- Network management device
- 6000 MAPs (managed access points)
- 10 GigE
Cisco 8500 series controllers automate wireless configuration and management functions and allow network managers to have the visibility and control needed to cost-effectively manage, secure, and optimize the performance of their branch networks. As a component of the Cisco Unified Wireless Network, this controller provides real-time communications between Cisco Aironet access points, the Cisco Prime infrastructure, and the Cisco Mobility Services Engine, and is interoperable with other Cisco controllers. The Cisco 8500 series controller has integrated Cisco CleanAir technology, providing the industry's only self-healing and self-optimizing wireless network for branches.