WDAP-702AC Ultra-high-speed, Enterprise Outdoor Wireless Solution

To meet enterprise demand, PLANET has launched a brand-new outdoor wireless AP named the WDAP-702AC that comes with the latest IEEE 802.11ac 2T2R dual-bandtechnology. The WDAP-702AC provides a maximum wireless speed of 867Mbps at 5GHz and 400Mbps with VHT40 at 2.4GHz, offering the best user experience from indoor to outdoor infrastructure. The WDAP-702AC adopts the high-class Qualcomm Atheros SoC (System-on-a-Chip) with the Quad-core CPU processing capability to provide dual radios with maximum connectivity and optimal performance in wide range. By connecting high-gain antenna through the flexible RP-SMA connectors, the robust hardware design and comprehensive value-added features benefit the system integrator for stabilizing various outdoor long-distance applications.

Innovative 11ac Boosts Wi-Fi Signal and Performance Outdoors

The WDAP-702AC, which is PLANET’s first outdoor dual-band AP adopting the IEEE 802.11ac Wave 2 MU-MIMO and transmit beamforming (TxBF) technology, provides an extremely high-speed transmission through intelligent beam forming directing wireless signal to serve multiple users simultaneously, thus improving performance and coverage by 50%.

Optimized High-density Applications

For wireless deployment in high-density environments such as campuses, warehouses and shopping centers, the Band Steering feature makes the WDAP-702AC capable of utilizing dual-band characteristics, thus forcing 5GHz-capable clients to associate with AP through 5GHz frequency. Moreover, the RSSI Threshold and Traffic Shapingper user allow the administrator to limit the client access and bandwidth, thus balancing traffic across two frequency bands.

Multiple SSIDs with VLAN Tagging

For management purposes, the IEEE 802.1Q VLAN supported allows multiple VLAN tags to be mapped up to 16 SSIDs (2.4GHz+5GHz) to distinguish the wireless access or allows VLAN tags to pass-through over WDS link. This makes it possible for the WDAP-702AC to work with managed Ethernet switches to have VLANs assigned for a different access level and authority.

Completely Secure Wireless Network

The WDAP-702AC supports 152-bit WEP, WPA/WPA2, WPA-PSK and WPA2-PSK wireless encryptions, the advanced WPA2-AES mechanism and 802.1X RADIUS authentication, which can effectively prevent eavesdropping by unauthorized users or bandwidth occupied by unauthenticated wireless access. Furthermore, any users are granted or denied access to the wireless LAN network based on the ACL (Access Control List) that the administrator pre-established. To provide the secure Wi-Fi access for visitors, Guest Network feature allows you to create a temporary network with an individual SSID, security setting and DHCP settings to isolate the guest network to a separate network segment, thus preventing guests from being able to access files on intranet and also ensuring the guest's internet connectivity.

Fast Roaming Enables Seamless Convergence

As the seamless connectivity architecture is always the expectation of system integrators for outdoor infrastructure, the WDAP-702AC, supporting 802.11k and 802.11rstandards, is certainly the best choice in allowing a client device to roam quickly in environments implementing WPA2 security. The fast roaming capability reduces roaming delay by pre-authenticating clients and allowing client to quickly determine which AP it should roam and facilitate clients’ fast handoff across APs under the same ESS wireless network with WPA2 encryption for both data and voice transmission without interruption.

Durable Outdoor Characteristics

To reach maximum reliability in harsh environment, the WDAP-702AC’s rear panel comes with aluminum extrusion for heat dissipation. Moreover, its UV-resistant and IP55-rated enclosure provides full protection against the instability of long-distance connection. Additionally, the self-healing capability keeps connection alive all the time. With the proprietary Power over Ethernet (PoE) design, the WDAP-702AC can be easily installed in the areas where power outlets are not available.

Easier Management and Better User Experience

PLANET is dedicated to reducing the outdoor configuration difficulty and optimizing user experience. The multilingual Web UI, real-time traffic statistics, automatic transmission of power and distance control all make the WDAP-702AC easier to deploy and manage, even for users who have no experience in setting up a wireless network. Furthermore, with the CLI, SSH, HTTPS, SNMP and diagnostics tools, the WDAP-702AC is convenient to be managed remotely.