The Aptilo Access Controller™ (AC) gateway is purpose-built for access control, usage monitoring and policy enforcement in Wi-Fi networks enabled by the Aptilo Service Management Platform™. The Aptilo AC dynamically handles user sessions, QoS and routing from the local network to the Internet and features true client plug-and-play functionality. For more technical details please go to our in-depth section.
An access controller for every need
The same Aptilo AC software can be installed on three different cerified standard hardware options:
- A flash-based small form factor PC with silent operation (Micro AC) handling 200 concurrent users
- A industry standard server (Std AC) handling 2.000 concurrent users
- A eight server cluster (Macro AC) – one load balancer, one backup node and six traffic taking nodes – with a totalcapacity of 12.000 concurrent users.
It is recommended to deploy the Aptilo AC either as redundant pairs with one backup node or in a redundant cluster with one backup node serving several traffic nodes.
Depending on the business model and integration level, the Aptilo Access Controller can either be locally, regionally or centrally placed in the network, catering to several separate sites.
Although the Aptilo Service Management Platform™ is optimized for working hand-in-hand with the Aptilo Access Controller™ and Aptilo Service Portal ™ delivering true unique capabilities, it also work well together with access point controllers from our Wi-Fi partners or dedicated high-performance access gateways. The Aptilo AC can also be deployed behind existing third party access gateways to enable functionality that cannot otherwise be obtained, learn more about this type of hybrid deployments.