Snap One Announces New WiFi 6 Wireless Access Points

The Access Networks’ Unleashed line of enterprise-grade WAPs are said to allow integrators to address residential or commercial installations with fast, reliable, self-healing wireless network solutions.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Snap One has announced the availability of multiple new WiFi 6 wireless access points (WAPs) from Araknis and Access Networks that further enable dealers and their customers to enjoy all the benefits of the latest WiFi technology and advanced remote system management.

The company states the introduction of Access Networks Unleashed Wireless Access Points, which took place in early August, follows the acquisition of the company by Snap One in 2021, while the new Araknis AN-820 WAP combines WiFi 6 with Snap One’s OvrC remote system management to simplify installation and long-term maintenance.

Snap One points out the new WAPs are now available at SnapAV.com or any of its 30-plus local partner stores, and the new access points will be on display at CEDIA 2022 in Booth #16055 on Sept. 29 to Oct. 1 in Dallas.

“Wireless networks are the backbone of every modern integration and automation project, and this new expansion gives Snap One Partners all the tools they need to deliver clients faster data speeds, improved connectivity and the surety of 24/7 system monitoring,” says Brian Holden, senior director of product management, networking & RMM, Snap One. “With time-saving features such as simplified setup interfaces and multi-WAP activation, plus the long-term savings and enhanced customer support enabled by OvrC remote management, these leading products deliver major value to both Partners and users.”

Access Networks Unleashed Wireless Access Points

The launch of Access Networks’ Unleashed line of enterprise-grade WAPs were made available to dealers earlier this month, and Snap One points out these access points allow integrators to address residential or commercial installations with fast, reliable, self-healing wireless network solutions.

The line of Unleashed WAPs offer advanced capabilities, including BeamFlex and BeamFlex+ technologies that dynamically direct WiFi signals to the most demanding devices, as well as SmartMesh technology that uses an integrated WLAN controller to navigate around and mitigate signal interference for projects with sparse ethernet connections.

Select Access Networks Unleashed WAP SKUs are currently available at the company’s dealer-only web portal.

Following the Access Networks launch, the new Araknis AN-820 WAP offers major benefits for partners by combining the latest WiFi 6 technology with the advanced remote monitoring and management capabilities of the OvrC platform.

The AN-820 WAP features a 4×4 antenna that provides more powerful connections for more devices, while offering dealers an easier multi-WAP installation and management through the OvrC interface.

Snap One emphasizes the wireless access points inclusion of WiFi 6 provides a number of specific benefits that includes support for OFDMA, MU-MIMO, 1024 QAM and BSS Coloring to support higher network capacity and enhanced reliability. The AN-820 also features a 2.5Gbps LAN port-in and offers support for multi-gig jobs. Users also benefit from the inclusion of DFS (dynamic frequency selection) channel support, which increases the number of WiFi channels available.

“Our devices and daily activities continually demand faster, more reliable wireless networks, and with the new Araknis AN-820 wireless access point, Snap One Partners and their clients can now enjoy the fastest possible speeds for more devices with the peace of mind offered by OvrC remote monitoring and management,” comments Holden. “Additionally, we designed the AN-820 with the same slim profile and mounting bracket as the existing AN-810 model to ensure that installations and upgrades are as simple and painless as possible for Partners.”

The popular smart home and custom installation market equipment provider adds the AN-820 also incorporates Cloud-based OvrC remote management to deliver enhanced performance and convenience for dealers’ networking installation capabilities, including simplified setup through the OvrC UI that makes multi-WAP installations easy.

“Using the OvrC mobile or web app can eliminate hours of manual setup time by providing Cloud-based access to add or edit networks, manage SSIDs and set up channel and roaming settings,” notes Holden.

Moreover, the AN-820 Wireless Access Point also features more customizable configuration options for dealers, including the ability to create new SSIDs with unique rules and conditions to control “Fast Roaming” per SSID, along with the ability to provide band steering per SSID when both radios share the same SSID; options that allow for the ability to create simple guest networks, and the configuration of VLANs per SSID for network isolation and more advanced guest network needs.

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