Aerohive has built the AP650 with a controller-free network design. That means there’s no single point of failure. The AP650 forms a true peer-to-peer, “cooperative control” network. It distributes management tasks and passes clients off to one another. Since there’s no central point of failure, WAN access can be lost and devices will still communicate with each other and their clients. As more devices connect, the network reconfigures itself to handle the load.
Of course, the AP650 has just three non-overlapping channels at 2.4GHz and 24 at 5GHz.
But here’s the cool thing. The difference with the AP650 is, is dual–5GHz–capable. In other words, if a particular access point isn’t serving 2.4GHz-only clients, it can power up two 5GHz radio antennas, instead. This increases the capacity of the access point.
It also has 2.5 Multi-gigabit Ethernet wired connectivity on the back end. As a result, the AP650 is ahead of the curve and ready to handle an increasingly connected future.
Setting up and managing a large wireless network can be difficult and daunting. Configuring individual access points numbering in the dozens, or hundreds, is not an inviting prospect. Aerohive’s answer is ExtremeCloud IQ. It’s a Software as a Service for managing and reporting, and it works with the AP650.
The cooperative-control network based in the Aerohive AP650 itself already allows devices to handle workload and moment-to-moment tasks. But with ExtremeCloud IQ you can easily configure many devices at once. Plus, you can report on the health of your network and improve network performance.
ExtremeCloud IQ comes in two versions; Connect and Select. Connect is a basic level of support for your access points. Select is a subscription-based platform for the management of many access points.
In addition, a feature called Client 360 allows you to examine individual client. There’s a signal strength indicator that measures how well a client can hear a signal from the AP650. You can even track the client through the network. And, you can see where each access point served them and how strong the signal was as the client moved. Also, you can compare your network’s performance with other ExtremeCloud IQ clients.
The AP650 is very suitable for airports hotels, hospitals and the like. It will give you plenty ceiling, wiggle-room, and room to grow into the future.
Finally, please remember that Corporate Armor sees your needs as unique, and we will meet them personally and quickly. We are never more than a few seconds away, whether you email us or call us at 877-449-0458. We can’t wait to serve you!
Aerohive AP650 specs
|802.11ax Wi-Fi 6|
|Aggregate data rates up to 4.8 Gbps in both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz|
|Software Selectable Radio allow both radios to operate in 5 GHz band|
|Suitable for the densest user environments|