Cost-effective way to extend wireless networks
Antaira Technologies has announced it is providing a secure, cost-effective way to extend wireless networks with the launch of its AMY-5133-AC-PD Wireless Access Point/Client Bridge. Supporting net data rates up to 867Mbps, its semi-industrial radio broadcasts 5GHz, 802.11A/N/AC signals for use in point-to-point and point-to-multipoint wireless data applications, facilitating high-density transmissions between buildings and over large areas without the complexity of Ethernet cables.
The company says it is also available as a kit (AMY-5133-AC-PD-KIT) comprised of two pre-configured units for those customers looking for simple “out of the box” installations. The kit’s pre-configured bridges will automatically locate their peer to create a secure, long-range wireless network link. Pre-configured settings can be changed via the web interface on either side of the network.
The AMY-5133-AC-PD combines a rugged yet compact plastic housing with an integrated high-gain, 14dBi MIMO directional panel antenna and is powered by a Qualcomm 802.11AC chipset featuring MU-MIMO technology. Together, these features decrease the time each device must wait for a signal and dramatically speed up the network, improving the transmitting and receiving of multiple data streams even in RF-congested sites. The 128MB of RAM and an additional 16MB of flash memory makes the AMY-5133-AC-PD ideal for applications demanding higher capacities.
Antaira says like all its network devices, the AMY-5133-AC-PD is engineered for flexible installation. It offers the option of being powered by either Gigabit Ethernet IEEE 802.3af/at (PoE, PoE+) via its two RJ45 auto-sensing ports or an external 12VDC power supply. Depending on the application needs, it can be wall- or pole-mounted mounted in temperature ranges as diverse as -30° to 45° C (-22° to 113° F).
AMY-5133-AC-PD devices are embedded with an HTML web GUI interface so they can be managed anywhere on the network through a web browser. However, for more basic installations, switches on the device make it possible to set up a bridging pair without having to access the software.