Araknis Networks Introduces Outdoor Wireless Access Point

Integrators Receive Greater Network Flexibility With The Addition Of The Araknis
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Araknis Networks has released its 700-series outdoor wireless access point, which features the same network capability as the current 700-series WAP, with the added assurance of an IP55 rating. In addition to multiple outdoor mounting options, this access point also includes remote management via OvrC, a built-in switch, Fast Roaming and dual-band capability with band steering. 

“Outdoor living is a growing trend in North America,” said Ayham Ereksousi, director of products for Araknis Networks. “Consumers want to enjoy the outdoors while staying connected to their digital life. The 700-series Outdoor WAP allows dealers to bring this experience to their customers.”

Intended for decks, pergolas, large yards and guesthouses, the new 700 series outdoor WAP boasts a throughput of 1750 Mbps and includes a 3x3 antenna configuration for high-speed devices. It also doesn’t require DC power and can be run via standard 30W PoE switch port or injector.

“Ultimately, this is a 700-series product, which means it’s a 3x3 Wireless-AC that provides excellent performance and future proofing for outdoor jobs,” Ereksousi added. “It even matches our current indoor model in terms of software features like band-steering and fast roaming.”

The WAP’s IP55 weather-resistant rating allows it to be safely placed outdoors and still perform in the company of rain, wind, and dust.

“Most products receive their IP rating simply by passing the lab test according to the pre-determined specifications,” Ereksousi said. “But when we audited the spec, we found that it didn’t consider real-world scenarios, such as water streaming into the top or the bottom of the product. We make the executive decision to test these scenarios, because we want dealers to be confident installing this product.”

As with all Araknis WAPs, the new outdoor access point features remote cloud management via OvrC, which allows integrators to view connected clients, monitor signal strength, configure SSIDs and more.