With the increasing penetration of IoT devices, the demand for stable coverage from Wi-Fi systems also increases: it is clear that a" smart " light bulb or sensor can not achieve a stable wireless connection, and it is easier to put an additional access point, sometimes even with a margin. IOT penetration into business processes will lead to the fact that integrators will have to provide Wi-Fi coverage where it was not planned due to several sensors or “smart” devices.
You will probably install expensive equipment connected by wire connections to the core switch of your network in sales rooms, meeting rooms, and conference rooms, but will you also bother for the sake of temperature sensors in the basement? All your configuration in such places will most likely be reduced to segmenting the network separately for people and separately for smart devices, and the speed and latency requirements will be minimal.
For such tasks, where you just need a good Wi-Fi coverage, and no one will bother laying cables, we use low-cost Mesh kits, such as IP-Com offers in the EW9 series. This is a set of Mesh access points of the AC1200 11ac Wave 2 standard. As befits such devices, the kit can connect directly to the Internet, bypassing the router or gateway, so that to work on a remote object, it only needs a wire from the provider, and better - two, since Dual WAN technology is supported. The second WAN can be your internal network if you set up static routing.
From the threshold of the IP-Com access point, EW9 pleases with its versatility: well, where else will you find the ability to mount to the ceiling, to the mast, and even to the table in one device? Let’s open one of the nodes and see what kind of antennas allow us to achieve such versatility?