School with Apogee Antenna covering 12 acres of WiFi From Campus to living room 12 + Acres With a single AP location Learn More community wifi Deploying robust, large-scale Wi-Fi used to be hard & expensive Community Wi-Fi Everywhere Not Anymore college campus fewer AP Locations Same Number of Connections Up to Four Access Points
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“At the Shot Show last year we needed nine AP's to cover just the merchandise tents. This year with Aura Wireless we only needed two AP locations, Apogee Antennas and covered 22 acres!”

Nando AtehoGeneral Manager, Intech

Education

Extend Wi-Fi connectivity from the classroom, throughout the campus and into the community. It's time to conquer the Homework Gap once and for all.

Large Events

WiFi networks don’t have to be static – and in fact, they shouldn’t be when it comes to large-scale events. With Apogee’s cloud-based management, you can instantly manipulate coverage areas by defining antenna types, band selection, and more, to fit the changing needs of your event.

Community Wi-Fi

Can a smart city provide its residents with widespread Wi-Fi coverage while keeping labor and infrastructure costs under control? With Apogee the answer is yes!

Big Buildings

Airport hangars, manufacturing plants and farms all have something in common: connecting people, devices and things has always been really hard. Until Now!

Although the demand is high, robust large-scale Wi-Fi networks are very rare.  No matter how much resource is invested, it seems large-scale Wi-Fi networks just do not perform.

Both directional and omni-directional antennas are required to mesh and provide subscriber coverage respectively.  The narrow beam widths of directional antennas make them unsuitable for subscriber coverage and omni-directional antennas which propagate signal in a 360° pattern provide subscriber coverage but often feature low or no gain.

Due to the lack of gain, providing contiguous Wi-Fi connectivity requires many access point locations with omni-directional antennas.  In addition to high costs, locating multiple omni-directional antennas close enough to eliminate coverage gaps creates other issues such as antenna de-sensing due to proximity and channel conflicts all resulting in the very common experience of poor performing large scale Wi-Fi deployments.

The conclusion is often that it is just not worth it.

Apogee changes all of that.

With a key stroke, the Apogee transforms into the type antenna of you need: panel, omni, point to point, point to multi-point. Its superior performance translates to significantly fewer access point locations lowering costs and resolving antenna de-sensing and channel conflicts.

Apogee Software Defined Antenna
40 Antennas divided into four 90-degree panels, smart switch an firmware enable you to define Apogee as a directional or omni-directional antenna without reducing gain.
Apogee can be configured as a 90°, 180° or a 270° directional antenna or a 360° omni-directional antenna.
Equipped with steep active filters that can be enabled/disabled through the Apogee Manager™ Cloud, Apogee™ filters up to 99% of harmful noise which is the most detrimental impediment to wireless operation in license-free bands. Active filtering combined with up to 30db of receive gain results in a strong “quiet” RF environment further maximizing MIMO and optimizing S/N.
Apogee’s asymmetrical gain mitigates the most common limiting factor impacting the range of an AP – its ability to process weak signals coming from client devices given their severe transmit imitation. When added to the 9db of passive gain, the Apogee™ antenna delivers an unprecedented 24db of receive gain representing approximately a 1,000% improvement.
During installation Apogee will find true north and determine antenna tilt. Recommendations for alignment to true north and eliminating tilt are viewed in the Apogee Manager cloud in real time enabling you to minimize installation labor costs, optimize Apogee’s antenna pattern and maximize Apogee’s performance
Apogee’s antenna element design and spacing enhance every AP’s MIMO engine.

Through the Apogee Manager (Apogee’s multi-tenanted management platform) each Apogee antenna can be defined as a single panel antenna, multiple panel antennas or an omni–directional antenna without loss of gain. Due to its quadrant design, one Apogee can serve as both a point to point antenna and also provide subscriber coverage.

Each of Apogees four 90° panels can be used alone or in conjunction with each other. Each Apogee panel features an unprecedented 9dbi of passive Tx/Rx gain spread over a 90° beam width.

Apogee’s asymmetric gain enables it to deliver up to 24dbi of gain on the Rx channel while remaining compliant with FCC Part 15 regulations.

With 9dbi of Tx gain and 24dbi of Rx gain Apogee elevates the 5GHz to a full subscriber network increasing subscriber bandwidth and lowering congestion in 2.4GHz. With Apogee, the 5GHz network performs approximately on par with 2.4GHz performance and  is no longer relegated to just point to point applications.

In addition to antenna type Apogee configuration options include single or dual band, single or dual polarity and Apogee port assignments and of which are configured and re-configured remotely.