At A Glance
- Access Point includes up to 3 high gain directional antennas focusing the RF signal for maximum range & reliability
- Modular design fitting Xirrus XR Series Arrays enables future in-place upgrades and network designs that aim RF coverage where needed
- Available in 300Mbps (2X2 MIMO) or 450Mbps (3X3 MIMO) models
- Configurable to operate at 2.4GHz or 5GHz bands to support a wide range of wireless devices
- Multiple operational modes enable the use of an AP in any position of Array as threat detection/packet capture/spectrum analyzer
High-gain Directional Antennas
Each Xirrus AP maximizes performance and reliability by utilizing specialized high gain directional antennas that aim coverage and focus the energy of each RF signal. The antennas have a special integrated metallic reflector for isolation between APs allowing for directional beam patterns. This unique antenna configuration enables the AP to minimize correlation between channels and automatically compensate for RF disturbances within the coverage area. The space diversity created by the Xirrus antenna design maximizes the performance and range of RF coverage.
Flexible RF Management
Each Access Point is software configurable to help the network engineer design and implement an efficient and reliable wireless network. Configurable parameters of the AP include:
- Band selection 2.4GHz or 5GHz
- Channel selection (automatic or manual)
- Transmit power level (automatic or manual)
- Receive sensitivity (automatic or manual)
- Data rates to control maximum connection speed
- Fixed mode option to define wireless protocol by channel for individual or multiple APs
- Traffic shaping controls for packet per second (PPS) or bits per second (BPS) to enable per user traffic or per SSID
The configuration settings provide granular control for the flexible management of the RF signal of the AP.
Multiple Operational Modes
Xirrus XI Series APs have the ability to switch between User mode and Monitor mode providing deployment flexibility within each Xirrus Array. Any AP in any position within the Array can be switched between modes. In User mode the AP provides device connectivity to the wireless network. In Monitor mode the AP can become a dedicated threat sensor capable of spectrum analysis, packet capture, intrusion detection and intrusion prevention.
Modular APs and the Xirrus XR Series Arrays
The XI Series AP modules fit into the Xirrus XR Series Array chassis including the 2-AP XR-1000 all the way up to the 16-AP XR-6000 series. Using the same AP models across all XR Series Arrays provides consistency in capabilities, network services and management regardless of device. The modular APs along with the multi-slot design of the XR Series Arrays enables customized RF coverage patterns as well as the flexibility to add or upgrade radio technology in the future.