The Plasma Cloud Console is a powerful and easy-to-use platform offering a wide range of user-friendly features. Find out more about them below.
SSIDs can be assigned to a network as well as targeted individual devices. This feature is especially useful when you want to connect to a specific Access Point, for example for testing and debugging purposes. It allows you to virtually separate the device from the rest of the network, without the need to physically re-wire your Access Point or change the configuration of the entire network.
WiFi scheduling allows you to configure when a WiFi network is available. This is accomplished by turning an SSID on or off according to your custom schedule.
Client throttling is the intentional limiting of an internet service to regulate network traffic and provide fair throughput share to each client.
The WiFi AI is a set of mechanisms that automatically configure your WiFi settings in an optimal way.
This includes an auto-channel selection logic and the automatic wireless mesh management. Based on data collected about surrounding WiFi networks, the AI will determine the best channels settings for all your Access Points and optimize them for minimal signal interference in your target location.
Wireless mesh is disabled by default to reduce the WiFi overhead and increase performance. The only exception is when devices cannot successfully connect to the Internet via cable in which case wireless mesh will be activated automatically.
This feature can significantly speed up your connection process: A WiFi QR Code allows users to connect to a network by simply scanning a QR code, eliminating the need to identify the right network and type in the password. WiFi QR codes can be generated for each SSID in your network. After scanning, devices will extract the encoded WiFi network name and password and automatically join the correct network. Connecting to WiFi has never been easier.
A splash page is a custom web page shown to users before they can access the Internet from your network. This is often done to have users agree to specific terms and conditions, promote offers or show disclaimers before starting their navigation. You can easily build a splash page with the Plasma Cloud splash page editor.
Plasma Cloud allows you to adjust your PoE Switch settings on a per-port basis. This includes settings such as enabling links, link speed, throttling, bandwidth limits, enabling PoE supply, PoE schedule and VLAN assignment.
All ports on your Switch are enabled by default. This way, you can simply connect your plug & play Plasma Cloud devices to your network.
VLANs are virtual networks created on top of the existing network infrastructure. Each virtual network is identified by its VLAN tag, which is used to mark traffic originating from clients belonging to a particular virtual network. This allows you to apply network policies such as traffic prioritization, network access restrictions, and firewalling.
PoE scheduling allows you to conveniently turn off devices when they are not needed. This feature helps to save energy and money, as well as reducing the burden on the environment. Naturally, this advanced power management is compatible with third party devices as well as Plasma Cloud hardware.
Port mirroring allows you to duplicate traffic to troubleshoot networking issues. With this feature you can easily copy network packets from one port (source) to another port (destination). You can then connect a monitoring device to the destination port to easily troubleshoot the mirrored network traffic.
Are you experiencing call quality issues when using VoIP such as delays, crackling sounds or temporary connection losses? Does it happen even with a fast & stable internet connection? Don't worry, here is where Plasma Cloud's voice prioritization comes into play. It guarantees voice packets a high speed lane even during peak network congestion. Prioritizing voice traffic boosts the reliability and quality of your VoIP phone calls.
Wired connections form the backbone of network infrastructure. When one connection isn’t enough, link aggregation or combining multiple network connections together can boost throughput and network resilience. A brilliant feature for effective switch management, link aggregation enables you to combine multiple wired connections into one logical link. Thanks to cloud-assisted configuration, the Plasma Cloud console auto-detects when link aggregation is available, or any wiring changes affecting an existing link aggregation group occur.
The Layer 2 topology provides a visual overview of your LAN and VLAN network architecture and showcases how individual devices are linked together. It offers unmatched visibility into your wired connections, completely eliminating the need for cumbersome manual mapping.
The Layer 2 topology is particularly useful for large deployments and more sophisticated setups as you can easily analyze and troubleshoot your entire network.
This topology, also called RF Topology, provides a quick overview of the wireless environment surrounding your network. This topology visualizes all neighboring networks and their respective WiFi channels, allowing you to quickly and easily spot signal interference.
Whenever your WiFi speed appears slower than expected, you can run a RF scan with this easy and quick troubleshooting tool and choose the most appropriate channel for your devices.
The Plasma Cloud mesh topology offers in-depth insight into your mesh networks. It provides useful information on how Access Points are connected to each other based on location details and measured throughput. Plasma Cloud uses B.A.T.M.A.N. protocol for meshing and automatically optimizes traffic flow for very high throughput. It works 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz and 6 GHz WiFi radio frequencies. Plasma Cloud’s single-, dual- and tri-band Access Points all mesh together seamlessly.
The connected devices feature offers yet another great network overview, focusing on a specific device and its direct connections. This topology spars you the time-consuming work of having to check the switch connections manually. The connected devices view can help you solve common deployment issues, saving precious troubleshooting time and effort.