The networking company says the new N dual band PoE access point was designed especially for SMBs.
Networking solutions provider D-Link launched the DAP-2555 AirPremier N Dual Band PoE Access Point last week. The company is calling its latest innovation “the world’s first business-grade, cloud-managed Wi-Fi solution” built specifically, the company adds, for SMB mobility.
The new AirPremier access point is powered by CloudCommand. It was designed to delivers a Wi-Fi environment with core features at a reduced price. D-Link says the product was created to fill the product gap between non-scalable, consumer-grade Wi-Fi products and complex, extensive enterprise platforms.
“Through a strategic agreement with PowerCloud Systems,” states a D-Link press release submitted to Channel Pro-SMB, the DAP-2555 Access Point “integrates CloudCommand, an online software platform based on patented network virtualization and usable security technologies.”
“D-Link is the first major networking vendor to offer a cloud-based Wi-Fi networking solution,” claims PowerCloud Systems president and CEO Jeff Abramowitz. “For SMBs needing enterprise-grade 802.11n Wi-Fi connectivity with enhanced security capabilities across one or multiple locations, this is the most cost-effective solution in the market.”
D-Link president Nick Tidd says his company is excited about the collaboration with PowerCloud System. “Our channel partners are eager to sell this new Wi-Fi solution because it not only meets the needs of their customers, but its integrated service capabilities will deliver better profitability and improved customer relationships,” he adds.
The DAP-2555 Access Point provides SMBs with:
- Multiple, self-configuring access points that are deployable to single or multiple locations.
- Remote management.
- Individual, user†management with two-factor authentication and encryption.
- Multiple networks management all from a single†interface.
- Simultaneous configuration of all access points.
- Statistics and graphic reports.
- Intrusion detection
- E-mail and Short Message Service (SMS)†notifications.
- A guest network with firewall protection.
DAP-2555 AirPremier N Dual Band, PoE Access Point carries an MSRP of $399 and is available through VARs. It includes a one-year CloudCommand subscription.