ANAHEIM, CA — ZyXEL, a provider of IT technologies, announced two new products in its 11AC series: The WAC6103D-I 11AC Dual Band Access Point (AP) and the NWA5123-AC Unified Access Point. The WAC6103D-I boasts the industry’s slimmest form factor, and is the first AP optimized for mounting on ceilings and walls without compromising wireless performance. The NWA5123-AC is a 2-in-1 standalone / managed AP capable of ultra fast gigabit Wi-Fi speeds and speedy deployment.

“The WAC6103D-I and NWA5123-AC allow users to take advantage of 802.11AC performance and increase device association capacity in any given coverage area. This gives channel partners a powerful and cost effective solution for upgrading existing 11g or 11n deployments to the latest technology,” says Matt Dargis, vice president for channel business for Americas at ZyXEL. “The flexibility that comes with these access points makes it easier for partners to manage and deploy.”

Equipped with a dual-optimized antenna, the WAC6103D-I adjusts antenna settings to optimize signal coverage for the deployment scenario. Qualified as a 3-stream 802.11AC Wi-Fi AP, the WAC6103D-I can achieve a combined data rate of up to 1.75 Gbps and is proven to give up to five times better performance than competitor’s products in the same market segment. Its simple and low profile appearance allows the WAC6103D-I to easily blend in any modern office, hotel, classroom or cafe. The WAC6103D-I joins ZyXEL’s line of 11AC series, which includes the WAC6503D-S that was recently named a CRN Test Center winner in the SMB networking category.

Key features of the WAC6103D-I include:

  • Enterprise class 3×3 Dual Radio 802.11AC AP supports combined data rates of up to 1.75 Gbps
  • Dual-optimized antenna allows pattern optimization adapting to wall- or ceiling-mount installations
  • Dynamic Channel Selection, Load Balancing and Smart Client Steering ensure optimal wireless experience
  • Stylish, ultra-slim ID design as the 32 mm height blends perfectly into modern interior decorations
  • APFlex and ZyXEL One Network utilities make deployment simple and fast
  • PoE enabled for easy deployment

The NWA5123-AC is an enterprise class 2×2 802.11AC AP that supports combined data rates of up to 1200 Mbps, perfect for SMBs, classrooms and hospitality environments. With its advanced 2×2 antenna, the NWA5123-AC outperforms competitors in 5GHz benchmarks and delivers a stronger signal to even farther locations with the same output power. The concise design of the access point allows it to blend into any office environment while also improving on thermal ventilation over typical wall-mount APs.

NWA5123-AC features include:

  • Enterprise class 2×2 Dual Radio 802.11AC AP supports combined data rates of up to 1200 Mbps
  • Ceiling and wall mountable
  • 2-in-1 standalone/managed AP design
  • CAPWAP management supported
  • APFlex and ZyXEL One Network utilities make deployment simple and fast
  • PoE enabled for easy deployment

The soon-to-be released NWA5123-AC and WAC6103D-I reflect ZyXEL’s commitment to pushing the boundaries of 11AC and innovation within the networking industry. Both devices will be available at D&H, a distributor of IT, business technology.