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Benefits of Upgrading to the Latest Cisco Wireless Products – Outdoor Access Points Guide

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Network Requirements for the Digital Organization

Cisco Wireless Products

 

Features

Wi-Fi 4 Cisco® Aironet® Access Points

Wi-Fi 5 Cisco Aironet Access Points

Wi-Fi 6 Cisco Catalyst Access Points

Benefits

1530 and 1550 Series

1540, 1560, and 1570 Series

9124 Series

Insights and experiences

Maximum data rate

300 Mbps

867 Mbps (1540 Series), 1.3 Gbps (1560 and 1570 Series)

Up to 9.6 Gbps

Users gain a better experience with a better-performing network.

Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML)

No

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Unfolding AI/ML over your wireless deployment, Cisco DNA Center provides your next step in terms of increased performance, better efficiency and greater cost savings This allows for considerable network improvements in visibility, troubleshooting and even cybersecurity. AI/ML literally turns data into intuition, resulting in time savings and greater efficiency.

Cisco DNA Spaces

No

No

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Analyze visitor behavior, make guest Wi-Fi access easier, track assets quickly and accurately, and provide visitors with a better experience

Cisco DNA Spaces expands its location cloud platform beyond Wi-Fi to BLE tags, beacons and other IoT sensors. With gateway-enabled Cisco Wi-Fi 6 access points, it can easily scale advanced use cases while lowering TCO.

Cisco Connected Mobile Experiences (CMX)

No

Presence-only

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Provides location-based services to closest access point.

Cisco Application Visibility and Control (AVC)

No

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Visibility into 1000+ applications for capacity planning and prioritization.

OFDMA

No

No

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Allows scheduling which splits the bandwidth into smaller chunks called Resource Units (RU). These RUs can be allocated to individual clients only in the downlink direction to reduce overhead and 50% less latency resulting in faster working apps

Target Wake Time

No

No

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A power savings mode lets users determine pre-scheduled times to exchange data with the AP. This allows for significant energy savings for battery- operated devices, up to 3-4x versus prior standards

Intelligent Capture

No

No

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Probes the network and provides the Cisco DNA Center with deep data analysis

Power over Ethernet (PoE) out capability

Yes (15W)

Yes (30W)

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Allows access point to power up devices that demand more power.

PoE input

Proprietary

Standards based

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Access Points can be powered up through switches and industry-standard inputs.

Automation and assurance

Flexible antenna configuration

Yes (1530 Series), no (1550 Series)

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Provides deployment flexibility.

Apple FastLane

No

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Enables iOS devices to intelligently communicate and fast-track a connection to the best-suited access point quickly and efficiently, while saving battery power.

FastLane+

No

No

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In collaboration with Apple, FastLane+ builds on the current FastLane QoS capability by adding advanced scheduling intelligence to optimize the application experience.

Cisco DNA Center

No

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Simplifies network management by reducing risk and allowing for automating device deployment. Not only that but it lowers costs too.

Security and compliance

Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE)

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A next-generation identity and access control policy platform that enforces compliance, enhances infrastructure security, and streamlines service operations.

NetFlow

No

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Provides a key set of services for IP applications, including network traffic accounting, usage-based network billing, network planning security, denial-of-service monitoring capabilities, and network monitoring.

Cisco Stealthwatch®

No

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Enables advanced network visibility, analytics, and protection by showing everything that happens across your network and data center.

Learn more at https://www.cisco.com/go/wireless.

Note:      C9124E unavailable until Summer calendar year 2021.

Note:      Catalyst 9124I and 9124D initially available in US and Canada only. Worldwide availability set for Summer calendar year 2021.

 

 

 

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