Cisco unveils new innovations

Cisco has unveiled new wireless networking and access innovations that aim to make it easier for organisations to support hybrid working.

These company showcased the Catalyst 9136 (pictured above, right) and Meraki MR57. These are two new Cisco Wi-Fi 6E products from Catalyst and Meraki that expand capacity to exceed gigabit performance. In addition, Cisco demonstrated new Catalyst 9000X switches (pictured above, left), which provide the speed, bandwidth capacity, and scale needed to support 100G/400G network access for transitions to hybrid.

At a press event, which was held virtually yesterday, the company explained how these new products will enable partners to deliver improved user experiences, smart and sustainable workplaces, and secure IoT deployments for their customers.

Todd Nightingale, executive vice president and general manager, enterprise networking and cloud, Cisco, said, “Hybrid work doesn’t work without the network. The capabilities of the network empower the capabilities of the workforce. The more performance, agility, and flexibility built into networks, the stronger the workforce.

“Our new wireless networking solutions together with the new Catalyst switches powered by Silicon One enable hybrid work productivity and agility by connecting everyone and everything from everywhere.”

Cisco also demonstrated the Cisco Private 5G managed service offering, which offers a wireless experience that is simple to start, intuitive to operate, and trusted for digital transitions to hybrid work and IoT.

The company has also introduced Cisco Silicon One to the Catalyst switching portfolio. Cisco Silicon One was originally deployed in web scale and service provider networks; its capabilities and programming flexibility continue to support networking innovation across enterprise networks. The new Catalyst 9500X and 9600X Series switches use the Cisco Silicon One Q200.