The price for the platform is $159, and a one-year subscription for cloud-management service has a price of $129.
Communications, a provider of secure broadband networking, Internet
connectivity and routing products, announced the availability of its
cloud-enabled access point, NWA1100N-CE, and a promotion with PC Connection.
Customers who purchase a three-year cloud-management service for $299 at PC
Connection will receive the NWA1100N-CE at no additional cost.
NWA1100N-CE offers the dual-management option of being controlled either via
local user interface or remotely through cloud services. Zyxel also offers all
NWA1100N-CE customers a free one-month trial of the cloud-management service.
NWA1100N-CE leverages PowerCloud Systems' CloudCommand technology. Designed to
meet the needs of the small to medium-size business (SMB) market, CloudCommand
delivers cloud capabilities to networking devices and provides the NWA1100N-CE
with management functionality.
NWA1100N-CE provides SMBs with the perfect blend of business-class wireless
hardware with the convenience of cloud-management capabilities," said
Steven Joe, executive vice president of channel business for Americas at Zyxel.
addition, the solution offers recurring revenue opportunities for managed
services providers (MSPs) that serve the SMB market. The NWA1100N-CE allows
MSPs to administer multiple customers' WiFi networks remotely and in real time.
According to AMI Partners, SMBs will spend nearly $100 billion by 2014 on cloud
computing and the cloud offers SMBs numerous benefits, including pooled
resources for lower cost per user, on-demand access to services, the ability to
centralize and simplify management, and constant access to resources.
platform allows midmarket companies to create a single virtual wireless network
across multiple locations, and employees can access a network at any location
without changing client settings. Companies can enforce uniform access rules
and policies for their business from a single point. The access point also
allows businesses to remotely manage multiple networks in real time from anywhere
via a browser-based dashboard, and administrators can perform all management
activities remotely, upgrade all APs with a single click, and receive real-time
alerts to emails and cell phones.
NWA1100N-CE is available from all authorized Zyxel resellers and e-commerce
partners. The suggested price for the platform is $159,l and a one-year
subscription for cloud-management service has a suggested price of $129. The
NWA1100N-CE can also operate as a stand-alone device without the
cloud-management service, the company noted.