Access Networks Introduces Cloud-Based Wireless Controller and Management Platform

Access Networks Introduces Cloud-Based Wireless Controller and Management Platform

ARCC, a cloud-based wireless controller solution by Access Networks, provides integrators streamlined and fully customizable deployments, remote access and control of clients’ networking systems, and an opportunity to leverage recurring revenue. 

LOS ANGELES, CA (February 23, 2021) – Access Networks continues to evolve its enterprise-grade networking solutions with the introduction of a cloud-based configuration and management platform. The next-generation cloud-based wireless controller, ARCC, is built on Ruckus architecture and delivers a new level of simplicity during deployment, a higher level of control with more tools to customize each job, and a lower cost of entry for industry-leading capabilities. Additionally, it offers a solid source of recurring revenue, as ARCC enables networks to be easily monitored and managed remotely. Quick and easy remediation and firmware updates can help boost integrators’ bottom line, streamline workflow, and improve customer satisfaction. 

“Historically, wireless residential networks have required an on-premise controller for visibility, configuration, and control,” says Access Networks VP of Sales Ben Jurow. “Now, with the introduction of ARCC, integrators can deliver the same level of service and support remotely. ARCC has all the same features, and more, of our popular C120 hardware-based wireless controller, so dealers can transition to cloud-based service while offering customers the same high-level of performance.”

ARCC rounds out Access Networks’ full range of network management platforms, now giving integrators a choice of a cloud-based solution, as well as the company’s legacy C120 hardware solution or Unleashed software solution. “ARCC marks the next evolution in our product development and offerings,” Jurow says. “Integrators can stick with traditional solutions or embrace the cloud as a reliable, easily accessible, and failsafe method of monitoring and maintaining clients’ home networks.” 

ARCC seamlessly integrates with any Access Networks-enabled network, much like the C120 appliance. Core managed network solutions ship preconfigured based on dealer-supplied network parameters and requirements specific to the deployment. Once the access points, routers, and switches have been installed, the access points will connect to the Internet and self-configure. Then, from a computer or mobile device, the integrator can button up the system, administering security protocols and setting up passwords, for example. The entire process is seamless and transparent to the customer, and repeatable when possible, saving integrators time and manpower.

Additionally, ARCC allows integrators and their clients to stay ahead of the technological curve. Updates introducing new features and capabilities download to ARCC remotely via the cloud, providing an easy, dependable, affordable way of keeping clients’ networks as current and capable as possible. And when new Access Networks products are added to the network, modifications to the ARCC configuration platform happen automatically.

Access Networks plans to offer ARCC training to integrators interested in offering the platform. Existing Access Networks integration partners can find more details in their MyAccess partner portal. Others who are interested in learning more about ARCC are invited to contact clientservices@accessnetworks.com. 

About Access Networks

Access Networks is the leading provider of enterprise-grade networking solutions for the modern smart home. Focused on designing and supporting reliable and secure networks, we help people stay connected to what matters most. Our solutions are customized to satisfy the bandwidth requirements of any household, and through our network of highly-qualified technology integration firms, are configured and installed to deliver an exceptional experience, every time. No matter how your home evolves, you’ll always stay connected, as our team of knowledgeable and experienced designers and engineers continually refine our innovative product and service offerings. To learn more, visit Access Networks online at www.accessnetworks.com and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Access Networks Promotes Ben Jurow to Vice President of Sales

Access Networks Promotes Ben Jurow to Vice President of Sales

A combination of exceptional technical skills and years of sales experience helps Jurow leverage new growth opportunities for Access Networks.

Los Angeles, CA (February 10, 2021) Access Networks, the premier enterprise-grade networking solutions provider for the modern smart home, continues to strengthen its presence as a leader in the industry with the recent promotion of Ben Jurow to Vice President of Sales. Chosen for his exceptional technical acumen, years of sales experience, and commitment to the evolution and growth of Access Networks, Jurow will direct the company’s inside and outside sales teams, foster relationships with manufacturer rep firms, lead dealer support and service programs and strategies, and help shape and inspire the development of new networking solutions. Jurow also joins Access Networks’ Executive Leadership Team, providing perspective and guidance toward even greater contributions to the smart home industry. 

Previously, Jurow held several key sales leadership roles at Access Networks. “Through those experiences, Ben honed his sales skills and developed a deep understanding of the nuances of home networking and the importance of providing our integration partners with the best experience possible,” says Access Networks CEO Bryce Nordstrand. “He’s able to apply these qualities to this new leadership role, pushing us all forward to bigger and better things.”

Before joining Access Networks, Jurow held various sales positions with a home automation manufacturer and was a systems programmer at several integration firms. “His passion for products, sharp technical knowledge, and exceptional client relationship skills are a winning combination and suit our company culture perfectly at Access Networks,” Nordstrand continues.  

“I’m excited and honored to take on the role of Vice President of Sales where I can use my talents to develop strong working relationships with new and existing dealers, increase sales, and explore new business opportunities,” says Jurow. “I understand that networking can be a complex system to configure and install for some integrators, and as part of Access Networks’ mission will strive to smooth out and simplify the process, leading success for our integrator partners.”  

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. 

Access Networks Appoints Bryce Nordstrand as New CEO Signifying an Exciting New Chapter for the Company

Access Networks Appoints Bryce Nordstrand as New CEO Signifying an Exciting New Chapter for the Company

After eight years as Chief Sales Officer, Bryce Nordstrand takes the helm as Access Networks CEO; founder Hagai Feiner will act as president and serve on the executive board.   

After nearly two decades at the helm, Access Networks founder Hagai Feiner hands over the CEO reins to Bryce Nordstrand. Previously Access Networks Chief Sales Officer, Nordstrand has become a well-known entity at the company and in the custom integration industry, delivering an unmatched level of enthusiasm, a profound understanding of the networking industry, and a firm grasp of integrators’ needs. 

“Bryce has demonstrated ownership in everything he has done. He exhibited a unique ability to understand and service our clientele, while also bringing our team together and paving a path into a relevant future for Access Networks,” says Feiner. “Bryce has taken every challenge on our path to growth in stride, making bold plans for Access Networks’ future while showing strong leadership. With Bryce leading, we’ll continue growing and exploring new opportunities. I’m so proud of what he, and the company, have accomplished.”

As Bryce assumes the CEO role, Feiner will transition into his new role as president and retain his position on the executive board, continuing to guide and shape Access Networks’ future.

“Our goal to bring the highest quality network solutions to the finest homes in the world is just beginning to evolve. We have products, services and solutions in our development pipeline that will continue to change the competitive landscape and provide more opportunities for our committed dealer partners,” says Nordstrand. “This is a very exciting time for our company and for the industry at large.” 

Other key internal promotions come alongside Nordstrand’s appointment, allowing Access Networks to harness the team’s knowledge and maintain its exemplary level of personal customer service while strengthening its core business operations and product development. Alesia Hendley has been promoted from Associate Sales Engineer to Sales Engineer; Ira Bruyere has been promoted from Logistics Manager to Director of Logistics and Brandon Hubbard has been promoted from Senior Web Developer to Director of Web Development.  Additionally, the marketing team gets a boost with the addition of Kelly Perkins as Digital Marketing Manager. Hendley and Perkins bring a level of knowledge and experience from the commercial industry to help strengthen Access Networks’ presence in this market as the company gears up for a big commercial push later this year. 

About Access Networks

Access Networks is the leading provider of enterprise-grade networking solutions for the modern smart home. Focused on designing and supporting reliable and secure networks, we help people stay connected to what matters most. Our solutions are customized to satisfy the bandwidth requirements of any household, and through our network of highly-qualified technology integration firms, are configured and installed to deliver an exceptional experience, every time. No matter how your home evolves, you’ll always stay connected, as our team of knowledgeable and experienced designers and engineers continually refine our innovative product and service offerings. To learn more, visit Access Networks online at www.accessnetworks.com and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Access Networks Raising Money to Buy and Donate 1,000 Pairs of Nike Shoes for The Boys and Girls Club

Access Networks Raising Money to Buy and Donate 1,000 Pairs of Nike Shoes for The Boys and Girls Club

Positioned as an industry-wide fundraiser, the Access Networks’ Nike Kicks for Kids Shoe Drive invites fellow vendors, integrators, and friends to contribute from Nov. 2 until the end of the year; Access Networks will match each pair of shoes donated. 

LOS ANGELES, CA (November 2, 2020) – As families across the nation struggle with economic hardship, the holidays can be particularly difficult. To help families in need, Access Networks is bringing the entire integration community together for a fundraiser to provide children across the country with a pair of brand-new Nike shoes. To ensure that the donated shoes go to children who need them the most, they have teamed up with the national organization The Boys and Girls Club.

Access Networks has set a fundraising goal of at least 1,000 pairs of shoes. For every $30 a pair of shoes can be donated, and for every pair donated by industry friends, Access Networks will match that generosity.

The Nike Kicks for Kids Shoe Drive runs from November 2nd until the end of the year, and contributions can be made to a GoFundMe page. Details can be found on the Access Networks website www.accessnetworks.com/kicks-for-kids/.

“In times when there are so many less fortunate than us, let’s band together as the powerful community that we are to make a difference. Not only will each donation help keep a child’s feet stay warm, but it may also be their only holiday gift and it will give them something to take pride in,” says Access Networks director of business development, Haley Patterson. “Let’s end the year with something that brings us together and gives us something to feel good about.” 

Individuals interested in donating to the Access Networks Nike Shoe Drive can visit https://www.accessnetworks.com/kicks-for-kids/. 

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, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. 

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Access Networks Bolsters Its Home Networking Lineup with Addition of Advanced Sophos Routers/Firewalls

Access Networks Bolsters Its Home Networking Lineup with Addition of Advanced Sophos Routers/Firewalls

New portfolio of Sophos routers provides integrators and end-users enterprise-grade firewall protection for any size or scope of home networking system.

LOS ANGELES, CA (September 30, 2020) – According to research firm Statista, hackers are the average American’s biggest fear. It’s no wonder, given that a cyberattack happens every 39 seconds. And it’s not just big corporations that are getting hit. Homeowners are just as vulnerable, especially now that so many families are working and learning from home. 

Committed to providing integrators and consumers with the safest, most reliable networking solutions for homes and bandwidth demands of every size and scope, Access Networks now offers a variety of stand-alone enterprise-grade Sophos XG Firewall solutions. Originally included as a component of Access Networks’ Core systems, the routers comprising the new portfolio are available unbundled for integration with any home networking system. 

The Sophos router/firewall lineup includes five different models with varying levels of protection. Suggested retail prices range from $550 for an entry-level router to $2,400 for the most advanced router in terms of throughput speed and hardware capabilities. With these options, integrators can choose a router that best fits the needs of each project. 

The ability to purchase a Sophos router/firewall ala carte offers integrators greater flexibility and customization of their home networking designs. Even customers with modest-size home networks can now benefit from the straightforward addition of a Sophos router and its advanced firewall protection. “Trusting anything less than a solution with enterprise-level protection is like buying a house with a security system but leaving the doors unlocked,” says Roman Rida, senior field account executive at Sophos. 

Adds Access Networks CSO, Bryce Nordstrand, “As home networking demands continue to escalate and families are spending more time than ever online, the need for a safe, secure connection is critical for the protection of personal data and the performance of the home network. And it’s not just computers that are vulnerable. Anything that’s on the network—security cameras, electronic door locks, smart TVs, and other IoT devices—can be affected. The highly acclaimed Sophos router/firewall provides the assurance that customers need, no matter how big or small their home network.” 

Sophos Training Courses

Integrators interested in offering any Access Networks Sophos router/firewall solution must complete a series of online training courses. For more information on how to get started, integrators can contact the Access Networks Client Services team at clientservices@accessnetworks.com.

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. 

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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 Promotes Ben Jurow to Vice President of Sales

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. 

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.

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