The Aptilo Access Controller™ (AC) forms part of a state-of-the-art solution from Aptilo Networks that facilitates the creation of carrier-class Wi-Fi services. The Aptilo AC, together with the Aptilo Service Management Platform™ (SMP) forms a comprehensive, seamless solution that creates unique capabilities for administration and control of services in wireless networks. It admits users to the Internet and controls their experience via granular policy enforcement.
Works in concert with Aptilo SMP
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.
An access controller for every need
The same Aptilo AC software can be installed on two different certified standard hardware options:
- 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.