Access Networks added something to its enterprise-grade networking solutions with the introduction of a cloud-based configuration and management platform. The next-generation cloud-based wireless controller, ARCC, is built on Ruckus architecture and a higher level of control with more tools to customize each job and, the company claims a lower cost of entry. Additionally, it offers recurring revenue, as ARCC enables networks to be monitored and managed remotely.
ARCC rounds out Access Networks’ full range of network management platforms, now giving integrators a choice of a cloud-based solution, as well as the company’s C120 hardware solution or Unleashed software solution.
ARCC integrates with any Access Networks-enabled network, much like the C120 appliance. Core managed network solutions ship pre-configured based on dealer-supplied network parameters and requirements specific to the deployment. Once the access points routers, and switches have been installed, the access points will connect to the internet and self-configure. Then, from a computer or mobile device, the integrator can button up the system, administering security protocols and setting up passwords, for example. The entire process is seamless and transparent to the customer, and repeatable when possible, saving integrators time and manpower.
Updates introducing new features and capabilities download to ARCC remotely via the cloud.