The 802.11ac Dual Radio External Antenna 2x2 Access Point from ZyXEL delivers quality performance, thanks in part to its innovative Smart Antenna design. Featuring more than 700 optimized antenna patterns, the ZyXEL Smart Antenna continuously calculates the ideal physical-layer path for each individual client. This feature not only offers a suitable signal by shaping to various patterns, but it also mitigates interference from other wireless clients. The access point's quick capabilities make it ideal for delivering a high quality signal to interference-laden environments, such as conference rooms, airports, educational facilities and other high-density venues. And the access point's enhanced adaptability further simplifies one-to-one AP replacement.
In a Wi-Fi market crowded with 802.11ac APs, the access point stands out with regard to coverage due to its unique RF design. The AP's three-stream hardware configuration provides power of up to 30 dBm, while providing unequaled receive sensitivity as low as -102 dBm. The ZyXEL Smart Antenna doubles the access point's performance over conventional internal antennas and performs substantially better than legacy 802.11n APs.
ZyXEL APFlex eases installation by resolving the managed/standalone AP mode configuration, automatically integrating into the network environment with or without Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), eliminating the need for pre-installation preparation. Other helpful features include Dynamic Channel Selection (DCS) to avoid interference from co-channels and overlapping channels at initialization. In addition to software solutions, the access point simplifies installation through creative design features. For example, the universal and tool-less bracket design allows for flexible ceiling track mounting without the need for special tools. From software to hardware, the access point makes setup and operation quick and simple.
The access point ensures that users get the ideal overall network performance by utilizing load balancing and client steering. Load balancing allows administrators to set limits on network traffic and the number of clients associated with each AP. Client steering monitors the capabilities of each wireless client and steers them to the less congested band and better signal AP. When it comes to deployments in challenging cabling locations, wireless mesh networks help extend Wi-Fi coverage. ZyXEL's proprietary ZyMesh creates reliable and resilient mesh links instantly. Yet, the configuration is intuitive and centralized manageable on the NXC controller. ZyMesh improves network reliability through true wireless connectivity with the repeater APs selecting multiple routes to provide backup and failover for uninterrupted service. Together, these three technologies provide the access point with efficiency and reliability.
Aiming to relieve users from repetitive operations of deploying and managing a network, ZyXEL One Network is designed to simplify the configuration management and troubleshooting, while allowing users to focus on business priorities. ZyXEL One Network offers an easy-to-use tool, ZyXEL One Network Utility (ZON Utility), to realize speed network setup. ZyXEL Smart Connect allows ZyXEL networking equipment to recognize one another and to further facilitate the network maintenance via one-click remote functions, such as factory reset or power cycling. ZyXEL One Network redefines the network integration across multiple networking products from switch to Wi-Fi AP and to Gateway.