Nomadix unveils new WiFi 6 access points

Nomadix Inc​. has expanded its Nomadix Networks portfolio with two new wireless access points (APs) and a significant firmware update. The APs include a wall plate model (AP 6WB) to address the one-AP-per-room requirement and a wall/ceiling model (AP 6SA) for medium, indoor coverage needs in areas such as corridors, staircases and individual rooms.

According to 2023 predictions from wireless infrastructure analysts Maravedis, WiFi 6 will continue its fast market penetration due to its ability to “deliver significant KPI improvements, particularly high throughput, reduced latency and better performance in crowded environments.” Keeping ahead of these trends, Nomadix has an available stock of wireless access points, controllers, LAN switches and internet gateways, while its latest firmware update brings new performance and security features.

“The launch of WiFi 6 technology saw the fastest adoption in WiFi history,” said Tammy Estes, chief product officer, Nomadix. “Our wide range of access points, switches, controllers and gateways that comprise our family of Nomadix Networks supports that WiFi 6 growth. With available stock of the latest products designed to address properties of all sizes and performance requirements, customers can quickly upgrade or build new networks that meet the connectivity demands in hospitality, multitenant communities and additional verticals.”

Latest Nomadix Networks updates:

AP 6WB: This access point complements Nomadix’s existing entry-level wall plate model (the AP 6WA), adding increased performance and capability to power an in-room device such as an IP phone. It delivers a maximum throughput of up to 2.976 Gbps, has one 2.5 Gbps port for backhaul uplink and four 1 Gbps LAN ports, including 1 PoE Out.

AP 6SA: This wall/ceiling-mounted access point is an energy-efficient product for this use case. This provides another option to Nomadix’s model for high-density areas (AP 6NA). It delivers a maximum throughput of up to 2.976 Gbps and has two ports—one 2.5 Gbps SFP port and one 1 Gbps PoE port for backhaul uplink.

Firmware upgrades: This release includes several major features, including wireless client isolation; RADIUS security (RadSec); group pre-shared key (GPSK); Passpoint (Hotspot 2.0) support and configuration; and a documented application programming interface (API).