Oberon Professional Wireless LAN Access Point Installation Solutions for Metric (European) Suspended Ceilings

Wireless LAN access points are everywhere. Integrating them into the building environment is a challenge for integrators and contractors. Oberon now offers metric-sized ceiling mounts for use in European ceilings.

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The default method for installing wireless LAN access points (APs) is clipping them onto the ceiling grid or rail. Mounting the AP in the ceiling is ideal from a wireless coverage standpoint, but having the AP hanging off the grid is becoming less acceptable as it appears to be an “unfinished” installation. Many end users, building owners, architects, and, frankly, installers, are demanding a more professional, secure, and aesthetic wireless AP installation.

Sometimes the end user will suggest the AP be mounted above the ceiling so it is not visible. Leading enterprise AP vendors Aruba and Cisco, however recommend the AP not be mounted above the ceiling as this will degrade signal performance and potentially lead to increased signal interference between APs above the ceiling.

Wireless designers generally recommend not mounting APs above the ceiling for these performance reasons.
It is also more difficult to diagnose and service the access point when above the ceiling.

Features & Benefits

  • Aesthetics: the AP is not hanging off the grid any more looking like an "unfinished installation". Only the antenna face of the AP is exposed
  • Better signal quality: not mounted above the ceiling to get it invisible. In this way the signal is not affected and do not degrade granting an ideal wireless performance
  • Secure: protects sensitive audience (in hospitals and healthcare environments) from dust and fungal spores as installations and maintenance of APs are done without lifting ceiling tiles
  • Easy to access: for any additional maintenance of the APs
  • Easy to install: eliminate the need for loose hardware and nuts thanks to a torsion spring which secures the AP

How can the professional designer and installer provide for the optimum wireless performance, physical security, access and more importantly than ever, building aesthetics, in these disparate environment? Discover more reading Oberon Article and finding out the features and benefits of such an installation.

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