SnapAV’s Araknis Networks Launches Line of Wireless-AC Access Points SnapAV networking and surveillance equipment, announced today its’ Araknis Networks line has released 500 and 700-series wireless access points, both of which feature Wireless-AC.By RS Staff Published: June 13, 2016 ⋅ Updated: April 15, 2019 SnapAV networking and surveillance equipment, announced today its’ Araknis Networks line has released 500 and 700-series wireless access points, both of which feature Wireless-AC. In addition to faster network speeds, both models will feature remote management via OvrC, Fast Roaming, and dual-band capability with band steering. “At its core, Wireless-AC enhances the speeds over 5GHz radio. Recently, the number of dual-band clients has surpassed single-band clients, and the demand from streaming applications is increasing,” said Ayham Ereksousi, Araknis Networks category manager. “Wireless-AC is an answer to all of these challenges, and will be the mainstream standard for years to come.” The new 500-series WAP is designed for high-interference residential settings such as apartments and single-family homes, and is outfitted with a 2×2 antenna configuration, sleek design, and total throughput of 1200 Mbps. “The 500-series can be used for a majority of applications and provides a value solution to serve the needs of mobile devices,” said Arkanis. “It is essentially the Wireless-AC version of our popular 300-series WAP.” Designed for robust installs like high-interference or commercial settings, the new 700 series WAP boasts throughput of 1750 Mbps, and is also the only model to include a 3×3 antenna configuration, useful for high-speed devices such as modern laptops. “Although the 700-series is designed for commercial and SMB solutions with multiple laptops and desktops, we have seen them used in high-end residential settings,” added Arkanis. “Some of our customers want the best, and the 700-series offers that.” As with all Araknis WAPs, the 500 and 700-series models feature remote cloud management via OvrC, which allows integrators to view connected clients, monitor signal strength, and configure SSIDs. SubscribeFor more stories like this, and to keep up to date with all our market leading news, features and analysis, sign up to our newsletter here.