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Transform enterprise operations
with license-free private wireless.

Designed for Enterprise.

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more coverage achieved.

Apogee achieves 10 times more coverage than traditional WiFi antennas and delivers stream-quality signal up to 5 square acres. Apogee also provides the signal  reliability of a licensed wireless network.

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fewer meshes needed.

Apogee’s Tx gain of 9dbi spread over an unprecedented 90° beam width, its 24dbi of Rx gain, and its steep active filters enable devices to reliably connect in both the 5GHz and 2.4GHz bands at a range of up to 1,000 feet, significantly reducing your dependence on meshing.

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less infrastructure required.

Apogee dramatically enhances the range and performance of APs. Its hypersensitive signal-receiving capabilities allow an AP to establish a reliable connection to any device within 1000 ft. This greatly reduces the number of AP locations, as well as related infrastructure and installation costs.

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of support truck
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Apogee and its cloud-based managing platform, Apogee Manager, allows all aspects of a coverage area to be configured & optimized remotely. Once successfully installed, you can create, delete or reconfigure coverage areas without expensive truck rolls or on-site technicians.

Big coverage.
Small footprint.

Apogee’s unprecedented coverage areas are large and robust, but its footprint is small and simple. Its ease of installation and cloud-controlled, remote configuration process make it by far the most scalable private wireless solution for large enterprise and municipal deployments.

Distribution Centers
Big Box Retail
Municipal
Smart Agriculture
Intermodal Transport

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Cost-effective CAPEX that increases productivity.

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less than the cost of a traditional deployment.

Apogee drives down the cost of wireless infrastructure while providing robust connectivity for your teams and devices everywhere they need to be.  Finally a way to achieve ubiquitous wireless coverage that makes financial sense.

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of optimizations are performed remotely.

No need to roll a truck to make changes to your coverage areas as your needs change.  Apogee is software defined through Apogee Manager Cloud, which means that with a few keystrokes you can re-define your Apogee’s characteristics such as coverage areas, frequency bands and polarities.

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One impressive experience.

The Apogee Array contains four state-of-the-art, cloud-controlled antennas with ultra-steep filters and unprecedented transmit and asymmetrical receive gain. Once installed, choose between single, sectorized, and omni-directional configurations – as well as two bands and three different polarities. Each antenna can operate independently and in conjunction with any combination of the others.

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asymmetrical gain.

The FCC limits the amount of power a user device can generate, greatly inhibiting its ability to connect to a network through a legacy AP. Most of the time, this is what prevents a device from being able to join and stay connected to a large-scale license-free network.

Apogee’s groundbreaking asymmetrical receive gain addresses this issue directly by providing a massive boost to your AP’s ability to see these power-restricted user devices, ensuring they connect and stay connected to stream-quality 5GHz signal within 1000 ft. of the AP.

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of RF noise removed
by powered filters.

Although it’s often overlooked, noise floor is 50% of the signal-to-noise ratio. To address this, Apogee features steep, powered filtering for both the 5GHz and 2.4GHz bands. When combined with Apogee’s asymmetrical gain, it provides an AP with receive signal that is both powerful and quiet.

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of greenhouse gas emisions can be eliminated with 

Internet-enabled solutions, according to the 

Global e-Sustainability Initiative.

Meet your new on-site technician.

Apogees are configured and managed entirely via a subscription to our proprietary cloud-based antenna management platform, Apogee Manager. Your subscription not only grants you the ongoing ability to optimize coverage remotely at your convenience, but also ensures an ideal installation that maximizes coverage potential while minimizing costs.

Installation Tools

Adjust for optimal signal-to-noise ratio for the intended coverage area. Quickly calculate and correct unintended tilt for all directions. Assign ports, bands and polarities for each Apogee.

Configuration & Optimization

Large scale coverage areas evolve over time. Buildings get constructed, trees grow, your business needs change. With a few simple keystrokes via the Cloud, Apogee easily adapts to these changes in real-time without the need for ever rolling a truck. 

Inventory Management

Apogee Manager provides a comprehensive overview of the number of Apogees installed, each Apogee’s physical address, serial number, MAC address and current firmware version.

Design, budget & deploy with confidence.

Game-changing RF Modeling

Using carrier-grade RF propagation software, we create RF propagation maps for our customers’ intended coverage areas that achieve a 90% correlation between predicted and actual field results. We take into account terrain data, selected AP EIRP transmit gain and receive gain, the general customer use case, and any remote device types that will be in use.  Included with Apogee Manager subscription.

Custom Installation Blueprints

We provide custom installation guides that show exactly how many Apogee and AP locations are needed and where they should be installed.  This design foundation makes it much easier to create accurate deployment budgets and avoid surprises.  Included with Apogee Manager subscription.

Firmware Updates

Apogees ship with the latest firmware, and any updates are dowloaded from the Cloud. Apogee continues normal operations while a download is in progress, and is “off line” for about 60 seconds when the new firmware is applied. 

Scheduled Support

We are available to provide scheduled installation and configuration support as well as fault isolation during business hours Monday – Friday.  Included with Apogee Manager subscription. 24/7 support is available for an additional fee.

Evergreen Warranty

In addition to onboard installation tools and complete remote management capability, an Apogee Manager subscription comes with a warranty that never quits. As long as your subscription is active, your Apogees will always be covered.

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Apogee Quick Answers

Aura Wireless develops and manufactures technology that transforms how large scale license-free networks are designed, deployed, & maintained.

Apogee is a software-defined, cloud-controlled antenna array offering 4 distinct 90° antennas in a single cylindrical housing.  Apogee transforms enterprise operations by increasing the coverage capacity of a WiFi deployment up to 1000%, while reducing infrastructure costs and mesh links up to 80%. 

Apogee is ideal for any large-scale indoor or outdoor wireless deployment where traditional WiFi is costly and inadequate.  This includes (but is not limited to) distribution centers, manufacturing facilities, big box retail locations, agricultural operations, transportation depots, ports, event venues, and municipal deployments.

No.  Apogee is an array of four 90° antennas that connects to any FCC-certified AP equipped with external RF ports.

An array is a set of connected antennas. Apogee is an array of 4 antennas. The 4 antennas in Apogee’s array can be configured to operate independently or in any combination with each other.

Each coverage area is unique. Conditions like terrain, foliage, man-made structures, and the types of remote devices in use will impact the area over which Apogee will propagate a robust, reliable signal. Depending on the coverage venue, one Apogee WiFi can cover 12 – 40 acres (each antenna within the 4-antenna array can cover 3-10 acres). A good planning number is 20 acres per Apogee (5 acres for each of the 4 antennas inside).

Traditional legacy antennas feature symmetrical gain. The transmit gain and receive gain (from a device back to the AP) of those antennas are identical. Apogee features groundbreaking asymmetrical gain. The Apogee array’s transmit gain is 9 dbi, while the receive gain increases by an incredible 24 dbi  and remains fully compliant with FCC Part 15 power restrictions. 

Apogees are configured in the Cloud using a patent-pending antenna managing platform, Apogee Manager. All aspects of Apogees configuration and optimization happen remotely, without ever having to roll a truck.

Apogee Manager is a proprietary, secure, multi-tenant Cloud hosted by Aura Wireless that can be accessed via a PC, tablet, or smartphone.  All aspects of Apogee’s configuration and optimization happens remotely in Apogee Manager. Use this proprietary platform to configure your Apogee as a panel, sector, or omni-directional unit, and assign ports, polarity bands, and bands to it with ease.

The Apogee array originates all sessions to the Apogee Manager cloud.  As soon as Apogee is powered it initiates a session by building a tunnel to Apogee Manager.  Apogee needs to connect to Apogee Manager only for configuration and optimization.  Apogee does not require connection to Apogee Manager for normal operation.

Yes.  Apogee supports 802.11ax and is also backward compatible to 802.11ac and 802.11n.

No, not without severe performance degradation due to the APs interfering with each other. Aura does not support connecting 2 APs to a single Apogee.

Apogee neither increases nor decreases concurrent sessions. Apogee is designed to operate strictly on the RF layer. Its function is to vastly improve the range and signal-to-noise ratio of any AP connected to it. The number of concurrent sessions is determined by the AP.

Yes, to the extent that the connected APs do. It should be noted here that because Apogee WiFi ensures connections between remote devices and APs up to 1,000 feet, the need for and number of meshes in the wireless LAN will be reduced significantly.

Apogee features 4 external SMA female RF ports. Those 4 external ports connect to up to 4 external AP ports.  For each AP required for a deployment, Aura will build custom LMR240 cables that are terminated with the appropriate connector type and include them in your order. The 4 external Apogee ports can be expanded to connect with up to 8 AP ports (from 1 AP) through Aura Wireless’ proprietary diplexers.

Apogee is a PoE device that supports PoE and PoE+ through a switch or UPS.  PoE injectors are not supported by Apogee due to the wide variation in how PoE injectors supply power to a device.  Customers can attempt to power an Apogee using a PoE injector, but we do not recommend this.

Apogee has no throughput limitations. The throughput of an Apogee array is determined by the connected AP’s throughput, AP channel size and the internet connection.

Yes!  Apogee is very effective in large indoor venues like distribution centers, warehouses, and manufacturing facilities.  Apogee’s asymmetrical gain and hybrid polarization settings significantly improve wireless connectivity between the AP and low-power IoT devices.

No.  The customized predictive RF modeling tool we use is the only one that will reflect the asymmetrical gain achieved with Apogee. Results from any other tool will inaccurately indicate the requirement of more infrastructure than is actually needed to achieve the desired coverage.

The Apogee platform is patent-pending.