Extreme Networks (formerly Zebra / Motorola) AP 8232 802.11ac Access PointDiscontinued Replaced by: Direct Replacement Not Available - Contact Us For Suggested Replacement
Zebra (formerly Motorola / Symbol) AP 8232 802.11ac Access Point
A NEW LEVEL OF BANDWIDTH, PERFORMANCE AND FLEXIBILITY
Every day, more of your workers are using more mobile devices to stay connected to the people and information they need to get the job done fast — and right. At the same time, mobile applications are becoming bandwidth-heavy: video calls are replacing voice calls and today’s data applications are often rich with multimedia. As a result, there are more devices and more traffic constantly pressuring the performance of your wireless LAN.
Now, with the AP 8232 access point, you can easily accommodate the growing number of mobile devices as well as increasing mobile application complexity, with a performance boost capable of delivering data at desktop speeds. The AP 8232’s next generation 1.3Gbps 802.11ac radio empowers your network with fifth generation Wi-Fi — up to four times the speed of 802.11n — while its 802.11n radio ensures backward compatibility with every mobile device in use in your operation today. Add a modular design that supports a wide range of additional capabilities through plug and play modules — from 3G/4G/LTE redundant backhaul to intrusion protection — and you have a multi-function access point that supercharges your WLAN with a new level of capacity, a new level of performance and a new level of flexibility.
UNMATCHED BANDWIDTH FOR UNMATCHED NETWORK AND APPLICATION PERFORMANCE
802.11ac technology builds on advances of 802.11n, offering up to four times the bandwidth through additional technology advancements. Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) enables data to be sent in multiple streams (known as “spatial streams”) to a single device simultaneously to better utilize bandwidth. While MIMO exists in both 802.11n and 802.11ac, the bandwidth per spatial stream is nearly tripled, increasing from 150Mbps in 802.11n to 433Mbps. In addition, interference from 2.4 GHz devices is finally eliminated. Since 802.11ac operates only in the 5 GHz band, Bluetooth® headsets, microwave ovens and more will no longer impact Wi-Fi network performance.
The result? Your WLAN can support an unprecedented number of users and applications — including voice and video — allowing you to confidently deploy Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiatives as well as empower new workgroups with mobile devices and new mobile applications. As you add users and increase the volume of data travelling over your WLAN, you get the peace of mind that comes from knowing your network is ready and waiting.
The AP 8232 secures all your wireless transmissions, ensuring compliance with the government or industry regulations your business may be subjected to, such as HIPAA in healthcare and PCI in retail. Your network is protected every second of every day with comprehensive integrated security features that include layer 2-7 stateful packet filtering firewall, AAA RADIUS services, wireless intrusion protection system (IPS), VPN gateway and location-based access control. The AP 8232 also brings a new level of simplicity and cost-efficiency to dedicated wireless IPS sensor networks for rogue detection. Just snap on a module to allow the AP 8232 to also function as a dedicated wireless IPS sensor. There is no need to purchase and deploy standalone hardware, and no need to run additional power or Ethernet cabling.
EASY MIGRATION TO 5TH GENERATION 802.11ac WI-FI
The dual radio AP 8232 provides the simplest path to next generation Wi-Fi. The 802.11ac radio provides all the technology advantages of 802.11ac and readies you to take advantage of new mobile devices, while the 802.11n radio ensures support for all existing mobile devices — including 2.4 GHz clients. The radios work together to allow you to migrate to 802.11ac at your own pace — and without the high cost of “rip and replace”.
VOICE, LOCATIONING AND GUEST ACCESS
The AP 8232 supports Voice over wireless LAN (VoWLAN) quality of service (QoS), ensuring toll-quality even with many simultaneous calls on a single access point. In addition, you can leverage locationing services to locate and track people and assets, as well as control network and application access. You can also ensure that users are only able to access authorized networks, sites and applications, making it easy to provide hotspot and guest access.
The innovative modular architecture of the AP 8232 allows you to add new capabilities by simply snapping on up to two modules to the base. For example, add 3G/4G/LTE backhaul to ensure network uptime in the event of a wired network outage. Enable an AP 8232 to also function as a dedicated wireless intrusion protection sensor for superior security. A light sensor can detect when the lights are off and workers have gone home, automatically powering the access point down into low power mode. This sensor not only helps you improve your company’s “green” score, it also helps you save money by reducing access point power consumption by as much as 50 percent when your business is closed. And in the future, new modules will be available to connect with your other sensor networks, such as RFID and temperature, as well as IP cameras to increase facility security. The result is a new level of cost-efficiency for your technology infrastructure. You no longer need to run separate network and power cabling to add new functionalities to improve your operations — you can simply leverage the wireless infrastructure you already own.
THE ZEBRA ADVANTAGE: A TURBOBOOST FOR PERFORMANCE AND SUPERIOR SCALABILITY
Since the AP 8232 802.11ac Access Point is part of our WiNG 5 family of WLAN infrastructure, it is “network aware”, able to work in concert with all other Zebra WiNG 5 controllers and access points to define the route that will enable the fastest and most robust path for every transmission. And since the AP 8232 can be adopted by our controllers for easy centralized management, your network is easy to scale. No matter how many access points and controllers you need, or where in the world they are located, you can deploy, monitor, troubleshoot and manage them all from a single location.
SUPPORT SERVICES BRING OUR EXPERTISE RIGHT TO YOUR DOOR
A respected leader in enterprise mobility, Zebra provides services that allow you to benefit from the experience we’ve gained from working around the globe with many of the world’s leading companies in practically every vertical market. Our family of services can help you get and keep your WLAN up and running at peak performance by providing the assistance you need at every phase of network lifecycle — from planning and implementation to post-deployment everyday support. Not only can we help you tailor your network to meet your specific needs, we can also help you reduce risk, lower your capital investment and reduce operational costs.
- Dual radio 802.11ac/802.11n
Provides an easy upgrade path to 5th generation 1.3Gbps Wi-Fi for unmatched performance and capacity, with continuing support for all existing Wi-Fi client devices (2.4 GHz/5 GHz)
- 3-spatial stream 3X3 MIMO access point
Delivers maximum throughput to support virtually any enterprise application, including voice and HD video
- Standard 802.3af/at
Simplifies and reduces total cost of installation using standard Power-over-Ethernet (PoE)
- Standard USB Interface for module attachments
Provides virtually limitless possibilities for applications through an innovative design that accepts up to two module attachments, one on either side of the base
- Load balancing, pre-emptive roaming and rate scaling
Increases reliability and resilience of the wireless network to support mission critical applications
- Gap-free security
Protects your network 24x7x365 with integrated security features; snap on a module for dedicated wireless IPS sensing — no standalone hardware, power cabling or Ethernet cabling required
- Wireless Intrusion Protection module
Snap on a sensor module for dedicated wireless instrusion protection.
- Environmental light sensor module
Snap-on sensor detects light in the installed environment. Information can be used to automatically power down the access point when the office is closed to reduce power consumption and cost.
- 4G backhaul module
LTE backhaul module provides primary or redundant failover WAN connectivity over the 4G LTE broadband network for superior network resiliency. (Sierra Wireless 313U Support)