posted on Tuesday, 24th February 2015 by David Slater
Wireless network specialist Pakedge has released a new firmware upgrade for its C36 Wireless Access Point (WAP) Controller. The v2.11 upgrade allows integrators to fine-tune wireless performance through an updated suite of technologies, including SectorMaxx for better coverage, TruStream for improved throughput, and Smartwav for active interference mitigation.
The new firmware benefits wireless network systems operating in busy RF environments where multiple interfering RF sources (such as wireless devices, cordless phones and microwave ovens) and neighbouring wireless access points (such as in multi-dwelling units and office parks) are common.
Network management features include the ability to identify and report on connected devices, including their MAC and IP address, signal strength, and the wireless band they are using (2.4 or 5GHz). The brand says network deployment and setup using the C36 has also been enhanced, with the ability to identify Pakedge WAPs operating in wireless repeater mode, eliminating configuration issues to ensure uninterrupted wireless functionality no matter what mode the access points are operating in.
“Upgrades to the SectorMaxx, TruStream and Smartwav suite of technologies enable us to continue to deliver superior wireless networking performance while the addition of new network management and deployment features reduce manager workload and speed up management activities,” says VP of Sales Nick Phillips.
Pakedge employs a number of proprietary features implemented across the various hardware and software layers in its Connect+ platform. TruStream is a suite of technologies, implemented in various forms on the switch, router, wireless access points and the wireless controller, that improves network traffic. SectorMaxx enhances wireless network coverage, while SmartWav improves overll wireless network performance. All C36 units shipping from Pakedge now feature the latest firmware, and there’s a firmware update (2.11) available for older models through the brand’s dealer portal.
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