Configuration Number: AIR-CT5508-250-K9
Type: Networking, Wireless Lan Controllers
Description: 5500 Series Wireless Controller for up to 250 Cisco access points
Optimized for high-performance wireless networking, the Cisco 5500 Series Controller offers improved mobility and prepares the business for the next wave of mobile devices and applications. The 5500 Series supports a higher density of clients and delivers more efficient roaming, with at least nine times the throughput of existing 802.11a/g networks.
The 5500 Series automates wireless configuration and management functions and allows network managers to have the visibility and control needed to cost-effectively manage, secure, and optimize the performance of their wireless networks. With integrated Cisco CleanAir™ technology, the 5500 Series protects 802.11n performance by providing cross-network access to real-time and historic RF interference information for quick, troubleshooting and resolution.
The Cisco 5508 Wireless Controller supports Application Visibility and Control(AVC), the technology that includes the Network-Based Application Recognition 2 (NBAR-2) engine, Cisco’s deep packet inspection (DPI) capability. The NBAR-2 engine can classify applications, applies quality of service (QoS) setting to either drop or mark the traffic, and prioritizes business-critical applications in the network. AVC uses NetFlow Version 9 to export the flows. The 5508 also supports Bonjour Services Directory to enable Bonjour Services to be advertised and utilized in a separate Layer 3 network.
As a component of the Cisco Unified Wireless Network, this controller provides real-time communications between Cisco Aironet® access points, the Cisco Wireless Control System (WCS), and the Cisco Mobility Services Engine to deliver centralized security policies, wireless intrusion prevention system (IPS) capabilities, award-winning RF management, and QoS.
Wireless controllers provide the visibility, scalability, and reliability needed for highly secure, enterprise-scale wireless networks. Centralizing control of your wireless network simplifies operational expenses, deployment, network operations, and management. With a Wireless LAN Controller, your mobile devices can roam from access point to access point with increased speed and security. At BARCOM, we specialize in wireless solutions that solve the challenges of warehousing and manufacturing environments.