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$189 EnGenius Access Point Helps Integrators Futureproof Network Installs

The newly announced EnGenius EWS357AP is a 2x2 802.11ax wireless access point that delivers enterprise features to smaller scale networks.


$189 EnGenius Access Point Helps Integrators Futureproof Network Installs
The new EnGenius EWS357AP (pictured here) and EWS377AP wireless access points carry respective MSRPs of $189 and $289.
Robert Archer · November 8, 2018

Providing increased coverage to small and medium-sized business (SMB) environments, as well as large residences, the new $189 EnGenius EWS357AP wireless access point brings enterprise technologies to more applications. 

The Costa Mesa, Calif.-based company's latest wireless access point (WAP) is a 2x2 solution that incorporates Qualcomm's new EWS357 chipset that includes 11ax technologies to expand network coverage. 

“The variety of devices competing for wireless connections in the modern workplace demands a cure for slow or congested network performance,” says Nick Kucharewski, vice president and general manager, wired/wireless infrastructure and networking, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

“By leveraging Qualcomm Technologies’ Wi-Fi 6 technology, EnGenius is delivering a 2x2 Wi-Fi 6 solution designed to address the demand for capacity on enterprise networks, while optimizing wireless performance for more devices and users than ever before.”

EnGenius Access Point Provides Enterprise-Grade Functionality

According to EnGenius, the EWS357AP is the first 2x2 11ax access point in the SMB market that leverages 11ax technologies to deliver more efficient channel use and reduced latency between access points and client devices. 

Other key features include: 

  • Orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA) that increases channel efficiency
  • Uplink and download link of MU-MIMO to ensure optimal signal and reliability
  • BSS coloring to differentiate between adjacent service sets
  • Target wake time for power saving capabilities with scheduled wake-up times

The low-profile access point also features enterprise options such as mass configuration of access points so integrators can easily futureproof network installations. 

“Here at EnGenius, we believe that the newest Wi-Fi technology must be accessible to small and medium-sized organizations too instead of just enterprises,” notes MC Leo, general manager at EnGenius Technologies.

“The 2x2 EWS357AP access point puts the power of 11ax in reach of early adopters from the SMB space.”

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In addition, EnGenius is also launching an access point for higher density environments: the EWS377AP. 

EnGenius says the EWS377AP access point is an 802.11ax 4x4 wireless product integrators can use to meet a variety of client needs in a range of environments. 



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Bob is an audio enthusiast who has written about consumer electronics for various publications within Massachusetts before joining the staff of CE Pro in 2000. Bob is THX Level I certified, and he's also taken classes from the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) and Home Acoustics Alliance (HAA). Bob also serves as the technology editor for CE Pro's sister publication Commercial Integrator. In addition, he's studied guitar and music theory at Sarrin Music Studios in Wakefield, Mass., and he also studies Kyokushin karate at 5 Dragons in Haverhill, Mass. Have a suggestion or a topic you want to read more about? Email Robert at rarcher@ehpub.com

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