Cisco Meraki lance les MR53E & MR42E et leurs antennes dites intelligentes

Borne WiFi Cisco Merkai MR53E

Borne WiFi Cisco Merkai MR53E

Ca y est … Cisco Meraki se met à faire des bornes WiFi d’intérieur sur lesquelles on peut brancher des antennes spécialisées alors que de part le passé les bornes d’intérieur de la marque avaient toutes des antennes intégrées. Dites bonjour à la MR42E et sa grande soeur la MR53E. 

Borne WiFi Cisco Meraki MR42E

Borne WiFi Cisco Meraki MR42E

Les deux modèles sont 802.11ac Wave 2 et contiennent 4 radios : 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz, radio de sécurité et une radio Bluetooth BLE. La MR42E est 3×3:3 avec une vitesse agrégée de 1.9 Gbps tandis que la MR53E qui supporte le multigigabit permet jusqu’à 2.5 Gbps de vitesse.

La MR42E est destinée à des environnements où la densité est élevée et où il peut être nécessaire de couvrir des zones de façon directionnelle. La MR53E, ultra performante se veut destinée aux environnements critiques comme les stades, auditoriums, hôpitaux etc. Leur prix publique est respectivement de 1099 et 1699 dollars.

Retrouvez la fiche technique de la MR42E ici et la fiche technique de la MR53E ici.

Pour accompagner ces nouvelles bornes Meraki annonce 6 gammes d’antennes dites intelligentes : les bornes pourront détecter automatiquement quelles antennes sont branchées et se configurer en fonction:

Antennes Cisco Meraki pour bornes intelligentes

Antennes Cisco Meraki pour bornes intelligentes et leur prix public

Voici les différents types :

  • Dipole Antenna série A (3.8/5.5 dBi)
  • Dipole Antenna orientable série B (3/5.7 dBi)
  • Panel Omni série C
  • Downtilt Panel Omni série D
  • Wide Patch série E
  • Narrow Patch série F

La description de chaque :

Dipole Antenna (3.8/5.5 dBi)

The Dipole antenna is ideal for low ceiling installations where wall penetration or extended reach are important. Some example uses are low-density deployments like schools and hotels to provide basic low-performance connectivity. These types of best-effort deployments usually have APs installed in the hallway to cover adjacent rooms. The price shown is for a single unit; the Dipole antenna can be purchased in units of 1, 5, or 6.

Panel Omni Antenna

The Panel Omni antenna is ideal for low ceiling aesthetic consensus installations where wall penetration or extended reach are important. Some example uses are low density deployments like schools and hotels to provide basic low performance connectivity. These types of best effort deployments usually have APs installed in the hallway to cover adjacent rooms. This antenna supports Meraki’s smart antenna capabilities. The price shown is for a 5-connector model; the Panel Omni antenna can be purchased with 5 or 6 connectors.

Downtilt Panel Omni Antenna

The Downtilt Panel Omnidirectional antenna is ideal for medium ceiling (8 ft – 25 ft) aesthetic consensus installations. Some example uses are medium-density deployments like cube office space and vestibules. This antenna supports Meraki’s smart antenna capabilities. The price shown is for a 5-connector model; the Downtilt Panel Omni antenna can be purchased with 5 or 6 connectors.

Wide Patch Antenna

The Wide Patch antenna is ideal for wall-mounted deployments, aesthetic consensus installations in low density applications and wall mounted or ceiling mounted below 25 ft in high density applications. Some example use cases are in vestibules with very high ceilings but few devices connecting and lecture halls where install is close to the users. This antenna supports Meraki’s smart antenna capabilities. The price shown is for a 5-connector model; the Wide Patch antenna can be purchased with 5 or 6 connectors.

Narrow Patch Antenna

The Narrow Patch antenna is ideal for high ceiling (25 ft+) aesthetic consensus installations in high density applications and where APs are covering high density users in small zones. Some example use cases are in large lecture halls/stadiums as well as event venue centers. This antenna supports Meraki’s smart antenna capabilities. The price shown is for a 5-connector model; the Narrow Patch antenna can be purchased with 5 or 6 connectors.