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EnGenius Unveils Outdoor Wi-Fi 6 PoE Access Point

EnGenius EWS850 AP
The EnGenius EWS850AP outdoor Wi-Fi 6 access point.

Are you looking to extend Wi-Fi into a large backyard to deliver an ultra-fast internet connection? EnGenius has something for you. The networking vendor announced today an all-new outdoor access point (AP), the EWS850AP.

Update: The EWS850AP is now available.

Wi-Fi 6 with PoE

The new weatherproof access point uses the Qualcomm Networking Pro 400 Wi-Fi 6 platform to deliver up to 1754Mbps of Wi-Fi bandwidth on both 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequency bands.

It’s a dual-stream (2×2) broadcaster supports 80MHz or narrower channels. The AP features the common attributes of Wi-Fi 6, including downlink and uplink MU-MIMO and OFDMA, as well as target wake time (TWT).

For power, the EWS850AP uses power over Ethernet (PoE) and supports 802.3at and 802.3af PoE standards.

ModelsEWS850AP
Standards802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax
Roaming802.11k & 802.11r
Frequency2.4 GHz & 5 GHz
Max Channel Width80MHz
Radio Chains/Streams2 x 2
2.4 GHz Max. Data Rate574Mbps (Wi-Fi 6), 300Mbps (Wi-Fi 4)
5 GHz Max. Data Rate1201Mbps (Wi-Fi 6), 867Mbps (Wi-Fi 5)
RF Output Power (2.4 GHz)23 dBm
RF Output Power (5 GHz)23 dBm
1024QAM SupportYes
SSIDs8 (4 on each band)
Wi-Fi SecurityWPA3/WPA2 Enterprise/PSK
Ethernet Ports1 x 10/100/1000/2500 BASE-T, RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet Port
Power-over-EthernetIEEE 802.11af/at/11e, Passive 48V to 54V PoE adapter (included)
Power Consumption (Peak)12.6W
External Antenna2(x) 5 dBi @ 2.4 GHz, 2(x) 5 dBi @ 5 GHz
Dimensions3.96 lbs. (1.8kg)
Weight9.2 x 11.18 x 5.67 in (234 x 284 x 144 mm)
CPUQualcomm Quad-Core 1.8GHz CPU ARM Cortex A53s 
Operation ModesAccess Point, Client Bridge, Mesh, WDSs
BSS ColoringYes
MU-MIMO / OFDMAYes (Uplink and Downlink)
EnGenius EWS850AP Outdoor PoE Access Point’s hardware specifications.

Weatherproof

According to EnGenius, for the outdoor environment, the EWS850AP is IP67-rated. That means the AP can withstand harsh weather, including prolonged exposure to sunlight, extreme cold, frost, snow, rainfall, hail, and humidity.

EnGenius EWS850 Top Bottom
The top and bottom views of the EnGenius EWS850AP outdoor PoE Wi-Fi 6 access point.

The EWS850AP has a pole-mount design and comes with mounting accessories. It can work as a standalone access point or in a group of multiple units — up to 100 — in a mesh setup.

Availability

The EnGenius EWS850AP outdoor Wi-Fi 6 access point will ship in the first quarter of 2020, with pricing being available then.

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