TP-Link has announced 2 new WiFi 6 access points EAP660 HD and EAP620 HD expanding the Omada Business Solution for small and medium businesses. To enhance the efficiency and speed, TP-Link has added OFDMA, MU-MIMO and 1024-QAM features into both the WiFi 6 access points.
OFDMA (Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access) increases the device frequency efficiency that allows access points to serve multiple clients at the same time. Instead of the traditional analog modulation used in multiplexing in the frequency-division multiplexing (FDM) technology, It uses carrier signal waves, called subcarriers, to move small bits of information in a more streamlined fashion.
With 1024-QAM technology, each symbol carries 10 bits rather than 8 bits, improving raw speeds by 25% compared to 802.11ac 256-QAM. It enables the users to watch Netflix at home or Twitch live streams from their computers – with 1024-QAM, streaming just got that much better.
TP-Link has included the feature called MU-MIMO which is also known as multi-user, multiple input multiple output. The technology MU-MIMO introduced in Wi-Fi 5 uses spatial diversity between devices to transmit independent data streams on the same bandwidth, which greatly improves the throughput and the entire network. It was first introduced as an upgrade for Wi-Fi 5, but only 4×4 MU-MIMO (downloads only) were supported.
In 2019, The Wi-Fi 6 version of MU-MIMO scaled up to 8×8 MU-MIMO, which means your router antenna can transmit data to 8 devices simultaneously.
Omada SDN Business Solution with WiFi 6 Access Point
Traditional enterprise networks with complicated network topology require devices to be repeatedly configured one at a time. Network information such as device status, client status, traffic, etc. is distributed among different devices, and it is difficult for the network administrators to quickly understand the overall status of the network. Furthermore, it is difficult to readjust networking infrastructure when expanding network scale, wasting time and necessitating intensive maintenance.
The Omada SDN platform integrates network devices including access points, switches, gateways, providing a fully centralized cloud management to create a highly scalable network—all controlled from a single interface. Omada SDN is designed to solve problems when deployment in a traditional network is complicated, difficult to maintain, and difficult to expand horizontally.
Omada Wi-Fi 6 access point provide high-performance connectivity for any business experiencing growing numbers of IoT and mobility requirements.
The Omada SDN solution builds a secure infrastructure with stronger encryption and authentication provided by the latest version of WPA (WPA3) for enterprise networks.
The Omada EAP660 HD and EAP620 HD access points are equipped with enterprise chipsets, dedicated antennas, advanced RF functions, and auto channel selection and power adjustment—all for high-concurrency capacity in high-density environments such as classrooms, malls, stadiums, and manufacturing facilities which is capable of providing services up to 1000 clients.
The Omada Software-Defined-Networking solution offers flexible operation and management are ensured with Zero-Touch Provisioning. Also 100% centralized cloud management makes Omada access points, switches, and gateways all controllable from a single interface anywhere, anytime.