The EWS660AP operates as a stand-alone Access Point or part of the EnGenius Neutron Series Wireless Management solution.
The EWS660AP is a high-powered, long-range, 3x3 Dual Band Neutron Series Managed Wireless solution AC1750 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Outdoor Access Point that functions as a stand-alone Access Point or as part of an EnGenius Neutron Series Wireless Management solution. It features a high transmit RF power for better outdoor signal penetration.
The EWS660AP can operate as a stand-alone Access Point connecting to third-party PoE-capable switches but more control and versatile management of the Access Point is achievable when it is part of an EnGenius Neutron Series Wireless Network Management solution because the AP includes firmware that enables it to be immediately discovered, configured, monitored and managed from a compatible Neutron Series PoE+ Switch (EWS5912FP, EWS7928FP or EWS7952FP). This capability enables IT managers to deploy and manage up to 50 EWS660APs from a Neutron Series Switch allowing for simplified management from one browser-based interface including simultaneous firmware upgrades, clustering, traffic monitoring, bandwidth steering and many other features that can be reset or reconfigured from the convenience of the IT manager’s desktop.
Operating in both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequency spectrums and supporting 802.11a/b/g/n/ac standards the EWS660AP features wireless speeds up to 450 Mbps on its 2.4 GHz band and up to 1300 Mbps on its 5 GHz band, a Gigabit port for connecting to 802.3at-capable PoE Switches. As the EWS660AP is designed to be mounted in high locations where power outlets may be scarce, it also supports PoE (Power-over-Ethernet) IEEE 802.3at for use with an 802.3at-capable PoE injector or 802.3at-capable PoE Switches, drawing up to 23 watts of power.
To protect sensitive data during wireless transmissions, the EWS660AP offers different industry-standard encryption settings for wireless transmissions, including WEP, WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK Mixed, WPA Enterprise, WPA2 Enterprise, and WPA2 Mixed Enterprise. It also includes MAC address filtering to allow network administrators to offer network access only to verified computers and devices based on their MAC addresses.
The EWS660AP is easy to install in virtually any location and its internal electronics have been mounted in an IP65-rated enclosure, one of the highest waterproof and dustproof ratings available, designed to withstand extremely harsh environmental conditions including severe and prolonged exposure to sunlight, extreme cold, frost, snow, rainfall, hail and humidity. The housing of the Access Point also has been manufactured to repel ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun. These protective measures make the EWS660AP an ideal outdoor wireless solution for virtually any locale or any venue including ski and beach resorts, sports arenas, college and corporate campuses, and businesses located in snowy, rainy, and arid climates.