We just got a load of the new OmniTik‘s, Mikrotik‘s newest integrated solution. OmniTIK is a weatherproof outdoor AP with dual-polarized omni antennas – the perfect companion for the SXT, or for any other 5GHz 802.11a/n standard device.

Weatherproof, durable and ready to use. It has five 10/100 Ethernet ports, PoE support and a built-in 400mW 802.11a/n wireless radio. It supports Nv2 TDMA technology with up to 200Mbit aggregate throughput.

LED signal indicators on it’s back are fully customizable, show Ethernet activity or wireless signal – or any other information from RouterOS.

The USB port gives the ability to connect a 3G modem or a storage drive.

I am thinking of applications for this device including wireless networks for apartment complexes, as a backbone for an RV park WiFi, temporary internet access venues. etc. What is missing in my opinion is a second radio. I would rather sacrifice the dual chains for 802.11n and instead add a second radio running 2.4 GHz. A dual band mesh node at this price point would be awesome and could lend itself to municipal WiFi deployments, etc.