Cisco has announced new products based on next-generation 802.11ac wireless networking standard which supports wireless data speeds of up to 1 Gbit/s, and allow you to upload large amounts of data over the Internet while watching streaming video. The new Cisco products has already been installed in hospitals, universities, law firms and other organizations from different countries. The Cisco 802.11ac product make it easy to connect to wireless networks, an increasing number of devices with high performance broadband applications for streaming high-definition video, web conferencing, and data backup.
New Cisco 802.11ac Product Highlights
- The industry’s first enterprise-class 802.11ac Access Point – The 802.11ac Wave 1 Module for the Cisco Aironet 3600 Series, announced in October 2012, is available now and shipping to select customers. This module supports Wi-Fi speeds of up to 1.3Gbps and delivers extraordinary investment protection and wireless network leadership – allowing customers to decide when and where to deploy wireless today and cost-effectively migrate to the high capacity 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard in the future.
- Support for 802.11ac Wave 2 Module –Cisco’s aggressive plans include future versions of the Cisco Aironet 3600 Series field upgrade module to support the second part of the 802.11ac standard Wave 2, which includes MU-MIMO for switchlike performance in a wireless environment and higher bandwidth support via additional spatial streams and channels.
Operating in the 5 GHz range, 802.11ac enable customers to provide end users with faster speeds and the ability to work with more demanding applications. Cisco’s field-upgradeable modules help ensure high performance for connected users and also extend the battery life of mobile devices.
The 802.11ac standard and the new Cisco products appeared on the market at a time when the structure of the companies is very complicated, and the requirements for network bandwidth increased sharply, caused by the growing number of employee-owned mobile devices. In the future, these requirements will only increase, and by 2017, increasing the speed of mobile network connections will lead to an increase in the average bit-rate access to the content over mobile networks. According to a report published by Cisco in February 2013 high-definition video will be more prevalent, and the proportion of streamed content as compared to side-loaded content is also expected to increase with average mobile network connection speed.
“We continue to lead the market – said Chris Spain, Vice President of Cisco, responsible for the marketing of wireless networking products. – New 802.11ac products will change the landscape of enterprise-class network infrastructure. We are entering a new era – the era of digital life style, and our customers seek to increase productivity through personal mobile devices and applications with a wider bandwidth. New modules will support Cisco 802.11ac devices operating in the specified standard, allowing them to make better use of bandwidth in the workplace.”
The first products of Cisco 802.11ac established at the Methodist Hospital System and the University of New South Wales (UNSW). Methodist Hospital System, the third largest medical organization in Houston (Texas), is included in the list of the best health organizations in the U.S. and UNSW is a leading research institution and the institution of higher education in Australia. Both organizations would like to connect to the networks of multiple mobile devices, ensuring that the work of these devices with high performance. By implementing Cisco 802.11n products and developing plans for the transition to standard 11ac, these customers can increase network capacity to support a growing number of personal devices used by employees, physicians, students, teachers and administrators.
Image source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/gtmcknight/158431307/