LANCOM Systems has expanded its Wi-Fi portfolio with a new access point (AP) based on 802.11ac technology, the German manufacturer of networking infrastructure solutions for business customers and the public sector, announced.
An innovative antenna design allows the LANCOM LN-630acn dual wireless AP to offer much longer ranges than conventional models. Hoteliers and restaurateurs can set up high-speed Wi-Fi guest networks while investing less because they need fewer access points.
The LANCOM LN-630acn has been especially developed for operation in exclusive and modern buildings. It features a matt-white housing and has LEDs which can be turned off allowing it to blend discreetly into the environment.
While satisfying the aesthetic expectations required for hotels, the access point fulfils a major requirement in hotel and catering by being able to offer Wi-Fi to the guests. The LANCOM Public Spot option upgrades the LN-630acn to a high-performance Wi-Fi hotspot. It also integrates with hotel management systems such as Micros Fidelio and protel.
Its five antennas (3x3:2 MIMO) are discreetly integrated into the housing and provide longer ranges for Wi-Fi clients in the 5 GHz frequency band. The access point remains fully backwards compatible with earlier Wi-Fi standards such as IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n, so that older devices in the 2.4-GHz frequency band can also benefit from fast Wi-Fi.
Like all LANCOM products, the new designer access point has been engineered for a long service life. Updates of the LANCOM operating system LCOS are available free of charge several times per year and keep the Wi-Fi technically up to date for years on end, the company said.
The LN-630acn offers the possibility to build completely secure isolated networks for guests, employees and management and is equipped with extensive security features, including full IEEE 802.11i with WPA2 and AES encryption, and IEEE 802.1X/EAP (WPA2 Enterprise). It operates either independently or managed by a LANCOM WLAN controller.
From Q1 2017 it will also be possible to manage the device via the Lancom Management Cloud (LMC). The LMC enables the automated configuration and management of entire networks by means of software-defined networking technology, which eliminates the need to manually configure individual network components.
The LANCOM LN-630acn dual wireless is available now as an economical 10-piece bulk package. It is supplied without a power supply unit.
A drilling template allows for easy installation on walls, ceilings or on any flat surface. Power can be supplied via the network cable (IEEE 802.3af). An optional mounting plate provides anti-theft protection.