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Wireless AP3912

Wall-Plate 802.11ac Wave 2 Access Point

Enterprise grade, high performance, Easy Installation

  • Unique flow-based architecture extends security to wireless/wired services
  • Cost-effective design, reuses existing wired and power infrastructure
  • Internet of Things (IoT) ready with integrated BLE/802.15.4 radio
  • Flexible connectivity options

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The AP3912 is a feature rich 802.11ac Wave 2 and 802.11abgn indoor access point that delivers enterprise-grade performance and security for small service areas such as residence halls, patient rooms, or hotel rooms. Although simple to install, the AP3912 offers a range of connectivity options including wired LAN, 2.4/5G WiFi, and wired pass-through and comes future proof with an integrated BLE/802.15.4 radio for connectivity to Internet of Things (IoT) sensors and devices.

The energy efficient AP3912 uses 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE) in normal operating mode. For deployments that require powering a wired device upstream such as an IPTV or VOIP phone, the AP3912 can optionally provide 802.3af power to a wired device when powered via 802.3at PoE+ by a downstream switch.

The AP3912 is built using the latest Wi-Fi technology, including 802.11ac Wave 2, dynamic radio management, spectrum analysis with interference classification, beamforming, multi-user MIMO, self-forming and self-healing meshing, security, role-based authentication, authorization, and access control. The 2×2:2 platform is capable of delivering up to 1.2 Gbps over-the-air performance and up to 50,000 packets per second on the wire port.

High performance enterprise class AP
Number of Wi-Fi radios2
MIMO implementation for high performance 11ac & 11n throughputs2x2
Number of spatial streams2
Number of simultaneous users (MU-MIMO)2
Maximum Throughput 2.4GHz Radio300 Mbps
Maximum Throughput 5GHz Radio866 Gbps
Maximum Throughput per AP1.166 Gbps
RFC2285 Wire/Wireless Forwarding Rate50,000 pps
Number of SSIDs supported per radio/total8/16
Simultaneous users per radio/total240/480 Per AP
Simultaneous Voice calls (802.11b, G711, R>80)30 or less
Mode of operationSemi-autonomous
Plug and play operation/Zero touch deployment
Security and StandardsWPA, WPA2 (AES), 802.11i, 802.1x, IPSec, IKEv2, PKCS #10, X509 DER / PKCS #12, SSL
Internet of Things (IoT) RadioDual mode selectable (2.4 GHz with Co-Existence):
Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) 4.1

Single and Dual mode operation
(Classic and Low Power Profiles 802.15.4 -2011)

Business Alignment

  • Extends secure connectivity to Internet of Things (IoT) sensors for Smart Buildings while reducing risks from weak or insecure sensors
  • Enforces role-based grouping of users, devices, and applications to deliver priority, QoS, and security in accordance with business needs for both wired and wireless devices
  • Support for demanding voice/video/data applications to enhance mobile worker productivity and convenience
  • Seamless roaming across an entire multi- subnet campus without the need for cumbersome client software
  • Integrated management, security, and QoS features reduce operating cost and ensure a consistent user experience regardless of location

Operational Efficiency

  • Reuses existing cabling and Power over Ethernet (PoE) infrastructure, reducing costs while improving service
  • Centralized visibility and control accelerates problem resolution, optimize network utilization, and automate management
  • Adaptive architecture reduces complexity and optimizes information ow for each application
  • Dynamic Radio Management when used for planning and monitoring ensures optimal spectrum coverage resulting in the best end- user quality of experience
  • Flexible Client Access optimizes throughput for 802.11ac/n clients in today’s mixed ac, n, and a/b/g client environments

Flexible Management Options

  • On premise, with hardware or virtual ExtremeWireless Appliance
  • ExtremeCloudTM Cloud-Managed Networking Platform (future)
Multiple Operating Modes
Intelligent thin AP Encryption, Security, QoS and RF management done on AP
Distributed and centralized data paths within same SSID
Application based distributed and centralized data paths within same user/ device session
Simultaneous RF monitoring and client services
BYOD/device fingerprinting visibility
Application/Layer 7 visibility and control
In-channel WIDS
In-channel WIPS
Dedicated multi-channel WIDS (Guardian mode)
Dedicated multi-channel WIPS (Guardian mode)
Dedicated multi-channel RF spectrum analysis and fingerprinting
Locates devices and threats via RF triangulation
Self-forming and self-healing meshing
Remote access point
Hardware-based, end-to-end data and control plane encryption
Private and public cloud deployments
Policy Enforcement for Wired Clients (L2-L7 Access Control, QoS, Rate Limiting, and VLAN Containment)
Hybrid Operation
Security scanning and serve clients on same radio
Security scanning and spectrum analysis on same radio
Spectrum analysis and serve clients on same radio
Multi-channel dedicated security scanning and spectrum analysis
Simultaneous Users (MU-MIMO)
Max Antenna Gain (Integrated Antenna)
Radio 1 (5GHz)6 dBi
Radio 2 (2.4GHz)4 dBi
Adaptive Radio Management
Dynamic Channel Control802.11h: DFS & TPC support (ETSI)
Efficient use of the spectrum with a multi-channel architecture
Automatic transmit power and channel control
Self-healing with coverage gap detection
Band steering with multiple steering modes
Spectrum load balancing of clients
Airtime fairness
Performance protection in congested RF environments
Fast Transition Roaming (802.11k)
Mitigates co-channel interference with coordinated access
Mitigates adjacent channel interference with optimized receive sensitivity
Efficient reuse of channels at shorter intervals
Mitigates non 802.11 interference without dedicated radios
Probe Suppression and client link monitoring
Management Frame Protection (802.11w)
Automatic discovery of networks by pre-authenticated devices (802.11u)
Quality of Service
Quality of Service (WMM, 802.11e)
Power Save (U-APSD)
Fast secure roaming and handover between APs (802.11r)
Pre-Authentication (Pre-Auth)
Opportunistic Key Caching (OKC)
Bonjour/LLMNR/UPnP identification, containment and control
Supports voice, video and data using the same SSID
Prioritizes voice over data for both tagged and untagged traffic
Rate limiting (rule and user-based)
Rule and role based QoS processing
Multicast Rate Control
Multicast to unicast Conversion
Adaptable rate multicast
Power save mode optimization for multicast
Wireless Services
Media Access ProtocolCSMA/CA with ACK
Data Rates802.11a: 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54 Mbps
802.11b: 1, 2, 5.5, 11 Mbps
802.11g: 1, 2, 5.5, 6, 9, 11, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54 Mbps
802.11 02.11n Performance Table below 802.11ac: See 802.11ac Performance Table below
Receiver Sensitivity 802.11a:
• -92DdBm @ 6Mbps
• -77DdBm @ 54Mbps
• -91DdBm @ 6Mbps
• -78DdBm @ 54Mbps
802.11n: See 802.11n Receiver Sensitivity Table below 802.11ac: See 802.11ac Receiver Sensitivity Table below
Frequency Bands802.11ac/a/n:
• • • •
5.15 to 5.25 GHz (FCC/IC/ETSI) 5.25 to 5.35 GHz (FCC/IC/ETSI)* 5.47 to 5.725 GHz (FCC/IC/ETSI)* 5.725 to 5.850 GHz (FCC/IC)
• 2.400 to 2.4720 GHz (FCC/IC)
• 2.400 to 2.4835 GHz (ETSI)
*FCC/IC DFS certification in progress
Wireless Modulation802.11ac: BPSK, QPSK, 16QAM, 64QAM, 256QAM with OFDM
802.11ac Packet aggregation: A-MPDU, A-MSDU 802.11ac Very High- Throughput (VHT): VHT20/40/80
802.11ac Advanced Features: LDPC, STBC, Maximum Likelihood (ML) Detection 802.11n: BPSK, QPSK, 16QAM, 64QAM with OFDM
802.11n High-throughput (HT) support: HT 20/40 802.11n Packet aggregation: A-MPDU, A- MSDU 802.11n Advanced Features: LDPC, STBC and TxBF
802.11a: BPSK, QPSK, 16QAM, 64QAM with OFDM 802.11g: DSSS and OFDM
802.11b: DSSS
BLE: GFSK 802.15.4: O-QPSK
Uplink (Backplate)1x 10/100/1000 Mbps autosense Ethernet port
1 x 10/100/1000 Mbps Pass-through port
Client Ports3 x 10/100/1000 Mbps autosense Ethernet ports

Port 1 is PSE – Provides 802.3af PoE/ Requires 802.3at power source

1 x 10/100/1000 Mbps Pass-through port (connectivity provided by backend switch)
Integrated Wall Mounting
Single/Dual Gang (Junction) box installation
Temperature 0° C to +40 ° C (+32° F to +104° F)
Humidity 0%-95% (noncondensing)

Temperature -50° C to +70° C (-58° F to +158° F)

Temperature -50° C to +70° C (-58° F to +158° F)
Wireless And EMC
ComplianceFCC CFR 47 Part 15, Class B
ICES-003 Class B
FCC Subpart C 15.247
FCC Subpart E 15.407
EN 301 893
EN 300 328
EN3014891&17 EN50385
EN 55022 (CISPR 22)
EN 60601-1-2
AS/NZS4268 + CISPR22
SafetyIEC 60950-1
EN 60950-1
UL 60950-1
CSA 22.2 No.60950-1-03
AS/NZS 60950.1