Motorola AP 650 Access Point
Posted by swcadmin at August 15th, 2013
Motorola AP650 Wireless Access Point
802.11n WLAN Access Point
The AP650 is a thin (dependent) multipurpose access point designed to lower the cost of deploying and operating a secure, reliable 802.11n wireless LAN (WLAN) in branch offices or headquarters facilities. The AP650 offers simultaneous WLAN access and sensing enabling remote over-the-air helpdesk support, or Wireless intrusion prevention.
Fast and Easy Deployment
The AP650 derives its intelligence from an RFS switch/controller, so installation is plug-and play-for optimal service in new wireless WLANs.
Automatic Channel and Power Optimization
Common problems such as building attenuation, electronic interference or sub-optimal access point placement are minimalised as the SMART RF feature of the switch/controller automatically optimizes power and channel selection so each user gets always-on high-quality access and mobility.
On-the-fly Remote Helpdesk
The AP650’s multipurpose architecture allows IT to extend immediate helpdesk support — as if the technician was sitting directly under the access point. Motorola helpdesk solutions supported by the AP650 includes:
AirDefense Advanced Troubleshooting allows any helpdesk technician to immediately emulate and test a user’s connectivity over-the-air from device all the way to the back-end application and isolate the obstruction, even if it is not caused by the WLAN.
Spectrum Analysis allows the helpdesk technician to analyze the local spectrum for interference.
AirDefense Vulnerability Analysis allows the helpdesk to remotely scan for security breaches on the wired or wireless network on a scheduled or periodic basis to assure network security and regulatory compliance.
Security includes layer 2-7 stateful packet filtering firewall, AAA RADIUS services, Wireless IPS-lite, VPN gateway, and location-based access control. Users can also add role-based access control and AirDefense Wireless IPS and Rogue detection for premium-level security vigilance. Because the sensor supports simultaneous multi-band sensing (band un-locked) for both 2.4 MHz and 5.0 MHz spectrums, the Wireless IPS and rogue detection is always-on with no timeslicing.
The AP650 is designed to optimize network availability through its central and pre-emptive intelligence which dynamically senses weak or failing signals, securely moves mobile users to alternate APs, and boosts signal power to automatically fill RF holes and ensure uninterrupted mobile user access.
Full Performance using Standard POE
The AP650 is designed to provide full 802.11n performance using standard and lower cost POE (af).
Supports fast, secure roaming at Layer 2 and Layer 3. In addition, the network optimizes mobile performance with load balancing, pre-emptive roaming and rate scaling.
Greater Coverage per AP
The powerful 24 dBm radio increases coverage, performance and obstruction penetration versus 23 dBm radios. In addition, receiver sensitivity has been increased proportionally so users have an increased ability to maintain high-performance access through thick doors and walls to users even while on-the-move. In addition, the AP650’s 2 x 3 MIMO design ensures premium transmit and receive communications.
Voice, Locationing, Hotspots, Guest Access
Out-of-the-box, the AP650 supports voice over wireless LAN (VoWLAN) services, such as QoS, which ensures toll-quality even with many simultaneous VoWLAN calls on a single access point. Locationing services over 802.11 provide the ability to locate and track people or assets, and even to control access to the network or applications. In addition, its easy to provide hotspot and guest access and assure the user can only access authorized networks, sites, or applications.
Device and Network Acceleration
Device and network performance can be accelerated through a virtual LAN feature via the switch/controller. Each AP650 access point can be virtualized into four unique VLANs which can be customized to direct broadcast traffic to the intended recipient. This reduces overall network traffic while improving device performance and battery life up-to 25%. This also reduces the overall number of access points required to provide unique device services.
The AP650 requires no configuration or manual firmware maintenance. The Motorola wireless switch discovers access points on the network and automatically downloads all configuration parameters and firmware, greatly reducing installation, maintenance and troubleshooting costs for Layer 2 and Layer 3 deployments.
Full 802.11n performance with standard 802.3af: Simplifies and reduces total cost of installation using standard Power-over-Ethernet (PoE).
Multiband Operation: Allows concurrent sensing on 2.4 Ghz and 5.0 Ghz frequency bands for multi-band intrusion protection or troubleshooting.
2×3 MIMO radio: High throughput MIMO technology with extended range capabilities.
Mobility: Supports fast secure roaming.
Security: This unique multi-purpose device can execute and enforce the IDS/IPS security policies configured in the Motorola wireless switch, and can also be utilized as a 24×7 dedicated sensor with Wireless IPS from Air Defense.
Application Support: Supports WMM-UAPSD and SIP Call Admission Control, for optimized VoWLAN performance, as well as video streaming and data throughput for 802.11 a/b/g/n clients.
Load balancing, pre-emptive roaming and rate scaling : Increases reliability and resilience of the wireless network to support mission critical applications.
Dual form-factors: Plenum-rated external antenna model with metal housing is ideal for installation above ceiling tiles; the plastic internal-antenna housing allows for installation within the “carpeted-space” and provides cost-effective coverage via the integrated 2.4 GHz and 5.2 GHz antennas.
Flexible mounting options: Fast and easy installation with wall, ceiling and above-ceiling tile mounting options; internal antenna version snaps on to T-bars of suspended ceilings without the use of any hardware; external antenna version installs above ceiling tiles.
Category: Motorola Wireless Broadband