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Forbes Bullish on Cisco Aironet 1830 and 1850 Access Points

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In a recent review posted on Forbes.com, tech writer Kurt Marko heaped praise on the Cisco Aironet 1830 and 1850 access points. He called the Cisco products a, “stellar example of enterprise wireless system designed for small-to-medium sized businesses.” The article went on to further praise the ease and the short time it took to set up the access points.

In the article, Mobility Express was also praised. Marko said, “(Mobility Express) features a beautifully designed Web management interface exposing a plethora of network data and configuration settings.”

Marko favorably compared the Cisco access points with similar Ruckus products and found that the Cisco products held several advantages over its competitor. Among Marko’s highlights in that comparison were: Read More »

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Aironet 1850 Series APs Help Education World

AN39409The Chartwell School in Seaside, CA and the Namibia University of Science and Technology might be on opposite sides of the world, but both schools know that Cisco Aironet 1850 Series Access Points (AP) are the best products to deploy a wireless network. An 802.11ac Wave 2-based access point, the Aironet 1850 is the most cutting-edge AP on the market today. Both schools had the same goal: each wanted to make sure that their wireless networks were ready for the onslaught of 802.11ac Wave 2 devices that will be heading their way in the coming years.

The staff at the Chartwell School needed to upgrade its Wi-Fi network to better support its students who have language-based learning differences. Chartwell turned to Cisco and not only deployed the Cisco Aironet 1850 access points but also Cisco Mobility Express to bring support to its modernized learning environment.

Mobility Express easily handles the bandwidth increase and supports wireless multitasking both at school and at students’ homes. The school’s network is now better equipped to handle high-bandwidth learning tools, multi-device connectivity and newer cloud-based teaching solutions.

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Badges? We Got Badges

SaintCon, held annually in October, is Utah’s premiere security conference. The multi-day event provides security experts with a full schedule of conferences, competitions, and presentations.

DSC_1991 (2)For the last two years, the SaintCon team has deployed wi-fi enabled show badges, and worked with Cisco and the Connected Mobile Experiences (CMX) to show how those badges can leverage the location capabilities of the CMX solution.

For this year’s show, the SainCon team used the CMX dashboard to easily map out zones on the show floor based on tracks and conference villages. Then each of the 550 attendees was given a purpose-built wi-fi enabled badge, complete with a 2 ¼ inch LCD screen.

Using the badge’s screen and buttons, the attendee was able to easily scroll through the LCD menus to see the conference schedule, their live hacker challenge score, and the zone they were currently in.

With a single badge, the conference attendees could easily stay up to date on events and understand when and where events were being held.

 

Mobility Express Deployment Explained

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The great thing about Mobility Express is that it allows you to easily deploy a robust, feature-packed wireless network.  The deployment is based for small to medium-sized businesses, so the chances are good that IT support may be lacking from these organizations. And the idea of setting up and running their own wireless network might be a bit intimidating for people without a lot of tech knowledge.

No matter how much tech experience you have, Cisco has you covered. Presenting a new, five-minute video that succinctly and clearly breaks down how simple it is to set up Mobility Express.

The video’s presenter, Cisco Technical Marketing Engineer Shivesh Ganotra, walks you through the steps it takes to have a new Wi-Fi network deployed in no time. From unboxing the product to getting it up-and-running, no detail is spared—you’ll be confident in your ability to successfully run Mobility Express once you’re done watching this short video.  To watch the video, please go here.

For more information, comments, or questions follow us on Twitter @Cisco_Mobility.

 

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Miercom Report: Out in Front with Wave 2

In case you haven’t heard, 802.11ac Wave 2 is here. We’ve been shipping our first 802.11ac Wave 2 access points, the Aironet 1850 and 1830 since the the middle of 2015 and the list of 802.11ac Wave 2 client devices is growing almost daily. The most important enhancement to 802.11ac Wave 2 is multi-user MIMO (MU-MIMO). MU-MIMO gives access points the ability to transmit to multiple clients at the same time, instead of one after amiercomnother.  For a more in-depth look at MU-MIMO, check out our 802.11ac White Paper.

At Cisco we pride ourselves on high-performing hardware, as well as an unparalleled software feature set. So to back this up, we asked Miercom, a leading independent testing company, to help us verify the performance of our 802.11ac Wave 2 access points against the competition. For Cisco, the contenders were:

  • Cisco Aironet 1852i, a 4×4:4 AP, supports MU-MIMO, and has two gigabit Ethernet uplinks, and a USB port.
  • Cisco Aironet 1832i, a 3×3:2 AP, with MU-MIMO support and a USB port.
  • Cisco Aironet 3702i, a 4×4:3 AP with Cisco High Density Experience (HDX) and a slot for an expansion module.
  • The results from Miercom are clear: Read More »

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