Highest Performance Wi-Fi, Bluetooth® LE and IoT
MIST LEARNING WLAN
Mist has brought true innovation to the wireless space with the world’s first AI-driven Wireless LAN (WLAN).
The Mist Learning WLAN makes Wi-Fi predictable, reliable and measurable with unprecedented visibility into the user experience through customizable Service Level Expectation (SLE) metrics. Time consuming manual IT tasks are replaced with AI-driven proactive automation and self-healing, lowering Wi-Fi operational costs and saving substantial time and money.
Mist also brings enterprise-grade Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Low Energy (LE) and IoT together so businesses can increase the value of their wireless networks through personalized location services, such as wayfinding, proximity notifications, and asset location. With Mist’s patented virtual BLE (vBLE) technology, no battery beacons or manual calibration are required.
All operations are managed via Mist’s open and programmable microservices cloud architecture. This delivers maximum scalability and performance while also bringing DevOps agility to wireless networking and location services.
THE MIST CLOUD
The Mist Cloud leverages a microservices architecture in order to bring unparalleled agility, scale and resiliency to your network. It leverages an AI engine to lower OpEx and deliver unprecedented insight by using data science to analyze large amounts of rich metadata collected from Mist Access Points.
MIST ACCESS POINT FAMILY
The Mist enterprise-grade access point family consists of the: (a) AP43 Series that supports 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth LE and IoT; (b) the AP21, AP41 and AP61 Series that support 802.11ac Wave 2, Bluetooth LE and IoT; (c) the BT11 that supports Bluetooth LE. These access points are all built on a real-time microservices platform and are managed by the Mist Cloud.
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|Virtual Bluetooth LE||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
SERVICES AVAILABLE FOR THE MIST AP41
WI-FI CLOUD SERVICES
For IT and NOC Teams
- Predictable and measurable Wi-Fi
- Service Level Expectations (SLE)
- WxLAN Policy Fabric for Role-Based Access
- Customizable Guest Wi-Fi Portal
- AI-Driven Radio Resource Management
Marvis Virtual Assistant
For IT Helpdesk Teams
- AI-Powered Virtual Network Assistant
- Natural Language Processing Interface
- Anomaly Detection
- Per-Client SLE Visibility and Enforcement
- Data Science Driven Root Cause Analysis
BLUETOOTH CLOUD SERVICES
For Digital Experience Teams
- Accurate (1-3m) Turn-by-turn Navigation
- Sensor Fusion with Dead Reckoning
- Unsupervised Machine Learning
- Virtual Beacons with Custom Notifications
- Mobile SDK for iOS and Android
For Process & Resource Improvement Teams
- Identify Assets by Name and View Location
- Zonal/Room Accuracy for 3rd Party Tags
- Historical Analytics for Asset Tags
- Telemetry for Asset Tags (temp., motion, …)
- APIs for Viewing Assets and Analytics
ANALYTICS CLOUD SERVICES
For Network Teams
- Base features are included with Wi-Fi Assurance,
Mobile Engagement, and Asset Visibility Subscriptions
- End-to-end Network Visibility
- Orchestrated Networking and Application
- Simplified Network Transparency
For Business Teams
- Base features are included with Wi-Fi Assurance, Mobile
Engagement, and Asset Visibility Subscriptions
- Customer Segmentation and Reporting Based on Visitor Telemetry
- Customized* Dwell and 3rd Party Reporting for Traffic
and Trend Analysis
- Correlate Customer-Guest Traffic and Trend Analysis
*Mist Premium Analytics service subscription
High Performance Wi-Fi
The AP41 Series is a tri-radio 4×4 Access Point with maximum data rates of 1,730 Mbps in the 5GHz band and 800 Mbps in the 2.4GHz band. The 3rd radio functions as a network, location, and security sensor as well as a spectrum monitor.
The AP41 Series is available with internal and external antenna models.
High accuracy indoor location
The AP41 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.
Unprecedented insight and action
A dedicated dual band radio collects data for Mist’s patentpending 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 to reproduce and capture data for troubleshooting.
Marvis Virtual Network Assistant
The NLP-based assistant, Marvis, simplifies troubleshooting and collection of insights for your network by leveraging AI and data science to proactively identify issues, determine the root causes and scope of impact and to gain insight into your network and users by eliminating the need to manually hunt through endless dashboards and CLI commands.
Effortless, Cloud-based Setup and Updates
The AP41 Series 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.
Constantly monitor services running on the AP41 Series 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
Mist’s Radio Resource Management (RRM) automates dynamic channel and power assignment, taking Wi-Fi and external sources of interference into account with its dedicated sensor radio. The Mist AI engine continuously monitors the coverage and capacity SLE metrics to learn and optimize the RF environment. The RRM learning algorithm uses hysteresis on a 24 hour window to conduct a site-wide rebalancing for optimal channel and power assignment.
|Wi-Fi Standard||802.11ac Wave 2 (backwards compatibility with 802.11a/b/g/n)|
|Combined Highest Supported Data Rates||2.5 Gbps|
|2.4 GHz||4x4:4 802.11b/g/n/ac up to 800 Mbps data rate
802.11ac for VHT capable clients
|5 GHz||4x4:4 802.11a/n/ac Wave 2 up to 1,700 Mbps data rate|
|MIMO Operation||Four spatial stream Single User (SU) MIMO for up to 1,733 Mbps wireless data rate to individual 4x4 VHT80
Four spatial stream Multi User (MU) MIMO for up to 1,733 Mbps wireless data rate to up to three MU-MIMO capable client devices simultaneously
|Dedicated Third Radio||2.4 GHz & 5 GHz dual-band WIDS/WIPS, spectrum analysis & location analytics radio|
|Four 2.4GHz omni-directional antennas with 4 dBi peak gain
Four 5GHz omni-directional antennas with 6 dBi peak gain
|Bluetooth||16 Directional Antennae + 1 Omni Antenna Bluetooth Array|
|Beam Forming||Transmit Beamforming and Maximal Ratio Combining|
|Power Options||802.3at PoE. 12V/3A DC power supply|
|Power Adaptor||100-240VAC, 50-60 Hz, input. 12V/3A DC output.|
|Dimensions||215 x 215 x 52 mm (8.46 x 8.46 x 2.05 in)|
|Weight||1.6 kg (3.53 lbs) excluding mount and accessories|
|Shipping Box||Size (L x W x H): 285 x 268 x 86 mm (10.6 x 10.6 x 3.4 in)
Weight: 2.18 kg (4.82 lbs)
Boxes per carton: 8
|Operating Temperature||Internal antenna: 0° to 40° C
External antenna: -20° to 50° C
|Operating Humidity||10% to 90% maximum relative humidity, non-condensing|
|Operating Altitude||3,048m (10,000 ft)|
|Electromagnetci Emissions||FCC Part 15 Class B|
|Reliability (MTBF)||AP41: 1,243,955 hours (142 yrs) @ 25C; 748,877 hours (85 yrs) @ 40C
AP41E: 1,264,116 hours (144 yrs) @ 25C; 508,342 hours (58 yrs) @ 40C
|I/O PORTS & ACCESSORIES|
|Reset||Reset to the factory default settings|
|USB||USB2.0 support interface|
|12VDC||Input for optional DC power supply|
|IoT||8-pin interface for digital I/O and analog input (0 to +5V)|
|Module||10/100/1000 BaseT RJ45; optional PoE PSE mode|
|Eth0+PoE||10/100/1000 BaseT RJ45; supports 802.3at PoE PD|
|Four RP-SMA Plugs|
|Indicators||One multi-color status LED|
|UL 60950-1||CAN/CSAC22.2||No.609501||UL 2043||FCC Part 15.247, 15.407, 15.107, and 15.109||RSS-247||ICES-003|
|AP41BR2||Ceiling Drywall||AP41BR3||⅝" Threaded Rod||AP41BR4||2mm (¹∕16") Threaded Rod|
|US/FCC Domain||AP41-US (Internal Antenna)
AP41E-US (External Antenna)
|Rest of the World||AP41-WW (Internal Antenna)
AP41E-WW (External Antenna)