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Cisco Meraki MR53E High performance 802.11ac Wave 2 wireless Access Point - External antenna connectors - 4 x 4 80 MHz MU-MIMO 802.11ac Wave 2 - 2.5 Gbps dual-radio aggregate frame rate - Multigigabit ethernet - 24 x 7 real-time WIPS/WIDS and spectrum analytics via dedicated third radio - Integrated Bluetooth Low Energy Beacon and scanning radio - Optimized for voice and video - Full-time Wifi location tracking via dedicated 3rd radio - Sleek, low-profile design blends into office environments - PoE or DC powered, Power over Ethernet injector and DC adapter sold separately (MR53E-HW)
The Cisco Meraki MR53E is a cloud-managed 4x4:4 802.11ac Wave 2 access point with 80 MHz channels and MU-MIMO support. Designed for demanding next-generation deployments in busy offices, schools, hospitals, stadiums, factories, warehouses, and other venues, the MR53E offers high performance, enterprise-grade security, and simple management. The MR53E provides a maximum of 2.5 Gbps aggregate frame rate with concurrent 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz radios. A dedicated third radio provides real-time WIDS/WIPS with automated RF optimization, and a fourth integrated radio delivers Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) scanning and Beaconing.
The MR53E supports a variety of smart, auto-detectable external antenna that can deliver both focused, targeted coverage in challenging RF scenarios as well as broader coverage in a variety of environments, including those with very high ceilings. These antenna include panel and panel downtilt omnidirectionals, wide patch, and narrow patch options.
With the combination of cloud management, best-in-class hardware, multiple radios, and advanced software features that leverage the intelligence and power of the Meraki cloud, the MR53E makes an outstanding platform for the most challenging use cases--including high-density deployments and bandwidth or performance-critical applications like voice and high-definition video.
Management of the MR53E is handled through the Meraki dashboard, an intuitive browser-based interface that enables rapid deployment across multiple sites without the need for timeconsuming training or costly certifications.
Since the MR53E is self-configuring and managed over the web, it can be deployed at a remote location in a matter of minutes, even without on-site IT staff. 24x7 monitoring via the Meraki cloud delivers real-time alerts if the network encounters problems. Remote diagnostic tools enable immediate troubleshooting so that distributed networks can be managed with a minimum of hassle
The MR53E's firmware is automatically kept up to date via the cloud. New features, bug fixes, and enhancements are delivered seamlessly over the web. This means no manual software updates to download or missing security patches to worry about.