IP networking solutions supplier Luxul will showcase its product lines for the builder community in Las Vegas at next week’s NAHB International Builders’ Show (IBS), in the Legrand booth.
The focus is on presenting products that deliver reliable network solutions and a seamless experience in smart homes. These include: Gigabit switches; the next generation of wireless controller technology; indoor and outdoor wireless access points (APs); wired and wireless routers; and intelligent network power distribution units (PDU).
Luxul is also presenting its Wi-Fi Assurance Program, tailored exclusively for builders. This program provides builders with certified wired and wireless network designs, complete with technical support.
Mike Grubb, vice president of marketing at Luxul, added that the lineup offers “advanced capabilities that simplify installations and allow integrators to remotely monitor and support their clients’ systems to lower costs…”
Highlighted Luxul managed switches at IBS 2019 will include the 12-port/8 PoE+ XMS-1208P, which debuted at CEDIA 2018. It features port Auto-Recovery and Power Scheduling. Auto-Recovery allows the switch to power cycle unresponsive PoE devices, and Power Scheduling allows switch PoE ports to be turned on or off on a schedule. Enabling simple network expansion, the XMS-1208P features two Gigabit RJ-45 uplink ports and two SFP ports. Luxul will also be showcasing its 8-port XGS-1008 and 5-port XGS-1005 Gigabit desktop switches.
Luxul’s XWC-1000 wireless controller will be on display, with support for up to 16 APs, allowing each AP to be configured for a designated wireless channel in addition to supporting individual wireless transmit power adjustment. Newly deployed APs are now automatically added for plug-and-play installation. Luxul’s Roam Assist technology, built into the wireless controller, is designed to ensure that mobile devices are always connected to the best AP for the highest performance.
Featured indoor wireless AP solutions include the Apex line of access points: XAP-810, XAP-1510, and XAP-1610. For smaller networks, the cost-effective XAP-810 offers 802.11ac 2x2 dual-band technology and 5GHz beamforming for data rates up to 1200Mbps. The XAP-1510 features 802.11ac 3x3 dual-band technology and 2.4 and 5GHz beamforming for data rates up to 1900Mbps. The XAP-1610 AC3100 dual-band wireless AP features advanced 4x4 MU-MIMO (802.11ac Wave 2) technology and 2.4 and 5GHz beamforming for data rates up to 3167Mbps. The AP is designed to enhance transmission and reception performance, producing higher throughput when experiencing medium to weak signals within the effective range.
For outdoors wireless coverage, Luxul’s outdoor APs feature IP-65-rated designs, pole or wall mounting options, and simple setup and installation. At the show will be: the 300N XAP-1240, featuring multi-stream 802.11n wireless technology; the dual-band AC1200 XAP-1440, featuring multi-stream 802.11ac technology for data rates up to 1200Mbps; and the dual-band AC1200 XWO-BAP1 bridging AP to deliver connectivity to remote locations such as outer buildings and guest houses.
For bandwidth-intensive applications, Luxul's wired Gigabit dual-WAN Epic 5 router will be on display. The router combines Gigabit WAN-to-LAN speeds with built-in Domotz remote management and Router Limits content management technologies to lower operation costs. Highlighted wireless routers will include the XWR-1200 dual-band AC1200 Gigabit router, which features 802.11ac 2x2 MIMO technology for data rates up to 1200Mbps.
The Luxul PDU-2 Power Distribution Unit, also on display, allows for the local monitoring and rebooting of unresponsive devices, while its self-healing function performs reboots automatically so that integrators can avoid unnecessary truck rolls. Power management features for the PDU-2 include MOV surge and spike protection for connected equipment in addition to remote sequencing for controlled startup and shutdown.