The QRT 5 is a rugged outdoor flat panel antenna, with a built in RouterBOARD. The device has a 23dBi antenna and a high power 5GHz wireless transmitter.
This is a new feature in RouterOS, which allows to remotely manage your Access Point devices, without need to connect to each of them. Set a device to CAPs mode and it will be automatically discovered and provisioned. Simply change one setting, and all your CAPs (controlled APs) will instantly have the new setting.
The CAPsMAN runs on any RouterBOARD, so no additional hardware is needed, including legacy devices with a simple upgrade.
The CAPsMAN system allows quick deployment of large networks, new RouterBOARD devices will come CAPsMAN ready from the factory, you will be able to add them to the CAPsMAN network with a simple push of a button.
The CAPsMAN works both with Layer 2 and Layer 3 connection between CAPs manager and your APs, and what’s more, not only can it manage the configuration of your APs, optionally it can also manage all their traffic. More information in our manual.
The CAPsMAN feature is available separately in the “wireless-FP” package for RouterOS v6.13, and starting with RouterOS v6.14 it will be included in the standard upgrade package as a one click option to enable.
Here are the notes from Uldis Cernevskis presentation at the US MUM in Pittburgh, PA.
MikroTik CAPsMAN is a wireless provisioning and management system for MikroTIk wireless AP’s.
Controlled Access Point system Manager (CAPsMAN) allows centralization of wireless network management and if necessary, data processing. When using the CAPsMAN feature, the network will consist of a number of ‘Controlled Access Points’ (CAP) that provide wireless connectivity and a ‘system Manager’ (CAPsMAN) that manages the configuration of the APs, it also takes care of client authentication and optionally, data forwarding.