News | September 29, 2022

Edgecore Networks Expands Its Wi-Fi 6 Portfolio With The EAP104 For Hotels/MDUs/MSPs And More

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Edgecore Networks, a leading provider of traditional and open network solutions for enterprises, data centers, and telecommunication service providers, today announced the latest addition to its Wi-Fi 6 access point portfolio, the EAP104, a dual-band 2x2:2 wall-plate access point that guarantees reliable, secure, and high-performance in-room connectivity.

Users now have a new option for Wi-Fi network solutions for hotels, MDU, and schools etc. The EAP104 comes with all it needs for a flexible, scalable, yet stable network solution. Edgecore provides international tier-1-brand hardware quality, and a cloud management platform, ecCLOUD, for large-scale business operations with a continuously growing value-added application service ecosystem. The continued increase in on-demand add-ons for ecCLOUD allows users to buy what they need and create their network with a lighter burden and greater freedom.

The EAP104 combines wireless and wired access in a single compact device. The EAP104 provides a versatile, built-in 4-port Gigabit switch that enables the access point to act as a unified point of access for both wireless and wired devices – IP-based systems such as VoIP phones and IPTV can be directly connected without adding external switches. On top of that, the EAP104 incorporates Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), and ZigBee, enabling hotel, apartment, dormitory, multi-dwelling unit (MDU), and operators to deploy a single, converged network infrastructure that supports Wi-Fi-enabled devices and IoT endpoints.

The EAP104's sleek and inconspicuous design is perfect for blending into everyday working or living environments and is ideal for decor-sensitive settings such as hotel rooms. Besides, the EAP104 can be easily installed as an unassuming wall plate on either US or EU standard-size wall outlets, or converted to a desk-mounted AP using an optional mounting kit. It is ideal for schools (dormitories, classrooms), hotels, and MDUs that often require flexible and easy deployment options.

When it comes to performance, the EAP104 supports 2x2:2 uplink and downlink MU-MIMO between the AP and multiple clients, with an almost 3Gbps aggregated data rate. The EAP104 can work in a standalone mode or be managed by ecCLOUD, ecCLOUD-VPC, or a controller. Edgecore ecCLOUD provides unified visibility and control over wired and wireless devices, simplifying deployment, management, and monitoring of a single-site or multi-site network. ecCLOUD-VPC not only inherits the powerful functions of ecCLOUD, but also packs additional customizability and scalability. ecCLOUD-VPC can deliver extensive management capability for up to 5000 sites and 500 devices per site with a customized domain, style, and branding for the cloud.

“No effort was spared to ensure that despite its unassuming form factor, the EAP104 provides reliable, secure, and high-performance Wi-Fi,” said Tengtai Hsu, Vice President of Edgecore Networks. “The EAP104 powers the hyper-connected room, enabling hotel, apartment, dormitory, MDU, and MSPs to deliver value-added IoT applications for the devices of today and tomorrow.”

Cost-minded enterprises and organizations will find that within the same budget the EAP104 can provide increased network reliability and performance, with the benefits listed below:

  • Superior experience for guests and tenants
    • Uncongested Wi-Fi with comprehensive optimized airtime
    • Seamless network roaming experience
    • Enterprise-grade security
  • A thoughtful Wi-Fi network solution for hotels/MDUs/MSPs
    • Flexible and versatile installations
      • Wall-plate, wall mount (standard bracket), desktop (optional stand)
      • Built-in 4-port switch for easily connecting IP devices such as IPTV
      • 1 x pass-through port from rear to bottom for power supply, increasing flexibility for device installation.
      • BLE/Zigbee for in-room IoT devices
    • Diverse network management platform
      • Stand-alone, controller-based, ecCLOUD, and ecCLOUD-VPC
    • High-level Wi-Fi protection to prevent rogue APs and malicious interference
      • DHCP Snooping
      • ARP Inspection
    • Considerate in-room Wi-Fi AP with remote settings
      • Enable/disable reset button
      • Enable/disable LEDs
      • Enable/disable PoE Out

Availability:

The Edgecore EAP104 is now available. For more information, please contact sales@edge-core.com.

About Edgecore Networks

Edgecore Networks Corporation is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Accton Technology Corporation, the leading network ODM. Edgecore Networks delivers wired and wireless networking products and solutions through channel partners and system integrators worldwide for Data Center, Service Provider, Enterprise, and SMB customers. Edgecore Networks is the leader in open networking, providing a full line of open Wi-Fi access points, packet transponders, virtual PON OLTs, cell site gateways, aggregation routers, and 1G, 10G, 25G, 40G, 100G and 400G OCP AcceptedTM switches that offer a choice of commercial and open-source NOS and SDN software.

The vision of Edgecore Networks is to provide connectivity solutions that allow our customers and partners to accomplish more, and the mission is to democratize and provide better access to networking technologies through disaggregation and open-source software.

For more information, visit wifi.edge-core.com or contact sales@edge-core.com.


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