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December 20, 2013

NEXCOM Unveils IWF 5320P 5GHz Outdoor Wi-Fi Point-to-Point Device

A recent research study by Infonetics (News - Alert) indicated that shipments of outdoor access points had increased by 88 percent in 2012. The key reason behind increased demand is that these devices provide outdoor wireless networks that can deliver real-time access to people, applications and network resources – for increased productivity.

Cashing in on this trend, NEXCOM International Co., LTD., a Taipei, Taiwan-based ISO-9001-certified company offering single board computers, embedded boards and systems, has unveiled a new 5GHz outdoor Wi-Fi point-to-point device, NEXCOM IWF 5320P, which is designed to provide fast and long range wireless backhaul between central and remote sites.

Tailor-made for use in the open air, the new IWF 5320P is ideal for use as a wireless backhaul for highway, critical infrastructure, and remote areas.

Featuring a rugged design, the IWF 5320P is encased in an IP68-rated metal chassis with conformal coating applied to the electronics circuits.

The conformal coating ensures that the outdoor Wi-Fi point-to-point connectivity on the IWF 5320P effectively functions even when exposed to water, dust and extreme temperature.

In addition, the IWF 5320P also features an optional surge arrestor, which helps protect the device against lightning strikes.

Being a 5GHz outdoor Wi-Fi point-to-point device, the new IWF 5320P features up to 600MBps speed, traffic priority setting, enterprise-grade data security, and more.

The multiple-in multiple-out (MIMO) technology, dual radio frequencies and the high gain panel directional antenna, together, help the new IWF 5320P device to extend Wi-Fi coverage up to 5km. It can even maintain a speed of up to 200Mbps, thereby facilitating users to quickly deploy a backhaul. This ensures faster data transmission over long distance, while avoiding the need and cost of leased line.

Additionally, the IWF 5320P is also accompanied with the Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMM) function. This helps in optimizing the quality of service (QoS) by allowing users to prioritize voice, video, best effort and background traffic based on 802.11e classification.

For security, the IWF 5320P provides enterprise-grade WPA2 256-bit AES encryption to protect data.

Edited by Cassandra Tucker

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