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Open Mesh Adds to Cloud-Managed Networking Lineup

Company’s First Router Completes Cloud-Based Ecosystem; New Access Point, Switch Enhancements Boost Performance
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Open Mesh has introduced its first cloud-managed router, the G200, an addition that completes the company’s local network ecosystem and delivers end-to-end suite of cloud-managed Wi-Fi access points, switches, and routers.

Open Mesh's first cloud-managed router, the G200

Open Mesh's first cloud-managed router, the G200

The company also introduced the A62, its most powerful 802.11 AC Wave 2 access point, as well as a new and enhanced version of its S24 switch. The A62 incorporates a quad core processor and a second 5 GHz radio to deliver higher data throughout, allow greater client density, and the ability to run more applications on the access point simultaneously. The new S24 adds 10GbE SFP+ connectivity and an increased PoE budget.

“The G200, when combined with any of our access points and switches, creates a seamless, end-end, Open Mesh system that can be easily managed through our CloudTrax platform,” said Ryan Detwiller, the company’s general manager. “It’s a major step forward in achieving our mission of making Wi-Fi easy to install, easy to manage and, because there are no added license fees, extremely affordable.”

According to Detwiller, the G200 is designed to advance the company’s mission of making networks smarter and easier to deploy and manage. When used with Open Mesh’s access points, switches and CloudTrax software, the complete system puts a several features at a network manager’s fingertips, including usage statistics, client management, and troubleshooting capabilities, as well as router-specific features, such as NAT routing, DHCP server, VPN client and point-to-point, VLAN tagging, and Quality of Service rules. This allows users to scale up to thousands of locations without on-site controllers or licensing fees, while still delivering gigabit throughput due to the quad core processor’s hardware offload and crypto engines.

The G200 also incorporates passive PoE capabilities through two of its ports to provide power to the connected access points. “This a tremendous convenience, because it greatly simplifies the installation process,” Detwiller said.

While the new router delivers many new management and performance options, the company’s new A62 access point and S24 switch offer even more performance options.

The A62 is a universal 802.11ac Wave 2 cloud-managed Wi-Fi access point with one 2.4 GHz and two 5 GHz radios employing MU-MIMO transmission technology for maximum throughput and greater capacity.

“With its additional 5 GHz radio, the A62 can support up to 150 simultaneously streaming devices, an increase of 50 percent over the A60 access point is replaces and 30 percent more than the A42 access point,” Detwiller said.

The A62 builds on the existing A Series design, which offers universal installation options indoors and out.

Filling out the line, Open Mesh has upgraded its S24 cloud-managed switch, providing 24 Gigabit PoE+ ports and two SFP+ uplink ports to allow 10 Gbps connectivity between switches. The S24 also offers an increased PoE power budget of 410W; each port can handle as much as 30 Watts, with a total budget of 17 Watts per port across all 24 ports simultaneously

All three products are available to order from Open Mesh and worldwide distributors today. The company can be contacted directly for pricing information.

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