SAN DIEGO — Sept. 4, 2018 — Luxul, the leading innovator of IP networking solutions for AV integrators, today introduced the XWC-2000, the next generation of its wireless controller technology. The new controller utilizes Luxul’s exclusive Roam Assist™ technology to ensure the seamless roaming of mobile client devices and simple deployment of up to 32 wireless access points (AP) for large installations. The XWC-2000 will be shown at CEDIA Expo 2018 Sept. 6-8 at Booth 4301in the San Diego Convention Center, with an expected release by the end of the year.
In wireless networks that utilize more than one wireless AP, Luxul’s Roam Assist technology — built in to the XWC-2000 — ensures that mobile devices are always connected to the best AP for the highest performance. This allows users to move freely throughout their home or business without the frustration of choppy video calls, intermittent whole-home audio, and slow Wi-Fi speeds.
The XWC-2000 delivers twice the capacity of its predecessor with support for up to 32 APs, allowing each AP to be configured for a designated wireless channel, in addition to supporting individual wireless transmit power adjustment. Newly deployed APs are now automatically added for plug-and-play installation. The controller itself installs in minutes, using a simple, intuitive setup wizard. The XWC-2000 is compatible with current and future Luxul APs — excluding bridging APs and range extenders — enabling installers to mix and match to meet the needs of each project.
“With the introduction of our next-gen controller and our ‘Roaming’ campaign in full swing, we’re educating dealers on the differences in performance between a fast roaming solution and an active, seamless one,” said Mike Grubb, vice president of marketing at Luxul. “Fast roaming doesn’t necessarily improve network performance, and many people don’t even realize a sticky device problem exists. With Roam Assist technology, support for up to 32 APs, and an easy-to-use setup wizard. The enterprise-grade XWC-2000 stands out from the pack, bringing seamless roaming and installation simplicity to large networks.”