Cisco Catalyst 9117 Series Wi-Fi 6 Access Points
The next generation of enterprise access points-resilient, secure, and intelligent
The Cisco® Catalyst® 9117 Access Points are the next generation of enterprise access points. They are resilient, secure, and intelligent.
Hyperconnectivity with steady performance in demanding environments. Exponential growth of Internet of Things (IoT) devices and next-generation applications. Advanced persistent security threats. All of these require a wireless network that provides resiliency and superior connectivity, integrated security with advanced classification and containment, and hardware and software innovations to automate, secure, and simplify networks. Updating your wireless infrastructure to one that will meet these needs is paramount for today's digital business. The new generation of Cisco Catalyst 9100 Access Points, with high-performance Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) capabilities and innovations in RF performance, security, and analytics, enables end-to-end digitization and helps accelerate the rollout of business services by delivering beyond Wi-Fi.
TThe Cisco Catalyst 9117 Access Points deliver several features of Wi-Fi 6 while offering high data rates.
- Wi-Fi 6 certifiable
- Three radios: 2.4 GHz (4x4), 5 GHz (4x4), and BLE
- OFDMA and MU-MIMO
- Multigigabit support
- Internal antenna
The Cisco Catalyst 9117 Access Points support both Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiple Access (OFDMA) and Multiuser Multiple Input, Multiple Output (MU-MIMO), delivering more predictable performance for advanced applications and IoT. Additionally, with up to 5 Gbps with NBASE-T and IEEE 802.3bz Ethernet compatibility, the Cisco Catalyst 9117 can seamlessly offload network traffic without any bottlenecks. With Cisco's Multigigabit technology, you can use your existing Category 5e or 6 cabling to achieve speeds up to 5 Gbps, allowing for higher throughputs with minimum cost.
Features and Benefits:
|802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6)
|The IEEE 802.11ax emerging standard, also known as High-Efficiency-Wireless (HEW) or Wi-Fi 6, builds on 802.11ac. It will deliver a better experience in typical environments and more predictable performance for advanced applications such as 4K or 8K video, high-density, high-definition collaboration apps, all-wireless offices, and IoT. 802.11ax is designed to use both the 2.4-Ghz and 5-GHz bands, unlike the 802.11ac standard.
|802.11ac Wave 2 support
|Provides a connection rate of up to 3.5 Gbps-significantly higher than rates offered by today's high-end 802.11ac access points.
|OFDMA-based scheduling splits the bandwidth into smaller chunks called Resource Units (RUs), which can be allocated to individual clients only in the downlink direction to reduce overhead and latency.
|Supporting eight spatial streams, MU-MIMO enables access points to split spatial streams between client devices, to maximize throughput.
|Target wake time
|A new power savings mode called Target Wake Time (TWT) allows the client to stay asleep and to wake up only at prescheduled (target) times to exchange data with the AP. This offers significant energy savings for battery-operated devices, up to 3x to 4x compared to 802.11n and 802.11ac.
|Cisco Mobility Express
|Mobility Express is designed for networks of all sizes, including small and medium-sized businesses and distributed enterprises. It provides industry-leading wireless LAN technology without the need for a physical controller or additional licenses.
|Multigigabit Ethernet support
|Provides uplink speeds of 2.5 Gbps, in addition to 100 Mbps and 1 Gbps. All speeds are supported on Category 5e cabling for an industry first, as well as 10GBASE-T (IEEE 802.3bz) cabling.
|Integrated Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) 5.0 radio to enable IoT use cases such as location tracking and wayfinding
Apple and Cisco have partnered to create an optimal mobile experience for iOS devices on corporate networks based on Cisco technologies. Using new features in iOS 10, in combination with the latest software and hardware from Cisco, businesses can now more effectively use their network infrastructure to deliver an enhanced user experience across all business applications.
At the center of the collaboration is a unique handshake between the Cisco WLAN and Apple devices. This handshake enables the Cisco WLAN to provide an optimal Wi-Fi roaming experience to Apple devices. Additionally, the Cisco WLAN trusts Apple devices and gives priority treatment for business-critical applications specified by the Apple device. This feature is also known as Fast Lane.
Resilient - Steady Performance in Demanding Environments
Networks infrastructure that upgrade to Wi-Fi 6, also known as 802.11ax, enabled devices will get upto 4x capacity boost needed to support the additional devices connected to the network as well as the data that they generate. 802.11ax will offer multi-gigabit performance which will feature a seamless connectivity with higher throughput compared to the 802.11ac standard. This means you'll see your network performance run smoother. With support for BSS coloring, the new standard eases high device dense deployments by allowing simultaneous transmissions, ultimately increasing network capacity, customer interactions, and value-add services.
Wi-Fi 6, with better coordination of transit time to and from devices, will also bring about a reduction in latency and a greater reliability allowing for hundreds of devices per access point. This allows for IoT devices to be reliably deployed at scale. And an overall improved user experience will be seen as well, as 802.11ax will improve device battery life of devices such as smartphones, tablets and IoT when compared to prior standards.
Trustworthy systems built with Cisco Trust Anchor Technologies provide a highly secure foundation for Cisco products. With The Catalyst 9100 Series, these technologies enable hardware and software authenticity assurance for supply chain trust and strong mitigation against man-in-the-middle attacks that compromise software and firmware. Trust Anchor capabilities include:
- Image signing: Cryptographically signed images provide assurance that the firmware, BIOS, and other software are authentic and unmodified. As the system boots, the system's software signatures are checked for integrity.
- Secure Boot: Cisco Secure Boot technology anchors the boot sequence chain of trust to immutable hardware, mitigating threats against a system's foundational state and the software that is to be loaded, regardless of a user's privilege level. It provides layered protection against the persistence of illicitly modified firmware.
- Cisco Trust Anchor module: A tamper-resistant, strong cryptographic, single-chip solution provides hardware authenticity assurance to uniquely identify the product so that its origin can be confirmed to Cisco. This provides assurance that the product is genuine.
Intelligence for Proactive Insights and Analytics
With multi-RF support paramount for IoT devices and expanded ecosystem partnerships, the Catalyst 9100 portfolio provides unprecedented visibility from mobile devices on Cisco network. Enabling digitization with Cisco DNA Architecture, Catalyst 9100 portfolio further Cisco RF innovations for securing air with real-time telemetry, guided remediation, and optimization for Wi-Fi and IOT networks. The Cisco Catalyst 9100 series access points can support advanced spectrum intelligence, device analytics and network assurance.
Aesthetically Redesigned for Next Generation Enterprise
The Catalyst 9100 series access points are built from the ground-up, with new aerodynamic look and smooth finish, integrating RF excellence and next generation technologies to provide the best-in-class wireless experience without compromise. While packing several high performance features, the hardware is re-designed to deliver higher efficiencies in a more compact form-factor to make visually appealing Wi-Fi deployments commonplace.
Cisco DNA Support
Pairing the Cisco Catalyst 9115 Series Access Points with the Cisco Digital Network Architecture (Cisco DNA) allows for a total network transformation. Cisco DNA allows you to truly understand your network with real-time analytics, quickly detect and contain security threats, and easily provide networkwide consistency through automation and virtualization.
Cisco DNA with Software-Defined Access (SD-Access) is the network fabric that powers business. It is an open and extensible, software-driven architecture that accelerates and simplifies your enterprise network operations. The programmable architecture frees your IT staff from time-consuming, repetitive network configuration tasks so they can focus instead on innovation that positively transforms your business. By decoupling network functions from the hardware, you can build and manage your entire wired and wireless network from a single user interface. SD-Access enables policy-based automation from edge to cloud with foundational capabilities. These include:
- Simplified device deployment
- Unified management of wired and wireless networks
- Network virtualization and segmentation
- Group-based policies
- Context-based analytics
The Cisco Catalyst 9117 Series Access Points support Software-Defined Access, Cisco's leading enterprise architecture.
Working together, the Cisco Catalyst 9117 Series and Cisco DNA offer such features as:
- Cisco DNA Spaces
- Cisco Identity Services Engine
- Cisco DNA Analytics and Assurance
- And much more
The result? Your network stays relevant, becomes digital ready, and is the lifeblood of your organization.
|Cisco Catalyst 9117AXI Access Point: Indoor environments, with internal antennas
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Not all regulatory domains have been approved. As they are approved, the part numbers will be available on the Global Price List.
|Supported wireless LAN controllers
|802.11n version 2.0 (and related) capabilities
|Dimensions (W x L x H)
|Input power requirements
|Limited lifetime hardware warranty
|802.3bt Cisco UPoE Full Feature
|802.3bt Cisco UPoE
|802.3at Full Feature*
|802.3af reduced feature
|* USB port can be enabled, but the 5-GHz radio will be reduced to 4x4.
|Available transmit power settings
|Frequency band and 20-MHz operating channels
|A (A regulatory domain):
|I (I regulatory domain):
|Maximum number of nonoverlapping channels
Licensing and Software Packaging:
The Cisco Catalyst 9100 Series requires mandatory Smart Licensing. This provides ease of use for Cisco DNA license management, consumption, and tracking. The Cisco Catalyst 9100 Series uses packaging that includes vastly simplified base network packages (Network Essentials and Network Advantage) and term-based software packages (Cisco DNA Essentials, Cisco DNA Advantage) as add-ons. The Cisco DNA packages, in addition to on-box capabilities, also unlock additional functionality in Cisco DNA Center, enabling controller-based software-defined automation and assurance in your network.
The Cisco Catalyst 9100 Series can support 3 types of Cisco DNA license: Cisco DNA Essentials, Cisco DNA Advantage and Cisco DNA Premier. The Cisco DNA licenses provide Cisco innovations on the AP. The Cisco DNA license also includes the Network Essentials and Network Advantage licensing options which cover wireless fundamentals such as 802.1x authentication, QoS, PnP etc, telemetry and visibility, SSO, as well as security controls. These Network essentials and Network advantage components are perpetual and is valid till the life of the AP. Cisco DNA subscription licenses have to be purchased for a 3-, 5-, or 7-year subscription term. However, upon expiry of Cisco DNA license, Cisco DNA features will expire, whereas network essentials and network advantage features will remain.
Download the Cisco Catalyst 9117 Access Point Data Sheet (PDF).
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