EnGenius brings latest 802.11ax wireless technology to SMBs

New EWS357AP designed to deliver enterprise-level Wi-Fi to budget-conscious smaller businesses

The new 2x2 EWS357AP access point puts the power of 11ax technology in reach of early adopters from the SMB space, said Zaidi.
The new 2x2 EWS357AP access point puts the power of 11ax technology in reach of early adopters from the SMB space, said Zaidi.

EnGenius has launched one of wireless industry’s first (Wi-Fi 6) 2x2 access points, bringing enterprise-level performance to the SMB market.  

Equipped with Qualcomm Technologies’ newest chipset, the new EWS357AP features the latest 11ax technology, which deepens and expands the capabilities of Wi-Fi as well as fortifying small and midsize business networks. As the next-generation Wi-Fi technology, 11ax delivers not just speed, but also stronger, steadier, and more efficient wireless connections.

“EnGenius believes that the latest Wi-Fi technology must be accessible to small and medium-sized organisations, and not just large enterprises. The 2x2 EWS357AP access point puts the power of 11ax technology in reach of early adopters from the SMB space,” said Alishan Zaidi, regional sales manager at EnGenius MEA.

SMBs using the EWS357AP can take advantage of 11ax technology, which enables more efficient channel use, reduces latency between AP and client devices, and provides other advanced features such as OFDMA (orthogonal frequency division multiple access for more efficient channel use); uplink and downlink of MU-MIMO (ensures optimal signal and reception reliability); BSS Coloring (tags packets with a “colour” to differentiate between adjacent basic service sets); and target wake time (a power-saving feature that allows for scheduled wake times).

A sleek, low-profile 2x2 access point, the EWS357AP comes with various enterprise-level management features such as mass configurations of access points, so businesses can quickly and easily install devices into existing networks. New hardware features allow the access point to run more efficiently and consume less power, making it ideal for SMBs. By allowing small businesses owners to deploy the EWS357AP into existing switch infrastructures, users can deploy Wi-Fi with adding too much pressure on their budgets.

This 2x2 11ax access point fulfills the Wi-Fi connectivity demands of small and midsize organisations by:

- Matching the needs of the majority of modern businesses, which are 1x1 and 2x2

- Enabling advancements within a network without demanding significant restructuring

- Supporting existing and future device and application needs

- Being backward-compatible with legacy Wi-Fi

- Boosting the capacity and reach of the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequencies

“The variety of devices competing for wireless connections in the modern workplace demands a cure for slow or congested network performance,” said Nick Kucharewski, vice president and general manager, wired/wireless infrastructure and networking, Qualcomm Technologies. “By leveraging Qualcomm Technologies’ Wi-Fi 6 technology, EnGenius is delivering a 2x2 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.”

Additionally, EnGenius has a solution for SMBs operating in higher-density environments. The global manufacturer of data networking and telephony products is also launching an 802.11ax 4x4 access point, the new EWS377AP, with even more enhanced utilisation of 802.11ax technology.

The new EWS357AP and EWS377AP will hit the shelves in early Q1, 2019.

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