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EnGenius Announces The New Rugged ECW260 Cloud Managed Wi-Fi 6 Outdoor Wireless Access Point

Posted in Commentary with tags on July 28, 2020 by itnerd

EnGenius Technologies Inc., a high-profile multinational networking company for over two decades, today announced the release of its new EnGenius ECW260 Cloud Managed Wi-Fi 6 Outdoor Dual-Band Wireless AP designed to handle enormous crowds on multiple devices using the fastest speeds available.

The AP uses the latest in Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) technology to support the ever-growing bandwidth demands of densely congested outdoor environments such as airports, smart cities, campuses, parks, and massive industrial sites—all while reaching combined wireless speeds of up to 1.8 Gbps.

Easy Cloud Management: The EnGenius Cloud solution can manage an unlimited number of APs from anywhere. Devices can be quickly scanned, registered, pre- & auto-configured, and remotely monitored and troubleshot. EnGenius Cloud’s dashboard quickly checks network health, provides managed device status, and displays overall top network performance and insights including client applications & operating systems.

Rugged Weatherproofing: Backed by EnGenius’ decades-long expertise in outdoor wireless networking, the redesigned hardware form-factor ECW260 is armored by an IP67-rated dust and water-resistant enclosure, fully capable of withstanding harsh weather.

Security: Each ECW260 AP securely communicates with EnGenius Cloud using two-factor authentication, non-sequential serial numbers, and MAC address verification to ensure only authorized cloud devices are connected. It also uses the latest, most advanced wireless security WPA3 and WPA3 Enterprise to strengthen encryption. EnGenius Cloud offers MAC filter, event-based alerts and push notifications to divert and prevent network hacks and other security threats.

Powerful coverage: The ECW260 AP has a 2.5 GigE PoE-compatible port for easy placement where power outlets are scarce. It also features four detachable 360° antennas that boost signal strength and allows users to swap them out for bigger, better antennas. When meshing, the AP uses high power radios to extend the distance between itself and other access points.

Unmatched Affordability: The ECW260 AP is valued at $499 and—like all EnGenius cloud managed access points—comes with no access point licensing or subscription fees. 

For more information, visit https://www.engeniustech.com/engenius-cloud/hardware.

EnGenius Now Shipping the Cloud ECS2512 & ECS2512FP Multi-Gigabit Switches

Posted in Commentary with tags on July 23, 2020 by itnerd

EnGenius Technologies Inc., a multinational networking company, known for delivering future-proof networking solutions for all businesses, today announced that the newly released EnGenius Cloud ECS2512 and ECS2512FP multi-gigabit switches are now shipping. 

Designed for businesses of any size, these new switches allow industry professionals to meet the high-speed requirements of today’s advanced business networks, ensuring efficiency and peak performance.

Both the EnGenius Cloud ECS2512 ($499 MSRP) and ECS2512FP ($749 MSRP) multi-gigabit switches come with a full-featured layer 2+ switching capacity (120G), eight high-speed 2.5G ports, and four dual-speed 10G SFP+ slots for fiber uplinks. These switches deliver high speeds that equipment like network attached storage (NAS) devices, routers, and workstations demand.

Meanwhile, the more advanced ECS2512FP model supports IEEE 802.3bt Power-over-Ethernet, allowing it to transfer 60W of power to each port (from a budget of 240W) to such power-hungry devices as Wi-Fi 6 access points, PTZ cameras, or AV controllers. 

EnGenius switches also come with the company’s subscription-free EnGenius Cloud that allows IT technicians to monitor system metrics in real time, display network topology, troubleshoot problems, and analyze network behavior. 

The new EnGenius Cloud ECS2512 ($499 MSRP) and ECS2512FP ($749 MSRP) are now available. For more information about EnGenius Technologies products, visit https://www.engeniustech.com/.

EnGenius Launching New Contact Tracking Features In The EnGenius Cloud platform

Posted in Commentary with tags on May 21, 2020 by itnerd

EnGenius Technologies Inc., a multinational wireless networking company, known for delivering future-proof Wi-Fi solutions for consumers and businesses, today revealed contact tracking within their Client Timeline feature in the EnGenius Cloud platform.  The new feature will provide the ability to identify surrounding client devices to assist in scenarios such as COVID-19 over Wi-Fi.

The new feature provides network insight into user locations through their devices to help mitigate epidemic scenarios.   This works in understanding ownership of each client device on the network and adding in “alias” markers within EnGenius Cloud.  In using the scenario of COVID-19, this then creates the opportunity to track when and where client devices were within the Client Timeline dashboard to allow the network controller to isolate where the outbreak originated and trace back all devices, and device owners, who were within contact of the infected.  The new Client Timeline feature also allows for easy export of data.   

EnGenius Cloud offers a fully scalable network management solution with many features that provide complete network control and management.  With the license-free platform, companies can easily deploy reliable wireless networks and stay on top of network traffic to isolate suspected client devices and ensure network health.  

With companies, such as Apple and Google, leveraging BLE to aid in tracking contact of COVID-19, the new Client Timeline feature that allows for contact tracking within EnGenius Cloud will allow the similar capabilities over Wi-Fi.

The new contact tracking feature, along with enhanced two-factor authentication (TFA) and alias naming, will go live May 30th.  Learn more about the EnGenius Cloud platform by clicking here.

EnGenius Delivers Scalable Wi-Fi Solution for Multi-Unit Environments

Posted in Commentary with tags on April 23, 2020 by itnerd

EnGenius Technologies Inc., a multinational networking company, known for delivering future-proof networking solutions for small and medium businesses, expands their cloud solution with a wall-plate access point to meet the demands of in-room Wi-Fi to connect the many wireless client and IoT devices found in student housing, hotels and resorts, senior and assisted living, condos and apartment complexes.

The EnGenius Cloud wall-plate access point, ECW115, extends the line of EnGenius Cloud APs to provide the best in-room wireless experience for the growing demand of new technology in mid to large environments like student housing, hotels and resorts, senior and assisted living, condos and apartment complexes. This device will not only offer in-room Wi-Fi connectivity, but it will also provide the ability to connect and power other devices via Ethernet.

The EnGenius Cloud ECW115 is a dual-band wall-plate wireless access point that can be powered by PoE+ and has two additional gigabit Ethernet ports that will provide wireless and wired connectivity, PoE pass-through and enterprise-class features for IT professionals who are interested in using a simple and scalable solution that simplifies network configuration and monitoring. 

The power of EnGenius Cloud equips the user with fast device onboarding, auto firmware updating and provisioning making daunting jobs with many rooms seem simple. The latest access points by EnGenius utilize the capabilities of the subscription-free EnGenius Cloud which includes real-time system metrics, deep-dive analytics, network troubleshooting, and advanced view to display network topology with the devices and relationships.

The EnGenius ECW115 is now shipping.  To learn more about the EnGenius Cloud solution, please visit https://www.engeniustech.com/engenius-cloud/overview-cloud-networking.

EnGenius Debuts New Features for Cloud Network Management Platform

Posted in Commentary with tags on April 16, 2020 by itnerd

EnGenius today announced the next three feature releases for EnGenius Cloud delivering new functions to enhance management and troubleshooting of wireless networks. To simplify troubleshooting, the new Client Timeline creates a visualization of device connection history to assist IT personnel to find potential issues easier and faster. In addition, splash page customization tools provide greater customizability in creating your network’s introduction to visitors. Finally, the client blocklist feature enables administrators to block rogue client devices from accessing specific SSIDs. With the latest feature releases to the company’s growing cloud solution, IT administrators all over the world are empowered to achieve greater efficiency in their network management.

Troubleshoot with Client Timeline Visualization

With the lack of network information and error reporting tools, a complex network can spend vast amounts of time locating and fixing simple problems through troubleshooting. 

The client timeline creates an interface that enables IT administrators to track client connection histories, gain insights into client behavior, and solve network issues easier and faster. IT personnel can detect connection patterns, radio information, and wireless problems with easy-to-comprehend graphical representations. The time-based client connection sequence makes troubleshooting easier and recommends possible solutions to implement for common problems. 

Customize Your Splash Page with Greater Flexibility

The cloud networking evolution continues on the splash page, where EnGenius offers customization tools with more flexibility for their clients’ needs. IT personnel can customize the splash page with a design that suits your company’s aesthetic. Pre-made templates, logos, images, and a WYSIWYG editor for inserting custom HTML offer maximum flexibility in crafting the captive portal introduction that your company wants visitors to see before accessing the network.

Block Suspicious Clients to Safeguard Network Security

Keeping your network secure from malicious intruders is among the highest priorities to IT administrators. The client blocklist feature enables administrators to deny client devices with suspicious activity that may influence network security or speed from accessing the network. This can be done for specific SSIDs by selecting client devices from the device list to block out or by manually entering in the device’s MAC address.

To learn more about how EnGenius is building the future of cloud managed wireless networking, visit https://www.engeniustech.com/engenius-cloud/features.

EnGenius Launches Multi-Gig Networking Switches

Posted in Commentary with tags on January 29, 2020 by itnerd

EnGenius today expands their Cloud solution with multi-gigabit PoE++ switching to meet the demands of Wi-Fi 6 access points that support over 1 gigabit speeds, power devices that exceed 30 watts and appeal to upmarket customers.

The EnGenius Cloud multi-gig switches, ECW5212FP & ECW5212, are the first of many switches that will be released in 2020 to serve the ever-increasing demand of new technology in mid to large environments like student housing, condominiums, assisted living facilities, hotels & resorts. The devices will not only future-proof but further expand the capabilities of the company’s cloud-managed networking platform EnGenius Cloud.

The EnGenius ECW2512FP & ECW2512 are multi-gigabit L2+ networking switches will provide enterprise-class features for IT professionals who are interested in using a solution that simplifies network configuration and monitoring. With advanced management, the new EnGenius switch enhances network performance and provides peace of mind so companies can spend fewer resources on network management.

The multi-gigabit switches come with eight 2.5 gigabit ports that automatically detect the speed needed by the end device. Both switches by EnGenius support 120 Gbps switching capacity with the ECW2512FP supporting one of the latest PoE standards, 802.3bt for the growing demand of higher powered devices like Wi-Fi 6 wireless access points, AV controllers, PTZ Cameras, digital signage, and lighting. The new multi-gig switches also come with four 10 Gbps SFP+ slots that extend connectivity via fiber for uplinks, redundancy, and failover. The latest switches by EnGenius utilize the capabilities of the subscription-free EnGenius Cloud which includes; real-time system metrics, deep-dive analytics, network troubleshooting, and advanced view to display network topology with the devices and relationships.

Key EnGenius benefits include;

  • 2.5G Ports to serve high-bandwidth devices like Wi-Fi 6 access points
  • 10G Fiber ports to connect floors and buildings at extreme distances & speeds
  • 240 Watts of total budget for maximum power supply to PoE++ devices
  • Cloud managed to decreases administration time through remote management
    Port-based client authentication with dynamic VLAN and security through RADIUS server
  • Prioritize compliant VoIP & video traffic ensuring its immediate delivery.

The EnGenius ECW2512FP & ECW2512 are expected to hit the shelves next month. To learn more about the EnGenius Cloud solution and the latest hardware offerings that it supports, please visit https://www.engeniustech.com/engenius-cloud/overview-cloud-networking.

 

EnGenius Launches Next-Generation Outdoor Wi-Fi 6 Access Point

Posted in Commentary with tags on January 7, 2020 by itnerd

EnGenius has announced a high-capacity Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) outdoor access point. The new weatherproof access point takes advantage of the latest Wi-Fi 6 technology needed to support the ever-growing bandwidth demands of densely congested outdoor environments such as stadiums, airports, smart cities, and parks.

Backed by EnGenius’ decades-long expertise in outdoor wireless networking, the new EWS850AP paves the way for outdoor use of Wi-Fi 6’s top features.  Armored by IP67-rated dust and water-resistant enclosure, the EWS850AP is fully capable of withstanding harsh weather environments, including prolonged exposure to sunlight, extreme cold, frost, snow, rainfall, hail, and humidity. The Qualcomm® Networking Pro 400 Platform helps ensure the EWS850AP takes advantage of key Wi-Fi 6 features needed to support the growing demands of crowded wireless environments. Key benefits include:

  • Superior Connectivity: With up to 4 spatial streams across both 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz bands, the EWS850 encompasses downlink and uplink MU-MIMO and OFDMA to simultaneously manage and transmit data between AP and client devices.
  • Powerful Computing: Dynamic data processing and management to boost data throughput up to 25% with 1024QAM and expand connectivity capabilities.
  • Advanced Data Management: Cut through densely congested outdoor environments with better data management and extend wireless coverage through longer OFDM signals and reduce channel interference through BSS coloring, offering less latency and improved transmit signals.
  • Powerful Networking Acceleration: The exquisitely designed architecture can successfully associate and maintain connectivity for complex and secure data transfer. Enabled with WPA3 security, the EWS850AP supports higher encryption for sensitive data transfers for hundreds of simultaneously connected devices.

The EWS850AP delivers optimal wireless performance through stronger, steadier, and more efficient wireless connections. It is EnGenius’ latest solution for serving densely congested infrastructure applications able to satisfy the needs of network engineers wanting to future proof outdoor networks.

The EWS850AP will start shipping worldwide in the first quarter of 2020. For more information visit https://www.engeniustech.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/ews850ap-datasheet.pdf.

EnGenius Launches Smart Tri-Band Router to Optimize Home Wireless Connectivity

Posted in Commentary with tags on June 6, 2019 by itnerd

EnGenius Technologies Inc., a multinational wireless networking company, known for delivering future-proof wi-fi solutions for consumers and businesses, today announced ESR580 – the company’s latest consumer tri-band smart mesh router. The new member of the EnGenius family delivers fantastic price-performance mesh networking value to both entry-level IoT consumers and seasoned technology enthusiasts who demand all connected home devices have the highest-performance bandwidth. The new product meets the requirement for more reliable and affordable home broadband bandwidth that matches the ever-growing needs of modern smart homes. The ESR580 overcomes common challenges such as providing a stable internet connection to remote parts of any house such as basements, garages, yards, and lofts.

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Backed by a reliable tri-band technology, ESR580 provides a dedicated band for backhaul (network backbone connection) ensuring smart devices on the home mesh network maximize the internet connection. The ESR580 streams uninterrupted 4K video and provides a rock-solid broadband connection that elevates even the most bandwidth-demanding online gaming experience on consoles, Macs, and PCs–all within a single network and from any part of a house.

The evolutionary EnGenius ESR580 is equipped with reliable MU-MIMO technology that enhances communication within the network, ensuring consumers can count on the most dependable and fast broadband connection everywhere throughout the home. The device features a 360 degree high-performance antenna that satisfies the growing user demand for a single, reliable network that delivers the strongest home Wi-Fi coverage.  The ESR580’s rapid roaming capabilities enable consumers to move from room to room with no network interruptions.

Easy-to-use, free apps help users take complete control over their home networks. Creating a robust Wi-Fi mesh network only takes a few minutes for even the most inexperienced with the user-friendly EnMesh app. EnMesh guarantees users mastery over their home mesh network with real-time data about everyone connected to the network, as well as enforcing parental controls.  The mobile app lets homeowners go anywhere and stay connected in real-time to their home network.

The “smart” in the smart router solution not only optimizes wireless connectivity through smart mesh technology, but also expands on typical router functionality, giving users a free and secure private cloud solution.  Easily connect an external hard drive to the ESR580 and the EnFile app lets users safely access documents, photos, music, and video files from anywhere.

The ESR580 comes in a pack of two (MSRP $249.99) and can easily expand to meet any homes needs with additional ESR580 single packs for MSRP $129.99. For more information about EnGenius Technologies’ consumer products, visit https://www.engeniustech.com/enmesh-wifi/mesh-smart-routers/.

EnGenius Now Shipping Their Consumer Wi-Fi Mesh Solution

Posted in Commentary with tags on May 2, 2019 by itnerd

EnGenius Technologies Inc., has announced the long-awaited Wi-Fi mesh network system called MESHdot Kit. The bundle includes an elegant wireless mesh router called ESR530, and MESHdot (EMD11), one of the smallest AC1300 mesh nodes in the world. Both products included in the MESHdot Kit bundle are built on the Qualcomm Mesh Networking platform. The new Wi-Fi mesh network system is easy to set up and is a direct solution for budget-conscious families wanting to enjoy spotless single-network Wi-Fi signal across the entire house and backyard without breaking the bank.

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It only takes a few minutes to create a robust Wi-Fi network and experience superior home Wi-Fi connectivity. Through the EnMesh app consumers can quickly and easily set-up their MESHdot Kit to provide their whole home with seamless Wi-Fi.  The EnMesh app provides robust parental control features as well as the ability to remotely monitor and manage the homes network and connected devices.

The ESR530 comes with built-in 360° high-performance antenna, and the plug-and-play compact MESHdot gives consumers flexibility to cover spotty Wi-Fi areas making sure the home network covers every corner of the entire house. Designed to please the eye and combined with a power plug, EnGenius MESHdot provides high-speed performance perfect for smooth streaming of 4K Ultra HD videos, online gaming with support for latest generation consoles, and stable connection powered by EnMesh™ wireless link technology.

The ESR530 within the MESHdot Kit allows users to create private cloud networks from their home network. With the EnGenius EnFile app, users can use smart devices to play music and videos, back up photos and transfer other data through an attached USB hard drive on their ESR530 when they are away from home. Using EnFile also allows consumers to manage not only files on a remote USB hard drive but also the ones located on their smartphone. Pictures, music, videos, and documents can easily be managed and organized within the app on any mobile device.

The new MESHdot Kit ($99 MSRP) is now shipping. To learn more about EnGenius’ latest products, visit https://www.engeniustech.com/enmesh-wifi/meshdot-kit-home-wifi-system-promotion/

EnGenius Introduces New ESR530 Smart Mesh Router

Posted in Commentary with tags on April 9, 2019 by itnerd

EnGenius Technologies Inc, has a new consumer Wi-Fi networking solution with the long-awaited smart router called ESR530. The wireless smart router provides stable Wi-Fi connections in high-demand home Wi-Fi network environments. The ESR530 utilizes Qualcomm’s most recent consumer technology and is specially built to easily transfer data through known Wi-Fi signal structural impediments.  The ESR530 is built to empower smart homes and comes with a simplified configuration, deployment, remote cloud storage, and recovery capabilities. The latest product by EnGenius is a direct solution for budget-conscious families who want reliable single-network Wi-Fi signal delivered to every part of their home.

The EnGenius home Wi-Fi solution offers seamless wireless coverage and connectivity with the new Wave 2 dual band smart mesh router and also offers a free and secure private cloud storage solution that enables users to access their personal files from anywhere in the world.  The smart mesh routers remote cloud storage feature is available through the free app, EnFile. Through the USB port on the smart router, users can attach an external hard drive which can be accessed anywhere through a secure EnFile login on any mobile device. With the EnFile app, users can use smart devices to play music and videos, back up photos and transfer other data to and from their home networks.  The home Wi-Fi solution also comes with a network management app called EnMesh. EnMesh, available to both Android and Apple devices, makes it possible for the least experienced, to create and manage robust networking solutions built to empower smart homes. By simply plugging the first ESR530 into a modem, consumers can connect the mesh router and use the app’s intuitive interface to start taking advantage of all perks offered by EnGenius’ complete home solution. Adding additional ESR530 smart routers is easy.  Consumers can connect them to a wall outlet, and the smart routers will immediately find and auto-connect to the existing home wireless network creating a secure and reliable whole-home Wi-Fi network. EnMesh also allows for robust network management with features to create secure guest networks and advanced parental controls.

The ESR530 is an affordable yet high-quality networking solution for consumers wanting to overcome the challenges presented by the high internet and IoT device demands of modern day homes. The EnGenius smart mesh solution means no more household dead spots. The EnGenius smart home Wi-Fi network solution provides high-speed performance perfect for smooth streaming of up to 4K Ultra HD videos, online gaming with support for latest generation consoles, and stable connections.  The elegant ESR530 router supports up to eight nodes in the same network making it possible for consumers to build a mesh network robust enough to bring lag-free internet to thousands square feet of living space within a single network.

The new ESR530 will be sold individually ($69.99 MSRP) and as pack of two ($129.99 MSRP). The product is now shipping.

To learn more information about EnGenius’ latest products, visit https://www.engeniustech.com/