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D-Link today announced the DWL-8610AP, a new high power, 802.11ac unified wireless access point. Intended for the small/medium enterprise market, it provides up to 450 Mbps on the 2.4 GHz band, and 1300 Mbps using the 5 GHz band using 3 x 3 MIMO technology.

The DWL-8610AP is D-Link’s next generation Unified Wireless Access Point, designed to succeed the DWL-8600AP. It can be deployed as an autonomously managed, standalone wireless access point, or as a centrally managed access point controlled by a D-Link Unified Wireless Switch or Wireless Controller.

Businesses can start with standalone mode and then migrate to a centrally managed system. With an embedded antenna and a simple housing, the DWL-8610AP can be installed on a wall or ceiling and blends in with most office environments.

The DWL-8610AP will sense a neighbor nearby and automatically select a non-interfering channel. When a nearby AP is operating on the same channel, the DWL-8610AP will minimize interference by automatically lowering its transmission power.

The new DWL-8610AP unified wireless access point is currently shipping through D-Link’s channel partners and online retailers and costs in the neighborhood of $650.

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