The Cisco Catalyst 9124AX Series outdoor access points are next-generation Wi-Fi 6 access points encased in a rugged and robust design that service providers and enterprises can easily deploy.
Cisco Catalyst 9124AX Series Access points
With the emergence of high-density networks and the Internet of Things (IoT), we are more dependent on wireless networks than ever before. An increasing number of devices connect to the network every year, ranging from high-performance client devices to low-bandwidth IoT devices. The Cisco® Catalyst® 9124AX Series outdoor access points provide a seamless experience, with high scaling and unmatched performance in diverse network deployments. Going beyond the Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) standard, the Catalyst 9124AX Series provides integrated security, resiliency, and operational flexibility as well as increased network intelligence.
The Catalyst 9124AX Series offers flexible deployment options for service providers and enterprise networks that need the fastest links possible for mobile, outdoor clients (smartphones, tablets, and laptops), and wireless backhaul. With options for internal or external antennas, the 9124AX Series gives network operators the flexibility to balance their desired wireless coverage with their need for easy deployment.
The Catalyst 9124AX Series access points, paired with the Cisco Digital Network Architecture (Cisco DNA), are enterprise-class products that will address both your current and future needs. They are the first step in updating your network to take better advantage of all of the features and benefits that Wi-Fi 6 provides.
Features and benefits
Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)
The IEEE 802.11ax emerging standard, also known as High-Efficiency Wireless (HEW) or Wi-Fi 6, builds on 802.11ac. It delivers a better experience in typical environments with more predictable performance for advanced applications such as 4K or 8K video, high-density, high-definition collaboration apps, all-wireless offices, and IoT. Wi-Fi 6 is designed to use both the 2.4-GHz and 5-GHz bands, unlike the 802.11ac standard.
Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiple Access (OFDMA)-based scheduling splits the bandwidth into smaller frequency allocations called Resource Units (RUs), which can be assigned to individual clients in both the downlink and uplink directions to reduce overhead and latency.
Uplink/downlink MU‑MIMO technology
Supporting two spatial streams, multiuser multiple-input multiple-output (MU-MIMO) enables access points to split spatial streams between client devices to maximize throughput.
Spatial reuse (also known as Basic Service Set [BSS] coloring) allows the access points and their clients to differentiate between BSSs, thus permitting more simultaneous transmissions.
Target Wake Time
A new power-saving 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 access point. This offers significant energy savings for battery-operated devices, up to 3 to 4 times the savings achieved by 802.11n and 802.11ac.
Cisco RF ASIC
Cisco RF ASIC is a fully integrated Software-Defined Radio (SDR) that can perform advanced RF spectrum analysis and delivers features such as Cisco CleanAir®, Wireless Intrusion Prevention System (wIPS), FastLocate, and Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS).
Integrated Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) 5 radio enables location-based use cases such as asset tracking, wayfinding, and analytics.
Multigigabit Ethernet support
Provides uplink speeds of 2.5G, 1G, and 100M. All speeds are supported on Category 5e cabling for an industry first, as well as 10GBASE-T (IEEE 802.3bz) cabling.
- Three radios: 2.4 GHz (4×4), 5 GHz (4×4), Cisco RF ASIC, and BLE/IoT
- Rugged outdoor durability