In the Gigabit era in Wi-Fi connectivity, upgrading to the 802.11ac standard represents the next step in wireless evolution. Many enterprises looking to break the 1-Gbps speed barrier face the challenge of replacing existing 802.11n access points. While 802.11n operates on both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequency band, 802.11ac utilizes the 5GHz band, and the higher frequency of wireless signals adds up to shorter ranges. Before, transitioning from 802.11n to 802.11ac involved costly and time-consuming new wireless site surveys and the deployment of additional APs. The ZyXEL Smart Antenna is a groundbreaking feature of the WAC6500 series of wireless APs that solves this problem by adaptively adjusting antenna patterns to fit a variety of wireless environments. The Smart Antenna's industry-leading RF output power and sensitivity combine to offer greater coverage and performance over existing networks, ZyXEL WAC6500 makes one-to-one AP upgrade possible as your ultimate choice for 802.11ac migration. Along with the ZyXEL Smart Antenna, the WAC6500 includes several other new features including innovative AP Flex, tool-less mounting bracket, and many other software enhancements like ZON Utility, a complete product designed to streamline network installation and speed deployment for the best possible Wi-Fi experience. The WAC6500 series is the industry's leading 802.11ac AP, thanks in part to its innovative Smart Antenna design. Featuring more than 700 optimized antenna patterns, the ZyXEL Smart Antenna continuously calculates the ideal physical-layer path for each individual client. This feature not only offers the best possible signal by shaping to various patterns, but it also mitigates interference from other wireless clients. The WAC6500's ultra-fast performance makes it perfect for delivering premium performance in interference-laden environments, such as conference centres, airports, educational facilities and other high-density venues. And the series' enhanced adaptability further simplifies one-to-one AP replacement. In a Wi-Fi market crowded with 802.11ac APs from a wide range of vendors, the WAC6500 series stands out with regard to performance and coverage due its unique RF design. The AP's three-stream hardware configuration powers up to 30 dBm while providing unequaled Rx sensitivity as low as -102 dBm. The ZyXEL Smart Antenna doubles the WAC6500 series' performance over conventional internal antennas, and performs three times (3x) better than legacy 802.11n APs.
Model Name: WAC6502D-S
ZyXEL AP Flex eases installation by resolving the managed/standalone AP mode configuration, automatically integrating into the network environment with or without Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), eliminating the need for pre-installation preparation. Other helpful features include Dynamic Channel Selection (DCS), avoided the interference of co-channel and overlapping channel at initialization. In addition to software solutions, the WAC6500 series' simplifies installation through creative design features. For example, the universal and tool-less bracket design allows for flexible ceiling track mounting without the need for special tools. From software to hardware, the WAC6500 makes setup and operation fast and simple. The WAC6500 ensures users get the best possible overall network performance by utilizing load balancing and client steering. Load balancing allows administrators to set limits on network traffic and the number of clients associated with each AP. Client steering monitors the capabilities of each wireless client and steers them to the less congested band and better signal AP. When it comes to deployments in challenging cabling locations, wireless mesh networks help extend Wi-Fi coverage. ZyXEL's proprietary ZyMESH creates reliable and resilient mesh links instantly. Yet the configuration is intuitive and centralized manageable on NXC controller. ZyMESH improves network reliability through true wireless connectivity with repeater APs selecting multiple routes to provide backup and failover for uninterrupted service. Together, these three technologies provide the WAC6500 with unbeatable efficiency and reliability. Deploying and maintaining a wireless network can be a tedious and repetitive task for busy IT administrators. ZyXEL created the ZyXEL ONE Network to solve this problem by simplifying operations like network configuration, management and troubleshooting, allowing administrators to focus on more pressing priorities. The ZyXEL One Network offers an easy-to-use tool, ZyXEL ONE Network Utility (ZON Utility), to streamline network setup. This powerful utility enables ZyXEL networking hardware to detect and recognize each other, further facilitating easy maintenance via one-click remote functionality that includes factory reset and power cycling. The ZyXEL AP Configurator (ZAC) constructs a template for copying profiles to several APs to allow batch firmware upgrading and profile backups, saving even more valuable time. The ZyXEL Wireless Optimizer (ZWO) is a handy tool for centralizing management, including initial planning, deployment adjustment and after-sale maintenance. Now, architects can collect key performance data and reconfigure APs with the help of the ZWO utility. These are just a few of the many ways the ZyXEL One Network redefines network integration across a range of networking products-from switches to Wi-Fi APs to gateways.
Product Type: Wireless Access Point