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Open Mesh A42 Universal 802.11ac Wave 2 Cloud-Managed WiFi Access Point
SKU: A42

Open Mesh A42 Universal 802.11ac Wave 2 Cloud-Managed WiFi Access Point

SKU: A42
£120.00 £144.00 inc. VAT
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Tags: Open Mesh, A42, 802.11ac, Wave 2, Cloud-Managed, Wifi, Access Point


Plasma Cloud has developed firmware to support most of the Open Mesh access point range including the OM2P, OM2P-LC, OM2P-HS, OM5P-AC, MR1750, A40, A60, A42 and A62.

Take a look at our guide to see how to migrate your network settings, including an over the air unlock and reflash process - How to migrate your cloudtrax network to Plasma Cloud

A42: Wave 2 Cloud-managed WiFi

The A42 is a 2x2 universal 802.11ac Wave 2 cloud-managed WiFi access point with simultaneous 2.4GHz and 5GHz radios and MU-MIMO. The A42 includes hardware watchdog, two Gigabit Ethernet ports and a USB port. The A42 can be powered by standard 802.3af PoE or passive 18-24V PoE.

 

Water and dust resistant, the A Series can be set on a desktop, mounted to an ethernet wall plate (EU, UK, US), installed on a wall or T-rail ceiling or fastened to an outdoor wall or pole. A universal installation kit is included for deployments almost anywhere.

 

The A42 is cloud managed and includes a free license for CloudTrax, Open Mesh’s cloud-based network controller. Deploy access points in minutes and build, manage and monitor your network from anywhere.

 

 

Highlights

High Performance
High Performance

The A42 is available in a 2x2, 300+867 Mbps MU-MIMO configuration for strong performance, especially in dense environments.

Universal Installation
Universal Installation

The A Series was carefully designed to be installed almost anywhere. Mount the A Series indoors or out with the included universal installation kit.

Cloud Managed
Cloud Managed

Includes a license for CloudTrax, Open Mesh’s cloud-based network controller. No on-site server or controller required.

User Insight
User Insight

With device fingerprinting, you'll know who is on your network in terms of device operating system, name, bandwidth used and more.

Mesh Enabled
Mesh-enabled

Mesh technology enables access points to work together to form a self-organizing, self-healing wireless network.

Custom Brandable
Custom-Brandable

From CloudTrax to hardware, brand the Open Mesh solution as your own. Learn more.

Standard PoE
Standard PoE

The A42 is PoE only and can be powered with standard 802.3af PoE or passive 18-24V PoE. Bundle with a PoE injector or S Series switch.

Multiple SSIDs
Multiple  SSIDs

Multiple SSIDs allow you to broadcast up to four unique networks, some “public” and some “private.”

Your Brand
Your Brand

Custom-branded splash pages automatically scale to fit any device, or use Facebook Wi-Fi to let users check-in to your page before using the web for free.

Outage Alerts
Outage Alerts

Automated outage alerts by email if any access point goes down and doesn’t come back up within an hour.

Custom Authentication
Custom authentication

Authenticate users with WPA2 or WPA-Enterprise security; charge for access, use vouchers and connect to your hotel PMS system1.

Bandwidth Management
Bandwidth Management

Set upload and download caps on each user and block individual abusive devices to ensure there is enough bandwidth available for everyone.

Secure
Secure

Built-in firewall prevents users on the public network from seeing each other or your wired network by default.

Mobile Apps
Mobile Apps

Build, manage and monitor your networks from anywhere with free iOS and Android applications.

 

Notes:
  • The A Series is PoE only and does not include a power supply. The A42 can be powered with standard 802.3af PoE or passive 18-24V PoE. Bundle with a PoE injector or S Series switch.
  • A Series access points are backwards compatible with OM2P and most later OM Series devices (requires firmware upgrade) and MR600 and later MR Series devices, so you can run them on the same network. The A Series will not mesh with OM5P, but can run on the same network.

 

1 PMS integration is a partner service.
Access Point Specification
Antennas Internal: 2 dual-band
Data Rates 300 + 867 Mbps
2.4GHz 2 stream, 802.11 b/g/n (max rate: 300 Mbps)
5GHz 2 stream, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (max rate: 867 Mbps) Wave 2, MU-MIMO
Processor Qualcomm Dakota IPQ4018
Memory 256MB DRAM
Max Recommended Clients 50-100 per AP
Physical Interface 2 Gigabit Ethernet, 1 USB
PoE Standard 802.3af or Passive 18-24V (mode A, B, A+B)
Indoor / Outdoor Rating CE Marked for indoor/outdoor use, IP55
Dimension (W x D x H) 6.5" x 6.5" x 1.2" | .90Lbs
Operating Temperature -20 - 50 C
Zero Config Plug-n-Play Yes
Wireless Mesh Yes
Free Cloud Console Utility recommends you migrate your Open Mesh networks to Plasma Cloud
Free Mobile App Utility recommends you migrate your Open Mesh networks to Plasma Cloud
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Open Mesh makes WiFi smarter and simpler. We help create powerful, easy-to-use wireless networks that automatically spread Internet connections throughout hotels, apartments, retail stores, restaurants, small and medium-sized businesses—and just about anywhere else.

The Open Mesh Series includes everything you need to deploy professional wireless networks across one site or thousands: a modular platform of access points and indoor and outdoor enclosures for easy, professional installation; CloudTrax, a free cloud-based network controller that can manage an unlimited number of access points and networks; and a global suite of power supplies and PoE solutions.