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Cisco DNA Spaces Data Sheet

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Updated:April 29, 2019

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Cisco DNA Spaces digitizes physical spaces to help customers learn more about people and things within their properties using existing Wi-Fi infrastructure.

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® wireless network 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 provides wireless customers with rich location-based services, including location analytics, business insight, customer experience management, asset tracking, Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) 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 marketing platform, all while being compatible across existing Cisco Aironet®, Cisco Catalyst®, and Cisco Meraki® infrastructure with flexible deployment.

Features and Benefits

Table 1.             Cisco DNA Spaces Features and Benefits

Feature

Benefit

Business metrics

Understand how people and assets behave inside your property.

Benchmarks

Compare performance with your industry and organization.

Location hierarchy

Map business taxonomy to network infrastructure.

Profile rules

Profile and segment visitors based on behavior.

Captive portal

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

Engage

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

Operational insights

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

Partner app store

Access a world of partner + enterprise software applications to extend the power of the platform and realize business outcomes.

APIs

Get a toolbox for developing on the platform and extending product functionality.

Detect & Locate

Search and display location of devices  based on MAC or IP address.

Product Capabilities

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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

Act
On digitization toolkits

Extend
To partner services

Business metrics

  How are people and assets behaving in my property?

Location hierarchy

  Map business taxonomy to network infrastructure

Independent Software Vendors (ISV)

  Discover new, vertically focused, location-based services applications through the Cisco DNA Spaces app store

Wi-Fi adoption metrics

  What is the adoption of my Wi-Fi program?

Captive portal

  Acquire and identify visitors and map to enterprise identity

Benchmarks

  Compare performance with industries and organizations

Profile rules

  Profile and segment visitors based on behavior

Enterprise software

  Extend your location data into enterprise software platforms such as CRMs, data hubs, marketing clouds, etc., through the Cisco DNA Spaces partner app store

Real-time metrics

  What is happening at my property right now?

Engage

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

Location compute

  On-premises compute using CMX 10 for Cisco Applications like DNA Center and Cisco Prime. *

Operational insights

  Identify and monitor assets, detect anomalies, and trigger alerts

Solution partners

  Work with third-party developers to create customized solutions using Cisco DNA Spaces APIs for your business

APIs

  Toolbox for developing on the platform and extending functionality

Location compute

  X-Y location compute in the cloud or using on-premises CMX 10 *
  X-Y location compute for hyperlocation is supported with CMX 10 on-premises *
*CMX 3375 Appliance is recommended for Cisco validated end to end performance for standalone and high availability based CMX on-premises.

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:

     Use Cisco DNA Spaces Connector to connect Cisco Aironet WLC 8.0 and above

     Directly Connect Cisco Aironet WLC 8.8 MR2 or later and Cisco Catalyst 9800 Series WLC

     Tether CMX on-prem 10.6 or later

     Directly connect via Cisco Meraki cloud to Cisco DNA Spaces cloud

When is CMX on premises required?

     Hyperlocation: To use the Cisco Aironet 4800 Series or 3700 Series Access Points with a hyperlocation antenna, or to use fast path on all access points on an on-premises CMX server, it is required to receive fast path UDP data on port 2003 from the access point and use it in CMX for location calculations

     BLE Manager: Adjusting the parameters of the BLE radio in an access point (i.e. UUID, major / minor) requires that there be an on-premises CMX server with WebSocket access to ble.cisco.com, and FastPath access to on-premise access points

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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

X/Y compute

cloud location

cloud location

Yes

No

Hyper location

No

No

Yes

No

Cisco DNA Center integration

No

No

Yes

No

BLE Manager

No

No

Yes

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

Yes

Prime Infrastructure integration

SEE

X/Y

Yes

Business Insights

SEE

Presence

No

Hyperlocation

ACT

X/Y

Yes

Captive Portal

ACT

Presence or X/Y

No

Engagement

ACT

Presence or X/Y

No

Location Personas

ACT

Presence or X/Y

No

Operational Insights

ACT

X/Y

No

BLE Manager

ACT

X/Y

Yes

Location Analytics

ACT

X/Y

Yes

Partner stream

ACT

X/Y

Yes

3rd Party via API/Webhook

ACT

X/Y

No

Licensing Information

Table 5.             Features Included in Cisco DNA Spaces SEE and ACT

Feature

Cisco DNA Spaces SEE license

Cisco DNA Spaces ACT license

Business metrics

Wi-Fi metrics

Real-time metrics

Location compute (RSSI) for Cisco application

Location hierarchy

Captive portal

Profile rules

Engage

Operational insights

Location API/WebHook for 3rd party applications

Partner stream

Hyperlocation using on premises CMX server

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

Table 6.            Cisco DNA Spaces SEE and ACT PIDs and Descriptions

Product ID (PID)

Description

DNAS

Cisco DNA Spaces top-level PID

DNAS-SEE

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

DNAS-ACT

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

Cisco DNA Spaces licenses entitles the user to

     CMX on premise

     Support for CMX on premise

     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

10,000

350,000

N/A

N/A

N/A

10,000

For Cisco DNA Spaces Connector VM, all computation is done in the cloud.

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

Cisco DNA Spaces connector VM configurations can be changed to support higher load.

Table 8.            Cisco DNA Spaces Connector Minimum System Requirements

Item

Supported Requirements

vCPU

2

RAM

4 GB

Hard Disk

60 GB

Get Started Today

Cisco DNA Spaces supports all Cisco wireless topologies and is compatible across Cisco hardware (Aironet, Catalyst, Meraki). Enroll in a 90-day free trial or email dnaspaces-sales@cisco.com for a demo.

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