Delivering a good wireless LAN service that stands up to the demands of connecting users to the latest high bandwidth applications is not easy. The latest BYOD (Bring Your Own Device), mobility and 3G Wi-Fi tablet and smart phone technology all present scalability, manageability and functionality challenges to business Wi-Fi installations. To enable businesses to addressing these challenges ZyXEL has developed the NXC2500, an all-in-one, intelligent Wireless LAN Controller. The ZyXEL NXC2500 is designed to provide resellers and businesses with a solution that works as an AP planning, deployment, monitoring and maintenance solution while offering management, authentication and guest access within an all-in-one device.
The ZyXEL NXC2500 Wireless LAN Controller supports the management of the ZyXEL Unified, Unified Pro and NWA5000 Managed Series of Access Points to provide complete wireless LAN functions for the business. As standard the ZyXEL NXC2500 supports the initial management of 8 APs and provides scalability with a maximum supported total up to 24 APs, the “pay-as-you-grow” principle provides reassurance and future proofing for small and medium-sized businesses, hotels and educational institutes to implement secured, centralized wireless LAN networks.
Visualized AP Planning and WLAN Health Management
Efficiently estimating the number of APs needed and fast deployment of stable, high quality Wi-Fi coverage are two unavoidable challenges for every WLAN installation scenario. Monitoring and maintaining the health of the wireless network after deployment is equally important and usually can consume a lot of effort. In order to simplify the planning, deploying and maintaining, the ZyXEL Wireless Optimizer works in unison with the NXC2500. The Wireless Optimizer provides a pre-installation AP planning function and after installation delivers innovation that allows your WLAN Access points to act as Wi-Fi sensors to perform coverage detection that simplifies and speeds up deployment. The AP Wi-Fi sensor also provides a wireless quality index, and can be visualized into the Wi-Fi quality MAP within the Wireless Optimizer Application, where the maintenance and optimization of the Wi-Fi deployment is no longer an “invisible” and incredibly complicated challenge.