Autonomous Wave Control (AWC)
Address the complex and rapidly-evolving environment of the IoT world, by reducing the need for costly human involvement in the deployment and tuning of a wireless network.
Allied Telesis Autonomous Wave Control (AWC) is an advanced network technology that utilizes game theory to deliver significant improvements in wireless network connectivity and performance, while reducing deployment and operating costs.
By automatically minimizing coverage gaps and reducing Access Point (AP) interference, AWC delivers a high-quality wireless experience that responds instantly 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 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 tuning of a wireless network.
Developed from Game Theory
AWC uses game theory to model the continuously changing relationship between AP location and signal strength requirements, resulting in a more efficient, higher-performing wireless network environment.
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 for 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.
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 interference kept to a minimum. AWC ensures that each wireless AP is operating on the optimal channel and at the optimum power, so that overall coverage and bandwidth availability is maintained across the whole network.
Autonomous 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.
Wireless configuration and optimization with AWC is managed by Allied Telesis Vista Manager EX™, a state-of-the-art monitoring and management tool for AMF networks. Vista Manager EX automatically creates a complete network topology map, with various visualization modes that allow IT administrators to easily monitor their networks, while AWC profiles simplify the management of multiple APs.
With AWC, Allied Telesis is giving 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.