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Cisco 8500 Series Wireless Controller

Mfg Part #: AIR-CT8510-1K-K9

Cisco 8500 Series Wireless Controller

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Our Price$113,666.26
ConditionNew and Factory Sealed
Out of Stock as of 2:47am 3/29/2014

The Cisco 8500 series controller provides centralized control, management, and troubleshooting for high-scale deployments in service provider and large campus deployments. The 8500 series provides flexibility to support multiple architectures in the same controller - centralized controller switched for campus, Cisco FlexConnect for lean branches managed over the WAN as well as mesh support for deployments where full Ethernet cabling is unavailable.

Cisco 8500 series controllers automate wireless configuration and management functions and allow network managers to have the visibility and control needed to cost-effectively manage, secure, and optimize the performance of their branch networks. As a component of the Cisco Unified Wireless Network, this controller provides real-time communications between Cisco Aironet access points, the Cisco Prime infrastructure, and the Cisco Mobility Services Engine, and is interoperable with other Cisco controllers. The Cisco 8500 series controller has integrated Cisco CleanAir technology, providing the industry's only self-healing and self-optimizing wireless network for branches.

Product Highlights
  • Provides both real-time and historical information about RF interference impacting network performance across controllers
  • Centralized control, management, and client troubleshooting
  • Seamless client access in the event of a WAN link failure (local data switching)
  • Indoor and outdoor mesh access point support
  • Efficient access point upgrade that optimizes the WAN link utilization for downloading access point images
  • Rogue detection for Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance
  • Network-based mobility management with Proxy Mobile IPv6 Mobility Access Gateway (MAG) support for integration with cellular data networks
  • Comprehensive end-to-end security
  • Access points continue to provide seamless services when a controller fails
  • SSID high availability with sub second access point failover from primary to standby controller
  • Redundant power supply helps to ensure maximum availability
  • Allows access points to dynamically establish wireless connections without the need for a physical connection to the wired network
  • Integrates Cisco VideoStream technology as part of the medianet framework to optimize the delivery of video applications across the WLAN
  • Secure, reliable wireless connectivity and consistent end-user experience
  • Increased network availability through proactive blocking of known threats
  • Equips administrators for IPv6 planning, troubleshooting, and client traceability

In The Box
  • Cisco 8500 Series Wireless Controller
  • Rack mounting kit

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General Specifications

Manufacturer Part #AIR-CT8510-1K-K9
Manufacturer UPC #0882658529696
Cost Central Item #11806614
Product DescriptionCisco 8500 Series Wireless Controller - Network management device - 1000 MAPs (managed access points) - 10 GigE - 1U - rack-mountable
Device TypeNetwork management device
License Qty1000 MAPs (managed access points)
Form FactorRack-mountable - 1U
Data Link Protocol10 Gigabit Ethernet
CapacityManageable access points : 1000
Virtual interfaces (VLANs) : 4096
PowerAC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )
Power RedundancyYes
Approximate Dimensions (WxDxH)17.3 in x 30.4 in x 1.7 in
Approximate Weight35.1 lbs
Manufacturer Warranty90 days warranty

Extended Specifications

Device TypeNetwork management device
Height (Rack Units)1U
Approximate Width17.3 in
Approximate Depth30.4 in
Approximate Height1.7 in
Approximate Weight35.1 lbs
Form FactorRack-mountable
Connectivity TechnologyWired
Data Link Protocol10 Gigabit Ethernet
Network / Transport ProtocolTCP/IP, UDP/IP, ICMP/IP, IPSec, ARP, BOOTP, DHCP
Remote Management ProtocolSNMP 1, RMON, Telnet, SNMP 3, SNMP 2c, HTTP, HTTPS, TFTP, SSH
CapacityManageable access points : 1000
Virtual interfaces (VLANs) : 4096
Status IndicatorsLink activity, power, system, HDD activity
FeaturesVLAN support, Syslog support, IPv6 support, SNTP support, Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMM) support, RADIUS support, CleanAir technology, CAPWAP support
Encryption AlgorithmTriple DES, RC4, MD5, AES, IKE, SSL, TLS 1.0, TKIP, WPA, WPA2, PKI, AES-CCMP, AES-CCM, AES-CBC, DTLS, TLS 1.1
Authentication MethodRADIUS, Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP)
Compliant StandardsIEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.1Q, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11d, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.1x, Wi-Fi CERTIFIED, IEEE 802.11h, IEEE 802.11e, IEEE 802.11n
Expansion / Connectivity
Expansion Bays2 (total) / 2 (free) x hot-swap - 2.5"
Interfaces1 x serial - DB-9
2 x
1 x 1000Base-T (management) - RJ-45
4 x USB - Type A
1 x 100Base-TX (management)
2 x
Rack Mounting KitIncluded
Compliant StandardsVCCI, EN 60950, EN55022, ICES-003, EN55024, UL 60950-1, FCC Part 15.107, FCC Part 15.109, HMAC, EMI
Power DeviceInternal power supply - hot-plug
Installed Qty2
Max Supported Qty2
Power RedundancyYes
Voltage RequiredAC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )
Manufacturer Warranty
Service & Support90 days warranty
Service & Support DetailsLimited warranty - advance parts replacement - 90 days - response time: 10 days
Environmental Parameters
Min Operating Temperature50 °F
Max Operating Temperature95 °F
Humidity Range Operating20 - 80%

Available Accessories & Related Products

Computer Systems - Accessories
DescriptionMfg Part #StockPrice 
Cisco Additive Capacity Upgrade LicenseCisco Additive Capacity Upgrade License
License ( license (electronic delivery) ) - 100 access points - for Cisco 8500
L-LIC-CT8500-100A No $11,365.48
Cisco Additive Capacity Upgrade LicenseCisco Additive Capacity Upgrade License
License - 1000 access points - for Cisco 8500
LIC-CT8500-1000A No $113,654.74

Service and Support - Networking
DescriptionMfg Part #StockPrice 
Cisco SMARTnet - Extended service agreementCisco SMARTnet - Extended service agreement
Extended service agreement - replacement - 8x5 - NBD - for P/N: AIR-CT8510-1K-K9
CON-SNT-AIRCT85Z No $22,750.00
Cisco SMARTnet EnhancedCisco SMARTnet Enhanced
Extended service agreement - replacement - 8x5 - 4 h - for P/N: AIR-CT8510-1K-K9
CON-SNTE-AIRCT85Z No $32,988.00
Cisco SMARTnet PremiumCisco SMARTnet Premium
Extended service agreement - replacement - 24x7 - 4 h - for P/N: AIR-CT8510-1K-K9
CON-SNTP-AIRCT85Z No $36,400.00

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