Astaro Targets Mission-Critical Wireless Traffic with AP50
A wireless network is only as good as its strongest connection, and if you plan on deploying serious mobile device management (MDM) solutions, the wireless network infrastructure should be top of mind. And it is for Astaro, which is why the company is launching the Astaro AP50 5GHz dual-band wireless access point (AP). Fresh tech specs and channel implications, coming right up …
The Astaro AP50 supports traditional 2.4GHz wireless connections and now also fully supports the new 5GHz spectrum, which according to Astaro, “is virtually impervious to radio interference.” While the 5GHz connections also promise faster speed and greater reliability, understanding the frequency distinction is also key to building out a successful wireless network. According to Astaro, using the 5GHz connection for something mission-critical such as voice over IP will ensure top-quality connections, while less-critical tasks can be “downgraded” to use a 2.4GHz connection, ensuring the 5GHz consistently provides a high-quality experience.
VARs working in the MDM space, or simply building out wireless infrastructure, could move less-critical mobile devices to the 2.4GHz connection, while C-level executives or employees with mobile communication needs could ride the 5GHz wave. Or devices requiring video collaboration could run on 5GHz, while the 2.4GHz runs audio only.
The AP50 comes outfitted with a Gigabit Ethernet connection, and allows for two detachable antennas. Each AP supports “at least up to 50 users,” according to Astaro, and can maintain “data rates up to 300 Mbps under best connections.” The AP50 also supports power over Ethernet, so powering these units should be relatively easy.
If you’re ready to add the AP50 to your arsenal of wireless weaponry, check out Astaro’s access point portal.