Access Networks Expands Wi-Fi 6 Line, Adds Tools and Support for Greater Customization and Simpler Configuration of Enterprise-Grade Networking Solutions

Access Networks Expands Wi-Fi 6 Line, Adds Tools and Support for Greater Customization and Simpler Configuration of Enterprise-Grade Networking Solutions

A full range of Wi-Fi 6 wireless access points, ala carte availability of Sophos router and firewall, new cloud-based Core systems, online design and configuration tools, and technical support through live chat round out Access Networks’ offerings at the CEDIA Expo Virtual Experience, September 15-17, 2020

LOS ANGELES, CA (September 14, 2020) – Access Networks, the premier enterprise-grade networking solutions provider, continues to evolve its offerings to deliver the best networking solutions for homes and bandwidth demands of every size and scope. As the residential integration community’s first provider of Wi-Fi 6 Certified wireless access points, Access Networks has expanded its Wi-Fi 6 WAP line to include three different models to provide dealers with the perfect solution for every project. Access Networks leverages its support of Wi-Fi 6 with unbundled router/firewall options and a more streamlined purchasing, design, and deployment process. For example, the company’s highly acclaimed Sophos router with advanced firewall protection can now be purchased by integrators as a separate component rather than bundled with an Access Networks Core system. This, combined with newly implemented cloud-based configuration of Core systems, live chat for both tech support and sales-related questions, and online design and ordering, helps integrators streamline their design and deployment of residential networks. 

Debuting during the CEDIA Expo Virtual Experience, these new products and services, as well as a number of training opportunities held throughout the event, demonstrate Access Networks’ commitment to offering the best products, service, support, and ongoing education to support the modern smart home.

NEW Wi-Fi 6 Certified Wireless Access Points 

Adding to its best-in-class lineup of networking products, Access Networks introduces a comprehensive line of Wi-Fi 6 certified wireless access points. Comprising the well-rounded portfolio is the A550, A650, and A750. The availability of these three Wi-Fi 6 certified wireless access points allows integrators to choose the best WAP for the size and scope of a project, offering customers the best possible Wi-Fi experience as family members work and learn from home. Designed for large homes with heavy Internet traffic is the most robust WAP in the line, the A750. The A550 supports homes and Wi-Fi demands of smaller scope, while the A650 caters to mid-range applications. 

NEW Ala Carte Availability of Sophos Router and Firewall Protection

Seamless, reliable, and safe connectivity is a huge area of concern for consumers as they spend more time using home networks for working, learning, entertaining, and controlling IoT devices. Access Networks has been providing integrators and consumers with enterprise-grade firewall protection as a component of its comprehensive Core systems. Now, they’ve expanded the Sophos offering with the addition of several varieties of unbundled routers/firewalls. Available are five different models of Sophos router with integrated XG Firewall, offering varying levels of protection. Suggested retail prices range from $550 for an entry-level router to $2,400 for the most advanced model in terms of throughput speed and hardware capabilities. With these options, integrators can choose a router that best fits the needs of each project.  

NEW Cloud-Based Configuration for Core Systems, MyAccess Partner Portal Adds Online Chat and Design Services

Remote access and support of home technology is a huge growth area for integrators as they seek alternative methods to effectively serve clients. Access Networks is doing its part by providing dealers with a variety of new tools and resources to streamline the design, configuration, and deployment of network solutions. For starters, the company is transitioning its Core systems to the cloud. Integrators will soon have the freedom to configure a complete system via the cloud and access those settings virtually to handle future modifications simply and quickly. 

Maximizing network design and deployment efficiency have been main areas of focus for Access Networks, and MyAccess now has new features to support that. Technicians can now receive answers to technical questions via live chat on the MyAccess technical support page. With fast, live response, technicians have the information they need to keep their projects running smoothly. Live chat is also available with the Access Networks Client Services team for answers to non-technical questions. 

And when it’s time to design and deploy a Core system, integrators can now customize a solution via a dynamic online design form on MyAccess. Based on information an integrator enters into the form about the project–such as building materials, the number and type of clients, and the number of ports–a design is automatically generated and reviewed by the Access Networks team. 

Access Networks Emphasizes Education with Course Offerings 

With the rollout of new technologies like Wi-Fi 6, network requirements and demands are changing rapidly, and it’s sometimes hard to keep pace let alone convey the right information to your clientele. To help integrators effectively design, sell, implement, and manage enterprise-grade networks, Access Networks presents several valuable training sessions during CEDIA Expo Virtual: 

“Wi-Fi 6 is Here!” September 16, 12 p.m. EST, presented by Nathan Holmes, Director of Training & Development

Wi-Fi 6, the newest and most efficient Wi-Fi standard ever developed, is here along with client devices that are designed to use it. Learn why you should already be installing products that support the newest networking standard.

“Selling Enterprise-Grade Networks Made Easy with Andrew” September 16, 3 p.m. EST, presented by Andrew Ward, Sales Manager

Explaining to your clients the importance of an enterprise-grade network may sound complicated, but with Andrew it’s simple. In this 30-minute sales training course, Andrew explains why enterprise-grade matters and how to effectively sell your clients the networks they need. 

“Best Practices: WLAN Design & Implementation” September 17, 12 p.m. EST, presented by Bobby Giebenrath, Partner Training & Development Manager 

In this class, Bobby will guide you through what to consider when designing and implementing a high-performance wireless network. 

“AVoIP: Streaming Onto Your Network One Source at a Time” September 17, 3 p.m. EST, presented by Nathan Holmes, Director of Training & Development 

Sending audio and video over IP (AVoIP) has become the go-to standard for distributed AV. Proper design of a LAN that can support the high bandwidth requirements of AVoIP is critical for ensuring a great client experience. Learn how to design the correct network to support your preferred AV over IP solution. 

Sophos Training Courses

Also available to integrators is a series of training courses required to sell Sophos routers ala carte. For more information on how to get started, integrators are invited to visit the Access Networks booth at CEDIA Expo Virtual or contact the company’s Client Services team at clientservices@accessnetworks.com.

Get to know the Access Networks Team During CEDIA Expo Virtual, 2020

CEDIA Expo Virtual Attendees are encouraged to visit the Access Networks online booth on or after September 15th, not just for valuable learning opportunities and new product intros, but to meet the Access Networks team who will be available to discuss company strategies, learn more about products and network trends, share insights, and collaborate. See Booth listing here: https://cediaexpovirtual.com/page/73235/all-brands.

About Access Networks

Access Networks is the premier enterprise-grade networking solutions provider for the modern smart home. We design and maintain sophisticated network solutions based on a simple premise: keeping our customers connected. Access Networks assists custom integrators by working to specify, select, source, and configure the networking gear before it is shipped to the project site. From design and deployment to service after the sale, we are here to ensure our network solutions meet the bandwidth demands of today’s AV and control components and enhance the overall technology experience. Visit www.accessnetworks.com and follow Access Networks on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. 

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For interviews, reviews, or media tours please contact Katye (McGregor) Bennett of KMB Communications by phoning (425) 328-8640 or emailing katye@kmbcomm.com.

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Access Networks Releases Two New Enterprise-Grade Wi-Fi 6 Certified Wireless Access Points

Access Networks Releases Two New Enterprise-Grade Wi-Fi 6 Certified Wireless Access Points

New Ruckus R550 and R850 wireless access points from Access Networks offer a variety of Wi-Fi 6 solutions for the highest-performing smart home experience.  

LOS ANGELES, CA (September 8, 2020) – Access Networks, the premier enterprise-grade networking solutions provider, continues to evolve its offerings to deliver exceptional home networking solutions that support the latest Wi-Fi standard, Wi-Fi 6. The newest additions to Access Networks’ Wi-Fi 6 lineup include the Ruckus R550 and R850 wireless access points. Like the company’s previously announced A750 Wi-Fi 6 access point, the Ruckus-brand models elevate Wi-Fi performance from ‘gigabit’ to ‘multi-gigabit’ Wi-Fi to support the insatiable demand for better and faster Wi-Fi as millions of families work and learn from home. 

Because networking requirements vary by the size of home, number of users and devices, and bandwidth demands, the availability of three Wi-Fi 6 certified access points by Access Networks allows integrators and consumers to choose a Wi-Fi 6 solution that best fits their home and lifestyle. Designed for large homes with high Internet traffic is the most robust WAP in the line, the R850 wireless access point. The R550 supports homes and Wi-Fi demands of smaller scope, while the A750 caters to mid-range applications. 

“Access Networks is committed to providing our partners with high-performance networking solutions that deliver incredible speed, coverage, and security while providing first-class purchasing and support interaction. Wi-Fi 6-enabled products allow us to continue to elevate that experience,” says Access Networks CSO, Bryce Nordstrand. “The introduction of two new Wi-Fi 6 certified access points allows us to better serve all segments of the market, from the everyday project to the most extreme situations. Together with our dealer partners, we can help households working and learning from home enjoy a more trouble-free Wi-Fi experience.” 

Both the R550 and R850 are available with an Access Networks wireless control hub for a complete, managed Wi-Fi solution, with Unleashed (no controller necessary) versions available very soon. Later this year Access Networks will introduce two Access Networks-branded options. Details about ship dates and the future availability of new Access Networks-branded Wi-Fi 6 certified access points will be available during CEDIA Expo Virtual, Sept. 15-17. 

The R550, R850, and A750 wireless access points and other Access Networks products are now available on their online store, MyAccess, at my.accessnetworks.com. To pose questions or become an Access Networks partner, contact the Client Services team at clientservices@accessnetworks.com.To learn more about Access Networks, please visit www.accessnetworks.com and follow the company on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

 

About Access Networks

Access Networks is the premier enterprise-grade networking solutions provider for the modern smart home. We design and maintain sophisticated network solutions based on a simple premise: keeping our customers connected. Access Networks assists custom integrators by working to specify, select, source, and configure the networking gear before it is shipped to the project site. From design and deployment to service after the sale, we are here to ensure our network solutions meet the bandwidth demands of today’s AV and control components and enhance the overall technology experience. Visit Access Networks online at www.accessnetworks.com and follow the company on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. 

Media Contact

For interviews, reviews, or media tours, please contact Katye (McGregor) Bennett of KMB Communications by phoning (425) 328-8640 or emailing katye@kmbcomm.com.

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Access Networks Releases Enterprise-Grade Wi-Fi 6 Certified Wireless Access Point

Access Networks Releases Enterprise-Grade Wi-Fi 6 Certified Wireless Access Point

New A750 wireless access point from Access Networks offers the first Wi-Fi 6 certified access point delivered exclusively to residential integrators supported by the leader in custom high- performance network solutions. 

LOS ANGELES, CA (March 24, 2020) – Access Networks, the premier enterprise-grade networking solutions provider, continues to evolve its offerings to deliver the right networking products at the right price, at the right time. Its newest addition to its extensive lineup of networking products is a Wi-Fi 6 certified wireless access point that bridges the performance gap from ‘gigabit’ Wi-Fi to ‘multi-gigabit’ Wi-Fi to support the insatiable demand for better and faster Wi-Fi.

The release of the A750 is perfectly timed, as current events have forced millions of families to maintain their work and school obligations online for several weeks if not months. Struggling with the bandwidth limitations of their home networks, consumers can benefit immensely from a Wi-Fi 6 networking solution. The Access Networks A750 provides dealers with a way to begin upgrading customers’ homes simply and affordably. 

“Access Networks is committed to helping customers maintain a semblance of normalcy during these uncertain times,” says Access Networks CSO, Bryce Nordstrand. “The introduction of a Wi-Fi 6 certified access point, which ensures optimal performance of multiple devices on the network at the same time, is a huge benefit to families who rely on Wi-Fi to stay connected, engaged, and productive. Together with our dealers, we can help households overcome some of the hardships and hurdles associated with staying at home.”  

The A750 can manage up to 1024 client connections with increased capacity and improved coverage. This capability is particularly useful for ultra-dense environments where the proximity of many individual Wi-Fi networks often impedes performance. Additionally, the A750 connects more devices simultaneously with built-in 8 spatial streams (4X4:4 in GHz and 2.4GHz), MU-MIMO, OFDMA technology, and provides over 4,000 unique antenna patterns. 

A fully functional Wi-Fi 6 network requires that all devices on the network are Wi-Fi 6-compliant. However, Access Networks Director of Training & Development Nathan Holmes, points out the A750 can still communicate with legacy Wi-Fi devices. It just won’t support the multi-device communications features inherent to Wi-Fi 6-compliant components. “This interoperability between legacy and new devices means that your transition to Wi-Fi 6 can be gradual,” continues Holmes. “You can start by swapping out wireless access points in the most popular areas of a home, like a kitchen or family room, then add more Wi-Fi 6 access points and devices over time.” 

Certified by the Wi-Fi Alliance as Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 6, the A750 validates seamless interoperability with other Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 6 devices and achieves multi-gigabit access speeds by using a built-in 2.5GbE port to connect to multi-gigabit switches. It also features the latest Wi-Fi security standard, WPA3, for enhanced security of devices on the network.

Dealers interested in learning more about the A750 Access Point and other Access Networks products can visit their online store, MyAccess, at my.accessnetworks.com or reach out to their Client Services team at clientservices@accessnetworks.com. To learn more about Access Networks, please visit www.accessnetworks.com, on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

 

About Access Networks

Access Networks is the premier enterprise-grade networking solutions provider for the modern smart home. We design and maintain sophisticated network solutions based on a simple premise: keeping our customers connected. Access Networks assists custom integrators by working to specify, select, source, and configure the networking gear before it is shipped to the project site. From design and deployment to service after the sale, we are here to ensure our network solutions meet the bandwidth demands of today’s AV and control components and enhance the overall technology experience. Visit and follow Access Networks at www.accessnetworks.com and on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. 

 

Media Contact

For interviews, reviews, or media tours, please contact Katye (McGregor) Bennett of KMB Communications by phoning (425) 328-8640 or emailing katye@kmbcomm.com.

 

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Access Networks Appoints Michael “Willy” Williams as Sales Manager

Industry veteran brings vast technical knowledge and sales insight to Access Networks. 

LOS ANGELES, CA (February 20, 2020) Access Networks, the premier enterprise-grade networking solutions provider for residential and commercial markets welcomes Michael “Willy” Williams to Access Networks’ sales team. Selected to support dealers in equipping customers with enterprise-grade networking gear, Williams brings his vast technical expertise, industry knowledge, and enthusiasm to his new role as Sales Manager. He will be responsible for interfacing with and driving sales from dealers, buying groups and manufacturer rep firms east of the Mississippi.

Williams offers a combination of technical expertise and sales experience, having previous roles as sales manager for Screen Innovations, SnapAV, Savant, and Nortek.  Prior to these positions, Williams designed and installed a variety of smart home solutions for a systems integration firm in Dallas. As a results-oriented sales manager, he combines a passion for products, sharp technical knowledge, and exceptional client relations skills to ensure a positive client experience. This type of sales approach enables consistent increases in territory sales and overall client base.

“I’m excited and honored to be part of the Access Networks team and to develop strong working relationships with new and existing dealers,” says Williams. “At the same time, I hope to strengthen Access Networks’ position as a leading networking provider and a reliable resource for dealers who need assistance designing and servicing high-quality networks. 

Having previously worked for two control companies in the smart home space, Williams acknowledges the need for enterprise-grade networking systems, like those offered by Access Networks to the viability and performance of a smart home environment. “These types of systems simply don’t work unless they have a strong networking backbone,” he says. “I have seen first-hand how networking relates to control and can share these insights with home systems integrators.”  

In addition to Williams, the Access Networks team continues to add highly-skilled engineers and support staff to both their East and West Coast locations. The new team members will help Access Networks continue to develop innovative networking solutions and refine its managed service and support to integrators. 

To learn more about Access Networks, please visit www.accessnetworks.com and follow the company on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

 

About Access Networks
Access Networks is the premier enterprise-grade networking solutions provider for the modern smart home. We design and maintain sophisticated network solutions based on a simple premise: keeping our customers connected. Access Networks assists custom integrators by working to specify, select, source, and configure the networking gear before it is shipped to the project site. From design and deployment to service after the sale, we are here to ensure our network solutions meet the bandwidth demands of today’s AV and control components and enhance the overall technology experience. Visit and follow Access Networks at www.accessnetworks.com and on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. 

 

Media Contact

For interviews, editorial appointments, or media tours, please contact Katye (McGregor) Bennett of KMB Communications by phoning (425) 328-8640 or emailing katye@kmbcomm.com.

 

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Access Networks Now Shipping New ANX Series of Branded Enterprise-Grade Stackable Switches

Access Networks Now Shipping New ANX Series of Branded Enterprise-Grade Stackable Switches

New ANX 7150 switch series from Access Networks delivers performance, flexibility, and scalability required for enterprise networking deployment. 

LOS ANGELES, CA (February 20, 2020) – Access Networks, the premier enterprise-grade networking solutions provider, continues to evolve its offerings to deliver the right networking products at the right price. The company releases its own line of Access Networks-branded stackable switches available individually and as part of its custom Core Systems (replacing the Ruckus ICX Switch series). The ANX 7150 line of switches caters to integrators who need reliable and scalable networking solutions for residential and commercial applications. 

The new ANX 7150 line delivers all of the great performance features as Access Networks’ original Ruckus-brand ICX switches, but with Access Networking branding and comprehensive support. Included in the ANX 7150 line are seven switches, offering a variety of options that can be tailored to the size and scope of any project. A combination of as many as 12 switches per stack can be employed, with long-distance stacking up to 10 km using standard optics or cables. 

The switches offer up to 8×10 GbE ports for uplinks or stacking, and each can be seamlessly integrated with Access Networks wireless products to deliver unified wired and wireless network access. In addition, Access Networks Multigigabit Ethernet technology, available in the line’s Z-Series switch model, offers the bandwidth speed needed to optimize the performance of the latest generation high-performance wireless access points over standard Ethernet cables.

“The addition of Access Networks switches as a part of our product line-up is a great achievement and something we believe our dealers will benefit from,” Bryce Nordstrand, Access Networks Chief Sales Officer “Our dealers already have a lot of success with Access Networks Wireless products, and now that we have Access Networks switches, we can provide a channel exclusive wired and wireless network including our best-in-class support and warranty.” 

Three Models of Switches Available

With products starting at $1125 MSRP, switches comprising the Access Networks ANX 7150 series are available in three formats: Standard, Z-Series, and Compact.

Standard Models

The Standard Access Networks ANX 7150 switches are available in 24-, and 48-port 10/100/1000 Mbps models with four 1/10 GbE dual-purpose uplink/stacking ports. These switches are available with or without PoE+ power. 

Z-Series

The 48-port Z-Series switch, ANX 7150-48ZP, adds higher performance, greater resiliency and increased PoE power, Multigigabit technology to match Access Networks’ highest performing wireless access points for Wi-Fi 5 and 6 deployments, and dual redundant, hot-swappable power supplies and fans. 

Compact Model

For applications where space is limited, the Access Networks ANX 7150 C12P Compact switch comes with 12 ports, PoE+ output, and features a fan-less design to operate silently in environments where noise can be an issue. 

To learn more about Access Networks ANX 7150 switches, please visit their online store, MyAccess, at my.accessnetworks.com or reach out to their Client Services team at clientservices@accessnetworks.comTo learn more about Access Networks, please visit www.accessnetworks.com, on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

 

About Access Networks

Access Networks is the premier enterprise-grade networking solutions provider for the modern smart home. We design and maintain sophisticated network solutions based on a simple premise: keeping our customers connected. Access Networks assists custom integrators by working to specify, select, source, and configure the networking gear before it is shipped to the project site. From design and deployment to service after the sale, we are here to ensure our network solutions meet the bandwidth demands of today’s AV and control components and enhance the overall technology experience. Visit and follow Access Networks at www.accessnetworks.com and on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. 

 

Media Contact

For interviews, reviews, or more information please contact Katye (McGregor) Bennett of KMB Communications by phoning (425) 328-8640 or emailing katye@kmbcomm.com.

 

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Access Networks Introduces New Client Services Department; New Domain Name

Access Networks Introduces New Client Services Department; New Domain Name

As a one-stop resource, Access Networks’ Client Services Department simplifies the sales and design process for dealers. 

Los Angeles, CA (January 30, 2020) – Access Networks, a leading provider of enterprise-grade wireless networking solutions for residential and commercial markets, has launched a new Client Services Department to dramatically streamline the sales, design and ordering process for home systems integrators. Access Networks’ newly formed Client Services combines resources from the company’s sales, design and ordering departments, fostering greater synergy among team members and resulting in quicker, more efficient response and service for integrators. Integrators now have single resource and point of contact, regardless of whether they are placing orders or posing design questions. 

In the past, integrators contacted the sales, ordering and design departments through separate modes of communication; now they just send their information or query to one email address, where it is routed to the appropriate team member by Access Networks internally. 

The new Client Services Department goes into effect immediately, coinciding with Access Networks’ recent acquisition of the Access Networks domain name. The new web address for Access Networks is www.accessnetworks.com, and dealers can contact the Client Services Department at clientservices@accessnetworks.com

“It’s a new decade and a new domain for Access Networks,” says CSO, Bryce Nordstrand. “Along with consolidating our sales, ordering and design teams into one overarching Client Services Department, our new web and email addresses simplify procedures for integrators. Like a one-stop shop, Client Services is able to help integrators in any capacity and can be reached through a single email address.”

To learn more about Access Networks, please visit at www.accessnetworks.com, on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

About Access Networks
Access Networks is the premier enterprise-grade networking solutions provider for the modern smart home. We design and maintain sophisticated network solutions based on a simple premise: keeping our customers connected. Access Networks assists custom integrators by working to specify, select, source, and configure the networking gear before it is shipped to the project site. From design and deployment to service after the sale, we are here to ensure our network solutions meet the bandwidth demands of today’s AV and control components and enhance the overall technology experience. Visit and follow Access Networks at www.accessnetworks.com and on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. 

 

Media Contact

For interviews, reviews, or more information, please contact Katye (McGregor) Bennett of KMB Communications by phoning (425) 328-8640 or emailing katye@kmbcomm.com.

 

All products, product names, trademarks, and registrations mentioned are the property of their respective owners, all rights reserved.