Oberon’s New 104X Series Wireless Access Point Mounting Solutions - Security, Aesthetics, and Convenience in Any Type of Building Environment
Oberon’s new 104X Series wireless access point mounting solutions provide a cost effective solution sought by wireless and cabling professionals. End customers demand installations which secure the wireless equipment, provide superior wireless performance, and more importantly than ever, do not degrade the appearance of architecturally sensitive ceilings and walls. New “high density” Wi-Fi designs require a large number of closely space Wi-Fi access points spread throughout every part of the facility, inside and outside, emphasizing the requirement for aesthetics and economy.
Commonly, end customers find dangling the Wi-Fi access point from the ceiling grid to be unacceptable in appearance and physical security. Throwing the access point above the ceiling is unacceptable from the standpoint of performance and maintenance. Oberon’s new 104X Series wireless access point mounting solutions easily install much like recessed lighting, positioning the access point with much of the body recessed into the ceiling, with only the antenna face of the access point exposed to the room space. The result is the perfect balance of aesthetics and performance.
The new 104X Series is purpose built for economical installation of virtually all Wi-Fi access point vendors’ models, in every kind of room space, including:
- Open, canopy, panel, and cloud ceilings
- Suspended ceilings
- Hard lid/wall environment, both new construction and remodeling
Oberon’s 104X Series are UL listed and provide the specific requirements for security, convenience, aesthetics, and code compliance in public buildings, schools, university campuses, and hospitals.
The 1040 series is designed to be placed in ceiling panels which do not form a barrier between the room space and the plenum space. The 1040 is comprised of a support panel, an adjustable-depth bracket, an AP-specific trim piece, and hanger wire. Installation is very simple (Figure 1). A cutout is made in the ceiling panel for the access point, using the trim as a template. The support panel is placed above the ceiling panel and centered over the cutout. The hanger wire is attached to the building structure. The trim is attached to, or placed over, the access point. The adjustable-depth bracket is attached to the access point and this assembly is inserted into the ceiling panel cutout. Thumb screws are then used to draw the access point and trim until the trim is flush against the ceiling panel.
When installed (Figure 2), only the antenna face of the access point is exposed, surrounded by the trim piece. Most of the body of the access point is aesthetically recessed into the ceiling without compromising wireless performance.
AP-specific trim is included with the product. For different vendors' access points, specify the trim required.
Note: The trim is interchangeable after installation. Please contact your Oberon representative for additional trim options.
|Model P/N||Description||Retrofit trim P/N|
|1040-AP205||Small trim for Aruba Networks AP205||37-4X-AP205|
|1040-AP215||Small trim for Aruba Networks AP215||37-4X-AP215|
|1040-AP225||Small trim for Aruba Networks AP225||37-4X-AP225|
|1040-CCOAP||Small trim for Cisco Enterprise APs||37-4X-CCOAP|
Figure 1 – Model 1040 canopy/panel/cloud ceiling wireless AP recessed installation
Figure 2 – Model 1040 canopy/panel/cloud ceiling wireless AP recessed installation