EnGenius Technologies detailed the release of its new EnGenius ECW260 Cloud Managed Wi-Fi 6 Outdoor Dual-Band Wireless AP designed to handle large crowds on multiple devices using the fastest speeds available.
The AP uses Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) technology and is aimed at airports, smart cities, campuses, parks and large industrial sites — and can maintain wireless speeds of up to 1.8 Gbps.
The EnGenius Cloud solution can manage an unlimited number of APs from anywhere. Devices can be quickly scanned, registered, pre- and auto-configured, and remotely monitored and troubleshot. The EnGenius Cloud’s dashboard checks network health, provides managed device status, and displays overall top network performance and insights including client applications and operating systems. The hardware form-factor of the ECW260 is armored by an IP67-rated dust- and water-resistant enclosure, fully capable of withstanding harsh weather.
Each ECW260 AP securely communicates with EnGenius Cloud using two-factor authentication, non-sequential serial numbers, and MAC address verification to ensure only authorized cloud devices are connected. It also uses the latest, most advanced wireless security WPA3 and WPA3 Enterprise to strengthen encryption. EnGenius Cloud offers MAC filter, event-based alerts and push notifications to divert and prevent network hacks and other security threats.
The ECW260 AP has a 2.5 GigE PoE-compatible port for easy placement where power outlets are scarce. It also features four detachable 360° antennas that boost signal strength and allows users to swap them out for bigger, better antennas. When meshing, the AP uses high power radios to extend the distance between itself and other access points.
The ECW260 AP is priced at $499.