The multifunction AP-68 and AP-68P* are low-cost 802.11n access points (APs) designed for small, very low-density deployment areas in offices, hospitals, schools and retail stores. These compact non-MIMO APs deliver wire-like performance at data rates up to 150 Mbps.
The AP-68 features one 2.4-GHz radio with nominal 100-milliwatt transmit power and two internal antennas while the AP-68P features one 2.4-GHz radio with higher 500-milliwatt transmit power and an external antenna connector.
Working with Aruba’s centralized Mobility Controllers, the AP-68 and AP-68P deliver secure network services that move users to a “wireless where possible, wired where necessary” network access model. The network can then be rightsized by eliminating unnecessary ports and thereby reducing operating costs.
802.11n enables the use of wireless as a primary connection with speed and reliability comparable to a wired LAN. It also increases performance by utilizing techniques such as channel bonding and block acknowledgement. Advanced antenna technology also increases range and reliability.
The key to ensuring wire-like performance and reliability is Aruba’s unique Adaptive Radio Management, which maximizes client performance and ensures that APs stay clear of interference.
The multifunction AP-68 and AP-68P can be configured through the Mobility Controller to provide WLAN access with part-time air monitoring, dedicated air monitoring for wireless IPS, Remote AP (RAP) functionality or secure enterprise mesh. The AP-68 and AP-68P* each feature a 10/100BASE-T ethernet interface and can operate from standard 802.3af power-over-Ethernet (PoE) sources or a 12-volt DC power supply.