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EnGenius launches next-gen outdoor Wi-Fi 6 access point

February 4, 2020  

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Networking company EnGenius Technologies Inc. has announced a high-capacity Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) outdoor access point. The new EWS850AP weatherproof access point uses Wi-Fi 6 technology to support the ever-growing bandwidth demands of densely congested outdoor environments, such as stadiums, airports, smart cities and parks.

Located in an IP67-rated dust and water-resistant enclosure, the EWS850AP is capable of withstanding harsh weather environments, including extended exposure to sunlight, extreme cold, frost, snow, rainfall, hail and humidity.

The product is linked to the Qualcomm Networking Pro 400 Platform to help the EWS850AP take advantage of key Wi-Fi 6 features that will assist in supporting the growing demands of crowded wireless environments. Key benefits include:

  • Connectivity: With up to 4 spatial streams across both 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz bands, the EWS850 encompasses downlink and uplink MU-MIMO and OFDMA to simultaneously manage and transmit data between AP and client devices.
  • Computing: Dynamic data processing and management to boost data throughput up to 25% with 1024QAM and expand connectivity capabilities.
  • Data Management: Cut through densely congested outdoor environments with data management and extend wireless coverage through longer OFDM signals and reduce channel interference through BSS colouring, offering less latency and improved transmit signals.
  • Networking Acceleration: The architecture can successfully associate and maintain connectivity for complex and secure data transfer. Enabled with WPA3 security, the EWS850AP supports higher encryption for sensitive data transfers for hundreds of simultaneously connected devices.

The EWS850AP is EnGenius’ latest solution for serving densely congested infrastructure applications “able to satisfy the needs of network engineers wanting to future-proof outdoor networks.”

Ganesh Swaminathan, Senior Director, Product Management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., said: “We’re proud to collaborate with EnGenius as we deliver on the promise of Wi-Fi 6 and meet user demand for faster, more seamless wireless connectivity even in the most crowded and congested environments.”

The EWS850AP will start shipping worldwide in Q1-2020.

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