‘Tis the season, so they say. We can think of no better way to end this amazing year and ring in 2017 than by introducing some exciting new Cisco Meraki products. Today we’re thrilled to announce a significant refresh of our access switching portfolio and two sleek, new access points.
We will be posting additional information here on our blog throughout this week detailing each of these new products — so stay tuned! — but the full lineup in this latest launch includes:
- MR30H: a new wall plate access point with integrated switch ports designed specifically for hospitality and certain multi-dwelling use cases, like university dorms
- MR33: an 802.11ac Wave 2 access point that is half the size of an MR32
- MS225 & MS250: A new generation of Meraki stackable access switches with 10G SFP+ uplinks and field-replaceable power options
Why a wall plate access point? We’re glad you asked. The MR30H’s form factor — which sports four integrated gigabit switch ports — has been a heavily-requested wish, particularly from the hospitality industry. Wall plates are perfect for use cases where aesthetics matter and extra ports are needed to service IP-enabled devices like VoIP phones or IPTVs in the immediate vicinity of the AP.
The new Cisco Meraki MR30H wall plate access point.
The MR30H is built on a 2×2:2 802.11ac Wave 2 architecture, so can take advantage of Multi-User MIMO to simultaneously service two client devices. This makes the AP more efficient than an Wave 1 AP with equivalent specs.
The MR33 is an 802.11ac Wave 2 update for those who want robust wireless but don’t need support for high density scenarios. Like the MR30H, the MR33 is a 2×2:2 802.11ac Wave 2 access point, and it is one of the smallest we manufacture (the MR30H is smaller).
The new Cisco Meraki MR33 wireless access point.
We are also announcing a major update to our access switching portfolio, with the addition of stacking and 10G SFP+ uplinks on all new models – at the same price point.
The new Meraki MS250 switches.
The MS225 and MS250 are both designed for branch & campus deployments while the MS250 offers field replaceable power supplies and Layer 3 features.
As we mentioned earlier, we’ll be posting more details about these products throughout the week. We also encourage you to join us next week for one of our customer product launch webinars (here, here, or here)! While you wait to attend these awesome webinars, please check out our hospitality page, or our MR30H, MR33, or MS225 product pages.