Overview of Cisco Mobility Express
The Cisco Mobility Express wireless network solution comprises of at least one 802.11ac Wave 2 Cisco Aironet Series access point (AP) with an in-built software-based wireless controller (WLC) managing other APs in the network.
The AP acting as the WLC is referred to as the primary AP while the other APs in the Cisco Mobility Express network, which are managed by this primary AP, are referred to as subordinate APs.
In addition to acting as a WLC, the primary AP also operates as an AP to serve clients along with the subordinate APs.
Cisco Mobility Express provides most features of a Cisco WLC and has the capability to interface with the following:
Cisco Prime Infrastructure—For simplified network management, including managing AP groups
Cisco Identity Services Engine—For advanced policy enforcement
Connected Mobile Experiences (CMX)—For providing presence analytics and guest access using Connect & Engage