Zyxel Communications, a leading provider of secure broadband networking, Internet access and connected home products, today announced that it has begun shipping the WAC5302D-S 802.11ac Wall-Plate Unified Access Point, a compact, high-performance wired and wireless networking solution designed for the unique connectivity demands of hotel environments.
The new WAC5302D-S features an enterprise-class 802.11ac access point with smart antenna and beamforming technologies that enables guests to easily log onto a reliable, high-speed wireless network that delivers speeds up to 1.2 Gbps. The WAC5302D-S also incorporates three Gigabit Ethernet ports, including one Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) port, for delivering in-room services over Smart TVs, VoIP phones and other Ethernet-enabled devices.
The WAC5302D-S can be easily mounted inconspicuously on an outlet box, wall or desk without the need for an additional mounting kit, making the WAC5302D-S an ideal wireless solution for supporting IP cameras in hallways, or printers and computers in a business center, while simultaneously providing the ubiquitous WiFi coverage that guests have come to expect throughout the property.
Benefits of the WAC5302D-S 802.11ac Wall-Plate Unified Access Point
- Enterprise-Class 802.11ac Access Point – Dual-band 802.11ac AP supporting data rates up to 1.2 Gbps; integrated smart antenna design and beamforming technologies mitigate interference from neighboring APs and optimize RF performance for each individual client device.
- Low Profile, Versatile Design – Slim design allows for mounting on an outlet box, a hidden nook, or even on a desktop; compact design with cable channels blends into surrounding décor.
- Gigabit Ethernet to Extend In-Room Services – Three Gigabit Ethernet downlink ports provide high-speed connectivity to Ethernet-enabled devices such as Smart TVs and other connected room devices; one Gigabit PoE passthrough port to power VoIP phones in guest rooms, or IP cameras in hallways and common areas to reduce AC requirements and minimize cable clutter,
- Easy Deployment and Management – The Zyxel One Network speeds network setup and integrates the management of Zyxel switches, gateways, and access points; Zyxel Smart Connect allows Zyxel networking equipment to recognize each other to facilitate network monitoring and maintenance.
“Travelers have come to expect ubiquitous, high-speed, reliable WiFi coverage in all areas of the hotel property, and especially in the guest rooms where they’re increasingly turning to high-definition streaming content on their mobile devices for their in-room entertainment. These days, a guest’s satisfaction is largely based upon the reliability and speed of the in-room Internet connection,” explained Shawn Rogers, Market Development Manager at Zyxel. “Our new WAC5302D-S allows hotels to provide guests with the reliable WiFi connectivity they expect by placing the network access in the room in a compact, inconspicuous housing that will not detract from the room’s décor.”
The Zyxel WAC5302D-S 802.11ac Wall-Plate Unified Access Point carries a limited lifetime warranty and is available now through all Zyxel authorized resellers and e-Commerce partners at a MSRP of $279.99. For more information on Zyxel and its other families of connectivity solutions for homes and businesses, visit www.zyxel.com/us and follow them on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.