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Cisco Catalyst 9130AX Wi-Fi 6 Series Access Points
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Cisco Catalyst 9130AX Series Access Points

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Cisco Catalyst 9130 Series
Cisco Catalyst 9130AX 802.11ax 5.38 Gbit/s Wireless Access Point with Internal Antennas
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List Price: $2,271.30
Our Price: $1,518.41
Cisco Catalyst 9130AXE 802.11ax 10 Gbit/s Wireless Access Point with External Antennas
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List Price: $2,371.80
Our Price: $1,585.45

 

The Cisco Catalyst 9130AX Series Access Points are the most versatile next generation access point in enterprise grade. They are resilient, secure, and intelligent.

With the emergence of high-density networks and the Internet of Things (IoT), we are more dependent on wireless networks than ever before. Increasing numbers of devices connect to the network every year, ranging from high-performance client devices to low-bandwidth IoT devices. Cisco Catalyst 9130AX Series Access Points provide a seamless experience anywhere for everyone, with high scaling and unmatched performance in diverse network deployments. Going beyond the Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) standard, the 9130AX Series provides integrated security, resiliency, and operational flexibility as well as increased network intelligence.

Extending Cisco’s intent-based network and perfect for networks of all sizes, the Cisco Catalyst 9130AX Series scales to meet the growing demands of IoT while fully supporting the latest innovations and new technologies. The 9130AX Series is also a leader in performance, security, and analytics.

The Cisco Catalyst 9130AX Series Access Points, paired with the Cisco Digital Network Architecture (Cisco DNA), are enterprise-class products that will address both your current and future needs. They are the first step in updating your network to take better advantage of all of the features and benefits that Wi-Fi 6 provides.

Key features:

  • Four radios: 2.4 GHz (4x4), 5 GHz (8x8 and 4x4), Cisco RF ASIC, and BLE/IoT
  • Cisco Flexible Radio Assignment and Cisco CleanAir Technology
  • Embedded Wireless Controller

Features and Benefits:

Features Benefits
Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) The IEEE 802.11ax emerging standard, also known as High-Efficiency Wireless (HEW) or Wi-Fi 6, builds on 802.11ac. It delivers a better experience in typical environments with more predictable performance for advanced applications such as 4K or 8K video, high-density, high-definition collaboration apps, all-wireless offices, and IoT. Wi-Fi 6 is designed to use both the 2.4-GHz and 5-GHz bands, unlike the 802.11ac standard.
Cisco RF ASIC The Cisco RF Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) is a fully integrated Software-Defined Radio (SDR) that can perform advanced RF spectrum analysis and delivers features such as Cisco CleanAir®, Wireless Intrusion Prevention System (WIPS), FastLocate, and Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS) detection.
Uplink/downlink OFDMA Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiple Access (OFDMA)-based scheduling splits the bandwidth into smaller frequency allocations called Resource Units (RUs), which can be assigned to individual clients in both the downlink and uplink directions to reduce overhead and latency.
Uplink/downlink MU‑MIMO technology Supporting eight spatial streams, Multiuser Multiple Input, Multiple Output (MU-MIMO) enables access points to split spatial streams between client devices to maximize throughput.
BSS coloring Spatial reuse (also known as Basic Service Set [BSS] coloring) allows the access points and their clients to differentiate between BSSs, thus permitting more simultaneous transmissions.
Target Wake Time A new power-saving mode called Target Wake Time (TWT) allows the client to stay asleep and to wake up only at prescheduled (target) times to exchange data with the access point. This offers significant energy savings for battery-operated devices, up to three to four times the savings achieved by 802.11n and 802.11ac.
Intelligent Capture Intelligent Capture probes the network and provides Cisco DNA Center with deep analysis. The software can track more than 240 anomalies and instantaneously review all packets on demand, emulating the onsite network administrator. Intelligent Capture allows for more informed decisions on your wireless networks.
Flexible Radio Assignment (FRA) with tri-radio mode

FRA allows the access points to intelligently determine the operating mode of serving radios based on the RF environment and traffic demands. The access points can operate in the following modes:

  • Dual-radio mode: One 8x8 5 GHz and one 4x4 2.4 GHz. One radio will serve clients on the 5-GHz band, while the other serves clients on the 2.4-GHz band.
  • Tri-radio mode: Dual 4x4 5 GHz and one 4x4 2.4 GHz. With two 4x4 5-GHz and one 4x4 2.4-GHz radios (tri-radio) inside the access point, client device capacity can be increased on demand.

The access point’s default mode is dual radio with 8x8 5 GHz and 4x4 2.4 GHz. It has the ability to split the 8x8 radio into two separate 4x4 5-GHz radios through software, thereby enabling the benefits of FRA while allowing the 2.4-GHz radio to remain active.

Industry first 8x8 external antenna access point with smart antenna connector The Cisco Catalyst 9130AX Series Access Points are the first in the industry to provide an 8x8 radio architecture with external antennas. Additionally, these antennas can be split into a dual 4x4 radio architecture. An intelligent physical antenna connector is included on the 9130AX Series with an external antenna. This connector provides advanced network design flexibility for high-density and large open-area environments such as auditoriums, convention centers, libraries, cafeterias, and arenas/stadiums.
Application Hosting on Catalyst 9100 Access Application Hosting on Catalyst 9100 Access Points helps future-proof and simplify IoT deployments by eliminating the need to install and manage overlay networks. Utilizing the USB interface, containerized applications and hardware modules can be deployed to reduce cost and complexity. Adding Cisco DNA Center provides workflows and deployment-wide application lifecycle management.
Cisco Embedded Wireless Controller An Embedded Wireless Controller on the Catalyst 9130AX access points is designed for networks of all sizes, including small and medium-sized businesses and distributed enterprises. It provides industry-leading wireless LAN technology without the need for a physical wireless controller.
Multigigabit Ethernet support Multigigabit Ethernet provides uplink speeds of 5 Gbps and 2.5 Gbps, in addition to 100 Mbps and 1 Gbps. All speeds are supported on Category 5e cabling, as well as 10GBASE-T (IEEE 802.3bz) cabling.
Bluetooth 5 Integrated Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) 5 radio enables location-based use cases such as asset tracking, wayfinding, and analytics.
Container support for applications Container support enables edge computing capabilities for IoT applications on the host access point.
Apple Features

Apple and Cisco have partnered to create an optimal mobile experience for iOS devices on corporate networks based on Cisco technologies. Using new features in iOS 10, in combination with the latest software and hardware from Cisco, businesses can now more effectively use their network infrastructure to deliver an enhanced user experience across all business applications.

At the center of the collaboration is a unique handshake between the Cisco WLAN and Apple devices. This handshake enables the Cisco WLAN to provide an optimal Wi-Fi roaming experience to Apple devices. Additionally, the Cisco WLAN trusts Apple devices and gives priority treatment for business-critical applications specified by the Apple device. This feature is also known as Fast Lane.

Secure infrastructure

Trustworthy systems built with Cisco Trust Anchor Technologies provide a highly secure foundation for Cisco products. With the Cisco Catalyst 9100 Access Points, these technologies enable assurance of hardware and software authenticity for supply chain trust and strong defense against man-in-the-middle attacks that compromise software and firmware. Trust Anchor capabilities include:

  • Image signing
  • Secure Boot
  • Cisco Trust Anchor module

Cisco DNA support

Pairing the Cisco Catalyst 9130AX Series Access Points with Cisco DNA allows for a total network transformation. Cisco DNA allows you to truly understand your network with real-time analytics, quickly detect and contain security threats, and easily provide networkwide consistency through automation and virtualization. The 9130AX Series supports Software-Defined Access (SD-Access), Cisco’s leading enterprise architecture.

Working together, the Cisco Catalyst 9130AX Series and Cisco DNA offer such features as:

  • Cisco DNA Spaces
  • Cisco Identity Services Engine
  • Cisco DNA Analytics and Assurance

Product Specifications:

Item Specification
Part numbers

Cisco Catalyst 9130AXI Access Point: Indoor environments, with internal antennas

  • C9130AXI-x: Cisco Catalyst 9130AX Series

Cisco Catalyst 9130AXE Access Point: Challenging indoor environments, with external antennas

  • C9130AXE-x: Cisco Catalyst 9130AX Series

Regulatory domains: (x = regulatory domain)
Customers are responsible for verifying approval for use in their individual countries. To verify approval and to identify the regulatory domain that corresponds to a particular country, visit https://www.cisco.com/go/aironet/compliance.
Not all regulatory domains have been approved. As they are approved, the part numbers will be available on the Global Price List.

Software

Catalyst 9130 AXI

  • Cisco Unified Wireless Network Software Release 8.10.x or later
  • Cisco IOS XE Software Release 16.12.1 with AP Device Pack, or later

Catalyst 9130AXW

  • Cisco Unified Wireless Network Software Release 8.10 MR1 or later
  • Cisco IOS XE Software Release 17.1.1 or later
Supported wireless LAN controllers
  • Cisco Catalyst 9800 Series Wireless Controllers
  • Cisco 3500, 5520, and 8540 Series Wireless Controllers and Cisco Virtual Wireless Controller
802.11n version 2.0 (and related) capabilities
  • 4x4 MIMO with four spatial streams
  • Maximal Ratio Combining (MRC)
  • 802.11n and 802.11a/g
  • 20- and 40-MHz channels
  • PHY data rates up to 1.5 Gbps (40 MHz with 5 GHz and 20 MHz with 2.4 GHz)
  • Packet aggregation: Aggregate MAC Protocol Data Unit (A-MPDU) (transmit and receive), Aggregate MAC Service Data Unit (A-MSDU) (transmit and receive)
  • 802.11 Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS)
  • Cyclic Shift Diversity (CSD) support
802.11ac
  • 8x8 downlink MU-MIMO with eight spatial streams
  • MRC
  • 802.11ac beamforming
  • 20-, 40-, 80-, and 160- MHz channels
  • PHY data rates up to 3.4 Gbps (8x8 80 MHz or Dual 4x4 80+80 MHz on 5GHz)
  • Packet aggregation: A-MPDU (transmit and receive), A-MSDU (transmit and receive)
  • 802.11 DFS
  • CSD support
  • WPA3 support
802.11ax
  • 8x8 downlink MU-MIMO with eight spatial streams
  • Uplink/downlink OFDMA
  • TWT
  • BSS coloring
  • MRC
  • 802.11ax beamforming
  • 20-, 40-, 80-, and 160-MHz channels
  • PHY data rates up to 5.38 Gbps (8x8 80 MHz or Dual 4x4 80+80 MHz on 5GHz and 4x4 20 MHz on 2.4)
  • Packet aggregation: A-MPDU (transmit and receive), A-MSDU (transmit and receive)
  • 802.11 DFS
  • CSD support
  • WPA3 support
Integrated antenna
  • 2.4 GHz: Peak gain 4 dBi, internal antenna, omnidirectional in azimuth
  • 5 GHz: Peak gain 6 dBi, internal antenna, omnidirectional in azimuth
External antenna with smart antenna connector
  • The Cisco Catalyst 9130AXE Access Point is certified for use with antenna gains up to 13 dBi (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz)
  • Cisco offers the industry's broadest selection of antennas, delivering optimal coverage for a variety of deployment scenarios
  • Supports Self-Identifiable Antennas (SIA) on the smart antenna connector
  • Smart antenna connector is a compact multi-RF connector with 8-DART interface
  • Requires the AIR-CAB002-D8-R= 2 ft smart antenna connector when used with antennas with a RP-TNC connector
  • Requires the AIR-CAB003-D8-N= 3 ft smart antenna connector when used with AIR-ANT2513P4M-N= antenna
Interfaces
  • 1x 100, 1000, 2500, 5000 Multigigabit Ethernet (RJ-45) – IEEE 802.3az
  • Management console port (RJ-45)
  • USB 2.0 at 4.5W (enabled via future software)
Indicators Status LED indicates boot loader status, association status, operating status, boot loader warnings, and boot loader errors
Dimensions (W x L x H)
  • C9130AXI: 8.9 x 8.9 x 1.88 in. (22.6 x 22.6 x 4.8 cm)
  • C9130AXE: 9.17 x 9.17 x 1.58 in. (23.3 x 23.3 x 4.0 cm)
Weight
  • C9130AXI: 3.2 lb. (1.45 kg)
  • C9130AXE: 3.78 lb. (1.71 kg)
Input power requirements
  • 802.3at Power over Ethernet Plus (PoE+), 802.3bt Cisco Universal PoE (Cisco UPOE)
  • Cisco power injector, AIR-PWRINJ6=
  • 802.3af PoE
  • Cisco power injector, AIR-PWRINJ5= (Note: This injector supports only 802.3af)
Environmental Catalyst 9130AXI
  • Nonoperating (storage) temperature: -22° to 158°F (-30° to 70°C)
  • Nonoperating (storage) altitude test: 25˚C, 15,000 ft. (4600 m)
  • Operating temperature: 32° to 122°F (0° to 50°C)
  • Operating humidity: 10% to 90% (noncondensing)
  • Operating altitude test: 40˚C, 9843 ft. (3000 m)
Note: When the ambient operating temperature exceeds 40°C, the access point will shift from 8x8 to 4x4 on the 5 GHz radio, uplink Ethernet will downgrade to 1 Gigabit Ethernet; however, the USB interface will remain enabled.

Catalyst 9130AXE
  • Nonoperating (storage) temperature: -22° to 158°F (-30° to 70°C)
  • Nonoperating (storage) altitude test: 25˚C, 15,000 ft. (4600 m)
  • Operating temperature: -4° to 122°F (-20° to 50°C)
  • Operating humidity: 10% to 90% (noncondensing)
  • Operating altitude test: 40˚C, 9843 ft. (3000 m)
System memory
  • 2048 MB DRAM
  • 1024 MB flash
Available transmit power settings (Max/Min)
  • 2.4 GHz
    • 23 dBm (200 mW)
    • -4 dBm (0.39 mW)
  • 5 GHz
    • 26 dBm (400 mW)
    • -1 dBm (0.79 mW)
Regulatory domains Note: Customers are responsible for verifying approval for use in their individual countries. To verify approval and to identify the regulatory domain that corresponds to a particular country, visit https://www.cisco.com/go/aironet/compliance.
Warranty Limited lifetime hardware warranty
Compliance
  • Safety:
    • IEC 60950-1
    • EN 60950-1
    • UL 60950-1
    • CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1
    • AS/NZS60950.1
    • UL 2043
    • Class III equipment
  • Emissions:
    • CISPR 32 (rev. 2015)
    • EN 55032 (rev. 2012/AC:2013)
    • EN 55032 (rev. 2015)
    • EN61000-3-2 (rev. 2014)
    • EN61000-3-3 (rev. 2013)
    • KN61000-3-2
    • KN61000-3-3
    • AS/NZS CISPR 32 Class B (rev. 2015)
    • 47 CFR FCC Part 15B
    • ICES-003 (rev. 2016 Issue 6, Class B)
    • VCCI-CISPR 32
    • CNS (rev. 13438)
    • KN-32
  • Immunity:
    • CISPR 24 (rev. 2010)
    • EN 55024 + AMD 1 (rev. 2010)
    • EN 55035: 2017
    • KN35
  • Emissions and immunity:
    • EN 301 489-1 (v2.1.1 2017-02)
    • EN 301 489-17 (v3.1.1 2017-02)
    • QCVN (18:2014)
    • QCVN 112:2017/BTTTT
    • KN 489-1
    • KN 489-17
    • EN 60601-1-2:2015
    • EN 61000-6-1: 2007
  • Radio:
    • EN 300 328 (v2.1.1)
    • EN 301 893 (v2.1.1)
    • AS/NZS 4268 (rev. 2017)
    • 47 CFR FCC Part 15C, 15.247, 15.407
    • RSP-100
    • RSS-GEN
    • RSS-247
    • China regulations SRRC
    • LP0002 (rev 2018.1.10)
    • Japan Std. 33a, Std. 66, and Std. 71
  • RF safety:
    • EN 50385 (rev. Aug 2002)
    • ARPANSA
    • AS/NZS 2772 (rev. 2016)
    • EN 62209-1 (rev. 2016)
    • EN 62209-2 (rev. 2010)
    • 47 CFR Part 1.1310 and 2.1091
    • RSS-102
  • IEEE standards:
    • IEEE 802.3
    • IEEE 802.3ab
    • IEEE 802.3af/at
    • IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax
    • IEEE 802.11h, 802.11d
  • Security:
    • 802.11i, Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 (WPA2), WPA3
    • 802.1X
    • Advanced Encryption Standard (AES)
  • Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) types:
    • EAP-Transport Layer Security (TLS)
    • EAP-Tunneled TLS (TTLS) or Microsoft Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol (MSCHAP) v2
    • Protected EAP (PEAP) v0 or EAP-MSCHAP v2
    • EAP-Flexible Authentication via Secure Tunneling (EAP-FAST)
    • PEAP v1 or EAP-Generic Token Card (GTC)
    • EAP-Subscriber Identity Module (SIM)

Transmit Power and Receive Sensitivity:


  5 GHz Primary Radio 2.4 GHz Secondary Radio 2.4 GHz Radio
  Spatial streams Number of active antennas Total TX power (dBm) RX sensitivity (dBm) Total TX power (dBm) RX sensitivity (dBm) Total TX power (dBm) RX sensitivity (dBm)
802.11/11b
1 Mbps 1 4 - - - - 23 -104
11 Mbps 1 4 - - - - 23 -96
802.11a/g
6 Mbps 1 4 23 -100 23 -99 23 -98
24 Mbps 1 4 22 -92 22 -92 22 -91
54 Mbps 1 4 21 -84 21 -83 20 -82
802.11n HT20
MCS0 1 4 23 -99 23 -99 23 -98
MCS31 4 4 20 -77 20 -77 20 -75
802.11n HT40
MCS0 1 4 23 -96 23 -96 - -
MCS31 4 4 20 -75 20 -75 - -
802.11ac VHT20
MCS0 1 4 23 -100 23 -99 - -
MCS9 4 4 - - - - - -
MCS0 1 8 26 -102 - - - -
MCS8 8 8 23 -73 - - - -
MCS9 8 8 - - - - - -
802.11ac VHT40
MCS0 1 4 23 -96 23 -96 - -
MCS9 4 4 19 -69 19 -69 - -
MCS0 1 8 26 -99 - - - -
MCS9 8 8 22 -69 - - - -
802.11ac VHT80
MCS0 1 4 23 -93 23 -93 - -
MCS9 4 4 19 -65 19 -64 - -
MCS0 1 8 26 -95 - - - -
MCS9 8 8 22 -65 - - - -
802.11ac VHT160
MCS0 1 4 26 -89 - - - -
MCS9 4 4 21 -61 - - - -
802.11ax HE20
MCS0 1 4 23 -99 23 -99 23 -98
MCS11 4 4 18 -66 18 -66 17 -65
MCS0 1 8 26 -102 - - - -
MCS11 8 8 21 -65 - - - -
802.11ax HE40
MCS0 1 4 23 -96 23 -96 - -
MCS11 4 4 18 -63 18 -62 - -
MCS0 1 8 26 -99 - - - -
MCS11 8 8 21 -63 - - - -
802.11ax HE80
MCS0 1 4 23 -93 23 -93    
MCS11 4 4 17 -59 17 -59    
MCS0 1 8 26 -96 - -    
MCS11 8 8 20 -59 - -    
802.11ax HE80
MCS0 1 4 26 -88 - -    
MCS11 4 4 19 -56 - -    

Antenna Pattern:

Licensing and Software Packaging:

The Cisco Catalyst 9100 Series requires mandatory Smart Licensing. This provides ease of use for Cisco DNA license management, consumption, and tracking. The Cisco Catalyst 9100 Series uses packaging that includes vastly simplified base network packages (Network Essentials and Network Advantage) and term-based software packages (Cisco DNA Essentials, Cisco DNA Advantage) as add-ons. The Cisco DNA packages, in addition to on-box capabilities, also unlock additional functionality in Cisco DNA Center, enabling controller-based software-defined automation and assurance in your network.

The Cisco Catalyst 9100 Series can support 3 types of Cisco DNA license: Cisco DNA Essentials, Cisco DNA Advantage and Cisco DNA Premier. The Cisco DNA licenses provide Cisco innovations on the AP. The Cisco DNA license also includes the Network Essentials and Network Advantage licensing options which cover wireless fundamentals such as 802.1x authentication, QoS, PnP etc, telemetry and visibility, SSO, as well as security controls. These Network essentials and Network advantage components are perpetual and is valid till the life of the AP. Cisco DNA subscription licenses have to be purchased for a 3-, 5-, or 7-year subscription term. However, upon expiry of Cisco DNA license, Cisco DNA features will expire, whereas network essentials and network advantage features will remain.

Documentation:

Download the Cisco Catalyst 9130AX Series Access Points Data Sheet (PDF).

Pricing Notes:

Cisco Products
Cisco Catalyst 9130 Series
Cisco Catalyst 9130AX 802.11ax 5.38 Gbit/s Wireless Access Point with Internal Antennas
#C9130AXI-B
List Price: $2,271.30
Our Price: $1,518.41
Cisco Catalyst 9130AXE 802.11ax 10 Gbit/s Wireless Access Point with External Antennas
#C9130AXE-B
List Price: $2,371.80
Our Price: $1,585.45
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