ZyXEL WAC6503D-S IEEE 802.11ac 1.27 Gbit/s Wireless Access Point – 2.46 GHz, 5.85 GHz – 6 x Antenna(s) – 6 x Internal Antenna(s) – MIMO Technology – 2 x Network (RJ-45) – PoE, AC Adapter – Ceiling Mountable
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In the Gigabit era in Wi-Fi connectivity, upgrading to the 802.11ac standard represents the next step in wireless evolution. Many enterprises looking to break the 1-Gbps Wi-Fi speed barrier face the challenge of replacing existing 802.11n access points. While 802.11n operates on both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequency band, 802.11ac predominantly uses the 5 GHz band which by its nature traditionally reduces coverage when compared to 2.4 GHz. This led to costly and time consuming efforts for installers to ensure that sufficient APs were installed to give complete coverage.
ZyXEL Smart Antenna technology is a groundbreaking feature of the WAC6500 Series of wireless APs that solves the coverage problem by adaptively adjusting antenna patterns to fit a variety of wireless environments. The Smart Antenna's industry-leading RF output power and sensitivity combine to offer greater coverage and performance over traditional networks, making ZyXEL's WAC6500 Series the ultimate one-to-one AP upgrade choice.
Breakthrough Smart Antenna technology for any environment
The WAC6500 Series of 802.11ac APs delivers industry leading performance, thanks in part to its innovative Smart Antenna design. Featuring more than 700 optimized antenna patterns, the ZyXEL Smart Antenna continuously calculates the ideal physical-layer path for each individual client. This feature not only offers the best possible signal by shaping to various patterns, but it also mitigates interference from other wireless clients. The WAC6500 Series’s ultra-fast capabilities makes it perfect for delivering premium performance in interference-laden environments, such as conference rooms, airports, educational facilities and other high-density venues. And the series’ enhanced adaptability further simplifies one-to-one AP replacement.
Best-in-class coverage and performance
In a Wi-Fi market crowded with 802.11ac APs, the WAC6500 Series stands out with regard to performance and coverage due to its unique RF design. The AP’s three-stream hardware configuration provides power of up to 30 dBm while providing unequaled receive sensitivity as low as -102 dBm. The ZyXEL Smart Antenna doubles the WAC6500 Series’ performance over conventional internal antennas, and performs three times (3x) better than legacy 802.11n APs. WAC6503D-S and WAC6502D-S Smart Antenna AP are ideal choices for high-density and interference-laden indoor environments.
Versatile RF coverage with external antennas
In harsh industrial or outdoor environment, the WAC6502D-E and WAC6553D-E AP are external antenna design, offering antenna replacement option to fulfill particular RF coverage requirement, such as directional antennas for narrow aisles in warehouses or point-to-point deployments in outdoor environment. WAC6502D-E is the perfect choice for warehouses and industrial production areas, and WAC6553D-E is ideal for harsh outdoor environments.
Easy and instant deployment with APFlexTM, DCS, and tool-less bracket design
ZyXEL APFlexTM eases installation by resolving the managed/standalone AP mode configuration, automatically integrating into the network environment with or without Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), eliminating the need for pre-installation preparation. Other helpful features include Dynamic Channel Selection (DCS), avoid the interference of co-channel and overlapping channel at initialization. In addition to software solutions, the WAC6500 Series’ simplifies installation through creative design features. For example, the universal and tool-less bracket design allows for flexible ceiling track mounting without the need for special tools. From software to hardware, the WAC6500 Series makes setup and operation fast and simple.
Efficient and reliable Wi-Fi network
The WAC6500 Series ensures users get the best possible overall network performance by utilizing load balancing and client steering. Load balancing allows administrators to set limits on network traffic and the number of clients associated with each AP. Client steering monitors the capabilities of each wireless client and steers them to the less congested band and better signal AP. When it comes to deployments in challenging cabling locations, wireless mesh networks help extend Wi-Fi coverage. ZyXEL’s proprietary ZyMesh* creates reliable and resilient mesh links instantly. Yet the configuration is intuitive and centralized manageable on NXC controller. ZyMesh improves network reliability through true wireless connectivity with repeater APs selecting multiple routes to provide backup and failover for uninterrupted service. Together, these three technologies provide the WAC6500 Series with unbeatable efficiency and reliability.
ZyXEL One Network experience
Aiming for relieving our customers from repetitive operations of deploying and managing a network, ZyXEL One Network is designed to simplify the configuration, management, and troubleshooting, allowing our customers to focus on the business priorities. ZyXEL One Network presents an easy-to-use tool, ZyXEL One Network Utility (ZON Utility), to realize speed network setup. ZyXEL Smart Connect allows ZyXEL networking equipment to be aware and recognize each other and further facilitating the network maintenance via one-click remote functions such as factory reset or power cycling. ZyXEL One Network redefines the network integration across multiple networking products from switch to Wi-Fi AP and to Gateway.