Are you still using 1st generation 802.11n Access Points? WHY would you up-grade to the new 802.11ac access points?
Here at the top reasons to migrate to 802.11ac:
- CleanAir: The 1st Generation 802.11n APs (i.e. AP1142) did not have our SAGE ASIC, which allows the system to PRO-actively identify, Classify, Locate and Mitigate interference
- Increased CPU & Memory: The 802.11ac APs have additional CPU/Memory to handle a more clients per AP, higher data thruput levels, better roaming for devices and improved RF performance
- Increased Data-Rates: 1st gen APs like the AP1142 has a maximum of 300Mpbs datarate. The AP 1700 supports up to 866 mbps data-rates, the 2700 and 3700s supports data-rates up to 1.3Gbps.
- ClientLink: The 1700, 2700 and 3700 APs provide increased performance in Transmit Beam Forming. This increases the performance of all wireless clients including older 802.11a/b/g/n access points.
- Increased Battery Life: 802.11ac networks with a mix of 802.11ac and .11n clients offer better performance to not only the ac clients, but increased performance for ‘n’ clients as well.
- 75% of all new shipping clients will be 802.11ac by end of the year (almost there!).
- The 802.11ac standard will be here for the next 6-7+ years. It IS the Wi-Fi standard for the foreseeable future. And comes at NO ADDED COSTover an 802.11n AP.
How about a wireless briefing to discuss this?
Please contact Anthony Lobosco ([email protected]) with any questions and to schedule your wireless briefing today!