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Cisco DNA Spaces Data Sheet

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Cisco DNA Spaces uses your existing network and Wi-Fi and wired infrastructure to digitize physical spaces including people (visitors, guests, employees) and things (assets, sensors, smart devices)

Product overview

Digitization has shaken the foundation of every industry, changing the economics and reinventing business models. Companies that digitize use behavioral data about people and things for making business decisions and as a strategic advantage against competitors.

However, when it comes to physical spaces, enterprises experience a data blind spot. There is limited visibility into the behavior of people (visitors, guests, employees) and things (sensors, smart devices, assets) and how people and things interact in a given space.

What if your Cisco® network infrastructure could deliver more than connectivity and eliminate the data blind spot in your physical spaces?

We’re introducing Cisco DNA Spaces—a powerful, end-to-end, indoor location services cloud platform that helps customers enable business outcomes at scale by providing wired and wireless customers with rich location-based services, including location analytics, business insights, customer experience management, asset tracking, safety and compliance, IoT fleet management, and cloud APIs.

It provides a single point of entry for all location technology and intelligence through a single dashboard interface. Cisco DNA Spaces delivers the industry's most scalable location-based services platform, while being compatible across existing Cisco Aironet®, Cisco Catalyst®, and Cisco Meraki® infrastructure, as well as select Cisco Collaboration endpoints and support for a wide range of deployment options.

Features and benefits

Table 1.           Cisco DNA Spaces features and benefits

Feature

Benefit

Behavior metrics

Understand how people and assets behave inside your property and compare performance with your industry and organization.

Impact analysis

Measure impact of events and layout changes on location behavior.

Location analytics

Understand behavior of people and assets and create customized views and reports based on business criteria.

Location hierarchy

Map business taxonomy to network infrastructure for intuitive use by line of business users

Right Now with density rules

Understand how many people are currently in your space and trigger notifications when density, occupancy or person count limits are met.

Meraki video camera metrics

Report counts of footfall and historical trends as a measure of real-time visitor count, with Meraki Video Cameras.

Location personas

Profile and segment visitors based on at-location behavior and use that to target specific visitors for accurate engagement.

Captive portal

Acquire and identify visitors and map them to your enterprise identity.

Engagements

Trigger notifications to visitors and employees through multiple channels (SMS, email, app push, API trigger, Cisco Webex Teams, etc.).

Asset locator

Identify and monitor assets, monitor and detect anomalies, optimize operations and response times through alerts, and integrate with enterprise systems.

Proximity reporting

Get insights into device’s potential exposure at a location and in proximity to other devices within vicinity

Indoor IoT services

Enable multiple devices, apps, and use cases through onboarding, management, monitoring and support

Partner App Center

Access an ecosystem of validated partner applications specific to your industry.

Firehose API

Benefit from a cloud-based, high performance, low latency, real-time streaming API

Enterprise integrations

Integrate with enterprise software (such as CRM) to supplement applications with location data.

Cisco integrations

Integrate with Cisco collaboration and Meraki products to enhance location services

Partner dashboard

Create new applications to ingest streaming data from dashboard to enable specific use cases

Detect and locate (Advanced)

Search and display location of devices based on MAC or IP address, with detailed device location history

OpenRoaming

Enable seamless and secure wireless onboarding for your guest networks

Cisco DNA Spaces SDK

Integrate your iOS or Android application with your Cisco DNA Spaces account to enable new location services

Product capabilities

Cisco DNA Spaces unified location

Figure 1.               

Cisco DNA Spaces unified location cloud takes input from multiple sensors and processes, filters and cleanses the data, provides toolkits to act on this data and also makes this data accessible to partners - Independent Software vendors, enterprise software as well as solution partners for delivering business outcomes.

Table 2.           Additional benefits

See

Business insights

Extend

To partner services

Act

On digitization toolkits

Behavior metrics

How are people and assets behaving in my property?

Partner App Center

Discover vertically focused, location-based services applications through the Cisco DNA Spaces App Center

Captive portal

Acquire and identify visitors and map to enterprise identity

Location analytics

What are behavior patterns in specific locations and time periods?

Partner Firehose API

Deliver reliable, high quality location, environmental, and visitor data to partners, with strong enforcement of user privacy and data security

Location personas

Profile and segment visitors based on behavior

Benchmarks

Compare performance with industries and organizations

Partner App monitoring

End-to-end monitoring of location data from the premise the partner app

Monitoring and support for Partner Apps via the Monitoring and Support dashboard

Engagements

Trigger notifications to visitors and employees via multiple channels (SMS, email, app push, API trigger, Webex® Teams, etc.)

Location hierarchy

Map business taxonomy to network infrastructure

Streaming data export

Customizable streaming export optimized to support ingestion into Big Data, Analytics, and Enterprise Applications

Asset Locator

Identify and monitor assets, detect anomalies

Detect and Locate (RSSI)

Cloud based Detect and Locate and RSSI location compute

On-premises Detect and Locate and RSSI location compute using CMX 10

Enterprise Integrations

Integrate with enterprise software to correlate with location data

Detect and Locate (Advanced)

1.     Cloud based Detect and Locate and RSSI location compute with device location history

2.     Cloud Based Detect and Locate with Hyperlocation support

Right now (without density triggers)

Monitor the number of people and devices in your spaces

Specialized RTLS app support

Support for specialized partner RTLS applications using cloud and on- premise Firehose APIs

Right now (with density triggers)

Monitor the number of people in your spaces and send notifications when density thresholds are reached or exceeded

Impact Analysis

Measure the impact of events, campaigns, or layout changes on location behavior

Includes everything in Cisco DNA Spaces See

Proximity reporting

Summarize impact of a health incident across zones, floors, buildings, and potential interactions with other people

Cisco DNA Center Integration

Keep floor maps and hierarchy in sync between Cisco DNA Spaces and Cisco DNA Center and send location data to Cisco DNA Center for IT use cases

 

Indoor IoT Services

Deploy IoT devices and applications at scale and at significantly lower TCO. Deploy a broad spectrum of BLE tags, beacons, and other sensors to expand use cases

Camera Metrics

Report counts of footfall and historical trends as a measure of real-time visitor count, with Meraki Video Cameras.

 

Hyperlocation / FastLocate

Works with Cisco DNA Spaces Connector

OpenRoaming

Secure, seamless guest onboarding onto wired and Wi-Fi networks

 

Includes everything in Cisco DNA Spaces Extend

Platform Architecture and features

Cisco DNA Spaces supports all Cisco wireless topologies with compatibility and interoperability across Cisco Aironet, Cisco Catalyst, and Cisco Meraki products and solutions (see Figure 2).

How to connect:

1.     Use Cisco DNA Spaces Connector to connect to Cisco Aironet WLC 8.0 and Cisco Catalyst 9800 Series WLC 16.12.1 and above – This is the recommended approach to connect a Wireless LAN Controller based network.

2.     Directly connect Meraki networks to Cisco DNA Spaces cloud via cloud-to-cloud integration.

3.     Tether CMX on-prem 10.6 or later, but this does not support all the use cases, so Cisco DNA Spaces connector is recommended.

When is CMX on premises required?

An on premises CMX server is required for customers that have an air-gapped installation or using automatic integration with Cisco Prime. For all other use cases including automatic integration with Cisco DNA Center, CMX is not require.

4.     For some limited deployments you can directly connect Cisco Catalyst 9800 Series WLC 16.12.1 and above or AireOS WLC 8.5 or above to Cisco DNA Spaces cloud

Compatible across All Network Infrastructure

Figure 2.               

Compatible across All Network Infrastructure

Table 3.           Feature compatibility depending on type of connection

Feature

Cisco DNA Spaces Connector

WLC direct

CMX on-prem

Meraki

Calculation of device location

Yes, cloud location

Yes, cloud location

Yes, CMX calculates the device location on prem

Done in Meraki cloud

Calculation of location for using Hyperlocation or FastLocate

Yes

No

Yes

No

OpenRoaming

Yes

No

No

Yes

API monitoring

Yes

No

No

No

Partner App Center

Yes

No

No

Yes

Indoor IoT Services

Yes

No

No

No

Table 4.           Feature compatibility depending on analytics type and on-premises requirements

Feature

License

X/Y Location or Presence

CMX on-prem. required

Cisco DNA Center integration

See

X/Y

No

Prime Infrastructure integration

See

X/Y

Yes, Prime Infrastructure only integrates with CMX

Behavior metrics

See

Presence

No

OpenRoaming

See

Presence

No

Location analytics (Floor level)

See

Presence

No

Detect and locate (RSSI) (without history)

See

X/Y

No

Partner stream

Extend

X/Y

No

Location API/Webhook for 3rd party applications

Extend

X/Y

No

Partner Firehose API

Extend

X/Y

No

Location personas

Act

Presence or X/Y

No

Asset Locator

Act

X/Y

No

Indoor IoT Services

Act

Presence or X/Y

No

Cisco DNA Spaces SDK

Act

Presence or X/Y

No

Location Analytics (zone level)

Act

X/Y

No

Captive portal

Act

Presence

No

Engagement

Act

Presence or X/Y

No

Hyperlocation

Act

X/Y

No

Detect and locate (RSSI) (with history)

Act

X/Y

No

Table 5.           Features included in Cisco DNA Spaces See, Extend, and Act

Feature

Cisco DNA Spaces See license

Cisco DNA Spaces Extend license

Cisco DNA Spaces Act license

Behavior metrics

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Location analytics

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Right now metrics

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Meraki video camera metrics

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OpenRoaming

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Impact analysis

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Detect and locate (RSSI) (without history)

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Location hierarchy

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Partner stream

 

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Partner App Center

 

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Streaming data export

 

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Detect and Locate API/WebHook for 3rd party applications

 

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Detect and Locate API/WebHook for 3rd party applications (with client history)

 

 

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Captive portal

 

 

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Location personas

 

 

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Engagements

 

 

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Density rules

 

 

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Asset locator

 

 

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Cisco DNA Spaces is licensed on a per-access-point basis for a 3-, 5-, or 7-year license terms.

Table 6.           Cisco DNA Spaces Product IDs and descriptions

Product ID (PID)

Description

DNAS

Cisco DNA Spaces top-level PID

DNAS-SEE

Cisco DNA Spaces See: 3 - 5-, 7-year term

DNAS-EXT

Cisco DNA Spaces Extend: 3-, 5-, 7-year term

DNAS-ACT

Cisco DNA Spaces Act: 3-, 5-, 7-year term

SVS-DNAS-SUP

Cisco DNA Spaces Subscription Support (included with Cisco DNA Spaces See, Extend, or Act subscription

MERAKI-DNAS-T-BUN

Meraki + Cisco DNA Spaces Bundle promotional SKU for purchase with Meraki Wi-Fi6 APs + Meraki Licenses. 3 or 5 year term

Cisco DNA Spaces licenses entitles the user to

1.     CMX on premise

2.     Support for CMX on premise

3.     Cisco DNA Spaces Cloud Features

Customers can choose to only use some of the features, but they are entitled to all.

Product specifications

Cisco CMX 10 software can be installed on two platforms: the CMX 3375 hardware appliance and Cisco CMX Virtual Appliance (vMSE) to have location computation on-premises. If choosing virtual machine option, we recommend the specifications of your underlying physical host to match CMX 3375 Appliance in terms of compute, memory and SSD disk drive.

Table 7.           Software components required on premises to connect to Cisco DNA Spaces

Appliance

RSSI

Hyperlocation (includes FastLocate)

Analytics

Movement

 

Number of access points

Number of Unique MACs tracked devices per Day

Number of access points

Number of unique MACs tracked devices per Day

Number of zones

Number of NMSP messages per second

CMX 3375

10,000

100,000

1000

10,000

1000

2500

High-end virtual appliance

10,000

90,000

1000

10,000

1000

2500

Cisco DNA Spaces Connector Virtual Machine 2.3

12,500

350,000

1000

N/A

N/A

10,500

For Cisco DNA Spaces Connector VM, all computation is done in the cloud. Cisco DNA Spaces connector VM configurations are offered in three sizes.

For CMX 3375 and high end virtual appliance, location computation is done on premises.

Table 8.           Cisco DNA Spaces connector minimum system requirements

Item

Supported Requirements

vCPU

2 / 4 / 8

RAM

4 / 8 / 16 GB

Hard Disk

60 GB

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Cisco DNA Spaces supports all Cisco wireless topologies and is compatible across Cisco hardware (Aironet, Catalyst, Meraki). Email dnaspaces-sales@cisco.com for a demo.

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