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Allied Telesis Autonomous Wave Control (AWC) is an advanced network technology that utilizes Artificial Intelligence (AI) to deliver significant improvements in wireless network connectivity and performance while reducing deployment and operating costs.

By automatically analyzing coverage gaps and Access Point (AP) interference, AWC delivers a high-quality wireless experience that responds to network configuration changes and bandwidth demands from user devices.

A Better Way of Building Wireless Networks for IoT

The Internet of Things (IoT) and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) movements have created an exponential increase in the number of connected devices, all of which demand reliable and high-speed wireless network access. This unprecedented rise in the number of connections and the associated traffic puts a major strain on networks, many of which struggle to deliver the coverage, performance, and reliable roaming access that today’s users demand.

AWC helps to address this complex and rapidly-evolving environment, by reducing the need for costly human involvement in the deployment and ongoing tuning of a wireless network.

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Employing artificial intelligence techniques, with real-time analytics of user connectivity, behavior and data flows, generates a marked increase in network coverage and performance when compared to legacy wireless networking.

Seiichiro Satoh

Senior Vice President, Global Marketing

Allied Telesis

Reducing the Cost of Wireless Deployments

Wireless network site surveys can be expensive, and the cost increases with the size of a facility and the types of applications that need to work on the wireless LAN. Organizations that want to keep these skills in-house are often required to buy expensive wireless LAN site survey test equipment, and train their IT staff on how to correctly design, deploy and test a wireless network.

AWC helps organizations avoid the time and expense associated with manual site surveys, and reduces the dependence on trained personnel.

Wireless Channel Management and Signal Optimization Diagram

Optimizing Wireless Performance

Wireless connectivity and performance issues are among the most frustrating productivity issues for IT managers and employees alike. While drops in connectivity and poor overall wireless performance are inconvenient, a sudden or persistent lack of connectivity for business-critical users can be damaging. Instances of this damage could include lost production on the factory floor, and can even be life threatening, as in the case of a hospital.

The key to always-on, optimized wireless performance is to continually monitor and adjust each wireless AP so that coverage is maintained and co-channel interference kept to a minimum. AWC ensures that each wireless AP is operating on the optimal channel and at the optimum power, so that maximum coverage and bandwidth availability is obtained across the whole network.

Wireless Network Management

AWC is closely integrated with the Allied Telesis Autonomous Management Framework™ (AMF), a powerful automation tool that provides a simplified approach to network management. With features like centralized management, auto-backup, auto-upgrade, auto-provisioning and recovery, AMF delivers significant cost and time savings from plug-and-play networking and zero-touch management for the wired and wireless network.

There are two ways to enjoy the benefits of autonomous wireless configuration and optimization with AWC:

  1. The AWC plugin for Allied Telesis Vista Manager EX™. Vista Manager EX is a state-of-the-art monitoring and management tool for AMF networks that includes various visualization modes that allow IT administrators to easily monitor their networks, with AWC profiles to simplify the management of multiple APs.
  2. AWC Lite is a simplified version available on the AR Series routers and firewalls. It’s an easy-to-use one-box network management solution that’s ideal for branch offices and SMEs.

With AWC, Allied Telesis gives IT managers another tool to build high-performance, optimized networks for the IoT age. With fewer site surveys, easily deployable and affordable infrastructure, intelligent network management and visualization tools, AWC offers a cutting-edge wireless experience.

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