Luxul recently released the next generation to its flagship XWC-1000 wireless controller: the XWC-2000 wireless controller.
The new controller utilizes Luxul’s Roam Assist technology “to ensure the active roaming of mobile client devices and simple deployment of up to 32 wireless access points for large installations,” according to the company announcement.
In wireless networks that utilize more than one wireless access point, the XWC-2000’s Roam Assist technology ensures that mobile devices are always connected to the best one for the highest performance.
This allows users to move freely throughout their offices, schools, hotels and other commercial settings without intermittent audio and slow Wi-Fi speeds.
Newly deployed access points are automatically added for plug-and-play installation and the controller installs in minutes using a setup wizard.
How XWC-2000 Helps Integrators
The XWC-2000 is compatible with these existing AP models: XAP-1610, XAP-1510, XAP-810, XAP-1240, and XAP-1440 — and future Luxul access points (excluding bridging access points) — allowing installers to mix and match to meet the needs of each project.
“Fast roaming doesn’t improve network performance and many people don’t even realize that a sticky device problem exists,” said Mike Grubb, VP of marketing at Luxul, in the company announcement. “With the introduction of our next-gen controller, we’re educating dealers on the differences in performance between a fast roaming solution and active roaming.
“With Roam Assist, support for up to 32 APs, and an easy-to-use setup wizard that allows SSIDs to be pushed to all connected APs, the XWC-2000 stands out from the pack, bringing active roaming and installation simplicity to large networks,” he said.
The XWC-2000 is now available and shipping to dealers.
Luxul launched what company officials called “an epic storm of networking solutions” earlier this year at ISE 2019 in Amsterdam—including the XWC-2000—and will be featured prominently in Legrand’s booth at CEDIA 2019 in Denver next month.