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 2×2 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 2×2 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 2×2 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 2×2 EWS357AP access point puts the power of 11ax in reach of early adopters from the SMB space.”
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 4×4 wireless product integrators can use to meet a variety of client needs in a range of environments.