Lancom’s new access point looks like a smoke detector

09 February 2021

Styled to look like a smoke detector, Lancom’s new entry-level Wi-Fi 6 access point is priced to appeal to small- to medium-sized organisations.

With aggregated data rates of up to 1,775 Mbps, the LW-600 is said to be ideal where small to medium numbers of users require high-throughput Wi-Fi.

Lancom says its inconspicuous smoke detector design blends harmoniously into hotels, offices, medical practices or small schools.  It is managed automatically from Lancom’s cloud service, with a web interface or by a WLAN controller.

The LW-600 is said to provide fast access to clients in the 2.4- and 5-GHz frequency bands.  In dual-concurrent mode, it achieves aggregate data rates of up to 1,775 Mbps (up to 1,200 Mbps with 5 GHz and up to 575 Mbps with 2.4 GHz in parallel).

And it says genuine 2x2 multi-user MIMO distributes all of the available downlink and uplink spatial streams to several clients concurrently, rather than consecutively.  The available bandwidth is exploited to the full and delays in the wireless network are reduced.

Power is supplied via PoE meaning that it can be installed independently of power sockets. Alternatively, it can use the power adapter and country adapter supplied. It includes a number of security features and has a three-year warranty (five years optional).