Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise expands presence in the Wi-Fi 6 market


Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise, a leading digital-age networking solutions provider announces the general availability of two new Wi-Fi 6 certified access points: Alcatel-Lucent OmniAccess Stellar AP1311 entry level premium model, and the Alcatel-Lucent OmniAccess Stellar AP1301 entry level base model.

These new indoor access points provide powerful WLAN capacity, based on the latest Wi-Fi 6 standard, and can address small and medium-sized enterprise demand for higher bandwidth and connectivity.

The Wi-Fi 6 standard (802.11ax) has been developed to provide higher performance, capacity, and bandwidth, in high-density environments, such as gathering places where many mobile users and IoTs connect simultaneously.

Since 2019, Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise has introduced many advanced OmniAccess Stellar Wi-Fi 6 access points and was the first to obtain certification for an outdoor Wi-Fi 6 access point, solidifying its market position as a leading provider of campus and industrial networking solutions. Today, the company is launching two new OmniAccess Stellar Wi-Fi 6 indoor entry-level access points expanding its WLAN portfolio with cost-effective and versatile products that offer a superior user experience, future proof technology for high-density client indoor locations.

The new OmniAccess Stellar AP1311 provides premium features for all type of enterprises, is retro-compatible with previous WLAN standards, and offers robust IoT support with Bluetooth Low Energy and Zigbee radios, a Modbus IIoT (Industrial IoT) port, and a 1GbE port for wired IoT connectivity. The new access point also provides extra high security with a dedicated scanning radio. The new OmniAccess Stellar AP1301 is optimized for standard Wi-Fi 6 functionality, lower power consumption and provides great value for small and medium-sized businesses as they evolve their digital infrastructure.

Similarly to all OmniAccess Stellar access points, the OmniAccess Stellar AP1311 and OmniAccess Stellar AP1301, rely on the field-proven, distributed architecture framework with built-in virtual controller capabilities, eliminating the need for expensive centralised controller appliances with their inherent constraints as a single point of failure and traffic bottleneck.

The OmniAccess Stellar product line, based on a distributed control architecture provides greater flexibility, resiliency, and scalability for IT departments, and simplifies moves, adds, and changes to the WLAN network.

As with all Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise network products and solutions, the new OmniAccess Stellar access points can be managed and configured using Alcatel-Lucent OmniVista single network management system available on premises or in the cloud, to support easy and secure users and IoT onboarding.

The new access points have built-in Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) technology providing real-time Application Monitoring, support for web content filtering and analytics enabling full visibility and control to simplify deployment and troubleshooting for a unified wired and wireless LAN infrastructure.

“The OmniAccess Stellar AP1311 and AP1301 are welcome Wi-Fi 6 additions to our Networking portfolio and confirm our commitment to mission-critical networks, simple to operate and securely connecting users and IOTs,” says Stephan Robineau, EVP Networking Business, Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise. “These cost-effective access points introduce a new set of powerful and efficient WLAN capabilities for improved experience with higher throughput. These solutions will provide more reliable and secure connectivity for enterprises and organisations looking to accelerate their digital transformation using the latest Wi-Fi 6 standard.”

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