Large-scale Wireless LAN Management Solution
PLANET WAPC-500, a large-scale Wireless LAN Controller (WLAN Controller), features smart AP control managing up to 512 PLANET smart access points across indoor and outdoor series to provide wireless network management solution from medium to large enterprise. The WLAN Controller enables service providers and IT managers to control all wireless APs at the same time in medium and large wireless network environments, such as hotels, villas, resorts and any public area.
Various Smart APs that Suit Every Enterprise’s Needs
To fulfill various business needs, the WLAN Controller supports a maximum of 16 models of Smart APs for both indoor and outdoor purposes including ceiling-mount, wall-mount, in-wall, industrial, single-band, dual-band and high-power access points which are able to adapt to different environments.
Speeding Up Management and Monitoring
With the WLAN Controller, the system integrator is able to deploy over 500 access points at a time, and centrally configures multiple PLANET smart access points through pre-defined SSID profile and radio profile with just one-click operation. The graphical and user-friendly management interface reduces system operation effort, thus simplifying the batch configuration without having to log on to each device.
Controlling Wireless Network within Minutes
The WLAN Controller, equipped with an LCD with keypads, provides a brief system overview and basic status, and moreover, its integrated Smart AP Control software comes with a dashboard view of your wireless network management. It offers a valuable wireless network information at a glance with the help of the data-driven graphical chart. The dashboard retrieves the real-time visualizations including the system usage, wireless channel distribution, AP loading of Top 3 and active clients traffic status which enables IT engineers quickly drill down into specific information.
Wireless Cluster Management
To configure multiple Smart APs of the same model, the WLAN Controller allows clustering them to a managed group for unified management. According to requirements, wireless APs can be flexibly expanded or removed from a wireless AP group at any time. The AP cluster benefits bulk provision and bulk firmware upgrade through single entry point instead of having to configure settings in each of them separately.
Secure WLAN Access and User Control
The WLAN Controller can provide up to 500 on-demand user accounts. The user accounts can be grouped according to a different access policy. The WLAN Controller’s built-in RADIUS server is integrated for large-scale enterprises so as to provide secure user authentication through the managed RADIUS AP clients.
Optimizing Wi-Fi Deployment with Zone Maps
Importing your floor maps and locating each AP or AP group according to the field deployment can save your time and cost of on-site support and monitoring. It shows the real-time AP status and its signal heat map is capable of reflecting the actual coverage and helps the administrator to fine-tune the overlapping of the adjacent APs anytime to optimize the wireless network performance.
Real-time Monitoring to Speed Up Network Analysis
The WLAN Controller collects all the traffic statistics of the managed APs and displays both graphical and dynamic data information via graphs, charts and tables, reporting on a significant overview of your wireless network to make the daily monitoring more efficient.
Maintenance and Scalability
Through the local high-capacity HDD or mounted USB storage device, the administrator is able to back up or restore the managed device list and profiles, thus reducing effort for system recovery. In addition, PLANET provides unlimited system upgrade and AP license for free to support future added models and advanced features. The WAPC WLAN Controller series is no doubt the best choice for the enterprise.
**We recommend you to match the WAPC-500 with our related Smart AP series to get the best results.
Industrial-grade Physical Hardware
Wireless LAN AP Management
Network Management Characteristics
|Form Factor||1U Rack-mount chassis|
|Processor||Intel® Celeron® J1900 up to 2.42 GHz|
|Memory||2GB DDR3(L) 1333 SODIMM|
|I/O Interface||Four 10/100/1000BASE-T RJ45 ports with auto-MDI/MDI-X
1 USB 2.0 port
1 RS232-to-RJ45 console port (115200, 8, N, 1)
LCM display with keypad
1 AC power input
1 power switch
|Storage||2.5”, 500GB SATA HDD|
|Dimensions (W x D x H)||430 x 200 x 44 mm|
|Power Requirements||150W Switching Power Supply
AC 100~240V, 3~1.5A, 60~50Hz.
|Environment & Certification|
|Temperature||Operating: 0 ~ 40 degrees C
Storage: -20 ~ 60 degrees C
|Humidity||Operating: 10 ~ 80% (non-condensing)
Storage: 10 ~ 80% @ 40 degrees C (non-condensing)
|Vibration||0.5 Grms/ 5 ~ 500Hz when operating
1.5 Grms/ 5 ~ 500Hz when not operating
|Shock||10G peak acceleration (duration of 11 msec.) when operating,
20G peak acceleration (duration of 11 msec.) when not operating
|Number of managed APs||512|
|Number of RADIUS client devices||512|
|Number of RADIUS user accounts||10,000|
|AP Auto Discovery||Supports AP auto discovery|
|Dashboard||Summarized system overview includes online AP numbers,
activated client number
|SSID/RF Profile||Allows multiple wireless profiles creation and maintenance|
|Cluster Management||Allows AP grouping for bulk provisioning and batch upgrading|
|Bulk AP Provisioning||Supports bulk AP provisioning with user defined profiles|
|Bulk AP Firmware Upgrade||Supports bulk AP firmware upgrade|
|Coverage Heat Map||Enables real signal coverage of managed AP reflecting on the uploaded zone maps|
|Topology View||Provides visual topology view of connected PLANET devices|
|Status Monitoring||Real-time traffic statistics reporting of AP and activated clients|
|Graphical Statistics||Real-time and historical visibility of traffic flow|
|Profile Backup/Restore||Provides SSID, radio profile backup/restore|
|SSIDs-to-VLANs Mapping||Allows to configure SSIDs-to-VLANs mapping in supported APs|
|RADIUS Authentication||RADIUS server is integrated for client authentication in a large-scale enterprise network|
|User Account Management||Supports on-demand account creation per user-defined access policy|
|Network||DDNS: Supports PLANET DDNS/ Easy DDNS
DHCP: Built-in DHCP Server for auto IP assignment to APs
Management: Console; Telnet; SSL; Web browser (Chrome is recommended); SNMP v1, v2c, v3
Discovery: Supports PLANET Smart Discovery
|Maintenance||Backup: System backup and restore to local or USB HDD
Reboot: Provides system reboot manually or automatically per power schedule
Diagnostic: Provides IPv4/IPv6 ping and trace route
|Supported Access Point Models[*]|
|Managed AP Series||WDAP-C7200AC
|Smart AP E Series||WDAP-C7200E
|Smart AP OE Series||WDAP-802AC
|Smart AP OW Series||WAP-200N
|Regulatory Compliance||CE, FCC|
|Standards Compliance||IEEE 802.3 10BASE-T
IEEE 802.3u 100BASE-TX
IEEE 802.3ab Gigabit 1000BASE-T
IEEE 802.3x flow control and back pressure
|[Remarks]||The supported AP models may be changed after a firmware upgrade. The following AP models are classified according to their specification:
 Managed AP Series: The AP can be managed in the “Managed AP” mode.
 Smart AP E Series: “E” stands for "Enhanced", meaning indoor smart AP with enhanced features.
 Smart AP OE Series: "OE" stands for "Outdoor Enhanced", meaning outdoor smart AP with enhanced features.
 Smart AP OW Series: "OW" stands for "Outdoor Wireless", meaning outdoor smart AP/CPE.
1. SNMP status polling
2. Library issue will happen when AP activity is abnormal.
1. Factory Default
2. Group set profile
3. Renamed ‘AP Group’ to ‘Group’
1. Set 5G band at 80MHz channel width
2. Set profile alert message
3. Interface trap init issue
|2018-12-07||1.1b181127||Fixed search and VLAN isolation issues.|
1.Radio 5G entry delete failed
2.Radio profile application will create new entry when modified
3.SNMP managed device didn't turn to offline status when it's plug out
|WAPC-1000||Enterprise-class Wireless LAN Controller supporting more than 1000 APs|
|Smart AP Control (SAPC)||PLANET Smart Wireless AP Controller Software|
|CS-950||UTM Content Security Gateway|
|WDAP-C7200E||1200Mbps 802.11ac Dual Band Ceiling-mount Wireless Access Point (802.3at PoE, 2 10/100/1000T LAN)|
|WNAP-C3220E||300Mbps 802.11n Ceiling-mount Wireless Access Point (802.3af/at PoE, 10/100TX LAN)|
|WNAP-W2200UE||300Mbps 802.11n In-Wall Wireless Access Point w/ USB Charger (EU Type, 802.3af/at)|
|WDAP-802AC||1200Mbps Dual Band 802.11ac Outdoor Wireless AP (IP68, 802.3at PoE+, 4 x N-Type connector)|
|WAP-252N||2.4GHz 802.11n 300Mbps Outdoor Wireless AP (IP67, 802.3af/at PoE, 2 x N-Type Connector)|
|WBS-202N||2.4GHz 802.11n 300Mbps Outdoor Wireless CPE|
|WAP-552N||5GHz 802.11a/n 300Mbps Outdoor Wireless AP (IP67, 802.3af/at PoE, 2 x N-Type Connector)|
|WBS-502N||5GHz 802.11n 300Mbps Outdoor Wireless CPE|
|Enterprise-class Wireless LAN Controller supporting more than 500 APs (4-port 10/100/1000T LAN, LCD)|