Zyxel announces new outdoor access point WAC6552D-S

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Zyxel will let Techzine know about the WAC6552D-S. It’s a weatherproof access point for wifi at busy outdoor locations. Among other things, the device complies with the IP67 standard, which means that WAC6552D-S is fully protected against dust and heavy rain.

The access point is equipped with a MIMO smart antenna, which can adapt to changes in the environment. This can be an advantage in different situations. Think, for example, of a caravan parked near the AP. Usually it’s fatal to the AP’s signal. However, the WAC6552D-S automatically adjusts its signal in this case to bypass obstacles, so that the best possible connection continues to be provided.

In addition, the AP supports the 802.11ac standard, complemented by the Zyxel design RF first. As a result, wireless speeds of up to 300 and 866 Mbps can be achieved for the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands respectively. On the device we find a Gigabit Ethernet port and a console port.

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Zyxel speaks of an access point that is easy to install and manage. This is due to the automatic switching between standalone mode and controller management, and the Zyxel ONE Network utility. The latter allows administrators to quickly assign IP addresses to multiple APs.

The WAC6552D-S comes with a mast mounting kit. Thanks to anti-interference technology, more than one device can be mounted on the same pole. This should avoid high costs as no additional poles need to be installed. The housing of the AP is 255 millimeters by 256 millimeters, and is 62 millimeters thick.

Zyxel supplies the new model for a recommended retail price of 475 euros excluding VAT.

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