Highest Performance 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6) Wi-Fi, Bluetooth® LE and IoT Integrates AI for AX™ to Automate and Boost Performance
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.
The table below compares the supported major functions to help in selecting the most appropriate model(s).
Services Available for the Mist AP43
ACCESS POINT FEATURES
High Performance Wi-Fi
The AP43 Series is a tri-radio 4×4 802.11ax Access Point with maximum data rates of 2,400 Mbps in the 5GHz band and 1,148 Mbps in the 2.4GHz band. The 3rd radio functions as a network, location, and security sensor, a synthetic test client radio, as well as a spectrum monitor.
By adding 802.11ax Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access (OFDMA), Multi-User Multiple Input Multiple Output (MU-MIMO) and BSS Coloring technologies into the AP43 Series, performance is boosted to unprecedented levels to support new bandwidth-hungry applications and soaring device densities.
AI for AX™
With the new features that 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6) introduces to boost performance and efficiency, the complexity of configuring and operating an access point has soared. Mist is applying its industry-leading AI platform to automate and optimize these features with its AI for AX™ capabilities. We are leveraging AI in order to optimize BSS Coloring, to improve data transmission scheduling within OFDMA and MU-MIMO and to assign clients to the best radio to boost the overall performance of the network.
Boosts Spectral Efficiency
OFDMA improves spectral efficiency so that an increasing density of devices can be supported on the network, especially with IoT devices that often utilize smaller data packets than mobile devices and hence increase the burden and contention on the network. Additionally, BSS Coloring improves the co-existence of overlapping BSS’ and allows spatial reuse within a given channel by reducing the packet collisions. This helps you improve spectral efficiency for dense networks where channel reuse is increasing.
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.
Unprecedented Insight and Action
A dedicated dual band 3rd 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). This radio also is able to function as a synthetic test client to proactively detect and mitigate network anomalies.
Improves Battery Efficiency for IoT Devices
By incorporating the 802.11ax Target Wake Time (TWT) capability and Bluetooth 5.0, battery life for IoT devices can be extended as new IoT devices enter the network.
Constantly monitor services running on the AP43 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.
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 AP43 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.
Integrated IoT Sensors and Interface Port
Mist has integrated pressure, temperature and humidity sensors into the access point to enable new applications and increase environmental context. This can be leveraged to get better visibility into your deployments and further improve location context.
Mist also continues its industry innovation with its unique IoT port that has analog and digital interfaces to directly connect IoT devices that lack network interfaces and thus allow customers to leverage our complete APIs to interact and integrate these things into their business applications and workflows.
High Accuracy Indoor Location
The AP43 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 (or can be combined to act as an omnidirectional radio) 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. With support for Bluetooth 5.0, range and battery life is boosted for IoT devices.
|Wi-Fi Standard||802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6), including support for OFDMA, 1024-QAM, MU MIMO, Target Wake Time (TWT), Spatial Frequency Reuse (BSS Coloring). Backwards compatibility with 802.11a/b/g/n/ac.|
|Combined Highest Supported Data Rates||Dual-Band: 3.5 Gbps.
Dual-5GHz: 4.8 Gbps.
|2.4 GHz||4x4 : 4 802.11ax up to 1,148 Mbps data rate|
|5 GHz||4x4 : 4 802.11ax up to 2,400 Mbps data rate|
|MIMO Operation||Four spatial stream Single User (SU) MIMO for up to 2,400 Mbps wireless data rate to individual 4x4 HE80 Four spatial stream Multi User (MU) MIMO for up to 2,400 Mbps wireless data rate to up to four MU-MIMO capable client devices simultaneously|
|Dedicated Third Radio||2x2 : 2SS, Dual-band WIDS/WIPS, spectrum analysis, synthetic client and location analytics radio|
|Internal Antennas||Four 2.4GHz omni-directional antennas with 4 dBi peak gain Four 5GHz omni-directional antennas with 6 dBi peak gain|
|Bluetooth 5.0||16 Directional Antennas + Omni Antenna Bluetooth Array|
|Beam Forming||Transmit Beamforming and Maximal Ratio Combining|
|Power Options||802.3at PoE, 802.3bt PoE, 12V/3A DC power supply|
|Power Adaptor||100-240VAC, 50-60 Hz, input. 12V/3A DC output.|
|Dimensions||222 x 222 x 53 mm (8.74 x 8.74 x 2.09 in)|
|Weight||1.6 kg (3.53 lbs) excluding mount and accessories|
|Shipping Box||Size (L x W x H): 279 x 298 x 76 mm (11.0 x 11.8 x 3.0 in) Weight: 2.18 kg (4.2 lbs)|
|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)|
|I/O AND INDICATORS|
|IoT Port||8-pin interface for digital I/O and analog input(0 to +5V)||USB||USB2.0 support interface||12VDC||Input for optional DC power supply||EthO||100/1000Base-T, 2.5GBase-T (802.3bz); RJ45; PoE PD||Eth1||10/100/1000Base-T; RJ45; optional PoE PSE mode (requires 802.3bt on Eth0)||External Antennas
|Reset||Reset to the factory default settings||Indicators||One multi-color status LED|
|APBR-T58||³⁄8" Threaded Rod||APBR-M16||16mm Threaded Rod (M16-2)|
|US/FCC Domain||AP43-US (Internal Antenna)
AP43E-US (External Antenna)
|Rest of the World||AP43-WW (Internal Antenna)
AP43E-WW (External Antenna)
PATENTED vBLE TECHNOLOGY
In addition to the industry-leading Wi-Fi technology that is at the heart of the AP43 Series, it also incorporates our second generation patented dynamic 16-element Virtual Bluetooth LE (vBLE) antenna array, which combined with our machine learning, enables businesses to eliminate the need for battery-powered beacons. This maximizes the scalability and optimizes the investment cost of deploying location based services.
Virtual Bluetooth LE enables businesses to provide rich location-based experiences that are engaging, accurate, real-time and scalable.