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Cisco Aironet IEEE 802.11A 1200 Series Access Point Upgrade Kits

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DATA SHEET

PRODUCT OVERVIEW

Cisco ® Aironet ® IEEE 802.11a 1200 Series access point upgrade kits provide customers with an easy and cost-effective migration path to the 802.11a standard for high-speed and high-channel-capacity wireless networking. Cisco Aironet products set the enterprise standard for high-performance, secure, manageable, and flexible WLANs, and Cisco Aironet IEEE 802.11a 1200 Series access point upgrade kits deliver upon the Cisco Aironet commitment to protect customers' wireless network investment. Two versions of the upgrade kit are available. One offers an integrated antenna design that incorporates diversity omnidirectional and patch antennas. The second has dual antenna connectors for use  with numerous Cisco 5 GHz antennas to achieve extended range and application-specific coverage. Both versions provide up to 19 nonoverlapping channels in the 5 GHz band (subject to local regulations). See http://www.cisco.com/go/aironet/compliance to determine the availability of the Cisco  Aironet IEEE 802.11a 1200 Series Upgrade Kit for your country.

VERSATILITY

Cisco offers a wide variety of antenna options that enable flexibility in installation and deployment to meet specific application requirements. The 802.11a module version with integrated antennas incorporates an articulating antenna paddle containing both omnidirectional and patch antennas. For ceiling, desktop, or other horizontal installations, the 5dBi omnidirectional antennas provide coverage for  optimal range and reliability. Selecting the module's integrated patch antenna activates the 9dBi gain patch antenna (Figure 1) for coverage and greater range suited for vertical or wall mounting of access points.

GREATER CAPACITY MADE EASY

Cisco Aironet IEEE 802.11a 1200 Series access point upgrade kits provide an easy, cost-effective means to increase the capacity of your wireless network with a simple radio upgrade. An Allen wrench, supplied with the upgrade kit, is all you need to access the CardBus slot to upgrade a Cisco Aironet 1200 Series access point. Simply remove the existing 802.11a radio or remove the slot cover, and insert the new 802.11a module and upgrade the access point's IOS image. The access point does not need to be removed from the installed position and the  installer does not need to be grounded while performing the upgrade. No other steps are required.

INDUSTRY-LEADING PERFORMANCE

The Cisco Aironet IEEE 802.11a 1200 Series Access Point Upgrade Kits allow customers to take advantage of the next generation of 802.11a technology, with hardware-assisted Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) encryption support, as well as higher transmit power, receive sensitivity, and delay spread for high-multipath environments.

Figure 1. Cisco Aironet 802.11a Radio Module with Dual Integrated Antennas (Air-RM-21A-x-K9) Provides Two Distinct Coverage Patterns

PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS

Table 1 lists product specifications for the Cisco Aironet IEEE 802.11a 1200 Series access point upgrade kits.

Table 1. Product Specifications

Part Number

Cisco Aironet Enhanced IEEE 802.11a CardBus Radio Module with dual integrated antennas:

• AIR-RM21A-A-K9

• AIR-RM21A-C-K9

• AIR-RM21A-E-K9

• AIR-RM21A-J-K9

• AIR-RM21A-N-K9

• AIR-RM21A-S-K9

• AIR-RM21A-T-K9

Cisco Aironet Enhanced IEEE 802.11a CardBus Radio Module with dual RP-TNC connectors:

• AIR-RM22A-A-K9

• AIR-RM22A-C-K9

• AIR-RM22A-E-K9

• AIR-RM22A-J-K9

• AIR-RM22A-N-K9

• AIR-RM22A-S-K9

• AIR-RM22A-T-K9

Regulatory domains:

• A = Americas

• C = China

• E = ETSI

• J = Japan (TELEC)

• N = North America

• S = Singapore

• T= Taiwan

Customers are responsible for verifying approval for use in their particular countries. Please see http://www.cisco.com/go/aironet/compliance to verify approval and to identify the regulatory domain that corresponds to a particular country.

Software

Cisco IOS Software Release 12.3(4)JA or later

Radio Module Form Factor

CardBus (32-bit)

Data Rates Supported

6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, and 54 Mbps

Network Standard

IEEE 802.11a

Operating Voltage

5V (±0.5V)

Wireless Medium

802.11a: Orthogonal Frequency Divisional Multiplexing (OFDM)

Modulation

• Binary Phase Shift Keying (BPSK) @ 6 and 9 Mbps

• Quadrature Phase Shift Keying (QPSK) @ 12 and 18 Mbps

• 16-Quadrature Amplitude Modulation (QAM) @ 24 and 36 Mbps

• 64-QAM @ 48 and 54 Mbps

Frequency Band and Operating Channels

• FCC

– 5.15 to 5.35 GHz and 5.725 to 5.825 GHz, 12 channels

• China

– 5.725 to 5.825 GHz, 4 channels

• Europe (ETSI)

– 5.15 to 5.725 GHz, 19 channels

• Japan (TELEC)

– 5.15 to 5.25 GHz, 4 channels

• North America

– 5.15 to 5.35 GHz and 5.725 to 5.825 GHz, 12 channels

• Singapore

– 5.15 to 5.25 GHz and 5.725 to 5.825 GHz, 8 channels

• Taiwan

– 5.25 to 5.35 GHz and 5.725 to 5.825 GHz, 8 channels

Media Access Protocol

Carrier-sense multiple access with collision avoidance (CSMA/CA)

Nonoverlapping Channels

12 (FCC and North America)

Receive Sensitivity (typical)

6 Mbps: -87 dBm
9 Mbps: -87 dBm
12 Mbps: -85 dBm
18 Mbps: -84 dBm
24 Mbps: -81 dBm
36 Mbps: -78 dBm
48 Mbps: -73 dBm
54 Mbps: -72 dBm

Receiver Delay Spread

120 ns at 54 Mbps
140 ns at 48 Mbps
180 ns at 36 Mbps
230 ns at 24 Mbps
240 ns at 18 Mbps
280 ns at 12 Mbps
320 ns at 9 Mbps
360 ns at 6 Mbps

Available Transmit Power Settings

17 dBm (50 mW)
15 dBm (30 mW)
14 dBm (25 mW)
11 dBm (12 mW)
8 dBm (6 mW)
5 dBm (3 mW)
2 dBm (2 mW)
-1 dBm (1 mW)

Range

Outdoor

170 ft @ 54 Mbps
350 ft @ 48 Mbps
550 ft @ 36 Mbps
700 ft @ 24 Mbps
800 ft @ 18 Mbps
875 ft @ 12 Mbps
925 ft @ 9 Mbps
950 ft @ 6 Mbps

Indoor

90 ft @ 54 Mbps
225 ft @ 48 Mbps
300 ft @ 36 Mbps
350 ft @ 24 Mbps
400 ft @ 18 Mbps
450 ft @ 12 Mbps
475 ft @ 9 Mbps
500 ft @ 6 Mbps
Ranges and actual throughput vary based upon numerous environmental factors so individual performance may differ.

Compliance

Standards

Safety

• UL 60950

• CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 60950

• IEC 60950

Radio Approvals

• FCC Part 15.401-15.407

• RSS-210 (Canada)

• EN 301.893 (Europe)

• ARIB STD-T71 (Japan)

• AS 4268.2 (Australia)

• AS/NZS 3548 (Australia and New Zealand)

Security

• 802.1X and Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP)

• Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) and WPA2

• AES

Other

• IEEE 802.11a

• FCC Bulletin OET-65C

• RSS-102

Integrated Antenna

5 dBi omnidirectional and 9 dBi patch antennas (AIR-RM-21A-x-K9)

Antenna Connectors

Dual RP-TNC (AIR-RM22A-x-K9)

Security

• Hardware-based algorithms for encryption

• Supports Cisco Wireless Security Suite

Dimensions

AIR-RM21A-x-K9:

• 4.9 x 3.5 x 1.6 in. (L x W x H) or 12.5 x 8.9 x 4.0 cm

AIR-RM22A-x-K9:

• Antenna up: 4.7 x 3.4 x 1.6 in. (L x W x H) or 12 x 8.6 x 4.1 cm

• Antenna down: 4.2 x 3.4 x 5.7 in. (L x W x H) or 10.7 x 8.6 x 14.5 cm

Weight

• AIR-RM21A-x-K9: 0.23 lb or 0.104 kg

• AIR-RM22A-x-K9: 0.35 lb or 0.854 kg

Environmental

• Nonoperating (storage) temperature: -40 to 70°C (-40° to 150°F)

• Operating temperature: -20 to 50°C (-4° to 122°F)

• Humidity (noncondensing): 10 to 90 percent

Warranty

One year

Wi-Fi Certification

SERVICE AND SUPPORT

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