FortiAP U421EV access point
The FortiAP U Series offers a wide range of access points. They can be managed by any of Fortinet’s controller and management options: Cloud, FortiOS, or WLAN Controller. There are models available right across the performance spectrum. The “U” in FortiAP U421EV. stands for “Universal,” because they are universally manageable, as mentioned. The FAP-U421EV could be considered a high-end 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5) access point.
The FortiAP U421EV, from $667, is a 4×4:4 MU-MIMO device, with 8 internal antennas. It also has 1 internal one, as well as an internal BLE radio to go with its’ 2 other radios. The radios are 2.4 GHZ and 5 GHz, and peak out at 600 Mbps and 3.46 Gbps, respectively. The FAP-U423EV is the same, except that it has external antennas, rather than internal ones.
The FortiAP U421EV is flexible
The FortiAP U421EV is great for everything from a large campus to hundreds of branch locations. It’s great for anything from from branches, to large offices, schools, universities, hospitals, hotels, and retail. The U-series can definitely serve a wide range of applications. That’s because they can be managed by any of Fortinet’s control and management offerings: FortiGate, FortiWLC, and FortiAP Cloud.
The FAP-U421EV is great for Education, since its’ integrated secure wireless controller (FortiGate) ensures secure student access to learning resources while FortiGuard services provides cybersecurity protection.
It’s also perfect for the Healthcare sector, because FAPs enable hospitals to improve patient safety by driving life-critical applications such as telemetry requiring low bandwidth but exceptionally high reliability. Wireless controllers (FortiWLC) connected to Universal access points ensures patient safety remains paramount. At the same time, they provide improved performance for wireless enabled medical devices.
The FAP-U421EV has a superb price-to-performance ratio and ease of set-up. Recommending the FAP-U421EV is a no brainer. If you would like to know more about the FortiAP U421EV or any other Fortinet product, please email us or call Corporate Armor at 877-449-0458.
|Three radio, 4×4:4 MU-MIMO|
|3.46 Gbps data rate on the 5GHz radio|
|600 Mbps data rate on the 2.4GHz radio|
|Supports a wide variety of deployments|