High Performance Wi-Fi and Bluetooth® LE
Mist built the first AI-driven wireless platform, designed specifically for the Smart Device Era. Mist’s Learning Wireless LAN (WLAN) makes Wi-Fi predictable, reliable and measurable by providing unprecedented visibility into the user experience and by replacing time consuming manual IT tasks with proactive automation. In addition, Mist is the first vendor to bring Enterprise-grade Wi-Fi, Bluetooth LE and IoT together to deliver personalized, location-based wireless services without requiring battery-powered beacons.
The Mist Learning WLAN consists of the following components:
Mist Marvis AI
Patent-pending machine learning algorithms adapt in real-time to optimize the wireless user experience. In addition, Marvis uses AI to proactively automate IT operations, provide real-time alerts, and predict problems before they arise.
All wireless deployment, setup, operations, and insight are handled via the Mist cloud, which was designed to provide unprecedented visibility and control at web scale. A microservices architecture provides maximum agility when rolling out new features/services.
The Mist cloud, featuring a micro-services architecture, and powered by Marvis AI
Mist Access Points
The AP21 (detailed here), AP41, and AP61 are high performance, enterprise-grade Access Points for 802.11ac Wave 2 Gigabit Wi-Fi and Bluetooth® Low Energy. The Mist BT11 is an enterprise-grade Access Point exclusively for Bluetooth® Low Energy.
|Virtual Bluetooth LE||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
SERVICES AVAILABLE ON THE MIST LEARNING WLAN:
|Wi-Fi Assurance Service|
|Virtual Network Assistant|
|BLE Engagement Service|
|Push location-based information to mobile users, such as turn-by-turn directions and messages.|
|BLE Asset Visibility Service|
|Immediately locate high value resources and analyze traffic patterns.|
High performance Wi-Fi access
The AP21 delivers high performance wireless access with two 802.11ac Wave 2 radios that deliver up to 867 Mbps in the 5GHz band and up to 400 Mbps in the 2.4Ghz band.
High accuracy indoor location
The AP21 has a 16-element Virtual Bluetooth® LE (vBLE) antenna array controlled from the Mist Cloud. Passive antennas enhance the power of a single transmitter and produce directional beams to accurately detect distance and location with 1 to 3 meter accuracy. With Mist’s patented vBLE technology, you can deploy an unlimited amount of virtual beacons in your physical environment without requiring battery powered BLE beacons.
Bluetooth Location Services
The AP21 works with the Mist cloud to provide high accuracy enterprisegrade Bluetooth® LE location services using virtual beacons
Unprecedented insight and action
A dedicated dual band radio collects data for Mist’s patent-pending Proactive Analytics and Correlation Engine (PACE), which leverages machine learning to analyze user experience, correlate problems and automatically detect the root cause of problems. These metrics are used to monitor service level expectations and provide proactive recommendations to ensure problems don’t occur (or are fixed as quickly as possible when they do).
Dynamic packet capture
The Mist platform automatically captures packets and streams them to the cloud when major issues are detected. This saves IT time and effort and eliminates the need for truck rolls with sniffers.
Effortless, cloud-based setup and updates
The AP21 automatically connects to the Mist cloud, downloads its configuration, and joins the appropriate network. Firmware updates are retrieved and installed automatically, ensuring that the network is always up to date with new features, bug fixes, and security updates.
Mist’s Wireless Assurance, User Engagement, or Asset Management service includes a base analytics capability for analyzing up to 30 days of data which enables you to simplify the process of extracting network insights from data and analytics across your enterprise to properly align your support resources or introduce enhanced premium services. For those enterprises who need deeper flexibility to extend the timeline of data beyond* 30 days or access other 3rd Party* solutions with customizable* reporting to better understand shopper and guest behavior, Mist Premium Analytics Subscription services is available.
Constantly monitor services running on the AP21 and send alerts whenever a service behaves abnormally. Dynamic debugging relieves IT of having to worry about an AP going offline or any services running on becoming unavailable
Automatic RF optimization
The AP21’s dual-band scanning mode continuously scans the airspace for threats and interference. This ensures optimal performance under what could otherwise be challenging RF conditions. The AP21’s dual-band radios scan the airspace for threats and interference.
The AP21 collects data for the Mist cloud to use for Proactive Analytics and Event Correlation, as well as enforcing Service Level Expectations
|Gigabit Wi-Fi||Wave 2|
|Combined Highest Supported Data Rates||1.3Gbps|
|2.4Ghz||2x2:2 802.11b/g/n/ac up to 400 Mbps data rate. 802.11ac for VHT capable Proprietary clients.|
|5Ghz||2x2:2 802.11a/n/ac Wave 2 up to 867 Mbps data rate.|
|Bluetooth®||16 Directional Antenna + 1 Omni Antenna Bluetooth® Array|
|Beam Forming||Transmit Beamforming and Maximal Ratio Combining|
|Power Options||802.3af PoE
12V/3A DC power supply
|Powering Adaptor||100-240VAC, 50-60 Hz, input
All regions (output): 12V/3A DC output
|Dimensions||203mm x 203mm x 40mm
(7.99in x 7.99in x 1.57in)
|Weight||0.636 kg (1.4 lbs)|
|Operating Temperature||0° to 40° C|
|Operating Humidity||10% to 90% maximum relative humidity, non-condensing|
|Operating Altitude||3,048m (10,000 ft)|
|Electromagnetic Emissions||FCC Part 15 Class B|
|I/O||one 10/100/1000BASE-T auto-sensing with PoE-in
one 10/100/1000BASE-T auto-sensing with 48Vdc PoE-out
|Indicators||Multi-color status LED|
|Compliance Standards||UL 60950-1 CAN/CSAC22.2 No. 60950-1
FCC Part 15.247, 15.407, 15.107, and 15.109 RSS247
|I/O PORTS & ACCESSORIES|
|Reset||Reset to the factory default settings|
|12VDC||Support for the 12VDC power supply recommended by Mist|
|Eth1||10/100/1000 BaseT RJ45 interface|
|Eth0+PoE||10/100/1000 BaseT RJ45 interface that supports 802.3af/802.3at PoE PD|
|Brackets||AP41BR1 (T-Bar) BT11BR1 (Dry-wall)|
|US/FCC Domain||AP21-US (Internal Antenna)|
|Rest of the World||AP21-WW (Internal Antenna)|
Mist AP21 Access Point
Mist Omni-Directional Bluetooth® Antenna Array