LANCOM Active Radio Control 2.0

Automated, self-learning Wi-Fi optimization

Optimize Wi-Fi at the push of a button

Automated adjustment suggestions based on real usage data

Network administrators face the challenge of configuring wireless networks in such a way that availability and capacity are guaranteed at all times. Channel conflicts, incorrect transmitting power, or interference from third-party networks often lead to considerable losses in capacity.

LANCOM Active Radio Control 2.0 is the answer to increasingly complex networks coupled with increasing cost pressure and a shortage of IT specialists: The self-learning automation solution optimizes Wi-Fi installations on the basis of real usage data and minimizes the workload for IT administrators. As a true market first in Wi-Fi optimization, LANCOM Active Radio Control 2.0 is patent-pending and offers the best possible user experience for every scenario: from office, hotel, or hospital Wi-Fi to large-scale installations in stadiums and event arenas. For easy, automatic Radio Resource Management (RRM).

LANCOM ARC 2.0 in operation

In our techpaper you will learn all about the functionality and operation of LANCOM Active Radio Control 2.0. This will give you a detailed overview of LANCOM's unique Wi-Fi optimization solution, as well as all included RRM functions (Radio Resource Management), and helpful hints for user-defined settings such as learning and prioritizing of access points.

Techpaper LANCOM Active Radio Control 2.0

Active Radio Control 2.0 – The advantages at a glance

Self-learning optimization automation with clever consideration of external networks and access point density (automated Radio Resource Management, or RRM)

Detailed, individual settings incl. possibility of prioriti­zation and exclusion of access points, exclusion of channels, etc.

Growing solution with no upper limit on the number of access points for any network size from small networks to enterprise WLANs

Clear and risk-free preliminary forecast of optimization measures incl. improvement potential scale up to 100%

No additional costs: Wi-Fi optimization integrated in LANCOM Management Cloud licenses of access points

LANCOM Active Radio Control 2.0 Wi-Fi optimization

Demand-driven capacities based on learned usage behavior

LANCOM Active Radio Control 2.0 (ARC 2.0) now radically simplifies the optimization of Wi-Fi networks. Based on computer-based learning, the cloud-based solution uses real usage data to calculate the best configuration in each case to improve your wireless LAN. Administrators can choose between three optimization schemes, depending on the density of access points, or opt for auto mode.

A dashboard visualizes both the actual state, including existing multiple channel occupancies from third-party networks, and a simulation of the predicted optimized network. The before-and-after comparison makes potential improvements visible at a glance and allows risk-free testing of the optimization options. Administrators thus retain full control at all times. As soon as the optimization should be adopted, one click is all it takes to automatically adjust the configurations.

The result: Channel conflicts are resolved, external networks are taken into account, channel widths and transmission powers are automatically optimized, and available capacities are provided where they are needed based on the learned usage behavior. In other words: a best-in-class Radio Resource Management (RRM) automation solution.

Reduced costs by up to 99% for Wi-Fi set up and optimization

Whether or not your WLAN installation has already been implemented using a Wi-Fi coverage tool, LANCOM Active Radio Control 2.0 will get the best out of your Wi-Fi nonetheless. This applies to many decentralized locations, such as in retail settings, as well as to large campus WLAN networks. LANCOM Active Radio Control 2.0 reduces the administration costs for setting up and optimizing WLANs by up to 99%.

In the retail segment, the potential savings multiply with the number of branch offices, quickly reaching the level of one year's work that can be saved by using LANCOM Active Radio Control 2.0.

In campus networks, on the other hand, the challenge is to determine the optimal settings for the high quantity of Wi-Fi access points in use – a multi-dimensional task that presents many with a brainteaser. LANCOM Active Radio Control 2.0 supports and relieves the burden on the specialist, ensuring maximum productivity in the Wi-Fi.

Holistic, automated Wi-Fi optimization

Automated optimization of channel distribution

Existing multiple channel usage is analyzed and channels are distributed according to real user behavior. Even foreign Wi-Fis are reliably detected and taken into account for the optimization!

Automated channel width optimization

The channel width used by the individual access points is adjusted according to the radio field situation for the best possible performance.

Automated optimization of transmission power

The transmitting power of all access points involved is coordinated with each other. This avoids collisions even in a changing radio field with foreign sources of interference.

Full overview for informed decisions

Actual status vs. prognosis

Save yourself hours of problem analyses and improvement tests in your Wi-Fi! Thanks to LANCOM Active Radio Control 2.0, your LANCOM access points now cooperate and help to optimize themselves. They store all relevant Wi-Fi usage data and transmit it to the LANCOM Management Cloud.

A graphical comparison visualizes the current state of the wireless network and the expected state after optimization. This allows you to see the overall situation at any time, which of your own and other access points are occupying which channel and identify unfavorable multiple occupancies – and at the same time recognize the optimization potential offered by LANCOM Active Radio Control 2.0.

Automatic mode vs individual mode

The expected Wi-Fi optimization level is mapped using the ARC index on a scale of up to 100%. This allows you to see at a glance the efficiency and performance leap your Wi-Fi has made thanks to LANCOM Active Radio Control 2.0. Using the practical automatic mode, you only need two clicks to do so: First "scan" your Wi-Fi and then "apply and roll out" the improvements.

In addition, experienced Wi-Fi specialists can select a Wi-Fi optimization scheme suitable for the respective scenario via a simple drop-down menu, according to the access point density (low, normal, or high). This allows you to individually adapt the result to the respective network conditions.

Full control over your configuration

At the same time, you never give up control over your radio field! With just a few clicks, you can define essential framework conditions for LANCOM Active Radio Control 2.0.

  • Exclusion of individual access points from optimization:
    Ideal if parts of the Wi-Fi have already been manually planned and optimized and are not to be changed anymore.
  • Exclusion of individual channels from optimization:
    Ideal if, for example, certain channels are intended for other usage.
  • Manual prioritization of individual access points:
    Ideal if certain access points should always have priority (e.g., management, in important conference or meeting rooms, or in central locations such as entrance halls and foyers).

From now on your Wi-Fi will optimize itself

Thanks to LANCOM, it doesn't take much to ensure that your Wi-Fi is always the best version of itself: Cloud-enabled LANCOM access points, the LANCOM Management Cloud as a network management tool, and activation of the LANCOM Active Radio Control 2.0 feature it contains for Wi-Fi optimization.

Cloud-based Wi-Fi optimization

LANCOM Active Radio Control 2.0 is provided as part of Wi-Fi management via the LANCOM Management Cloud as of now. For all networks with valid licenses, ARC 2.0 will be available at no additional cost, even for existing installations (when using devices with active software maintenance).

Would you like to test the LANCOM Management Cloud live? Then simply request demo access and click your way through:

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Logo of the LANCOM Management Cloud: Curved cloud, which consists of three interconnected circles

LANCOM Active Radio Control 2.0 in action

At international sports competitions such as the Biathlon World Cup in Oberhof, many people come together and want to capture and share their extraordinary experiences. This requires a modern and powerful network infrastructure with sufficient bandwidth and functioning high-density Wi-Fi. LANCOM Systems and Deutsche Telekom have risen to this challenge and used fiber-optic networks, LANCOM components, and the automatic Wi-Fi optimization LANCOM Active Radio Control 2.0 in the LANCOM Management Cloud to ensure consistently optimal channel and transmission performance.

Read Oberhof reference story

Best Wi-Fi performance for any scenario

Whether it is a first-time installation or an existing wireless LAN infrastructure, LANCOM Active Radio Control 2.0 enables even Wi-Fi administrators with little optimization experience to manage large installations where manual optimization is almost impossible.

Enabling smooth network operation even in times of a shortage of skilled personnel. Enabling relieved network managers, efficient work, and low costs.

Enabling the Wi-Fi you need.

Our products for Wi-Fi optimization

ARC 2.0 support as of LCOS LX 6.10 Rel:

  • LX-6500
  • LX-6400 / LX-6402
  • LX-6200 / LX-6200E
  • LW-600
  • OX-6400 / OX-6402
  • OW-602

ARC 2.0 support as of  LCOS 10.72 Rel:

  • LN-1700UE
  • 1803VAW
  • 1800VAW-4G
  • 1800VAW
  • IAP-822 / IAP-821
  • 1780EW-4G+
  • 1790VAW
  • 1793VAW
  • 1800EFW

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