Cisco APs Lead the Way
May 22, 2021

Cisco APs Lead the Way

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Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Cisco Aironet and Catalyst Access Points

Cisco Aironet 1530 Series
Cisco Access Points provide connectivity in areas previously unreachable for network connectivity within our plants. Business efficiencies abound due to manual processes being replaced by wireless access to applications to gather production data in mechanical areas.
  • Outdoor mesh bridging of access points brings significant cost savings to many of our production facilities. Deploying mesh APs is a significant cost reduction over trenching conduit to connect remote areas via fiber.
  • Cisco APs are extremely resilient, with a failure rate of below 5% in some of our harshest environments.
  • Cisco APs have the intelligence to identify wireless interference sources with Clean Air technology
  • Powering options have been problematic in a few deployment scenarios. Newer APs have very robust power needs that are difficult to provide.
  • Cisco 3800 series APs have failed more frequently than previous models.
  • Cisco 9130 APs with 4x4 MIMO allowed my organization to reduce overall wireless APs count by 27% while simultaneously achieving greater client density than previous-generation APs
  • Cisco 9130 APs allowed my organization to provide more than 200% client throughput gains utilizing the multi-gig uplink port.
  • Cisco 9130 APs allowed my organization to deploy them as WLAN controllers for small sites, drastically lowering remote deployment costs.
Combining Cisco APs with Cisco DNA has allowed my organization to efficiently identify and mitigate persistent wifi interferers as the APs report the source of interference, the physical location of the device(s), and the specific occurrence times. The automated aspect of this combination allows network monitoring staff to cope with the majority of the issues, preserving wireless engineer resources.
My organization has not taken advantage of the modular aspect of Cisco Acess Points as those are generally deployed to allow a bridge to the features that Cisco will offer in the next generation of APs. My organization prefers to invest in the newest Cisco APs as they are released.
My management periodically requests the wireless team to review other vendor products to at least attempt to achieve vendor-agnostic solutions. We deploy Cisco APs exclusively because the advanced feature set offered by Cisco APs leads the industry and I cannot match those features with any other vendor. Cisco is committed to constantly pushing the envelope with wireless technology and other vendors offer cheaper alternatives, but cannot match Cisco's feature set.

Do you think Cisco Aironet and Catalyst Access Points delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Cisco Aironet and Catalyst Access Points's feature set?

Yes

Did Cisco Aironet and Catalyst Access Points live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Cisco Aironet and Catalyst Access Points go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Cisco Aironet and Catalyst Access Points again?

Yes

Cisco Aironet and Catalyst Access Pointss are excellent choices for both our enterprise offices and remote production sites due to Cisco’s depth of wireless product options. I have not encountered any scenario where I could not use Cisco APs.