Meraki WIFI6 access points for difficult environments MR46E, MR76, MR86Maria Cruz Alcocer
At Cisco Meraki they strive to provide solutions that help us stay current with the latest technology and anticipate customer needs. With that philosophy, they announce new wireless access points (MR46E, MR76, MR86), which provide support for Wi-Fi 6 and offer cutting-edge coverage for difficult indoor and outdoor environments. With these new models, it is now easier to cover large interior spaces with high ceilings, spaces with more complicated signal propagation, or oddly shaped spaces, such as long hospital corridors.
MR46E Indoor Wireless Access Point for Hard to Cover Spaces:
MR46E makes it easy to maintain wireless coverage in large interior spaces with high ceilings, or in areas where signal propagation is more difficult, often due to obstacles such as walls, windows, or long hallways.
MR76 and MR86 Outdoor wireless access point for spaces with adverse characteristics:
The new outdoor models, MR76 and MR86, benefit from an IP67 rating to resist dust, shock, vibration and humidity, and can operate in a wide range of temperatures. With a range of antenna options, these access points enable Wi-Fi 6 coverage for outdoor spaces.
Highlights of MR46E, MR76 and MR86
All three models are Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 6 ™, which support high-density features like MU-MIMO, OFDMA, and power saving features like Target Activation Time (TWT). They all feature a quad radio architecture with 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz, security scan, and IoT radios.
- MR86 is a robust IP67-rated 4 × 4: 4 multi-gigabit access point with a maximum data rate of 3.5 Gbps for high-density outdoor environments. Use cases: High density and adverse radiofrequency environments such as stadiums, outdoor deployments. Voice, video and intensive performance networks.
- MR76 is an IP67-rated rugged 2 × 2: 2 outdoor access point with a maximum data rate of 1.7 Gbps. Use cases: Hostile, industrial and outdoor environments. Voice, video and intensive performance networks.
- The MR46E is a 4 × 4: 4 multi-gigabit access point, maximum data rate of 3.5 Gbps, with automatically detectable external antennas. MR46E can reuse the same external antennas as MR53E. Use cases: critical performance wireless LANs. High-density environments with adverse readiofrequency.
These new access points allow companies to extend Wi-Fi beyond interior areas. Retail stores or schools may want to offer more Wi-Fi outdoors to accommodate social distancing. MR46E can offer focused wireless coverage, using directional antennas, its uses could be among others for warehouses or manufacturing plants with high ceilings, or hospitals and schools with long corridors.