Linksys launches first Pro Series Wi-Fi access point
New Access Point is designed for small and medium businesses
Linksys has today announced its first Pro Series Wi-Fi access point with the launch of the Wireless-AC Dual Band Access Point.
The new Pro Series offers advanced features to equip small and medium businesses (SMB) including a captive portal feature, which enables fully customisable, secure guest Wi-Fi access.
"We are introducing the Pro Series to our Wi-Fi access point lineup so SMBs could take advantage of enterprise grade features at price points they can afford," said Steven Lin, director of Linksys business products. "Small businesses usually have to choose between an over-engineered enterprise access point or a consumer grade Wi-Fi product to run their office network.
"These choices can provide too much or too little of what a small business needs. Our Pro Series Access Point provides the balance of advanced features and affordability that small businesses need to run a productive business environment."
The new access point includes two gigabit ethernet ports, one especially built for link aggregation; it also supports AP clustering to simplify management of multiple access points in a network; the latest 802.11ac technology, which provides up to a three times performance increase from 802.11n; and it protects and secures a wireless network with business-class security features including Wi-Fi protected access (WPA/WPA2), 802.1X supplicant authentication, MAC-based ACL, rouge AP detection, SSID-to-VLAN mapping, and wireless scheduler.