Huawei has unveiled its AirEngine Wi-Fi 6 series products, including 10 new Wi-Fi 6 access point (AP) models.
These new offerings were announced at the company’s 2020 product and solution launch event in London last week.
Huawei highlighted that these new products are ideally suited to help enterprises step into the fully wireless campus era.
The flagship AirEngine 8760 AP delivers an air-interface data rate of up to 10.75 Gbps. This AP achieves an air-interface data rate of over 10 Gbps, setting a new benchmark for Wi-Fi 6 products, Huawei said.
At the event, Huawei launched three series of products: AirEngine 8700, AirEngine 6700, and AirEngine 5700, covering an extensive range of indoor and outdoor application scenarios. The company said that these series will significantly improve network experience in the following scenarios:
-High-density terminal access scenarios, such as office spaces, conference rooms, stadiums, terminal buildings, and stations
-High-definition (HD) video application scenarios, such as virtual reality/augmented reality (VR/AR) teaching and 4K/8K video conferencing
-Campus-wide mobile production scenarios, such as Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV) robots
-IoT and Wi-Fi convergence scenarios, such as shopping malls, supermarkets, and smart campuses
-Outdoor public network service scenarios, such as plazas and streets
In order to help enterprises connect key services to Wi-Fi networks, Huawei AirEngine Wi-Fi 6 uses smart antennas for more stable coverage. Compared with other Wi-Fi 6 products in the industry, Huawei AirEngine Wi-Fi 6 doubles the signal strength, delivers 20% greater coverage distance, and ensures no signal degradation at the edge, the vendor said.
“We believe that wireless upgrades to Wi-Fi 6 will bring substantial changes to enterprises’ digital transformation journey, which differ greatly from previous Wi-Fi generations. Huawei has applied its leading 5G technologies to the latest AirEngine Wi-Fi 6 products that already integrate the most advanced antennas, algorithms, and networking technologies in the industry. Huawei AirEngine Wi-Fi 6 helps enterprises build a high-quality wireless campus network,” said Zhao Zhipeng, president of the campus network domain of Huawei’s datacom product line. “We expect that this high-quality Wi-Fi 6 campus network can truly help enterprises to accelerate digital transformation in office, production, and service scenarios, while improving efficiency and experience. In the future, we will continue to innovate together with customers to create a fully-connected, intelligent, and simplified campus network that is powered by AirEngine, accelerating the entry into the fully wireless campus era as soon as possible.”
In enterprise office scenarios, Huawei noted that its AirEngine product will accelerate smart offices. Employees will shift from traditional communication via voice and text at fixed workspaces to more efficient collaboration with HD video and multi-screen interaction at any location, the Chinese vendor added.