Control4 has announced the new Pakedge WA-2200 Wave 2 Access Point with BakPak Lite.

Engineered for high-performance and reliable wireless connectivity in homes and projects with a growing number of connected devices, the WA-2200 has been created so Control4 Dealers can provide centralised management and configuration with simplified deployment.

With the propagation of bandwidth-intensive applications such as VoIP, 4K/HD video streaming, and multi-player gaming that are happening simultaneously in today’s homes, the WA-2200 leverages next-generation wireless technology to improve wireless network performance.

Control4 says the all-new, high-performance chipset delivers faster speeds, lower latency, and seamless roaming across the wireless network.

Packing the features in

With BakPak cloud configuration, the new WA-2200 supports both traditional setup through its local user interface as well as remote management and monitoring (RMM), affording a more straight-forward solution for faster and easier access point installation and configuration. With auto-discovery of additional access points on the network, the WA-2200 is intended to streamline registration and enables quick setup for multi-access point systems.  

Secure-by-design, new security requirements safeguard customers by ensuring the access point is never left with a ‘default’ username and password. Built-in RF scan, device monitoring, and analytics for fine-tuning and monitoring the network maximize peak performance for every connected device in the system.

“With BakPak built-in to more and more Pakedge network devices, it’s easier than ever to remotely configure, monitor, and manage customers’ wireless networks,” says Charlie Kindel, Control4 Senior Vice President of Products and Services. “The BakPak iOS or Android mobile app enables on-the-go network management for proactive customer service from anywhere”

Control4 says the WA-2200 is the smallest Pakedge access point available; sleek on-ceiling and flush-mount in-ceiling designs offer flexible, easy installation that are designed to not compromise décor for placement performance.

The WA-2200 (ceiling-mount)/ WA-2200-C (in-ceiling-mount) have a UK MSRP of £389 and £499 respectively.

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