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The Cisco WiSM is a member of the Cisco Wireless LAN Controller family. It works in conjunction with Cisco Aironet® access points, the Cisco Wireless Control System (WCS) and the Cisco Wireless Location Appliance to support mission-critical wireless data, voice, and video applications. It provides real-time communication between access points and other WLAN controllers to deliver a secure, end-to-end wireless solution.
The Cisco WiSM smoothly integrates into existing Cisco Catalyst® 6500 Series and Cisco 7600 Series networks. It communicates using the emerging Lightweight Access Point Protocol (LWAPP) standard to establish secure connectivity between access points and modules across Layer 3 networks. This protocol enables the automation of important WLAN configuration and management functions for cost-effective operations. With this integrated approach to large-scale wireless networking, customers can realize significant total cost of ownership benefits by streamlining support costs and reducing planned and unplanned network downtime.
Because the Cisco WiSM supports 802.11a/b/g and the IEEE 802.11n draft 2.0 standards, organizations can deploy the solution that best meets their individual requirements. Organizations can offer robust coverage with 802.11 a/b/g or deliver greater performance with five times the throughput and unprecedented reliability using 802.11n as part of an enterprise or service provider wireless solution.
The Cisco WiSM scales to deliver secure wireless access, with clustering capabilities of up to 7200 access points per roaming domain. It scales to 300 access points per module with support for 10,000+ wireless client devices. For even greater scalability, the Cisco WiSM can be deployed in conjunction with other Cisco wireless LAN controllers.