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Plasma Cloud

Welcome to the Plasma Cloud

The acquisition of Open Mesh by Datto and the associated change in the original business model has left all long-standing Open Mesh customers unprepared and with open questions.
Therefore we are happy to present Plasma Cloud, a successor that offers all important Open Mesh features:

  • free cloudmanagement (plus fee-based extra services) & affordable Hardware (pricing similar to open mesh)
  • high usability
  • white label solution

The short period of time between the announcement in October 2018 and the discontinuation of operations in December 2018 and the associated uncertainty about the further use of Open Mesh hardware and Cloudtrax made a quick solution necessary. This was where the experience and
contacts that the team, some of which had been Open Mesh employees for many years, was able to contribute to the development paid off. And even though not all products and all features will be available at the beginning, the long-term goal of Plasma Cloud is to completely replace the
Open Mesh product line from hardware to cloud.

 

HARDWARE

Plasma Cloud Hardware Roadmap

Initially, three access points will be available, the PA300, PA1200 and PA2100, replacing the OM2P, A42 and A62.
The PA1200 and PA2200 are proven dual-band and tri-band access points. They transmit simultaneously on the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz band.
The PA1200 also has an outdoor enclosure certified to IP55.

The PA300 offers a 2.4 GHz dual stream and thus a higher data throughput than the OM2P. It is also supplied in the PA1200 housing and is therefore also suitable for outdoor use.
In addition, this model is also produced with two external antennas, which can be replaced by any external dual-stream antenna of your choice (point-to-point/sector/etc.), further increasing data throughput.

 

PA1200 und PA2100

ACCESS POINTS SPECIFICATION

  PA300 PA1200 PA2100
Radio chains / streams 2.4GHz : 2x2 2.4GHz : 2x2
5GHz : 2x2
2.4GHz : 2x2
5GHz : 2x2 + 2x2
Antennas 2.4GHz: 3.0dBi 2.4GHz : 3.0dBi
5GHz : 5.0dBi
2.4GHz : 5.0dBi
5GHz : 5.0dBi
Frequency 2.4GHz 2.4GHz + 5GHz 2.4GHz + 2 x 5GHz
Data Rates 300Mbps 300Mbps + 867 Mbps 300Mbps + 867 Mbps + 867 Mbps
Physical Interface 2 x 100 Mbps Ethernet ports
1 x 802.3af
1 x 24V passive PoE
1 x DC Jack
2 x 1000Mbps Ethernet ports
1 x 802.3af
1 x DC Jack
2 x 1000Mbps Ethernet ports
1 x 802.3at
1 x DC Jack
Standard 802.11b/g/n 802.11ac/a/b/g/n 802.11ac/a/b/g/n
Dimensions 142 x 142 x 34 mm 142 x 142 x 34 mm 200 x 200 x 45 mm
 

SWITCH SPECIFICATION

  PS8-L PS8 PS24-L PS24 PS48
10/100/1000 Mbps Ports 8 10 24 24 48
100/1000 Mbps SFP Slots / 2 2 4 4
PoE Budget 55W 150W 250W 370W 740W
Switching Capacity 20 Gbps 24 Gbps 52 Gbps 56 Gbps 104 Gbps
Mounting Options Desktop & Wall mount Desktop & Wall mount Desktop-, Wall-
and Rack mount
Desktop-, Wall-
and Rack mount
Desktop-, Wall-
and Rack mount
Power Supply external internal internal internal internal
Dimensions 239 x 104 x 28 mm 330 x 229 x 43 mm 439 x 257 x 43 mm 439 x 257 x 43 mm 439 x 409 x 43 mm
 

SOFTWARE

Plasma Cloud Software Roadmap

The new Plasma Cloud Dashboard enables the deployment, scaling and management of WLAN networks from anywhere, anytime. As the design is strongly inspired by Open Mesh's Cloudtrax, the transition will not be a problem for existing customers.
For new customers, a minimum learning curve has been set so that they will also find their way around quickly.

Plasma Cloud strives to continuously improve the dashboard and backend and to integrate more exciting features in the future.


The current version can be tested at https://console.plasma-cloud.com.

Screenshot der Plasmacloud Console

To make the transition from Cloudtrax as easy as possible, the following features are already available in the beta version:

  • Import of Cloudtrax networks with settings, APs and Splashpages
  • Support of Open Mesh hardware on Plasma Cloud after firmware upgrade
    (currently: OM2P, OM2P-HS, MR1750, A42, A62, S8, S8-L, S24, S24-L, S48; planned): OM5P-AC, A40, A60)
  • Grouping of networks in organizations managed under the same account
  • Simple network overview with map
  • Detailed APs and client tables sortable by SSID & time period
  • Interactive APs and client traffic diagrams that can show the usage behavior of the data in the last month.
  • Real-time AP online/offline status reports
  • Splashpage Editor
 

If you still have questions about Plasma Cloud or if you are interested in a test device, please get in touch.