Johnson Controls, a global manufacturer of smart building technologies, has introduced its IQ WiFi 6, a solution it calls, a purpose-built mesh router.
The company says that its latest product is a Wi-Fi Alliance Certified router with Alarm.com management software built in. Johnson Controls says the IQ WiFi 6 mesh router is powered by the Qualcomm Networking Pro 400 platform, and when used in a location with the company’s IQ Panel products, integrators can deliver a unified security and networked Internet solution throughout a job site.
According to the company, the combination of the IQ WiFi 6 mesh router and an IQ Panel supports the ability for integrators and homeowners to manage their systems through the panel’s 7-inch touchscreen, as well as their iOS and Android devices; the Alarm.com website and its Partner Portal.
The new mesh router provides four network partitions that include a guest network, a network dedicated to end users’ wireless devices, and two private partitions that support the ability to setup specialized networks for specific applications. Johnson Controls says the guest network and end user networks incorporate the ability to switch from 2.4 GHz to 5 GHz to maximize speed, range and performance.
Other options built into the new IQ WiFi 6 router include remote WPS, built-in speed management tools and built-in network management via Alarm.com.