AP61 Access Point

Outdoor 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.

Mist Cloud

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.

Mist Access Points

The AP21, AP41, and AP61 (detailed here), 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.

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The Mist cloud, featuring a micro-services architecture, and powered by Marvis AI

Services available on the Mist Learning WLAN

High performance outdoor Wi-Fi access

The AP61 delivers high performance wireless access with three 802.11ac Wave 2 radios that deliver up to 1,730 Mbps in the 5GHz band and up to 800 Mbps in the 2.4Ghz band.

Whether you want to extend your user’s experience outside the four walls, or you want to set up pervasive outdoor wireless with mesh backhaul, the AP61 delivers the best performance with the simplest operations in an industrial-grade form factor.

High accuracy location

The AP61 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.

The AP61 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 AP61 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.

Dynamic debugging

Constantly monitor services running on the AP61 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 AP61’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 AP61’s dual-band sensor continuously scans the airspace for threats and interference.

The AP61 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 2.5 Gbps
2.4Ghz 4x4:4 802.11b/g/n/ac up to 800 Mbps data rate. 802.11ac for VHT capable Proprietary clients.
5Ghz 4x4:4 802.11a/n/ac Wave 2 up to 1,733 Mbps data rate.
MIMO MU-MIMO (Multi-user)
SU-MIMO (Single-user)
Dedicated Third Radio 2.4 GHz & 5 GHz dual-band WIDS/WIPS, spectrum analysis & location analytics radio
Antenna Options Internal and External
Bluetooth® 16 directional antenna + 1 omni antenna
Beam Forming Transmit Beamforming and Maximal Ratio Combining
Power Options 802.3at PoE
Dimensions 310mm x 310mm x 107mm (12.2in x 12.2in x 4.3in)
Weight Internal Antenna - 4.309 kg (9.5 lbs)
External Antenna – 4.5 35 kg (10 lbs)
Operating Temperature -20° to 65° C; no solar loading
-20° to 55° C; with solar loading
Operating Humidity 10% to 90% maximum relative humidity, noncondensing
Operating Altitude 3,048m (10,000 ft)
Electromagnetic Emissions FCC Part 15 Class B
I/O 1 - 10/100/1000BASE-T auto-sensing RJ-45 with PoE
1 – 10/100/1000BASE-T auto-sensing RJ-45
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 ICES003 (Canada)
Reset Reset to the factory default settings
Eth1 10/100/1000 BaseT RJ45 interface
Eth0+PoE 10/100/1000 BaseT RJ45 interface that supports 802.3at PoE
Brackets Vertical, Tilt and Horizontal mounting kit included
Kensington Lock No
US/FCC Domain AP61-US (Internal Antenna)
AP61E-US (External Antenna)
Rest of the World AP61-WW (Internal Antenna)
AP61E-WW (External Antenna)

Mist AP61 Access Point

The top view of the Mist AP61

Mist Omni-Directional Bluetooth® Antenna Array