802.11 – in all its varieties – has become the standard specification for Wireless LANs. Datasat products take full advantage of the 802.11n specification to enable multiple network services to use the same wireless infrastructure. As the 802.11ac standard matures, Datasat will begin to integrate the standard into its wireless LAN products.

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802.11n

802.11n was introduced in 2009 and added multiple-input multiple-output antennas (MIMO) enabling 802.11n wireless LAN products to operate on both the unlicensed 2.4GHz and  5GHz bands. Datasat wireless products combine the latest innovations in 802.11n wireless technology to provide high performance wireless networks.

802.11ac

802.11ac builds upon 802.11n. It introduces important new features such as wider channels (80 or 160 MHz vs. 40 MHz) in the 5 GHz band, more spatial streams (up to 8 vs. 4), higher order modulation (up to 256-QAM vs. 64-QAM), and the addition of Multi-user MIMO (MU-MIMO). However, this standard has yet to be ratified and drivers can still be unstable for master devices. Datasat will introduce 802.11ac compliant products in the future once the company is satisfied that the standard is sufficiently mature.

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