual Band Access Point (LAPAC1200): MSRP $329.99 USD
Wireless-AC1750 Dual Band Access Point (LAPAC1750): MSRP $379.99 USD
Linksys PartnerAdvantage Program
Linksys SMB resellers can now register for the new Linksys
PartnerAdvantage Program at www.linksys.com/partneradvantage.
Resellers who register and qualify will benefit with new incentives to
help drive sales, increase profit and better identify and generate new
opportunities through sales training, rewards, marketing/sales support
and much more. It’s free to join and all previous Linksys CCN partners
will need to apply to take advantage of the new program.
The Linksys brand has pioneered wireless connectivity since its
inception in 1988 with its leading innovation and engineering
strategies, and best-in-class technology, design, and customer service.
Linksys enables a connected lifestyle for people at home, at work and on
the move, and with its award-winning products, simplifies home control,
entertainment, security and Internet access through innovative features
and a growing application and partner ecosystem. For more information,
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property of their respective owners.
*Maximum Performance derived from IEEE Standard 802.11 specifications.
Actual performance can vary, including lower wireless network capacity,
data throughput rate, range and coverage. Performance depends upon many
factors, conditions and variables, including products used; interference
and other adverse conditions. Actual data throughput may depend on the
mix of wireless products used and external factors.
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