ZyXEL Evolves Wireless Connectivity for Commercial Deployments

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Multifunction Ceiling-Mount Access Points Redefine Wireless Experience
October 17, 2012

October 17, 2012; Hsinchu, Taiwan – ZyXEL Communications, a world-class broadband networking company that provides leading Internet products and solutions for customers ranging from telecommunications and service providers to small- and medium-sized businesses and home users, today introduces a series of wireless access points with proven performance – the NWA1120 Series 802.11n PoE Access Points. The multi-function, ceiling-mount access points are designed to empower a number of indoor users in a large premise with high-performance wireless Internet connectivity to take advantage of a wide variety of mobile devices; the capability makes it the best-in-class choice for commercial deployments such as hospitality environments and academic institutions. As mobile communications become a dominating phenomenon, people demand seamless, reliable Internet connectivity to meet both personal and business needs anytime, anywhere.

 

The ZyXEL NWA1120 Series features exceptional stability to minimize dead spots for better wireless connectivity. In addition to the mainstream 802.11n wireless technology, the NWA1123-NI model also incorporates a cutting edge dual-band design with selectable 2.4GHz and 5GHz options that enable users to set matching priority with the current Wi-Fi services on either frequency. Mobile device users can set the 5GHz band as the default radio searching priority to avoid traffic congestion and signal interference from the surrounding electronic devices communicating over the 2.4GHz band. Users are assured of transmission efficiency and quality thanks to the less crowded bandwidth and signal independence.

 

Dead-zone minimization is one of main challenges for system architects and administrators deploying wireless Internet connection in open grounds. To improve coverage and efficiency, the NWA1120 Series specifically integrates TX Beamforming, LDPC (Low Density Parity Check) and MLD (Maximum Likelihood Demodulation) functions to complement the shortcomings of the 11n wireless technology due to the output power limited by regulations. The TX Beamforming function offers better reception and larger coverage for handheld devices such as smart phones and tablets by eliminating dead spots through continuous dynamic change of signal phases. Designed to enhance wireless stability and reliability by improving Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR) for about 3dB, the Maximum-Likelihood-Demodulation (MLD) technique enables higher signal integrity even on extended distances. The synergy of these wireless enhancements on NWA1120 Series improves coverage for up to 50% and brings users with the best ubiquitous mobile wireless connection experience.

 

An additional advantage is the design of SSIDs (Service Set Identification) that help administrators effectively assign traffic to different user groups according to application services. To ensure all application needs are met with the simple yet effective management tool, up to 8 SSIDs on NWA1121-NI and 16 SSIDs (combining two bands) on NWA1123-NI are offered to map the Virtual LAN security level settings for classifying users with different traffic. This function allows businesses to employ consistent user management policies with wireless edge.

 

As an environmental-friendly and health-aware product, the NWA1120 Series adopts a Plenum-rated LOSH material (Low-Smoke Zero Halogen) that has been proven non-toxic and environmentally safe without any hazardous vapor emission. This sensible and reliable design makes the Wireless Access Points suitable for all public wireless deployments.

 

The NWA1120 Series has been designed to meet intensive wireless connectivity needs from public indoor grounds. For more details about the available models, please visit NWA1120 or contact your local ZyXEL representatives.

 

 

ZyXEL Communications Corp.
ZyXEL Communications Corp., founded in 1989, is a world-class networking company providing
leading technology Internet product and solutions. As one of the early modem manufacturers, ZyXEL has gone through transformations in the fast-paced networking industry. Today, ZyXEL is one of the few companies in the world capable of offering complete networking solutions for Telcos, small to medium-sized businesses, and digital home users for a wide range of deployment scenarios. Telco solutions include Central Office Equipments, Customer Premises Equipments, Wired and Wireless Access Network Devices, and Carrier Switches. SMB and Enterprise solutions include Unified Security Gateways, LAN Switches, WLAN, and IP Telephony. Digital Home solutions include Network Connectivity Devices and Multimedia Solutions.