Cisco prices 802.11ac-enabled Aironet 2700 Series Access Point $1,095 in U.S.

Enterprise networking vendor Cisco today announced the launch of 802.11ac-enabled Cisco Aironet 2700 Series Access Point.

The starting price of 802.11ac-enabled Cisco Aironet 2700 Series Access Point is $1,095 in the U.S., one of the main markets for Cisco.

The main attraction is that it supports the next-generation Wi-Fi standard (802.11ac) and customers to accelerate their path to Gigabit Wi-Fi that will be the foundation for a secure wireless Local Area Network (LAN) infrastructure to support many mobile devices, apps and data running in high-density customer environments.

Working with High Point Solutions and Cisco, Barclays Center is pushing forward to implement high-density Gigabit Wi-Fi.


Chip Foley, vice president of technology, Forest City Ratner/Barclays Center, said: “We expect this next phase of wireless connectivity to support many more fans on the network at the high speeds they have come to expect, while ensuring they can use the multimedia of choice on their mobile device.”

With a current wireless network of over 8,600 802.11n access points providing connectivity for over 130,000 students and 12,000 staff, the Gigabit Wi-Fi standard will allow San Diego Unified School District to continue provide the educational and business needs of the district in a seamless manner, and the continued expansion of our wireless needs.

Jeremy Recktenwald, director Integrated Technology Support Services, San Diego Unified School District, said: “The need for affordable, robust, and reliable 802.11ac wireless in the K-12 educational space has never been needed more than today.”

The Aironet 2700 series supports both a 2.4GHz 802.11b/g/n and a 802.11ac radio that provides a connection rate of up to 1.3 Gbps, three times the performance offered by today’s high-end Access Points. 802.11ac is backwards compatible with 802.11a and 802.11n 5GHz clients.

The 2700 Series Access Point operates on a purpose-built, innovative chipset with a best-in-class RF architecture that provides a high-density experience for enterprise networks designed for mission-critical, high-performance applications.

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