With mobile applications demanding more bandwidth, and with the increase in connectivity to multiple devices, the wireless market is seeing an explosive growth and is expected to further expand over the coming years. The 802.11ac standard reportedly addresses these new business requirements and meets the goals of higher data rate and greater link reliability.
Going by this trend and requirement, networking solutions provider D-Link (News - Alert) launched its first 802.11ac solutions in a new line of standalone business-class access points – the AC1750 Concurrent Dual Band Access Point with PoE (DAP-2695) and the AC1200 Dual Band Access Point (News - Alert) (DAP-1665).
Mike Hardy, vice president of channel and enterprise sales, D-Link Systems, emphasized in a statement that the new 802.11ac Access Points offer versatile and high performing solutions for small- to medium-sized businesses with network infrastructures that are ready to upgrade from 802.11n.
By incorporating the latest 802.11ac standards, the new DAP-2695 AC1750 Access Point is noted to deliver reliable, high-speed wireless performance with maximum wireless signal rates of up to 450 Mbps over the 2.4 GHz band and 1300 Mbps over the 5 GHz band1. It also supports band steering and airtime fairness and allows flexible operation supporting a range of modes including an Access Point, Wireless Distribution System (WDS) with Access Point, a WDS/Bridge, or Wireless Client.
It has integrated 802.3at Power over Ethernet support and also provides multiple options including web (HTTP), Secure Socket Layer, Secure Shell and Telnet; it offers D-Link AP Manager II, or D-View SNMP management module to configure multiple access points from a single location. Added to these, it comes with the D-Link Limited Lifetime Warranty.
Priced typically under $100, the DAP-1665 AC1200 Dual Band Access Point is noted to be an affordable, high-powered 802.11ac access point capable of delivering combined speeds of up to 1200 Mbps1 over two bands. It allows usage of 2.4 GHz band’s 300 Mbps for web surfing, email and chat, while simultaneously using the lower-interference 5 GHz band’s 867 Mbps for network bridging, downloading, video streaming, and file transfers.
Moreover, for all wired connections, the DAP-1665’s Gigabit LAN port enables wired data speeds of up to 1000 Mbps. This dual band access point offers the latest 802.11ac wireless technology and is backwards-compatible with 802.11n/g/a clients, providing multiple operation modes and robust wireless security.
The new DAP-2695 and DAP-1665 are currently made available through D-Link’s network of channel partners.
Edited by Cassandra Tucker