Cloud-based network management alone does not ensure dynamic development – this constantly includes new functions and improvements. With the latest highlights from our cloud development, we show you what we mean by continuous development: At regular intervals, we incorporate new features into the LANCOM Management Cloud (LMC) to make your cloud experience and thus your daily work even more efficient. To use all the functions of the LANCOM Management Cloud, we always recommend using the latest LCOS release version.
Centralized port templates for optimized switch rollout
More convenience for network assignments to switch ports
Manual network assignments to switch ports could quickly become a challenge if you needed different port assignments for switches with the same number of ports at multiple locations. This is now remedied by extended, central templates, so-called port template groups. You can create, configure, and apply up to 50 different templates yourself for the networks and device models offered (e.g. 26-port model). Your previous port templates are initially assigned to the default group. You will find the port template groups under Networks > Selection of a network > Switches and can easily map them to your devices on the site level for even more "zero-touch".
Inspiration for your projects: Discover the new LMC website
With the LMC to more productivity, performance, and security!
We are pleased that you are using the LANCOM Management Cloud (LMC). With it, you benefit from:
- Maximum productivity: configuration adjustments, firmware updates, monitoring & rollouts are automated and efficient – you save an average of 75% in time.
- More performance and security: VPNs, VLANs, ports, and UTM rules are defined and rolled out centrally. You can also securely connect remote workstations in the shortest possible time.
- Immediate return on investment: Make efficient use of valuable resources such as manpower, time, and money. You can deploy new applications or optimize Wi-Fi infrastructures at the click of a mouse without expensive on-site visits.
We have summarized these and many other benefits and functions as well as customer references and awards on our relaunched LMC website. We invite you to use this value proposition to win further projects or to use the materials, customer references, and use cases listed here as inspiration to further develop your own network management concept.
Network extension & device setups within minutes
Benefit from pre-configurations and automatic site allocations
Are you already benefiting from "zero-touch deployment"? Minimize your workload, especially when integrating many new access points, as this is where the LMC really shows its strengths: activate the project-wide location allocation based on the device IP address and define an initial firmware for new devices under Project specifications > Device startup.
You can already register and configure your devices in advance via serial number and PIN independent of location – the LMC will then take care of everything else for you: if an Internet connection is established, your access points are automatically identified, assigned to a location, and immediately equipped with their pre-configuration.
You can find more tips for a fast, automated rollout in the Techpaper LMC Rollout.
Efficient, automated workflows with webhooks
Save time with alerts and notifications to external systems
From monitoring and troubleshooting to deployment and upgrades: As an administrator, you rely on a holistic view of all network activities to respond quickly. Using webhooks in the LMC saves you valuable time by flexibly communicating alerts and notifications to messaging services and automation tools when an event occurs.
Set up your webhooks for Slack or IFTTT, for example, under Project specifications > Alerts & Notifications > Webhooks and learn more in the Webhooks techpaper.
Two clicks to optimized Wi-Fi installations via the LMC
Save time, resources, and costs with ARC 2.0
Scan, apply, and roll out – that is all it takes to make your Wi-Fi more efficient, even at sites with data-intensive applications, high user densities, or interfering third-party external networks. LANCOM Active Radio Control 2.0 (ARC 2.0) does exactly that job for you!
After scanning the environment, the self-learning Wi-Fi optimization solution automatically takes into account the individual usage behavior of the Wi-Fi clients in your installation, predicts the expected Wi-Fi situation, and evaluates it using the ARC Index. Optimize your ARC Index and get the most out of your Wi-Fi installation!
Find out your personal ARC Index potential now! Tips for custom settings are provided in the ARC 2.0 techpaper.
Wi-Fi optimization with LANCOM Active Radio Control 2.0
Enabling the Wi-Fi you need!
Ensure optimal Wi-Fi for any network size at the push of a button – directly via the LMC! With the self-learning automation solution LANCOM Active Radio Control 2.0 (ARC 2.0), you can forecast the optimization potential of your Wi-Fi network based on learned usage behavior. For this purpose, ARC 2.0 analyzes existing multiple channel occupancies, taking into account external networks and access point densities. In this way, you receive a clear comparison of the actual radio field situation with a preview of the expected network status after adjustment. Clicking on "Apply optimization" sets the most suitable channels and channel widths to automatically adjust transmitting powers and provide radio capacity where it is needed. Detailed ARC 2.0 settings such as prioritization, reservation, or exclusion of access points or channels can be made for access points as of LCOS LX 6.10 and other devices as of LCOS 10.72 under Sites > Site selection > ARC 2.0. Learn more about ARC 2.0 in this tech paper and try it out right away!
Find more information on features of LMC software releases up to version 1.00.116.0 in our Archive document Release Notes.
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