Cisco introduced cloud managed 802.11ac access point Meraki MR34 on Tuesday.
802.11ac access point comes with several features, according to Cisco.
High-Speed 802.11ac Wi-Fi with Application Traffic Shaping
The MR34 provides a 1.75 Gbps data rate — nearly double the capacity of existing 802.11n access points. It supports more mobile devices and high-bandwidth applications compared to legacy networks.
The MR34 features unique capabilities that allow users to prioritize traffic from business-critical applications like voice and video conferencing, while blocking unwanted traffic such as peer-to-peer file sharing.
Dedicated Security Radio
Built for the needs of security-conscious environments such as retail, healthcare, and financial services, the MR34 includes a unique third radio that is dedicated to scanning the surrounding Radio Frequency (RF) environment for strong protection against wireless attacks and interference.
The MR34 includes powerful cloud-based features; from multi-site management to Facebook login for brand exposure, location analytics, and integrated mobile device management (MDM). The MR34 is part of a complete cloud-managed solution, new features continually delivered from the cloud.
Seamless Migration from Legacy 802.11 a/b/g/n Networks
The MR34 allows operators of legacy 802.11 a/b/g/n networks to easily adopt to the new 802.11ac standard. Featuring zero-touch provisioning, the MR34 is automatically configured remotely via the cloud. Support of mixed 802.11ac and 802.11 a/b/g/n networks, compatibility with legacy clients, and backward compatibility with legacy 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE) enable gradual migration of legacy networks.
With the MR34 access point, channel partners can gain subscription-based software revenue, and access to midmarket and enterprise customers seeking a high capacity cloud-based solution.
When managed through the Cisco Meraki Managed Services Dashboard, the MR34 provides partners with a new cloud-based service, drastically reducing the time to market and resulting in minimal capital costs.