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Cisco 5500 Series Wireless Controllers

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Ready for now and the future

Packed with services and flexibility, the 5500 Series grows with your organization. This controller is ideal for medium- to large-sized enterprise and campus deployments. The 5500 Series is part of the Cisco Unified Access Solution and is ready for 802.11ac Wave 2 —the next generation of wireless networking and beyond.

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5520 Wireless LAN Controller

5520 Wireless LAN Controller

  • Designed for medium and large networks
  • Optimized for 802.11ac Wave 2 networks
  • Supports up to 1500 access points
  • Supports up to 20,000 clients
  • Deployment: Centralized, Flex Connect, and mesh
5508 Wireless LAN Controller

5508 Wireless LAN Controller

  • Designed for medium and large networks
  • Optimized for 802.11n and ac Wave 1 networks
  • Supports up to 500 access points
  • Supports up to 7000 clients

Features

Exceptional scalability

Exceptional scalability

The 5500 Series Wireless Controller is optimized for 802.11ac Wave 2 with 20-Gb throughput. It runs up to 1500 access points and 20,000 clients. It also consolidates many controllers into one.

Real-time communication

Real-time communication

You don’t have to wait around for the 5500. It easily communicates with other Cisco controllers. The 5500 connects with Cisco Aironet access points, Cisco Prime Infrastructure, and Cisco Mobile Experiences. It all happens instantly.

Integrated services

Integrated services

The 5500 is loaded with integrated services, including Application Visibility and Control, location-aware Bonjour, Chromcast, and more. These tools help your network run fast and effectively.

Reliability at no premium

Reliability at no premium

The 5500 Series makes sure that your apps are ready. Start with sub-second failover for access points and client failover for the apps. The 5500 has dual redundant Gigabit or 10-Gb Ethernet connectivity so your apps are always available.

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