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Introducing the Cisco Aironet 1040 Series Access Point

October 5, 2010 - 0 Comments


A growing, medium-sized enterprise, that specializes in green technology. After receiving stimulus dollars and licensing a few patents for a new electric car, the company has just expanded into the second floor of their office building: floor-to-ceiling windows, all glass and stainless steel.

With the new expansion came new problems, especially for the lone network administrator Not only is he laying Ethernet throughout the new floor, it’s an older building—the influx of employees, their laptops and smartphones is taking a toll on the wireless network. Their trusty 802.11g had worked up until now, but the business needed something more, something they could afford, and their small IT staff could manage.

What’s the solution?

Luckily for our lone IT guy, Cisco just expanded the Aironet access point line with the new, entry level Aironet 1040 Series Access Point. The Aironet 1040 is designed to make enterprise-class wireless available to more organizations, especially small and medium-sized ones like this growing green company. The option to deploy standalone, and scale later with a controller, makes the Aironet 1040 ideal for those looking for basic Wi-Fi mobility.

Our network admin takes advantage of the discounted bundle and installs the new access points across the office. Complaints are down, productivity is up and our “hero” can focus on more important things, like planning for the next expansion (or “strategically” setting up that microwave near the CEO’s office—the RF interference might just convince them to go with Cisco CleanAir technology when they go from medium to large!)

Learn more about the Cisco Aironet 1040 Series Access Point.

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