The Aruba AP-228 is a unique entry in their line of WiFi APs, illustrating their dedication to providing options for every form of business. The AP-228 is a ruggedized indoor AP, designed specifically for use in locations such as warehouses and sports stadiums where there's a higher-than-average chance of the AP taking physical damage. Additionally, it features a wider than normal range of operating temperatures (-40° F to +140° F) so it can be deployed into areas which may lack climate control systems.
Few other indoor APs offer this type of functionality, making the AP-228 a perfect solution when your usage profile requires an indoor access point which is far tougher than average.
However, its toughness does not come at any performance cost. It includes both 2.4ghz 802.11n and 5ghz 802.11ac radios, in a 3x3 MIMO array, with a maximum theoretical speed of 1.3ghz. External antenna connectors allow you to specifically shape its coverage area to fit your needs, while preventing the coverage bubble from escaping the desired zone. (External antennas are sold separately.) Best-in-class radio spectrum management and cellular radio coexistence systems allow peak performance, even in dense radio environments.
As with other Aruba APs, you also get unparalleled choice in how you deploy, configure, and use AP-228 units. Depending on your needs, they can operate as part of a centrally-controlled network, as independent controllerless devices, as part of a mesh network, or even as a standalone wireless intrusion detection system. The AP-228 also allows for VPN tunneling, further expanding usage profiles. This repurposability allows Aruba to offer ROI which goes substantially beyond the competition.
As a specialty device, the Aruba AP-228 is hard to beat. Is it the right choice for your operation, in areas which call for a rugged build? Contact Hummingbird Networks today for a full consultation on Aruba networking.