Making the switch

Cisco targets hospitality and education with new switches. Hospitality and education are two of the more important markets for companies that make Ethernet switches and routers, and in both of these environments the quality of the network is often judged by how well mobile devices perform.

Cisco Meraki updates switches and access points

Cisco, which bought Meraki four years ago in order to double down on Wi-Fi in the enterprise, is upgrading both its switching and wireless access point portfolios this month. The company is set to introduce a wall plate access point with integrated switch ports designed specifically for hospitality and certain multidwelling use cases, like university dorms. Cisco also plans to add stacking and 10-gigabit small form factor pluggable uplinks to all its new access switches, but will keep price points at current levels.