If you're looking to deploy a wireless network across a wide area, including indoor and outdoor coverage, you could be looking at a big task. Outfitting schools, campuses, hospitals, and other multi-building complexes with blanket WiFi coverage usually requires a lot of specialized equipment and a lot of setup time.
However, there's a solution to handle the task: Bluesocket. This proprietary system from ADTRAN aims to make distributed WiFi installations as simple an easy as pairing a Bluetooth device with your computer or smartphone. What was a major headache five years ago can now be accomplished with just a handful of Adtran Bluesocket 1940 access points!
Let's take a look at just how easy and how powerful the Bluesocket system is.
Six Ways Bluesocket Makes Distributed WiFi Simple
Plug & Play: One of the single biggest selling points of the 1940 access points is that they are entirely self-configuring. Once you place one and turn it on, it finds your existing network, copies the configuration, and gets to work. The hard part is merely figuring out where to put them! If your business or your needs expand, just add more units and they'll automatically fit in and expand your coverage to fit.
Weatherized: These Bluesocket 1940 access points are designed to be deployable in both indoor and outdoor environments. They come with tough weatherized covers that can stand up to even the worst that nature can dish out. They're perfect for extending your network across large outdoor environments without having to worry about maintaining them or covering them during harsh weather.
Automatic power and channel adjustments: ADTRAN is known for their "smart" devices. The 1940s work together to optimize bandwidth and power use, adjusting their power draw and radio channel broadcasts to fit local conditions, even as they change throughout the day. This is done "behind the scenes" so that you never have to worry about it. This same smart technology means the network can optimize itself for its use, providing better voice quality, faster data throughput, or smoother video, simply depending on how you're using it.
MIMO technology: Multiple Input/Multiple Output is the current standard in modern self-configuring networking. Each access point can both receive and transmit on multiple channels. This allows them to "talk to" each other, as well as facilitating the use of multiple channels to deliver the best and smoothest coverage across the entire
Gigabit connection: Each 1940 Bluesocket access point supports up to a 1 Gigabit connection, split across two 450Mb streams. That's plenty of speed for any student or business use, and as it draws power through the Ethernet connection itself, it doesn't need extra power to provide this speed.
Complete Security: To protect your system, these access points support all the standard security protocols, including WPA, WPA2, EAP, SIM, and several more. Further, the access points work together to create a distributed firewall, with each access point able to detect intrusions and then work together to block unwanted access.
Creating a distributed WiFi network across wide open spaces doesn't need to be a hassle any more. With ADTRAN Bluesocket 1940 access points, your network can be as widespread as you need it to be. Between the ease of use, heavy-duty weatherproofing, and robust smart protection features, these are the perfect solution for ensuring you have WiFi coverage everywhere your business needs it.
If you'd like to hear more about how easy Bluesocket makes your networking, drop us a line and we'll tell you all about it!