With the industry’s only enterprise class 4×4 MIMO, three-spatial-stream access points that support the IEEE’s new 802.11ac specification, the Cisco® Aironet® 3700 Series delivers industry-leading performance and a High Density Experience (HD Experience) for both the enterprise and service provider markets. The Aironet 3700 Series extends support to a new generation of Wi-Fi clients, such as smartphones, tablets, and high-performance laptops that have integrated 802.11ac support.
To comply with FCC rules order 14-30, Cisco will introduce new –B domain access point products for use in the United States (U.S.). The –B domain access points will be used only in the U.S. Previously, the –A domain access points were used for the U.S. and other countries (such as Canada). While the –A domain access points will continue to be sold to other countries currently using the –A domain, they cannot be shipped to the U.S. effective June 2, 2016, per the FCC order. Therefore, starting May 1, 2016, Cisco will restrict the ordering of –A and –UX domain access points for sale into the U.S. to ensure that all sales orders received by this date are shipped prior to the June 2, 2016, FCC deadline. Customers are encouraged to migrate to ordering –B domain access points starting May 1, 2016.
Please note that there is no requirement to stop using –A domain access points in the U.S. after the FCC deadline. They can continue to operate and can even coexist with the new –B domain access points in the same network.
The –B domain access points comply with the FCC order 14-30 rules. A summary of the changes introduced in the –B domain access points is provided below.
- U-NII 1 band (5150 to 5250 MHz) is now allowed for outdoor use.
- In the U-NII 1 band (5150 to 5250 MHz), the allowed TX power level is increased to 1W (for indoor, outdoor, point to point), with extreme restrictions on effective isotropic radiated power (EIRP) above a 30-degree horizon when used outdoors.
- The Terminal Doppler Weather Radar (TDWR) bands (channels 120, 124, and 128) are reopened with new test requirements for dynamic frequency selection (DFS) protection.
- The access points meet new power spectral density and above- and below-band edge emissions requirements for the U-NII3 (5.725 to 5.85 GHz) band.