Wi-Fi access points for SMMEs and startups

September 2019 Products, IT infrastructure

With new and emerging technology becoming available every day, many small businesses can find it challenging to keep up. There are always new mobile devices and cloud-based applications like Microsoft 365 that change the way you connect with customers, suppliers and staff. Wi-Fi is the foundation for these new technologies which means that you need a tailored, purpose-built Wi-Fi solution to keep your business connected.

There are many tough tasks facing small businesses, like setting up a new payroll system or choosing the best point-of-sale solution – finding the best Wi-Fi for your business should be easy. Aruba offers in-room wireless with desktop and wall-mounted options that are designed to deliver seamless Wi-Fi connectivity suited for boutique hotels, specialised medical offices and in-office collaboration spaces. This technology allows employees, guests and customers to access a reliable network connection for everything they do.

Aruba Instant On access points offer ultra-fast performance and built-in security that’s ideal for today’s business-ready apps and devices. They boast fast 802.11ac Wave 2, secure employee and guest access as well as free easy-to-use web and mobile app management. Suitable for outdoor and indoor applications and employing smart mesh and 2X2 MU-MIMO technology, the devices allow for running separate guest and employee Wi-Fi networks.

The AP17 outdoor access point is ideal for expanding coverage and signal strength for any wireless network. The outdoor-rated enclosure is designed for harsh outdoor conditions such as high and low temperatures, rain or high winds. This allows you to extend quality Wi-Fi to outdoor seating areas in restaurants and cafés, or patios and swimming pools in boutique hotels.

The AP15 model is designed for small business deployments with high traffic and increased performance demands like high-tech startups, animation and design firms or co-working spaces. It’s built for high-density workplaces where mobile is preferred and the increasing number of endpoints, cloud apps, and higher volumes of data must be able to deliver the performance that keeps employees and devices working at their best.

To create a memorable guest experience, Aruba lets you create a customised guest access page to show off your brand. The Instant On AP12 is designed for medium-density, small business environments like medical offices, cafés, restaurants and boutique hotels. It also delivers Wi-Fi that keeps business and visitor traffic separate to make sure the network is always secure.

Also available is the AP11, which offers Wi-Fi that works right out of the box for small retail stores and home offices. The warranty and support that come with this device allow companies to focus on growing their business.

The Instant On mobile app delivers complete control from the palm of your hand, allowing you to set up, monitor and manage your Wi-Fi network from anywhere, at any time, without licence or subscription fees. It allows you to:

• Add additional access points to your network with an easy mesh setup.

• Get a personalised view for all of your locations, whether you are a reseller managing multiple sites or a small retail owner.

• Create and manage separate guest and employee networks.

For the same easy-to-use features on a bigger screen, Aruba offers cloud-based access that lets you manage your network from the browser of your choice, from anywhere. There are also no licence or subscription fees for this service.

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