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Zyxel Launches High-Performance Access Point for Small Businesses

The new dual-radio, dual mount PoE access point enables SMBs to easily establish reliable high-speed network connectivity without extensive IT experience.  

By ChannelPro

Zyxel Communications, a provider of secure broadband networking, Internet access and connected home products, has announced the expansion of its family of high-performance, business-class wireless networking solutions with the addition of the NWA1123-AC PRO 802.11ac Dual-Radio, Dual Mount PoE Access Point.

The NWA1123-AC PRO is an 802.11ac dual-band access point that delivers combined data rates of up to 1.75 Gbps and incorporates a dual-optimized antenna and RF design to provide high performance and coverage in environments such as small businesses, home offices, hotels, and schools.

Priced at $184.99, the POE-capable access point provides two different patterns for ceiling- and wall-mount deployments and can be managed using the Zyxel One Network Utility, which eliminates the need for a WLAN controller.

In addition to the standalone operation mode, the NWA1123-AC PRO supports repeater and root-AP mode with Zyxel’s Unified Series and Unified PRO Series access points to extend wireless connectivity to challenging areas without Ethernet cabling. The access point also incorporates a robust security feature set that includes WPA2 Enterprise, Layer 2 Isolation, IEEE 802.1X, RADIUS Authentication, and support for up to 16 SSIDs.  

“When you look at the wireless networking needs of small- and medium-sized businesses versus larger entities, you find that they have the same basic network requirements – they demand fast speeds, long range, reliable connectivity, and enterprise-class security,” explains Shawn Rogers, market development manager at Zyxel. “The new NWA1123-AC PRO, combined with our innovative configuration and management tools, gives SMBs an affordable high-performance solution that is easily deployed and managed without the need for extensive IT experience.”