Pakedge Device & Software has just launched the W7 Dual-Band Concurrent Wireless Access Point that offers simultaneous 2.4GHz and 5.0GHz operation with more range, speed, reliability and configuration options than conventional designs — some specifically for AV applications.
The W7 utilizes exclusive Pakedge Smartwav technology to sense the wireless environment around WAPs and weave a signal around potential sources of interference, such as microwaves or thick walls. Smartwav technology gives Pakedge devices a more powerful signal, greater coverage and a lower operating cost. Four Smartwav antennas broadcast constructive signals by synchronizing waveforms to further increase range, throughput and quality of service via a stable radio signal, eliminating the peaks and valleys characteristic of traditional wireless devices.
The W7 features band-steering functionality that can automatically switch compatible clients from the 2.4GHz band to the less-congested 5.0GHz for superior performance. The W7’s built-in SectorMaxx software optimizes the device’s signal-to-noise ratio, yielding up to three times the broadcast range of traditional wireless access points. This optimizes the W7 for smartphones, tablets, laptops and home control devices.
The W7 can be easily deployed in stand-alone mode with little configuration necessary. Dealers setting up large wireless networks with multiple WAPs can facilitate this process in two ways: one way is to download a free program, Where’s My WAP, from the Dealers Only section of the Pakedge website, while the other is to use the Pakedge C36 WAP controller. The C36 hardware WAP controller can automatically detect and connect up to 30 access points.
Dealers can monitor or alter the status of the W7 from anywhere in the world by using an internet browser, tablet or mobile device when used with BakPak, a free iOS/Android app from Pakedge. The W7 supports 18 SSIDs — eight per band plus two guest networks.