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Cisco Wireless Control System (WCS) is the industry's leading platform for next-generation wireless LAN planning, configuration, management, and mobility services. It provides a powerful foundation that allows IT managers to design, control, and monitor 802.11a/b/g/n enterprise wireless networks from a centralized location, simplifying operations and reducing total cost of ownership. Cisco WCS is a component of the Cisco Unified Wireless Network and supports the Cisco Motion vision.
With Cisco WCS, network administrators have a single solution for RF prediction, policy provisioning, network optimization, troubleshooting, device tracking, security monitoring, and wireless LAN systems management. Robust graphical interfaces make wireless LAN deployment and operations simple and cost-effective. Detailed trending and analysis reports make Cisco WCS vital to ongoing network operations. High availability helps maximize the uptime for services delivery and improve operational efficiency.
Cisco WCS runs on a server platform with an embedded database. This provides the scalability necessary to manage hundreds of Cisco wireless LAN controllers, which in turn can manage thousands of Cisco Aironet lightweight access points including the next-generation 1250 Series access points. Cisco wireless LAN controllers can be located on the same LAN as Cisco WCS, on separate routed subnets, or across a wide-area connection. All Cisco wireless LAN controller models can be managed by Cisco WCS including enterprise-class stand-alone wireless LAN controllers such as the 4400 and 2100 Series as well as the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Wireless Services Module (WiSM), the Cisco Catalyst 3750G Integrated Wireless LAN Controller, and the Cisco Wireless LAN Controller Module (WLCM and WLCM-E) for Integrated Services Routers.
Cisco WCS Plus license for mobility services enablement and high availability for 500 access points, Windows/Linux.