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NETGEAR is broadening its 802.11ac wireless product portfolio for businesses with the next-generation NETGEAR ProSAFE Premium 802.11ac 4x4 Wave 2 Wireless Access Point (WAC740). It features 802.11ac Wave 2 with MU-MIMO technology and Multi-Gigabit 2.5G Ethernet.


The ProSAFE 4x4 WAC740 Access Point delivers high performance with maximum client density for enterprises and organizations requiring ubiquitous and reliable wireless for all business applications, especially seamless video streaming. Based on Wave 2 802.11ac Wi-Fi, the WAC740 AP operates with Multi-User MIMO for more efficient use of RF spectrum frequency and capacity, and can achieve combined throughput up to 2.3Gbps — 600Mbps for the 2.4GHz channel and 1.7Gbps at 5GHz. Wave 2 802.11ac Wi-Fi also offers more robust signal encoding for improved signal integrity, and supports a fourth data stream for greater performance and more reliable wireless coverage. The WAC740 Access Point comes with integrated 802.3at Power over Ethernet (PoE+) support or power adapter as accessory to maximize flexibility in deployment. The WAC740 can operate either with two bonded 1G Ethernet connections or with its single Multi-Gigabit 2.5G Ethernet port that when connected to a 2.5Gbps-capable switch (such as the NETGEAR ProSAFE M4200 Intelligent Edge Series) allows the Wi-Fi to reach its full potential through a single wire.


“Our customers are looking for ultra-robust, reliable wireless solutions that leverage the improved performance enabled by the latest 802.11ac Wi-Fi technology, and which make it easy for them to add more users to their networks quickly and in denser deployment scenarios,” said Marthesh Nagendra, Country Manager, India and SAARC, NETGEAR.


“Resellers and systems integrators who are searching for cost-effective solutions for their business customers will especially appreciate the overall value offered by our ProSAFE WAC740 Wave 2 Wi-Fi Access Point in terms of performance, scalability, reliability, easy management, and warranty coverage.”


The NETGEAR ProSAFE Premium Business 802.11ac 4x4 Wave 2 Wireless-AC Access Point (WAC740) has an MRP of Rs.42,000. It will become generally available this month through authorized NETGEAR partners and other reseller channels and e-commerce sites. Regional variance may apply to the final pricing for end-customers, depending on the reseller and bundled offerings.