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TMCNet:  Zyxel Launches High-Performance, Easy-to-Deploy, Business Class Access Point for Small Businesses

[May 16, 2017]

Zyxel Launches High-Performance, Easy-to-Deploy, Business Class Access Point for Small Businesses

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

The NWA1123-AC PRO is an enterprise-class 802.11ac dual-band access point that delivers combined data rates of up to 1.75 Gbps and incorporates an innovative dual-optimized antenna and RF design to provide remarkable performance and coverage in environments such as small businesses, home offices, hotels, and schools. The dual-optimized antenna enables installation technicians to change the antenna pattern with the flip of a switch to maximize the performance of the access point in single or multiple floor deployments.

The POE-capable NWA1123-AC PRO features a sleek, stylish design for unobtrusive mounting on walls or ceilings and can be easily deployed and managed using the Zyxel One Network (News - Alert) Utility, which eliminates the need for an expensive, complex and costly WLAN controller. The access point also incorporates a robust security feature set that includes WPA2 Enterprise, Layer 2 Isolation, IEEE (News - Alert) 802.1X, RADIUS Authentication, and support for up to 16 SSIDs.

Key Benefits of the NWA1123-AC PRO

  • Business-Class Performance and Reliability - 3x3 dual-optimized antenna design delivers two different patterns for ceiling- and wall-mount deployments for high speeds over extended areas; dynamic channel selection and load balancing ensure optimal performance in dense RF environments.
  • Ease of Deployment and Use - Zyxel Access Point Configurator manages multiple AP configuration and completes firmware upgrades; NWA1123-AC PROoperates autonomously and can be easily monitored with any SNMP tool. Zyxel One Network simplifies the configuration, management and troubleshooting of the complete Zyxel network including access points, switches, and security gateways.
  • Multiple Operation Modes - 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.
  • Versatile Design for Ease of Deployment - Designed for mounting on walls or ceilings, the access point is constructed of non-toxic materials for deployment in plenum areas. The NWA1123-AC PRO is compatible with Zyxel weather-proof enclosure for use in harsh outdoor environments.

"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," explained Shawn Rogers, Market Development Manager at Zyxel. "The main difference between the two is that SMBs do not have the financial and IT personnel resources that the larger companies do in order to sustain those requirements. 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."

The Zyxel NWA1123-AC PRO carries a limited lifetime warranty and is available now through all Zyxel authorized resellers and e-Commerce partners at a MSRP of $184.99. For more information on Zyxel and its families of connectivity solutions for homes and businesses, visit www.zyxel.com/us and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

About Zyxel Communications

Focused on innovation and customer-centricity, Zyxel Communications has been connecting people to the Internet for nearly 30 years. Our ability to adapt and innovate with networking technology places us at the forefront of creating connectivity for telcos and service providers, business and home users.

Zyxel is building the networks of tomorrow, unlocking potential, and meeting the needs of the modern workplace - powering people at work, life, and play. Zyxel, Your Networking Ally.

  • 1,500 passionate associates worldwide
  • 100 million devices creating global connections
  • 700,000 businesses working smarter with Zyxel solutions
  • 150 global markets served


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