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.
For smooth migration, the Cisco Aironet 1131AG IEEE 802.11a/b/g Lightweight Access Point takes full advantage of the dual-band capabilities of today's WLAN clients, while providing full backward compatibility for legacy 802.11b clients. The AIR-LAP1131AG-A-K9 automatically detects the best available Cisco wireless LAN controller to download appropriate policies and configuration information with no hands-on intervention.In addition, by using a WLAN controller the hand-off between access points is managed, significantly decreasing the possibility that signals or calls made with a wireless IP phone will be dropped. The need to re-connect is essentially eliminated.
If you are looking for a cost effective wireless solution for your challenging environment, these 1131 access points are tool to get the smooth, reliable wireless communication you need.