Cisco to manufacture enterprise Wi-Fi Access Points in Brazil

Networking vendor Cisco last week said it will manufacture enterprise Wi-Fi Access Points in Brazil.

The production of the 1600 and 2600 Access Point families join the lines of switches, produced since last September, and routers, which local manufacturing started in September 2012, said Cisco in a statement.

The expansion of the local manufacturing with the Center of Innovation in Rio and other investments in Brazil reinforce Cisco’s commitment with the country.

The local production enables Cisco to offer cost effective products in Brazilian IT market.

Rodrigo Dienstmann, president of Cisco in Brazil

Cisco Access Points are designed for businesses in segments like automation and retail, that seek to provide Wi-Fi quality, high security and improve the mobile device users` experience.

With the Access Points, switches and routers, Cisco now offers a complete Unified Access solution of products manufactured in Brazil, and also it is boosting the Internet of Everything (IoE).

Cisco manufacturing facility in Sao Paulo is in compliance with PPB (Processo Produtivo Básico – Basic Productive Process) and will generate about 150 jobs.

Cisco Aironet 1600 Access Point is ideal for migration of Wi-Fi networks to the 802.11n standard. It supports up to 300 Mbps connections.

Cisco Aironet 2600 Access Point, a 802.11n product, includes Cisco CleanAir technology to control interference, ensuring greater availability of the Wi-Fi network.

Both Access Points operate in the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands (dual band) allowing users balancing between the two bands, accommodating more users in broader channels and with less use.

The products are available for operation in stand-alone mode or in conjunction with Cisco Wi-Fi controllers. They are available also for typical office deployments or for special projects with external antennas.

Cisco Catalyst 2960, manufactured in Brazil since last September, offers secure data, availability and processing  capacity with efficient and cost-effective network connectivity. The product is designed for small and midsize companies, and branch offices.

The switches manufactured in Brazil are prepared for the Internet IPv6 standard and 802.1x security, besides the Power over Ethernet (PoE) functionality.

Rodrigo Dienstmann, president of Cisco in Brazil, said: “We see an explosion of demand for mobility in the corporation, from small to large companies and governments. The local production of Wi-Fi Access Points will support this market trend.”

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