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Access Networks Debuts Paintable Access Point Enclosure

Access Networks' new AP Enclosure conceals a wireless access point behind round or square paintable magnetic cover. Fits Ruckus access points.

Access Networks Debuts Paintable Access Point Enclosure
The paintable enclosure features side ventilation to reduce the heat generated by the access point while minimizing the presence of attic dust or insulation.

Jason Knott · August 14, 2017

Access Networks has introduced a new Wi-Fi Access Point Enclosure (AP Enclosure) that features round or square paintable magnetic cover options to suit a home's décor. The unit has been engineered for the Ruckus R310 and R510 series of access points though the enclosure can be used with any access point, size allowing.

The Access Networks AP Enclosure has been engineered to simplify installation for professional integrators, featuring four keystone knock-outs for the most popular brands to allow incoming cable connections as well as utilizing the internal switch capability of most Ruckus access points.

The paintable magnetic covers enable a quick and easy reveal for service or future upgrades, and a new-construction ring is available for proper placement before drywall.

"We brought the AP Enclosure to market as a direct response to feedback from integrators regarding the challenges they were facing finding discreet, secure locations for access points."
— Bryce Nordstrand, CSO, Access Networks

The enclosure also features side ventilation to reduce heat generated by the access point rising out of the enclosure, while minimizing the presence of attic dust or insulation.

Most critically, optimized access point locations deliver superior Wi-Fi coverage throughout the home, resulting in happier clients and fewer service calls.

The Access Networks AP Enclosure has been built to last and keep access points secure in their place, featuring robust installation hardware. Integrators will appreciate the peace of mind knowing that access points won’t get knocked around or inadvertently disconnected.

“We brought the AP Enclosure to market as a direct response to feedback from integrators regarding the challenges they were facing finding discreet, secure locations for access points,” explains Access Networks CSO Bryce Nordstrand. “This solution can be easily customized to match any décor — it brings tremendous value to the client and added profitability for the integrator.”

The Access Networks AP Enclosure is available for pre-orders shipping in September, 2017.

MSRP is $139 including choice of cover.



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