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Custom VLANs Maintain Smooth
Flow of Wi-Fi Traffic
Managed by Access Networks' ARCC cloud-based controller,
this home's heavy Wi-Fi traffic flows smoothly. AV signals
reach their intended destinations without latency. Commands
travel to lights, thermostats, home theater equipment, and
other devices without roadblocks or wrong turns. All the
while, the Custom Core System protects the equipment from
viruses and hackers via its integrated router featuring an
advanced Sophos firewall. RCA Integrated Systems enhanced
the network performance further by segmenting the Internet
traffic into three custom VLANs: one dedicated for AV
equipment, another for the electronic subsystems, and a third
for mobile devices. " Just as vehicles driving in different lanes
on a highway, Wi-Fi signals move more efficiently throughout
a home when they can travel in different VLANs, " Nelson
explains. " Thanks to the ability to partition bandwidth, what
may have taken the owners four hours to download a film into
their Kaleidescape movie server now takes just 15 minutes. "
Dozen Access Points, Several Switches
Keep Network Humming
The Custom Core System also maintains operational efficiency
through its smart switching capabilities. Should Internet
service from the owners' main provider go down or experience
problems, the system shifts automatically to a secondary
ISP. " The owners never even know there's a problem, "
Nelson says. RCA Integrated Systems draws upon Access
Networks' dedicated team of IT engineers to help design,
deploy and service customers' networking systems. Based on
parameters provided by RCA Integrated Systems (home size,
project scope, etc.), the Access Networks team develops a
networking plan, down to the locations of the access points.
For this home, they recommended more than a dozen Wi-Fi 6
APs. Two access points reside outdoors, and the system employs
two each of Access Networks' 12-, 24- and 48-port ICX
switches. RCA Integration Systems refers to the networking
blueprint during installation of the network, which streamlines
workflow and manpower significantly.
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