SimpleWan recently announced that it has integrated the Ubiquiti UniFi Controller into its dashboard. This will be welcome news for anyone that has struggled to deploy mesh Wifi and VoIP QoS on the same LAN. Now control of both networks can now be centralized from the SimpleWan dashboard.
We expect to have Unifi access points available for purchase in the SkySwitch Store within the coming weeks.
Ubiquiti is known for its line of outdoor wireless products, which are popular among WISPs. The Unifi line of indoor access points is relatively new, but has gained traction as a result of its blazing fast speed (up to 1300 Mbps on the 5 GHz band), low entry cost (MSRPs are under $100), and the ease in which WiFi mesh networks can be created and managed.
The UniFi Controller software is enterprise wireless software used for high-density client deployments requiring low latency and high uptime performance. A single UniFi Controller running in the cloud can manage multiple sites: multiple, distributed deployments and multi-tenancy for managed service providers.
As stated in the SimpleWan product announcement:
Wireless has changed a lot over the last few years and is continuing to change. Putting an integrated box in the corner of an office no longer works with all of toady’s wireless technology. Wireless must be deployed strategically; for the best coverage and fastest speeds. Instead of trying to re-invent the wheel for Wireless N & Wireless AC, SimpleWan looked for the best technology and the best value in a partnership. We decided to partner with Ubiquiti to integrate their wireless controller into the SimpleWan dashboard. Any Unifi Access Point now will fully integrate into your SimpleWan configuration. The devices are fully cloud managed in the SimpleWan Dashboard and designed for zero touch on site. There is no need to buy any additional hardware or solutions; except for the access points themselves.