Wi-Fi 5 vs. Wi-Fi 6: comparison and INOVIS latest Wi-Fi 6 Products. In the ever-evolving landscape of wireless technology, staying ahead of the latest advancements is crucial for businesses seeking enhanced connectivity and performance. Two prominent Wi-Fi standards, Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) and Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax), have been pivotal in shaping the wireless connectivity experience. In this comparison, we dive into the key differences between Wi-Fi 5 and Wi-Fi 6, highlighting the advantages of the latter, and explore the cutting-edge Wi-Fi 6 products available at INOVIS Live Automation AG.
|Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
|Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)
|Operates on the 5GHz band
|Utilizes both 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands (Dual-band)
|Performance and Speed
|Theoretical maximum speed of 6.9 Gbps
|Faster speeds for both individual and multiple devices
|Up to 4 users simultaneously
|Improved MU-MIMO, more efficient data transfer
|More efficient modulation techniques
|Further enhancements in signal modulation
|Battery Life Optimization
|Integrates Target Wake Time (TWT) for improved efficiency
|Provides high-speed internet access
|Faster speeds for individual and multiple devices
|Standard safety protocols (WPA2)
|Enhanced safety protocols, better internet surfing
|Compatible with Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n) devices
|Backward compatible with Wi-Fi 5 and Wi-Fi 4 devices
|Increased Device Support
|Handles moderate device density
|Supports a higher number of devices connected to a router
Wi-Fi 6, the latest standard, surpasses Wi-Fi 5 in speed, capacity, efficiency, and security, making it a compelling choice for businesses aiming to optimize their wireless networks.
In conclusion, the transition from Wi-Fi 5 to Wi-Fi 6 represents a significant leap in wireless technology. With INOVIS Live Automation AG‘s portfolio of Wi-Fi 6 products, businesses can embrace the future of connectivity, enjoying faster speeds, higher device capacity, and enhanced security.
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