Modern work spaces no longer need to support only a single device. They are now expected to support multiple different devices that all rely on a reliable internet connection to function correctly. Your new work spaces have to provide connectivity to mobile phones, tablets and WiFi enabled Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices such as cameras, thermostats, sensors and the like.
Unfortunately our current WiFi networks were not designed for this scenario and are therefore struggling to cope with the increased demand and throughput required to function effectively.
One answer to the WiFi bottleneck has been the introduction of a new WiFi standard, namely the IEEE 802.11ac, known as Gigabit WiFi, which provides up to 60% more performance and throughput compared to the previous 802.11n standard.
Despite consumer grade routers being available for a couple of years, it is only now that enterprise grade routers are catching up, at a time when the business need for greater capacity, speed and reliability is growing. This new functionality will allow you to confidently run your business critical applications and provide the best experience to your employees and customers at all times, backed up by high speed internet connectivity.
New 802.11ac enabled routers manage this performance boost by providing faster CPU processing, multiple radios and an eight-stream capacity in the 5 GHz band, with single link throughput being at least 500 megabits per second. As the router can send data to more than one device at the same time, you can confidently deploy more applications and connect more users and devices in a highly secure environment that can either be cloud managed or managed on-premise.
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