No matter in which environment it is used, a wireless network must be reliable! This includes not only high availability, stability, and performance in your Wi-Fi, but also the exact configuration according to your requirements and wishes – ensuring long-lasting trouble-free operation. This is how a wireless network becomes a worry-free network. And we tackle it with you.
Whether Wi-Fi outdoors, e.g. in the form of WLAN solutions for campsites, indoors as classic business Wi-Fi, or particularly resilient Wi-Fi in industrial or high-density environments – LANCOM access points and antennas stand out due to their high quality, extensive functions, flexible management, and high investment security. Regular free software updates and numerous software upgrade options, as well as our in-house technical manufacturer support, ensure a stable Wi-Fi for years to come.
Network administration is a very dynamic and reactive field: An IT network must always be up to date in order to keep pace in terms of security and performance and to be able to adapt agilely to changes. Particularly in Wi-Fi environments, users notice any disruptions and quality losses immediately. But how do you ensure that the Wi-Fi is stable and secure? And what is needed for optimal Wi-Fi coverage of a site?
Professional Wi-Fi: Hints and tricks
If the company’s WLAN "is bad", there can be various reasons for this.
In the following video, you'll find all the information you need about the optimum basic requirements for your WLAN and possible troubleshooting measures for networks that have already been installed:
Optimize Wi-Fi at the push of a button
Put an end to inefficient radio fields, channel conflicts, unfavorable transmitting powers, and other interference in the corporate Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi optimization no longer requires many hours of effort, fiercly contested expert know-how, and high costs.
LANCOM Active Radio Control™ 2.0 evaluates and optimizes WLAN installations on the basis of real usage data. The automated, holistic, and self-learning Wi-Fi optimization solution is an integral part of the WLAN management in the LANCOM Management Cloud.
“The sound planning and implementation of a professional Wi-Fi according to the needs of the companies contributes to providing a reliable and secure wireless IT network connection. If the number of devices with their data transfer requirements exceeds the capacity of the IT network, the performance suffers, the susceptibility to interference increases and work processes are slowed down or even interrupted. Data loss and economic damage such as loss of productivity and revenue are the consequences. Outdated IT networks with low radio frequencies can no longer meet the growing data transfer challenges and quickly turn into bottlenecks.” – techconsult survey from 2023
Our portfolio of high-quality LANCOM WLAN access points has been designed with a wide range of bandwidth, workload, and environmental challenges in mind. See the strongest features of the LANCOM WLAN portfolio at a glance:
Wide frequency band spectrum of 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz, and 6 GHz, ranging from dual-radio to tri-band operation (Wi-Fi 4, Wi-Fi 5, and Wi-Fi 6 / Wi-Fi 6E)
Integrated Wireless ePaper technology for digital signage, such as displays, electronic room signage, Electronic Shelf Labels (ESL), and more
Due to its wire-free nature, wireless LAN allows projects and scenarios to be realized that would not be possible otherwise: Best Wi-Fi reception despite high end device density at events, trade fairs, or in stadiums, WLAN in demanding environments, such as dusty industrial halls, cold stores, or stormy mountains, or the profitable use of innovative WLAN technologies for advertising, location-based services, or optimization purposes – LANCOM access points meet every requirement and give you maximum freedom of decision and design when setting up your network.
Dive into the versatile portfolio of LANCOM wireless LAN solutions!
Wireless networking indoors
A classic but quite demanding requirement is the best possible Wi-Fi coverage of indoor areas. Whether it's contorted offices, large halls, retail spaces, or classrooms – every building complex has its own special features that require an individual WLAN infrastructure.
Wireless networking of very large user groups in dense radio fields
The number of WLAN-enabled devices has been growing steadily for years. This is accompanied by an increase in the volume of data to be transmitted due to ever more data-intensive applications. To meet these demands, it is often necessary to increase the density of access points. In such high-density environments, which often occur in educational institutions, event venues, sports stadiums, or in urban areas, clever Wi-Fi coverage and high-performance dual-concurrent or tri-band devices are essential to increase network efficiency. This way, you retain control over your Wi-Fi quality – even in high-traffic wireless networks and when numerous IoT sensors are added on top.
Especially high-density environments with many Wi-Fi clients and IoT devices require Wi-Fi solutions that relieve the radio field and maintain efficiency. The new WLAN standard Wi-Fi 6E offers the latest and most powerful solution approach by using the 6 GHz frequency band. In Europe, the frequency range between 5.925 and 6.425 gigahertz opens up 480 additional MHz and thus 6 additional 80-MHz channels or 3 additional 160-MHz channels that are currently reserved purely for Wi-Fi applications.
The high-throughput Wi-Fi 6E access points LANCOM LX-6500 and LANCOM LX-6500E thus enable a true VIP feeling in Wi-Fi: Modern Wi-Fi 6E clients and bandwidth-hungry applications such as video streaming can operate unrivaled in the 6 GHz band without being disturbed by Wi-Fi 5 or Wi-Fi 4 clients. Tri-band operation in all frequency bands still maintains full flexibility, with transmission rates of up to 4,800 Mbps in 6 GHz and parallel up to 2,400 Mbps in 5 GHz and up to 1,150 Mbps in 2.4 GHz. Operated with 2.5 G and PoE++ (IEEE 802.3bt Type 1 - Type 4) such as by the LANCOM GS-3528XUP, the Wi-Fi 6E access points unfold their full potential: Channel widths of 20, 40, 80, as well as 160 MHz are supported with 4 streams. Experience a faster, more stable Wi-Fi with the lowest latencies and highest capacities to date!
Wireless networking in the open
Accessibility and networking should not be restricted by extreme temperatures or weather conditions. With outdoor access points and the right accessories, such as external antennas from LANCOM, they won't be. Whether you want to supply outdoor storage areas, campsites, or remote locations, such as mountain stations with WLAN, or you want to set up far-reaching point-to-point and point-to-multipoint links – the robust LANCOM portfolio for outdoor Wi-Fi makes even ambitious outdoor projects possible.
Would you like a non-binding discussion about the ideal WLAN equipment for your outdoor network? Then feel free to make an individual appointment.
Wireless networking in harsh industrial environments
The IT infrastructure of companies does not stop at production sites with high mechanical influences or high temperatures. Access points in this performance class are characterized by their robust metal housings and their extended temperature range. LANCOM industrial access points are ideally suited for such demanding conditions and ensure stable communication.
Take a look at the LANCOM industrial access point range or feel free to contact us!
Digital displays with wireless connection
Wireless ePaper Displays have long been used for more than just eReaders. In the business sector, digital displays are primarily used for rapid information transfer, standardization, and automation. For example, companies today appear professional and modern with electronic price labels (electronic shelf labels, ESL for short), digital room signage (e.g. digital door signs) and ePaper displays in warehouses and sales areas (e.g. digital signage advertising spaces, digital shelf labels, electronic menus, and much more). The resulting centrally managed settings can be rolled out to all desired displays almost in real time, thus, optimizing important business processes.
One size doesn't fit all
Our customers come from all kinds of industries and often require wireless local area networks that are perfectly tailored to their needs. Industry-specific requirements often have to be considered: While advertising-supporting and process-optimizing WLAN options are particularly important in the retail sector, the best service and optimal workflows are what count in the hospitality industry. On the other hand, educational institutions and the medical sector attach particular importance to digitization gains in daily work and to reliability, high availability, and security. Public authorities and administrative institutions also place top priority on data protection and IT security and can also benefit from digital citizen services.
Planning is king: No two locations are alike. Seemingly insignificant spatial conditions, such as furniture, wall thickness, building materials, and also people, end devices, and external radio sources have a direct impact on the quality of your Wi-Fi. That's why it is crucial that the manufacturer offers the perfect equipment for every requirement on the one hand and supports you in selecting the right products for you on the other when planning a WLAN.
Would you like to know as quickly and clearly as possible which LANCOM access points are best suited for your specific case? Then please feel free to use our decision-making aid for selecting the right WLAN equipment!
When deciding on access points, criteria, such as environmental and installation conditions, single- or dual-radio operation, required frequency bands and channel widths, internal or external antennas, can be decisive, but also a certain price segment, necessary special approvals, or desired technical features, such as 2x2 or 4x4 MU-MIMO. With the Wi-Fi Access Point Matchmaker, you can find the suitable devices with just a few answers to the right questions:
With our white paper portfolio on the Wi-Fi 5, Wi-Fi 6, and Wi-Fi 6E WLAN standards, you are always up to date! In addition, our team of experts will be happy to advise you as always!
Always ensure the best possible transmission and reception quality and keep it stable. Maintaining an overview in the network, even when it is constantly growing. Always being up-to-date and securing all networks perfectly. IT administration is a demanding job that sometimes feels like carrying the world on your shoulders.
It's nice when a professional management tool makes the job easier! WLAN management can be pleasant, convenient, and clear: With the LANCOM Management Cloud, you can keep an eye on your Wi-Fi performance at all times and from anywhere, and manage your entire network automatically and centrally in a modern, graphically appealing, user-oriented interface.
Maintaining high Wi-Fi quality is just as easy with us at your side: LANCOM WLAN Anomaly Detection compares current metrics, such as channel load, noise, transmission quality, WLAN users, and 5 GHz channel availability, with pre-set target values. The administrator is then immediately alerted when a threshold is exceeded. This allows you to react quickly and proactively to potential faults and perform targeted troubleshooting.
Do you also want such heavenly WLAN management and monitoring? Then dive into the world of the LANCOM Management Cloud and improve your Wi-Fi performance!