TRENDnet announced that it has launched its first wireless controller kit, the AC1200 Dual Band Wireless Controller Kit, model TEW-821DAP2KAC, designed as a seamless roaming solution for your busy office or home.
The wireless controller kit features TRENDnet’s new wireless hardware controller. In addition to simplified management and setup processes, the controller introduces next-generation technology to deliver seamless roaming capabilities for users moving from access point to access point on the same network. Whether that’s a large home or an office doesn’t matter.
“Wireless mobility is crucial for busy network environments with bandwidth-intensive applications such as video conferencing and VoIP,” said Evan Davis, senior manager of solutions engineering at TRENDnet. “With that in mind, TRENDnet’s wireless controller and wireless controller kits were created to take the guesswork out of providing uninterrupted mobile WiFi connectivity.”
TRENDnet’s hardware controller utilises intelligent radio resource management (802.11k) which should provide a more efficient WiFi roaming environment by intelligently managing neighbouring APs and passing mobile clients to the next best AP. For a faster and seamless transition, fast BSS transition or fast roaming (802.11r) and Opportunistic Key Caching (OKC) pre-authenticates WiFi clients with neighbouring APs. That should mean no more dropped calls when you move around your coverage area.
“With fast roaming technology, there are some user restrictions because the mobile client must also support the technology for it to work,” said Davis. “OKC is the preferred method since it doesn’t rely on client support to take advantage of the seamless roaming functionality.”
Airtime Fairness will be added to the wireless controller later through a firmware update. It will help the controller to determine which clients have priority over others. This smart WiFi feature frees up your WiFi resources by identifying clients that are faster and closer to an AP and then assigning them the highest priority, while clients that are slower and further away have a lower priority.
In addition to the TEW-821DAP2KAC kit, TRENDnet will also offer the N300 Wireless Controller Kit, model TEW-755AP2KAC; the Wireless LAN Controller, model TEW-WLC100, will also be available separately. Later this year, TRENDnet will introduce an AC1750 indoor access point also compatible with the new controller.
Each controller kit includes the Wireless LAN Controller, and two indoor access points with PoE injectors. Centralised AP management allows you to easily configure, manage, monitor network status connections, and perform firmware upgrades on up to 128 APs. Upload floor plans using WAP Maps for a visual overview of each access point’s location.
TRENDnet’s AC1200 Dual Band Wireless Controller Kit, the N300 Wireless Controller Kit, and the Wireless LAN Controller are all available now online on the TRENDnet Store, or worldwide through authorised distribution and retail partners.
AC1200 Dual Band Wireless Controller Kit, model TEW-821DAP2KAC (Link)
N300 Wireless Controller Kit, model TEW-755AP2KAC (Link)
Wireless LAN Controller, model TEW-WLC100 (Link)
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