Cisco Advances Unified Access Vision with New ASICS, Catalyst and Wireless Controller

In the world of BYOD, it’s important to have common policies across all types of access.

That’s the world that Cisco is aiming to enable with its growing suite of unified access solution, converging the capabilities and policies of both wired and wireless networking technologies. That portfolio is advancing this week with a number of new technologies including a new Catalyst switch.

The Catalyst 3850 includes two of the new UADP ASICs to power both wired Cisco 3850 and wireless traffic. The 3850 can be configured with to 48 ports and multiple boxes can be stacked to deliver up to 480 Gbps of stacking bandwidth. The switch also support the PowerOverEthernet Plus (PoE+) 802.3at standard, enabling up to 30w of power transfer per port.

On the wireless controller side, the Catalyst 3850 series can support up to 50 wireless access points and 2000 wireless clients on each switch.

Read the full story at EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet:
Cisco Brings Unified Access to Catalyst Switching

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at, the news service of the IT Business Edge Network, the network for technology professionals Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist.

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