Duxbury Networking has released a small, high performance 2.4 GHz indoor access point (AP) designed for SOHO (small office, home office) and small-to-medium size enterprise applications.
Dubbed the Deliberant APC Button AF, it is designed for permanent installations on high walls or ceilings. With an output power rating of up to 23 dBm, its 802.11n MIMO radio allows effective commu¬nication with older 802.11b/g equipment as well as newer, standards-based devices.
According to Andy Robb, chief technology officer at Duxbury Networking, dual firmware images allow safe software upgrades. “The device will restart using the prior working firmware in the unlikely event of an upgrade failure,” he says. “What’s more, the device is able to be powered via PoE [Power over Ethernet] switches, simplifying installation.”
The APC Button’s operat¬ing system supports bridge/router and repeater modes, allowing the product to operate as an access point and as a base station simultaneously.
“It also provides a user-friendly Adobe Flex-based GUI with instant reconfiguration – without a reboot – together with installation tools such as site survey, delayed reboot, spectrum analyser, ping and tracer¬oute,” adds Robb.
The APC Button is compatible with Deliberant’s standalone and cloud-based Wireless Network Management System (WNMS).