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Cisco 8500 Series Wireless Controllers

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Manage your network from one place

The flexible Cisco 8500 Series Wireless LAN Controller grows with your business. Packed with services and features, this controller centrally manages your network. No matter the size of your deployment, the 8500 handles the job.

Specifications

Cisco 8540 Wireless Controller

Cisco 8540 Wireless Controller

Designed for service providers, enterprises, and large campuses
Optimized for 802.11ac Wave 2 networks
Supports up to 6000 access points
Supports up to 64,000 clients
Supports up to 6000 branch location

Features

Exceptional scalability

Exceptional scalability

The Cisco 8500 Series grows with you. It is optimized for 802.11ac Wave 2 with 40-Gb throughput and runs up to 6000 access points and 64,000 clients. It also consolidates many controllers into one.

Real-time Communication

Real-time Communication

You don't wait around for the 8500. It easily communicates with other Cisco controllers. The 8500 connects with Cisco Aironet access points, Cisco Prime Infrastructure, and Cisco Mobile Experience, instantly.

Integrated services

Integrated services

The 8500 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 8500 makes sure that your apps are ready. Start with sub-second failover for access points and client failover for the apps. The 8500 has dual redundant Gigabit or 10-Gb Ethernet connectivity so your apps are always available.

Service provider Wi-Fi

Service provider Wi-Fi

With Wi-Fi certified Passpoint (Hotspot 2.0), the Cisco 8500 is ideal for service providers who want to offload their mobile data traffic.

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