Xirrus Debuts XR-620 802.11ac Access Point
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The XR-620 is a two-radio 802.11ac access point that extends Xirrus's existing 802.11ac portfolio, which includes the XR-630 first announced in October of 2013.
"We sell both APs (two-radio fixed hardware) and Arrays (2-16 radio modular hardware), and the new XR-620 extends the AP solutions with a new low-cost 11ac option," Bruce Miller, vice president of Product Marketing at Xirrus, explained to Enterprise Networking Planet.
The faster XR-630 11ac AP provides 2.6Gbps total bandwidth, while the new XR-620 comes in at 1.7Gbps total bandwidth. The XR-620 is specified to have bandwidth throughput of 867 Mbps per radio, in a 2x2 MIMO (2 antennas, 2 streams) configuration. In contrast, the XR-630 supports 3x3 MIMO with a max rate of 1.3Gbps. Miller noted that the XR-620 also carries a lower price point, coming in at $675, while the XR-630 has a list price of $1,100.