October 25, 2020

Zyxel Unveils 802.11ac Dual Radio Unified Pro Access Point

Zyxel, the industry leader in next generation networking solutions has rolled out WAC6500 series which delivers industry-leading Wi-Fi performance with its innovative smart antenna design, offering more than 700 optimized signal patterns.
The Zyxel smart antenna consistently calculates the ideal physical-layer path for each individual client. This feature not only offers the best possible signal by shaping to various patterns. It also mitigates interference from other wireless clients.
Designed with smart antenna, the WAC6500 series provides dynamic signal patterns to deliver best service to every client. In addition, advanced Wi-Fi features such as load balancing and smart-client steering ensure a smooth, consistent, and uninterrupted wireless access experience for all users, making it an ideal choice for high density requirements.
The WAC6500 series is also easy to install with the Zyxel APFlex feature. While deploying large groups of WAC6500 series with AP controllers in place, APFlex allows streamline and hassle-free installation, simple switching between Managed/Standalone AP modes and automatic integration of APs into the network environment. When operating, DCS (dynamic channel selection) balances the AP channels to reduce signal interference.
The universal bracket of the series also allows for flexible ceiling track mounting in three simple steps, eliminating the need for special tools. The bracket width adjusts to fit a variety of ceiling track configurations, adapting to any building’s structure. Individual end user can easily install the access point, saving valuable time that could be better spent on deploying additional APs
Other salient features of the series include:
RF Specifications:
  • Support Data Rate
    WAC6503D-S and WAC6553D-E
    802.11n: up to 450 Mbps in MCS23 (40 MHz)
    802.11ac: up to 1300 Mbps in MCS9 (80 MHz)
    WAC6502D-E and WAC6502D-S
    802.11n: up to 300 Mbps in MCS15 (40 MHz)
    802.11ac: up to 866 Mbps in MCS9 (80 MHz)
  • 802.11n/ac premium features
    WAC6503D-S / WAC6553D-E 3×3 MIMO with three spatial streams
    WAC6502D-S / WAC6502D-E 2×2 MIMO with two spatial streams
    Maximal Ratio Combining (MRC)
    20-, 40- and 80-MHz channels
    Packet aggregation: A-MPDU (Tx/Rx), A-MSDU (Tx/Rx)
    Cyclic Delay Diversity (CSD) support
    Maximum Likelihood Demodulation (MLD) support
    Low-Density Parity Check (LDPC) support
  • Smart connect
    Discover neighbouring devices
    One-click remote management access to the neighbouring Zyxel devices
  • Zyxel AP configurator *2
    Batch AP configuration
    Batch AP firmware upgrade
    Batch AP profile backup