Catalyst Access Points: Intelligence at the RF Layer


Every Wi-Fi performance boost since 1997 has focused on the same three things: modulation, spatial streams, and channel bonding.

So what’s different about the Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) standard? Quite a bit actually. Especially when it comes to all new capacity, performance, and scale.

How well can you explain Wi-Fi 6?

Watch “Fundamentals of Wi-Fi 6: Capacity Is the New Metric”

Now, take that same Wi-Fi 6 and pair it with the new Cisco Catalyst 9100 Series access points. This brings 4x capacity gains, IoT scalability, intelligence and innovation at layer 1 with the Cisco RF ASiC.

Three wireless experts join us on this episode: Anupam Upadhyaya, Cristian Raducanu, and Frederick Niehaus.

Watch Wi-Fi 6 and the Cisco Access Points That Support It

What to do now? Join us for a LIVE interactive workshop on Wednesday, July 31 at 10 AM PDT. (CLICK HERE FOR THE REPLAY) Even if you can’t make the live session, register now to make sure you get quick access to the recorded replay.

Get More Out of Your Wi-Fi with Cisco DNA Spaces

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Do you have visibility into how people and things interact in your physical properties, the kind of real-time insights to drive business outcomes? Probably not. Physical spaces are a data blind spot for most enterprises. Not anymore, with Cisco DNA Spaces.

Cisco DNA Spaces uses your existing Wi-Fi infrastructure to digitize physical locations, including people (visitors, guests, employees) and things (sensors, smart devices, assets). It simplifies how location services are consumed by bringing all location products and applications together onto one cloud platform. You can turn on thousands of Wi-Fi locations easily and quickly, and control everything through a single dashboard.

Join us and learn how to avoid ‘digital blind spots’: Cisco DNA Spaces: Eliminating Your Data Blind Spot.

Your wireless network can be used for more than just connectivity. Cisco DNA Spaces is a location cloud platform that will transform your Wi-Fi network into a powerful sensor that can unlock insights and trends about the people and things in your spaces. It also provides the tools to turn this data into action.

Rajesh Reddy covers:

  • July Systems and the mobile experience
  • The pivot from scalable mobility to location services
  • Extracting as much information about your physical visitors as you can with web visitors
  • No new sensor network - everything is accomplished with your existing infrastructure
  • Physical world analytics with examples from
    • Hospitality: staff notifications when a high-value guest arrives
    • Retail
  • Activation within hours - low risk

Darryl Sladden in the lab:

  • See, Act and Extend
    • See: visibility into people and things using the existing Wi-Fi as the detection mechanism
    • Act: rules engines so you can set up actions that occur when certain conditions are met
    • Extend: normalized data provided to 3^rd^ parties with API’s, App Store
  • Drive specific behaviors
  • Conduct historical comparisons over time and between locations
  • Rules of engagement: Operational Insights on a previous TechWiseTV:
  • Free trial for Meraki or Catalyst Wireless customers: