Introducing Cisco Meraki RM28 Access Point
Cisco’s newest MR28 Access Points are now available at Comms Express!
In today’s digital landscape, seamless connectivity is no longer a luxury but a necessity for businesses of all sizes. As technology continues to evolve, so does the demand for reliable and efficient networking solutions that can effortlessly adapt to diverse environments. Cisco Meraki, a leading provider of cloud-managed networking solutions, has consistently stood at the forefront of innovation, providing organizations with cutting-edge tools to enhance their network infrastructure.
What sets the Cisco Meraki RM28 access points apart from traditional solutions is their cloud-managed nature. With the power of the cloud, businesses can enjoy the benefits of centralized control, streamlined deployment, and seamless scalability across multiple sites. Gone are the days of complex on-premises hardware controllers and manual configurations; with the RM28 access points, network administrators can easily manage their wireless networks from a single, intuitive dashboard accessible from anywhere, at any time.
Cisco RM28 Access Point Overview
Able to provide enterprise-grade security whilst keeping the management simple, the MR28 is a dual-band, 802.11ax, 2×2:2, cloud-managed entry-level access point that is ideal for basic, medium-density deployments. It provides a maximum of 1.6 Gbps aggregate frame rate with concurrent 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz radios.
This is the perfect solution for small businesses and home office networks wth a combination of cloud management, high-performance hardware, multiple radios, advanced software features. Ensure your Wi-Fi is reliable and secure with Cisco.
Small profile, big impact
|Layer 7 Traffic Shaping
|• Classify hundreds of applications
• Create per-application bandwidth limits
• Prioritize productivity apps
• Restrict or block recreational traffic
|• Network-wide visibility and control
• Self-provisioning for rapid deployment
• Auomatic reporting
• Seamless firmware updates
|Presence Location Analysis
|• Track visitor capture rate, visit length, and repeat visit rate
• Measure visitor trends over time
• Compare site-to-site performance across locations
|• Create device-specific firewall rules
• Monitor and track device inventory
• Deploy applications and enforce security settings
• Enterprise Mobility Management and Mobility Device Management integration
- 2×2:2 MU-MIMO 802.11ax
- 1.5* Gbps dual-radio aggregate frame rate
- Enhanced transmit power and receive sensitivity
- Integrated enterprise security and guest access
- Application-aware traffic shaping
- Optimized for voice and video
- Self-configuring, plug-and-play deployment
Entry Level Cloud Managed Wi-Fi 6 Access Point
Details that matter:
- Three radios: 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz, and Bluetooth® Low Energy/IoT radio
- 1x 1 Gbps Ethernet port
- PoE: 802.3af
- 2×2:2 UL/DL MU-MIMO 802.11ax, up to 1.5 Gbps aggregate frame rate
Dual–radio aggregate frame rate of up to 1.5 Gbps
The MR28 features a 5 GHz 2×2:2 radio and a 2.4 GHz 2×2:2 radio, providing a total dual-radio aggregate frame rate of 1.5 Gbps. In the 5 GHz band, it offers speeds of up to 1,201 Mbps, while in the 2.4 GHz band, it reaches up to 286 Mbps.
Advanced technologies like transmit beamforming and enhanced receive sensitivity enable the MR28 to handle a larger number of clients compared to standard enterprise-class access points. This results in improved performance for multiple clients, enhancing the overall experience from each access point.
Multi-User Multiple Input Multiple Output (MU-MIMO)
The MR28 incorporates 802.11ax capabilities, providing advanced features such as MU-MIMO and UL/DL OFDMA, which enhance transmission efficiency to multiple clients. It is particularly well-suited for environments with a high number of mobile devices. With MU-MIMO, multiple clients can now receive data concurrently, resulting in improved network performance and a better end-user experience.
Automatic cloud-based RF optimization
The advanced and automated RF optimization of the MR28 eliminates the necessity for specialized hardware and RF knowledge usually needed to fine-tune a wireless network. Continuous collection of RF data is sent back to the Meraki cloud, where it is utilized to automatically adjust channel selection, transmit power, and client connection settings. This ensures optimal performance, even in the most demanding RF environments.
Integrated enterprise security and guest access
The MR28 is equipped with built-in security technologies that are user-friendly, ensuring secure connectivity for both employees and guests. With advanced security features like AES hardware-based encryption and Enterprise authentication incorporating 802.1X and Active Directory integration, it offers robust security comparable to wired connections while remaining easy to set up.
For visitors, one-click guest isolation ensures secure access limited to the Internet only. Additionally, the device includes PCI compliance reports that verify network settings against PCI requirements, streamlining secure deployments in retail environments.
Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) & Mobile Device Management (MDM) integration
The MR28 seamlessly integrates with Meraki Systems Manager, providing built-in, context-aware security. With Systems Manager’s self-service enrollment, MDM deployment becomes a breeze without the need for extra hardware. Furthermore, it enables the dynamic linkage of firewall and traffic shaping policies to client posture, ensuring enhanced security and optimized network performance.
Application-aware traffic shaping
he MR28 is equipped with an advanced layer 7 packet inspection, classification, and control engine. This powerful feature allows for the setup of Quality of Service (QoS) policies that cater to specific traffic types. By doing so, it becomes possible to give priority to vital applications that are crucial for the mission at hand, while also placing restrictions on recreational traffic such as peer-to-peer file sharing and video streaming.
These policies can be applied on a network-wide basis, per SSID (Service Set Identifier), for specific user groups, or even for individual users, granting maximum flexibility and control over network management.
Voice and video optimizations
The MR28, along with other devices in the network, comes equipped with industry-standard Quality of Service (QoS) features that are pre-installed and simple to set up. These include Wireless MultiMedia (WMM) access categories, 802.1p, and DSCP standards, which collectively guarantee accurate prioritization for essential applications. Additionally, the 802.11ax clients introduce Unscheduled Automatic Power Save Delivery (UAPSD) and innovative Target Wait Time features, effectively minimizing battery consumption for wireless VoIP phones.
Self-configuring, self-maintaining, always up-to-date
Upon being plugged in, the MR28 promptly establishes a connection with the Meraki cloud, retrieves its configuration, and seamlessly integrates into the designated network. In the event that updated firmware is necessary, the access point (AP) automatically fetches and installs it, guaranteeing that the network remains current with bug fixes, security enhancements, and exciting new features.
Analysing network usage in-depth offers detailed insights into traffic patterns, enabling highly precise traffic analytics. By utilizing location analytics and journey tracking, visibility into the physical realm can be significantly improved. The dashboard facilitates easy monitoring of visitor numbers, dwell time, repeat visit rates, and trend tracking. Moreover, deeper analysis can be conducted by accessing raw data through simple APIs.
Bluetooth Low Energy Beacon and scanning radio
The integrated Bluetooth radio ensures a smooth implementation of BLE Beacon capabilities, allowing for effortless detection and monitoring of Bluetooth devices.
Meraki Cloud Management
The MR28 access point are managed through the Meraki cloud, using an intuitive browser-based interface. This enables rapid deployment without the need for time consuming training or costly certifications. It also allows for deployments in remote locations without the need for on-site staff due to the self-configuring device being managed via the web.
With 24/7 monitoring available, you can recieve real-time alerts of any network problems your device faces. If an issue occurs, the Meraki cloud management system comes with remote diagnostic tools for immediate remote troubleshooting for minimum hassle.
Cloud management allows for automatic updates to your MR28 access point to ensure your software is always up to date. New features, security fixes, and enhancements will all be seamlessly installed without any worry of missing an update.
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