Features: Neutron Series from EnGenius
Features of the Controller Managed Solutions, the Neutron Series, from EnGenius
The EnGenius Neutron Series Wireless Management Switches provide fully-managed L2 switching capabilities and PoE+ support while its Neutron Series Wireless Indoor and Outdoor Access Points extend a network where a company may need to provide connectivity for a growing array of wireless client devices simplified one-to-many mode configuration and authorized to access network resources or the company’s Internet connection. For efficient manageability, through an easy-to-navigate, browser-based Graphical User Interface (GUI), each Neutron Series Switch also offers priority-based configurations depending on an IT manager’s or network administrator’s need. When combined together the Neutron Series Switches and Access Points reach their full potential by allowing for quick deployment, simplified management and monitoring, and seamless concurrent upgrades, making the platform ideal for expansive and expanding business properties and operations.
The Neutron Series Switches are Layer 2 Managed PoE+ Switches ideal for Access Points and IP Surveillance applications that need to be positioned where power outlets may not be readily available. Available in 8-port, 24-port and 48-port models each Neutron Series Switch offers Gigabit Ethernet ports with IEEE802.3at/af PoE+ support, as well as SFP slots for longer fiber uplinks. These powerful PoE+ Switches can deliver up to 30 watts per port over connected Ethernet cables to power devices like Wireless Access Points, IP Cameras, and VoIP (Voice-over-IP) Phone Systems. Since many PoE client devices don’t require a full 30 watts of power, the management software User Interface allows network administrators the ability to allocate just the amount of wattage they need per port to power specific PoE client devices to conserve as much of their Neutron Series Switch’s total PoE budget as possible. Including more Neutron Series Switches to the network gives administrators the ability and versatility to substantially and rapidly scale their networks and to provide just the right Neutron Series Switch necessary to provide wireless connectivity or surveillance in a part of the network previously unserved.
Networks vary in size and configuration; and rarely are two exactly alike. If configured as Access Points, each Neutron Series AP supports Fast roaming, especially useful over large properties where continuous client connectivity is critical. The AP management User Interface available with each Neutron Series Switch gives network administrators instant visibility of the EnGenius wireless network from an overall topology view down to the device level and allows for reconfiguration of deployed, often physically inaccessible, Neutron Series Access Points to different modes to meet changing network needs.
All Neutron Series IEEE802.11a/b/g/n or 802.11ac Access Points feature Gigabit port for connectivity to the network to optimize throughput of bandwidth-intensive or sensitive applications like video streaming and video conferencing, telephony, or large file transfers.
The Neutron Series Wireless Management solution supports robust security features such as SSL Certificate. In addition, the Neutron series Switches also support a complete lineup of advanced Layer 2 features; including secure control connections between Switches and Access Points, Port mirroring, STP/RSTP/MSTP, Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP), SNMP v1/v2/v3, RMON, and ACL for extensive network security and more. To protect internal electronics, the Neutron Series Outdoor Access Points have been mounted in an IP65-rated enclosures, one of the highest waterproof and dustproof ratings available, designed to withstand extremely harsh environmental conditions. The Neutron Series Indoor Access Points come housed in discreet white housing to blend in with any environment, and all Neutron Series Switches come with the ability to be either desk or rack mounted.
24-ports and 48-ports Neutron Series Switches can support up to 50 Neutron Series Access Points. 8-Ports Neutron Series Switches can support up to 20 Neutron Series Access Points. Each Neutron Series Switch can connect to another via Gigabit Ethernet or fiber uplinks through their SFP ports. This enables network administrators to rapidly build out large Neutron Series wireless device deployments over expansive properties with the added assurance that through the AP management User Interface, that they have total visibility of the deployed Neutron Series APs and Switches and can monitor and manage their performance, upgrade their firmware or make operation mode changes or even security changes like selective SSID-to-VLAN tagging as needed. The Neutron Series of Neutron Series Switches when used together can support hundreds of Neutron Series Access Points making it an economical alternative to many more expensive offerings from enterprise networking brands with performance that rivals or exceeds products from those brands. This EnGenius competitive price/performance alternative gives VARs the ability to provide a scalable and sometimes more expansive network footprint of deployed devices for much less than other brands while providing to their customers more service offerings and still keeping within a client’s total budget.
In addition to the network management features that are standard with any of the Neutron Series Layer 2 PoE+ Switches, the networking interface included with each Neutron Series Switch gives IT managers and network administrators the visibility they need to monitor, manage and quickly adjust the settings or performance of their network in real time. The feature rich interface displays usage reports for real time and historical client connectivity to each Neutron Series Access Point as well as traffic flow and load over both wired and wireless portions of the network. The Neutron Series Wireless Management Switch also enables administrators to create Access Point clusters if there is a requirement to configure the Access Points identically or if company department require unique and encrypted access rights to portions of the network through clustered SSID-to-VLAN tagging.
The Neutron Series of PoE+ Switches and Access Points is designed for rapid deployment whether for small companies or larger multi-level building or campus scenarios. Once an Neutron Series Access Point has been connected to an Neutron Series switch that Access Point immediately becomes discoverable on the network through the Neutron Series Switch’s wireless management GUI (Graphical User Interface) and the IT manager or network administrator has the option to include that AP to the network and configure it accordingly.
The user interface includes two easy-to-use, drag and drop tools to view a Neutron Wireless Management deployment. The Map View lets IT managers drag and drop a marker representing a Neutron Series Access Point that has been registered to an Neutron Series Switch onto a building within a campus topology to show the relative location of the specific Neutron Series Access Point. This Map View visual reference makes it easy to find the Access Point to monitor or reconfigure as necessary if the needs of the network change over time. Like the Map View, the Floor Plan View does much the same thing but now at the floor plan level. Scanned images of office or facility floor plans that have been saved as jpeg (.jpg) files can be uploaded to the Neutron Series Switch interface so, that IT managers can drag and drop Access Point markers to their approximate locations. This tool also helps in the planning for additional Neutron Series Access Points and other related networked devices like IP Cameras.