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Revolutionizing Connectivity: WiFi 6, OpenWiFi, and the QCA IPQ6010 DR6018 board

In an era where connectivity is paramount, the evolution of wireless networking technology never ceases to amaze. WiFi 6, also known as 802.11ax, represents the latest leap forward, building upon the strong foundation laid by its predecessor, WiFi 5 (802.11ac), and introducing a host of groundbreaking enhancements.

But WiFi 6 isn’t the only star of the show. Enter OpenWiFi, an industry movement that’s reshaping the landscape of Wi-Fi infrastructure innovation. OpenWiFi is an open-sourced, community-driven Wi-Fi software system, comprising a cloud controller SDK and enterprise-grade Access Point (AP) firmware, meticulously designed to work in perfect harmony.

The Power of OpenWiFi

OpenWiFi is a game-changer in several aspects:

  1. Cost-Efficiency: Developing enterprise-grade Wi-Fi solutions can be a costly endeavor. OpenWiFi significantly reduces R&D costs, empowering both existing and new suppliers to deliver top-notch Wi-Fi products with less development effort.
  2. Accelerated Innovation: OpenWiFi fosters open innovation by providing a common foundation for suppliers and service providers. With shared control, data, and management layers, the focus shifts from reinventing Wi-Fi basics to service innovation.
  3. Seamless Integration: The cloud controller SDK offers open north-bound APIs, enabling over-the-top Wi-Fi applications to integrate effortlessly with multiple vendor solutions. This not only saves integration costs but also accelerates time to market.
  4. Economic Benefits: For service providers and enterprises alike, OpenWiFi translates into substantial savings. With reduced deployment costs (CAPEX) and automation-driven operational efficiency (OPEX), the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) drops significantly compared to proprietary solutions.
  5. Diverse Choice: OpenWiFi offers a wide selection of cloud controllers and access points from multiple vendors, providing flexibility and choice in enterprise-grade Wi-Fi infrastructure.

Meet the QCA IPQ 601 DR6018 board from Wallys

Empowering the OpenWiFi revolution is the Wallys DR6018—an industrial-grade, concurrent dual-band Wi-Fi 6 Routerboard. Let’s explore what makes it a standout choice:

  • Processing Prowess: Equipped with the Qualcomm-Atheros IPQ6010, a quad-core ARM 64-bit A53 processor running at 1.8GHz, it’s designed for exceptional performance.
  • Ample Memory: With 1GB of DDR3L system memory and a clever memory bus design, it’s ready for demanding networking tasks.
  • Wireless Wizardry: Onboard 2×2 2.4GHz and 5GHz radios with support for MU-MIMO and OFDMA technologies deliver top-tier wireless performance.
  • Connectivity Galore: Multiple Ethernet ports, including a 2.5Gbps Ethernet port, offer a wealth of wired connectivity options.
  • POE Versatility: Whether you need passive POE or active POE (802.3bt), the DR6018 has you covered.
  • Compact Form: At 185mm x 116mm, it packs power into a compact design.

Unlocking New Possibilities

What’s truly remarkable is that the DR6018 series routers have recently undergone rigorous long-distance testing, achieving an astonishing 23 km long-distance transmission.

To explore how the Wallys DR6018 can transform your connectivity, check out WallysTech.

Furthermore, 524WIFI and Wallystech offers the opportunity to customize your own AC+AP Solution (AP Controller). Their AC software is designed to enable cross-city, cross-domain management capabilities, with customizable special functions. Reach out to our sales team to learn more.

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