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    Omada SDN Controller Software Update (V5.1) Has Been Officially Released

    SHENZHEN, China – Apr. 28, 2022 – We are delighted to inform you about the new version of Omada SDN (Software-Defined Networking) Controller software (V5.1). Check out the new features and upgrade to the new controller >> now.

    What Major Changes Have Been Brought About By This Update?

    The new version adds vital features for your business needs, including a Wi-Fi heatmap simulator, a visualizable network report, and Facebook Wi-Fi, which allows people to sign into your business’ Wi-Fi using their Facebook or Instagram logins. We have listened to you and considered your needs by incorporating changes and suggestions discussed in the TP-Link SMB community. The significant changes brought by this new version are listed below.

    • Wi-Fi Heatmap Simulator

    Customized Wi-Fi solutions can be generated easily based on the heatmap. It simulates the wireless coverage effect of APs on site and assists in determining the appropriate deployment of APs to fit the coverage requirements.

    • Visualizable Network Report

    The new Report section generates customized reports of network status. Service providers and administrators can easily report the network quality with visual design.

    • Facebook Wi-Fi

    This version incorporates Instagram, in addition to Facebook, as a new authentication portal method for network access and effective Wi-Fi marketing.

    What is Omada SDN Controller?

    Omada SDN Controller can centrally manage the Omada network, including Omada access points (APs), Jetstream switches, and Omada routers. The controller has three forms—Omada Software Controller, Omada Hardware Controller, and Omada Cloud-Based Controller.

    • Omada Software Controller is software installed in a PC/Server to manage the whole network.
    • Omada Hardware Controller is a device inserted with Omada Software Controller without running on a PC or Server.
    • Omada Cloud-Based Controller is a controller software running entirely in the cloud without any on-premise installation.

    Type

    Cloud Controller

    On-Premises Controller (Hybrid Cloud)

    Omada Cloud-Based Controller (v5.1)

    Omada Hardware Controller

    Omada Software Controller (v5.1)

    Usage Method

    Pay, log in, and use, with zero-touch provisioning

    Connect to the intranet

    Deploy to intranet servers or private clouds

    Management Scale

    Unlimited*

    OC200: ≤ 100 APs + 20 Switches + 10 Routers

       OC300: ≤ 500 APs + 100 Switches + 100 Routers

    ≤1,500**

    Network Type

    Medium/Large multi-site networks

    Small/Medium local networks

    Medium/Large networks

    Pricing Model

    Device License Fee

    Hardware Costs

    Free

    Cloud Access

    (Free)

    (Free)

    Omada App

    Automatic Channel Selection and Transmit Power Adjustment

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    -

    Zero-Touch Provisioning

    -

    -

    AI-Driven Technology (Intelligent Network Analysis, Warning, and Optimization)

    ***

    -

    -

    Advanced Functions

    Multi-Site Management, Multi-User Privilege Assignment, Wi-Fi Heatmap Simulator, Network Summary Report, Abnormal Event Warnings and Notifications, Batch Configuration, Batch Firmware Upgrading, Captive Portal (Facebook Wi-Fi, Voucher, SMS, etc.)

     

    How Has the Omada SDN Controller Software Evolved?

    Omada SDN Controller (V4.1.5) was first released in July 2020. Over the last year, it has been optimized to provide an improved user experience. The new UI and style offer improved efficiency, comprehensive network settings, and rapid maintenance.

    What Models Does Omada SDN Controller Support?

    Omada SDN Controller supports more models following the recent upgrade. After being upgraded to V5.1, it supports the centralized management of up to 22 different AP models, 18 switch models, and two router models. The latest devices are listed on Omada SDN Compatibility List.

    Please notice that Omada SDN Controller can configure and manage the devices with the supported firmware. Please check if you have the latest firmware. If not, download the latest firmware and follow the instructions to upgrade it.

    Finally, don't wait and discover this new version of Omada SDN Controller software!

    Feedback

    What do you think of the new version of Omada SDN Controller software?  What functions are the most impressive ones? Tell us your ideas or opinions. We are available at all times to answer any questions you may have.

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    About TP-Link

    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 120 countries to hundreds of millions of customers. TP-Link provides award-winning networking products in wireless routers, cable/DSL gateways, powerline adapters, range extenders, cloud cameras, smart home devices, and accessories for global end-users. We remain committed to intensive R&D, efficient production, and strict quality management. TP-Link endeavors to provide stable Business WiFi solutions for small and medium business customers and reliable enterprise switches and routers..

     

    *Please go to www.tp-link.com/omada-cloud-based-controller/product-list to confirm which models are compatible with Omada Cloud-Based Controller.

    **Actual management scale of the Omada Software Controller depends on the PC/server's hardware specifications.

    *** Intelligent Network Analysis, Warning, and Optimization are being developed and scheduled to be released in 2022.

    **** According to IDC Worldwide Quarterly WLAN Tracker Report, Q3 2021 Release. Based on units shipped.

     

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