Meraki MR53E - Wireless Access Point
The new Meraki MR53e 802.11ac Wave 2 WiFi access point is a variation on the MR53, featuring six external antenna connectors for maximum flexibility in deployment. Designed for situations with a large number of simultaneous users, the MR53e has a theoretical maximum bandwidth of 2.5Gbps, backed by a 2.5Gbps Ethernet port to ensure every user receives access.
The MR53e allows administrators to specifically shape the size and shape of their WiFi coverage, perfect for situations where the WiFi signal needs to remain within a building's walls at all times. Alongside the MR53e, Meraki has also released a line of new antennas, including dipole, omni-coverage, and both wide- and narrow-patch antennas. However, the unit is also compatible with any antennas with standard RP-TNC connectors.
With a full spread of antennas, the MR53e is capable of a 4x4 MU-MIMO array. In addition to the standard 2.4ghz and 5ghz radios, it also features a spectrum-analyzing radio for user tracking and WiFi security monitoring, as well as a low-power Bluetooth beacon radio. Power comes via 802.3at PoE+, but it can also be powered via standard adapter. (Adapter sold separately.)
An investment in a MR53e brings you more than just a WiFi access point. It is part of the overall Meraki architecture, bringing unparalleled ease in deployment, expansion, and day-to-day administration. Regardless of the size of the WiFi network, everything can be viewed, tracked, configured, and overseen from a single simple-to-use GUI.
In the meantime, the cloud-aware Meraki network is self-updating and self-optimizing. When new hardware is added, it automatically adjusts to make use of it, and if hardware should fail, the self-healing mesh works around the problem.
To discover more about the new Meraki MR53e, click through to the product page. Or, contact Hummingbird Networks for a full consultation on Meraki networking options.