PLANET WS-1232P, an enhanced Wireless AP Managed Switch, features Smart AP control, Layer 3 OSPF/static routing and Intelligent PoE capability to enable service providers and IT managers to control all wireless APs at the same time in small- and medium-scale wireless network environments, such as hotels, villas, resorts and any public area. The WS-1232P provides IPv6/IPv4 dual stack management and built-in L2/L4 Gigabit Switching engine along with 8 10/100/1000BASE-T ports featuring up to 36-watt 802.3at PoE+, 2 additional Gigabit copper ports and another 2 extra 1/10 Gigabit BASE-X SFP+ fiber slots which definitely offer enterprises a quick, safe and cost-effective AP Control with Power over Ethernet network solution.
Five Steps to Manage AP Cluster within Minutes
The WS-1232P offers a user-friendly Web GUI for easy configuration. It features centralized management of PLANET Smart AP series without needing to manually configure each AP for the wireless SSID, radio band and security settings. With a five-step configuration process, different purposes of wireless profiles can be simultaneously delivered to multiple APs or AP groups to minimize deployment time, effort and cost.
Visualizing Wi-Fi Signals through Map
Importing your floor maps and locating each AP or AP group according to the field deployment can save your time and cost of on-site support and monitoring. It shows real-time AP status, and its signal heat map is capable of reflecting the actual coverage and helps the administrator to fine-tune the overlapping of the adjacent APs anytime to optimize the wireless network performance.
Maximal Scalability and Compatibility with Various Smart APs
To fulfill various business needs, the WS-1232P provides a maximum scalability and is compatible with over 10 models of Smart APs from indoor to outdoor series including ceiling-mount, wall-mount, in-wall, industrial, single-band, dual-band and high-power access points which are able to adapt to different environments.
10Gbps Ethernet Uplink for High-volume Transmission
As to the bandwidth, the WS-1232P offers 10Gbps uplink ports to relieve huge network traffic. Each of the 10G SFP+ slots in the WS-1232P supports dual speed and 10GBASE-SR/LR or 1000BASE-SX/LX. With its 10G Ethernet link capability, the administrator now can flexibly choose the suitable SFP/SFP+ transceiver according to the transmission distance or the transmission speed required to extend the network efficiently. The WS-1232P provides greater bandwidth and powerful processing capacity to make central management more efficient.
Unique PoE Management Features
The WS-1232P has a built-in L2/L4 Gigabit Switching engine and 8 10/100/1000BASE-T ports featuring 36-watt 802.3at PoE+, with a total power budget of up to 240W for different kinds of PoE applications. It perfectly meets the power requirements of PoE Wi-Fi access points including dual-band or outdoor high-power AP/CPE with high power consumption. As a managed PoE Switch for stable and reliable wireless AP operation, the WS-1232P features the following intelligent PoE management functions:
■ PD Alive Check
■ Scheduled Power Recycling
■ SMTP/SNMP Trap Event Alert
■ PoE Schedule
Layer 3 Routing Support
The WS-1232P enables the administrator to conveniently boost network efficiency by configuring Layer 3 IPv4/IPv6 VLAN static routing manually, and the OSPFv2 (Open Shortest Path First) settings automatically. The OSPF is an interior dynamic routing protocol for autonomous system based on link state. The protocol creates a database for link state by exchanging link states among Layer 3 switches, and then uses the Shortest Path First algorithm to generate a route table based on that database.
IPv4/IPv6 Dual Stack Management Network
The WS-1232P offers IPv4/IPv6 VLAN routing feature which allows to crossover different VLANs and different IP addresses for the purpose of having a highly-secure, flexible management and simpler networking application. With the support for IPv6/IPv4 protocol, and user-friendly management interfaces, the WS-1232P is the best choice for system integrators to migrate network infrastructure from the IPv4 to the IPv6 network. It also helps SMBs to step in the IPv6 era with the lowest investment and without having to replace the network facilities even though ISPs establish the IPv6 FTTx edge network.
Optimal Redundant Ring for Faster Recovery of Managed Network
The WS-1232P supports redundant ring technology and features strong, rapid self-recovery capability to prevent interruptions and external intrusions. It incorporates advanced ITU-T G.8032 ERPS (Ethernet Ring Protection Switching) technology, and Spanning Tree Protocol (802.1w RSTP) into customer’s network to enhance system reliability and uptime in harsh environments. In a certain simple ring network, the recovery time could be less than 50ms to quickly bring the network back, thus enabling the management network to keep on operating.
User-friendly Secure Management
For efficient management, the WS-1232P is equipped with console, web and SNMP management interfaces. With the built-in web-based management interface, the WS-1232P offers an easy-to-use, platform-independent management and configuration facility. The WS-1232P supports SNMP and it can be managed via PLANET centralized network management suite or any management software based on the standard SNMP v1 and v2 protocols. For reducing product learning time, the WS-1232P offers Cisco-like command via Telnet or console port and customer doesn’t need to learn new command from these switches. Moreover, the WS-1232P offers remote secure management by supporting SSH, SSL and SNMPv3 connection which can encrypt the packet content at each session.
Cybersecurity Network Solution to Minimize Security Risks
The cybersecurity feature included to protect the switch management in a mission-critical network virtually needs no effort and cost to install. Both SSH and SSL protocols are utilized to provide strong protection against advanced threats. The network administrator can now construct highly-secure corporate networks with considerably less time and effort than before.