Oberon's Model 1041-WA One Piece Wi-Fi Access Point Mount for "Hard Lid" Ceilings
Attaching WiFi AP to "hard-lid" ceiling
For optimum wireless coverage and capacity, WiFi access points are mounted in virtually every building location, including spaces with "hard-lid" ceilings (drywall, sheetrock, and gyp board ceilings). Typically, the access point (AP) vendor recommends that an AP mounting plate is fastened to the ceiling using suitable hardware, or the mounting plate is attached to a recessed electrical box in the ceiling. The AP's data cable is then fished through a hole in the ceiling or into the electrical box, and the AP is attached to the mounting plate in a "surface mount" configuration. Due to the size of some enterprise APs and the depth of the mounting plate, the AP may hang several inches below the ceiling, which is often found to be unappealing or unacceptable from a visual standpoint. This type of installation looks "unfinished" or "unprofessional."
Typical hard lid access point install
Oberon one piece recess ceiling mount solution
Oberon's new Model 1041 series WiFi AP mounts are the simplest way to recess APs into hard-lid ceilings or walls for an aesthetic, professional installation. The 1041 series is a "one piece" solution. The AP is inserted into the mount, a cutout is made in the ceiling, and the AP/mount assembly is fastened to the ceiling. The AP is recessed into the ceiling much like a recessed light fixture.
The Model 1041-WA has a white ABS plastic dome, so most leading vendors' APs fit inside. Other styles of the 1041 are designed specifically for leading enterprise APs.