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In the beginning of the month we had the honor of participating in Wireless Field Day 8. For the unsure, the Tech Field Day crew brings in independent bloggers, speakers, and podcasters to vendors in the bay area for deep-dives. The 12 delegates of #WFD8 came by Cisco to discuss our approach to operational simplicity. Greg Dorai, VP of Product Management, kicked off the Field Day with an overview of our sessions: 802.11ac Wave 2, CMX 10.2, and Systems Manager. Next Brian Levin, Product Manager of Platform WLAN, introduced Cisco Mobility Express and discussed what 802.11ac Wave 2 means to Cisco. He gives an overview of the new capabilities found in the Cisco Aironet 1830 and 1850 access points, such as Multi-User MIMO (MU-MIMO). He then further went on to show on a whiteboard the provisioning process of Mobility Express. Here are some questions that were asked during Brian’s first session on Mobility Express (time stamps included): (11:50) @WiredNot: On the SMB, small medium business story with mobility express, how does that reconcile with Meraki when it comes to marketing and how do you differentiate which solution is right for which small business? (16:00) @WifiKiwi: If you have a distributed enterprise that wants to use Mobility Express rollout, is there any type of cloud based provisioning system [for the access points] or do they have to pre-provision the access points?
Wireless Field Day 8 was a great success for Cisco and the delegates who attended. Look for the next recap blog on #WFD8 where Rajat Tayal, Technical Marketing Engineer, performs a demo on Mobility Express. If you would like to view all of the session videos they are now posted on YouTube.
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We are excited to announce that Cisco will be participating in Wireless Field Day 8 this year! Cisco is bringing together independent bloggers, speakers, and podcasters to share best practices and opinions in a two-hour interactive discussion format. All presentations will be live streamed from the Tech Field Day website October 1, 2015 beginning at 9:30 am PT. Cisco is focusing on operational simplicity, and will cover the following topics at #WFD8: 802.11ac Wave 2 and Mobility Express: We will be discussing how 802.11ac Wave 2 provides customers new capabilities found in the Cisco Aironet 1830 and 1850 Access Points such as Multi-User MIMO (MU-MIMO) and their advantages. We will also demonstrate how Mobility Express can be deployed in less than 10 minutes, ideal for smaller businesses who want an uncompromised enterprise-class solution without the big IT staff to manage it. Learn more about 802.11ac and Cisco Mobility Express. Connected Mobile Experiences (CMX) 10.2 and Location Update: We will be discussing updates on Cisco Wi-Fi location solution as well as our industry-first Hyperlocation technology. You’ll see how Cisco has made capturing location services and connecting guests with personalized portals easier than ever. Along with that we will show the progression from basic Presence Analytics to 1-meter accuracy Hyperlocation, how it works, and the physical Access Points involved. Our speaker will also be discussing the details of CMX 10.2 and demonstrate the new capabilities of the software. Learn more about CMX andHyperlocation. Meraki Systems Manager: In this session we’ll be giving an overview of Systems Manager (SM) including scale, integration with other Meraki products, and the transition from free to paid. There will be a focus on the SM Sentry feature set and how it provides simple yet powerful security functionality for organizations with Meraki network equipment. This will be illustrated with a live demo of the Systems Manager Sentry features in the Meraki dashboard. Learn more about Systems Manager. Please feel free to comment, share and connect with us @CiscoEnterprise, Facebook, LinkedIn and the Enterprise Networks Community.
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We are excited to share that Cisco will be participating in Networking Field Day 10 this year. Cisco brings together independent thought leaders and our engineers to share information and opinions in a two-hour interactive discussion format. If you cannot attend NFD10 all presentations will be live streamed from the Tech Field Day website. These are the topics Cisco is covering this year at #NFD10: Intelligent WAN (IWAN) Architecture: We are busting the myth that IWAN is part of a marchitecture and explaining DMVPNv3, Pfrv3, and AVC. We will also be expanding on how the IWAN architecture improves scale and performance while delivering better business outcomes for customers. Learn more about Cisco Intelligent WAN. Branch Security: We will be showing how our security solutions simplify WAN provisioning. We will also explain how Cisco protects and hardens the network from outside attacks and security vulnerabilities. Topics covered during this presentation are Crypto, Certification CC, FIPS, NSA Suite B, and Security Designs. Learn more about Cisco Security. Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN): Our presenter will be demonstrating how our APIC-EM Controller with IWAN App provides centralized configuration and orchestration for the WAN while doing a live demo. Learn more about SD-WAN.
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