Wireless LAN Controlled Series for EnterprisesThe Allied Telesis Unified Wireless Controller (UWC) Series has been designed specifically to meet the requirements of enterprise organizations.Wireless technology continues to advance as users look for ways to connect their ever-increasing array of devices. This evolution includes not only the increased bandwidth delivered by IEEE 802.11n, but also security and other functionality. Within an enterprise environment, the rapid adoption of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) has seen a significant increase in the number of devices that need to be supported. The benefits of mobility and BYOD include greater flexibility, performance, and staff satisfaction, but these need to be carefully balanced with organizations' concerns around security. As the number of devices increases, so too does the size of the wireless network along with the burden of management. Ensuring performance and staff satisfaction in a dynamic environment is particularly challenging and results in an increased Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) as a result of the required Radio Frequency (RF) planning and management. An intelligent, unified control system is essential for reducing operational expenditure as it provides the ability to manage the infrastructure, security, mobility, and services-with many of these updated automatically in real time. The Allied Telesis UWC Series has been designed specifically to meet the requirements of enterprise organizations and addresses key concerns about mobility, security, and TCO. The UWC Series controls a number of Allied Telesis TQ Series wireless Access Points (APs) and centralizes the provisioning, operation, administration and maintenance for the entire enterprise wireless infrastructure. A complete solution, this reduces the headaches involved with managing, upgrading and troubleshooting, thereby improving the experience for users and IT staff. The Allied Telesis Unified Wireless solution delivers a rich feature set that includes seamless mobility, client location tracking, and extensive security safeguards. The UWC Series provides flexible deployment options and is available as a hardware appliance or a software-based solution. The AT-UWC-Install software-based solution may be installed on any industry-standard server or on a virtual machine as a Cloud-based application. This Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model provides a number of advantages, including a simpler set-up resulting in a more cost-effective deployment. As a hardware-based appliance, the AT-UWC-60-APL conforms to the traditional dedicated server model. Key FeaturesSimplified Plug and Play The Allied Telesis Unified Wireless Controller (UWC) detects, authenticates, and automatically configures APs as they are installed. The discovery mechanism works at Layer 2 and Layer 3, and dramatically simplifies the task of deployment. RF Management and Control One of the biggest challenges with wireless solutions is the dynamic environment and the highly-mobile nature of client devices. The UWC continuously monitors the RF coverage from APs and dynamically reconfigures radios to minimize interference and improve performance. Load balancing is performed automatically to distribute clients among the available APs, which further improves the user experience. In addition, automated management enables the UWC to alter the configuration of surrounding radios should an AP fail-ensuring no loss of coverage for client devices.