TP-Link® Expands the Omada Business Solution with Wi-Fi 6 Access Points: Wi-Fi with Greater Capacity and Stronger Connections
TP-Link, the leading provider of networking products that power small and medium businesses, today announced its new High Performance Wi-Fi 6 Wireless Dual-Band Ceiling Mount Access Points: EAP660 HD and EAP620 HD. Adding Omada Wi-Fi 6 access points to a business network extends capacity and increases speed for more connected devices.
Wi-Fi 6 — Faster, Smarter, Unstoppable
Wi-Fi 6 (also known as 802.11ax Wi-Fi or AX Wi-Fi) is the newest Wi-Fi standard. Compared with its predecessor Wi-Fi 5 (11ac Wi-Fi), Wi-Fi 6 combines two industry leading and innovative technologies — OFDMA and 1024-QAM — to improve speed, increase efficiency, and reduce congestion in high-density environments.
OFDMA is used to significantly increase efficiency. For analogy, Wi-Fi connections can be seen as a line of trucks delivering data packets to users’ devices. With 802.11ac Wi-Fi, each truck could only deliver one parcel (“data packet”) to one device at a time. With OFDMA, however, each truck delivers multiple packets to multiple devices simultaneously.
With 1024-QAM, each symbol carries 10 bits rather than 8 bits, improving raw speeds by 25% compared to 802.11ac 256-QAM. Users can now watch Netflix at home or Twitch live streams from their computers – with 1024-QAM, streaming just got that much better.
Wi-Fi 6 with the Omada SDN Business Solution
Omada integrates access points, switches, gateways, and more into a full Software Defined Networking (SDN) solution, providing 100% centralized cloud management to create a highly scalable network — all controlled from a single interface. Omada SDN is designed to solve problems when deployment in a traditional network is complicated, difficult to maintain, and difficult to expand horizontally.
Omada Wi-Fi 6 access points provide high-performance connectivity for any business experiencing growing numbers of IoT and mobility requirements.
OFDMA increases the number of connected devices and improves transmission efficiency in high-density environments by assigning channels to more devices.
The Omada SDN solution builds a secure infrastructure with stronger encryption and authentication provided by the latest version of WPA (WPA3) for enterprise networks.
Wi-Fi Deployment in High-Density Environments
As indicated by Omada Wi-Fi 6 access points’ product names (e.g., EAP660 HD) “HD” refers to “High-Density.” Omada APs are equipped with enterprise chipsets, dedicated antennas, advanced RF functions, and auto channel selection and power adjustment — all for high-concurrency capacity in high-density environments such as classrooms, malls, stadiums, and manufacturing facilities. The latest Omada Wi-Fi 6 access points are capable of connecting up to 1,000 clients.*
Flexible Operation and Management
Flexible operation and management is ensured with Zero-Touch Provisioning integrated into the Omada SDN solution. 100% centralized cloud management makes Omada access points, switches, and gateways all controllable from a single interface anywhere, anytime.
This next-gen Wi-Fi technology is faster than ever before, with quadrupled capacity for network connections compared with Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac). This exciting new addition to the TP-Link Omada business Wi-Fi solution family sets a new bar for capacity and performance.
Omada High Performance Wi-Fi 6 Dual-Band Ceiling Mount Access Points EAP660 HD (1148 Mbps (2.4 GHz) + 2400 Mbps (5GHz)) and EAP620 HD (574 Mbps (2.4 GHz) + 1200 Mbps (5GHz)) are expected to ship in the first quarter of 2020.
TP-Link is a global innovator and provider of consumer and SMB networking products and the world's No.1 provider of WLAN and broadband CPE devices*, with products available in over 170 countries to tens of millions of customers. Committed to intensive R&D, efficient production and strict quality management, TP-Link continues to provide award-winning networking products in wireless routers, cable/DSL gateways, power line adapters, range extenders, cloud cameras, smart home and accessories for global end-users. For small and medium business customers, TP-LINK endeavors to provide stable Business Wi-Fi solutions along with reliable enterprise Switches and Routers.
*According to IDC Worldwide Quarterly WLAN Tracker Report, Q1 2019 Release.
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