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TP-Link Expands the Omada Business Solution with Wi-Fi 6 Access Points

TP-Link, the leading provider of networking products that power small and medium businesses, today announced its new High-Performance Wi-Fi 6 Wireless Dual-Band Ceiling Mount Access Points: EAP660 HD, EAP620 HD . Adding Omada Wi-Fi 6 access points to a business network extends capacity and increases speed for more connected devices.

Wi-Fi 6 — Faster, Smarter, Unstoppable
Wi-Fi 6 (also known as 802.11ax Wi-Fi or AX Wi-Fi) is the newest Wi-Fi standard. Compared with its predecessor Wi-Fi 5 (11ac Wi-Fi), Wi-Fi 6 combines two industry leading and innovative technologies — OFDMA and 1024-QAM — to improve speed, increase efficiency, and reduce congestion in high-density environments.

OFDMA
OFDMA is used to significantly increase efficiency. For analogy, Wi-Fi connections can be seen as a line of trucks delivering data packets to users’ devices. With 802.11ac Wi-Fi, each truck could only deliver one parcel (“data packet”) to one device at a time. With OFDMA, however, each truck delivers multiple packets to multiple devices simultaneously.

1024-QAM
With 1024-QAM, each symbol carries 10 bits rather than 8 bits, improving raw speeds by 25% compared to 802.11ac 256-QAM. Users can now watch Netflix at home or Twitch live streams from their computers – with 1024-QAM, streaming just got that much better.

Omada SDN
Omada’s Software Defined Networking (SDN) platform integrates network devices including access points, switches, gateways, providing 100% centralized cloud management to create a highly scalable network—all controlled from a single interface. Omada SDN is designed to solve problems when deployment in a traditional network is complicated, difficult to maintain, and difficult to expand horizontally.

Omada Wi-Fi 6 access points provide high-performance connectivity for any business experiencing growing numbers of IoT and mobility requirements. OFDMA increases the number of connected devices and improves transmission efficiency in high-density environments by assigning channels to more devices. The Omada SDN solution builds a secure infrastructure with stronger encryption and authentication provided by the latest version of WPA (WPA3) for enterprise networks.

Wi-Fi Deployment in High-Density Environments
As indicated by Omada Wi-Fi 6 access points’ product names (e.g., EAP660 HD) “HD” refers to “High-Density.” Omada APs are equipped with enterprise chipsets, dedicated antennas, advanced RF functions, and auto channel selection and power adjustment—all for high-concurrency capacity in high-density environments such as classrooms, malls, stadiums, and manufacturing facilities. The latest Omada Wi-Fi 6 access points are capable of connecting up to 1,000 clients.*

Flexible Operation and Management
Flexible operation and management are ensured with Zero-Touch Provisioning integrated into the Omada SDN solution. 100% centralized cloud management makes Omada access points, switches, and gateways all controllable from a single interface anywhere, anytime.

This next-gen Wi-Fi technology is faster than ever before, with quadrupled capacity for network connections compared with Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac). This exciting new addition to the TP-Link Omada business Wi-Fi solution family sets a new bar for capacity and performance.

Availability
Omada High Performance Wi-Fi 6 Dual-Band Multi-Gigabit Ceiling Mount Access Points EAP660 HD (1148 Mbps (2.4 GHz) + 2400 Mbps (5 GHz))  is available now and EAP620 HD (574 Mbps (2.4 GHz) + 1200 Mbps (5 GHz)) will be available soon.

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Chris Fernando

Chris N. Fernando is an experienced media professional with over two decades of journalistic experience. He is the Editor of Arabian Reseller magazine, the authoritative guide to the regional IT industry. Follow him on Twitter (@chris508) and Instagram (@chris2508).

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