Published on March 23rd, 2021 | by Alex Novus
D-Link launches new Unified Wireless AX3600 Wi-Fi 6 4×4 Dual Band PoE Access Point
D-Link A/NZ has launched its new DWL-X8630AP Unified Wireless AX3600 Wi-Fi 6 4×4 Dual Band PoE Access Point, tying into their Unified Wireless portfolio and now allowing business’ productivity to skyrocket on the back of the latest Wi-Fi 6 technology.
The DWL-X8630AP boasts unparalleled bandwidth and flexibility. It is fully prepared to handle all day-to-day demands of medium to large-sized enterprises. Equipped with Wi-Fi 6, there are massive performance improvements, as well as all the features of 802.11ax now being available across the 2.4GHz band, as well as the 5GHZ band.
Turbocharged speeds, with more than 3.6Gbps of bandwidth across the 4×4 internal radio arrays, and centralised management make the DWL-X8630AP the ultimate boost for productivity, with Wi-Fi 6 hailing the end of slow business with it’s next-generation performance and efficiency.
The DWL-X8630AP comes packed with features to maintain super-fast data speeds, even during peak usage periods.
The 5GHz band is the fast lane of your Wi-Fi. Band Steering automatically drives capable devices such as smart phones or tablets onto the 5GHz band, delivering them a better experience, especially in situations such as Full High Definition Video calls and meetings, which have grown exponentially over the past 12 months.
This feature is the ultimate weapon in handling congestion by being able to support more simultaneous streams of data. Your Access Points can now serve more people at the same time, resulting in less waiting time all-round.
You can redress the balance with Load Balancing as connections are shared out fairly to surrounding Access Points, avoiding any single point in your Wi-Fi becoming overwhelmed and giving you a steady, consistent, high-speed connection for every user.
Beamforming technology continuously optimises each wireless signal, focusing and directing it towards receiving devices and following them as they move about. This adaptive beamforming enhances spectral efficiency and link quality.
Built in 802.11k technology makes roaming seamless. It maps out APs in the surrounding areas, providing a seamless transition to those devices ready to make the switch immediately to an AP that has a closer, stronger signal, even when staff are constantly on the move.
Quality of Service spells the end of interrupted video calls
Video conference calls are now the mainstay of any office. At busy times though, time-sensitive traffic such as video can struggle with timely delivery resulting in interrupted streaming and calls dropping off. However, with the Quality of Service feature, time-sensitive data is intelligently prioritised over other traffic such as email or web browsing, ensuring seamless video calls are the new norm in any office.
Slash through management time
Versatile management options significantly cut down configuration and management time, making life easier for IT admins. Paired with a highly capable Unified Wireless Controller — such as the D-Link DWC-1000 or DWC-2000 — they can be managed remotely, with no need for onsite configuration. This also means you can roll out new configurations painlessly or keep your Access Point’s firmware up-to-date easily with remote batch configuration, as there’s no need to do them one by one.
Deploy and get online in record time
The DWL-X8630AP is designed to be ready for rapid deployment. It is Power over Ethernet (PoE) ready, allowing easy installation in tricky locations that require connectivity by simply connecting the Access Point via an Ethernet cable to a compatible PoE switch, which then powers the device. Staff, clients, guests and anyone else who needs connectivity can be online in minutes.
Key features of the DWL-X8630AP
• Dual-band Wi-Fi 6 Access Point with up to 3600Mbps throughput
• High performance 4 x 4 MU-MIMO design
• Support for Power over Ethernet 802.3at means less wires, for cleaner and easier deployment
• Coverage is shared more efficiently over more users with Airtime Fairness
• Band Steering intelligently manages users, pushing them onto the higher radio frequency when possible
• With 802.11k support, devices pre-detect neighbouring Access Points, switching seamlessly when roaming
• Quality of Service prioritises time-sensitive data such as video calls or streaming, for less interruptions
• Stay secure with the latest 128-bit Personal or 192-bit Enterprise wireless encryption
• Zero-Wait DFS pre-emptively seeks quieter frequency channels, reducing external interference
Availability and pricing
The DWL-X8630AP is available now from www.dlink.com.au (RRP AUD$1129.95), www.dlink.co.nz (NZ$1399.99) and from all authorised D-Link partners and resellers in both countries.