Snap One just announced multiple new WiFi 6 wireless access points from Araknis and Access Networks. The introduction of Access Networks Unleashed Wireless Access Points, which took place in early August, follows the acquisition of the company by Snap One in 2021, while the new Araknis AN-820 WAP combines Wi-Fi 6 with Snap One’s OvrC remote system management to simplify installation and long-term maintenance. The new WAPs are now available to Partners at SnapAV.com or any of Snap One’s 30+ Local Partner Stores, and will be on display at CEDIA 2022 in Booth #16055.
The launch of Access Networks’ Unleashed line of enterprise-grade WAPs, made available to Partners earlier this month, allows Snap One Partners to outfit any project, residential or commercial, with a fast, reliable, self-healing wireless network.
The range of Unleashed WAPs offer advanced capabilities include BeamFlex and BeamFlex+ technologies that dynamically direct WiFi signal to the demanding devices and SmartMesh technology that uses an integrated WLAN controller to navigate around and mitigate signal interference for projects with sparse ethernet connections.
Select Access Networks Unleashed WAP SKUs are currently available at SnapAV.com with more coming soon.
Following the Access Networks launch, the new Araknis AN-820 WAP offers major benefits for Partners by combining the latest WiFi 6 technology with the advanced remote monitoring and management capabilities of the OvrC platform. It features a 4×4 antenna that provides more powerful connections for more devices and offers simpler multi-WAP installation and management through the OvrC interface.
WiFi 6 provides a number of specific benefits including support for OFDMA, MU-MIMO, 1024 QAM and BSS Coloring to support higher network capacity and enhanced reliability. The AN-820 features a 2.5Gbps LAN port-in and offers support for multi-gig jobs. Users also benefit from the inclusion of DFS (dynamic frequency selection) channel support, which increases the number of WIFI channels available.
The new AN-820 Wireless Access Point also features more customizable configuration options for Partners, including: the ability to create new SSIDs with unique rules and conditions to control “Fast Roaming” per SSID, provide band steering per SSID when both radios share the same SSID, create simple guest networks, and configure VLANs per SSID for network isolation and more advanced guest network needs.