Grandstream Releases a New WiFi Access Point for Beta Testing

Grandstream Beta Club

New Beta test features a Wave-2 802.11ac WiFi AP with 2x2:2 Multi-User MIMO technology

Boston, MA (December 1, 2016) – – Grandstream Networks, connecting the world since 2002 with award-winning SIP unified communication solutions, is releasing a new WiFi access point for beta testing by the Grandstream Beta Club. Grandstream will be opening applications for the beta test of this new Wireless AP from December 1st to December 12th. To apply go to betaclub.grandstream.com.

For this new beta test, the Grandstream Beta Club is looking for dedicated beta testers with previous experience in the wireless networking market, specifically using routers and WiFi access points. Ideal applicants are those who have hands-on experience with wireless network deployments, and have extensively used routers and wireless access points from vendors such as Cisco, Aruba, Ruckus, Aerohive, Ubiquiti, TP-Link, Mikrotik, etc.

In November 2016 Grandstream Networks released the GWN7610 WiFi access point, the first device in the brand-new GWN series of wireless/wired networking products. Grandstream will be further expanding its GWN portfolio with more product models targeting various segments of the market, and the new device currently offered for beta testing is a competitive device addressing the entry-level WiFi AP market.

This new beta test features a Wave-2 802.11ac WiFi Access Point with dual-band 2x2:2 MU-MIMO and beam forming technology. The WiFi AP features wireless throughput of up to 1.17Gbps with up to 165-meter coverage range. The device also includes 2 Gigabit network ports, 1 USB port and integrated PoE (802.3af). Each AP can support 450+ concurrent wireless devices. Importantly, the AP features an embedded controller that allows it to auto-discover, auto-provision and manage up to 30 other Grandstream APs in a network.

80 units of this WiFi AP will be available for shipping to selected Beta Club members around mid-December, 2016.

Program Availability & Pricing
Each product beta test released through the Grandstream Beta Club will have a limited number of beta test units available. Application to the Grandstream Beta Club is open to anyone and is FREE. Selection of participants will be determined by Grandstream based on applicant qualification. The cost to participate in a beta test will be $1 to cover handling, however the product model and shipping will be free of charge for each active beta tester. There is no charge to applicants who are not selected for a Beta test. 

About Grandstream Networks
Grandstream Networks, Inc. has been connecting the world since 2002 with SIP Unified Communications products and solutions that allow businesses to be more productive than ever before. Our award-winning solutions serve the small and medium business and enterprises markets and have been recognized throughout the world for their quality, reliability and innovation. Grandstream solutions lower communication costs, increase security protection and enhance productivity. Their open standard SIP-based products offer broad interoperability throughout the industry, along with unrivaled features and flexibility. Visit www.grandstream.com for more information or connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Grandstream was recently named the 2016 Global Enterprise IP Endpoint Company of the Year by world-renowned market research firm, Frost & Sullivan. Click here to learn more.

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