EnGenius Technologies Inc. has today launched the industry’s first 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6) 2×2 access point EWS357AP. The new member of the EnGenius family brings next-generation cutting-edge features within reach of forward-thinking SMBs. Early adopters will no longer have to wait to take advantage of enterprise-level features. With its unique capabilities, EWS357AP helps forward-thinking SMBs take advantage of some of the most sophisticated wireless technology in the world.

 

 

This revolutionary 2×2 11ax access point fulfils the Wi-Fi connectivity demands of small and midsize organizations by:

  • Matching the needs of the majority of today’s clients, which are 1×1 and 2×2
  • Enabling advancements within a network without demanding a significant restructuring
  • Supporting existing and future device and application needs
  • Being backward-compatible with legacy Wi-Fi
  • Re-energizing the capacity and reach of the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequencies

Equipped with Qualcomm Technologies’ newest chipset, the EWS357AP features 11ax technology, which deepens and expands the capabilities of Wi-Fi as well as fortifies small and midsize business networks. The new 802.11ax technology (Wi-Fi 6) builds upon real-world deployment of 802.11ac. As the next-generation Wi-Fi, 11ax is no longer just about speeds but also about stronger, steadier, and more efficient wireless connections.

The First 2×2 11ax Access Point in the Industry

SMBs using the EWS357AP can take advantage of 11ax technology, which enables more efficient channel use, reduces latency between AP and client devices, and provides other groundbreaking features, such as:

  • OFDMA (orthogonal frequency division multiple access for more efficient channel use) 
  • Uplink and downlink of MU-MIMO (ensures optimal signal and reception reliability)
  • BSS Coloring (tags packets with a “color” to differentiate between adjacent basic service sets)
  • Target wake time (a power-saving feature that allows for scheduled wake times)

A sleek, low-profile 2×2 access point, the EWS357AP is packed with enterprise-level management features, such as mass configurations of access points, so businesses can quickly and easily install future-proof devices into existing networks. Loaded with new advanced hardware components and support for powerful computing, the access point runs more efficiently and consumes less power, making it ideal for SMBs. They also can immediately deploy the EWS357AP into existing switch infrastructures without suffering a major blow to their budgets or resources.

EnGenius offers a solution for SMBs located in higher-density environments, too. The popular manufacturer of data networking and telephony products is also launching an 802.11ax 4×4 access point.  The new EWS377AP is in place to enhance the new 802.11ax technology offering a mix of applications to EnGenius’ clients.

“Here at EnGenius, we believe that the newest Wi-Fi technology must be accessible to small and medium-sized organizations too instead of just enterprises,” said MC Leo, general manager at EnGenius Technologies. “The 2×2 EWS357AP access point puts the power of 11ax in reach of early adopters from the SMB space.”

“The variety of devices competing for wireless connections in the modern workplace demands a cure for slow or congested network performance,” said Nick Kucharewski, vice president and general manager, wired/wireless infrastructure and networking, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “By leveraging Qualcomm Technologies’ Wi-Fi 6 technology, EnGenius is delivering a 2×2 Wi-Fi 6 solution designed to address the demand for capacity on enterprise networks, while optimizing wireless performance for more devices and users than ever before.”

The new EWS357AP ($189 USD MSRP) and EWS377AP ($289 USD MSRP) will hit the shelves in early Q1, 2019.