More recently, Cisco released additional complementary wireless solutions geared to the SMB market, including:
- Cisco Aironet 1815 Series APs. Nestled in a compact, sleek form factor, the Cisco Aironet 1815 Series APs are affordably priced. The launch includes an indoor (1815i), wall-plate (1815w), tele-worker (1815t) and a higher-power (1815m) model to accommodate a wide range of customer needs.
- Cisco 3504 WLAN controller. For network expansion, the new 3504 wireless controller is geared toward the high end of the SMB market, enabling the wireless network infrastructure to seamlessly scale as a customer’s business grows.
Together, these products make channel partners more competitive at the lower end of the commercial market, specifically in the SMB and midmarket, where they’re facing serious competitive pressure. The solutions are ideal for retail, education and hospitality businesses that need to meet the demand for faster mobility. The APs can easily be partitioned, too, allowing guests and employees to use the same network without compromising businesses’ security and authentication requirements.
The virtual controller also allows admins to configure, update and manage the AP infrastructure without having to configure and manage each AP individually. In addition to free controller capabilities, users gain access to other enterprise-grade features, such as entry-level location-based services.
To learn more about these and other innovative Cisco wireless mobility products and solutions, join Ingram Micro for a wireless webinar, “Cisco Wireless—Comparing On-Premises and Cloud-Based Options,” on June 28 or July 12. We'll compare Cisco's on-premises and cloud wireless access points and discuss how, with the help of Ingram Micro's professional services team, Cisco wireless solutions can provide feature-rich wireless to every one of your customers.