Cisco Aironet Access Points have been the reliable, cost effective way to address the wireless needs of small, medium and enterprise class business for years. The Aironet line includes a intelligent mix of secure, robust and low profile devices to fit the growing, dynamic needs of network administrators and end users. These AIR-AP1131AG-A-K9's are no exception. With dual 802.11a and 802.11g radios, built in diversity technology, encryption and 15 non-overlapping channels these AP's are a great option to deploy wireless networking in almost any environment.
The diversity technology minimizes most of the negative effects caused by deploying access points in challenging environments such as factories, warehouses and retail stores where obstructions such as metal racking and structural variations cause wireless signals to reflect and delay before they are received. Diversity utilizes two antennas instead of one to essentially “pick” the best signal. Due to the antennas being in separate physical locations (both housed within the case of the LAP1131AG) they are able to sample two different zones in the transmission range. This increases the likelihood the access point will field a signal that’s usable. It will "see" the same signal from two different points of view, compare them, and then pick the one that most intelligible.
These access points can be deployed autonomously in numbers that scale to the size of the application. With the need for a WLAN controller eliminated, these access points manage hand-off and other management functions "in-house" and operate on their own once configured. While this type of architecture is not optimal for large installs and applications, its ideal for small/medium business where the square footage covered would minimize the number of hand-offs between AP's.
If you are looking for a cost effective wireless solution for your challenging environment, these AIR-AP1131AG-A-K9 access points are tool to get the smooth, reliable wireless communication you need.